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Fighter Escort
Deploys drones that fight alongside the Warframe, each detonating in a destructive blast when killed.
Strength:2 / 4 / 6 / 8 (drones)
1000 / 1500 / 2000 / 2500 (explosion DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast damage)
Duration:15 / 20 / 25 / 30 s
Range:60 / 100 / 120 / 160 m (explosion radius)
80 m (beam range)

  • In Archwing missions, the Itzal launches 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 Locust Drones that independently attack enemies within a range of 80 meters using lasers that deal continuous DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity damage. These drones will disappear after 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 seconds. If a drone is destroyed by enemy fire or detonates after the ability's duration expires, it will deal 1000 / 1500 / 2000 / 2500 DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast damage within a radius of 60 / 100 / 120 / 160 meters.
    • In Landscape missions, the range of this ability is reduced down to 8 meters of beam range and 6 / 10 / 12 / 16 meters of detonation radius.
    • Number of drones, beam damage (pending confirmation), and explosion damage are affected by Ability Strength.
    • Explosion damage does not bypass obstacles in the environment and decreases with distance.
    • DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity damage is effective against Machinery and Robotics but less effective against Alloy Armor.
    • DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity status effect chains 50% of Fighter Escort's base damage to surrounding enemies in a small area of effect. Shocked enemies will also be briefly stunned.
    • DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast damage is effective against Machinery and Fossilized, but less effective against Ferrite Armor and Infested Sinew.
    • DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast status effect forces all enemies within a 5 meter radius to stumble and fall.
    • Drone duration is affected by Ability Duration.
    • Explosion radius is affected by Ability Range.
    • Drones require line-of-sight for targeting acquisition.
  • Drones will not be transported by Blink, will not open fire while under the effects of Penumbra, and will not attack during a sprint.
  • Cannot be recast while active.

Tips & Tricks
  • The drones can distract enemies trying to attack you, drawing fire away from you (giving your shields time to regenerate) and dealing a little extra damage. Whilst they are fairly easily destroyed they are also small and agile, which means enemies without beam weapons will have a hard time hitting them. They can also be useful at distracting enemies away from a defense target such as a satellite in a Mobile Defense mission.
  • Whilst ineffective against high-level enemies, the drones can easily destroy lower-level targets by focusing their fire.

  • Maximization

    Maximization is a form of specialization: mods may be blended to result in values that vary between the top-end limits listed here. Click any maximized link to learn how to build it.