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Never underestimate the power and wrath of sullen sadness. Dagath’s malice deals high damage.

Release Date: October 18th, 2023

By twilit crepuscule on Naberus Eve, when the damned revel in ritual while the bereaved beseech for seance, an autumn draught rattles these wretched bones. Unseal the haunted crypt of Dagath at your peril, lest her night mares plague the living. Awaken, oh mighty Hollow Rider, to bestride ye ghastly steeds. Ne'er do they dare forget the whirl of splintered spines, the vendetta of her untaken soul, and the vestige of Rakhali's spectral stampede.

Dagath and her loyal steed rode into service in Update 34.0 (2023-10-18): Abyss of Dagath.

Acquisition

Dagath's main and component blueprints are acquired from Dagath's Hollow within the Clan Dojo. Unlike most Clan Dojo rooms, Dagath does not require Research and can be acquired immediately following the room's construction.

Component blueprints require a total of 102 Vainthorn Vainthorns, obtained from the Abyssal Zone, a unique Exterminate mission on Ceres. Access requires Abyssal Beacons, purchased from Faction Syndicate (Steel Meridian, Arbiters of Hexis, Cephalon Suda, The Perrin Sequence, Red Veil, or New Loka) at Rank 2 and ReputationLarge 5,000, consuming only the host's beacon upon mission completion. Each clear awards 6, 7, or 8 Vainthorns (8, 11, or 12 on The Steel Path).

Crafting

Manufacturing Requirements
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Credits
25,000
Helmet
1
Chassis
1
Systems
1
OrokinCell Orokin Cell
3
Time: 3 Day(s)
Rush: PlatinumLarge 50
MarketIcon Market Price: PlatinumLarge 275 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price: N/A
Dagath Neuroptics Blueprint
Credits
15,000
Vainthorn Vainthorn
34
AlloyPlate Alloy Plate
2,000
Neurodes Neurodes
3
NeuralSensors Neural Sensors
3
Time: 12 Hour(s)
Rush: PlatinumLarge 25
Dagath Chassis Blueprint
Credits
15,000
Vainthorn Vainthorn
34
Salvage Salvage
1,500
Morphics Morphics
4
ArgonCrystal Argon Crystal
2
Time: 12 Hour(s)
Rush: PlatinumLarge 25
Dagath Systems Blueprint
Credits
15,000
Vainthorn Vainthorn
34
Circuits Circuits
1,000
ControlModule Control Module
5
Gallium Gallium
4
Time: 12 Hour(s)
Rush: PlatinumLarge 25

Lore

Dagath's Hollow Tale

There once was a Dax cavalarywoman, the lover of an Orokin couple named Corphel and Irilia. What was her name? We do not know, for they never used it. They called her by many pet names, though, for an exotic pet she was to them. Little Sweetness. Tender Petal. Wild Rider. Had a mere Dax been known to be engaging in relations with her betters, she would have been executed on the spot. But the couple's power and influence were such that the affair would never be publicly addressed.

Still they feared to use her name, for names have power. Many gifts they gave her. Fine armor. Rubedo rings. And a horse of her own, on the condition that she never, ever named it. Names were for people, not possessions. So long as it remained a mere nameless thing, she would never love it more than them. But the rider could not bear to deny her friend the simple kindness of a name. So she whispered into its ear: you are Rakhali, freshness-after-rain.

And just as the couple had feared, she came to love the horse so dearly. This was intolerable to them. The horse had to go. An accidental impalement was arranged. But fate played a cruel trick, and both rider and horse were impaled. Corphel and Irilia hastened to her side. Ignoring the dying horse, they fretted over their lover as she coughed blood. Continuity was out of the question. In desperation, they turned to a certain... expert, and pleaded with him to let her live forever. He returned the rider to them, transformed to a warrior of living steel. Her sweet and pretty face looked upon them with a smile that would never fade.

For all their talk of 'forever', they wearied of her immediately. Now that the relationship was no longer taboo, they abandoned it. Parties became awkward when the rider stood vacantly by, useless as an abandoned doll. She had to go, they agreed. So arrangements were made with a master of industry, and the rider - all unknowing - accompanied the couple to a facility. She lay down obediently when instructed, showed no emotion when the restraints clamped her limbs, and made not a sound when the full force of the dissolution beam blazed through her head and out of the back of her steel skull. The couple were satisfied. Their sentimental mistake was dead, and furthermore, the smiling doll's face was erased. Now they could erase it from memory.

