Arcane Guardian is an Arcane Enhancement that provides a chance whenever the player receives damage to increase the Warframe's armor for 20 seconds.

Can be sold for Credits64.png 500.


Rank Chance Effect Duration
0 3% 150 20s
1 5% 300 20s
2 8% 450 20s
3 10% 600 20s
4 13% 750 20s
5 15% 900 20s


Awarded for killing or capturing the Eidolon Gantulyst.

Operation: Scarlet Spear sold Arcane Guardian for Scarlet Credits1,500 Scarlet Credits.

Operation: Orphix Venom sold Arcane Guardian for Phasic Cells300 Phasic Cells.

Drop Chance Expected Nearly Guaranteed
Arcane 15.68% 6 – 7 kills 41 ± 14 kills
Arcane 11.92% 8 – 9 captures 54 ± 18 captures

All drop rates data is obtained from DE's official droptables.

Expected refers to total number of attempts a player can expect to need in order to receive at least one of each drop associated with the respective values.
Nearly Guaranteed refers to the total number of attempts a player needs to obtain a 99%, 99.9%, and 99.99% probability to receive at least one of each drop associated with the respective values.

For more detailed definitions and information on how these number were obtained, visit here.


  • The additional armor is not affected by mods and is additive to total armor. For example, a ChromaChromaIcon272.png Chroma with a max rank Steel Fiber12?cb=20190608095452 Steel Fiber, and active Rank 5 Arcane GuardianArcaneGuardian64x.png Arcane Guardian will have an armor rating of:
    Base Armor × (1 + Armor Mods) + Arcane Guardian = 350 × (1 + 1.1) + 900 = 1,635 armor.
  • The Arcane Duration cannot be refreshed, while one instance is still active.
  • This Arcane cannot be activated while RevenantRevenantIcon272.png Revenant's Mesmer SkinMesmerSkin130xDark.png Mesmer Skin is active.
  • This Arcane cannot be activated when RhinoRhinoIcon272.png Rhino's Iron SkinIronSkin130xDark.png Iron Skin is hit.
    • However, the Arcane can be activated during 3 seconds of invulnerability after casting.



Patch History[]

Update 22.12 (2018-02-09)

  • Armor applied is now an absolute amount (instead of relative) with a base value of 150.

Update 16.0 (2015-03-19)

  • Introduced.