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Shockwave MOAs are identified by their yellow-orange bodies and are a larger, less common variant of MOA.  Initially, they do not fire at players; they will run towards one and release a shockwave once close enough. This shockwave slowly expands and knocks down any player who fails to jump over it; these MOAs will slow to a near-stop and raise a leg seconds before releasing a shockwave. Afterwards, they will fire at players until another shockwave can be released.

While negligible on their own, multiple Shockwave MOAs are capable of stunlocking targets to the point of knocking the player down while they're already knocked down.


  • Unlike its standard variant, the Shockwave MOA will head towards the players at full speed in order to deploy its large shockwaves at close range.
    • After a shockwave is released, the Shockwave MOA will return to its standard tactics of shooting players before releasing another shockwave.
    • There is a delay between shockwaves for the MOA, apparently.
    • Shockwave releases take time before they deploy, use this time to dispatch it quickly before it knocks back.
  • Surprisingly, despite its large size, the Shockwave MOA has the same health as its standard variant, making it easy to dispatch.
  • Even though it is armed with a larger cannon, the Shockwave MOA fires slower yet it deals seemingly similar amount of damage.
  • Due to its large size, it is frankly the easiest MOA to destroy, if observant.
  • To counter the shock, you can try to outrun the shock radius, or block the shock with your melee, or equip your Warframe with Mod TT 20px.png Handspring that allows you to stand back up faster after being knocked down, or just jump from the shock.
  • Mods such as Mod TT 20px.png Fortitude and Mod TT 20px.png Sure Footed grants substantial resistance against the shockwaves.
  • You can avoid being knocked down by using the melee block, but you will still be pushed back. Jumping over the shock field will get you through unharmed.


  • After Update 7.9 (2013-04-26), they became as green as the common MOA. They reverted to their orange color after Update 7.10 (2013-05-03).
  • They can spawn indefinitely in some cases from Spawners.


  • Hacked Shockwave MOAs will sometimes become unresponsive if they enter in narrow locker rooms and can not be moved nor killed.
  • The Shockwave MOA when spawned from an ally Spawners will have inconsistent patterns for its shockwave ability, this is more noticed when there are no more enemies remaining for the MOA to kill causing the MOA to infrequently use its shockwave against Lockers and deactivated Corpus Turrets.
  • Hacked Shockwave MOAs can sometimes spawn with levels that are abnormal to the area they are currently in. This was most noticeable in the Blackout Tactical Alert where players managed to spawn ~level 500 all the way up to ~level 9000 Shockwave MOAs in a level 25-85 area.


Terra Shockwave MOA General Miscellaneous
Introduced Update 24.0 (2018-11-08)
Tileset Orb Vallis Codex Scans 5
Weapon Plasma Rifle Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Mod TT 20px.png Organ Shatter 3.794%
Mod TT 20px.png Reach 3.794%
Mod TT 20px.png Fever Strike 0.369%
Mod TT 20px.png Molten Impact 0.369%
Mod TT 20px.png North Wind 0.369%
Mod TT 20px.png Reflex Coil 0.369%
Mod TT 20px.png Shocking Touch 0.369%
Mod TT 20px.png Stretch 0.369%
Mod TT 20px.png Life Strike 0.101%
Mod TT 20px.png Split Chamber 0.101%
Robotic 200
DmgPunctureSmall64.png + DmgElectricitySmall64.png ++ DmgRadiationSmall64.png + DmgSlashSmall64.png - DmgToxinSmall64.png -
Shield 200
DmgImpactSmall64.png ++ DmgColdSmall64.png ++ DmgMagneticSmall64.png +++ DmgPunctureSmall64.png - DmgRadiationSmall64.png -
Base Level 15
  • Can shoot out a grappling hook that latches onto the player, pulling it towards them and dealing radial damage as the Terra Shockwave MOA kicks the player upon contact.
  • Can also jump at the player and slam down which causes a radial shockwave, throwing the player up and forcing a heavy landing.

Vapos Shockwave MOA General Miscellaneous
Introduced Update 25.0 (2019-05-22)
Tileset Corpus Gas City Codex Scans 5
Weapon Plasma Rifle Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Mod TT 20px.png Piercing Hit 0.7587%
Mod TT 20px.png Trick Mag 0.7587%
EndoIconRenderLarge.png Endo 0.7587%
Mod TT 20px.png Cryo Rounds 0.3318%
Mod TT 20px.png Stretch 0.3318%
Mod TT 20px.png Pointed Wind 0.0303%
EndoIconRenderLarge.png Endo 0.0303%
Robotic 60
DmgPunctureSmall64.png + DmgElectricitySmall64.png ++ DmgRadiationSmall64.png + DmgSlashSmall64.png - DmgToxinSmall64.png -
Shield 150
DmgImpactSmall64.png ++ DmgColdSmall64.png ++ DmgMagneticSmall64.png +++ DmgPunctureSmall64.png - DmgRadiationSmall64.png -
Base Level 15


Patch History[]

Update 25.7 (2019-08-29)

Update 7.11 (2013-05-17)

  • Shockwave MOAs can no longer be knocked down while charging their stomp.