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A petite and playful facade conceals this frame's immense power.

This is Nezha, the protector, the quick.

Feel the heat, Tenno. Nezha is a burning thing, and he makes a fiery ring.

Release Date: December 16, 2015.

Nezha invokes sacred fire and blazing weaponry to invigorate friends, ignite foes and insure himself from damage. Nezha slid in Update 18.1

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 72 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
Market Price: Platinum64 275 Blueprint Price: Credits64 35,000
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25
Tenno Lab Research
Blueprint • ClanAffinity645,000
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: N/A
Neuroptics • ClanAffinity641,500
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: Nezha
Chassis • ClanAffinity641,500
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: Nezha
Systems • ClanAffinity641,500
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: Nezha
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As of Update 19 all blueprints are obtained from the Tenno Research Lab. Blueprints are no longer tradable.

Previously the main blueprint itself was purchasable from the Market for Credits64100,000 and all component blueprints were acquired through the Sortie.


  • Nezha is the third Warframe that was first introduced as a timed exclusive to Warframe China, after Excalibur Umbra and Wukong.
  • In Chinese folklore, Nezha is known as a protection deity and is the third son of Li Jing. He is also known by his title of "Third Lotus Prince", which was bestowed on him following his deification, and his Taoist name of "Marshal of the Central Altar".
    • The Warframe's androgynous appearance is a nod to the deity's youthful appearance, which belied his reputation as a trickster. To clear out any confusion regarding this, Digital Extremes has stated that the Warframe is male. [1]
  • The rings that adorn the Warframe's body (and are used for some of his abilities) are also references to Nezha's lore;
    • The rings on his ankles (which are activated when Fire Walker is in use) are known as the Wind Fire Wheels, ​and allowed the deity to walk in the air or fly.
    • The ring on his back (which is utilized when casting Blazing Chakram) is known as the Universe Ring while the spears summoned by casting Divine Spears seem to be derived from the Fire-tipped Spear. Both artifacts were bestowed by his teacher Taiyi Zhenren.
  • Nezha appears in Journey to the West, under the command of his father Li Jing. In the story, Li Jing's troops (among other forces) are summoned to fight Sun Wukong after the latter rebels against the Jade Emperor. Nezha is among those Wukong defeats after a three-day long battle, but the two befriend each other and Nezha would assist Wukong and his friends during their travels.
  • Prior to Update 19.0, Nezha's component blueprints were obtained via Sortie rewards. Furthermore Nezha was the first and only non-Prime Warframe whose component part blueprints could be traded between players. Since the update trading is no longer possible.
  • The quote "Nezha is a burning thing, and he makes a fiery ring." from Nezha's profile video is a quote from Johnny Cash's song, Ring of Fire.


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Nezha has reduced friction on the ground, preserving momentum gained from movement for far longer; this makes Nezha capable of especially long slides. This effect stacks with Cunning Drift, Maglev and Streamlined Form.


FireWalker FireWalkerIcon
Fire Walker
Blaze a trail of flames, scorching enemies and cleansing allies.

Energy Drain: 5 s-1

Strength:50 / 100 / 150 / 200 (damage per second)
500 / 750 / 1000 / 1250 (explosion damage)
Duration:5 / 6 / 7.5 / 10 s (flame duration)
Range:3 / 4 / 5 / 6 m (explosion radius)
Misc:15% / 15% / 20% / 20% (speed bonus)

  • Nezha ignites the ground beneath his feet with his Wind Fire Wheels, gaining a 15% / 15% / 20% / 20% movement speed bonus and leaving behind a trail of fire that lasts for 5 / 6 / 7.5 / 10 seconds. Enemies that walk over the flames are dealt 50 / 100 / 150 / 200 Heat b Heat damage per second with each instance of damage having a 10% / 25% / 50% / ? status chance. Allies that walk over the flames will have their status effects removed.
    • Damage per second is affected by Ability Strength, while the movement speed bonus is not.
    • Instances of damage occur in half-second intervals.
    • Heat b Heat damage is effective against Cloned Flesh, Infested, and Infested Flesh, but less effective against Proto Shields.
    • Heat b Heat status effect deals 50% of Fire Walker's base damage per tick over 7 ticks in 6 seconds. Ignited enemies will also panic and flail around for a brief period.
    • Flame duration is affected by Ability Duration.
    • Flames can be formed in mid-air but only while bullet jumping. Falling will not leave behind any flames.
  • Fire Walker drains 5 energy per second while active and will remain active until Nezha's energy is depleted, or the ability is deactivated by pressing the ability key again (default 1 ).
  • If Fire Walker is active when using Blazing Chakram's teleportation, Fire Walker will detonate at the destination and deal 500 / 750 / 1000 / 1250 Heat b Heat damage with a 10% / 25% / 50% / ? status chance within a radius of 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 meters. Fire Walker will be deactivated in the process.
    • Explosion damage is affected by Ability Strength.
    • Damage does not bypass obstacles in the environment and diminishes with distance.
    • Explosion radius is affected by Ability Range.
  • Cast delay of 1 second is affected by Natural Talent.

