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Never stop moving. Gauss's battery is charged by movement, powering his devastating kinetic abilities. They can't kill what they can't hit.

Charging his abilities with every step, he's streamlined for speed. This is Gauss, the runner, the rapid.

If the battle seems out of control, Tenno, you're not going fast enough.

Release Date: August 29th, 2019

Engines ready for ignition. Coolant circulation systems online. Revved into kinetic overdrive, the speedster Gauss leaves his competition amidst the dust. Accelerate and race across vast landscapes or seas. Recharge power from hostile strikes and reduce the force of their impact. Flash-freeze enemies dead in their tracks, then spontaneously combust his foes, as he paves the path to a swift victory. Gauss kickstarted in Update 25.7 (2019-08-29): Saint of Altra.

Acquisition[]

Gauss's main blueprint can be purchased from the Market. Gauss's component blueprints drop from Tier C Disruption on Kappa, Sedna. Each component has a 7.84% drop chance.

Item Source Chance Expected Nearly Guaranteed
Chassis.png Chassis Blueprint Sedna Disruption / C 7.84% ~ 12 C Rotations 84 ± 28 C Rotations
Systems.png Systems Blueprint Sedna Disruption / C 7.84% ~ 12 C Rotations 84 ± 28 C Rotations
Helmet.png Neuroptics Blueprint Sedna Disruption / C 7.84% ~ 12 C Rotations 84 ± 28 C Rotations

All drop rates data is obtained from DE's official drop tables. See Mission Rewards#Standard Missions for definitions on reward table rotations.
For more detailed definitions and information, visit here.

Crafting[]

Manufacturing Requirements
CreditsLarge.png
25,000
Helmet.png
1
Chassis.png
1
Systems.png
1
OrokinCell.png
3
Time: 3 Day(s)
Rush: PlatinumLarge.png 50
MarketIcon.png Market Price: PlatinumLarge.png 275 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:CreditsLarge.png30,000
Gauss Neuroptics Blueprint
CreditsLarge.png
15,000
ArgonCrystal.png
1
Rubedo.png
1,600
Salvage.png
6,200
AlloyPlate.png
2,950
Time: 12 Hour(s)
Rush: PlatinumLarge.png 25
Gauss Chassis Blueprint
CreditsLarge.png
15,000
RadianSentirum.png
3
HeartNyth.png
3
StarCrimzian.png
6
Grokdrul.png
55
Time: 12 Hour(s)
Rush: PlatinumLarge.png 25
Gauss Systems Blueprint
CreditsLarge.png
15,000
RadiantZodian.png
3
MarquiseThyst.png
3
MytocardiaSpore.png
70
ThermalSludge.png
85
Time: 12 Hour(s)
Rush: PlatinumLarge.png 25

Lore[]

Main article: Leverian#Gauss
Ah, Gauss. Where to begin, where to begin... Well, the Ceres excavation of course. The site of the ancient tower of Altra.

Blastcrete emplacements, air sentries... its fields saturated with tremor mines. A great fortress for the Great Lords of Ceres... until they were pitched from the roof, immortal bodies erupting on the dread mines below.

An insurgency, from within. The Dax sent to reclaim Altra fared no better. Those that ran the gauntlet of bore-guns were soon cindered in the field beyond... That's when they called in our fleet-footed friend here.

Altra was an ancient tower fortress on Ceres owned by the Orokin. An insurgency occurred there and the Orokin demanded its recapture. However, the tower's defenses proved to be impenetrable to the Dax batallion.

Gauss was then called in to quell the insurgency. With his immense speed, he blitzed through the minefield and into tower and was able to reclaim it. His victory earned him the title: The Saint of Altra.

Gauss. Front edge: smooth heat-resistant composites. Trailing edges: streamlined, foiled, this particular one vaguely warped by extreme heat stress.

The Saint of Altra. If the mind wanders, what do you see?

I see a vivid Lord-like Festival, the tremor mines bursting in a blinding wave, rising toward Altra. And Gauss - a smear of light, just ahead of the thermal avalanche - fast as fire. No... faster.

Notes[]

  • When Gauss wields his Signature Weapons, the Acceltra.png Acceltra and the Akarius.png Akarius, they will both gain increased Reload Speed while he is Sprinting.
  • Gauss possesses the fastest Sprint Speed of all Warframes in the game with a value of 1.4. This replaces LokiIcon272.png Loki/Loki PrimeIcon272.png Loki Prime who has a Sprint Speed of 1.25.
  • Due to the blueprints' ingredients, players must be at both the Ostron Rank of Surah and the Solaris United Rank of Cove, at the minimum, in order to acquire rare gem blueprints from the factions.
  • Gauss's Electrokinetic Battery passive used to be the only way to decrease shield recharge delay in PVE gameplay before the Zariman focus rework. Now, Vazarin's Guardian Break ability also gives this effect to any Warframe in the squad, and up to an even higher max of 90% reduction.

Trivia[]

  • Gauss is named after Carl Friedrich Gauß, the German mathematician and physicist who made significant contributions to many fields in mathematics and sciences, most notably in Electromagnetism, Differential Geometry, Algebra, and Statistics.
  • The term Redline is an automotive term that refers to the maximum revolutions-per-minute (RPM) that an engine is designed to withstand without damaging its own components. It can also be used as a verb to refer to running an engine at or beyond its maximum safe RPM (e.g. "to redline").
  • The name of the Gauss Mag Helmet, his alternate helmet, is a deliberate reversal of one of MagIcon272.png Mag's alternate helmets, the Mag Gauss Helmet.
  • Gauss is the 41st unique Warframe to be released.
  • Unlike several other Warframes that require exclusive resources from only one of the Landscapes, Gauss's Chassis and Systems require resources from Plains of Eidolon and Orb Vallis, respectively.
  • Gauss is the first Warframe whose component blueprints are acquired from Disruption.
  • Gauss was planned to be released alongside GrendelIcon272.png Grendel, who is said to be his best friend, but DE made the decision to release Grendel later. As a nod to this, Grendel can be seen in Gauss's profile video, riding a K-Drive while Gauss sprints beside him.
    • Part of Gauss is also displayed in Grendel's Leverian display.
  • Gauss is the first Warframe to be featured in the Leverian.
    • The Leverian displays Gauss's airfoil system as a separate part.
  • Gauss is the fourth Warframe to use another type of ability resource besides Energy, after NidusIcon272.png Nidus, BaruukIcon272.png Baruuk, and HildrynIcon272.png Hildryn. In Gauss' case, he uses his Electrokinetic Battery.
    • However, unlike the other Warframes, all of Gauss's Abilities still require energy to activate.
  • In Gauss's profile video, Lotus pronounces his name as "goss" (/ɡɔs/, to rhyme with "moss"), as opposed to the usual pronunciation of "gouse" (/ɡaʊs/, to rhyme with "house"). Unlike TitaniaIcon272.png Titania this pronunciation choice is inconsistent as Drusus uses the latter option.
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