Arcane Momentum is an Arcane Enhancement that provides a chance to increase the Reload Speed on Sniper-type weapons whenever the player achieves a Critical Hit. This effect's duration can be refreshed while active.

Can be sold for Credits64.png 200.


Rank Chance Effect Duration
0 10% 25% 2 sec
1 20% 50% 4 sec
2 30% 75% 6 sec
3 40% 100% 8 sec
4 50% 125% 10 sec
5 60% 150% 12 sec


Awarded for killing or capturing the Eidolon Teralyst.

Operation: Scarlet Spear sold Arcane Momentum for Scarlet Credits1,000 Scarlet Credits.

Operation: Orphix Venom sold Arcane Momentum for Phasic Cells200 Phasic Cells.

Source Chance Expected Nearly Guaranteed
Arcane 14.95% 6 – 7 kills 43 ± 14 kills
Arcane 12.05% 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.



  • Using a Sentinel weapon with a proper sustained critical hit rate is a good way making use of this Arcane, weapons include:
  • It's crucial to use it on a Sentinels such as Diriga, Djinn, Wyrm Prime, or Taxon whose weapon are modified with a proper range attack mod like with Mod TT 20px.png Eagle Eye.
    • This is because many of their shots miss on mid and high range.
  • It's recommended to avoid using mods like Mod TT 20px.png Vicious Spread or Mod TT 20px.png Heavy Caliber.
  • None of this works if the player is in a stealth state because being so makes a Sentinel stop firing its weapon at enemies.


  • This arcane was originally dropped in The Jordas Verdict. Following Update 22.14 (2018-03-01), all Trial missions were retired from the game and the arcane drops in turn were moved to the Eidolons instead.

Patch History[]

Hotfix 27.3.12 (2020-04-14)

  • Fixed Arcane Momentum not activating for Critical shots on the Condrix.

Update 27.2 (2020-03-05)

  • Added 2 maximum ranks
  • Maximum chance to activate increased from 40% to 60%
  • Maximum reload speed increased from +100% to +150%

Update 22.12 (2018-02-09)

  • Now affects Reload Speed with a base chance of 10%

Hotfix 22.13.1 (2018-02-15)

  • Fixed Arcane Momentum and Arcane Consequence reflecting incorrect text descriptions since their recent changes in U22.12.0.

Update 17.9.1 (2015-10-29)

  • Introduced with The Jordas Verdict.