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*Protea and {{WF|Vauban}} were often referred to by the developers as close relatives, likely as a nod to their technology-themed abilities.
 
*Protea and {{WF|Vauban}} were often referred to by the developers as close relatives, likely as a nod to their technology-themed abilities.
 
*Protea is the first Warframe with a built-in universal [[Aura]] polarity.
 
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*Protea's roll, when used rapidly, will make only half the distance of normal roll.
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*Rolling while in Blaze Artillery's animation will repeat it and prevent all other action until the animation's proper end.
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*When Grenade Fan collides with something at the moment of spawn, it will ignore all scaling from mods, Protea's passive or other effects.
 
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Latest revision as of 20:10, 4 August 2022

Ready for any eventuality the versatile Protea uses her many gadgets to overcome the odds.

Armed for deadly encounters, she is tactical and timely. This is Protea, the protector, the enforcer.

Protea is the method to the madness. When you face her, it's already too late.

Release Date: June 11, 2020

Echoing rebirth to blossom anew, the chrono-gadgeteer Protea devises her stratagems through borrowed time. Flourish and seed the perimeter with lacerating shrapnel, or reinforce shield defenses to weather the onslaught. Assault and skirmish with plasmic blasts, rapidly incinerating foes under laser focus. Endure through attrition by dispensing vital supplies, whilst drawing strength from her past to secure the future. Protea returned in Update 28: The Deadlock Protocol.

Acquisition[]

Protea's main blueprint is rewarded upon completion of The Deadlock Protocol quest. Additional main blueprints can be bought from Cephalon Simaris for ReputationBlackx64.png 50,000. Component blueprints can be acquired from within the Granum Void, a special location only accessible from the Corpus Ship tileset.
Neuroptics blueprints come from Rotation C of the basic Granum Void (Granum Crown), Chassis blueprints from Rotation C of Extended (Exemplar Granum Crown) Granum Void, and the System blueprints from Rotation C of the Nightmare (Zenith Granum Crown) Granum Void.

Item Source Chance Expected Nearly Guaranteed
Helmet.png Neuroptics Blueprint Granum Void / C 11.11% ~ 9 C Rotations 58 ± 19 C Rotations
Chassis.png Chassis Blueprint Extended Granum Void / C 11.11% ~ 9 C Rotations 58 ± 19 C Rotations

All drop rates data is obtained from DE's official drop tables. See Mission Rewards#Standard Missions for definitions on reward table rotations.
For more detailed definitions and information, visit here.

Crafting[]

Manufacturing Requirements
CreditsLarge.png
25,000
Helmet.png
1
Chassis.png
1
Systems.png
1
OrokinCell.png
3
Time: 3 Day(s)
Rush: PlatinumLarge.png 50
MarketIcon.png Market Price: PlatinumLarge.png 325 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:CreditsLarge.png35,000
Protea Neuroptics Blueprint
CreditsLarge.png
15,000
Salvage.png
11,500
PolymerBundle.png
5,150
CubicDiodes.png
1,250
NeuralSensors.png
5
Time: 12 Hour(s)
Rush: PlatinumLarge.png 25
Protea Chassis Blueprint
CreditsLarge.png
15,000
AlloyPlate.png
20,000
Carbides.png
2,750
Oxium.png
550
Morphics.png
12
Time: 12 Hour(s)
Rush: PlatinumLarge.png 25
Protea Systems Blueprint
CreditsLarge.png
15,000
Ferrite.png
13,400
Cryotic.png
1,000
Titanium.png
1,750
ControlModule.png
10
Time: 12 Hour(s)
Rush: PlatinumLarge.png 25

Lore[]

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“You're not supposed to be in here! You're going to ruin the surprise!”
The following article/section contains spoilers. Please complete The Deadlock Protocol quest before proceeding.
Main article: The Deadlock Protocol
I am your beginning. I am your end. Entwined. Forever.
—Protea Specter to the Tenno during The Deadlock Protocol

Protea was assigned to be the bodyguard of Parvos Granum, the Founder of the Corpus, as part of an undisclosed deal he made with the Orokin. When the Corpus Board of Directors betrayed him by attempting to assassinate him by sabotaging his transport's Void drive, Granum was saved by Protea's time manipulation abilities, trapping him in a temporal prison within the Void.

