Combined from DmgFireSmall64.pngHeat and DmgElectricitySmall64.pngElectricity damage. Most effective against Alloy armor. Radiation status confuses enemies to attack everything nearby at random.

—In-game Description

DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation Damage is one of the six secondary elemental damage types, composed of DmgFireSmall64.pngHeat and DmgElectricitySmall64.pngElectricity elements. It is highly effective against the Alloy Armor worn by many high-level IconGrineerB.svgGrineer units, IconCorpusB.svgCorpus Robotic and larger Eidolons, but is penalized against Corpus Shields and most Infestation b.svgInfested foes.

Status Effects[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

The status effect of DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation damage is Confusion. It changes the faction of the afflicted target for 12 seconds, allowing for friendly fire between it and normally allied units. It also applies +100% damage dealt to allied units. Subsequent procs add 50% damage up to 550% total, with each proc having their own duration. Additional Radiation procs also appear to increase the effectiveness of an afflicted enemy's slam attacks against another enemy, sending them flying instead of simply knocking them down. Passive auras, like those from Eximus units or Ancient Healers, will stop affecting other units while their sources are Confused. Enemies that are linked to an Ancient Healer can be inflicted with Confusion, which will cause the Ancient Healer to also be affected by this proc, which, in turn, cuts the link.

Against Tenno, the effect additionally reduces weapon accuracy but lasts for 4 seconds. An irradiated Tenno cannot revive fallen allies, including Operatives in Rescue and Sortie Defense missions, even if the process started before the proc, in which case it will be interrupted. An irradiated Tenno can inflict Confusion on another ally by attacking them with an ability or weapon that procs DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation.

Against Kuva Liches, Confusion will instead increase the damage the Lich takes from allies units, is limited to only 4 stacks (for a total of 250% increased damage taken from allies), and does not change the Lich's faction and thus will not cause the Lich to be attacked by their allies at all unless those allies are themselves afflicted with the Confusion effect.

Enemies affected by a DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation proc will be covered in a purple-like substance.

Railjack[edit | edit source]

DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation does not have a Railjack space counterpart and is thus not able to proc any status effect nor is it included in calculations for status proc weighting.

Type Effectiveness[edit | edit source]

IconGrineerB.svgGrineer Health DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation Modifier IconCorpusB.svgCorpus Health DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation Modifier Infestation b.svgInfested Health DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation Modifier
Cloned Flesh Flesh Infested -50%
Ferrite Armor Shield -25% Infested Flesh
Alloy Armor +75% Proto Shield Fossilized -75%
Machinery Robotic +25% Infested Sinew +50%

As with all damage types effective against armor, DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation damage's type modifier works in two ways: it ignores a percentage of the target's armor, and increases the damage dealt in the same way as a type modifier against hitpoints. Practically speaking, this means that DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation​ damage is only reduced by 25% of a target's whole Alloy Armor and the base damage is increased by +75%, and its damage is only reduced by 50% of a target's whole Infested Sinew and the base damage is increased by +50%.

Radiation Sources[edit | edit source]

Main article: Category:Radiation Damage

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Main article: Category:Radiation Damage Weapons



Enemies[edit | edit source]



Abilities[edit | edit source]

HavenModx256.png Haven130xWhite.png
SHIELD:
250
KEY
3
Haven
Create a shield aura around allies. Enemies that approach shielded allies will take damage.


Overshield/Shield Drain per Ally: 5 s-1
OS/S Drain per Enemy: 25 s-1

Strength:150 / 250 / 300 / 500 (ally shield capacity bonus)
100 / 125 / 150 / 200 (DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation damage per second)
Duration:50% / 60% / 70% / 80% (shield recharge rate)
Range:8 / 10 / 12 / 15 m (link radius)
Misc:100% (extra damage per second with Overshield)
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AegisStormModx256.png AegisStorm130xWhite.png
SHIELD:
100
KEY
4
Aegis Storm
Take the skies and rain Balefire rockets down on the enemy. Nearby enemies are blasted into the air where they will create an Energy Orb every few seconds. When shields run out the enemies are smashed into the ground.


