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Damage varies depending on the distance to the target. Damage is highest if closer than the first distance, and minimal beyond the second distance.

—In-game Description

Damage Falloff is a damage mechanic present in certain weapons, often shotguns, that reduces their effectiveness at long distances; or in the case of explosive weapons, reducing the effectiveness of area of effect attacks.

General[]

Falloff (as shown in Arsenal) describes two distances making up the range at which a weapon's damage starts decreasing linearly from 100%, to the weapon's minimum damage percentage, if a target is struck within the range. Hitting a target at a distance shorter than the initial falloff will deal 100% of the weapon's damage, and hitting a target beyond the entire falloff range will continue to deal its minimum damage percentage.

  • The minimum damage percentage that a weapon can deal differs from weapon to weapon and can be as high as 75% (e.g. Bronco.png Bronco), or as low as 6.25% (e.g. TnoGunblade.png Redeemer).
  • For all sniper rifles, the minimum damage percentage is set at 50%, with a falloff distance starting at 400 meters and ending at 600 meters.

Range Falloff[]

Since Update 22.0 (2017-10-12), all hitscan weapons regardless of if they have a damage falloff stat or not, are limited to a universal shot distance of 300 meters, where shooting past this distance will not register any hits, except for sniper rifles which have a universal limit of 1000 meters. This shot distance limit is prevalent in large gameplay areas such as Landscapes.

For weapons with damage falloff values, Warframe Abilities and Mods (including Rivens) that alter Projectile Speed will modify their falloff ranges accordingly, making them more or less effective at longer distances.

  • Hitscan weapons without listed damage falloff are completely unaffected by positive or negative Projectile Speed modifiers, making them safe for Riven Mods to obtain as a negative stat.
  • Continuous weapons do not have Damage Falloff but instead have range limits that are unique to each weapon.

AoE Falloff[]

Weapons with an area of effect (AoE) attack have a damage falloff stat, decreasing the amount of damage done to enemies the farther they are from the epicenter of the explosion. The damage falloff of these weapons can only be increased by mods that increase the explosion radius.

Increasing Damage Falloff[]

Warframe Abilities and Mods that increase damage falloff by increasing the range of the weapon include:

Mods that increase damage falloff by increasing explosive radius include:

Weapons with Damage Falloff[]

