Arcane Barrier is an Arcane Enhancement that provides a chance to instantly restore Warframe Shields whenever the player receives damage to their Warframe Shields.

Can be sold for Credits64.png 3,000.


Rank Chance to fully restore shields Cooldown
0 1% 1s
1 2% 2s
2 3% 3s
3 4% 4s
4 5% 5s
5 6% 6s


Awarded for capturing the Eidolon Hydrolyst.

Operation: Scarlet Spear sold Arcane Barrier for 4,000 ScarletCredits.png Scarlet Credits.

Operation: Orphix Venom sold Arcane Barrier for 800 PhasicCells.png Phasic Cells.

Item Source Chance Expected Nearly Guaranteed
ArcaneBarrier.png Veil Proxima Orphix / C 1.41% ~ 70 C Rotations 486 ± 162 C Rotations
ArcaneBarrier.png Eidolon Hydrolyst Capture 5% ~ 20 Kills 134 ± 44 Kills

All drop rates data is obtained from DE's official drop tables. See Mission Rewards#Standard Missions for definitions on reward table rotations.
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  • Includes any loss of shields, including environmental damage (needs retesting after update 27.2).
  • Does not trigger on RhinoIcon272.png Rhino's IronSkin130xDark.png Iron Skin taking damage or on taking damage to health.
  • It will also restore overshields on top of the normal shield capacity


  • Strong synergy with HildrynIcon272.png Hildryn and Adaptation, allowing shields to resist high amounts of damage and continually be restored to full.


Patch History[]

Update 27.2 (2020-03-05)

  • Added 2 additional ranks for a maximum of 6% chance to activate from a 4% chance to activate.
  • Now specifies On Shield Damage (can no longer activate when receiving damage to health).

Update 16.0 (2015-03-19)

  • Introduced.