Recently, the Corpus' power structure has been declining, with the Board of Directors continuously reaching a voting impasse. After 7 successive tied votes, Nef Anyo invokes The Deadlock Protocol, a contingency initiative to instate a successor to the Founder. Seeking to prove that he himself is the genetic heir of Parvos Granum, Nef Anyo seeks to locate the Founder by tracking Protea, using Solaris workers as sacrifices for Void-temporal jumps to reach the Granum Void.

In an effort to thwart Nef Anyo's plans, the Tenno aids Solaris United and gets to the Granum Void before Nef Anyo's henchmen do. There, they discover Parvos Granum alive and well, and Protea who has become a literal Specter of herself due to overextending her powers. The Warframe Specter, reinvigorated by her kin, turns hostile and attacks the Tenno and Nef Anyo's fleet with an army of Errant Specters; Parvos Granum reveals that he had been using Nef Anyo in order to summon the Tenno to his domain.

Angered by Parvos Granum's deception and the threat of the Protea Specter, Nef Anyo calls truce with Solaris United and gives the Tenno the blueprint to the Xoris.png Xoris, a glaive fashioned with Parvos Granum's Specter Particle Theory. The Tenno are able to reach the Granum Void once more and use the Xoris to save the trapped Solaris workers and defeat the Protea Specter.

Notes[]

  • When Protea wields her signature Velox.png Velox, the weapon gains more ammo efficiency: in each set of five shots, the first and third shots do not consume ammo.
  • Protea's custom dodge animation carries a higher impulse for forward momentum, enabling a slight increase in distance traveled when used on its own and in combination with other parkour Maneuvers.

Trivia[]

  • Protea is a genus of South African flowering plants, also known as sugarbushes, which is named after Proteus, the Greek warden of sea beasts who could shape-shift at will.
    • In this sense, Protea could probably mean versatile or ever-changing, reflecting her versatility.
  • Prior to Devstream 137, she had a placeholder name called Odalisk.
    • Odalisk probably comes from an Ottoman Turkish word odalık, which can be transliterated into odalisk, which is historically a chambermaid who served in the household of the Ottoman sultan.
    • Protea's appearance seems to be inspired by historical odalık outfits.
  • Protea is the 43rd Warframe to be released (excluding Primed and Umbra variants).
  • Protea is the fifth of six Warframes to receive a custom dodge animation, alongside LimboIcon272.png Limbo, HildrynIcon272.png Hildryn, WispIcon272.png Wisp, SevagothIcon272.png Sevagoth and TitaniaPrimeIcon272.png Titania Prime. Her dodge animation is also unique since Protea performs an aerial cartwheel rather than a dash or roll.
  • Protea is also one of the Warframes whose model would change upon using abilities, with the gadgets on her utility belt temporarily removed when deployed.
  • All of Protea's gadgets are affected by her Appearance colors. Shrapnel grenades, shield satellites, artillery turret, and supply cache each have unique models with compacted and deployed versions, as well as customized animations.
    • Shrapnel and shield grenades from GrenadeFan130xDark.png Grenade Fan are stored away in Protea's thighs, behind the side pouches of the utility belt.
    • Grenades appear frequently throughout Protea's idle animations in various forms, from being rolled along Protea's arms and shoulders, to being juggled hackysack-style, or hit hockey-style when speargun primary weapons are equipped.
    • BlazeArtillery130xDark.png Blaze Artillery turret and Dispensary130xDark.png Dispensary supply cache deploying animations cause them to unfold from compact state in a transformation sequence.
    • The supply cache was originally holstered on Protea's spine when not in use. Later in development, it was moved to the back of the utility belt to make room for Syandanas.
  • Protea and VaubanIcon272.png Vauban were often referred to by the developers as close relatives, likely as a nod to their technology-themed abilities.
  • Protea is the first Warframe with a built-in universal Aura polarity.

Bugs[]

  • Protea's roll, when used rapidly, will make only half the distance of normal roll.
  • Rolling while in Blaze Artillery's animation will repeat it and prevent all other action until the animation's proper end.
  • When Grenade Fan collides with something at the moment of spawn, it will ignore all scaling from mods, Protea's passive or other effects.