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Launches a spinning blade of pain, dealing high damage and impaling enemies to walls.

Introduced in Vanilla (2012-10-25)

AbilityStrengthBuff Strength:100 / 250 / 350 / 500 (DmgSlashSmall64 Slash damage on hit)
AbilityDurationBuff Duration:N/A
AbilityRangeBuff Range:N/A

Misc: 1 / 1 / 2 / 2 (number of shurikens)
6 m (auto-target radius)
60 m (targeting range)
90° (homing angle)
DmgSlashSmall64 Slash status on hit

Subsumable to Helminth


  • Ash expends EnergyOrb25 energy to throw 1 / 1 / 2 / 2 shuriken to strike enemies standing within a 6 meter radius around him, or home in on enemies within 60 meters and a 90° angle of the aiming reticle. Each Shuriken inflicts AbilityStrengthBuff100 / 250 / 350 / 500 DmgSlashSmall64 Slash damage with a guaranteed Status Effect on hit.
    • The Bleed DoT inflicts 43.75% of the initial damage per tick for a total of 9 ticks over 9 seconds, due to Ash's passive. The Bleed damage bypasses armor.
      • Should Shuriken hit an enemy's head, the Bleed DoT will inflict 87.5% of the initial damage per tick for the same duration.
    • Shurikens do not require direct line of sight to home in on enemies.
    • Shurikens can bypass obstacles in the environment to strike targets behind walls and objects.
    • Shurikens will travel toward the aiming reticle on a slight angle if no enemies were standing close to Ash or within the targeting range and homing angle. Enemies will still receive damage and proc if hit by these Shurikens.
  • Shuriken will not disrupt Shade's cloak.
  • Shuriken is a one-handed action. As such, it can be used while performing various maneuvers and actions without interruption.
  • Delay of about 0.5 seconds between uses.
  • Subsuming Ash to the Helminth will offer Shuriken and its augments to be used by other Warframes.


Main article: Seeking Shuriken

Seeking Shuriken is an AshIcon272 Ash Warframe Augment Mod that allows Shuriken130xWhite Shuriken to temporarily reduce the armor of their targets.

Rank Armor Reduction Duration Cost
0 35% 2s 6
1 45% 4s 7
2 55% 6s 8
3 70% 8s 9

Tips & Tricks

  • Can be cast in rapid succession and since DmgSlashSmall64 Slash procs ignore armor and can be stacked, this can bypass the high scaled armor of Grineer units.
  • Shuriken can be used to seek out nearby hidden enemies due to its homing feature.
    • However, Shuriken will often try to seek enemies that you've run past, making it miss both the enemy you ran past and the target you were trying to hit.
  • Using the Mod TT 20px Seeking Shuriken augment, Ash can strip armor of any enemy entirely with only 143% Ability Strength. It works great on bosses, especially in Sorties when they are high level.


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