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EnsnareMod.png Ensnare130xWhite.png
Bind a helpless target in living metal, entangling others who stray too close. Whipclaw will refresh the trap allowing it to capture more enemies.
Duration:10 / 12 / 13 / 15 s (duration)
0.5 s (spread delay)
Range:15 / 20 / 25 / 30 m (cast range)
6 / 7 / 8 / 10 m (spread radius)
Misc:2.0x (damage multiplier)
75% (reduced duration)
Subsumable to Helminth

  • Khora thrashes her whip at an enemy target within 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 meters, binding it in living metal for 10 / 12 / 13 / 15 seconds. While ensnared, the target is completely disabled, as the living metal propagates and pulls in all nearby enemies within a 6 / 7 / 8 / 10 meters radius after a 0.5 second delay.
    • Cast range and spread radius are affected by Ability Range.
    • Ensnare duration is affected by Ability Duration, while spread delay is inversely affected (e.g. more duration lowers delay).
    • Casting speed is affected by Mod TT 20px.png Natural Talent and Mod TT 20px.png Speed Drift.
    • Ensnare pulls enemies from behind obstacles and does not require line of sight.
    • Propagation always occur after the delay, regardless of any enemies actually being in range.
  • Enemies pulled by the initial target are disabled for 75% of total duration, while extending the propagation effect to pull in and disable all unaffected enemies around them; enemies pulled by branch targets are disabled for 75% of the previously reduced duration, but do not propagate.
    • Reduced duration percentage is not affected by mods.
    • Subsequently ensnared enemies cannot be affected by the same instance of Ensnare again once freed, including the propagation effect from both the initial and branch targets.
  • Ability Synergy: Ensnared enemies receive 200% damage from Whipclaw130xDark.png Whipclaw and Venari. Additionally, ensnared enemies hit by Whipclaw will propagate again to pull in new enemies.
    • Whipclaw propagation refresh is considered as a new instance of Ensnare, therefore it will affect enemies freed from a previous cast.
  • Cannot be recast on affected targets.
  • Casting Ensnare is a full-body animation that stops grounded movement and other actions.
  • The ensnared target is visually trapped within a cluster of spinning, living metal coils, while both the original target and branch targets glow faintly in Khora's chosen energy color.
  • When Ensnare propagates, living chains briefly lash out from the source enemy to pull in new targets before disappearing.
  • The living metal coils on the target are affected by Khora's chosen Appearance colors.
  • Subsuming Khora to the Helminth will offer Ensnare and its augments to be used by other Warframes.

Tips & Tricks
  • Take advantage of Ensnare's long cast range to trap a group of enemies before you, Venari, your other Companion, or your teammates can reach them. Doing so ensures Ensnare has time to propagate after its delay.
  • Cast on key targets such as Bombards to quickly disable them, while pulling any nearby enemies toward it.
  • Ensnared enemies stand upright and will not move while debuffed, making this ability great for performing consistent headshots.
  • Enemies around the initial target will have reduced durations on their debuff, lasting for a shorter time the farther out they are.
  • Unlike Strangledome130xDark.png Strangledome, Ensnare is capable of stunning a Demolisher however their disruption pulses every 5 seconds will remove Ensnare, so regular recasts will be needed to keep a Demolisher locked down.
  • Cast Ensnare and follow up with Whipclaw130xDark.png Whipclaw to deal double damage and apply Status Effects to multiple enemies at once, while earning multiple hits toward the melee combo counter.
  • Ensnared enemies that survive Whipclaw's explosion have their propagation effects refreshed. This causes them to propagate after the delay to pull in new enemies around them.
  • Cast Ensnare on enemies near Venari or command her to attack a marked ensnared target for double damage.
  • Cast Ensnare on enemies trapped by Strangledome130xDark.png Strangledome to spread its effects to nearby enemies, allowing Whipclaw and Venari to deal double damage to ensnared enemies.
    • When Strangledome ends, ensnared enemies will be pulled to the original target if the debuff is still active. Use this opportunity to attack them with weapons, Venari130xDark.png Venari, and Whipclaw.

  • Maximization
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