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 20pxPressure Point.
  • To the melee weapon the benefit of this mod is equivalent to a rank 2 Mod TT 20pxPressure 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 20pxPower 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, Steel Charge will now affect the damage dealt by AshIcon272 Ash's BladeStorm130xDark Blade Storm.


  • On Update 12.0, 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, 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 HistoryEdit

Hotfix 16.11.5
  • Ash’s Blade Storm is now affected by the Steel Charge Aura Mod.

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  • Blade Storm and Steel Charge

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    • wrote:Ash is being played less and less because he is just boring. You press 4, you wiggle around your mouse randomly, you pr...
    • Achiox: Well, not really; Banshee presses 2 and 3 a lot and goes around killing things. Pressing 4 is reserved for farm runs with weak enemies ...
  • Why does Steel Charge have a higher "cost" than all the other aura mods?

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    • Basically, that. Steel Charge having 9 instead of 7 like the rest is interesting and I can't seem to find the reason "why". H...
    • It had more (14 at max.), got nerfed (9 at max). I think it was for encourage the players to use melee weapons. Back then melee wasn...
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