Quick Thinking is a mod that uses the Warframe's residual energy pool as an emergency buffer to prevent death whenever a player drops to 2 Health.


Rank Efficiency Cost
0 40% 10
1 80% 11
2 120% 12
3 160% 13
4 200% 14
5 240% 15

Rank Efficiency Additional damage reduction Multiplier on incoming damage
0 40% -150% x2.5
1 80% -25% x1.25
2 120% 16.667% x0.833
3 160% 37.5% x0.625
4 200% 50% x0.5
5 240% 58.333% x0.41667

Effective Health applied with Quick Thinking
Energy Effective Health
100 40 80 120 160 200 240
150 60 120 180 240 300 360
175 70 140 210 280 350 420
225 90 180 270 360 450 540
262.5 105 210 315 420 525 630
300 120 240 360 480 600 720


  • Energy lost via Quick Thinking utilizes the Warframe's armor value. The efficiency value will act as an additional damage reduction with the values listed above.
  • Works on self-inflicted damage. 
  • As of Update 11.1, Quick Thinking will keep your minimum health at exactly 2 units and use your remaining energy to keep you alive from incoming damage. The efficiency will go up with the mod's level.
    • Mod TT 20pxRage and Mod TT 20pxHunter Adrenaline will still grant you energy taken to your health until you reach 2 HP (filling up your energy pool), at which point the mod will stop giving energy (as you are not taking health damage) and Quick Thinking will take over, using your Energy pool as a buffer against your remaining 2 HP. Once energy is depleted, you will go below 2 health and die.
  • While under the effects of Quick Thinking (2 HP and losing energy instead), strong hits against you will cause a 'Stagger' effect, briefly causing your Warframe to stumble in place. Be wary, as repeated strong hits can effectively stun-lock you in place until you die. Using Mod TT 20pxPain Threshold can drastically reduce the duration of the stagger, allowing you to escape the stun-lock. Weak hits against you will not induce this effect.
  • Ability Efficiency has no effect on the amount of energy lost while under the effects of Quick Thinking.


  • Using Mod TT 20pxFlow or Mod TT 20pxPrimed Flow is more or less a necessity to take full advantage of Quick Thinking.
  • Using Zenurik school's Void Dash upgrade Energizing Dash is very useful for keeping your energy and thus your effective health up.
  • Mod TT 20pxEnergy Siphon aura can also help regain lost energy.
  • This mod is a good defense against damage that bypasses shields, such as Toxic damage or Slash procs, which can take down a player by surprise.
  • Quick Thinking works exceptionally well with TrinityIcon272 Trinity, as she can spam EnergyVampire130xDark Energy Vampire for an endless supply of energy.
  • Desecrate130xDark Desecrate helps recover health and energy orbs, and the mod itself works well with NekrosIcon272 Nekros because of this. 
  • This mod also works well with LimboIcon272 Limbo due to the Rift Plane's ability to restore energy, as well as his increased energy pool. 
  • Magnetic procs, such as those from an Ancient Disruptor or Sensor Bar, will instantly drain energy to 0 for several seconds, rendering this mod useless during that time. Also, Mod TT 20pxRage and Mod TT 20pxHunter Adrenaline will not replenish energy if a portion of health is lost during a Magnetic proc
  • If a single attack is sufficiently strong enough to kill in one strike, the player will enter bleedout immediately and not lose any energy. This is to avoid wasting energy, as the player would've been killed regardless. 


  • Prior to Update 11.1, it could be combined with Mod TT 20pxRage, to convert energy to health for your Warframe many times in a row with 96% efficiency.

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 21.3
  • Reduced the frequency that Quick Thinking can stagger lock a player. This is actually undoing a bug fix where Quick Thinking wasn't staggering players as often as it was intended to, but this is the new intention now! Essentially Quick Thinking is back to the way it was pre Update 21.

Update 17.10

  • Fixed the Quick Thinking Mod not properly taking damage reduction into account before removing energy from a Client.

Hotfix 14.6.1

  • The 14.6.0 fix resolves issues where Rage + Quick Thinking gave effective permanent invulnerability because energy was being added to pool that was never dealt to player. With this change in mind, the combination of Rage and Quick Thinking may seem less efficient as before due to no longer giving effective invulnerability. The scope of this change is being monitored to ensure the usefulness of these Mods as a combination.

Hotfix 14.0.8

  • Fixed Quick Thinking not working as described or intended.

Update 11.6

  • Increased stagger threshold and made stagger only occur on big hits instead of on accumulated damage; this should prevent situations where Quick Thinking would save you only to let you get knocked down and killed again.

Update 11.1

  • Reduced effectiveness of the interaction between Rage/Quick Thinking mods to prevent indefinite immortality in all game modes.
  • The Quick Thinking mod no longer saves you from suicide damage.

Update 10.3

  • Added missing mod card image for Quick Thinking.

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