The Sentients are back. Armed with weaponized pulses cleverly designed to disable Warframes, they're staging a takeover of enemy vessels. Deploy your Necramech or borrow one from Father for the Operation to fight off oncoming hordes. Survive for as long as possible to earn Blueprints for Lavos, the newest Warframe, plus much more!
Operation: Orphix Venom is a limited-time event and ends on January 18 at 2 p.m. ET on PC.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
With your Warframe compromised, you’ll need to rely on your Necramech to defend enemy ships against a total Sentient takeover. If you don’t yet own a Necramech, you’ll find some scattered throughout the Operation level that you can use via Transference!
Aboard the ambushed Grineer and Corpus vessels, be prepared to face new Sentient adversaries. The Orphix are insidiously engineered to interrupt transference and wreak havoc. You’ll need to take them out with the strength of your Necramech and Operator, along with the venomous Orphix Resonators, and keep the Sentient Control meter below 100%. Last as long as you can to earn Phasic Cells to exchange for Rewards and stave off the invasion!
Avoid defeat at all costs, Tenno.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
Operation: Orphix Venom will not be easy and requires preparation. You must have completed both the “Heart of Deimos” and “The War Within” Quests in order to begin.
There are 3 tiers of Operation: Orphix Venom. Progress through each to encounter the enemy at Easy, Medium and Hard difficulties and earn different Rewards along the way!
Visit the Necralisk on Deimos and talk to Father, who’s eager to demonstrate the power of his Necramechs against the Sentient threat. He’s hoarding a stockpile of special gear that he’ll trade for Phasic Cells, including the Blueprint for the master experimenter and newest Warframe, Lavos, plus Necramech Mods and more!
You’ll also earn a number of Rewards just by playing the Operation, including Lavos! It’ll be up to you if you want to save your Phasic Cells for Lavos and other items, or get lucky and earn them within the Operation!
- Lavos Blueprint & Parts (found in the Operation!)
- Cedo Blueprint & Parts (found in the Operation!)
- Cryptanaut Necramech Helmet
- Necramech Mods
- Archgun Skins for the Cortege and Morgha
- New Ayatan Sculpture
- Plus, returning Rewards from Operation: Scarlet Spear, including the Ceti Lacera Blueprint, the Basmu Blueprint and more!
Each Orphix has an initial value of 100 points in the first Operation Mission. As your fight evolves, so will the Orphix, awarding you more points at a greater difficulty. Orphix will be worth 200 points at the hardest difficulty (Endurance) and scale up from there! The higher your score, the more Phasic Cells you’ll walk away with. Try to survive for as long as you can - 36 Orphix will be the maximum amount in the Endurance mission, so once you’ve hit 36, it’s time to extract! The first two Operation missions have a limit of 24 Orphix only, so players looking to maximize their score should head to Endurance!
Phasic Cells can be earned in any Operation Mission, but remember - Endurance gives the most points per Orphix, so you’ll earn the most Phasic Cells there. While this Operation is possible Solo, best results will come from coordinated Squads!
CLAN LEADERBOARDS AND CLAN TROPHIES
We will be turning on Leaderboards after 1 or 2 Hotfixes to ensure the competition begins after key issues that players report are resolved. We will advise all Tenno when Leaderboards come online!
Clan Scores are determined based on the sum of all participating members' best scores. We balanced this around about 50% member participation for Gold Tier trophies.
TWIST INTO THE ACTION AS LAVOS
Discover new and exciting ways to fight with Lavos, the master experimenter! A manipulator of the physical realm, imbue Elements into his Abilities at your command. Lavos is also the first Warframe that consumes no Energy, relying instead on a cool-down system to replenish his Abilities.
Lash out with a toxic serpentine strike, consuming the target to heal Lavos. Hold to imbue all Abilities with Toxic Damage.
Dash forward, crashing through enemies and leaving an icy trail of broken vials. Hold to imbue the next Ability cast with Cold Damage.
Launch a probe that converts Health and Energy Orbs into Universal Orbs that provide both, and Ammo Pickups into Universal Ammo Pickups. The probe shocks enemies in close proximity. Each electrocuted foe reduces Ability cooldowns by one second. Hold to imbue the next Ability cast with Electric Damage.
Catalyst Probes erupt from Lavos and douse combatants in a fiery gel. Damage is doubled for each element afflicting an enemy. Hold to imbue the next Ability cast with Fire Damage.
Energy and Universal Orbs give Lavos status immunity for 10 seconds. Hold any Ability to imbue the next cast with additional Elemental Damage and Status.
The Transmuter emerges from the seething smoke, the forgotten master of a much-misunderstood art. The full collection includes the Lavos Warframe, Cordatus Helmet, Transmutation Probe Decoration, Vitam Syandana and Cedo Shotgun, as well as 3-Day Affinity and Credit Boosters.
Transmute your generosity into Rewards! To honor the spirit of giving, gifting the Lavos Collection to another player in-game means you’ll receive the Transmutation Probe Decoration!
NEW NECRAMECH SKIN
Necramech Bruntspar Skin
Rediscover the brutal power of the earliest Necramech designs with this Skin. Brunstpar is - in Father's words - ‘not out to play nice and make friends.’
Operation: Orphix Venom is a limited-time event! Visit the Forums for more information, and show the Sentient invaders what Necramechs are really capable of, Tenno!