Denial Bursa is one of the three types of Bursa introduced in Operation False Profit, specializing in crowd-control and area-denial attacks. The back side of a Denial Bursa holds a hackable console, which can only be accessed after the Bursa is incapacitated, and which allows Tenno to turn it against the enemy for a short duration before expiring. They have been added as regular enemies in Hotfix 18.4.10 and have a high chance of spawning whenever alarms are triggered in a Corpus mission of level 15 or higher.


  • While the Console cannot be hacked in combat, shooting it inflicts triple damage.  
  • Bursas are notably less agile compared to the MOA variants. 
  • All four of Limbo's abilities are fully effective on all 3 variants of Bursa with no duration reduction or diminishing returns. By using Banish or Cataclysm (preferably Banish, if playing Solo, as it's less likely to get caught in a Nullifier bubble) to push them into the Rift Plane, followed by Stasis to disable them, and a cast of Rift Surge to ensure they remain in the Rift Plane, a squad or even a solo player may easily dispatch Bursas.
  • As the defensive Bursa type, Denial Bursas operate by finding a choke point between map tiles (i.e. doors) and deploying an energy barricade that prevents Tenno from advancing. Tenno trying to walk through the bars will suffer heavy Magnetic b Magnetic damage with its associated proc, along with a Dispel to any active buffs.  
    • While the barricade itself is largely invulnerable, the projectors that create it are not.  Destroying the projectors (with weapons fire and certain Warframe abilities such as Valkyr's Paralysis) will deactivate the barricade.  
    • The Bursa will often loiter near the barricade, using its Shockwave Bash to knock players into it for almost certain death.  As such, it is recommended to bring the field down (by destroying the field projectors) before engaging the Bursa.  
  • The Denial Bursa is mostly armed with utility firearms: Its primary weapon shoots an orb which emits energy beams that slow nearby Tenno, and it occasionally fires beams to blind up to two Tenno. It is also equipped with volley-firing missile launchers similar to the Jackal's.  
  • The Denial Bursa is equipped with two Riot Shields, which it can deploy forward to block the stunning or knockback effects of Warframe powers and abilities. However, the Bursa cannot move while the shields are deployed, allowing fast-acting Tenno to circle behind it and attack its weak point.  
  • The Denial Bursa emits a short-range aura that reduces armor and slows shield regeneration.  
  • The Denial Bursa is resistant to stunning and crowd control abilities.  
    • Rhino's Rhino Stomp and Excalibur's Radial Blind will both affect the Bursa.  However, it will recover quicker than other units.  
    • Frost's Freeze is most effective, as it will both immobilize the Bursa and make it more vulnerable to damage.
  • Another effective (if slow) method is to use Inaros' Devour to trap the Bursa and drain it.  However, doing so will not create a sand shadow. 


  • Once alarms are active, a random Bursa can spawn within 30 seconds Needs more testing. After the initial Bursa is killed, a random Bursa will spawn every 60-180 seconds until alarms are reset.
    • Because finding the Capture target puts the mission on a lockdown equivalent to alarms, without actually having alarms active, this will continue to spawn Bursas with no way to disable them from spawning.
    • Due to recent changes to Capture mission mechanics, shortly after the capture target is downed a timer will begin. If the capture target is not collected before that timer expires, the mission will fail. After the capture target is collected, alarms are disabled and bursas will stop spawning. It does not appear enemies have the ability to reactivate alarms after the capture target is collected.Needs more testing
  • Bursa will not spawn on normal missions below level 15 — Venus and Phobos. This stipulation is ignored if it is a Nightmare mission or an endless mission (Defense, Excavation, Interception, Survival).
  • Initiating and failing a hack sequence will result in a Magnetic b Magnetic proc that drains the Warframe's energy.
  • As of Update: Lunaro, hacked Bursas will now have a higher chance of dropping mods.
  • Successfully hacking any defeated Bursa unit will cause it to immediately drop whatever loot it is carrying, rather than dropping its loot upon death.
  • If you are farming Denial Bursas for Inaros, Gulliver, Phobos spawns two Denial Bursas in the 10th, 15th or 20th wave. note: it seems that the denial bursas only spawn when a person with sands of inaros quest active is the host(requires further testing).  In the past, a good way to do this is to start a capture mission, and incapacitate the capture target (don't capture), then wait around the downed target until a random Bursa spawns. This can be done infinitely until you have gotten the amount of Denial Bursas you need. (DE has now put timers on capture missions making this an inefficient method).
  • Another method for farming Denial Bursas for Inaros is going to Ananke, Jupiter. When you find the capture target, don't kill it. Instead, you follow the target until one of the three Bursas spawn. It usually occurs after 60-120 seconds.


