Warframe has evolved a lot since the game was released. The game was released 9 years ago and there have been so many game mechanics added or reworked entirely. However, the game has still been able to retain its player base, gain new players, and keep the same addicting gameplay. Warframe has been able to stand the test of time because of how much the developers care for their game. It is also because the player has so much freedom to build a Warframe your way, and one of the best mods to empower you warframe is Brief Respite.
Creating a build for your Warframe can be a daunting task if you don’t know what mods you need or how you want to build it. You can build your Warframe with more health, shields, energy, or many other things. Deciding how to distribute your mod points and come up with a certain build will take time. However, survivability is always the best option. If you can’t survive the mission due to low health and shields, then you can’t get the items you need.
Having said that, Brief Respite is a good mod for increasing survivability in Warframe. In Warframe, Brief Respite is great for keeping shields up and shield gating. So let’s dive into what Brief Respite does and what shield gating is.
What Is Brief Respite? And Does It Work?
Brief Respite is an aura mod that converts Energy spent from casted abilities into Shields. The percentage of energy that is added to Shields is increased based on Brief Respite’s rank. Starting a rank 0, Brief Respite converts 25% of Energy spent to Shields while Overshields are inactive. At rank 5 (max), the percentage is increased to 150%. Thus, each rank increases in 25% increments.
So if you are using a Warframe that uses a lot of low-cost abilities, this means you will constantly be adding to your Shields. This is great for surviving, especially if your Warframe has a low health pool. While Brief Respite can be considered niche, this mod is essential for certain Warframes.
How To Get Brief Respite in Warframe
Brief Respite is not a hard item to get. However, it may take more or less time depending on how long you have been playing Warframe. If you are a beginner, then getting this item could take a very long time. There are a lot of prerequisites to meet. Of course, you can always trade with someone to get the mod.
First, you will need to complete The Silver Grove quest. This quest is unlocked after beating The Second Dream quest and reaching Mastery Rank 7. This quest is also a pre-requisite for The War Within quest. Once the Second Dream is done, you will need to defeat the Orphid Specter. It has a chance to drop Brief Respite. The Orphid Specter can be fought by using any shrine on any Grineer Forest mission and using a Twilight Apothic. You will need to keep crafting Twilight Apothics if the mod doesn’t drop the first time.
What Is Shield Gating?
Remember earlier when I was talking about shield gating? Well, let’s dive into what it is and why it makes Brief Respite in Warframe so strong. Shield Gating is a game mechanic in Warframe that kicks in when Shields are completely drained. This mechanic prevents any extra damage from coming through and damaging your health. This mechanic applies to you, companions, and enemies.
For example, let’s say you have 400 health and 400 shields. You are then shot for 500 damage. That shot will completely drain the shield, but you will still have 400 health. Once your shield is drained, you also have a very small invincibility window. Then the damage is applied like normal. Certain other creatures and enemies have different invincibility windows as well.
It is important to know that shield gating resets once shields are fully restored. This is why the Brief Respite mod in Warframe is so useful and important. Being able to quickly restore your shields to full can help you make sure the enemy can’t take you out due to having small frames of invincibility.
In short, Brief Respite is a great mod for your Warframe if you want more survivability in the long run. Getting Brief Respite might take some time depending on where you are in your journey, but it isn’t hard to get. This mod is useful for you and your team. Along with shield gating, a lot of players should make use of this mod to make sure they stay alive as long as possible.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our coverage of the Warframe Brief Respite mod. If you are interested in other great mods, to add to your build, check out our guide to using the Rolling Guard Warframe mod.