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Mind control and psychic attacks make Nyx a very dangerous foe. Her ability to reach into enemy consciousness and manipulate their behavior can turn the tide of the battle.

This is Nyx, manipulator of minds.

On her own or with a group, Nyx can turn the tide of battle in her favor.

Release Date: January 29th, 2013

Nyx is a psychic-themed Warframe released in Update 6. Her abilities allow her to disrupt movement and coordination within enemy ranks, making her a formidable ally in battle.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 72 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
Market Price: Platinum64 225 Blueprint Price: Credits64 25,000
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25

Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25


Nyx's component blueprints are acquired from Phorid assassination missions during an Infested Invasion.
Drop Chance Expected Nearly Guaranteed
Chassis Blueprint 38.72% 6 – 7 27 ± 9
Neuroptics Blueprint 38.72%
Systems Blueprint 22.56%

Expected refers to total number of runs a player can expect to receive at least one of each drop associated with the respective values.

Nearly Guaranteed refers to the total number of runs a player needs to obtain a 99%, 99.9%, and 99.99% probability to receive at least one of each drop associated with the respective values.

For more detailed definitions and information on how these number were obtained visit here.

Warframe Guides

See Category:Nyx Guides to read user-made guides on how to play this Warframe.


  • Nyx is the name of the Greek goddess of the night.
    • During development, Nyx originally went by the name of "Jade"
  • Apart from the helmet and gender, Nyx's overall design is almost identical to ExcaliburIcon272 Excalibur. This was the result of a scrapped attempt to create alternative genders to the Warframes during the pre-alpha stages of the game.
    • This prototype Nyx was practically identical to Excalibur, with the only major difference being body shape. Prototype-Nyx's base helmet (which was no different from Excalibur's base helmet design-wise) would occasionally reveal itself in earlier builds of the game, replacing the icon of the Menticide Helmet blueprint during extraction.

      Screenshot of the Prototype/Menticide icon bug.

    • For a long time, the silhouette Chaos130xDark Chaos projected in front of affected enemies also used prototype-Nyx's helmet, rather than her current base helmet. This was eventually corrected in Update 12.4.
  • Nyx is similar in design to Nadia Sudek's Nemesis armor from Dark Sector.
    • The Nyx Nemesis Skin further reveals the fact that Nyx was most likely based off of Nemesis.
  • Oddly, Nyx's default color scheme has three separate energy colors, one being the deep blue energy seen within her Warframe such as the lights upon her helmet, two being on minor effects within abilities and along her wrists and thirdly the last being for major power effects, a bright orange glow as seen around enemies within MindControl130xDark Mind Control.
    • All of these will be set to one custom color if her energy color is changed.
  • When using MindControl130xDark Mind Control on an enemy, the Tenno script that appears and floats around the enemy says "Obey."

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Infiltrate the minds of your enemies with Nyx Prime. Featuring altered mod polarities for greater customization.

Release Date: September 23rd, 2014

Nyx Prime is the Primed variant of NyxIcon272 Nyx, possessing higher shield capacity, armor, sprint speed, as well as an additional Vazarin Pol polarity. Nyx Prime was released alongside PrimeHikou Hikou Prime and PrimeScindo Scindo Prime.

Manufacturing Requirements
PrimeHelmet PrimeChassis PrimeSystems OrokinCell64
Time: 72 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
Market Price: N/A Blueprint Price: N/A
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25

Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25
Drop Locations

Blueprint Lith B4 Common (V)
Lith S2 Common (V)
Neo V1 Common (V)
Neuroptics Meso N1 Rare (V)
Meso N6 Rare (V)
Chassis Neo N1 Rare (V)
Neo R1 Uncommon (V)
Systems Neo S2 Uncommon (V)
Axi S3 Uncommon (V)

Blueprint Lith B4 Common (V)
Lith S2 Common (V)
Neo V1 Common (V)
Neuroptics Meso N1 Rare (V)
Meso N6 Rare (V)
Chassis Neo N1 Rare (V)
Neo R1 Uncommon (V)
Systems Neo S2 Uncommon (V)
Axi S3 Uncommon (V)

Blueprint Lith B4 Common (V)
Lith S2 Common (V)
Neo V1 Common (V)
Neuroptics Meso N1 Rare (V)
Meso N6 Rare (V)
Chassis Neo N1 Rare (V)
Neo R1 Uncommon (V)
Systems Neo S2 Uncommon (V)
Axi S3 Uncommon (V)

Lith/Meso/Neo/Axi refer to Void Relics
(V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics
(B) Denotes Baro Ki'Teer Exclusive Void Relic


  • Nyx Prime, compared to NyxIcon272 Nyx:
    • Higher Shields (125/375 vs. 100/300)
    • Higher Armor (50 vs. 15)
    • Higher Sprint Speed (1.12 vs. 1.1)
    • Different Polarities (Madurai PolNaramon PolVazarin Pol vs. Madurai PolNaramon Pol)
  • As a Prime Warframe, Nyx Prime possesses a special passive ability where contact with an Orokin Void Death Orb will make them release an energy pulse that grants 250 Energy to all nearby allies. This effect can only occur once per Death Orb, and can occur even if the Death Orb has been previously destroyed.


  • Nyx Prime was the first Prime Warframe to have two enhanced stats, at the time she received increased Armor and Sprint speed over her normal version. When Update 17.0 launched she received an additional boost in Shields.
  • Enemies affected by Nyx Prime's Chaos130xDark Chaos now show a Nyx Prime holding a PrimeBraton Braton Prime instead of a regular NyxIcon272 Nyx holding a standard Braton Braton.


