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Overworld combat on Duviri uses the Drifter who has unique move and attack sets compared to the typical Warframe gameplay. However, The Undercroft sections of Duviri will return back to Warframe gameplay.

Movement and Controls[]

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The Drifter is their own playable character during certain quests.

  • They have 250 health and no shields.
  • Their abilities operate on a cooldown rather than using energy.
  • They can crouch, slide, and roll but cannot double jump or bullet jump.
  • Unlike Warframes, the Drifter takes DmgImpactSmall64 Impact damage from falling at high heights. This is especially noticeable in Duviri with its tall cliffs and houses.
    • Kaithes do not experience fall damage, however.
    • Rolling just before landing will negate fall damage entirely.

Duviri[]

  • The Drifter is equipped with a Sirocco Sirocco sidearm and one of the available melee weapons: Sun&Moon Sun & Moon, Syam Syam, Azothane Azothane, Edun Edun, Sampotes Sampotes, or Argo&Vel Argo & Vel.
  • They possess unique Melee moves not available to Warframes:
    • Target lock (default R ).
    • Target swapping (default Mouse Wheel  during target lock).
    • Parrying and projectile reflecting (blocking, default RMB , right before being attacked).
    • Power Strike (blocking + heavy attack, default RMB  + MMB ; has a cooldown indicated by a gauge beneath the reticle). Each weapon has their own Power Strike:
      • Sun & Moon: Sends forth two arcs of explosive energy that deal DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity damage and guaranteed status.
      • Syam: Releases two spinning slashes in quick succession, inflicting Lifted b Lifted.
      • Azothane: Plunges the blade into the ground to release five energy waves forward in a cone, dealing DmgColdSmall64 Cold damage and guaranteed status.
      • Edun: Quickly slashes upward to release a cloud of dust in a short range to Knockdown b Knockdown the foe, opening them to ground finisher.
      • Sampotes: Slams the ground to release a shockwave that travels forward in a line, inflicting DmgFireSmall64 Heat damage and guaranteed status.
      • Argo & Vel: Performs a charged swing that inflicts DmgSlashSmall64 Slash. Perfect parrying resets Power Strike cooldown.
    • Quick-shot (default LMB ) will quickly fire the Sirocco and immediately re-equip the melee weapon.
    • Certain enemy attacks are unblockable, and others are interruptible using the Sirocco.
  • Switching from melee to range weapon requires a key press (default F ) and allows to aim (default RMB ), while using the melee weapon (default E ) will switch to melee mode.

Abilities[]

The Drifter in Duviri possess 4 abilities:

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Summon Kaithe

Summon your Kaithe. Cast again to dismount. Dismounting can also be performed by melee attacking and can occur when taking damage from enemies.


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Guiding Hand

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Restorative (Duviri)

Cast to restore 100 Health to Drifter and clear Status Effects.


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Smoke Screen (Duviri)

Cast to throw a smoke grenade that releases smoke in a 10 meter radius, turning Drifter and teammates invisible while inside of it.


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With Drifter Intrinsics Combat Rank 3, the Drifter can unlock Transference Surge as their 5th ability, where dealing damage fills a gauge that when maxed allows the Drifter to summon their Warframe to Duviri for 10 seconds (15 with Combat Rank 8).

While riding their Kaithe, abilities 3 and 4 are replaced by other abilities unlockable through Intrinsics Riding Rank 3 and 6:

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Hoof Stomp

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Steadfast Dismount

Intrinsics[]

For Railjack Intrinsics, see Railjack/Intrinsics.
Main article: Drifter/Intrinsics

Drifter Intrinsics are skill point system to enhance their prowess. Intrinsics are awarded from Duviri-related activities, but Affinity Booster does not affect their gains. Acquired points can be spent using the well of golden rings in the Dormizone and Teshin's Cave.

There are four main Intrinsic classes that the player can invest in, with each class having a max rank of 10: Combat, Riding, Opportunity, and Endurance.

There is no way to reallocate points once invested.

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Improve the Drifter’s fighting skills.
—In-Game Description

The Combat Intrinsics strengthens the Drifter's fighting prowess in Duviri.

Rank Ability Description Notes
1 Deadly Decrees Each active Decree grants +10% Damage.
  • Each Decree stack applies a damage bonus.
  • Damage bonus is additive to other base damage increases such as Mod TT 20px Serration and Mod TT 20px Hornet Strike.
  • Affects certain Warframe abilities.
2 Adrenaline Surge In Duviri, Restorative boosts movement speed for 5 seconds.
3 Transference Sync Unlock Transference Surge, the ability to briefly summon a Warframe in Duviri by pressing 5  when the Transference bar is full.
  • Dealing damage to enemies fills a gauge above the ability icons. Once full, the Warframe can be summoned into Duviri for 10 seconds.
4 Swifter Strike In Duviri, Drifter Power Strike cooldown is reduced by 30%.
5 Swifter Abilities In Duviri, Drifter ability cooldown is reduced by 20%.
  • Restorative cooldown reduced to 12 seconds.
  • Smoke Screen cooldown reduced to 48 seconds.
  • Does not affect Guiding Hand or Kaithe abilities.
6 Neural Pulse In Duviri, the Guiding Hand ability will expose a weakpoint on enemies for 10s. Hitting a weakpoint will deal 3x damage.
7 Weaponmaster In Duviri, weapon critical hit chance increases by +20% additively.
  • Also affects Warframes.
8 Transference Synergy Increase Transference Surge duration by 50%.
  • Transference Surge duration increased to 15 seconds.
9 Muscle Mass Drifter deals +25% damage. In the Origin System, both Drifter and Operator receive this boost.
10 Overpowering Abilities In Duviri, using an Ability increases damage by 150% for 3 seconds.

