Exodia Contagion is an Arcane Enhancement for Zaws that unleashes a projectile of Infested energy upon performing an aerial melee attack while aim gliding after a bullet jump or double jump.

Effect[edit | edit source]

Rank Damage (after 30m) Explosion radius
0 100% 10m
1 200% 10m
2 300% 10m
3 400% 10m

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

  • Upon performing a mid-air attack while Aim Gliding after bullet jumping or double jumping, an infested projectile will be launched towards the player's target.
    • Two projectiles can be launched before touching the ground by bullet jumping, melee attacking during aim glide, then double jumping and melee attacking during aim glide again.
      • Chroma's Dragon's Flight passive can allow for a third projectile to be launched, using his additional jump prior to another melee attack during aim glide.
  • Base projectile damage, critical chance, critical damage, and status chance depends on the Zaw's Stat and equipped mods on the Zaw.
  • Has multiple damage instances; projectile direct-hit, explosion and direct-hit DoT
    • Projectile direct-hit does 2x the Zaw's damage, with a damage distribution of 33% Impact b.svg Impact, 33% Puncture b.svg Puncture, and 33% Slash b.svg Slash damage.
    • The explosion does 5x the Zaw's damage, with a damage distribution of 100% Viral b.png Viral damage.
    • The direct-hit DoT does 1x the Zaw's damage, with a damage distribution of 100% Blast b.png Blast damage.
  • Explosion has a forced Impact b.svg Impact proc.
  • Direct hits on enemies makes the projectile stick to them, dealing damage and inflicting a forced Impact b.svg Impact proc each second for 4 seconds, after which it explodes on the 5th second.
  • The projectile can proc Mod TT 20px.pngBerserker.
  • The projectile can proc Mod TT 20px.pngShattering Impact on a direct hit, however it will not proc on the explosion.
  • The projectile can be launched with a heavy attack by sliding in the air while heavy attacking. It does not gain any additional damage when launched in this way.
    • The effects of Mod TT 20px.pngKilling Blow do not apply, same with any crit mod that has a 2x bonus on heavy attacks. (e.g. Mod TT 20px.pngTrue Steel) (this statement might be incorrect, some limited testing seems to indicate these effects do apply when launched in this way.)
    • Windup speed does not shorten the attack animation.
  • The damage from the projectile is affected by stealth damage multipliers.
  • The damage of the projectile is increased after traveling 30 meters, indicated by a small burst of energy at that point. The amount of increase depends on the rank of the Arcane.
  • The projectile can be controlled by IvaraIcon272.png Ivara's Navigator130xDark.png Navigator ability, but the projectile will disappear in the air a few seconds after hitting an enemy or VoltIcon272.png Volt's ElectricShield130xDark.png Electric Shield if the ability is still in use.
    • If controlled by Navigator, the projectile will not gain the damage bonus after traveling 30m.
  • The projectile will not be redirected by MagIcon272.png Mag's Magnetize130xDark.png Magnetize ability.
  • The damage can't be increased with Madurai's Void Strike.
  • The speed of the projectile is affected by attack speed mods and buffs. The base attack speed of the Zaw has no influence on the projectile speed of Exodia Contagion.
  • Projectile hits do not count towards the Melee Combo Counter.
  • The projectile is not affected by range mods.
  • The range of the explosion is an 8-meter radius.
    • The projectile is affected by gravity but is otherwise not range-limited.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Trading tax scales with rank:
    • Rank 0: Credits64.png100,000
    • Rank 1: Credits64.png300,000
    • Rank 2: Credits64.png600,000
    • Max Rank: Credits64.png1,000,000

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The projectile launched takes on the appearance of the Zaw's Strike, which will embed itself on the first surface it hits before disappearing after a few seconds.
    • If a skin is equipped, it will take on the appearance of the full weapon (minus the sheath for Nikanas).
  • Installing this arcane (or Exodia Epidemic) on a Zaw will give the Zaw's Links an infested visual appearance.
  • Unlike other Exodia Arcanes, Exodia Contagion depicts a symbol, instead of inscription.
  • Prior to Update 24.6, Exodia Contagion was purchasable as a blueprint with the following requirements to build:
Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 1 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 10
MarketIcon.png Market Price: N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price: ReputationBlackx64.png500 + Credits64.png1,500

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Occasionally the projectile will not disappear after the second explosion.

Media[edit | edit source]

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 29.5

  • Fixed Exodia Contagion no longer inheriting base critical chance, critical damage, and status chance from equipped Zaw.
  • (Undocumented) fixed clients not dealing Blast damage on the initial explosion.

Update 28.3

  • (Undocumented) Projectile does not inherit base critical chance, critical damage, and status chance stats from equipped Zaw. Now has a fixed 20% critical chance and 2.0x critical multiplier. Projectile no longer explodes on final tick.

Hotfix 27.4.2

  • Fixed Exodia Contagion’s projectiles being invisible when a Skin is equipped.

Update 27.4

  • Fixed Exodia Contagion projectiles ignoring Limbo’s Rift status of enemies/the player, letting it hit enemies across the Rift.
    • This allowed for Limbo to attack from a position of invulnerability, where normally damage cannot cross the Rift unless it’s a Warframe ability of some kind. We intentionally did not fix this until after the Scarlet Spear event, but it is a bug.
  • Fixed Volt's Shield causing Exodia Contagion's projectile to never explode.

Update 27.3

  • Fixed Exodia Contagion not triggering if your weapon is out of Ammo.

Update 24.6

  • Replaced Arcane Blueprints with Arcanes in Operational Supply Offerings meaning that Arcanes no longer need to be built.
    • Players that had previous Arcane Blueprints in Inventory were crafted on patch login for free.

Update 24.4

  • Exodia Contagion now requires you to be Aim Gliding to launch the Infested energy projectile.

Hotfix 24.0.7

  • Fixed Zaws not applying negative damage modifiers to projectiles launched from the Exodia Contagion Arcane.

Update 22.20

  • Exodia Contagion’s Infested projectile 30 meter damage multiplier now also takes into account your combo multiplier.

Update 22.19

  • Fixed Exodia Contagion's interaction with Covert Lethality, resulting in the +100 damage being applied to the projectile damage multiplier instead of the base projectile damage.

Update 22.6

  • Fixed the range increase from Iron Vault scaling with Exodia Contagion.

Update 22.4

  • Fixed Ivara’s Navigator causing Exodia Contagion projectiles to get stuck floating in the air.
  • Fixed not being able to control Exodia Contagion projectiles with Ivara’s Navigator (enjoy, DK).

Update 22.3

  • Introduced

Last updated: Update 22.19

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