  • Nyx Prime in Codex.
  • Nyx Prime With Targis Armor set
  • Nyx Prime


  • On August 9th, 2016, it was announced that Nyx Prime would enter the Prime Vault and be retired from the reward tables on August 23rd, 2016, along with PrimeHikou Hikou Prime and PrimeScindo Scindo Prime. Any preexisting components, relics or fully-built frames will remain as is.

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Enemies are 20% less accurate when targeting NyxIcon272 Nyx (except while Absorb130xDark Absorb is active).


MindControlModU14 Nyx Mind Control2
Mind Control
Nyx invades the psyche of a target, confusing enemies and making them fight for the Tenno cause. Targets then fired upon by Nyx receive a damage multiplier.
Duration:15 / 20 / 25 / 30 s
Range:20 / 40 / 50 / 60 m
Misc:4 s (damage conversion duration)

  • Nyx fully inhabits the mind of an enemy within a range of 20 / 40 / 50 / 60 meters, forcing them to fight for her team over a duration of 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 seconds. For the next 4 seconds after activation, any damage Nyx inflicts to the mind controlled target is absorbed and converted to increase the target's damage output.
    • Control duration is affected by Ability Duration.
    • Cast range is affected by Ability Range.
    • Damage conversion and duration are not affected by mods.
    • Target is initially stunned for a brief duration.
    • Mind controlled targets are immune to friendly fire, though the friendly damage dealt to them while the ability is active will be accumulated and then dealt to them once the ability ends. Unalerted enemies that are mind-controlled will be susceptible to Stealth Damage Multipliers from melee attacks over the ability's duration.
      • Critical hits are not taken in consideration to this damage.
    • The amount of damage gained from converted damage is displayed in the HUD beside Nyx's shield and health indicators.
    • Only one target may be controlled at a time.
    • Mind controlled enemies will not count toward Interception nodes, neither blocking nor contributing to the capture progress.
    • If the target dies before Nyx finishes her casting animation, energy used for Mind Control will be refunded.
  • Mind-controlled targets use their abilities to the benefit of the Tenno and to the detriment of their former allies. For example:
    • The mines dropped by Mine Ospreys (including mines placed before the ability was used) will not hurt Nyx and her allies, but will hurt the Osprey's former allies.
    • Security Cameras will ignore everything and never go into the alerted state. Turrets can behave unpredictably (using Mind Control on Turrets will make them fight for Nyx, but only when a camera activates them; in other words, Turrets can deactivate if the camera is destroyed or goes into the unalerted state.)
    • Shield Ospreys will project shields on allies and defense objectives, although it is usually destroyed rather quickly. 200 shields are added to an ally's or objective's maximum shield capacity, and shields will be instantly recharged upon entering the Osprey's range (Shields will regenerate like normal if damaged while already being buffed by the Shield Osprey.)
    • Brood Mothers, Drahk Masters, Hyekka Masters, Fusion MOAs, Seekers, Sniper Crewmen and Techs will spawn units that fight for the Tenno's side until the ability ends.
      • Drahks and Hyekkas spawned by their mind controlled masters will become hostile again if the duration ends, or the master is killed.
    • Mind-controlled Ancients (Excluding Sanguine Ancients which have no passive buffs) will grant their Auras to nearby Tenno:
  • Comba and Scrambus disruption auras will remain active, though their helmets can be shot off to disable the auras even while they are being Mind Controlled.
  • While Nullifier Crewmen can be Mind Controlled after their nullification field is disabled, they will dispel themselves upon it regenerating; the Projector Drones should therefore be destroyed.
  • Mind Control will not work on bosses. However, the ability still applies a short duration stun.
  • Mind Control overrides the effect of Chaos130xDark Chaos on the selected target but will not be overridden by Chaos.
  • Mind-controlled enemies with armor will appear as though they have no armor (yellow health bar is replaced by red health bar). The effect is purely visual, incoming damage is still reduced by armor, as all allied health bars do not reflect whether the unit is armored or not.
  • Eximus enemies under Mind Control will focus their attacks on enemies instead. They will still project their damaging special auras (such as a large fire wave) but these will not damage allies over the ability's duration. In particular useful terms, Arctic Eximus will slightly slow down all other enemies in range while also providing protection for itself with it's snow-globe like shield.
    • Eximi will not however grant nearby allies elemental damage or resistance, unlike when they are surrounded by enemies.
  • When Mind Control is cast, an energy tether briefly links Nyx to her target as a visual indicator. The mind-controlled target will be marked with the symbol of the Lotus for the ability's duration along with waves of energy flowing over them, colored by your energy color.
  • Toggleable since Hotfix 15.5.5. Recasting Mind Control without a target prematurely ends the effect, while recasting on a new target releases the old target.
  • Enemies under mind control can be healed by friendly sources, to the benefit or detriment to the team:
  • Radiation b Radiation will prematurely end the ability when it procs on Mind Controlled enemies.
  • Mind Controlled enemies can hack disabled Bursas.
  • Rarely, Mind Control will reverse an enemies ability to set off alarms, and if by a rare chance the enemy decides to "activate" already activated alarms, the enemy will actually turn them off (including lifting a complete lockdown into a system wide alert instead). (not sure if this happens anymore as it was already rare before)
  • Mod TT 20pxSafeguard can be cast on mind controlled targets.

Main article: Mind Freak

Mind Freak is a Warframe Augment Mod for NyxIcon272 Nyx that makes enemies under the effects of MindControl130xDark Mind Control deal additional attack damage.

Rank Damage Bonus Cost
0 200% 6
1 300% 7
2 400% 8
3 500% 9

Tips & Tricks
  • Mind Control can be used to both neutralize powerful enemies like Heavy Gunners and Techs, and use them as temporary allies.
  • Leech Eximus Enemies can make powerful allies as they can both (usually) deal large amounts of damage with their extended survivability, and withstand most damage taken that is returned after the ability expires.
  • In Defense missions, casting Mind Control on the last enemy in a wave will buy time for the objective's shields and health to regenerate; this is more useful with improved Ability Duration.

