Warframe: Galvanized Mods And Weapon Arcane Guide (2024)

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Warframe's Sisters of Parvos update has added Corpus Liches, tons of new weapons, a new Warframe, and new additions to Primary and Secondary weapons. To help bridge the gap between gun and blade, Digital Extremes have created new Mods and Arcanes to help Primaries and Secondaries compete in Warframe's hardest content.

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Galvanized Mods are powerful variants of pre-existing Mods that are twice as powerful as their default counterpart, albeit you'll need to land a few kills to unleash the Mod's full power. Primary and Secondary weapons also have Arcanes that grant up to +360% base damage, allowing you to drop the likes of Serration or Point Blank for a Bane Mod or an additional element. Let's go over how you can obtain these devastating Mods and Arcanes.

What Are Galvanized Mods?

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Galvanized Mods are a new category of Mod introduced in the Sisters of Parvos update. These Mods focus on buffing staple Mods for Primary weapons and Secondaries by giving them devastating on-kill weapons, increasing the Mod's effectiveness by over double when compared to its default counterpart.

Unlike most kill-related Mods in Warframe, Galvanized Mods only lose one stack of their unique buff at a time instead of the full stack. For example, if you have four stacks of Galvanized Diffusion and 20 seconds pass, you only lose one stack instead of all four.

In terms of value, they're the same as Rare Mods. All Galvanized Mods have ten ranks. Maxing one of these Mods will require the following materials:

  • 30,690 Endo
  • 1,482,327 Credits

Note: Mods that end with a similar name do not stack with Galvanized variants. For example, you cannot use Barrel Diffusion and Galvanized Diffusion on the same weapon.

As of Update 30.5, there are no Galvanized Mods for Melee weapons. These Mods only exist for Primaries and Secondaries.

How To Obtain Galvanized Mods

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All Galvanized Mods are obtained from the Arbitration Honors vendor. You can find the vendor in the Arbiters of Hexis syndicate room inside any Relay. All Galvanized Mods cost 20 Vitus Essence each.

Unlocking Arbitrations

To obtain Vitus Essence, you must survive in Arbitration missions and defeat Arbitration Drones. Arbitration missions are unlocked once you've completed every node in the standard Star Chart. Railjack and Steel Path nodes aren't required.

You'll need 180 Vitus Essence to purchase all nine Galvanized Mods. Considering that Digital Extremes doubled the drop rate of Vitus Essence in Update 30.5, this should only take a few hours of grind to obtain.

Vitus Essence Farm

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For most players, you'll want to play the first four rotations in a mission (rotation A, A, B, then C) before leaving. Each rotation has a 7% chance of granting three Vitus Essence. There's a good chance you'll get one of these bundles every couple of runs, making this a solid low-risk strategy.

If you really want to farm for this resource, wait until the Arbitration is an Excavation. Excavation is by far the fastest mode, granting a reward after two successful excavations. Bring Warframes like Nekros, Khora, Nova, and Frost to speed through the mission with ease while gaining increased drops. You don't have to bring those specific Warframes, but each of them offers some form of utility or damage that makes the mission much easier. Keep an eye out for Arbitration Drones, as they are impervious to ability damage.

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Of course, no farm is complete without a Resource Booster. Be sure you have one equipped, as it doubles the amount of Vitus Essence you receive from slain drones. Smeeta Kavats are also recommended, as they have the chance of doubling all of your resources for two minutes—even longer if the Tek Enhance Mod is installed.

All Galvanized Mods

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As of Update 30.5, there are nine Galvanized Mods for you to chase:

Mod Name

(Group)

Mod Cost

(Polarity)

Description

Galvanized Savvy

(Shotgun)

12

(Unairu/D)

+80% Status Chance

  • On kill: +40% Damage per Status Type affecting the target for 20s. Stacks up to 2x.

Galvanized Acceleration

(Shotgun, Exilus)

12

(Vazarin/V)

+30% Projectile Speed/Beam Length

  • On kill: +30% Projectile Speed/Beam Length for 10s. Stacks up to 2x.

Galvanized Hell

(Shotgun)

16

(Vazarin/V)

+110% Multishot

  • On kill: +30% Multishot for 20s. Stacks up to 4x.

Galvanized Aptitude

(Rifle)

12

(Unairu/D)

+80% Status Chance

  • On kill: +40% Damage per Status Type affecting the target for 20s. Stacks up to 2x.

Galvanized Chamber

(Rifle)

16

(Vazarin/V)

+80% Multishot

  • On kill: +30% Multishot for 20s. Stacks up to 5x.

Galvanized Crosshairs

(Pistol)

12

(Vazarin/V)

On Headshot: +120% Critical Chance when aiming for 12s.