Name Class Falloff Start Falloff End Max Damage
Reduction
Acceltra Rifle 0m 4m 50%
Ambassador Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Amprex Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Arca Plasmor Shotgun 10m 20m 66.67%
Argonak Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Artemis Bow Exalted Weapon N/A N/A N/A
Astilla Shotgun 30m 60m 50%
Astilla Prime Shotgun 30m 60m 50%
Attica Crossbow N/A N/A N/A
Basmu Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Battacor Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Baza Rifle 22m 34m 50%
Baza Prime Rifle 30m 60m 50%
Boar Shotgun 15m 25m 50%
Boar Prime Shotgun 18m 25m 70%
Boltor Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Boltor Prime Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Braton Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Braton Prime Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Braton Vandal Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Bubonico Arm Cannon 19m 41m 50%
Burston Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Burston Prime Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Buzlok Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Carmine Penta Launcher 0m 4m 50%
Catchmoon (Primary) Kitgun Rifle 20m 40m 94.16%
Cedo Shotgun 26m 52m 20%
Cernos Bow N/A N/A N/A
Cernos Prime Bow N/A N/A N/A
Convectrix Shotgun N/A N/A N/A
Corinth Shotgun 18m 36m 66.67%
Corinth Prime Shotgun 18m 36m 66.67%
Daikyu Bow N/A N/A N/A
Dera Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Dera Vandal Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Dex Sybaris Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Drakgoon Shotgun N/A N/A N/A
Dread Bow N/A N/A N/A
Exergis Shotgun 30m 60m 50.8%
Ferrox Speargun N/A N/A N/A
Flux Rifle Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Fulmin Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Gaze (Primary) Kitgun Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Glaxion Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Glaxion Vandal Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Gorgon Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Gorgon Wraith Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Grakata Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Grinlok Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Harpak Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Hek Shotgun 10m 20m 80%
Hema Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Hind Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Ignis Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Ignis Wraith Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Javlok Speargun N/A N/A N/A
Karak Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Karak Wraith Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Kohm Shotgun 15m 25m 73.33%
Komorex Sniper Rifle 400m 600m 50%
Kuva Bramma Bow 0m 8.3m 90%
Kuva Chakkhurr Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Kuva Drakgoon Shotgun N/A N/A N/A
Kuva Hek Shotgun 15m 30m 82.8%
Kuva Hind Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Kuva Karak Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Kuva Kohm Shotgun 13m 26m 93.75%
Kuva Ogris Launcher 0m 7.9m 80%
Kuva Quartakk Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Kuva Tonkor Launcher 0m 7m 70%
Kuva Zarr Launcher 0m 7m 70%
Lanka Sniper Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Latron Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Latron Prime Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Latron Wraith Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Lenz Bow 0m 7.2m 70%
MK1-Braton Rifle N/A N/A N/A
MK1-Paris Bow N/A N/A N/A
MK1-Strun Shotgun 15m 25m 50%
Miter Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Mutalist Cernos Bow N/A N/A N/A
Mutalist Quanta Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Nagantaka Crossbow N/A N/A N/A
Ogris Launcher 0m 7.1m 80%
Opticor Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Opticor Vandal Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Panthera Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Panthera Prime Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Paracyst Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Paris Bow N/A N/A N/A
Paris Prime Bow N/A N/A N/A
Penta Launcher 0m 4m 50%
Phage Shotgun N/A N/A N/A
Phantasma Shotgun N/A N/A N/A
Prisma Gorgon Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Prisma Grakata Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Prisma Grinlok Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Prisma Tetra Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Proboscis Cernos Bow 0m 7m 50%
Quanta Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Quanta Vandal Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Quartakk Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Quellor Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Rakta Cernos Bow N/A N/A N/A
Rattleguts (Primary) Kitgun Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Rubico Sniper Rifle 400m 600m 50%
Rubico Prime Sniper Rifle 400m 600m 50%
Sancti Tigris Shotgun 8m 20m 57.14%
Scourge Speargun N/A N/A N/A
Secura Penta Launcher 0m 6m 60%
Shedu Arm Cannon 0m 6.6m 60%
Simulor Rifle 0m 5m 60%
Snipetron Sniper Rifle 400m 600m 50%
Snipetron Vandal Sniper Rifle 400m 600m 50%
Sobek Shotgun 20m 30m 50%
Soma Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Soma Prime Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Sporelacer (Primary) Kitgun Shotgun 8m 16m 0%
Sporothrix Sniper Rifle 400m 600m 50%
Stahlta Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Stradavar Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Stradavar Prime Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Strun Shotgun 12m 25m 40%
Strun Prime Shotgun 26m 52m 50%
Strun Wraith Shotgun 15m 30m 50%
Supra Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Supra Vandal Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Sybaris Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Sybaris Prime Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Synapse Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Synoid Simulor Rifle 0m 5m 100%
Telos Boltor Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Tenet Arca Plasmor Shotgun 18m 36m 50%
Tenet Envoy Launcher 0m 8m 80%
Tenet Flux Rifle Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Tenet Tetra Rifle 0m 8m 60%
Tenora Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Tenora Prime Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Tetra Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Tiberon Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Tiberon Prime Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Tigris Shotgun 10m 20m 52.38%
Tigris Prime Shotgun 10m 20m 48.72%
Tombfinger (Primary) Kitgun Launcher N/A N/A N/A
Tonkor Launcher 0m 7m 70%
Torid Launcher N/A N/A N/A
Trumna Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Vaykor Hek Shotgun 10m 25m 73.33%
Vectis Sniper Rifle 400m 600m 50%
Vectis Prime Sniper Rifle 400m 600m 50%
Veldt Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Vermisplicer (Primary) Kitgun Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Vulkar Sniper Rifle 400m 600m 50%
Vulkar Wraith Sniper Rifle 400m 600m 50%
Zarr Launcher N/A N/A N/A
Zenith Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Zhuge Crossbow N/A N/A N/A
Zhuge Prime Crossbow N/A N/A N/A

