Upon reaching zero health, Warframes will go into a bleedout state, which is a twenty-second period of dramatically-reduced combat capability, only being able to use secondary weapons. If the Warframe is not revived during this time, it dies a proper death and must either spend 10% of their Affinity acquired during the mission to continue playing the mission, wait for an ally to finish the mission, or forfeit the mission entirely. Players are only allowed to revive 4 times per mission, barring special circumstances.

Bleedout will not trigger if there are no other friendly Warframes present that are not themselves bleeding out (note: this includes playing in Solo mode). Running out of health in this circumstance will cause immediate death with no bleedout. This exception itself has two exceptions: firstly, if The Grustrag Three are present in a mission, running out of health will always trigger bleedout, even in Solo play, and the player will be imprisoned in an energy field in order to receive the Grustrag Bolt. Secondly, if the player's Sentinel is equipped with the Sacrifice precept mod, bleedout will be triggered even in Solo play in order for the Sentinel to revive the player.


Not to be confused with Bleed, the Slash b Slash status effect.

Warframes in this state have fallen down to the ground, barely able to shuffle around backwards on their posterior and feet. While bleeding out, Warframes cannot use abilities or perform maneuvers, and can only fire their equipped secondary weapon. Downed Warframes appear as a red diamond on the mini-map (MiniMapFriendPreDeath) and slowly bleed out over 20 seconds.


You can revive these Warframes by holding the action (X ) key while nearby and facing them. This action takes priority over most other player input: if you sprint towards the downed ally while holding down the action key, you will automatically stop running and start the revival process (this is immensely useful during Archwing missions, where precise movement is difficult). While being revived, a red diamond will appear to replace the red downed-state bar and begin to fill. Multiple teammates reviving another at the same time speed up the process. Once the revival bar is full (which takes 5 seconds by default), the downed Warframe is revived to full health and shields and may resume using all equipment and abilities as normal. Successful revives performed onto other players are tracked by the end-of-mission leaderboard. Tenno downed by The Grustrag Three will be captured by any living Carabus Sentinels, and cannot be revived by players while contained.



When reviving an ally in the heat of battle, it's advisable to take care not to be downed yourself. The use of crowd-control effects is valuable for safe revival; otherwise, it's very common for players to be downed at the exact moment they've successfully revived a teammate. The Sentinel mod Sanctuary (Mod) creates a damage-absorption bubble around you while you revive fellows. AshIcon272 Ash's SmokeScreen130xDark Smoke Screen, IvaraIcon272 Ivara's Prowl130xDark Prowl, Shade's Ghost, LokiIcon272 Loki's Invisibility130xDark Invisibility, and LimboIcon272 Limbo's Rift Walk all allow you to revive without issue. Additionally an Operator using Void Mode can also revive while in the middle of it. Be careful to position yourself not to block your fallen ally's line of sight; sidearms are just as powerful while bleeding out, but they cannot Punch Through Tenno. A Warframe in bleedout might actually be able to do more damage if they have Provoked equipped, as it amplifies all damage done while bleeding out, including the continuing damage of abilities cast before being downed.



The 20-second bleedout timer can be extended by two effects: Undying Will and Renewal130xDark Renewal. Undying Will is a Warframe mod which, at max rank, increases bleedout time to 28.4 seconds. Renewal is OberonIcon272 Oberon's 3  ability which will extend the bleedout timer by 45% before Ability Duration effects—it is possible to cause the bleedout timer to run backwards with enough Ability Duration. In both cases, these effects are not reflected in the red bleedout timer text above players' heads; these effects instead increase the amount of time it takes for one second to pass by.

If the player has completed The Second Dream quest and has chose Vazarin as their focus school, unlocking Mending Soul grants players 4 instant revives for both their warframe and operator, creating a total of 8 instant revives within a mission. Instant revive applies to both reviving other players or when being revived. It is advised to revive other players in operator mode, allowing other players to instantly revive you without consuming your warframe's instant revives.

If there are no means for you to be revived (you are playing solo mode, or all other squad members are bleeding out or dead) when you run out of health, you skip the bleedout phase and are immediately dead (with the partial exception of InarosIcon272 Inaros; see below).



