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Larva Burst is a Warframe Augment Mod for NidusIcon272.png Nidus's Larva130xDark.png Larva that allows the player to detonate Larva by recasting the ability, dealing DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin damage proportional to the enemies trapped in Larva beforehand in a small area of effect.


Rank Damage Range Cost
0 150 1m 6
1 200 2m 7
2 250 3m 8
3 300 5m 9



  • Explosion triggers on reactivating while Larva is active. Reactivation destroys Larva and does not cost energy.
  • DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin damage is affected by Ability Strength and diminishes with distance from Larva.
    • Explosion has a 100% chance to proc DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin Status Effect.
    • Explosion and DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin DoT damage are not affected by Mutation stacks, instead stacking based on the number of enemies grabbed by Larva.
      • Damage is calculated based on the number of enemies grabbed during the initial cast, meaning killing enemies caught in Larva will not reduce explosion and DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin DoT damage.
    • Explosion damage is calculated using the following formula:
      Modified Damage = 300 × (1 + Strength Mods) × Number of Caught Enemies
  • Explosion radius is affected by Ability Range.
  • Grabbed enemies are briefly launched up in the air on Larva explosion.


  • The augment can be used as a quick way to spam Larva.
    • Allows a duration build Nidus to be viable as the ability to spam Larva is no longer hindered by duration.
  • Provides a quick way to deal with large amounts of enemies as the damage stacks with the amount of enemies grabbed by larva.
    • Also allows players to conserve energy as recasting doesn't cost energy.
      • On the other hand, players are unable to gain energy or Mutation stacks by killing enemies through recasting.
  • Most effective versus the Corpus as DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin ignores shields and does bonus to humanoid enemies. Fairly effective versus the Infested, although Ancient Disruptors will reduce the damage dealt, and Toxic Ancients will eliminate toxin damage from nearby Infested.


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  • The augment was first announced in Devstream 104, which was cut short by a fire alarm. It was later showcased in Prime Time #193.
  • When it was first announced, Larva Burst made Larva deal 300 DmgViralSmall64.png Viral damage and a guaranteed proc to enemies pulled in upon recasting.


Patch History[]

Update 22.11 (2018-01-31)

  • Fixed Nidus’ Larva Burst Augment not activating when using "Use Selected Power" input.

Hotfix 22.10.1 (2018-01-26)

  • Fixed enemies not getting up from ragdoll if they survived Nidus' Larva Burst Augment being triggered.

Update 22.10 (2018-01-25)

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 23.0.5 (2018-06-22)