Drifting Contact is a rare Melee mod that extends the duration of the Melee Combo Counter and increases status chance.


Rank Combo Duration Status chance Cost
0 +2.5 sec +10% 2
1 +5 sec +20% 3
2 +7.5 sec +30% 4
3 +10 sec +40% 5


  • Drifting Contact is additive with similar mods. For example, a Galatine o Galatine with a max rank Drifting Contact and Mod TT 20pxMelee Prowess will have a 20% × (1 + 40% + 15%) = 31% status chance.
  • Obtained from medium Nightmare Missions, which can be found on Phobos, Jupiter, Saturn, Void, Lua, Europa, Ceres and Kuva Fortress.
  • At max rank, Drifting Contact increases the total melee combo counter time to 13 seconds.
    • Combined with Mod TT 20pxBody Count and Mod TT 20pxGladiator Rush, the counter time is increased to 31 seconds.
    • With "Power Spike" (Naramon Focus node) the Melee Combo Counter decreases by a certain amount (at Rank 1, 20) each time that the Counter would run out. So, with a maxed Drifting Contact, it decreases the Counter every 13 seconds. Without mods, the Counter gets decreased every 3 seconds.
  • Can be stacked with Mod TT 20pxMelee Prowess, Mod TT 20pxVolcanic Edge, Mod TT 20pxVicious Frost, Mod TT 20pxVoltaic Strike, Mod TT 20pxVirulent Scourge, and Mod TT 20pxEnduring Strike for a 355% increase in Status Chance while Channeling. On weapons with at least 22% base Status Chance, this allows them to achieve a total Status Chance value of 100%, allowing every strike to deal Status Effect procs.
    • Mod TT 20pxWeeping Wounds can further increase the Status Chance depending on the Melee Combo Counter.
  • Works well with other mods affecting Melee Combos like Mod TT 20pxWeeping Wounds, Mod TT 20pxBody Count, Mod TT 20pxGladiator Rush, Mod TT 20pxBlood Rush, Mod TT 20pxRising Storm and Mod TT 20pxSurging Dash.

See AlsoEdit

Patch HistoryEdit

Hotfix 24.1.2
  • Fixed Chilling Reload, Streamlined Form, and Drifting Contact missing from Alerts.

Update: Recurring Nightmares

  • Introduced.
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