Warframes can also be revived from bleedout by a few special circumstances. The most explicit special case is the Soul Survivor Augment for NekrosIcon272 Nekros's SoulPunch130xDark Soul Punch; it allows Nekros to revive allies from range at the expense of draining all of his energy. The Phoenix Renewal Augment for OberonIcon272 Oberon's Renewal130xDark Renewal is similar in that allies that take fatal damage while under Renewal's effects will instead be healed a percentage of their health, though this effect will only work once per ally every 90 seconds. TrinityIcon272 Trinity's Triage Passive ability allows her to revive allies 25% faster than other frames and from a further distance, making it easier for her to bring someone back to the fray.

InarosIcon272 Inaros and NidusIcon272 Nidus possess the Undying Passive ability, albeit with different effects, that trigger when they would normally enter a bleedout state. Inaros enters an immobile sarcophagus upon losing all his health. In this state, Inaros can drain health from nearby enemies or allies, which contributes to the revive bar, and once the revive bar is filled, Inaros revives on the spot. For every 1% of health drained, the revive bar is filled by 0.5%, thus Inaros will need to drain at least 2 enemies of their health in order to revive. Although this ability is active even in solo play, allies can revive him as normal, and if there are no enemies present for Inaros to drain health from (or the enemies have too much health to drain in time), Inaros will die of bleed out like normal. Nidus, however, will not enter a bleed out at all if he has at least 15 stacks of Mutation/Adaptation Stacks. Instead, 15 stacks will be subtracted from his total stacks, and he will become invulnerable for 5 seconds and regenerate 50% health. If he does not have 15 stacks when his health reaches 0, he will lose all current stacks and bleed out like normal.

The Mending Soul passive of the Vazarin Focus grants a set of instant revives when the Focus is activated during the mission, allowing the Focus's caster to quickly bring an ally back on his or her feet. Additionally, the Sacrifice mod for Sentinels allows a player's Sentinel to revive the player who owns it at the cost of its own life (though if Regen is equipped, the Sentinel immediately comes back to life).

Lastly, in the event that you are healed at the moment of hitting 0 HP (by falling down onto a Health Orb, for example), you will be revived to full health nearly instantly, with only a mere interruption to your action at time of death and a message broadcast to all squad members that you were revived.

NPC BleedoutEdit

Aside from players, there are some NPCs (non-player characters) that have bleedout phases. However, none of them can shoot, scoot around, or be revived in that state.

Companions can be revived by any players who find them while they're bleeding out, but though they are marked on the mini-map as a red diamond (MiniMapFriendPreDeath), there is no center-screen text notification alerting teammates.

Rescue targets can be downed while you are escorting them to extraction; they have a bleedout period during which you may take out enemies and safely revive them afterwards.

Sentinels cannot be saved from bleedout from all practicality, but on occasion a player might notice the bleedout text and red diamond on the mini-map for a fraction of a second before the sentinel explodes irreparably.

Syndicate Operatives will also go into bleedout and can be revived, however their timer, while not shown, is shorter than players'. The operatives can also revive each other, but cannot revive fallen players.

Enemies do not bleed out at all, except for the Capture target who will writhe around on the ground instead of immediately turning into a corpse object, and will die and fail the mission after 90 seconds if they are not captured by then.


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As of Update 16.0, this is your screen upon bleeding out to 0 seconds. Note that having 12 revives only occurs for new players on the Vor's Prize quest.

Death occurs after the bleedout timer counts down to 0 seconds. Presumably, your Tenno doesn't actually die—because there are almost zero permanent consequences for death other than the failure of the mission (if you choose not to revive) and the losses associated with that—but he or she is still neutralized as far as the enemy is concerned.

During DeathEdit

While your Warframe lies dead on the ground, you are able to watch your fellow squad members continue on with the mission, and are given the options to revive your Warframe or abort the mission. If you elect to do neither, you can still complete the mission if another player finishes the objective and makes it to extraction. Be warned that if you have spent more than 2 minutes idle (you cannot be anything but idle while dead on the ground) while the mission is being finished, you do not receive the end-of-mission bonuses like credits, bonus affinity, and Gift from the Lotus rewards; you keep in-game pickups and other affinity gained during the mission from activity. Dying will also have a chance to drop pickups similar to enemies, like any ammo type or energy.

