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Seeking Talons
Charge to expand the targeting area, release to send Garuda’s talons careening toward each target in area. Surviving enemies are prone to bleeding.
Strength:150 / 200 / 250 / 300 (DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage)
75% (DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash status chance)
Duration:10 s
Misc:2 m (talon knockback radius)
60 m (range)
25° (min charge size)
95° (max charge size)
8 (projectiles)

  • Garuda channels her sanguine blood beneath herself as her talons quiver in anticipation, as a whirlwind of flying talons spanning a 2 meter radius encircles her. Enemies pierced by Garuda's talons will receive 150 / 200 / 250 / 300 DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage and be pushed away from Garuda.
    • Damage is affected by Ability Strength.
    • Talon knockback radius is not affected by mods.
  • Channeling the talons expands a focus ring indicating the ranged area of effect of the ability. Initial field of view angle is 25 degrees, which can expand up to 95 degrees when fully charged; the range of ability can expand up to 60 meters based on the charge time. Upon release, Garuda unleashes 8 flying talons as homing projectiles that cannot be obstructed by walls and the environment, piercing through all enemies within the focus ring.
    • Tapping the ability will automatically unleash the talons once fully charged. Holding the ability will sustain the whirlwind around Garuda until released, allowing her to aim carefully to maximize the talons' potential.
    • Each enemy will always be pierced at least once by the projectiles. However, they can also be pierced multiple times in a single skill use.
      • For an example, using Seeking Talon on a single enemy will damage said enemy 8 times in quick succession.
    • Range, minimum and maximum charge sizes, and the number of projectiles are not affected by mods.
    • Targeting expansion and cast animation are affected by casting speed mods from Mod TT 20px.png Natural Talent and Mod TT 20px.png Speed Drift.
    • Garuda does not require line of sight to target enemies in her focus ring area.
    • Garuda is invulnerable while casting the ability until it is fully charged.
  • Enemies damaged by the flying talons are marked with Garuda's symbol for 10 seconds. Attacking marked enemies with weapons and abilities grants a 75% chance to cause a DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash Status Effect. Marked enemies will still receive status effects from other sources in addition to the DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash proc (if a weapon's status chance triggers and hits an enemy affected by Seeking Talons, the weapon's Status Effect will still be applied, the DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash proc is then added, resulting in the enemy receiving 2 status effects at the same time).
    • Status chance is affected by Ability Strength, capped up to 100% status chance at 134% Ability Strength.
    • Mark duration is affected by Ability Duration.
    • Status duration is not affected by Ability Duration, but is affected by the Status Effect duration of the weapon or warframe that inflicted them.
    • All sources of damage are capable of inflicting DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash Status Effect. This includes, but not limited to: weapons, damage from abilities, special damaging effects from mods (Mod TT 20px.png Concealed Explosives, Mod TT 20px.png Thunderbolt, Mod TT 20px.png Thermagnetic Shells, etc.) and Syndicate procs.
    • Weapons do not need to have innate Slash damage in order to inflict DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash Status Effect.
    • Marking of enemies will include special enemies such as Stalker.
    • DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash statuses applied due to the mark are considered to be forced status procs and cannot stack with other sources of forced DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash statuses such as Mod TT 20px.png Hunter Munitions or Mod TT 20px.png Internal Bleeding. However forced DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash statuses can stack with a weapon's innate status chance.
  • Garuda cannot perform parkour Maneuvers (except for rolling and sliding) or general interactions while channeling this ability. However, she can still move.
  • Can be cast while airborne, causing Garuda to hover for a few seconds.
    • Garuda will leap a short distance upward upon release, causing the targeting ring to shift.

Main article: Blending Talons

Blending Talons is an Warframe Augment Mod for GarudaIcon272.png Garuda's SeekingTalons130xDark.png Seeking Talons that grants it the ability to create an area of effect explosion around Garuda as well as giving her GarudaTalons.png Garuda Talons a passive that grants it additional combo count upon hitting enemies affected by DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash procs.

Rank AoE Range Combo Count Chance Cost
0 +6m +25% 6
1 +7m +50% 7
2 +8m +75% 8
3 +9m +100% 9

Tips & Tricks
  • This ability has a long casting and recovery animation. However, this can be bypassed by casting Seeking Talons while airborne.
    • Holding aimglide while releasing Seeking Talons will allow Garuda to hover after leaping and cancel the falling part of her animation. This does not work when used on the ground.
      • While aimgliding, Garuda can continue staying airborne by recasting Seeking Talons again or charge and throw her DreadMirror130xDark.png Dread Mirror's Dread Heart.
      • Each cast while airborne raises Garuda to be higher off the ground. Ground slams can be used to return back to ground level quickly to maintain mobility.
    • Using melee immediately after releasing Seeking Talons while airborne can also be used to cancel the recovery animation. The recovery animation for this will be longer than if holding an aimglide, but is more useful for congested tilesets.
  • As Seeking Talons bypass the need to have enemies within vision, bringing a companion equipped with a mod that detects enemies in the radar map (such as Mod TT 20px.png Animal Instinct) will help Garuda in finding the most number of enemies that can be hit without having to actually see them.
  • Due to the forced Slash proc caused by Seeking Talons, it synergizes particularly well with weapons that have high damage burst potential such as the Zarr.png Zarr or TenetEnvoy.png Tenet Envoy to unleash heavy DmgTrueSmall64.png True damage per hit.
    • The forced Slash proc is also effective against SentientFactionIcon.png Sentient enemies, as True damage bypasses their adaptive damage resistance.
  • Equipping Mod TT 20px.png Blending Talons gives Garuda the potential to mark her symbol on more enemies than her standard charged up ability by deliberately running in the midst of the crowd and using short-tap Seeking Talons.

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