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  • Mind-Controlled targets will still complete Interception objectives, and will complete them for the enemy team.
  • If a Boiler is Mind Controlled, and receives fatal damage whilst the protection is active, When the ability ends it will spawn a mass of multiple infested spawn pods, possibly crashing clients.
  • The shots of Mind-Controlled Tar-Mutalist MOAs will still injure Nyx and her allies.
  • If Bursa was Mind Controlled in downed state and then hacked, disabling Mind Control makes it hostile again. Killing Bursa second time doesn't leave a body.

PsychicBoltsModU15 Nyx Psychic Bolts2
Psychic Bolts
Nyx launches a cluster of force bolts at enemies, using telekinesis to adjust flight paths and seek nearby targets. Hits strip some enemy defenses.
Strength:20 / 40 / 60 / 80% (debuff amount)
Duration:5 / 7 / 9 / 11s
Misc:3 / 4 / 5 / 6 (bolts)
60 m (targeting range)

  • Nyx launches 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 bolts of telekinetic energy that seek out enemies, removing 20 / 40 / 60 / 80% of the target's armor and shields, and removing Ancient Infested's auras, for 5 / 7 / 9 / 11s.
    • Debuff amount is affected by Ability Strength.
    • Debuff duration is affected by Ability Duration.
    • Number of bolts is not affected by mods.
    • Casting range is not affected by Ability Range.
    • Bolts bypass obstacles in the environment.
    • Psychic Bolts will not target enemies behind obstacles in the environment unless Nyx has line of sight, or unless the enemy is aware of Nyx within a short period of time (e.g., an enemy that spots Nyx and runs out of view can still be targeted by Psychic Bolts if the ability is used within a small time frame).
  • Psychic Bolts can be recasted while the ability is still active, doing so will cancel the effect on previous remaining target(s).
    • Note that in-game TIPS for Psychic Bolts is not updated to reflect this change, still saying "Hold key to cancel the ability".
  • Targeted enemies will briefly radiate energy as a visual indicator, and an audio cue will be played.
  • Psychic Bolts is a one-handed action. As such, it can be used while performing various maneuvers and actions without interruption.

Main article: Pacifying Bolts

Pacifying Bolts is a Warframe Augment Mod for NyxIcon272 Nyx that gives PsychicBolts130xDark Psychic Bolts the ability to temporarily stun enemies.

Rank Effect Cost
0 4s 6
1 6s 7
2 8s 8
3 10s 9

Tips & Tricks
  • At 125% Ability Strength, debuff amount will reach 100%, which causes targets' defenses to be completely removed.
  • Psychic Bolts synergizes well with damage types that are effective against health classes (e.g. Cloned Flesh and Flesh), like Slash b Slash and/or Viral b Viral.
    • On the other hand, Corrosive b Corrosive or Magnetic b Magnetic, which is effective against armor/shield classes, gains less benefit from Psychic Bolts' debuff.

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ChaosModU15 Nyx Chaos
With a powerful psychic blast, Nyx causes mass hysteria on the battlefield by confusing all enemies to attack random factions.
Duration:10 / 15 / 20 / 25 s
Range:15 / 20 / 22 / 25 m

  • Nyx causes enemies within 15 / 20 / 22 / 25 meters to perceive their allies as Tenno for 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 seconds. Affected enemies will indiscriminately attack whoever is closest for the duration.
  • Affected enemies are given raised threat levels.
  • Will only stun Bosses and has no other effect on them.
  • Shield Ospreys will stop projecting shields and simply close up and fly around until the effect is over, and unaffected Shield Ospreys will not shield affected enemies.
  • Ancient Healers will still emit healing pulses but will not heal anything but themselves.
  • The auras of Eximus units will negatively impact everyone within range, ally or enemy, for the duration of the ability (for example, the aura of the Arctic Eximus will slow down anyone in range).
  • An illusion of Nyx wielding a Braton Braton (or a PrimeBraton Braton Prime in the case of Nyx PrimeIcon272 Nyx Prime) is visible on affected units, reflecting how enemies perceive each other.
    • The illusion will reflect the alternate helmet and skin Nyx has equipped, if any.
    • If Chaos is cast upon a ceiling-mounted Turret or Security Camera, the illusion will be upside-down.
  • Unlike MindControl130xDark Mind Control, enemies affected by Chaos will target Tenno if they are too close, and their attacks can still harm the team. Likewise, cameras and drones will still be able to detect players with normal detection behaviors.
  • Chaos can be ended prematurely by killing all affected enemies.
  • Can be recast while active.
    • Only one instance of Chaos can be active at a given time, making enemies who are currently affected lose its effects.
    • Reapplies both the stun and confusion.

Main article: Chaos Sphere

Chaos Sphere is a Warframe Augment Mod for NyxIcon272 Nyx that allows Chaos130xDark Chaos to create a circular radius that affects enemies entering within its range for a fraction of its duration.

Rank Duration Cost
0 25% 6
1 30% 7
2 40% 8
3 50% 9

Tips & Tricks
  • Chaos halts the damage mitigation supplied by Ancient Healers and Corrupted Ancients, allowing the Tenno to dispatch of groups protected by those units without having to deal with the Ancients first.
  • In Interception missions, enemies affected by Chaos will less likely to attempt to capture the towers, and even stop if they are capturing any tower. This is particularly useful when doing Interception solo or with a nonfull squad.