When sentinels die, they might drop loot for you if they have Spare Parts equipped; you can double-dip if they have Regen equipped. On the other hand, if your Kubrow is killed in battle before you are (but not the other way around) they lose loyalty, which reduces the damage they deal and can only be restored by interacting with them while in the Orbiter.

Enemy CorpsesEdit

Dead enemies, from a technical perspective, are flagged as corpses and are subject to certain mechanics in that state. Most obviously, NekrosIcon272 Nekros can Desecrate130xDark Desecrate enemy corpses, treating separated body parts as separate corpses; this leads to players 'desecrating' corpses with Slash b Slash damage weapons before the Nekros can use their desecrate ability. Some enemies do not leave corpses, such as the Stalker.

There exist objects in the world that take the form of already-dead enemies, but these corpses are more like lockers (you press the action key to loot them) and do not interact like normal corpses.



If they choose to revive, the Warframe spends 10% of their acquired Affinity from the mission in progress and will rise up to release an energy blast that deals Impact b Impact, Slash b Slash, and Puncture b Puncture damage, knocking over nearby enemies. The Warframe will then be temporarily invulnerable. If you chose to forfeit, you have a chance to reverse your action by pressing ESC  and selecting the appropriate option. If a player's teammates are still alive, the player will enter a spectate mode. Choosing to forfeit allows you to spectate your team making it easier to see if you want to spend a life, which is good if you or your team is not geared enough for the mission.

By default, a player can only revive 4 times per mission. However, fully ranked Arcane items each grant 1 additional revive, for a maximum of 6 revives. Furthermore, new players during the Vor's Prize quest are instead given 12 revives during said quest.

When reviving, dead companions come back to life. Some players intentionally die and revive in order to bring back their companions for their useful long-term utility.

Quick ReviveEdit

During Bleedout, downed players are prompted at the bottom-center of their HUD with the Quick Revive option. The prompt displays the following: "HOLD X  TO RESPAWN: # REVIVES LEFT". When the X  key is held for 1 second, the downed player's Warframe will be revived, using the above-aforementioned mechanics for reviving after death.


  • Movement can prove to be cumbersome during Bleedout. Shuffling backwards doesn't always respond properly, and you can easily get caught on strange terrain.
  • If all living teammates make it to the extraction zone while a player elsewhere bleeds to death, the living must step out of the extraction zone and back to trigger the extraction sequence and the end of the mission.
  • Oddly, Syndicate Death Squads will keep the player alive in a downed state even whilst playing solo, despite having no further interaction with them unlike The Grustrag Three or the Zanuka Hunter.
  • On rare occasions, the revive button will still function, even after running out of numbered revives (though affinity will still be consumed). If one dies again after this, the revive counter will display a negative number.
  • If one enters a mission without a secondary weapon equipped and is put into bleedout, the player's Warframe will fall over either empty-handed, or with their most recently used (primary/melee) weapon in their hands, held like a pistol, but unusable. In this state, all one can do is shuffle around. This can even occur with exalted melee weapons, such as ExaltedBlade130xDark Exalted Blade or Hysteria130xDark Hysteria .
  • When a Warframe is incapacitated with dual pistols of any kind equipped, the same animation for holding a single pistol is used; while the pistol in the Warframe's right hand will animate and shoot, the one in their left hand will not, and usually clip through the other firearm. This has no functional effect, however.
    • Note that this does not happen with throwing weapons (such as the Kunai2 Kunai), which do have their own animations.


  • While bleeding out, you are still able to aim and shoot your sidearm.
  • The revival animation involves a green mist pouring out from the reviver's outstretched hand. There is no detail in the game yet to what that substance might be.
  • Note the red diamond above the "REVIVING 72%". It is actually a progress bar that becomes bright red as progress is made.

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 18.0

Revive 2.0:

  • Players now have 4 Revives available per Mission. Returning to your Landing Craft will refresh all Revives between missions.
  • Players can no longer purchase Revives in the Arsenal.
  • Revives used in Missions will have a small cost (approximately 10%) of experience for each Revive used. This is currently disabled, but will be activated in a future Update.

Update 14.0

  • Added a new Animation when you use a Revive in a session.

Update 10.5

  • Made it easier to revive fallen Tenno (facing angle no longer matters).

Update 5.0

  • New and improved revive system; includes temporary invulnerability!