I doubt I need to tell you what faceless thing clambered jerkily from the facility's waste disposal heap, in the still of a Naberus night. How she sought for her Dax Nikana, and found only the overseer's whip-blade. Confused, vacant, she wandered. Why was she alone? Where was her loyal Rakhali? She reached deep into despair and memory, and summoned up a ghost-horse to run alongside her on the night winds. Now, at least, she was no longer alone. She groped for other memories, came up with hands overflowing with betrayal. When the morning sun rose on Corphel and Irilia, they were faceless too, and quite still.

After that, she wandered without purpose, and the legends of the hollow rider grew. And so we come to my part in her story. You must understand, dear, that it is terribly bad luck to be out on Naberus with no gift to give a reveler. And yet that was my plight as I stood, my old bones aching, before the dreadful figure on the road, many years ago. 'I have no face,' the figure before me seemed to say, in a whispering voice that spoke in my mind. 'I have no name. Only a need. And you come before me empty-handed this Naberus night?'

'I do have one thing to give, if it pleases, you' I said to her. 'My name. When you ride away, you shall be Dagath. And I shall be only Grandmother.' And that is the story of how I lost my name, and kept my head, though many others have since lost theirs. For with her name came a new purpose. Dagath, you see, means 'the mirror that accuses'. They say that none now can look into the gulf where once her face was, without their own sins rising to accuse them, and a swift, sharp sentence following.

A happy Naberus to you all!

Dagath's story is told in a Naberus tale narrated by Grandmother. The story cutscene can be accessed in Dagath's Hollow at the shrine located near her resting place.

The Warframe known as Dagath was originally a Dax cavalrywoman, who served an IconOrokinOn Orokin couple named Corphel and Irilia, and was secretly their lover. The couple never used the cavalrywoman's original name, instead calling her by pet names, for names have great power. Among other gifts, the couple gave her a horse, on the one condition that she never named it, for she would love the horse more than the couple. Unable to bear the sadness of not giving it a name, the Dax named the horse after all, giving it the name Rakhali, meaning "freshness-after-rain". As the couple's fears came to pass, they arranged for the horse's 'accidental' death. However, the rider was accidentally mortally injured as well. As she coughed up blood, the couple pleaded with Ballas to allow her to live forever. He complied, and after some time, returned the rider to the couple, now a Warframe of living steel, with a smiling face that would never fade.

However, the rider was not the same. Vacant of emotion, she would simply stand idly by, like a nonliving doll, staring at them with her perpetual smile. The couple quickly tired of their lover, and since she was no longer a Dax, their relationship was abandoned. They made a deal with an unknown master of industry, and took the rider to his facility. There, she was secured with restraints, and killed via a disintegration beam to the face, which burned a hole clean through her head.

However, the Warframe survived, and clambered out of the facility's trash heap. Still believing herself to be a Dax, the rider sought for her Nikana, but only found the whip-blade of the facility's overseer. She would remember what her masters had done to her, and with a head full of despair and betrayal, the renegade summoned a ghostly Rakhali to her side. Before the following sunrise, she took revenge on Corphel and Irilia, leaving them as faceless as she was.

On a lonesome Naberus night, wandering without purpose, she later encountered Grandmother, and as per Naberus tradition, demanded a gift. But the old woman had nothing to give but her name. So the Warframe rode away, now named Dagath, meaning "the mirror that accuses". And Grandmother was then only known as Grandmother.

With Dagath's name came her new purpose: she would ride throughout the land, her empty face acting as a mirror to show others their sins – and always ready to deliver the sentence thereafter.

Notes

  • When Dagath wields her Signature Dorrclave Dorrclave, striking an enemy will heal 6 health per active Status Effect.
  • Dagath's horse skull on her right shoulder is an Appearance Right Arm Attachment called Dagath Armor.

