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Shedding her skin like a snake, Saryn leaves a decoy behind to draw fire from enemies.

Introduced in Update 7.0 (2013-03-18)

AbilityStrengthBuff Strength:150 / 300 / 400 / 500 (health)
240 / 300 / 350 / 400 (DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin explosion damage)
30% / 35% / 40% / 50% (movement speed buff)
AbilityDurationBuff Duration:14 / 24 / 32 / 40 s (decoy)
3.5 / 4 / 4.5 / 5 s (movement speed buff)
AbilityRangeBuff Range:5 / 6 / 7 / 10 m

Misc: 100 % (status cleanse on cast)
1.5 / 2 / 3 / 3 s (decoy invuln. time)
400 (decoy shields)
100 % (DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin status chance)
1 (limit of molts)

Subsumable to Helminth


  • Saryn expends EnergyOrb50 energy to shed her skin, removing all existing status effects and increasing her Movement Speed by AbilityStrengthBuff30% / 35% / 40% / 50% for AbilityDurationBuff3.5 / 4 / 4.5 / 5 seconds, while leaving behind a decoy with 400 shields and AbilityStrengthBuff150 / 300 / 400 / 500 health that draws enemy fire for AbilityDurationBuff14 / 24 / 32 / 40 seconds. When deployed, the decoy is Invulnerable for 1.5 / 2 / 3 / 3 seconds, during which all incoming damage absorbed by it is converted and added to its health. The decoy will explode if it loses all of its hitpoints, if its duration expires or if the ability is cast again, inflicting AbilityStrengthBuff240 / 300 / 350 / 400 DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin damage with 100% DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin status chance to all enemies within AbilityRangeBuff5 / 6 / 7 / 10 meters from it. A maximum of 1 Molt can exist.
    • Explosion damage does not bypass obstacles in the environment and diminishes with distance.
    • Recasting will activate will detonate the Molt and spawn a new one.
    • Does not have a cast time or animation.
  • Molt's decoy is placed at Saryn's current position, mirroring her pose and elevation.
    • Molt's shields regenerate over time and can be buffed with the use of allied Shield Ospreys, whether in Specter or MindControl130xWhite Mind Controlled forms.
    • Elemental augment mods, such as EmberIcon272 Ember's Mod TT 20px Fireball Frenzy, can be applied to Molt. The damage augment will not affect the explosion damage or damage type upon Molt's expiration.
    • Molt cannot be knocked down or moved, and acts as a physical object, unlike LokiIcon272 Loki's Decoy130xWhite Decoy.
    • Molt will slowly vaporize and dissipate for its duration, eventually exploding once it nearly vanishes.
  • Casting Molt can be done while performing any action without interrupting it, including reloading, charging, shooting, maneuvering, and while on a zipline.
    • Can be cast in all states (except while upside down in a flip jump or while dodging) and can be reused instantly.
  • Subsuming Saryn to the Helminth will offer Molt and its augments to be used by other Warframes.


Main article: Regenerative Molt

Regenerative Molt is a Warframe Augment Mod for SarynIcon272 Saryn that allows her to regenerate health over a span of time after casting Molt130xWhite Molt.

Regenerative Molt

Tips & Tricks

  • Using during a well timed jump can result it being low enough for enemies to target, such as Infested or Melee units, but be more protected from most melee attacks. (Ancients will still be able to reach, as well as the knockback damage from Leapers).
  • Place Molt in locations which can protect it from enemy attacks to maximize its survival.
  • LimboIcon272 Limbo can utilize this ability by casting Banish130xWhite Banish on the decoy, granting it immunity to all attacks that do not affect targets in the Rift Plane.
  • If Molt is closer to the enemy than the player, enemies will (normally) focus it. Applies to the caster as well as other players, unless they're using aggro-increasing abilities such as NyxIcon272 Nyx's Absorb130xWhite Absorb or RhinoIcon272 Rhino's IronSkin130xWhite Iron Skin.
  • It can be used as protection from enemy fire, when you revive an downed teammate.


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  • When knocked back by an Ancient, the physical target of the decoy will move, but the model remains in place. This can be seen while having Mod TT 20px Enemy Sense and Mod TT 20px Enemy Radar equipped while seeing the decoy (as a friendly blip) against a group of infested.
  • For clients, Molt will sometimes be in a default standing position when deployed.



Excalibur Umbra will use this ability if infused, while in operator mode.

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