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Ash is great for players looking for a more stealthy approach to combat. Lethal abilities are complemented by powers of distraction.

This is Ash, lethal and elusive.

Ash can remain unseen, but his effects on the battlefield can be felt by all. Keep an eye out, Tenno.

Release Date: October 25th, 2012

Ash is a fast, maneuverable Warframe that possesses a high degree of survivability in the field. Fleet movement complements deadly tools of assassination, making Ash a perfect balance between killing potency and stealth.

Acquisition[]

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Ash's main blueprint can be purchased from the Market. Ash's component blueprints are obtained from Venus Proxima (Systems), Neptune Proxima (Neuroptics), and Pluto Proxima (Chassis) Survival, Defense, Exterminate, and Volatile missions.
Item Source Chance Expected Nearly Guaranteed
Helmet Neuroptics Blueprint Neptune Proxima Defense / A 13.33% ~ 7 A Rotations 48 ± 16 A Rotations
Helmet Neuroptics Blueprint Neptune Proxima Survival / A 13.33% ~ 7 A Rotations 48 ± 16 A Rotations
Helmet Neuroptics Blueprint Neptune Proxima Volatile 4.82% ~ 20 A Rotations 139 ± 46 A Rotations
Helmet Neuroptics Blueprint Neptune Proxima Exterminate 4.82% ~ 20 A Rotations 139 ± 46 A Rotations
Chassis Chassis Blueprint Pluto Proxima Defense / A 13.33% ~ 7 A Rotations 48 ± 16 A Rotations
Chassis Chassis Blueprint Pluto Proxima Volatile 4.82% ~ 20 A Rotations 139 ± 46 A Rotations
Chassis Chassis Blueprint Pluto Proxima Survival / A 13.33% ~ 7 A Rotations 48 ± 16 A Rotations
Chassis Chassis Blueprint Pluto Proxima Exterminate 4.82% ~ 20 A Rotations 139 ± 46 A Rotations
Systems Systems Blueprint Venus Proxima Defense / A 13.33% ~ 7 A Rotations 48 ± 16 A Rotations
Systems Systems Blueprint Venus Proxima Volatile 4.88% ~ 20 A Rotations 138 ± 46 A Rotations
Systems Systems Blueprint Venus Proxima Exterminate 4.88% ~ 20 A Rotations 138 ± 46 A Rotations
Systems Systems Blueprint Venus Proxima Survival / A 13.33% ~ 7 A Rotations 48 ± 16 A Rotations

All drop rates data is obtained from DE's official drop tables. See Mission Rewards#Standard Missions for definitions on reward table rotations.
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Alternatively, upon completion of The Duviri Paradox, Ash's main and component blueprints can be earned from The Circuit. By selecting him on the rotating week he is available, players can earn all his blueprints after reaching Tier 10 rewards.

History[]

Trivia[]

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Ash Female Concept

Ash's concept art.

  • Ash was originally named Smoke, and before that, simply Ninja.[1] He is still referred to as Ninja internally in the game files.
  • As seen from concept art, Ash was initially slated to be a female Warframe.
  • Ash was the first Warframe that had innate physical weapons associated with his frame, in this case, the hidden blades he uses in his Blade Storm ability. The second frame with this innate physical weapon was MesaIcon272 Mesa and her Regulator pistols she uses in her Peacemaker130xWhite Peacemaker ability.
  • Ash has smoke constantly venting from his left arm.

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“Market forces dictate that you need to evolve or die.”
Ash Prime is Vaulted.
The Void Relics for this item have been removed from the drop tables and do not drop during missions at this time. Check the current Prime Resurgence rotation to see if Varzia offers relics for this item. Vaulted Void Relics already contained in player inventories are not affected and can still be either opened or traded between players.
Distraction and subterfuge become lethal weapons with Ash Prime. Featuring altered mod polarities for greater customization.

Release Date: July 7, 2015

Ash Prime is the Primed variant of AshIcon272 Ash, possessing a higher shield capacity, armor and sprint speed, as well as an additional Naramon Pol polarity. Ash Prime was released alongside VectisPrime Vectis Prime and Carrier Prime (the latter of which is not available in Conclave).

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
25,000
Chassis Neuroptics Systems OrokinCell
1
Time: 72 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
Market Price: N/A Blueprint Price: N/A
Chassis Chassis
Credits64
15,000
Gallium
3
NanoSpores
1000
Rubedo
400

Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25
Neuroptics Neuroptics
Credits64
15,000
AlloyPlate
150
NeuralSensors
2
Salvage
1000
Rubedo
750
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25
Systems Systems
Credits64
15,000
ControlModule
3
OrokinCell
1
Ferrite
1000
Circuits
500
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25

Notes[]

  • Ash Prime, compared to AshIcon272 Ash:
    • Higher Shields (155 vs. 145)
    • Higher Armor (85 vs. 55)
    • Higher Sprint Speed (1.2 vs. 1.150)
    • Lower Mobility (0.8 vs 0.9)
    • Different Polarities (Madurai PolMadurai PolNaramon Pol vs. Madurai PolMadurai Pol)

