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A source of anti-entropic radiation ideal for empowering synthetic lifeforms, most notably Archons and Warframes.
—In-game description

Archon Shards are permanent upgrade items taken from Archons and used by the Helminth to further enhance a Warframe.

Lore[]

Archon Shards are used by Narmer's Archons, giving them immense energy and life. The Archons can also use the energy from the shards to reanimate slain Sentients, and allows the Archons to reanimate themselves if they fall in battle. This can be countered by removing the shard from the body of the Archons, as without the shard, the Archon merely slumps over and perishes.

Types[]

As of the Whispers in the Walls expansion, there are six types of Archon Shards:

Archon Shards can also have "Tauforged" variants, which are rarer but have 1.5x higher stat bonuses than their regular variants.

Acquisition[]

  • Archon Shards are awarded from Archon Hunts: CrimsonArchonShard Crimson from Archon Amar, AmberArchonShard Amber from Archon Nira, and AzureArchonShard Azure from Archon Boreal. The Shard has an 80% chance of being a normal variant and 20% of being Tauforged.
    • If a normal variant is awarded, the chance of receiving a Tauforged increases by 20% which resets upon earning one, tracked individually for each shard type.
    • Taking the increasing drop rates after not getting a Tauforged into consideration, the effective chance for a Tauforged is around 39.83%.
  • One normal Crimson, Amber, and Azure Archon Shard that rotates its color weekly can be purchased from Bird 3 of Cavia for ReputationLarge 30,000, requiring players to be at Rank 5 - Illuminate to purchase.
  • Crimson, Amber, and Azure Archon Shards are available as common loot from the Netracells or Deep Archimedea in Albrecht's Laboratories, with their Tauforged variants able to be rolled as rare loot.
  • TopazArchonShard Topaz, VioletArchonShard Violet, and EmeraldArchonShard Emerald Archon Shards are only obtainable through Coalescent Fusion of two Crimson, Amber, and Azure Shards.
Source Reward Chance Expected Nearly Guaranteed
Archon Hunt Common ArchonShard 80%* 1 – 2 4 ± 1
Tauforged ArchonShard 20%* 5 31 ± 10
Netracells Common ArchonShard 52.5% 1 – 2 9 ± 3
Tauforged ArchonShard 12.5% 8 52 ± 17
Deep Archimedea Silver Reward Pool Common ArchonShard 52.5% 1 – 2 9 ± 3
Tauforged ArchonShard 12.5% 8 52 ± 17
Gold Reward Pool Common ArchonShard 39.4% 2 – 3 14 ± 5
Tauforged ArchonShard 25.6% 3 – 4 23 ± 8
Diamond Reward Pool Tauforged ArchonShard 50% 2 10 ± 3

*Tauforged variants' drop chance increases if a normal variant is awarded.

Usage[]

This section is transcluded from Helminth § Archon Shard. To change it, please edit the transcluded page.

The Helminth can be even further enhanced to imbue Archon Shards obtained from Archon Hunts to the currently equipped Warframe, providing permanent stat bonuses. Archon Shard imbuing requires installing the Helminth Archon Shard Segment, whose blueprint is obtained from completion of the Veilbreaker quest.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
50,000
EntratiLanthorn
2
DevolvedNamalon
10
SporulateSac
5
ThraxPlasm
50
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
MarketIcon Market Price: N/A Blueprint2 Blueprints Price: N/A

Each Shard provides a selection from five stats and only one can be chosen per Shard (though the same bonus can be chosen again if multiple Shards of the same colour are socketed in the same Warframe), and each Warframe has 5 available Shard slots. Tauforged Archon Shards, which has a 20% chance to be dropped in Archon Hunts, provide 1.5x stronger boosts than their normal counterparts.

Shards can be unsocketed and returned at the cost of 30% Bile Bile.

Once a shard has been socketed, it will appear in the Arsenal for that Warframe for quicker access to the imbuement system.

There are three primary Shard colors: CrimsonArchonShard Crimson Archon Shard, AmberArchonShard Amber Archon Shard, and AzureArchonShard Azure Archon Shard

Fusion[]

Upon reaching Rank 2 - Researcher in the Cavia Syndicate Logo 1 Cavia Syndicate, the blueprint for the Helminth Coalescent Segment becomes available for purchase from Bird 3 for ReputationLarge 30,000. This segment allows the player to fuse Archon Shards to grant them more power.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
50,000
Stela
50
EchoVoca
5
EntratiLanthorn
5
Necracoil
25
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
MarketIcon Market Price: N/A Blueprint2 Blueprints Price: N/A

Coalescent Fusion[]

Coalescent Fusion allows the player to fuse two of the three primary Shard colors to form a new type of Archon Shard, featuring unique upgrades.

