ShieldPolarizeModU15 ShieldPolarize
Emit an energy pulse that depletes enemy shields and armor, creating shards which become deadly when mixed with Magnetize. Shields of allies touched by the pulse are restored.
Strength:250 / 300 / 350 / 400 (damage)
1x / 1.5x / 2x / 2.5x (damage multiplier)
Duration:2 / 3 / 4 / 5 s (pulse travel time)
Range:5 / 6 / 7 / 8 m (initial and explosion radius)
Misc:5.9 m/s (pulse travel speed)

  • Mag produces a pulse of magnetic energy with an initial radius of 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 meters that expands outwards over 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 seconds at a constant speed of 5.9 meters per second for a 37.5 meters total radius. If the enemy has shields, the pulse deals 250 / 300 / 350 / 400 damage to it. If the enemy has armor, the armor value gets reduced by 250 / 300 / 350 / 400 and the enemy additionally suffers True Damage equal to the armor removed. Additionally, allies' shields are restored by 250 / 300 / 350 / 400 if they are present in the initial radius or come in contact with the pulse.
    • Shield/armor damage and shield restoration are affected by Ability Strength.
    • Initial radius is affected by Ability Range.
      • Since the wave starts traveling after the initial radius, this also slightly increases the total radius.
    • Pulse travel time is affected by Ability Duration.
    • Initial radius and traveled distance are summed to:
      Total Radius = (1 + Ability Range) × 8 + (1 + Ability Duration) × 5 × 5.9.
      • With maxed Stretch and Continuity, rank-3 Polarize will have a total radius of (1 + 0.45) × 8 + (1 + 0.3) × 29.5 = 49.95 meters.
    • Wave speed is not affected by mods.
    • Cast animation of 1 second is affected by Natural Talent or Speed Drift.
    • Shields must be completely drained from a target before armor depletion can take effect.
    • Restores Mag's own shields, in addition to fellow Tenno, Companions, Shadows of the Dead, hostages, Specters, Sortie Tenno operatives, static mission objectives (such as Cryopods and Excavators), and hacked MOAs spawned from MOA Cabinet Spawners, as well as Mind Controlled targets.
    • If an armored enemy is the target of Magnetize, the damage is multiplied by 200%. This does not affect enemies inside Magnetize that are not target of a cast.
  • All enemies with shields or armor within the initial radius, or that come in contact with the expanding pulse, will produce a violent outburst of magnetic energy inflicting 100% / 150% / 200% / 250% of the drained shields or armor as Magnetic b Magnetic damage to all other enemies within a 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 meter radius of each drained target.
    • Damage multiplier is affected by Ability Strength, and the explosion damage diminishes with distance.
    • Explosion radius is affected by Ability Range.
    • Enemies who have been drained are not damaged by their own explosion, but they can be damaged by nearby enemies who were also drained.
  • Drained enemies drop one or two shards that store 50 damage each that will be absorbed by Magnetize if the shard contacts it.
    • Stored damage is unaffected by Power Strength or amount drained.
    • Shards will not get used up when touching a Magnetize bubble and will instead float around in it and drop to the ground after the bubble ends. They despawn 30 seconds after their creation.
  • Polarize's visual effects, including shards, are affected by Mag's chosen energy color.
  • Casting Polarize is a One-Handed Action that can be done while performing many actions without interrupting them, including reloading, charging, shooting, and moving (either sprinting or sliding).
    • Can be used in mid-air, but not while on a zipline.

Main article: Counter Pulse

Counter Pulse is a Warframe Augment Mod for Mag's Polarize that jams enemy weapons and disables Robotic enemies for a set duration.

Rank Duration Increase Cost
0 1s 6
1 2s 7
2 3s 8
3 4s 9

Tips & Tricks
  • Can be used to restore shields to the Cryopod, Cryocore, Excavator in an Excavation mission or an Artifact in a Defense mission.
  • Can break reinforced glass in Corpus Ships and Laser Plates/Rotation Plates on Orokin Tower laser traps, given an enemy with shields/armor is near them and was affected by Polarize.
  • Useless against Flesh.


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 wave duration to 15.3 seconds.
    • Reduces explosion range to 2.72 meters.
  • Maximized Ability Efficiency reduces cost to 18.75 energy.
    • Reduces wave duration to 2 seconds.
  • Maximized Ability Range increases explosion range to 22.4 meters.
    • Reduces damage and shield restoration to 160 and multipliers to 1x.
  • Maximized Ability Strength increases damage and shield restoration to 1492 and multipliers to 9.33x.
    • Without Energy Conversion, increases damage and shield restoration to 1292 and multipliers to 8.08x.
    • Increases cost to 116.25 energy.
    • Reduces wave duration to 3.63 seconds.

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