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Electric Shield
Volt deploys an obstacle of energy, providing cover in any situation.

Meters per Energy Drained: 4 m
Duration:10 / 15 / 20 / 25 s
Misc:50% (damage bonus)
200% (critical damage bonus)
6 m x 4.25 m (static shield)
2 m x 3 m (current shield)
6 (shields limit)

  • Volt creates an electrical energy barrier 4.25 meters high and 6 meters wide that absorbs enemy fire, lasting for 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 seconds. Shots fired through the shield made by Volt and his allies gain 50% DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity damage and 200% critical multiplier.
    • Duration is affected by Ability Duration.
    • Height and width of the shield as well as the damage bonus are not affected by mods.
    • The DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity damage bonus is an additive bonus that's applied to the weapon's base damage, similar to an elemental mod. For an unmodified weapon that inflicts 100 base damage, firing through a shield will increase the total damage to 100 × (1 + 0.5) = 150. The weapon now inflicts 100 base damage and 50 DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity damage.
    • Firing through multiple Shields will cause the DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity damage bonus to stack additively (e.g., firing through 3 shields will grant a 150% DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity damage bonus). The critical multiplier bonus on the other hand does not stack with additional shields.
    • The DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity damage bonus does not combine with other elemental types to create secondary elements; the weapon will separately proc the elements present on it and DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity from Electric Shield.
    • Warframe abilities do not gain bonuses from being fired through the shield, with the exception of EmberIcon272.png Ember's Fireball130xDark.png Fireball, FrostIcon272.png Frost's Freeze130xDark.png Freeze, OberonIcon272.png Oberon's Smite130xDark.png Smite, and VaubanIcon272.png Vauban's Flechette Orb.
    • The critical multiplier is multiplied after weapon mods, meaning it will take your modded critical damage and double it.
  • Volt has the ability to pickup one of his Static Shields through a context action. Doing so will cause the shield to decrease in size to 2.0 m × 3.0 m and become mobile. Activating the context action again will revert the Current Shield back into a Static Shield.
    • The position and movement of the Current Shield will be fixed to the target reticle, meaning the Shield will move with the camera while being within 1.5 meters of Volt.
    • When the Current Shield is equipped Volt will be limited to the use of only his secondary and melee weapons and will have his speed and mobility reduced.
    • Enemies hit by the Current Shield while Volt is sprinting will be ragdolled.
    • Volt will be drained 1 energy for every 4 meters he travels with the Current Shield equipped.
      • Distance Per Energy is affected by Ability Efficiency through the equation DPE = 4 ÷ (2 − (1 + Efficiency Mods)).
    • Only one shield can be equipped at a time.
  • A maximum of 6 separate Electric Shields can be cast at any given time. Casting Electric Shields after reaching the maximum will remove the oldest shield.
  • Electric Shield affects certain weapons differently:
    • All primary and secondary weapons will gain DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity damage and amplified critical damage.
      • Pellets from gunblades, like Redeemer.png Redeemer and Sarpa.png Sarpa, also gain the buff.
    • Thrown melee weapons, such as the Glaive.png Glaive, are not affected by Electric Shield.
    • Weapons that have additional sources of damage, such as the Quanta.png Quanta, will have their additional sources affected by Electric Shield so long as the damage can be modified. For example, firing a Torid.png Torid grenade through a Shield will affect the projectile damage and the area damage. Firing a MutalistQuanta.png Mutalist Quanta orb through a Shield will not affect the orb's contact damage, but it will affect the orb's explosion damage.
    • Held-trigger weapons will gain hitscan properties.
  • While most hostile gunfire and AoE damage are blocked by Electric Shield, weapons with innate punch through, such as a Scorch's Ignis.png Ignis, can bypass Electric Shield.
  • Prevents self-stagger from AoE weapons if the player shoots behind the shield.
  • Ability Synergy: Casting Shock130xDark.png Shock through an Electric Shield will electrify it, inflicting 100% of Shock's damage to enemies that pass through it (e.g., Electric Shield will deal 260 damage if Shock's modified damage is 260).
    • The bonus damage from Volt's passive will also be stacked onto the damage from Shock (e.g., Electric Shield will deal 810 damage if Shock's modified damage is 260 and the Passive bonus is 550 at the time Shock is cast).

Main article: Transistor Shield

Transistor Shield is a Warframe Augment Mod for VoltIcon272.png Volt's ElectricShield130xDark.png Electric Shield that allows allies to pick up and move Electric Shields, with no energy cost for moving them. Additionally, a percentage of enemy damage absorbed by the Electric Shield(s) will add up to Volt's Static Discharge passive.

Rank Damage Absorbed Cost
0 150% 6
1 200% 7
2 250% 8
3 300% 9

Main article: Recharge Barrier

Recharge Barrier is a PvE and Conclave Warframe Augment Mod for VoltIcon272.png Volt's ElectricShield130xDark.png Electric Shield that restores allies' shields when they pass through the barrier.

Rank % max shields restored Cost
0 20% 6
1 25% 7
2 30% 8
3 35% 9

Tips & Tricks
  • Multiple instances of the Electric Shield can provide a 360o wall of protection, or can be used once if backing up into a tight space, blocking enemy fire from all angles.
  • Note that Electric Shield does not protect its users from above and below attacks. Placing them above and below the player can be done to counter this.
  • As Electric Shield doesn't buff Warframes directly but instead the weapons fired through it, it's one of the only ways to increase Operator damage output. This is particularly useful for Eidolon hunts.

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  • The Penta.png Penta does not gain any damage bonuses.
  • The Ignis.png Ignis, Embolist.png Embolist and Opticor.png Opticor lose their AoE properties.
  • If Shock is cast through Electric Shield with the max bonus damage from Static Discharge (1000) the total damage dealt may be slightly lower than expected (e.g., if Shock adds 100 damage to Electric Shield plus the 1000 bonus damage from passive, the amount of damage inflicted will only be 1098 instead of 1100).


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