Surging Blades is a Warframe Augment Mod for YareliIcon272.png Yareli's Aquablades130xDark.png Aquablades that allows her to recast the ability while active to throw a single bubble, which functions similar to a thrown melee weapon such as the Glaive.png Glaive, inflicting an AoE DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage and procs upon impact. The bubble's damage accumulates when any Aquablade directly hits an enemy.


Rank Damage Increase Cost
0 5% 6
1 6% 7
2 8% 8
3 10% 9


  • This mod can be acquired by attaining the rank of Genius under Cephalon Suda, or the rank of Flawless under New Loka, and spending ReputationBlackx64.png 25,000 to purchase.


  • Throwing the bubble does not prematurely end the ability.
  • The accumulated damage boost affects only the thrown blade and not the orbiting blades around the Warframe.
    • The accumulated bonus damage is displayed together with an Aquablades icon on the player's buffs UI.
    • The rate of damage increase is a flat 10% of the starting damage of Aquablades, and this 10% rate is not increased by Ability Strength mods; however, since the starting damage is affected by Ability Strength, the accumulated rate of damage increase per thrown blade is still better with higher Strength mod builds.
    • The accumulated damage will expire once the blades around the Warframe expire.
  • The throw costs 15 energy, affected by Ability Efficiency.
    • While riding Merulina130xDark.png Merulina, the throw consumes 0 energy.
  • Throwing range and splash area of effect are not affected by Ability Range.
  • The speed of the throwing animation is increased while riding Merulina130xDark.png Merulina and with Mod TT 20px.png Natural Talent.


  • A Duration-based build allows the Aquablades user to stack much more damage while spamming Surging Blades.
    • Mod TT 20px.png Narrow Minded is a viable option for such above build, as its Ability Range penalty has no effect on a blade's AoE splash range.
    • Yareli benefits even further from this build, as riding Merulina allows her to spam thrown blades at zero energy cost and racking up damage in the process. She can even forego of Efficiency builds and instead build on Ability Strength (such as by equipping Mod TT 20px.png Blind Rage) to further amplify her blades.
  • Due to their damage revolving around DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash, the thrown blades are noticeably more effective on Infestation w.svg Infested and IconGrineerOn.png Grineer enemies, and less so on shielded IconCorpusOn.png Corpus.
    • When Aquablades does get a high enough damage accumulation, the Bleed proc makes short work of shields.

Patch History[]

Update 31.5 (2022-04-27)

  • Fixed the Surging Blades Augment allowing the use of regular weapons during Hildryn’s Aegis Storm when used on a Helminth-infused Hildryn.
    • Also fixed with the following abilities when they were deactivated normally (e.g. when duration runs out):
      • Nezha's Fire Walker
      • Nyx's Mind Control
      • Xaku's Xata's Whisper
      • Yareli's Aquablades
      • Helminth Energized Munitions
      • Helminth Marked for Death
      • Helminth Parasitic Armor

Hotfix 31.1.2 (2022-02-10)

  • Updated Yareli’s Surging Blades Augment description for clarity:
    • Was: Press 3 to hurl a single Aquablade, which gains 10% damage per enemy hit by your Aquablades. No cost to throw while riding Merulina.
    • Now: Activate Aquablades while active or during cooldown to hurl a single blade. Thrown blades gain 10% damage when any Aquablade hits an enemy. No cost to throw while riding Merulina.
  • Fixed Lavos and Hildryn infused with Aquablades being unable to throw the disk with the Surging Blades Augment equipped because they don’t use Energy.
    • Lavos can now throw the projectile on a cooldown and Hildryn using her Shields.

Update 31.1 (2022-02-09)

  • Introduced.