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Strain Consume is a Warframe set mod that restores a small portion of health for every maggot that dies within 5 meters of the Warframe.


Rank Range Health Restore Cost
0 5m 1% 2
1 5m 2% 3
2 5m 3% 4
3 5m 4% 5

Set Bonus[]

This mod is part of a set, whose set bonus increases with each additional mod equipped from that set.

Strain Set: The Helminth Charger grows cysts every X seconds that erupt every 25 seconds to spawn a maggot that seeks out and attacks enemies.

Mods Equipped Cysts Duration
1 2 6s
2 4 12s
3 6 18s
4 8 24s


  • As Strain Consume's health restoration is percentage-based, Warframes with high Health pools (such as InarosIcon272.png Inaros) will see a greater benefit from this mod.
  • Assuming all Strain Mods are fully ranked and equipped, a Warframe can recover up to 32% of their maximum health should the maggots die within range.


  • The mod description when viewing the mod via an item link states "Increased Pistol Ammo recovery." which does not apply to this mod.

Patch History[]

Hotfix 30.8.2 (2021-10-13)

  • Optimized the Strain Consume Mod; even on a good PC it could cost 2.5ms in large levels (especially Railjack) and more if the mission ran long (eg: Survival).

Hotfix 29.5.4 (2020-11-25)

  • Fixed Nidus’ Virulence not benefiting from Volatile Maggot / Strain Maggots.

Hotfix 25.1.2 (2019-06-12)

  • Fixed Strain Consume maggots auto-Reviving players if they are downed.

Update 25.1 (2019-06-05)

  • Fixed Strain Mod Maggots Energy color persisting as default.

Hotfix 25.0.8 (2019-05-31)

  • Fixed Maggots from Strain Mods not using the proper emissive colors.

Update 24.2 (2018-12-18)

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 24.2.2 (2018-12-18)