Life Strike is a melee mod increases Life Steal (converts weapon damage to health) while channeling, but dramatically decreases channeling efficiency.


Rank Life Steal Channeling Efficiency Cost
0 +5% -35% 4
1 +10% -70% 5
2 +15% -105% 6
3 +20% -140% 7


  • Must be actively channeling to benefit from this mod.
  • Without Channeling Efficiency mods, a Rank 3 Life Strike will add 7 Energy to Channeling cost, for a total of 12 Energy per strike.
  • Life Strike works on any damage delivered by the player's Melee weapon. This includes Slash b Slash, Toxin b Toxin, Gas b Gas, and Heat b Heat damage over time procs. Lifesteal on procs will continue to grant health after stopping channeling until the damage over time ends so long as lifesteal was active when the attack was started.
  • Works with the ranged attacks of throwing weapons like the DEGlaive Glaive.
  • ExaltedBlade130xDark Exalted Blade's melee attacks and ranged energy attacks both benefit from Life Strike when channeled. However, the healing effects only work if the player is channeling when a ranged energy arc connects with an enemy. Channeling, launching an arc, and then releasing the channeling button will not activate Lifestrike. One can, however, launch an arc and then channel before it hits the intended mark.
  • When using this mod in conjunction with Mod TT 20pxPower Throw on thrown weapons, the player seems to be healed by all enemies hit by the explosion that is produced by the throw's last bounce as well as normally hit targets. Also, no matter how many targets get hit by this explosion, the energy cost remains the same. However, if nothing is hit, it still costs energy when the impact is made but this trick can be used to easily instantly heal 500 points or more with one throw.
  • Kavats, Kubrows, and MOA pets will also share the healing of Life Strike attacks, including Channeling finishers. Sentinels will not receive this benefit.


  • Using this mod at max rank often leads to over-healing, which essentially causes the user to expend more energy than necessary. In most cases it's best when used unranked.
  • Mod TT 20pxRage and Mod TT 20pxHunter Adrenaline synergize well with Life Strike by converting health damage to energy, which can be used to recover health via Channeling and vice versa. This combo works well for Warframes with high health and armor ratings, like ValkyrIcon272 Valkyr, AtlasIcon272 Atlas, InarosIcon272 Inaros, ChromaIcon272 Chroma, RhinoIcon272 Rhino, and NidusIcon272 Nidus.
  • Life Strike works best with weapons that deal a large amount of damage per hit, like the DragonKatana Dragon Nikana, PrimeNikana Nikana Prime or the PrimeScindo Scindo Prime, as they are very energy-efficient relative to the amount of health restored per hit.
    • It is advised to utilize high-damage melee attacks, such as slide attacks and finishers,due to their higher damage per hit, which allows for more health to be recovered for the same amount of energy.
  • If you have this mod equipped try to use channeling sparingly as the penalties to channeling cost can easily drain your energy reserves in a few hits.
  • This mod works with Excalibur's exalted blade, so it pairs very well with Excalibur builds.



Patch HistoryEdit

Hotfix 24.1.5
  • Updated Life Strike, Focused Defense, and Corrupt Charge Mod descriptions to read better.

Hotfix: The Index Preview 4

  • Fixed (for real this time) attaining free health by channeling as enemies pass through the Caustacyst goo with Life Strike equipped. Also fixes similar issue with the Zenistar’s charge disc.

Hotfix: The Index Preview 1

  • Fixed attaining free health by channeling as enemies pass through the Caustacyst goo with Life Strike equipped. Also fixes similar issue with the Zenistar.

Hotfix 16.9.3

  • Fixed Exalted Blade’s energy waves not getting a damage buff from Channeling or applying unique Mod effects (such as Life Strike).

Hotfix 15.12.2

  • Fixed clients not receiving the proper amount of health from Life Strike.

Update 13.0

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 24.1.5

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