SpectralScream SpectralScreamIcon
Spectral Scream
Exhale a deep breath of elemental destruction. Chroma's energy color determines the element.
Energy Drain: 3 s-1
Strength:100 / 125 / 150 / 200 (damage)
Range:4 / 5 / 6.5 / 10 m
Misc:40% / 45% / 50% / 60% (status chance)

  • Chroma unleashes a continuous stream of elemental energy in a cone 4 / 5 / 6.5 / 10 meters long that inflicts 100 / 125 / 150 / 200 Heat b Heat, Electricity b Electricity, Toxin b Toxin, or Cold b Cold damage per second with a 40% / 45% / 50% / 60% status chance.
    • Damage per second is affected by Ability Strength, while the status chance is not.
    • Damage bypasses obstacles in the environment and does not decrease with distance.
    • Damage type is based on Chroma's current elemental alignment which is determined by Chroma's energy color.
    • Cone length is affected by Ability Range, following the expression:
      10 × (1 + Ability Range)1/3.
      • At max rank, with a maxed Mod TT 20pxNarrow Minded the range would be reduced to 6.97 meters, while a maxed Mod TT 20pxOverextended would instead increase it to 12.38 meters.
  • Spectral Scream's damage can be boosted by the Fury aspect of VexArmor130xDark Vex Armor.
  • Spectral Scream drains 3 energy per second and will remain active as long as Chroma has energy. Spectral Scream will end if Chroma runs out of energy or if deactivated by pressing the ability key again (default 1 ).
  • Chroma is able to cast abilities or maneuver just as freely with Spectral Scream active.
  • The AoE cone is directed from the point of the animation as opposed to toward the crosshair. This means that diving rolls will divert the aim.
  • The attack can only be aimed within 90 degrees to each side and 45 degrees above or below Chroma.
  • A visual effect lingers after the cone of damage, dependent on element.

Main article: Afterburn

Afterburn is a Warframe Augment Mod usable in both PvE and PvP for ChromaIcon272 Chroma's SpectralScream130xDark Spectral Scream that launches a single damaging elemental attack upon deactivating the ability.

Rank Damage per second active Total damage cap Cost
0 25 200 6
1 50 300 7
2 75 400 8
3 100 500 9

Tips & Tricks
  • This ability can come in handy when used as a form of Crowd Control and can both be used as a damage ability, or with Heat or Electricity elemental damage creating a continuous crowd control stun.
  • This ability can be used to resist knockdowns, making it usable for walking through corpus laser doors or shockwaves caused by MOA or death orbs.
  • Rolling can be used to counteract the movement speed reduction and cover a large area in a short period of time.
  • Having a LimboIcon272 Limbo with a high duration build on your team can be very useful, as Spectral Scream will be able to damage all enemies even while Chroma is in the rift. With a build with maximum efficiency, this will also cause Spectral Scream to cost no energy to use, while actually gaining energy at a minute rate.


Maximization is a form of specialization: mods may be blended to result in values that vary between the top-end limits listed here. Click any maximized link to learn how to build it.

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