The additional armor is not affected by mods and is additive to total armor. For example, a Chroma with a max rank Steel Fiber, and active Rank 5 Arcane Tanker will have an armor rating of: Base Armor × (1 + Armor Mods) + Arcane Tanker =350 × (1 + 1.1) + 1200 = 1,935 armor
As Arcane Tanker increases total armor, it can significantly boost any ability that relies on total armor, when casting while under its effect. These include:
We’ve adjusted the values of older Arcanes with the goal of making lower rank Arcanes more viable, and more desirable while collecting as a result. In short, there are three stats that each Arcane tends to have (speaking generally) -- for example, a percentage chance, a stat buff, and the duration of the buff.
Certain Arcanes increase all of these stats per rank (making them scale exponentially), but we are changing it so that only one stat is affected by rank (making it scale linearly). The other stats will now be at the max-rank value regardless of the Arcane Rank, thereby buffing lower-rank Arcanes as a result.
On Archgun Equipped: +200/1200 Armor for 60s (was 10s)