|Rank||Combo Duration||Status Chance||Cost|
- Obtained from medium Nightmare Missions, which can be found on Phobos, Jupiter, Saturn, Void, Lua, Europa and Ceres.
- At max rank, Drifting Contact increases the total melee combo counter time to 13 seconds (15 seconds for Wukong).
- With "Power Spike" (Naramon Focus node) the Melee Combo Counter decreases by a certain amount (at Rank 1, 20) each time that the Counter would run out. So, with a maxed Drifting Contact, it decreases the Counter every 13 seconds (Wukong 15 seconds instead). Without Drifting Contact, the Counter gets decreased every 3 seconds (5 for Wukong)
- With Body Count, the counter time is further increased to 25 seconds (27 seconds for Wukong).
- With Gladiator Rush, the counter time is further increased to 19 seconds (21 seconds for Wukong).
- With Body Count and Gladiator Rush combined, the counter time is further increased to 31 seconds (33 seconds for Wukong).
- Can be stacked with Melee Prowess, Volcanic Edge, Vicious Frost, Voltaic Strike, Virulent Scourge, and Enduring Strike for a 355% increase in Status Chance while Channeling. On weapons with at least 22% base Status Chance, this allows them to achieve a total Status Chance value of 100%, allowing every strike to deal Status Effect procs.
- Weeping Wounds can further increase the Status Chance depending on the Melee Combo Counter.
- Works well with other mods affecting Melee Combos like Weeping Wounds, Body Count, Gladiator Rush, Blood Rush, Rising Storm and Surging Dash.
- Body Count, another mod that increases combo duration.
- Gladiator Rush, another mod that increases combo duration that is part of the gladiator set mods.
- Melee Prowess, another mod that increases Status Chance.
- Volcanic Edge, Vicious Frost, Voltaic Strike, and Virulent Scourge, dual-stat mods that increases Status Chance and Elemental Damage.
- Enduring Strike, a Dark Sector mod that increases Status Chance while Channeling.
- Weeping Wounds, an Acolyte mod that increases Status Chance based on the Melee Combo Counter.
|Nightmare Mode Mods|
|Warframe||Armored Agility • Constitution • Fortitude • Streamlined Form • Vigor (Primed)|
|Rifle||Hammer Shot • Shred (Primed) • Wildfire|
|Shotgun||Accelerated Blast • Blaze • Chilling Reload • Seeking Fury|
|Pistol||Ice Storm • Lethal Torrent • Stunning Speed|
|Melee||Drifting Contact • Focus Energy • Rending Strike|
|Rifle|| Catalyzer Link • Hammer Shot • High Voltage • Malignant Force • Rifle Aptitude |
Rime Rounds • Thermite Rounds
|Shotgun|| Frigid Blast • Nano-Applicator • Scattering Inferno • Shell Shock • Shotgun Savvy |
|Pistol|| Embedded Catalyzer • Frostbite • Jolt • Pistol Pestilence • Scorch |
Stunning Speed • Sure Shot
|Melee|| Drifting Contact • Enduring Strike • Melee Prowess • Vicious Frost • Virulent Scourge |
Volcanic Edge • Voltaic Strike • Weeping Wounds
|Arch-Gun||Magma Chamber • Modified Munitions|
|Arch-Melee||Searing Steel • Sudden Impact|
|Pistol||Perpetual Agony • Toxic Sequence|
|Melee||Enduring Affliction • Lasting Sting|