Overshield/Shield Drain per Second: 25 s-1
OS/S Drain per Enemy: 25 s-1
OS/S Drain per Dodge: 50

Strength:100 / 125 / 150 / 200 (DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation damage per second)
100 / 300 / 400 / 500 (DmgImpactSmall64.pngImpact damage on deactivation)
Duration:N/A
Range:8 / 10 / 12 / 15 m (energy field max radius)
Misc:8-18 s (energy orb drop interval)
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PowerPrism.png HarlequinPrism.png
ENERGY:
50
KEY
4
Prism
Fires an energy prism that shoots lasers in all directions. Activating again detonates the prism, blinding nearby foes.

Energy Drain: 10 s-1

Strength:80 / 120 / 170 / 250 (minimum DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation damage)
160 / 240 / 340 / 500 (maximum DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation damage)
Duration:12 s (prism duration)
7 / 10 / 12 / 15 s (blind duration)
Range:15 / 20 / 25 / 30 m (laser range)
8 / 12 / 15 / 25 m (blind radius)
Misc:10 / 13 / 16 / 20 (lasers)
5 m·s-1 (speed)
3s-1 (tick rate)
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AntimatterDropModU15.jpeg NovaAbility2.png
ENERGY:
50
KEY
2
Antimatter Drop
Launches a contained particle of antimatter that will detonate upon collision.
Strength:100 / 125 / 150 / 200 (base DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation damage)
10 (contact damage)
Duration:N/A
Range:N/A
Misc:2x / 4x / 6x / 8x (absorb multiplier)
5 / 8 / 10 / 15 m (explosion range)
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Smite.png OberonSmite.png
ENERGY:
25
KEY
1
Smite
Focuses deadly energy within a target and then projects it outwards, damaging both the target and surrounding enemies.
Strength:150 / 200 / 300 / 500 (initial DmgImpactSmall64.pngImpact & DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation damage)
75 / 85 / 100 / 150 (orb base DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation damage)
3 / 4 / 5 / 6 (number of orbs)
Duration:12 s (orb duration)
Range:20 / 30 / 40 / 50 m (cast range)
5 / 7.5 / 10 / 12.5 m (orb range)
Misc:100 % (knockdown chance)
100 % (DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation status chance)
15 / 20 / 25 / 35 % (hitpoints to damage conversion)
? % (DmgImpactSmall64.pngImpact, DmgPunctureSmall64.pngPuncture & DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation status chances)
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HallowedGround.png OberonHallowedGround.png
ENERGY:
50
KEY
2
Hallowed Ground
Sanctifies the ground before Oberon with righteous fire, inflicting damage to any enemy that stands in the flames.
Strength:25 / 50 / 75 / 100 (DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation damage)

5 / 10 / 12 / 15% (status chance)

Duration:10 / 15 / 17 / 20 s
Range:90 / 100 / 120 / 180° (angle)

8 / 10 / 12 / 15 m (radius)

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Reckoning.png OberonReckoning.png
ENERGY:
100
KEY
4
Reckoning
Quickly lifts enemies into the air and then hurls them down with conviction. Enemies who succumb to this power have a chance to spawn a Health Sphere.
Strength:10% / 15% / 20% / 30% (armor reduction)

500 / 750 / 1000 / 1250 (damage)
100 / 225 / 400 / 625 (extra damage)

Duration:1 / 2 / 3 / 4 s (blind)
Range:2.5 / 3 / 3.5 / 4 m (blind radius)

8 / 10 / 12 / 15 m (cast radius)

Misc:25% / 35% / 45% / 50% (health orb chance)
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ReapModx256.png Reap130xWhite.png
ENERGY:
25
KEY
1
Reap
Sevagoth's Shadow flies outward ravaging enemies in his path. Survivors are damaged by Death's Harvest over time. The souls of the dead fill the Death Well.
Strength:100 / 150 / 200 / 250 (DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation damage)