Trivia

  • Dagath is the 54th unique Warframe to be released.
  • Dagath was first revealed in TennoCon 2023 Art of Warframe panel, showcasing her concept art by Keith Thompson and early in-game model by Mike Skyers. In Devstream 173, Dagath's alt helmet, abilities and her signature Dorrclave Dorrclave were revealed.
    • In the original concept, she wielded an executioner's axe as her signature weapon. Community Coordinator Megan Everett implied that the axe design was borrowed by the Soulframe art team, as such Dagath now wields a new blade and whip weapon.
  • Themed after the Headless Horseman mythos originating from the Middle Ages, it is depicted as a horse-riding vengeful spirit missing or carrying its severed head. Popularized in American folklore by the 1820 story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and 1999 film adaptation, Sleepy Hollow by Tim Burton, the horseman became a mainstay creature for modern day Halloween.
    • The headless horseman folklore differs between countries such as Ireland, Scotland, and Germany, with Dagath most closely resembling the Irish Dullahan, a male or female spirit wielding a whip made of spines and rides a coach pulled by several horses.
  • An unmodded Dagath at rank 30 will have 666 health. This is a reference to the Devil's number and Dagath's theme of death, along with being similar to NekrosIcon272 Nekros' 666 shields.
  • On the ceiling of Dagath's Hollow depicts Dagath's helmet wearing a grinning mask, which may have been her original face that the Orokin couple wished to be rid of.
  • She is the first Warframe whose name starts with the letter 'D'. At the time of her announcement, there were 3 remaining letters in the English Alphabet 'J', 'Q' (which would later be rectified with QorvexIcon272 Qorvex), and 'U', that did not have an associated Warframe.
  • She is the first Warframe to possess a Zenurik Pol Zenurik aura polarity.
  • She is the second Warframe, after CitrineIcon272 Citrine, that lacks a face due to the hole in her helmet.
  • She is the next female Warframe in line after TrinityIcon272 Trinity, EquinoxIcon272 Equinox. WispIcon272 Wisp, YareliIcon272 Yareli, and GyreIcon272 Gyre to wear a skirt or dress with cloth physics. In theme with Halloween, Dagath's dress is textured similar to torn and stitched rags.
  • Similar to VorunaIcon272 Voruna and her wolf pack, Dagath is adorned with the skeletal remains of her loyal equine companion named Rakhali, which bears resemblance to the Kaithes of Duviri. Rakhali herself adorns distinct Kaithe gear: the Aumen Chamfron, Saddle, and Tail.
  • In the week leading to Abyss of Dagath's release, dark cryptic poems based on individual Warframes (CalibanIcon Caliban, GarudaIcon272 Garuda, NekrosIcon272 Nekros, HarrowIcon272 Harrow, RevenantIcon272 Revenant, ValkyrIcon272 Valkyr, GrendelIcon272 Grendel and lastly Dagath) appeared on WARFRAME's X (formerly known as Twitter) account. Each poem described its Warframe and their namesake, ending in inquiry on who named Dagath.

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Passive

Her sullen soul, cursed and hollowed. Her hellish wrath, depthless. DagathIcon272 Dagath feeds from the souls of the deceased, granting her a 35% chance to activate Abundant Abyss when picking up Health Orbs or Energy Orbs to increase their effective yield by 300%. The passive has no cooldown and can activate on each orb collected.

  • Picking up a Health Orb yields 50 health points and an Energy Orb yields 25 energy points. Abundant Abyss boosts the total amount gained to 200 health points and 100 energy points.
    • Does not affect Mod TT 20px Equilibrium conversion.
    • Effects are applied after AmberArchonShard Amber Archon Shard (TauforgedAmberArchonShard Tauforged) calculations. For example, with two normal shards slotted for Energy Orb effectiveness (+100%) to increase energy pickups to 50 points, Abundant Abyss activating will increase energy pickup to 200 points.
  • When her passive activates, swirling Void and mist particle effects surround Dagath for a moment.

Abilities

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Wyrd Scythes

Wyrd Scythes surround Dagath and seek out nearby enemies. Those struck are slowed and suffer Viral Damage with a guaranteed Status Effect. The scythes also spread Doom and extend its duration.


Introduced in Update 34.0 (2023-10-18)

AbilityStrengthBuff Strength:20 / 25 / 30 / 35 % slow
350 / 400 / 450 / 500 DmgViralSmall64 Viral damage during spin
700 / 800 / 900 / 1,000 DmgViralSmall64 Viral damage on throw
AbilityDurationBuff Duration:2 / 3 / 4 / 5 s slow time
AbilityRangeBuff Range:10 / 12 / 13 / 15 m Doom spread range

Misc: 7 number of sickles
1-5 m spin radius
DmgViralSmall64 Viral status per sickle
95% slow cap
1 s spin time and recast cooldown
0.5 s sickle throw delay
Infinite Punch Through
40 m auto-target radius

Subsumable to Helminth
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Doom

Condemn nearby enemies to their doom. A portion of the damage Dagath deals is revisited upon them by a Wyrd Scythe. They also suffer Viral damage.


Introduced in Update 34.0 (2023-10-18)

AbilityStrengthBuff Strength:350 / 400 / 450 / 500 DmgViralSmall64 Viral damage
35% Phantom Wrath damage stored per damage instance
AbilityDurationBuff Duration:7 / 10 / 12 / 15 s
AbilityRangeBuff Range:10 / 12 / 13 / 15 m cone range

Misc: 40° cone angle
RollingDroneAvatar Stagger inside cone
100% damage redirection per damage instance cap
2 s Phantom Wrath damage storage time limit
1 s recast cooldown

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Grave Spirit

Supercharge Dagath's weapons with extra Critical Damage. The effects are doubled on Doomed enemies. Escape fatal blows by briefly assuming a spectral form.