When selecting the Coalescent Fusion option in the Archon Shard menu, the player will be prompted to choose from any of the unslotted Shards they own. Normal Archon Shards can only be fused with other normal Shards; likewise, only Tauforged Shards can be fused with other Tauforged Shards to create a Tauforged variant. Once a selection has been made, the Helminth requires a sacrifice of 50 Stela Stela to commence fusion.

  • Combining CrimsonArchonShard Crimson and AzureArchonShard Azure creates a VioletArchonShard Violet Archon Shard.
  • Combining CrimsonArchonShard Crimson and AmberArchonShard Amber creates a TopazArchonShard Topaz Archon Shard.
  • Combining AmberArchonShard Amber and AzureArchonShard Azure creates an EmeraldArchonShard Emerald Archon Shard.

The fusion is permanent and cannot be reversed. The player is prompted to type CONFIRM before fusing.

Ascent Fusion[]

Ascent Fusion allows fusing three primary Shard colors to convert them into a Tauforged.

When selecting the Ascent Fusion option in the Archon Shard menu, the player will be prompted to choose from any of the unslotted primary color Shards they own. Once a selection has been made, the Helminth requires a sacrifice of 100 Stela Stela to commence fusion.

  • Combining three CrimsonArchonShard Crimsons creates a TauforgedCrimsonArchonShard Tauforged Crimson Archon Shard.
  • Combining three AmberArchonShard Ambers creates a TauforgedAmberArchonShard Tauforged Amber Archon Shard.
  • Combining three AzureArchonShard Azures creates a TauforgedAzureArchonShard Tauforged Azure Archon Shard.

The fusion is permanent and cannot be reversed. The player is prompted to type CONFIRM before fusing.

Shard Buffs[]

Stats in parenthesis refer to Tauforged Archon Shards.

CrimsonArchonShard Crimson Archon Shard[]

AmberArchonShard Amber Archon Shard[]

  • +30% (+45%) Maximum Energy is filled on Spawn
    • Bonus is additive with similar buffs such as Mod TT 20px Preparation
  • +100% (+150%) Effectiveness on Health Orbs
    • Bonus is additive with similar buffs such as Mod TT 20px Mending Shot
    • Bonus does not affect Mod TT 20px Equilibrium's conversion.
      • Bonus does affect Mod TT 20px Equilibrium's conversion on Health Orbs from dispensers in Arena gamemodes.
  • +50% (+75%) Effectiveness on Energy Orbs
    • Bonus is additive with similar buffs such as Mod TT 20px Energizing Shot
    • Bonus does not affect Mod TT 20px Equilibrium's conversion.
      • Bonus does affect Mod TT 20px Equilibrium's conversion on Energy Orbs from dispensers in Arena gamemodes.
    • FocusLensZenurik b Zenurik's FocusEnergyPulse Energy Pulse is applied after the effects. With one Shard, Energy Pulse will grant ⌊25 * 1.5 * 0.5⌋ = 18 energy over 5 seconds, as opposed to ⌊25 * 0.5⌋ = 12.
  • +25% (+37.5%) Casting Speed
  • +15% (+22.5%) Parkour Velocity
    • Bonus is additive with similar buffs such as Mod TT 20px Mobilize

AzureArchonShard Azure Archon Shard[]

  • +150 (+225) Health
    • Flat value increase after all bonuses are applied
  • +150 (+225) Shield Capacity
    • Flat value increase after all bonuses are applied
    • Not eligible for InarosIcon272 Inaros, KullervoIcon272 Kullervo, and NidusIcon272 Nidus, as they don't possess Shields
  • +50 (+75) Energy Max
    • Flat value increase after all bonuses are applied
    • Not eligible for HildrynIcon272 Hildryn and LavosIcon272 Lavos, as they don't use Energy as a resource
  • +150 (+225) Armor
    • Flat value increase after all bonuses are applied
  • +5 (+7.5) Health/s Regenerated
    • Flat value increase after all bonuses are applied

