Staminamods like Quick Rest or Marathon. The melee mod Second Wind can provide boosts of stamina upon killing enemies with your melee weapon, making hit-and-run combat more viable as melee drains stamina quickly.
All Warframes have a base stamina count of 80 except Valkyr , who has 150. Level has no effect on stamina.
Melee is the most basic function in Warframe. Every attack uses Stamina and causes the player to take a single step forward.
There is a pattern to the standard melee attack for different classes of weapons. The pattern continues so long as the Tenno does not sheath the melee weapon. The pattern is reset as soon as the melee weapon is sheathed. The average time it takes to complete each swing of the pattern is recorded in each weapons infobox as Attack Rate, which can be decreased with the use of a Fury mod.
In reference to the infoboxes:
- Max Targets = the maximum amount of targets you can hit in a single cleaving motion (excludes jump attacks and slide attacks)
- Cleave Radius = A rough estimation of the size of the swing. Most melee weapons have individualized cleaving animations, so this may not always be accurate.
A Charge attack is a heavy hit with a melee weapon which will do significantly more damage. The charge damage is independent of the melee damage.
In reference to the infoboxes:
- Charge Speed = Numerical amount of time it takes to charge the weapon. Charge time and cleave time are two separate statistics. The numbers on the infoboxes only represent the amount of time it takes to charge up the weapon and does not include the time taken while swinging the weapon.
Also known as Ground Finisher, this finishing melee is performed upon moving close to a downed opponent, aiming your crosshairs at the target and pressing the melee attack button. This will not work on most bosses. The damage dealt by this attack can be increased by the Finishing Touch mod and melee damage mods (e.g. Pressure Point).
This type of attack has its own seperate set of stats (damage, damage type, critical chance and critical damage).
Heavy melee tends to be slow when doing this move, while lighter weapons like longsword tends to be faster when performing finishing melee.
- Main article: Stealth
Walk up behind an enemy who is unaware. Wait for the "stealth attack" prompt. The action will deal heavy damage to and potentially kill the enemy. This is affected by Charge Damage.
Rolling is a simple action achieved by hitting (and not holding) the same key for sprinting (default "LEFT SHIFT", L1) + a movement key or by double-tapping the sprint key. Rolling is a basic combat evasive maneuver used to get out of the way of a charging enemy, to evade bullets, grenades or melee attacks and to transition from cover to cover. It can also be used as a stealth maneuver while crouching. The short burst of speed can avoid detection in situations where the slow crouch-walk speed is not sufficient. When zoomed in, rolling backwards will result in the player performing a back hand-spring before returning player control and rolling to the side will make the player perform a side flip.
Sprinting is a basic function executed by holding the same key for rolling (default "LEFT SHIFT", L3). This will cause the frame to lower their weapon and move at a greatly increased speed. Each warframe may have a different speed modifier for sprinting. Sprinting speeds can be increased with Rush.
Note: In options you can configure a new Key Binding to Toogle On/Off to auto-sprint. This is usefull to make maneuvers without holding the sprint button all the time.
Crouching lowers the warframe to an average of about half height, increasing survivability and stealth by presenting enemies with a smaller hitbox. The action itself is controlled by hitting the "toggle crouch" key (no default key) or by holding the key for crouching (default "CTRL", L1). When crouched, near-normal movement is still possible, albeit slower. You can, however, still roll while crouched. If crouch is toggled on, you stay crouched.
Sliding is crouching during a sprint. This will bring a frame to a gradual stop (Except when sliding down a slope). While sliding, no stamina is used. After a few seconds of sliding Stamina will start charging. Ranged weapons may be used while sliding and a melee attack creates a separate combat maneuver.
Melee attack while sliding to affect multiple enemies and knock most of them down. A spin attack does greater damage than a normal melee attack.
In reference to the infoboxes:
- Slide Damage Type = Damage type slide damage is dealt as (normally, but not always, the same as normal attack)
- Slide Damage = damage dealt when doing a slide attack
Slide attack damage can be increased by the Pressure Point mod, applies all other elemental damage you may have equipped on your weapon (Fire, Armor Piercing, etc.) and does not have a maximum amount of targets (However, the cleave motion may be too narrow to target more than one enemy (ex: gauntlet type weapons)).
After version 10.x.x you cannot perform this action twice in a single slide anymore. Looks like it was unintended glitch.
As of Update 11, if you do a slide in the air (crouch during a sprint jump) it will knock down any enemy you hit, while dealing a small amount of damage. If a downed enemy is hit by another airborne slide, he will collapse again upon getting up(likely a bug). This creates a quite amusing way to finish off the last enemy in an exterminate or defense mission.
It is possible to use a charge attack while sliding instead of the spin attack. One must begin to charge, preferably while running, and slide before the charge animation is complete. If executed correctly, the charge attack will be done while sliding. This can be effective on weapons with significantly higher charge damage than spin damage, like Galatine .
Since the Hotfix 8.0.7 you cannot get stuck in a sprinting state after sliding which made you able to slide and front flip infinitely. But since Hotfix 8.1.0 they added a Toggle Sprint option in the UI settings. So if you keybind that function to somewhere handy and remember to press it when you decide you want to do some flip 'n' slide it is "back to normal". For players that do not like or want the Toggle Sprint option they can still do it while constantly holding down the sprint (default "SHIFT", L3).