Trivia[]

  • Ash Prime's helmet could be loosely based on the traditional Kabuto Samurai helmet and shows certain aspects of other Samurai Helmets like the oversized chin guard.
  • The ponytail on the Ash Prime helmet is somewhat reminiscent of the ponytail in Ash's original concept art.
    • This "ponytail" was originally intended to be included in his final design, however, cloth physics at the time did not permit it.
  • In the Codex, Ash Prime's arm blades are mounted underneath the wrist; in-game, however, the blades are positioned above his wrists much like the normal Ash.
  • Ash Prime's ability features are energy ribbons that emerge from Ash Prime when he appears out of SmokeScreen130xWhite Smoke Screen and when he reaches his destination from Teleport130xWhite Teleport.
  • Ash Prime has Orokin writing on his torso that says "Tenno Model 24N - Serial 147H".
  • Ash Prime's Arsenal image shows him holding the VectisPrime Vectis Prime as a lefty. Although this may be unintentional, it could hint to Ash Prime being ambidextrous, hence why he is equally efficient with both arm blades.
  • Players who watched the TennoLive 2018 stream on July 7 2018 on Warframe's official Twitch channel for 30 minutes or attended the event received a free Ash Prime.[1]
    • Due to server issues that prevented players from watching the livestream, DE gave away a free Ash Prime to anybody with a Twitched linked account who logged into Warframe between July 3 and July 10 2018.[2]

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Vaultings[]

  • On May 24th, 2017, it was announced that Ash Prime would enter the Prime Vault and be retired from the reward tables on May 30th, 2017. Any preexisting components or fully-built frames will remain as is.

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Passive[]

Guaranteed DmgSlashSmall64 Slash bleed effect when hitting enemies with a Nikana type weapon that lasts 3 seconds.

Abilities []

ShurikenModx256 Shuriken130xWhite
1
EnergyOrb25
Shuriken

Launches a spinning blade of pain, dealing high damage and impaling enemies to walls.


Introduced in Vanilla (2012-10-25)

AbilityStrengthBuff Strength:38 (damage)
AbilityDurationBuff Duration:N/A
AbilityRangeBuff Range:N/A

Misc: 1 (shuriken)
60 m (targeting range)

Subsumable to Helminth
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SmokeScreenModx256 SmokeScreen130xWhite
2
EnergyOrb35
Smoke Screen

Drops a smoke bomb that stuns enemies and obscures their vision, rendering Ash invisible for a short time.


Introduced in Vanilla (2012-10-25)

AbilityStrengthBuff Strength:0.4 (mobility)
AbilityDurationBuff Duration:4s
AbilityRangeBuff Range:N/A
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TeleportModx256 Teleport130xWhite
3
EnergyOrb25
Teleport

Ash teleports towards the target, bringing him into melee range and making enemies vulnerable to finishers.


Introduced in Vanilla (2012-10-25)

AbilityStrengthBuff Strength:N/A
AbilityDurationBuff Duration:N/A
AbilityRangeBuff Range:20 m
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BladeStormModx256 BladeStorm130xWhite
4
EnergyOrb0
+6-12/mark
Blade Storm

Project fierce shadow clones of Ash upon groups of distant enemies. Join the fray using Teleport.


Introduced in Vanilla (2012-10-25)

AbilityStrengthBuff Strength:150 (damage)
AbilityDurationBuff Duration:N/A
AbilityRangeBuff Range:8 m

Misc: 3 (max. marks per enemy)
1 (number of Shadow Clones)

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Update: The Index Preview (2016-10-20)

  • Shuriken is now a single projectile.
  • Shuriken will now only seek targets the player aims at.

Update: The Silver Grove (2016-08-19)

  • Ash now has increased mobility while invisible.
  • Increased animation speed and range of Teleport.
  • Decreased duration of Smokescreen.

Update 18.5 (2016-03-04)

  • Increase the range and damage of Bladestorm.

Update 18.3 (2016-01-13)

  • Bladestorm no longer require a target to activate.
  • Bladestorm range has been increased from 8m to 10m.

Update 18.0 (2015-12-03)

  • Increased the duration of Smoke Screen.
  • Increased the range of Teleport.
  • Casting Teleport will now cause players to drop the Cephalon.

Hotfix 17.6.2 (2015-10-08)

  • Increased animation speed of Teleport.
  • Shurikens now do Puncture damage.

Update 17.2.4 (2015-08-26)

  • Bladestorm damage reduced.

Update 17.2 (2015-08-19)

  • Fixed Bladestorm becoming caught in an infinite loop, causing invulnerability and idle clones.

Update 16.11 (2015-07-07)

  • Ash and Ash Prime are now available for use in Conclave.

Last updated: Hotfix 22.17.1.1 (2018-04-05)

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