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  • If cast near an Infested Tumor, Nyx's projection will be substantially larger than it should be.
  • Swarm-Mutalist MOAs swarm will still aid Infested even whilst Chaos is active (Possibly intended).

AbsorbModU15 Nyx Absorb
Nyx absorbs all incoming damage and channels that collected energy into an explosive radial discharge.
Energy Drain: 7 / 6 / 5 / 4 s-1
Strength:160 / 170 / 180 / 200 (passive damage gain)
800 / 900 / 1000 / 1500 (minimum damage)
0.03% (taken damage converted)
Duration:8 s
Range:5 / 7 / 8 / 10 m

  • Nyx enters a meditative state that allows her to absorb incoming damage and become completely immune to all forms of crowd control. A passive damage threshold is created that increases by 160 / 170 / 180 / 200 every second (e.g., an Absorb lasting 10 seconds will inflict a minimum of 2000 damage at max rank). This threshold has a minimum damage potential of 800 / 900 / 1000 / 1500. If the total amount of absorbed damage is greater than the damage threshold when Nyx leaves her meditative state, all absorbed damage and their types is inflicted to every enemy in a 5 / 7 / 8 / 10 meter explosion of psychic energy.
    • Minimum damage and passive damage gain are affected by Ability Strength but absorbed damage is not.
    • Only 10% of all incoming damage can be absorbed.
    • Explosion damage bypasses obstacles in the environment and diminishes with distance. Affected enemies suffer a Knockdown.
    • Explosion radius and orb size is affected by Ability Range.
    • The invulnerability is extended to Sentinels or MOA (Companion)s , but not to pets.
  • Absorb drains 7 / 6 / 5 / 4 energy per second, and will remain active so long as Nyx has energy. An additional 8 energy is drained for every 1000 damage that's absorbed. Absorb will end if Nyx runs out of energy, or if deactivated by pressing the ability key again (default 4 ).
  • Absorb converts 0.03% of the damage Absorb takes into an additive weapon damage bonus that activates when the ability is released, lasting 8 seconds, or until the ability is used again.
    • E.g. the damage bonus looks like: (1 + Damage Mods + absorb conversion percentage × (1 + Strength Mods))
    • This effect has an upper cap of 400% additive weapon damage.
    • Does not apply to melee weapons
  • Nyx is immune to all effects by enemies. This does not include the energy drain from Energy Leech Eximus, which can still constantly drain energy as they are near.
  • Nyx's evasion passive is disabled while Absorb is active.
  • Casting Absorb in the air will cause Nyx to stay suspended until the skill is deactivated.
    • Absorb will stop any movement achieved prior to casting the skill when used in the air.
    • Even after deactivation, no momentum will carry over. Instead, you will drop straight down.
    • This does reset the directional melee, however, and it may be used again to regain some momentum. Used in this manner, Nyx is able to "fly" across tiles so long as she has energy to cast Absorb.
  • After not receiving damage for a short amount of time, the damage counter resets. This will not reset Absorb's total accumulated damage, however.
  • Nyx's threat level is raised while Absorb is active.
  • Shields are allowed to recharge freely while in the absorb state, whether Nyx is being attacked or not.
  • If cast while falling off a ledge, Nyx will return from her original location and release Absorb immediately.
  • Arcanes that require player to receive damage to trigger (such as ArcaneAegis64x Arcane Agility) does trigger while under effect of Absorb. However, incoming attacks does not consume Health Conversion stacks.

Main article: Assimilate

Assimilate is a Warframe Augment Mod for NyxIcon272 Nyx that allows her to move and attack while channeling Absorb130xDark Absorb and prevents friendly fire from being absorbed, at the cost of shrinking Absorb's effective radius by 50%.

Rank Movement Speed Cost
0 30% 6
1 40% 7
2 45% 8
3 50% 9

Tips & Tricks
  • Both the player and their allies can contribute to the damage absorbed, dramatically increasing damage output.
    • Explosive weapons (ex: DEPenta Penta and OgrisNew Ogris) contribute a high amount of damage incredibly quickly. Using these weapons will also drain your energy at a high rate.
  • It is not advisable to use this skill with the sentinel Shade. Shade will cloak Nyx during the Absorb period most of the time, whether the enemy is crowded around Nyx or not. As such, no damage will be absorbed as the enemy cannot see Nyx. During solo, the skill works fine still, as there are no teammates to draw enemy attention away.
  • Using this ability while on an Ice Trap in the void will greatly reduce energy drained.
  • If playing solo, this ability is a good candidate to combine Maximized Ability Efficiency and Maximized Ability Strength. When combined, the ability will:
    • Cost 12.5 energy to activate, 7 energy per second to channel, and 4 energy will be drained for every 1000 damage absorbed.
    • Deal 4260 damage to targets within 10 meters.
    • Ragdoll all enemies, throwing them backwards. (minus exceptions listed above)
  • Alternatively, a solo player can utilize self-damage from weapons such as DEPenta Penta, GrineerCrossbowGooGun Stug or TaserStar Castanas to quickly and dramatically increase Absorb's damage without relying on the passive damage gain.
  • Some user functions are still available even after Absorb is cast (thought it's not clear if this is intended functionality):
    • Weapon detonation can still be triggered, enabling Nyx to self-inflict absorb-able damage (ex: DEPenta Penta).
    • If knocked down or downed while casting, Nyx will be able to move and attack during the duration of the ability.
      • This enables Nyx to self-inflict absorb-able damage (ex: OgrisNew Ogris).
  • Allies that stand inside the absorb bubble are shielded from incoming ranged damage to some degree.
    • This can be a useful way to assist resurrecting an ally in a party of 3 or more.
  • During this ability, Nyx will be in mid-air suspension, instantly stopping her fall speed. This can be an advantage in correcting improper fall timing or while performing coordinated Maneuvers.
    • If Absorb ends in mid-air, in can often perform headshots on nearby enemies.
  • For easy energy management one can use Equilibrium in combination with Synth Deconstruct and Synth Fiber.

