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Chromatic Blade is a Warframe Augment Mod for Excalibur that increases Exalted Blade's Status Chance while changing its damage from Physical Damage to a certain primary Elemental Damage type depending on Excalibur's chosen energy color.


StatsEdit

Rank Status Chance Cost
0 25% 6
1 30% 7
2 40% 8
3 50% 9

AcquisitionEdit

  • This mod can be acquired by attaining the rank of General under Steel Meridian, or the rank of Maxim under the Arbiters of Hexis, and spending ReputationBlackx6425,000 to purchase.

NotesEdit

  • Chromatic Blade works the same way Chroma's Passive does;
    • Red, magenta, brown, orange and bright yellow hues being Heat b Heat
    • Blue and purple hues being Electricity b Electric
    • Green, lime, teal and dark yellow hues being Toxin b Toxin;
    • White, grey, black, and some faded colors being Cold b Cold.
    • Note that players do not need to purchase color palettes to unlock the full potential of this trait.
    • While customizing Excalibur's energy color, Chromatic Blade active element is displayed in the form of an icon (Heat b, Electricity b, Toxin b, Cold b). This imgur album can serve as a reference for future color palette purchases.
  • The elemental damage granted by Chromatic Blade will combine with any elemental damage present on the player's melee weapon.
  • The status chance increase granted by this augment is additive and is affected by Ability Strength.
    • For example, using a maxed Intensify, Drifting Contact, and Chromatic Blade results in:
      (Base Status Chance + Chromatic Blade Bonus × (1 + Strength Mods)) × (1 + Status Mods) = (0.1 + (0.5 × 1.3)) × 1.4 = 105% Status Chance
    • To achieve 100% status chance without any status chance mods, Ability Strength must be increased to at least 180%.

TipsEdit

  • Although Chromatic Blade removes all Physical Damage, it is still possible to inflict Impact b Impact procs through the Cutting Poise combo of Exalted Blade's stance.
  • Due to the large Status Chance boost this augment gives, it pairs well with Condition Overload. Furthermore, players can forgo dual status-elemental mods, such as Volcanic Edge, and use mods that only increase Elemental Damage (e.g. Molten Impact) to further increase Exalted Blade's total damage.
  • The Status Chance boost also simplifies creating a Crit-Status hybrid build as Status Chance mods are no longer necessary.

TriviaEdit

  • Chromatic Blade is the only one of Excalibur's augments to not feature him with his Immortal Skin and Pendragon Helmet equipped on the mod card.
  • Just like with Chroma, the name of the augment comes from the Greek word Chroma, meaning colour.

MaximizationEdit

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 in the collapsible menu to learn how to build it.

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  • Maximized Ability Duration increases blind duration to 18.36 seconds and reduces channeling cost to 0.89 energy per second.
    • Reduces blind range to 1.7 meters.
  • Maximized Ability Efficiency reduces activation cost to 6.25 energy and channeling cost to 0.63 energy per second.
    • Reduces blind duration to 2.4 seconds.
  • Maximized Ability Range increases blind range to 14 meters.
    • Reduces damage to 100 and bonus status chance to 20%.
  • Maximized Ability Strength increases damage to 932.5 and bonus status chance to 90%.
    • Without Energy Conversion, increases damage to 807.5 and bonus status chance to 90%.
    • Increases activation cost to 38.75 energy and channeling cost to 4.38 energy per second.
    • Reduces blind duration to 4.35 seconds.

NOTE: Italic refers to the base ability of this augment


MediaEdit

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 21.2
  • Fixed Excalibur’s Chromatic Blade Augment not adding Elemental FX to the energy wave.

Update 21.0

  • Fixed Chromatic Blade Augment not applying elemental FX on Exalted Blade’s projectiles.

Update 20.7

  • Introduced.
Last updated: Hotfix 22.20.9.2


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