SpectralScream SpectralScreamIcon
Spectral Scream
Exhale a deep breath of elemental destruction. Chroma's energy color determines the element.
Energy Drain: 3 s-1
Strength:100 / 125 / 150 / 200 (damage)
Range:4 / 5 / 6.5 / 10 m
Misc:40% / 45% / 50% / 60% (status chance)

  • Chroma unleashes a continuous stream of elemental energy in a cone 4 / 5 / 6.5 / 10 meters long that inflicts 100 / 125 / 150 / 200 Heat b Heat, Electricity b Electricity, Toxin b Toxin, or Cold b Cold damage per second with a 40% / 45% / 50% / 60% status chance.
    • Damage per second is affected by Ability Strength, while the status chance is not.
    • Damage bypasses obstacles in the environment and does not decrease with distance.
    • Damage type is based on Chroma's current elemental alignment which is determined by Chroma's energy color:
    • Heat b Heat status effect deals 50% of Spectral Scream's base damage per tick over 7 ticks in 6 seconds. Ignited enemies will also panic and flail around for a brief period.
    • Electricity b Electricity status effect chains 50% of Spectral Scream's base damage to surrounding enemies in a small area of effect. Shocked enemies will also be briefly stunned.
    • Toxin b Toxin status effect deals 50% of Spectral Scream's base damage per tick over 9 ticks in 8 seconds. Toxin damage bypasses shields and is able to directly affect health. Multiple instances of the Toxin DoT stack on the same target for increased damage over time.
    • Cold b Cold status effect reduces a target's movement speed and fire/attack rate by 50% over a duration of 6 seconds.
    • Cone length is affected by Ability Range, following the expression 10 × (1 + Ability Range)1/3.
    • The relationship between cone length and Ability Range is nonlinear.
  • Spectral Scream's damage can be boosted by the Fury aspect of Vex Armor.
  • Spectral Scream drains 3 energy per second and will remain active as long as Chroma has energy. Spectral Scream will end if Chroma runs out of energy or if deactivated by pressing the ability key again (default 1 ).
  • Chroma is able to cast abilities or maneuver just as freely with Spectral Scream active.
  • The AoE cone is directed from the point of the animation as opposed to toward the crosshair. This means that diving rolls will divert the aim.
  • The attack can only be aimed within 90 degrees to each side and 45 degrees above or below Chroma.
  • Chroma is immune to Eximus energy drains while Spectral Scream is active.
  • A visual effect lingers after the cone of damage, dependent on element.

Main article: Afterburn

Afterburn is a Warframe Augment Mod usable in both PvE and PvP for Chroma's Spectral Scream that launches a single damaging elemental attack upon deactivating the ability.

Rank Damage per second active Total damage cap Cost
0 25 200 6
1 50 300 7
2 75 400 8
3 100 500 9

Tips & Tricks
  • This ability can come in handy when used as a form of Crowd Control and can both be used as a damage ability, or with Heat or Electricity elemental damage creating a continuous crowd control stun.
  • This ability can be used to resist knockdowns, making it usable for walking through corpus laser doors or shockwaves caused by MOA or death orbs.
  • Rolling can be used to counteract the movement speed reduction and cover a large area in a short period of time.
  • Having a Limbo with a high duration build on your team can be very useful, as Spectral Scream will be able to damage all enemies even while Chroma is in the rift. With a build with maximum efficiency, this will also cause Spectral Scream to cost no energy to use, while actually gaining energy at a minute rate.


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.

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