  • The Bursa was originally known as the Riot MOA, and is one of the winning fanmade designs from the Enemies of the Tenno contest, created by player Volkovyi aka Liger Inuzuka.[1]
  • Bursa is a Medieval Latin word meaning "purse", it also means "stock exchange" in several languages.


  • Using Parasitic Link on allied bursa will sometimes revert it to hostile state.

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 20.3
  • Bursas will now drop the items from their 'hacked' drop tables immediately after being hacked rather than when they die after being hacked so that players do not need to stick around until their life timer expires.
  • Fixed Bursas being unhackable after dying while attempting to hack.

Hotfix 20.0.7

  • Fixed Denial Bursa's slow orb effect lingering indefinitely even if the orb despawns.

Hotfix 19.8.1

  • Bursa spawning is now disabled for the duration of the Raptors' mission (was previously duration of boss fight). This fixes Bursas following you into the boss fight after triggering the alarm before initiating the boss fight.

Update 19.0

  • Adjusted the minimum level of Bursas to help spread out their presence across the Star Chart:
    • Mission Level 15+ = Denial Bursa
  • Fixed numerous issues with enemy projectiles being able to affect players through solid objects.

Update: Recurring Nightmares

  • Fixed Bursa's spawning in boss battles that they’re not intended to join.

Update: The Index Preview

  • Bursas will now count as killed for Exterminate / Defense as soon as they go into pre-death so they won't hold up these mission modes.

Update: The Silver Grove 3.0

  • Fixed a script-error that would occur if the target was destroyed while a Bursa was winding up.

Update: The Silver Grove 2.0

  • Fixed a crash related to Bursas.

Update: Lunaro

  • Bursas will no longer drop Common Mods (Revenge, Ammo Drum).
  • Increased the Mod drop rate on hacked Bursas.

Update 18.11

  • Fixed Bursa’s not eventually dying after being hacked in Corpus Extermination missions.

Hotfix 18.10.2

  • Fixed a crash related to Denial Bursas.

Hotfix 18.6.3

  • Reduced the turn rate of Bursas so that they are slightly easier to flank.
  • Fixed an error that caused Bursas to constantly spawn regardless of alarm status in a Mission.
  • Bursa weapon damage has been reduced.
  • Bursa overall health and armor has been reduced.
  • Bursa front-facing damage reduction has been reduced.

Hotfix 18.5.5

  • Bursa’s will no longer spawn when the alarms are active during the Blast Door stage on Corpus Ship Sabotage.

Hotfix 18.5.4

  • Fixed Bursa MOAs not properly reporting their kills as belonging to a player in challenges after they’ve been hacked.
  • Fixed Bursa spawning mechanics to prevent unlimited spawns in missions where alarms could not be disabled.

Hotfix 18.4.11

  • Fixed an issue with Bursas being stuck on their platforms in the Divine Will Tactical Alert.

Hotfix 18.4.10

  • Corpus Bursa MOAs make a return to the battlefield!

Hotfix 16.4.4

  • Slightly increased the Isolation Bursa’s ability cooldowns.

Hotfix 16.4.3

  • Fixed players not receiving any credits / Operation completion if they participate in a Bursa MOA hack in a party with a player that had no Void Offerings in their inventory. Players affected by this will be reimbursed appropriate to Credits lost through this error.
  • Event Scoring will now allow for the level of the Bursa to act as a multiplier for your score. The higher level the Bursa, the greater your score.
  • Fixed Bursa MOA reinforcements not properly spawning to defend the Bursa MOA, and adjusted the levels of the enemy reinforcements.
  • Bursa MOA’s radial blind cooldown has been increased from 16s to 30s.
  • Bursa MOA’s radial blind range has been decreased from 90m to 15m.
  • Updated various audio effects on Bursa MOA’s attacks.

Hotfix 16.4.2

  • Fixed an issue that allowed you to use your Void Offerings via the Gear Menu when you were close to a Bursa. The intended way for your offering to be retrieved was via hacking the Bursa’s back panel, not by using the Gear menu. This is what lead to the majority of score-related & credit consumption bugs. Now that it is fixed, we will begin working on the reimbursement script.

Update 16.4

  • Introduced as part of Operation: False Profit.
Last updated: Update 23.5

See alsoEdit


  1. Warframe Forums Enemy Corpus Submissions

Start a Discussion Discussions about Denial Bursa

  • For Inaros Quest

    2 messages
    • I think I found a good location for Denial Bursa: Europa - Abaddon Follow the instruction in the notes for capture mission.
    • The notes in Denial Bursa wiki.
  • Hacking Bursas?

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    • So it only triggers the stuff from the event?  that's dissapointing, I remember back when DE showed them on a devstream before they w...
    • that will happen when the bursas are permanently implemented in the game