Arcane Pistoleer is an Arcane Enhancement that provides a chance on killing an enemy with a headshot from a secondary weapon to increase ammo efficiency for a short time.

Can be sold for Credits64.png ‍1,000.


Rank Chance Effect Duration
0 10% 17% 2s
1 20% 34% 4s
2 30% 51% 6s
3 40% 68% 8s
4 50% 85% 10s
5 60% 102% 12s


Rewarded from Rotations A and C of Arbitrations.

Source Chance Expected Nearly Guaranteed
Arcane 5% 20 A Rotations 135 ± 45 A Rotations
Arcane 5% 20 C Rotations 135 ± 45 C Rotations

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.


  • Directly reduces ammo cost by a percentage while active. At rank 5, no ammo will be consumed.
    • After being activated by the secondary, the buff also works on primary weapons.
    • Getting another proc does not refresh the timer. The current instance of Arcane Pistoleer must run out before another can be started.
  • Alt-fire modes that shoot all remaining bullets in an automatic burst (Cyanex.png Cyanex, Nagantaka.png Nagantaka, or TnBardPistol.png Pandero) shoot the current number of bullets left in the magazine while conserving them, allowing for an ammo-efficient, repeated use of these modes.
    • SundialPistol.png Azima alt-fire still consumes the entire magazine as normal, but the turrets themselves benefit from partial ammo efficiency, expending their ammo more slowly and therefore lasting much longer. However, 100% ammo efficiency does not benefit turrets in any way and they will last their normal duration.
  • Is also capable of being toggled by pistol Exalted Weapons like the EWDexPixia.png Dex Pixia.


  • Can greatly improve the performance of weapons that otherwise have low magazine size like Dual Broncos.png Akbronco (DEPrimeDualBroncos.png Prime) or GrnQueenGuardDualPistols.png Twin Rogga.
  • Synergizes well with PyranaPrime.png Pyrana Prime's passive, allowing the wielder to make more use of the fire rate/akimbo buff without sacrificing the buff's duration to reloads.

Patch History[]

Update 30.9 (2021-11-11)

  • Fixed weapons with 1 bullet in their magazine (such as Vectis and Exergis) bypassing the Fire Rate limit if equipped with a max rank Arcane Pistoleer.

Hotfix 25.8.1 (2019-10-09)

  • Fixed Arcane Pistoleer not giving infinite Ammo at 100% efficiency for weapons that fire more than one bullet at a time.

Hotfix 25.7.7 (2019-09-26)

  • Fixed Arcane Pistoleer not listing “+1 Arcane Revive” at max Rank.

Hotfix 25.7.6 (2019-09-18)

  • Introduced.