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Strength Mods


Duration Mods


Range Mods


Nyx Mind Control2 Nyx Mind Control2
Nyx Psychic Bolts2
Nyx Chaos Nyx Chaos
Nyx Absorb Nyx Absorb Nyx Absorb

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NyxIcon272 Nyx can be equipped with the following items:



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Hotfix 25.6.3
  • Fixed Nyx’s Absorb consuming more than its base of 4 Energy per second even when not being attacked.

Hotfix 25.1.2

  • Fixed Nyx’s armband Energy color persisting as default.
  • Fixed Nyx Prime / Nyx Immortal Skins forearm Energy color persisting as default.

Hotfix 25.0.6

  • Fixed Impact Status and ragdolling breaking enemies out of Nyx’s Pacify effect before its Duration is up.

Hotfix 24.7.2

  • Fixed Nyx’s Psychic Bolts ability sometimes going silent.


  • Nyx’s Psychic Bolts now have an instant recast which simply selects 6 new targets and despells on older targets automatically.

Hotfix 24.2.9

  • Adding sounds to Psychic Bolts deactivate hold and end - you can dispell this ability by holding '2' by default!
  • Improved Psychic Bolts disabled FX.


  • Nyx Absorb explosion radius increases based on the Damage Absorbed (capped Nyx to 75m max).
  • Absorb now has 'lingering Absorption' - Nyx's Absorb now converts a % of the Absorbed Damage into a self Damage buff when the ability ends for a limited time, dispelled on recast.
    • Added +400% Damage cap to Nyx Absorb Damage buff.

Hotfix 24.2.7

  • Lowered Nyx’s Abilities volume for less fatigue while using Abilities repeatedly.
  • Fixed Corpus Ospreys not following you closely anymore when under Nyx’s Mind Control ability.

Hotfix 24.2.2

  • Updated Nyx's Mind Control + Psychic Bolts and Titania's Lantern ability descriptions to better reflect their recent ability changes.

Update 24.2
Nyx Changes:
Nyx is the master of psychic manipulation - her abilities are now capable of Debuffing, CC'ing or dealing damage directly through means of psychic energy and manipulation!

Nyx's abilities have received an audio refresh - new sounds have been added to her powers!


  • Nyx's Passive now causes enemies to miss her more often.
  • Nyx's last Passive was to randomly disarm enemies when hit by powers. Since her revisited kit depends on enemies effectively hitting each other, we changed the passive to make Nyx simply harder to hit.
  • Nyx’s passive ability to make enemies miss will be deactivated when she is using Absorb, meaning no shot will be wasted!

Mind Control:

  • Mind Control has a 4 second wind up at the start where incoming damage will cause the target's damage output to increase. The stronger your weaponry, the deadlier the output of your victim!
    • Reminder: All damage inflicted to the target will apply once Nyx deactivates Mind Control, or when the Duration runs out.
  • Better 'follow Nyx and attack enemies' AI pass.
  • Mind Control can now be cast while moving, and no longer halts Nyx in her tracks!
  • The cast time for Mind Control has been decreased, so you can better use the 4-second window to ‘power up’ your new minion!

Psychic Bolts:

  • No longer deals any damage and will temporarily disable Armor & Shield, slow down Infested units, and disable Ancients' Auras.
  • Psychic Bolts can be cast once on up to 6 targets. Kill these targets before you can cast again, OR hold '2' to reset targets and cast again!


  • Absorb damage type is now based on the damage types it absorbs.

Update 23.2

  • Fixed Nyx Mind Controlled Shield Ospreys spawned from Corpus Tech and Attack Drones spawned from Fusion Moas not being friendly.

Hotfix 21.7.1

  • Fixed casting Nyx’s Absorb when hitting an enemy with a "grappling hook weapon" allowing you to move around.

Update 21.7

  • Nyx Nemesis Skin has received the PBR treatment!
  • Fixed the Edo Chest Piece sticking out on the Nyx Carnifex Skin.
  • Fixed the Pakal right shoulder Armor clipping into Nyx’s arm.
  • Fixed the Embolist chest piece clipping into the Nyx Immortal, Saikou, Athena, and Carnifex Skins.

Hotfix 21.3.1

  • Fixed Nyx being able to sometimes cast Chaos on Mobile Defense terminals, causing it to spin around.

Hotfix 21.1.1

  • Fixed enemies affected by Nyx’s Chaos, as well as Radiation procs, not taking increased damage from faction damage Mods.

Hotfix 21.0.9

  • Fixed Nyx’s Mind Control FX lingering on Ramparts.

Hotfix 21.0.8

  • The Stalker can no longer apply Nyx's passive to disarm enemies hit with Absorb due to being so powerful it crashed your game. Stalker pls.

Hotfix 21.0.7

  • Fixed a script error when casting Nyx’s Psychic Bolts.

Update 21.0

  • Fixed ghostly Rampart remaining on an enemy if they exit the Rampart while under Nyx’s Mind Control.

Hotfix 20.4.5

  • Fixed an issue with Scavenger Ospreys manipulated by Nyx consuming loot (they ignore it now when ‘under the influence’).

Update 20.4

  • Augment: Fixed becoming invincible after casting Nyx’s Absorb with Mod TT 20pxAssimilate equipped and then Transferring to the Operator.

Hotfix 20.2.3

  • Augment: Nyx's Mod TT 20pxAssimilate no longer Absorbs Friendly Fire.
  • Fixed HUD buffs trying to show 1,000,000 as 1e+03K instead of 1M (e.g. Nyx Absorb when full).