VioletArchonShard Violet Archon Shard (CrimsonArchonShard Crimson + AzureArchonShard Azure)[]

  • Gain +10% (+15%) Ability Damage on enemies affected by DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity Status.
    • Ability Damage bonus is a unique modifier, and is only given by Archon Shards.
    • Ability Damage bonus does not double dip on Status Damage caused by abilities.
  • Gain +30% (+45%) Primary DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity Damage. Gain an additional +10% (+15%) per Crimson, Azure, or Violet Archon Shard equipped.
    • Bonus is additive with similar buffs such as Mod TT 20px Stormbringer.
  • Gain +25% (+37.5%) Melee Critical Damage. When max Energy is over 500, the damage boost doubles.
    • Critical Damage bonus is additive with similar buffs such as Mod TT 20px Organ Shatter.
    • Affects Exalted Weapons of the appropriate class, and abilities that inherit modded stats of melee weapons such as Whipclaw130xWhite Whipclaw.
  • Health pickups give +20% (+30%) Energy. Energy pickups give +20% (+30%) Health.
    • Bonus is additive with similar buffs such as Mod TT 20px Equilibrium.

TopazArchonShard Topaz Archon Shard (CrimsonArchonShard Crimson + AmberArchonShard Amber)[]

  • Gain 1 (2) Health per enemy killed with DmgBlastSmall64 Blast Damage. Max 300 (450) Health.
    • Flat value increase after all bonuses are applied
    • Bonus is reset upon consuming a revive.
  • Regenerate +5 (+7.5) Shields when you kill an enemy with DmgBlastSmall64 Blast Damage.
    • Does not generate Overshields.
    • Does not apply when Shield Gating occurs; players must wait for shields to recharge for the effect to apply.
  • Increase Secondary Critical Chance by 1% (1.5%) every time you kill an enemy affected by DmgFireSmall64 Heat Status. Max 50% (75%).
    • Critical Chance bonus is additive with similar buffs such as Mod TT 20px Pistol Gambit
    • Bonus is reset upon consuming a revive.
    • Critical Chance gained on kill and Maximum Critical Chance bonus stacks with each shard embedded for this bonus. For example, a Tauforged and a normal shard embedded in the same Warframe will grant a per-kill bonus of +2.5%, resulting in a maximum of 125%.
  • Gain +10% (+15%) Ability Damage on enemies affected by DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation Status.
    • Ability Damage bonus is a unique modifier, and is only given by Archon Shards.
    • Ability Damage bonus does not double dip on Status Damage caused by abilities.

EmeraldArchonShard Emerald Archon Shard (AmberArchonShard Amber + AzureArchonShard Azure)[]

  • DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin Status Effects deal +30% (+45%) more damage.
  • Recover +2 (+3) Health each time enemies are damaged by a DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin Status Effect.
  • Gain +10% (+15%) Ability Damage on enemies affected by DmgCorrosiveSmall64 Corrosion Status.
    • Ability Damage bonus is a unique modifier, and is only given by Archon Shards.
    • Ability Damage bonus does not double dip on Status Damage caused by abilities.
  • Increase max stacks of DmgCorrosiveSmall64 Corrosion Status by +2 (+3).
    • Increase is applied to Status Capped enemies.

Notes[]

  • Selling or subsuming a Warframe equipped with Archon Shards will cause those shards to be lost.

Patch History[]

Update 36.0 (2024-06-18)

  • Topaz Archon Shards have been changed to grant Shields from enemies hit by Blast Damage to enemies killed with it.
    • The description in-game has always stated “Kills” but this was not actually the case - Shields were being regenerated from enemies hit with Blast Damage. While we understand that this changes the efficacy of the perk and deviates away from what players have been used to, the change was made to avoid photosensitivity issues resulting from Shields breaking and recharging quickly in certain scenarios (ex: Mesa’s Peacemaker Regulators with Blast Damage).

Hotfix 35.5.6 (2024-04-10)

  • Fixed the UI backtracking after opening the Archon Shards screen via the Arsenal and quickly selecting the “Archon Shards” button in the Helminth screen.

Update 35.5 (2024-03-27)

Weekly Archon Shard Offering Moved to Sanctum Anatomica

Weekly rotating Archon Shard Offerings have been moved out of Chipper’s Store and are now available from Bird3 in the Sanctum Anatomica! The Archon Shard is specifically in their Shiny Treasures offerings.

