Steel Charge is an aura mod that increases the damage dealt by melee weapons.


Rank Effect Cost *
0 +10% -4
1 +20% -5
2 +30% -6
3 +40% -7
4 +50% -8
5 +60% -9

* Aura mods increase the amount of Mod Capacity



  • The melee damage provided by this mod stacks additively with other melee mods, e.g. Mod TT 20px Pressure Point.
  • To the melee weapon the benefit of this mod is equivalent to a rank 2 Mod TT 20px Pressure Point.
  • When stacked as an entire squad, it will provide 240% melee damage.
  • It is one of the most proficient auras in powering a Warframe, along with Mod TT 20px Power Donation, as the aura can potentially provide a total of 18 points (assuming it is on a matching polarity slot), compared to most auras that provide 14.
  • Melee ability weapons, thrown glaives, and Archwing melee weapons all benefit from this mod.
  • Steel Charge used to have a higher drain and with it a maximum modding potential of 88 could be reached. Any build which used this higher cap before the change has stayed the same despite exceeding the maximum drain, though this is likely a bug.
  • As of Hotfix 16.11.5 (2015-07-15), Steel Charge will now affect the damage dealt by AshIcon272 Ash's BladeStorm130xWhite Blade Storm.


  • On Update 12.0 (2014-02-05), the melee damage bonus was increased from 3% to 5%, while its maximum rank was also increased from 5 to 10. As of Update 12.2 (2014-02-19), Steel Charge was reduced to a rank 5 mod, bringing melee damage in line to provide +60% at max rank, and granting 9 additional mod energy points at max rank (as opposed to the relatively standard 7). Any player who had a copy at rank 6 or above received two Legendary Cores as compensation.


Patch History[]

Hotfix 16.11.5 (2015-07-15)

  • Ash’s Blade Storm is now affected by the Steel Charge Aura Mod.

Update 12.2 (2014-02-19)

  • Steel Charge Aura changed from 10 rank Aura mod to 5 rank Auramod, see further information here-> Forum Link

Update 12.0 (2014-02-05)

  • Steel Charge Aura rebalanced (+5% Damage per level).

Update 9.0 (2013-07-13)

Update 5.0 (2012-12-18)