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SonarModU15.jpeg BansheeSonar.png
Using acoustic location, Banshee's Sonar power finds and tracks enemies, and exposes critical weak spots to everyone in your squad.
Strength:2x / 3x / 4x / 5x
Duration:10 / 15 / 20 / 30 s
Range:20 / 25 / 30 / 35 m

  • Banshee emits a sound wave and reveals the location of every enemy within 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 meters. Tracked enemies will be visible on every player's mini-map, and each enemy will have a body part highlighted. These effects last for 10 / 15 / 20 / 30 seconds. Hitting an enemy in the highlighted area causes the inflicted damage to be multiplied by 200% / 300% / 400% / 500%.
    • Damage multiplier is affected by Ability Strength.
      • Damage can also be increased by body-part multipliers such as the head or unprotected body parts.
    • Duration is affected by Ability Duration.
    • Range is affected by Ability Range.
  • Has a cast delay of about 0.8 seconds and a recast time of about 2.4 seconds.
  • Recasting Sonar while it's still active will cause additional body parts to be highlighted. Highlighted areas can overlap, causing inflicted damage to be further amplified multiplicatively.
  • Sonar does not highlight all enemies within its maximum area of effect immediately, instead the effect propagates outward from the caster's position, traveling at a fixed pace irrespective of Ability Range mods, similar to the mechanics of NovaIcon272.png Nova's MolecularPrime130xDark.png Molecular Prime.

Main article: Resonance

Resonance is a Warframe Augment Mod for BansheeIcon272.png Banshee's Sonar130xDark.png Sonar that triggers an additional Sonar pulse with a fraction of the original pulse's remaining duration if an enemy is killed in a highlighted weakspot.

Rank Duration Cost
0 50% 6
1 65% 7
2 80% 8
3 100% 9

Tips & Tricks
  • Can increase damage done by abilities if the glowing body part is the torso, since most abilities target the torso.
  • This ability can help with ranking up new weapons, as the damage multiplier can increase a weapon's damage to a given area, thereby increasing ammo efficiency. Coupled with Mod TT 20px.png Rifle Amp, this can greatly improve a weapon's effectiveness before it has enough room for much-needed mods.
  • Because of its multiplicative nature, Sonar is arguably the most potential damage booster currently in the game. A fully modded Banshee combined with a fully modded EquinoxIcon272.png Equinox can increase the damage multiplier to 18.95, so a single overlapping area will multiply the damage 359 times. For example: a single rifle shot of 5000 damage on a doubled-weakspot on an unarmored target would deal 1.8 million damage.
  • Sonar's augment mod Mod TT 20px.png Resonance helps greatly with Ability Efficiency, since it allows Sonars to be automatically cast every few seconds simply by dealing killing damage on weakpoints.
  • Although the enemy reveal effect does not combine with Mod TT 20px.png Enemy Radar or Mod TT 20px.png Enemy Sense, it is stronger that either of them on their own.
  • It seems the traveling speed of this ability depends on the distance to the target. The wave propagates at ~12 m/s for 24 meters, but at ~15 m/s for 48 meters and at ~16.5 m/s for 80 meters.

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