The weekly Archon Shard becomes available once you’ve reached Rank 5 with The Cavia Syndicate and can be purchased for 30k Cavia Standing.

Having them at Chipper meant players had to repeat Break Narmer missions weekly to acquire the Stock needed to purchase them. In an effort to make Archon Shards more accessible and to refresh the gameplay path to acquiring them, they have been moved to the Sanctum Anatomica. With this change, we’ve adjusted some of Chipper’s lines to remove mentions of Archon Shards. This chipper line lives on in our hearts: “Got archon shards if you're interested. Only one previous owner. Ha ha HA!”.

ARCHON SHARD EXPANSION: ASCENT FUSION

The process of Ascent Fusion allows for three Archon Shards of the same type to be fused together to create a single Tauforged Shard.

Requirements

  • Helminth Archon Shard Segment: The Blueprint is earned for completing the Veilbreaker Quest.
  • 3 Archon Shards of the same type.
  • Helminth Coalescent Segment: The Blueprint is purchased from Bird3 in the Sanctum Anatomica.
    • If you already have the Helminth Coalescent Segment on your Helminth, both Coalescent AND Ascent Fusion are now available to you!
  • 100 Stela: Resource earned from Albrecht’s Laboratories.

How to unlock Ascent Fusion
The Helminth Coalescent Segment Blueprint can be acquired from Bird3 in the Sanctum Anatomica after reaching Rank 2 (Researcher) in the Cavia Syndicate. Once you have built and claimed it from your Foundry, return to the Helminth Room in your Orbiter to install it.

For players who already have the Helminth Coalescent Segment Blueprint installed, Ascent Fusion is ready for you to use!

How to use Ascent Fusion

Step 1. After installing the Segment, interact with the Helminth chair and select the “Archon Shards” button.

Step 2. Select the new Ascent Fusion icon located on the right of the Archon Shard embed UI.

Step 3. Hover over one of the three slots on screen to select the Archon Shard type you’d like to fuse together. Once you’ve selected an Archon Shard, the rest of the slots will be automatically filled with the same type from your inventory (only types with 3 or more Shards will be selectable). The Tauforged Archon Shard fused from the base Shards will appear in the center. Hover over the Tauforged Archon Shard to preview its stats and bonuses.

Step 4. Select the “Fuse” button to complete the process.

  • Fusion Requirement: 100 Stela for each Fuse.
GENERAL CHANGES
  • Updated the following Topaz Archon Embed Bonus descriptions to make them more accurate:
    • "Regenerate X Shields when you kill an enemy with Blast Damage.”
    • “Increase Secondary Critical Chance by X% every time you kill an enemy affected by Heat Status. Max X%.”
TOP FIXES
  • Fixed Shard Ephemeras not properly showing Tauforged VFX for equipped Tauforged Violet, Topaz, and Emerald Archon Shards.
  • Fixed equipping a Violet Archon Shard in the rightmost slot of the Embed screen and leaving some of the other slots empty causing the Electricity Damage Bonus to be increased beyond intended values.
GENERAL FIXES
  • Fixed Archon Shard Coalescent Fusion not displaying a success message upon successful Fusion.

Hotfix 35.0.9 (2024-01-17)

  • Fixed an additional +25% (+37% for Tauforged) applying on top of the Violet Archon Shard’s “Gain +25%/+37% Melee Critical Damage. When max Energy is over 500, the damage boost doubles” embed bonus.
    • This bug caused the bonus to exceed well beyond its intended and described values. To break it down, when below 500 Energy the Shard granted +50%/ +74% and when above 500 it granted +75%/+111% (resulted from +25%/+37% applying on top of the intended +50%/+74%). As far as we can tell, this bug has been live since the release of the Violet Archon Shard in the Whispers in the Walls update, so we understand if this fix is disappointing for those who have been using it in this state since then. But in the interest of properly executing the intended bonuses as outlined in the UI, we have restored it to its original design.

Hotfix 35.0.7 (2024-01-09)

  • Changed the Violet Archon Shard embed bonus affecting Health/Energy pickups to function similarly to the Equilibrium Mod. Now, Health/Energy Orbs can be picked up if one is full, but the other is not to apply the bonus.
  • Changed the "Regenerate Shields when you inflict an enemy with Blast Status" Topaz Archon Shard embed bonus to no longer apply when Shield Gate is triggered.
    • An unintended degree of invulnerability could be obtained using this effect while continuously triggering Shield Gate, so it was changed to function similarly to Caliban’s Lethal Progeny ability, where the Shield recharge is disabled when Shield Gate is triggered and only resumes when the Shields begin to regenerate themselves.
  • Fixed Topaz Archon Shard embed bonuses not triggering from enemies that were killed by the required conditions.