Name Class Falloff Start Falloff End Max Damage
Reduction
Acrid Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Afuris Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Akarius Dual Pistols 0m 7.2m 70%
Akbolto Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Akbolto Prime Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Akbronco Dual Shotguns 7m 14m 75%
Akbronco Prime Dual Shotguns 9m 18m 75%
Akjagara Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Akjagara Prime Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Aklato Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Aklex Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Aklex Prime Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Akmagnus Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Aksomati Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Aksomati Prime Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Akstiletto Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Akstiletto Prime Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Akvasto Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Akvasto Prime Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Akzani Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Angstrum Pistol 0m 3.6m 40%
Arca Scisco Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Athodai Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Atomos Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Azima Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Balefire Charger Exalted Weapon N/A N/A N/A
Ballistica Crossbow N/A N/A N/A
Ballistica Prime Crossbow N/A N/A N/A
Bolto Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Brakk Shotgun Sidearm 11m 22m 60%
Bronco Shotgun Sidearm 7m 14m 75%
Bronco Prime Shotgun Sidearm 9m 18m 74%
Castanas Thrown 0m 3.6m 40%
Catabolyst Pistol 9m 19m 20%
Catchmoon (Secondary) Kitgun Pistol 8m 16m 93.75%
Cestra Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Cyanex Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Cycron Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Despair Thrown N/A N/A N/A
Detron Shotgun Sidearm 13m 22m 62.31%
Dex Furis Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Dex Pixia Exalted Weapon N/A N/A N/A
Dual Cestra Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Dual Toxocyst Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Embolist Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Epitaph Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Euphona Prime Shotgun Sidearm N/A N/A N/A
Furis Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Fusilai Thrown N/A N/A N/A
Gammacor Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Gaze (Secondary) Kitgun Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Hikou Thrown N/A N/A N/A
Hikou Prime Thrown N/A N/A N/A
Hystrix Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Knell Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Kohmak Shotgun Sidearm 12m 24m 83.33%
Kompressa Pistol 0m 2.4m 20%
Kraken Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Kulstar Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Kunai Thrown N/A N/A N/A
Kuva Brakk Shotgun Sidearm 10m 20m 96%
Kuva Kraken Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Kuva Nukor Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Kuva Seer Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Kuva Twin Stubbas Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Lato Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Lato Prime Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Lato Vandal Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Lex Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Lex Prime Pistol N/A N/A N/A
MK1-Furis Pistol N/A N/A N/A
MK1-Kunai Thrown N/A N/A N/A
Magnus Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Magnus Prime Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Mara Detron Shotgun Sidearm 16m 30m 62.5%
Marelok Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Nukor Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Ocucor Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Pandero Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Pandero Prime Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Plinx Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Pox Thrown N/A N/A N/A
Prisma Angstrum Pistol 0m 3.6m 40%
Prisma Twin Gremlins Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Pyrana Shotgun Sidearm 15m 30m 72.73%
Pyrana Prime Shotgun Sidearm 18m 36m 75%
Quatz Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Rakta Ballistica Crossbow N/A N/A N/A
Rattleguts (Secondary) Kitgun Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Regulators Exalted Weapon N/A N/A N/A
Sancti Castanas Thrown 0m 3.6m 40%
Secura Dual Cestra Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Seer Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Sepulcrum Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Sicarus Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Sicarus Prime Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Sonicor Pistol 0m 20m 83.33%
Spectra Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Spectra Vandal Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Spira Thrown N/A N/A N/A
Spira Prime Thrown N/A N/A N/A
Sporelacer (Secondary) Kitgun Pistol 13m 26m 0%
Staticor Dual Pistols 0m 9.6m 90%
Stubba Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Stug Pistol 0m 0.3m 30%
Synoid Gammacor Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Talons Thrown 0m 4m 50%
Telos Akbolto Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Tenet Cycron Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Tenet Detron Shotgun Sidearm 28m 40m 55%
Tenet Diplos Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Tenet Spirex Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Tombfinger (Secondary) Kitgun Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Twin Grakatas Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Twin Gremlins Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Twin Kohmak Dual Shotguns 12m 24m 83.33%
Twin Rogga Dual Shotguns 10m 20m 78.72%
Twin Vipers Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Twin Vipers Wraith Dual Pistols N/A N/A N/A
Tysis Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Vasto Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Vasto Prime Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Vaykor Marelok Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Velox Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Vermisplicer (Secondary) Kitgun Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Viper Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Viper Wraith Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Zakti Pistol 0m 3.5m 0%
Zakti Prime Pistol 0m 3.8m 0%
Zylok Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Zymos Pistol 0m 3.3m 30%