While sliding, pressing the jump button will cause the warframe to jump and front flip in the direction it was sliding. In mid air the player can hit the crouch button again to resume sliding on land (This can be done infinitely. Simply keep pressing the Move Forward key (default "W", L3 forward). Example use: if the player is currently sliding into a low cover, they can choose to flip over it and instantly continue sliding behind it. You can also perform a front flip by sprinting, and then quickly pressing crouch (default "CTRL", L1) and jump (default "SPACE.", X) This is useful to bypass enemies without weaving between them.
Aiming is used to zoom and maintain facing a single direction and is defaulted to the 2nd mouse button. This does not use stamina. This also serves to create a few maneuvers.
While holding the aim button hold the back key and tap the roll button to do a back handspring.
While holding the aim button, hold the left or right key and tap the sprint button to do a back sideways roll. This is very useful while trying to fight around grinders and with seekers or against bosses with slow attacks. The two dodge roll animations differ slightly, as the leftwards dodge roll includes a small hopping animation that the warframe completes at the end of his/her roll, while the dodge roll to the right is simply a roll.
A basic function that uses a minor amount of stamina. Many powers cannot be used while jumping.
Sprint, jump, kneel. Will knock down most enemies on hit. This action will help maintain momentum and allow the frame to travel further. It is a great tactic for knocking down shield lancers, who are then at the mercy of your sword or gun as they lay helpless on the ground. This has the secondary effect of causing 20 Impact damage. Your jump distance is also improved allowing you to reach distant places.
Press melee in mid-air to forcibly attack downwards and create a small 360 degree Area of Effect (AoE) damage and special effect upon impact, such as knock down or elemental damage. This attack uses normal melee damage, not charge attack damage.
- If you come in direct contact with an enemy, you will deal a slightly higher damage, normally with the damage type of the weapons base attack.
- All other damage (the majority of the AoE) will deal a secondary damage type and slightly less damage, but that damage type will often have a secondary effect (knockdown, stagger, etc.).
In direct reference to the infoboxes:
- Jump Dmg Type = Impact damage type
- Jump Damage = Impact damage (direct contact with mob)
- Slam Damage Type = AoE Damage type
- Slam Damage = AoE Damage
- Slam Radius = AoE size.
If the jump button is tapped right after the Warframe finishes the attack portion of the animation (approximately right after the Warframe plants the melee weapon fully into the ground) he or she can skip the recovery portion and instantly return to standing.
Aerial Spin Attack
Sprint, jump, kneel (jump kick), melee. Can follow it with a sliding spin attack by pressing melee again for extra damage and/or knockdowns.
After jumping, a frame will attempt to grab onto an edge of any kind, then attempt to climb up to a standing position regardless if there is enough space to stand or not.
Run at a wall then press and hold jump and a directional key. All wall running maneuvers require stamina which is drained over time.
Sprint with less than a 70 degree angle towards a wall and press and hold jump to run horizontally across the wall. Releasing jump will cause the frame to leap from the wall with an accelerated speed. Sloping, non-hard-angle, corners can be run around; this enables many short cuts. Zooming, shooting, blocking, and many powers may be performed.
Horizontal Kick Off
Releasing the jump button while preforming a horizontal wall run will cause the frame to leap off with a notably higher velocity. However there is a special case wherein the jump button is released immediately after beginning the wallrun. This will send the warframe flying at a very fast speed in the direction of the wall run allowing it to span huge gaps in a single bound. Which is useful for slower frames like Frost or Rhino to keep up with faster teamates. This jump's direction cannot be changed unless you crouch mid-air, however this will cause the frame to lose much of its velocity.
This is understood to be a gravity bug.
Wall Jump Climbing
Reminiscent of a certain plumber, the player may exploit vertical parallel surfaces (such as broken elevator shafts) to ascend continuously without the need for ledges. First, begin a vertical wall run up one of the walls. As you begin to slow down, release Jump to kick off, then quickly turn your camera directly toward the opposing wall. Begin holding Jump once again, to run up the new wall. This may be repeated as many times as stamina allows, to quickly reach areas at higher elevation.
Power Wall Climbing
This can be done continuously on a single wall by combining Crouching and Jumping after reaching a certain height with the climb. Once a player reaches the climb limit, the player must crouch and hold the jump to reenact the climbing on the wall, thus creating a continuous climb. This climb will deplete stamina, but has no requirements to it, allowing an endless vertical ascent.
After running up a wall, a Tenno will grab the wall and begin to slowly slide down. During this, a Tenno may fire his weapon. Letting go of the jump button while sliding will cause the Tenno to backflip away from the wall. Pressing the melee attack button will cause the Tenno to jump and slash (see "Wall Attack" above) toward the direction of the crosshair. Holding or toggling crouch will make the Tenno slide when they touch the ground.
Holding the block button (default "Mouse 4", Up on the D-Pad) is supposed to halve melee damage and deflect some bullets. Currently, it does not serve any purpose as blocking does not not do either.
Blocking has yet to change since Update 12 - upcoming updates might change this.
Blocking continuously drains stamina until depleted and should be used carefully. Blocking can be done while jumping, sliding and in mid-air. A player can also block while wall-running horizontally but will deplete stamina much more quickly. Blocking while crouching will use the same stance as when blocking while standing, but the frame will move more slowly. Tenno cannot block while wall running vertically or wall sliding. Attempting to do so will trigger a minor glitch where the frame pulls out the weapon to block, and then puts it away. See Key Bindings for more information.
Added on Update 11, this manuever can be done on obstacles half the size of the Warframe, allowing more movement across blocked paths with ease. Jumping while near these obstacles causes the Warframe to vault over them, whether Sprinting or not.
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