For example, if you killed an enemy with Electricity Damage, it would not trigger the embed bonus of gaining Ability Damage on enemies affected by Electricity Status. With this fix, if the killing blow was going to apply the required condition, it will count towards the embed bonus.

  • Fixed the "Regenerate Shields when you inflict an enemy with Blast Status" Topaz Archon Shard embed bonus removing Overshields when triggered.

Hotfix 35.0.5 (2023-12-21)

  • Fixed Topaz Archon Shard traits applying the buffs every 5 kills instead of every kill where described.
  • Fixed the Shield regen buff provided by a Topaz Archon Shard not functioning.
    • You will not get the Shield regen buff when a Blast damage is applied.
  • Fixed the Secondary Critical Chance buff provided by the Topaz Archon Shard not functioning.

Hotfix 35.0.4 (2023-12-20)

  • Updated the description in the confirmation window of Archon Shard Coalescent Fusion to indicate it is a permanent action. Players will now be prompted to type “Confirm” to complete the fusion.
    • “Archon Shard fusion is permanent. This action cannot be undone. Type CONFIRM to confirm.”
  • Updated Topaz Archon Shard Blast Damage embed bonus description to more clearly communicate the effect.
    • Now: “Gain X Health per enemy killed with Blast Damage."
  • Fixed Topaz Archon Shard Secondary Crit buff not functioning as intended. Also fixed the Tauforged variant being capped at 50% instead of the 75%.
  • Fixed Topaz Archon Shard bonuses being capped at the value of 1 Shard regardless if multiple Shards were embedded.
    • Now if you have 5 Topaz Shards embedded, your Secondary Crit Chance would be capped at 250% instead of only 50% before, as an example.

Hotfix 35.0.3 (2023-12-18)

  • Fixed inventory counts not updating immediately after fusing Archon Shards with Coalescent Fusion.

Hotfix 35.0.2 (2023-12-14)

  • Reduced the Cavia Rank required to acquire the Helminth Coalescent Fusion Segment from 4 to 2.
    • This relates to Loid sending you an Inbox message upon reaching Rank 2 that the Segment is now available.

Update 35.0 (2023-12-13)

ARCHON SHARD EXPANSION: COALESCENT FUSION

Archon Shard technology has been extensively researched in the Albrecht’s Laboratories and has led to the advancement in their capabilities! The process of Coalescent Fusion allows for two Archon Shards to be fused together to create a single Shard that offers a set of new embed bonuses.

Coalescent Fusion Requirements:

  • Helminth Archon Shard Segment: The Blueprint is earned for completing the Veilbreaker Quest.
  • Archon Shards: More than one of various types (base or Tauforged).
  • New Helminth Coalescent Segment: The Blueprint is earned from the Wares & Shiny Treasures vendor in the Sanctum Anatomica.
  • Stela: New resource earned from Albrecht’s Laboratories.

How to unlock Coalescent Fusion:
The Helminth Coalescent Segment Blueprint can be acquired from the Wares & Shiny Treasures vendor in the Sanctum Anatomica after reaching the Researcher tier with the Cavia Syndicate. Once you have built and claimed it from your Foundry, return to the Helminth Room in your Orbiter to install it.

How to use Coalescent Fusion:

Step 1. After installing the Segment, interact with the Helminth chair and select the “Archon Shards” button.

Step 2. Select the new Coalescent Fusion icon located on the right of the Archon Shard embed UI.

Step 3. Hover over one of the two slots on screen to select the Archon Shard types you’d like to fuse together. Once both slots are filled, the Shard they will fuse to create will appear in the center. Hover over this Shard to preview the stats and bonuses it offers.

  • Base Archon Shards can only be fused with other base Shards. Likewise, Tauforged Shards can only be fused with Tauforged Shards to create a Tauforged variant.
  • To remove an Archon Shard, simply select it again.

Step 4. Select the “Fuse” button to complete the process.

  • Fusion Requirement: 50x Stela for each Fuse.

You’ve now successfully created a new Fused Archon Shard that can be embedded into your Warframes!