Name Class Falloff Start Falloff End Max Damage
Reduction
Artax Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Burst Laser Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Cryotra Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Deconstructor Glaive N/A N/A N/A
Deconstructor Prime Glaive N/A N/A N/A
Deth Machine Rifle Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Deth Machine Rifle Prime Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Helstrum Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Laser Rifle Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Multron Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Prime Laser Rifle Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Prisma Burst Laser Pistol N/A N/A N/A
Stinger Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Sweeper Shotgun N/A N/A N/A
Sweeper Prime Shotgun N/A N/A N/A
Tazicor Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Verglas Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Vulcax Rifle N/A N/A N/A
Vulklok Sniper Rifle N/A N/A N/A

Name Class Falloff Start Falloff End Max Damage
Reduction
Cortege Arch-Gun N/A N/A N/A
Corvas Arch-Gun 600m 1200m N/A
Cyngas Arch-Gun 1500m 3000m 80%
Dual Decurion Arch-Gun 1500m 3000m 50%
Fluctus Arch-Gun 800m 1600m 50%
Grattler Arch-Gun 0m 9m 70%
Imperator Arch-Gun 1500m 3000m 50%
Imperator Vandal Arch-Gun 1500m 3000m 50%
Kuva Ayanga Arch-Gun 0m 9m 30%
Kuva Grattler Arch-Gun 0m 9m 70%
Larkspur Arch-Gun N/A N/A N/A
Mausolon Arch-Gun 1400m 2800m 100%
Morgha Arch-Gun 0m 3m 30%
Phaedra Arch-Gun 1500m 3000m 67.86%
Prisma Dual Decurions Arch-Gun 1500m 3000m 50%
Velocitus Arch-Gun N/A N/A N/A

Patch History[]

Update 22.0 (2017-10-12)

Weapon Fall-Off Damage Changes

One of Warframe’s biggest appeals is the diverse selection of weaponry. Even within the subclasses of rifles and pistols, there is huge variety to be found, such as the distinction between projectile weapons (firing physical projectiles which move through space, like the Boltor) and hitscan weapons (firing draws an imaginary line between the gun and the point aimed at, doing damage instantly to whatever it hits, like the Soma). For obvious reasons, hitscans are very effective at long distances - this has never been an issue with Warframe’s tileset-based gameplay, but as we shot enemies from a kilometer away in the plains with our pistols, we knew something had to be done.

With the release of Plains of Eidolon, most weapons will have a form of damage falloff added, to reduce their effectiveness at extremely long distances. But don’t panic! This damage falloff will only be noticeable at extreme ranges (greater than 300m). Across all of our current tilesets, we were unable to find an unobstructed line of sight longer than 300m, so that is the point at which damage falloff will start.

Based on our assessment of all existing procedural tiles we’re extra confident that our current tileset-based gameplay will be largely unaffected. It is also worth noting that snipers will be able to fire 600m without experiencing falloff, to give them more of a purpose in this wide open terrain where long range weapons should thrive.

Weapon Range Limit Changes

All trace-fire (hitscan) weapons trace distance reduced to 300m apart from Sniper Rifles which stay at 1000m.


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