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

Can be sold for Credits64500.


Rank Chance Effect Duration
0 5% 150 5 sec
1 10% 300 10 sec
2 15% 450 15 sec
3 20% 600 20 sec



  • The additional armor is not affected by mods and is additive to total armor. For example, a ChromaIcon272 Chroma with a max rank Mod TT 20pxSteel Fiber, and active Rank 3 ArcaneGuardian64x Arcane Guardian will have an armor rating of:
    Base Armor × (1 + Armor Mods) + Arcane Guardian = 350 × (1 + 1.1) + 600 = 1,335 armor
  • Two ArcaneGuardian64x Arcane Guardians will be activated independently from each other, stacking up to 1200 armor bonus when activated at the same time (or within each other duration).
  • This Arcane cannot be activated while RevenantIcon272 Revenant's MesmerSkin130xDark Mesmer Skin is active.
  • This Arcane cannot be activated when RhinoIcon272 Rhino's IronSkin130xDark Iron Skin is hit.
    • However, the Arcane can be activated during 3 seconds of invulnerability after casting.


Patch HistoryEdit

Update 22.12
  • Armor applied is now an absolute amount (instead of relative) with a base value of 150.

Update 16.0

  • Introduced.
CosmeticEnhancer Arcanes
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