Hotfix 20.0.7

  • Fixed the Mucusk Syandana not sitting properly on Nyx and any of her Skins.

Update 20.0

  • Conclave: Nyx's Psychic Daggers now only seek target under reticule. If no target is found, they will fire off in a random direction in Conclave.
  • Fixed Nyx’s Mind Control not properly affecting Shield Drones, and resulted in the Drones wandering off on their own.

Update 19.13

  • Augment: Fixed Nyx’s Mod TT 20pxAssimilate not allowing teammates to charge you up by fire absorption.

Hotfix 19.11.5

  • Improved visibility during Nyx's Absorb ability.

Hotfix 19.11.4

  • Conclave: Fixed Nyx's Mind Control being cast without a target in Conclave refunding energy.

Hotfix 19.11.2

  • Augment: Fixed screen blur & color correction remaining when you use Transference while in Nyx’s Absorb with Mod TT 20pxAssimilate equipped.
  • Fixed pixelated/jagged textures on the Nyx Saikou Skin and Helmet.

Hotfix 19.10.1

  • Energy will now be refunded when the target dies between cast and effect on Nyx's Mind Control ability.
  • Fixed script error with Nyx’s Absorb ability FX.

Hotfix: The Index Preview 4

  • Prime: Fixed a script error related to Nyx Prime’s Chaos ability.

Hotfix: The Index Preview 3

  • Fixed Nyx’ Chaos causing a script error upon cast.

Update: The Index Preview

  • Conclave: Increased visibility of Nyx's psychic daggers in Conclave.
  • Fixed large frame-time spikes caused by Nyx’ Chaos.

Hotfix: The Vacuum Within 3

  • Moved Nyx’ Absorb damage counter up to the buff notification area (like Equinox' Maim damage counter).

Hotfix: The Silver Grove 2

  • Augment: Fixed being able to roll with Nyx’s Mod TT 20pxAssimilate active by binding a dedicated roll key (not sprint/roll).
  • Fixed getting stuck in Nyx’s Absorb bubble while the ability is deactivated.

Hotfix: The Silver Grove 1.4

  • Adjusted the Porta Armor positions on Nyx’s Nemesis skin.

Hotfix: The Silver Grove 2

  • Augment:
    • Fixed being able to jump/crouch/slide with Nyx’s Mod TT 20pxAssimilate active by switching to your melee weapon.
    • Fixed getting stuck on ziplines with Nyx’s Mod TT 20pxAssimilate. You can now cast/decast the augment while ziplining!
  • Prime: Adjusted the position and scale of the Edo Chest Plate on Nyx Prime to match Nyx (was too big on Nyx Prime).

Update: The Silver Grove

  • Augment: Absorb - Mod TT 20pxAssimilate: Nyx can move at 50% speed while using Absorb, but the area is reduced by half.
  • Fixed Nyx’s Absorb camera FX remaining after a host migration.

Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 11

  • Fixed all pole arms and some staff weapons clipping through Nyx and Nyx Prime's chest when equipped.

Update: Specters of the Rail

  • Conclave:
    • Nyx's Absorb ability can now only be activated at 100 energy in Conclave.
    • Nyx’s Mind Control duration reduced in Conclave.
    • Increased minimum explosive damage of Nyx’s Absorb in Conclave.

Hotfix: Lunaro 5

  • Prime: Fixed incorrect Nyx Prime textures.

Update 18.13

  • Passive: Enemies affected by any of Nyx's powers have a chance to lay down their weapon ( become disarmed ).
  • Fixed dots on the back of Nyx’s Nemesis skin not reflecting energy color.

Hotfix 18.10.6

  • Prime: Restored more detail in Nyx Prime’s textures.

Hotfix 18.10.5

  • Prime: Restored more detail in Nyx Prime's textures.

Hotfix 18.10.4

  • Prime: Restored detail in Nyx Prime's textures.

Update 18.10

  • Prime: We've added PBR Upgrades on Nyx Prime.

Update 18.9

  • Fixed Clients seeing the Host cast Nyx’s Absorb on the ground when she is actually in mid-air.
  • Fixed Clients seeing no hit effect when shooting into the Host’s Absorb bubble.
  • Fixed Client projectiles not registering in certain areas on larger Nyx Absorb bubbles.

Update 18.8

  • Conclave: Nyx can no longer alt fire while in Absorb in Conclave.

Update 18.5

  • Nyx’s Mind Control and Chaos now have diminishing returns against boss-type enemies.

Hotfix 18.4.7

  • Fixed enemies under the influence of Nyx's Mind Control taking less damage at the end then they would take outside of it.

Update 18.4

  • Fixed enemies affected by Nyx's Mind Control taking less damage at the end.

Update 18.3

  • Conclave: Nyx's Mind Control Ability no longer requires a target to activate in Conclave, encouraging greater accuracy and less button spam.

Hotfix 18.0.6

  • Fixed an inconsistent visual FX from the explosion created by Nyx's Absorb.

Update 18.0

  • Conclave: Increased the damage of Nyx's Psychic Bolts in PvP.

Hotfix 17.5.5

  • Fixed holograms created by Nyx’s Chaos becoming frozen.

Hotfix 17.5.3

Update 17.5

  • Conclave: Nyx will now drop the Cephalon when using Absorb.
  • Nyx’s Chaos no longer has a cooldown, and enemies affected by Chaos cannot be stunned by additional casts.
  • Nyx's Psychic Bolts now have a chance to Radiation Proc enemies.

Hotfix 17.4.2

  • Fixed players being unable to detonate grenade weapons while in Nyx’s Absorb.