Main article: Pyroclastic Flow

Pyroclastic Flow is a Warframe Augment Mod for Nezha that accumulates the damage Fire Walker deals and unleashes it in a trail of fire upon deactivating Fire Walker.

Rank Damage Accumulation Trail Duration Cost
0 75% 6s 6
1 95% 7s 7
2 120% 8s 8
3 150% 10s 9

Tips & Tricks
  • Running a couple laps around an excavator can make infested unable to melee it without getting locked in heat procs.
  • Can be used as an escape tool as the heat procs prevent enemies from following you.
  • Tapping the Ctrl key to do a standing slide allows additional control over Nezha's momentum while maintaining the additional speed. In combination with Firewalker, weaving through enemies and around corners can cover large swaths of the map in fire.


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 to learn how to build it.

  • Maximized Ability Duration increases flame duration to 30.6 seconds and reduces channeling cost to 1.78 energy per second.
    • Reduces range to 2.04 meters.
  • Maximized Ability Efficiency reduces activation cost to 6.25 and channeling cost to 1.25 energy per second.
    • Reduces flame duration to 4
  • Maximized Ability Range increases range to 16.8 meters.
    • Reduces damage to 80 per second and explosion damage to 500.
  • Maximized Ability Strength increases damage to 824 per second and explosion damage to 5150.
    • Without Energy Conversion and Growing Power, increases damage to 674 per second and explosion damage to 4212.5.
    • Increases activation cost to 38.75 and channeling cost to 8.75 energy per second.
    • Reduces flame duration to 7.25

BlazingChakram BlazingChakramIcon
Blazing Chakram
Hurl a flaming ring that burns enemies and causes them to emit a healing blast on death. Reactivate to instantly travel to the ring's location.
Strength:100 / 150 / 200 / 250 (damage)
100 / 125 / 175 / 225 (health restore)
Duration:10 s
Range:4 / 5 / 6 / 8 m
Misc:100% Heat b Heat (status chance)

  • Nezha throws his Universe Ring which inflicts 100 / 150 / 200 / 250 Heat b Heat damage with a 100% status chance to enemies upon impact. The chakram will ricochet off enemies or objects a maximum of 5 times before returning. Enemies killed within 10 seconds of being struck by the chakram will release a healing pulse that restores 100 / 125 / 175 / 225 health within a radius of 4 / 5 / 6 / 8 meters to Nezha and his allies.
    • Health restore and damage is affected by Ability Strength.
    • Including the guaranteed Heat b Heat proc, the ability deals 450 / 675 / 900 / 1125 damage.
    • Enemies struck by the chakram are ragdolled.
    • Duration is affected by Ability Duration.
    • Pulse radius is affected by Ability Range.
  • If Blazing Chakram is activated again by pressing the ability key (default 2 ) while the chakram is in flight, Nezha will teleport to its current position.
    • Nezha cannot teleport to the chakram if it is inside or too close to a wall.
    • Teleporting will not consume energy.
  • Bouncing from surfaces can extend the chakram's travel distance.
  • The chakram's position is indicated as a waypoint onscreen and as a circular icon on the minimap.

Main article: Reaping Chakram

Reaping Chakram is a Warframe Augment Mod for Nezha that causes the projectile of Blazing Chakram to pass through enemies, multiplying the damage and healing done per enemy penetrated.

Rank Damage/Healing Multiplier Cost
0 1.25x 6
1 1.50x 7
2 1.75x 8
3 2.00x 9


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 to learn how to build it.

