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Tesla Link is a Warframe Augment Mod for VaubanIcon272.png Vauban that makes each pair of Tesla balls form energy links between each other that deal DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage upon contact.


Rank Damage Cost
0 100 6
1 150 7
2 200 8
3 250 9



  • Each beam deals DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage.
    • Damage is affected by Ability Strength mods.
    • Fully charging a tesla gives 100% status chance. However, the grenades can not inflict the DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash status effect, regardless of status chance.
  • The range limit for two Teslas to make a pair is about 8m and is not affected by Ability Range.
  • Each Tesla can form a link with up to 4 other Teslas at once.
  • Teslas do not link when attached to entities, such as enemies, Warframes, Companions, the Defense Cryopod and Pickups.
  • For a link to form, a Tesla must link to either the first Tesla launched or an extension of it.


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 in the collapsible menu to learn how to build it.

View Maximization List
number of charges to 30 theoretically, which caps at up to 18 practically due to the grenade duration.

    • Reduces range to 4.08 meters.

cost to 6.25 energy.

    • Reduces number of charges to 4

range to 33.6 meters.

arc damage to 618 per charge, contact damage to 61.8 and link damage to 1030.
arc damage to 505.5 per charge, contact damage to 50.55 and link damage to 842.5.
    • Increases cost to 38.75 energy.

    • Reduces number of charges to 7

NOTE: Italic refers to the base ability of this augment


  • Upon release, Tesla Link used arcing electricity as the link animation, as shown on its card image. Update 15.2 (2014-11-13) changed the animation to resemble lasers instead.
  • Used to have a bug where links would often stay in the game forever, although invisible, damaging enemies who walked past where they used to be. This was eventually fixed over 2 years later, in Hotfix 19.3.2 (2016-12-14)


  • Sometimes Teslas will refuse to link for clients even in positions where it should be able to.


Patch History[]

Hotfix 19.3.2 (2016-12-14)

  • Fixed a couple memory leaks and offset damage triggers with Vauban’s Tesla Link Augment Mod.

Update 15.5 (2014-11-27)

  • Limited the number of links that Tesla can make when under the Tesla Link Augment. Now connects with up to 4 other Tesla orbs.

Update 15.2 (2014-11-13)

  • Vauban’s Tesla beam from the Tesla Link Mod has received an improved visual effect to reduce visual clutter when cast multiple times.
  • Vauban’s Tesla beam from the Tesla Link Mod should now properly deal Slash damage.

Update 15.0 (2014-10-24)

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 23.1.3 (2018-07-26)