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Enhance Kaithe-riding.
—In-Game Description

The Riding Intrinsics allows the use of Kaithe riding and provides beneficiary effects while aboard the steed.

Rank Ability Description Notes
1 Summon Kaithe Tap 1  to summon your Kaithe.
2 Cavalier Strength Increased resistance to being dismounted by an enemy.
3 Hoof Stomp While riding a Kaithe, press 3  to command your Kaithe to stomp, knocking enemies back and reducing their armor.
4 Fast Travel Use the map to fast travel to central Duviri locations and Materliths.
5 Smooth Path Plants and rocks are marked on the map when you ride your Kaithe.
6 Steadfast Dismount While riding a Kaithe, press 4  to dismount and gain 150 Overguard. 150 second cooldown between uses.
7 Endurance Racer Reduce cooldown between dashes.
8 Unique Identity Name your Kaithe.
9 Equestrian Bond Receive Kaithe Summon for Origin System Open World missions.
10 Herd Travel Use the map to fast travel to other Drifters.

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DrifterIntrinsicOpportunity
Give the Drifter better luck and more options.
—In-Game Description

The Opportunity Intrinsics unlocks more available Warframe, weapon, and Decree selections within Duviri.

Rank Ability Description Notes
1 Expanded Decrees Decree selections offer one additional option.
  • Increases number of available Decree selections from 3 to 4.
2 Expanded Arsenal Gain two additional weapon choices in Teshin’s Cave.
  • Increases number of weapon options from 4 to 6.
3 Lucky Opener Gain a free Decree when you enter Duviri.
4 Warframe Abundance Gain one additional Warframe option in Teshin’s Cave.
  • Increases number of Warframe choices from 3 to 4.
  • Also enables Teshin’s Cave offerings to be previewed in the Star Chart before entering Duviri
5 Treasure Finder +50% chance to receive Rare Decrees.
6 Fresh Hand Discard offered Decrees and get a new selection, up to 3 times per Duviri visit.
7 Maximized Arsenal Gain two additional weapon choices in Teshin’s Cave.
  • Further increases number of weapon options to 8.
8 Warframe Diversity Gain one additional Warframe option in Teshin’s Cave.
  • Further increases number of Warframe choices to 5.
9 High Value Vendor Acrithis’s stock now includes one Arcane per day.
10 Stranger in Black An unlikely ally will occasionally appear in Teshin’s Cave as a playable Warframe.
  • Unlocks the Stalker Stalker as a Warframe option.

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Boost the Drifter’s powers of survival.
—In-Game Description

The Endurance Intrinsics bolsters the Drifter's survivability in Duviri.

Rank Ability Description Notes
1 Fortifying Decrees Each active Decree grants +25 Health to Drifter.
  • Each Decree stack applies a health bonus.
  • Also affects Warframes.
2 Restorative Decree Gaining a Decree fully restores Health and Energy.
  • Also affects Warframes.
3 Determination One additional Revive is available in Duviri.
  • Also affects Warframes.
4 Deft Defender Parry grants +25 Health. Precise Parry grants +50 Health.
5 Born Survivor +50% additional Health.
6 Precision Power On precise parry, gain extra charge for Transference Surge.
7 Sharpshooter’s Bounty Landing a headshot restores +10 Health/s for 5s.
  • Also affects Warframes.
8 Tenacity One additional Revive is available in Duviri.
  • Also affects Warframes.
9 Tough As Old Boots Gain +5 Health/s as Drifter. In the Origin System, both Drifter and Operator receive this boost.
10 Cheat Death Fatal damage leaves you at 20% Health and invulnerable for 3 seconds. 200 second cooldown.
  • 200 seconds is equal to 3 minutes and 20 seconds.
  • Also affects Warframes.
  • Cooldown ends upon dying or entering bleedout.

The New War[]

  • When introduced in the Quest, the Drifter is equipped with a Sirocco Sirocco sidearm and Rumblejack Rumblejack melee weapon. They later receive Nataruk Nataruk as a primary weapon.
  • During The New War, the Drifter has access to only 3 abilities, which have different key-bindings and cooldown values from their Duviri counter-parts.
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In the climax of The New War, they lose their other abilities and can no longer use primary or melee weapons as the Sirocco becomes an Amp. Their normal gameplay as well as their health and shield values becomes functionally equivalent to the Operator.

Weapons[]

The Drifter has access to the Sirocco Sirocco and one of the following melee weapons:

These weapons cannot be modded and have unique stats that differ from their Warframe gameplay counterpart.

Decrees and Upgrades[]

Main article: Decree

Instead of using the modding system to upgrade the player and their weapons, Duviri provides Decrees through gameplay that can progressively increase player's power during a Duviri gameplay session.

Drifter Intrinsics are Upgrades that persist across multiple Duviri sessions.

See Also[]

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