Update 17.3

  • Fixed Nyx’s Absorb not shielding Sentinels from AoE damage occurring from within the Absorb bubble.

Update 17.2.4

  • Fixed an issue where Nyx can walk while in an Absorb button in certain Solo mission scenarios.

Hotfix 17.2.2

  • Fixed an issue preventing some abilities (such as Nyx’s Absorb) from being deactivated using the Power Menu.

Update 17.2

  • Fixed enemies under Nyx’s Mind Control or Chaos not properly attributing their kills to Nyx and Shared Experience to Nyx’s Squadmates.

Update 17.1

  • Conclave:
    • Increased the energy drain of Nyx’s Absorb in Pvp.
    • Nyx’s Mind Control no longer causes players to drop the Cephalon in Capture the Cephalon.
    • Increased the energy drain of Nyx’s Absorb in PvP.

Hotfix 17.0.4

  • Fixed some AI behavioral problems caused by using Nyx’s Mind Control.

Hotfix 17.0.3

  • Conclave:
    • Reduced the range of Nyx’s Mind control in PvP.
    • Reduced duration of Nyx’s Mind Control in PvP

Update 17.0

  • Conclave:
    • Nyx's Psychic Bolts speed has been increased and lifetime decreased in PvP.
    • Targets under Nyx’s mind control can no longer damage her in PvP.
    • Nyx’s mind control duration and range reduced in PvP.
    • Nyx's Absorb damage has been increased in PvP.
  • Prime:
    • Nyx Prime base shield increased from 100 to 125.
    • Nyx Prime base armor increased from 15 to 50.
  • All Alternate Helmets that had Stamina-related effects have been given new abilities: Arcane Menticide Helmet - This helmet is worn by Nyx, increases velocity of parkour maneuvers with a drain on Shields.

Update 16.7

  • Augment: Nyx’s Mod TT 20pxChaos Sphere FX has been made more visible.

Hotfix 16.6.1

  • Fixed Nyx’s Mind Control removing armor from enemies.

Update 16.6

  • Augment: Chaos - Mod TT 20pxChaos Sphere: For a % duration of Chaos, any enemy entering the effect radius will be affected by Chaos. This effect radius decreases over time.

Update 16.5

  • Conclave: Players under control of Nyx’s Mind Control or Chaos will no longer see the FX on their Warframe.
  • Updated some textures on the Nemesis Nyx skin.

Hotfix 16.4.4

  • Conclave: Added a stagger to Nyx’s Mind Control and Chaos ability in PvP.

Update 16.4

  • Conclave:
    • Augment: Absorb - Mod TT 20pxSingularity: Creates a ring every 3 seconds that drags in enemies at 9 meters per second.
    • Nyx and Nyx Prime are now usable in PvP.

Update 16.3

  • Fixed an error that would occur when using Nyx’s Absorb.
  • Fixed Nyx’s Chaos sometimes ending early when a target under Chaos dies.

Update 15.10

  • Prime: Fixed incorrect armor locations on Nyx Prime.

Hotfix 15.7.2

  • Fixed Nyx’s Chaos causing Hives in Hive Infestation to become invincible one Chaos expires.
  • Fixed Nyx’s Mind Control causing Brood Mother Maggots to attack enemies after Mind Control ends.

Update 15.6

  • Augment: Mind Control - Mod TT 20pxMind Freak: Mind controlled target does 60%/120%/200%/300% increased damage.

Hotfix 15.5.8

  • Players can no longer gain energy from Trinity's Energy Vampire while in Nyx’s Absorb.

Hotfix 15.5.5

  • Nyx’s Mind Control is now a toggable ability.
  • Fixed Nyx’s Psychic Bolts affecting enemies that are immune to Tenno abilities.

Hotfix 15.3.1

  • Fixed Nyx’s Absorb not playing the end explosion animation.

Update 15.3

  • Capture targets are now immune to Nyx’s Mind Control.

Update 15.2

  • Enemies targeted by Nyx’s Mind Control no longer take friendly damage until the duration of the ability ends, at which point all accumulated damage to the target is applied at once.

Update 15.0

  • Augment: Psychic Bolts - Mod TT 20pxPacifying Bolts: Affected enemies will become disarmed in confusion for x seconds.
  • Fixed an issue with Buzlok Rifle shots not adding damage to an ally using Nyx's Absorb.

Hotfix 14.8.1

  • Added Nyx Prime to the Codex (in place of ol' goldless Nyx).

Update 14.8

  • Prime: Nyx Prime released.

Update 14.6

  • Fixed an issue with Nyx’s Absorb not properly costing 7/6/5/4 energy a second.

Hotfix 14.5.2

  • Fixed an issue with Nyx ability Mods not being properly granted after buying/crafting the frame.
  • Fixed an issue with Nyx's Absorb being useable during bleedout.

Update 14.5

  • Nyx’s Absorb has had it’s passive energy drain significantly reduced from 10 energy per second to 4 energy per second, and instead now has an energy drain based on incoming damage. This drain is 8 energy per 1000 damage. These drainage values are affected with the use of mods.

Hotfix 14.2.3

  • Fixed an issue with Nyx's Absorb ability blocking Codex scans.

Hotfix 14.1.4

  • Tweaked the sound effects on Nyx's Absorb.

Hotfix 14.0.6

  • Fixed an issue with the Illiac Chest piece clipping into the Nyx frame.

Hotfix 14.0.2

  • Fixed Nyx's toggle-able power being broken by pause menu.

Update 14.0

  • Fixed a case in Nyx's Mind Control that could cause power-in-use on clients.

Hotfix 13.9.2

  • Fixed Nyx being able to absorb inordinate amounts of damage by toggling Absorb extremely quickly.