WardingHalo WardingHaloIcon
Warding Halo
Create a protective ring of fire that also stuns and damage enemies who get too close.
Strength:500 / 650 / 750 / 900 (base health)
50 / 75 / 100 / 125 (damage per second)
1.15x / 1.25x / 1.75x / 2.50x (armor multiplier)
Range:1.25 / 1.5 / 1.75 / 2 m
Misc:1.5 / 2 / 3 / 3 s (invulnerability duration)

  • Nezha summons a fiery ring with 500 / 650 / 750 / 900 base health that encircles himself and provides immunity to damage and status effects. Nezha's total armor multiplied by 115% / 125% / 175% / 250% is also added to the ring's health. Upon activation, Warding Halo is invulnerable for 1.5 / 2 / 3 / 3 seconds. All incoming damage that is absorbed during the invulnerability period is converted into health and added to the ring's health. Enemies that wander within 1.25 / 1.5 / 1.75 / 2 meters of Nezha are continuously staggered and dealt 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 Slash b Slash damage per second. Warding Halo will expire when the ring's health is depleted.
    • Base health, armor multiplier, and damage per second are affected by Ability Strength.
    • Warding Halo's health uses the following expression when accounting for Ability Strength:
      Modified Health = (Base Health + Armor Multiplier × Nezha's Base Armor × (1 + Base Armor Bonus)) × (1 + Ability Strength) + Absorbed Damage.
      • As an example, with a maxed Steel Fiber and Intensify, a rank-3 Warding Halo will have an initial health of (900 + 2.5 × 175 × 2.1) × 1.3 = 2,364.375 before absorbing damage.
    • While active, a health counter becomes visible on the ability icon that tracks Warding Halo's health percentage from 100% to 0%.
    • The amount of health gained from absorbed damage is displayed in the HUD beside Nezha's shield and health indicators while Warding Halo is invulnerable.
    • Self-damage does not contribute to Warding Halo's health gain during the invulnerability period.
    • Invulnerability duration is not affected by Ability Duration.
    • Stun radius is affected by Ability Range.
    • Slash b Slash damage instances immediately affect enemies as they enter the stun radius.
    • Status effect immunity includes crowd-controlling effects such as knockdowns and staggers. Energy drains from Ancient Disruptors, including the small amounts of energy they drain with each melee attack, are resisted. However, Eximus energy drains and the speed reduction caused by the mucus of Tar-Mutalist MOAs are not resisted by Warding Halo.
  • Warding Halo protects Nezha's health from damage that bypasses shields such as Toxin b Toxin damage.
  • Allows Nezha's shields to regenerate while active.
  • Blocking with a melee weapon is disabled while Warding Halo is active; the blocking action itself can be performed, but it will not reduce damage taken.
  • Warding Halo cannot be recast while active.
  • The Cast delay of 1.25 seconds is affected by Natural Talent.

Main article: Safeguard

Safeguard is a Warframe Augment Mod for Nezha that allows him to cast Warding Halo on allies, albeit with reduced durability.

Rank Durability Cost
0 20% 6
1 30% 7
2 40% 8
3 50% 9


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 to learn how to build it.

DivineSpears DivineSpearsIcon
Divine Spears
Impale nearby enemies on spears that erupt from the ground.
Strength:150 / 300 / 450 / 600 (on cast)
150 / 300 / 450 / 600 (on expiration/deactivation)
Duration:6 / 8 / 10 / 12 s
Range:10 / 13 / 16 / 19 m

  • Spears of light burst from the ground, impaling enemies within a radius of 10 / 13 / 16 / 19 meters and inflicting 150 / 300 / 450 / 600 Puncture b Puncture damage. Impaled enemies are incapacitated for 6 / 8 / 10 / 12 seconds. After the ability duration expires or Divine Spears is deactivated by pressing the ability key again (4 ), impaled enemies are dealt 150 / 300 / 450 / 600 Impact b Impact damage as Nezha slams them into the ground.
  • Impaled enemies are considered knocked down, and thus can trigger melee ground finisher attacks.
  • Cast delay of 2 seconds and deactivation animation of 1 second are affected by Natural Talent.
    • If all impaled enemies are killed before the ability duration expires, Nezha will not perform the slam animation.
  • Enemies performing some animations, such as getting back up after being impaled and slammed, will not be impaled by the spears upon subsequent ability recast if Nezha does not wait until they are fully standing first, but will still receive puncture damage.
    • Enemies not impaled, though damaged by a spear, will not receive impact damage upon ability finish.
  • Impaled enemies ignore nullification. The divine spear will not be nullified, so long as Nezha himself is not nullified.


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 to learn how to build it.