  • On Headshot Kill: +40% Critical Chance when Aiming for 12s. Stacks up to 5x.

Galvanized Shot

(Pistol)

12

(Unairu/D)

+80% Status Chance

  • On kill: +40% Damage per Status Type affecting the target for 20s. Stacks up to 2x.

Galvanized Diffusion

(Pistol)

14

(Vazarin/V)

+110% Multishot

  • On kill: +30% Multishot for 20s. Stacks up to 4x.

Galvanized Scope

(Rifle)

12

(Vazarin/V)

On Headshot: +120% Critical Chance when aiming for 12s.

  • On Headshot Kill: +40% Critical Chance when Aiming for 12s. Stacks up to 5x.

Primary And Secondary Weapon Arcanes

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The Sisters of Parvos update also introduced Primary and Secondary Arcanes that grant a massive amount of base damage after a specific kill condition is met. All three Arcanes grant +360% base damage when at maximum stacks along with some auxiliary benefits. You can only use one type of weapon Arcane on a given weapon at a time. Kitguns can use one weapon Arcane and one Pax Arcane simultaneously, but not two of either type.

How To Obtain Primary And Secondary Arcanes

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Both Arcane types are found in the Steel Path from slain Acolytes. Acolytes have a 100% Arcane drop chance, although you'll need 21 of the same Arcane to create a Rank 5 version—similar to how Warframe Arcanes work. There are six types of Arcanes these Acolytes can drop, so it might take multiple farming sessions before you get every Arcane to rank 21. Before you can use these Arcanes, you'll need an Arcane Adapter.

Weapon Arcane Adapters

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Weapons must have a Weapon Arcane Adapter installed before you can use these Arcanes. Weapon Arcanes come in two forms: Primary and Secondary. Weapon Arcane Adapters can be purchased from Teshin for 15 Steel Essence each, a unique resource tied to the Steel Path. These adapters are always part of Teshin's "Steel Path Honors" stock, so you can purchase these whenever you have the currency.

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Similar to Exilus Adapters, Weapon Arcane Adapters are one-time use. You'll need an adapter for every weapon that you frequently use. Keep this in mind before applying one to a weapon.

Unlocking Steel Path

If you haven't played Warframe in a hot minute, Steel Path is a pseudo NG+ mode for Warframe's Star Chart. Upon completing every node in the Star Chart, speak to Teshin to unlock a new difficulty mode called Steel Path. You can activate the game mode from the right-hand menu while in the Star Chart menu.

While Steel Path is active, enemies in the Star Chart will become significantly tougher and higher level. Acolytes have a chance to spawn in your missions, and both resources and Mods are twice as likely to drop from slain enemies.

Steel Essence Farm

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Your best influx of Steel Essence will be from Steel Path Incursions. These are daily missions that grant five Steel Essence when completed. You only need the mode unlocked to gain access to these missions. Completing all five daily incursions will grant 25 Steel Essence, just shy of two Adapters worth of essence.

Besides the daily missions, your only other means of farming Steel Essence is to kill Acolytes that periodically spawn in Steel Path endurance missions. As with any endurance mission farm, bring Khora, a loot Warframe like Nekros, and a Smeeta Kavat to potentially double your drops. Bring a Resource Booster too if you have the Platinum. Kill the Acolyte whenever it spawns, and try your best to survive as long as you can. That's the best repeatable strategy you can use currently.

All Weapon Arcanes

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There are technically six Arcanes available for weapons currently, although three of them are duplicates of the Primary Arcanes meant for Secondary weapons. Here's what each Arcane offers:

Arcane Name

On Kill Effect

(Rank 5)

Passive Buffs

(Rank 5)

Primary Merciless

+30% Damage for 4s. Stacks up to 12x.

  • +30% Reload Speed
  • +100% Ammo Maximum

Primary Deadhead

+60% Damage for 24s. Stacks up to 3x.

  • +30% to Headshot Multiplier
  • -50% Weapon Recoil

Primary Dexterity

+60% Damage for 20s. Stacks up to 6x

  • Must be a melee kill.
  • +7.5s Combo Duration
  • +60% Holster Speed

Secondary Merciless

+30% Damage for 4s. Stacks up to 12x.

  • +30% Reload Speed
  • +100% Ammo Maximum

Secondary Deadhead

+60% Damage for 24s. Stacks up to 3x.

  • +30% to Headshot Multiplier
  • -50% Weapon Recoil

Secondary Dexterity

+60% Damage for 20s. Stacks up to 6x

  • Must be a melee kill.
  • +7.5s Combo Duration
  • +60% Holster Speed

Note: Arcanes only lose one stack of their effect when their duration expires. For example, if you have six stacks of Primary Dexterity and 20 seconds pass, your stacks reduce to five.

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