Hotfix 13.9.1

  • Fixed an issue with Client's getting stuck in Nyx's Absorb pose while in pre-death.

Update 13.9

  • Fixed an issue with the alt fire on the Mutalist Quanta being duplicated by Nyx's Absorb ability.

Hotfix 13.8.5

  • Fixed lingering Absorb effects after Nyx has bled-out.
  • Fixed a script error with Nyx's Chaos that would cause a power-in-use bug.

Hotfix 13.8.4

  • Fixed an instance of Client's playing as Nyx being able to run around with Absorb active, if the power was activated right at the moment the player was knocked down.
  • Fixed an issue with Nyx's Absorb visual effects not disappearing for other players if Nyx dies while casting and then bleeds out.

Hotfix 13.7.2

  • Made Nyx's absorb resist magnetic damage so that you can't generate endless damage by chaining absorbs.

Hotfix 13.6.1

  • Fixes self-inflicted death wounds being caused by throwing Glaives through Volt or Nyx's energy shields/bubbles.

Update 13.6

  • Tweaked a number of armor offsets on the Nyx Warframe.

Update 13.5

  • Adjusted the positioning of Chest Armor on Nyx.

Update 13.3

  • Absorb: Players can now toggle Absorb on or off.
    • Toggling changes to Nyx will give players more freedom instead of being locked in place while the rest of your team runs around. It should also add a nice element of resource management to the Warframe, rather than being stuck in place at the cost of X energy.
  • Increased the visual effects limit for Nyx's Absorb ability to account for duration extending Mods.
  • Fixed an issue with players being able to move around while using Nyx's Absorb ability under certain circumstances.

Hotfix 13.0.2

  • Fixed clipping issues Nyx's Noble rifle idle animation.

Update 12.6

  • Added a HUD damage counter and countdown timer to Nyx's Absorb ability.
  • Fixed projectiles passing through Nyx's Absorb ability.

Update 12.4

  • Nyx's Chaos ability deco uses the correct helmet.

Update 12.0

  • Improved sounds for Nyx’s Psychic Bolts.

Update 11.3

  • Updated effects on Nyx’s Mind Control ability.

Hotfix 11.2.1

  • Fixed issues where damage inflicted by clients would not power up Nyx’s Absorb.

Update 11.2

  • Nyx has received a buff to her Armor stat: Buffed to 15 (from 10).
  • Fixed Nyx being vulnerable to Procs from Disruptor and others when Absorb is active.

Hotfix 11.1.2

  • Nyx’s Absorb will now go affect enemies behind walls or cover.
  • Fixed Nyx’s absorb not doing damage to Infested Crawlers and Chargers.

Hotfix 11.0.3

  • Fixed Nyx being immune to Shield Damage after using Absorb.

Hotfix 11.0.2

  • Injury Immunity fixes for Nyx when in Absorb.

Update 11.0

  • Fixed some issues related to Nyx’s Mind Control ability where brainwashed AI didn’t always attack enemies as intended.

Hotfix 10.7.1

  • Fixed Torid and Nyx’s Absorb causing a game hang.

Update 10.6

  • Fixed Nyx’s Mind Control and Chaos abilities making the targets not behave in a proper manner. Mind Control was not having enemies aggressively attack their own, and Chaos was making the player a target over enemies. The affected targets will now properly perceive their targets.
  • Fixed Sentinels hitting themselves when firing inside Nyx's Absorb bubble.

Update 10.3

  • Fixed issue where enemy Shield Osprey drones would shield friendly enemies controlled by Nyx or Nekros.

Update 10.0

  • Added idle FX to Nyx.

Update 9.8

  • Psychic Bolts: Projectiles now seek and fly faster, more in line with other Warframes.
  • Absorb: Ability now has higher base damage and should attract more attention.

Hotfix 9.6.1

  • Nyx's Chaos now only stuns bosses, not make them murder their subordinates.

Update 9.5

  • Prevent being able to revive enemy capture target while he is being affected by Nyx's mind control.
  • Fixed HUD breaking when reviving capture target affected with Nyx's mind control.

Update 9.4

  • Fix for HUD breaking when reviving capture target affected with Nyx’s “Mind Control”.

Update 9.0

  • Fixed ability effects for Nyx to be consistent on host/client both in terms of what is created and what colour it is.

Update 8.2

  • Fixed ammo not being consumed on some weapons when shooting Nyx’s absorb.

Hotfix 8.1.3

  • Fixed shields not replenishing if damaged while using Nyx's Absorb.

Update 8.1

  • Fix for Nyx absorb being interrupted by Nauseous crawlers.

Hotfix 8.0.7

  • Fix for Nyx Power in Use bug (maybe time for a Livestream rematch!).

Hotfix 8.0.5

  • Fixed Nyx Psychic Bolts not functioning correctly on clients.

Hotfix 8.0.3

  • Fixed Nyx Absorb not working, resulting in "Power in Use" bug.

Update 7.10

  • Nyx's Chaos power now has a timer.

Update 7.9

  • Fixed Apex particles that would remain on ragdolls after using Nyx's Mind Control power.
  • Fixed Nyx's armband FX showing up with projectors.

Update 7

  • Fixed an issue with Nyx Mind Control being flagged as "in use" if target dies.

Update 6.5

  • Excalibur Radial Javelin + Nyx Absorb no longer kills nearby Clients.
  • Log file should no longer receive error spam when using Nyx.

Hotfix 6.4.1

  • Removed unwanted background sound effect attached to Nyx.

Update 6.3

  • Nyx's mind control visual effect now lasts the same duration as the power itself.

Hotfix 6.1.2

  • Nyx Alt Helmet changes.

Update 6.0

  • Introduced.

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