Introduced in Update 34.0 (2023-10-18)

AbilityStrengthBuff Strength:35 / 40 / 45 / 50 % critical damage bonus
70 / 80 / 90 / 100 % Doom critical damage bonus
AbilityDurationBuff Duration:7 / 8 / 9 / 10 s invulnerable time
AbilityRangeBuff Range:N/A

Misc: ∞ duration (not deactivatable)
10 m Knockdown b Knockdown radius
100% dodge chance
100% Health Orb drop per kill in spectral form
25 s cooldown

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Rakhali's Cavalry

Phantom Kaithes charge forth, inflicting Viral Damage upon all in their path. Their attack strips the defenses of Doomed enemies.


Introduced in Update 34.0 (2023-10-18)

AbilityStrengthBuff Strength:15,000 / 20,000 / 25,000 / 30,000 DmgViralSmall64 Viral damage per interval per Kaithe
20 / 25 / 30 / 35 % Doom defense reduction per interval per Kaithe
AbilityDurationBuff Duration:2 / 2 / 3 / 3 s charge duration
AbilityRangeBuff Range:N/A

Misc: 5 number of Kaithes
5 m summon radius
1.5 s invulnerable time
RollingDroneAvatar Stagger on contact
0.15 s damage interval

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Duration Mods

ContinuityMod

Range Mods

StretchMod

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DagathIcon272 Dagath can be equipped with the following items:

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Patch History

Update 36.0 (2024-06-18)

Update 35.0 (2023-12-13)

  • Fixed Dagath’s Rakhali’s Cavalry not applying defense reduction to Doomed enemies while they are ragdolled.
  • Fixed various Syandanas appearing smaller on Dagath compared to other Warframes.

Hotfix 34.0.7 (2023-11-02)

  • Fixed Dagath’s Rakhali’s Cavalry stripping defenses from bosses with resistances to Warframe abilities (e.g. Eidolons and Profit-Taker).

Hotfix 34.0.5 (2023-10-26)

  • Removed the breathing sounds that play when Dagath’s Grave Spirit is active. The ASMR tingles were too much to handle.
  • Made various adjustments to Dagath's unarmed Agile and Noble animations audio mix and added a new sound to play between her Kaithe Rakhali’s neighing.
  • Made audio mix adjustments to Dagath’s vocal cast sounds.
  • Fixed Dagath’s Wyrd Scythes causing enemies that are crowd control immune to move in ultra slow-motion. Jackal (Circuit and Fossa Assasination) was noticeably affected by this as it slowed the fight down to a point where it could not be completed.

Hotfix 34.0.4 (2023-10-24)

  • The 25s cooldown on Dagath's Grave Spirit ability will no longer trigger if it is deactivated by anything other than a lethal hit (ex: falling out of bounds, getting nullified by enemies, transitioning between Elite Sanctuary Onslaught Data-Conduits, etc.).
  • Fixed the death animations of enemies killed by Dagath’s Wyrd Scythes being extremely slow.
  • Fixed script errors resulting from Dagath’s Wyrd Scythes losing their target.

Hotfix 34.0.3 (2023-10-20)

  • Reduced frequency of Dagath’s sound effects to help with spam fatigue.
  • Reduced screen shake effects when Dagath’s passive is triggered.

Hotfix 34.0.2 (2023-10-19)

  • Fixed the enemy armor stripping from Dagath’s Rakhali’s Calvary not applying to Clients view.
  • Fixes towards Clients seeing the Host’s Kaithes from Dagath’s Rakhali’s Cavalry ability being misaligned or sticking to the Host.
  • Fixed script errors in Dagath’s Wyrd Scythe and Grave Spirit.
  • Fixed a script error in Dagath’s Rakhali’s Calvary.

Hotfix 34.0.1 (2023-10-18)

  • Fixed Thrax and Kuva Lich Candidates getting instantly killed instead of entering their spectral/defeated states when killed by Dagath’s Wyrd Scythes.
  • Fixed not being able to get close enough to Dagath’s Prex card to pick it up in Dagath’s Hollow Dojo Room.
  • Fixed missing Icon, Art, and description for the Dagath Prex Card. Also fixed not being able to Chatlink it.
  • Fixed Dagath missing her ability showcase videos.
  • Fixed Dagath’s Signature armor piece not auto-equipping on her like other signature armor pieces.
  • Fixed several script errors in Dagath’s abilities.
  • Fixed a script error in Dagath’s Idle Animation set.

Update 34.0 (2023-10-18)

  • Introduced.

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