Strength Mods


Duration Mods


Range Mods


FireWalkerIcon FireWalkerIcon FireWalkerIcon
BlazingChakramIcon BlazingChakramIcon BlazingChakramIcon
WardingHaloIcon WardingHaloIcon
DivineSpearsIcon DivineSpearsIcon DivineSpearsIcon

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Nezha can be equipped with the following items:



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Update 23.0
  • Fixed Nezha’s Warding Halo damaging ragdolled enemies impaled by Divine Spears at a much higher hit per interval than intended.

Update 22.20

  • Fixed Nezha’s Halo ring not physically being thrown when equipped with a TennoGen Skin.

Update 22.19

  • Fixed Nezha’s Reaping Chakram damage not getting doubled for every enemy hit for Clients.

Hotfix 22.17.4

  • Fixed Nezha getting stuck in ‘Power In Use’ if downed while throwing Blazing Chakram.

Hotfix 22.17.3

  • Augment: Blazing Chakram - Reaping Chakram
  • Increased Nezha’s Blazing Chakram base Damage to 250.
    • Ability Strength Mods now affect both Health restore and Damage (previously was just Health).
  • Fixed Nezha’s Blazing Chakram not displaying a Damage stat in the Arsenal.

Update 21.0

  • Fixed various Syandana clipping issues through Nezha’s back.

Hotfix 20.5.2

  • Fixed Nezha’s Blazing Chakram getting stuck in the terrain resulting in a perpetual ‘Power In Use’.

Update 20.2

Update 20.0

  • Fixed an issue with the flashing reticule hitmaker during Vauban’s Vortex, and Nezha’s Blazing Chakram and Warding Halo.

Update 19.13

  • Fixed being able to use Nezha’s Blazing Chakram to bypass nerves, doors, and barrier in The Jordas Verdict.

Hotfix 19.6.3

  • Fixed a script error with Nezha’s Divine Spears when the initial spear damage kills an enemy which causes an explosion (e.g. Volatile Runner) that kills Nezha.

Hotfix 19.0.4

  • Fixed drifting idles for Frost Noble and Nezha Noble idles.

Update 19.0

  • Nezha Parts have moved to the Tenno Lab in player Dojos.
  • Fixed Nezha’s Blazing Chakram allowing access to unintended areas in The Jordas Verdict.
  • Fixed some enemies being able to apply a Status Effect through invulnerability abilities such as Rhino’s Iron Skin and Nezha’s Warding Halo.

Hotfix: Recurring Dreams 3

  • Fixed a script error when casting Nezha’s Divine Spears ability.

Update: The Silver Grove

Update: Specters of the Rail

  • Fixed certain weapon holsters clipping through Nezha's back.
  • Fixed the FX of Warding Halo applying to nearby allies.

Update 18.13

  • Fixed weapon holsters clipping through Nezha’s back.

Update 18.12

  • Fixed Warding Halo ability appearing while aiming with a Sniper Rifle.

Update 18.8

  • Fixed Blazing Chakram repeatably knocking down Ambulas.

Update 18.5

  • Divine Spears will no longer pin or ragdoll boss-type enemies.
  • Fixed Nezha’s secondary weapon floating out of hand when in his Noble Animation idle.
  • Fixed Atlas’ Landslide not functioning on enemies impaled by Divine Spears.
  • Fixed enemies improperly ragdolling when impaled by Divine Spears.

Hotfix 18.4.7

  • Fixed Excalibur's Radial Javelin not functioning against enemies that have been impaled on Divine Spear.

Update 18.3

  • Fixed Fire walker not properly cleansing debuffs from Clients.

Update 18.2

  • Adjustments were made to Warding Halo FX to help combat some reported cases of motion sickness.

Hotfix 18.1.3

  • Warding Halo will now be more responsive to enemies entering its radius, damaging them immediately.
  • Blazing Chakram teleport now costs no energy.
  • Fixed Divine Spear not properly impaling enemies with Auras that prevent status effects.
  • Fixed an error causing Divine Spears to spawn with improper collision, deflecting bullets.
  • Fixed Nezha's sash visual FX remaining visible when aiming as a Client.

Hotfix 18.1.2

  • Fixed Nezha's Base Blueprint being Tradeable. This can be purchased in the Market for Credits and was not meant to be tradeable.
  • Fixed Clients not seeing the proper energy color on Nezha's Ring.

Update 18.1

  • Nezha added to the game.
Last updated:Hotfix 23.0.1

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