Munitions Vortex is a Plexus Battle Defensive mod. It deploys a bubble that vacuums all enemy projectiles and reflects damage to enemies that pass through it, before exploding upon expiration or manual deactivation (default 1 ) and dealing all accumulated damage over a radius.


Rank Duration Range Energy Cost
0 3s 30m 50
1 4s 40m 50
2 5s 50m 50
3 6s 60m 50
4 7s 65m 50
5 8s 70m 50



  • Projectile crawls forward in a straight line from the Railjack for a very short distance (~50m) before stopping; this travel time counts against its maximum duration. As such, it is recommended to close the gap as much as possible before activation.
  • Though powerful when charged, its effect has a small effective radius. As such, it is best used when combined with Tether12?cb=20190608095452 Tether or Void Hole12?cb=20190608095452 Void Hole, allowing enemies to be grouped, immobilized, and struck by any orbiting projectiles before detonation.
  • The Vortex will pull on the missiles launched by abilities such as Void Hole or Shatter Burst12?cb=20190608095452 Shatter Burst, but does not act as a surface that would cause them to immediately detonate. As such, the Vortex can be used as a grouping tool for multiple missile-based effects, stacking them in one spot.
  • The Vortex can pull in incoming enemy fire, allowing it to be used as a shield against enemy projectiles.
  • Can be an effective response to incoming Ramsleds, as the projectile can be placed as a trap, charged by fire, and detonated when pods are close to the Railjack.

Patch History[]

Update 29.10 (2021-03-19)

  • Existing Avionics were removed
  • New Plexus mods introduced to replace functionality of avionics
  • Additional pulses occur based on how many enemies are hit by the first pulse. Blackout Pulse will also now detonate on impact.

Update 27.4 (2020-05-01)

  • Reverted to ‘as is’ based on Public Test results, albeit with brand new FX for understanding scale / effect of Avionic.
  • Vortex is now attached to the front of your Railjack
  • Increased Vortex radius from 30 to 60
  • Increased radius from 150 to 200

Update 27.0 (2019-12-13)

  • Introduced.