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Loki deploys a holographic copy of himself that draws enemy fire and absorbs a portion of enemy health and shields.

Introduced in Vanilla (2012-10-25)

AbilityStrengthBuff Strength:15% (Decoy health and shield absorb)
AbilityDurationBuff Duration:7 / 15 / 20 / 25 s
AbilityRangeBuff Range:15 m (health and shield absorb range)

Misc: 100 m (cast range)
400 SP (Decoy shields)
200 HP (Decoy health)
? % (physical status chances)
1 (limit of decoys)

Subsumable to Helminth


  • Loki expends EnergyOrb25 energy to create a holographic decoy within a range of 100 meters at the location on the aiming reticle. With heightened Threat Level, 400 Shield and 200 Health points increased by AbilityStrengthBuff15% of all enemy shields and health within AbilityRangeBuff15 meters of the decoy when cast, the decoy will draw enemy fire and last for a maximum of AbilityDurationBuff7 / 15 / 20 / 25 seconds or until destroyed by enemy attacks.
    • The decoy wields a Lato Lato (LexPrime Lex Prime in Loki PrimeIcon272 Loki Prime's case), with which it is capable of inflicting DmgImpactSmall64 Impact, DmgPunctureSmall64 Puncture, and DmgSlashSmall64 Slash Status Effects.
      • The decoy's shots do not inflict damage. However, they still count as hits for purposes such as ArcaneStrike Arcane Strike.
    • Only 1 decoy can be available at a time. Deploying a new decoy while one is already active will remove the previous decoy from the field.
    • If enough damage is done to the decoy, it will collapse and disappear.
  • If aimed at a ceiling or the sky, the decoy will appear directly below the aimed point, allowing it to be placed in higher platforms.
  • If placed in a position where enemies cannot reach:
    • Within a few seconds Infested enemies will swap their aggro to another target.
    • Grineer and Corpus enemies will keep trying to aim at the Decoy until it disappears even if they cannot see or hit it, making it extremely effective if placed in good cover against enemy fire.
  • Decoy has a tendency to fall through certain props on the map. This means a decoy can be placed on top of something, for example: a pillar, and it will sometimes fall through it, being protected from within the prop.
  • Decoy's shields regenerate over time.
  • Has a cast time of ~0.6 seconds.
  • Subsuming Loki to the Helminth will offer Decoy and its augments to be used by other Warframes.


Main article: Damage Decoy

Damage Decoy is a Warframe Augment Mod for LokiIcon272 Loki's Decoy130xWhite Decoy ability that allows Decoy to be cast onto an enemy, turning that enemy hostile to everything and inciting former allies to attack while having their damage reflected, amplified, and additionally succumbed to 5 random status effects.

Damage Decoy

Main article: Deceptive Bond

Deceptive Bond is a Warframe Augment Mod for LokiIcon272 Loki's Decoy130xWhite Decoy in PvE and Conclave that redirects damage dealt to Loki to the decoy, and vice versa.

Deceptive Bond

Main article: Savior Decoy

Savior Decoy is a Warframe Augment Mod for LokiIcon272 Loki that allows Decoy130xWhite Decoy to absorb any fatal damage dealt to the player before switching places, along with passively increasing Decoy's Casting Speed.

Savior Decoy

Tips & Tricks

  • Enemies will focus on the decoy if it is deployed closer to them than Loki is, allowing Loki to deal heavy damage or escape an area without being targeted.
  • Decoy's defenses do not increase at higher levels or with Ability Strength, making it very weak at high levels if not placed in cover.
  • Decoy130xWhite Decoy can be used in conjunction with SwitchTeleport130xWhite Switch Teleport, essentially allowing teleportation to any point where Decoy can be placed. It should be noted that sometimes there is no switch and loki is just teleporting close to decoy, so careful placing is required sometimes.
  • The hologram blocks lasers from Laser Barriers, allowing passage through when deployed directly on top of them (as they only emit from one side).
  • Decoy can be used as means to find or lure out hiding enemies.
    • The copy will only start firing its Lato if there is an enemy close enough to be attracted, but it will not stop firing once all affected enemies are dead. Keep this in mind when using Decoy to scout enemy locations.
  • Can also be used to hold doors open, which can be useful when the following area is full of enemies, allowing players to engage them from a safer distance.
  • LimboIcon272 Limbo can put the decoy in the rift, making it completely invincible against enemies not also in the rift, although this eliminates its ability to apply procs on enemies.
  • Can obtain bonus shielding from Shield Osprey Specters, adding some shielding while increasing the shield recharge rate and delay of the decoy. The Specter will also automatically prioritize targets like Decoy to protect, just like it will prioritize following other specters. Note that the osprey is terribly weak, and the decoy will attract heavy fire, making the possibility of the specter dying quickly much higher.


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