10 / 20 / 30 / 50 % (debuff damage vulnerability)

Duration:2.5 / 3 / - / 6 s (flight duration)

5 / 7 / 8 / 10 s (debuff duration)

Range:2 / 3 / - / 8 m
Misc:10 / 15 m/s (flight speeds)
1 (active Shadow limit)
1 (damage and mark instance per enemy)
5 % (Death Well gain per enemy)
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ConsumeModx256.png Consume130xWhite.png
ENERGY:
25
KEY
2
Consume
Dash through enemies and rip out their souls to heal Shadow.
Strength:1000 / 1500 / 2000 / 2500 (DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation damage)

10 / 15 / 20 / 25 % (life steal)

Duration:N/A
Range:5 / 8 / 11 / 14 m
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BreachSurge.png BreachSurgeIcon.png
ENERGY:
50
KEY
3
Breach Surge
Open a dimensional breach to overwhelm nearby enemies and cause them to release aggressive Surge sparks when damaged. Wisp may also target a Reservoir to teleport to it and double the range of the surge.
Strength:1 / 1.25 / 1.6 / 2 x (damage multiplier)
20 % (DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation status chance)
Duration:7 / 9 / 12 / 16 s (blind duration)
Range:11 / 13 / 16 / 18 m
Misc:10 % (spark chance on hit)
100 % (spark chance on kill)
1.5 x (spark crit multiplier)
200 % (Reservoir surge range bonus)
10 m (Reservoir teleport min. range)
100 % (Sol Gate spark chance on hit)
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SolGate.png SolGateIcon.png
ENERGY:
25
KEY
4
Sol Gate
Open a portal to the sun to irradiate enemies with a devastating beam of pure solar plasma. Hold fire to double Damage at the cost of increased energy consumption. For the duration of an attack enemies damaged by Sol Gate are increasingly more vulnerable to it.

Energy Drain: 12 s-1
Boosted Energy Drain 24 s-1

Strength:1,000 / 1,100 / 1,250 / 1,500 (base beam damage per half second)
2,000 / 2,200 / 2,500 / 3,000 (boosted beam damage per half second)
Duration:N/A
Range:40 m (beam length)
Misc:500 % (base beam max damage ramp-up)
1,000 % (boosted beam max damage ramp-up)
-50 % (boosted beam move speed penalty)
25 % (Vitality Mote damage bonus)
100 % (Haste Mote DmgCorrosiveSmall64.pngCorrosive status chance)
25 % (Shock Mote damage bonus)
100 % (Breach Surge spark chance on hit)
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Sources of Radiation Resistances[edit | edit source]

Arcanes[edit | edit source]


Mods[edit | edit source]

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • If a player that has a Sentinel equipped with Mod TT 20px.pngCoolant Leak is affected with DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation, the player is slowed. The player will continue to be affected until either the Sentinel or the player dies.
  • Some bosses with an invulnerability stage, such as Lieutenant Lech Kril, can be affected by this element. Since they don't attack the Tenno, their invulnerability never ends, thus making the boss fight unbeatable.

Media[edit | edit source]


Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 27.3

Kuva Lich Changes

Based on feedback with the recent overhaul to Status Effects in Warframe Revised 27.2.0, the conversation of how Status Effects should react with Bosses or VIPS has started. Our first step down this road is starting with Kuva Liches.

  • Radiation does not change the enemy’s Faction, and instead of increasing Damage done to enemies with stacks, it increases the Damage taken from enemies who have turned on him/her.

Update 27.2

  • The first Radiation Status Effect has an enemy deal 100% Damage to allies. Subsequent Radiation Status adds +50% damage, leading to up to 550% (capped). Each Radiation Status Effect has a duration of 12 seconds.

See Also[edit | edit source]


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