Archon Shard Fusion Types
There are 3 total combinations possible when fusing the different Archon Shards: Violet, Topaz, and Emerald. Each fused Shard has their own set of embed bonuses to choose from:

Violet Archon Shard (Crimson + Azure)

  • Gain +10% (Tauforged: +15%) Ability Damage on enemies affected by Electricity Status.
  • Gain +30% (Tauforged: +45%) Primary Electricity Damage. Gain an additional +10% (Tauforged: +15%) per Crimson, Azure, or Violet Archon Shard equipped.
  • Gain +25% (Tauforged: +37%) Melee Critical Damage. When max Energy is over 500, the damage boost doubles.
  • Health pickups give +20% (Tauforged: +30%) Energy. Energy pickups give +20% (Tauforged: +30%) Health.

Topaz Archon Shard (Crimson + Amber)

  • Recover 1 (Tauforged: 2) Health per enemy killed with Blast Damage. Max 300 (Tauforged: 450) Health.
  • Regenerate +5 (Tauforged: +7.5) Shields when you inflict an enemy with Blast Status.
  • Increase Secondary Critical Chance by 1% (Tauforged: 1.5%) every time you kill an enemy affected by Heat Damage. Max 50% (Tauforged: 75%).
  • Gain +10% (Tauforged: +15%) Ability Damage on enemies affected by Radiation Status.

Emerald Archon Shard (Amber + Azure)

  • Toxin Status Effects deal +30% (Tauforged: +45%) more damage.
  • Recover +2 (Tauforged: +3) Health each time enemies are damaged by a Toxin Status Effect.
  • Gain +10% (Tauforged: +15%) Ability Damage on enemies affected by Corrosion Status.
  • Increase max stacks of Corrosion Status by +2 (Tauforged: +3).

For the fashion fans out there these new Archon Shards apply to the Shard Hex and Shard Bane Ephemeras!

General Archon Shard Changes:

  • Each Archon Shard type now has its own icon associated with it to help identify them when making selections (primarily for our colorblind Tenno out there!).
  • Reduced Archon Shard removal cost from 50% to 30% Bile.
  • Updated the confirmation pop-up when removing an Archon Shard to specify the exact conditions of its removal:
    • Was: "Are you sure you want to remove the Embedded Archon Shard from this slot? Shard will be refunded and Helminth materials will be consumed."
    • Now: "Are you sure you want to remove the Embedded Archon Shard from this slot? (Shard Name) will be refunded and 30% Bile will be consumed."
  • Hovering over Archon Shards in the embed slots at Helminth will now show their embed bonuses!

Hotfix 33.5.2 (2023-06-21)

  • Fixed being able to select the “+150 Shield Capacity” Azure Archon Shard upgrade for Kullervo (he does not have Shields to benefit from this).

Hotfix 33.0.8 (2023-05-11)

  • Fixed the timer for the Archon Shard in Chipper’s Offerings (in Kahl’s Garrison) displaying 0 seconds regardless of how much time is left.

Update 32.3 (2023-02-15)

TAUFORGED ARCHON SHARD PROBABILITY CHANGE

PLEASE NOTE: The following changes to Tauforged Archon Shard probability will officially begin at the weekly Archon Hunt reset on Monday, February 20th @ 00:00 UTC (7:00 PM ET) to not interfere with the current active Hunt.

We have tweaked the Archon Hunt reward system to increase the odds of receiving a Tauforged Archon Shard if not received after a successful hunt. Each player has their own probability per Shard based on their individual Hunt activity.

Each time a specific Tauforged Archon Shard (Amber, Azure, Crimson) is not your reward from completing an Archon Hunt (i.e. you received a regular Amber, Azure, or Crimson Archon Shard), your chance to receive a Tauforged Shard of that variant increases in the next respective Hunt.

The base probability is 20% and increases by 20% (up to 100%) for each Hunt that does not reward that specific Tauforged Shard. The probability resets back to 20% once that Tauforged Shard variant is rewarded. Earning a Tauforged Shard does not alter the probability to receive Tauforged of other variants. The chance % is indicated via the Archon Hunt Navigation panel for the Shard color that is currently available.

Here is an example of how several weeks could play out:
(This is not a reflection of the current/upcoming Archon Hunt rotations)

Week 1: Archon Nira is active with a 20% chance of a Tauforged Amber Shard. Completing the Hunt does not reward Tauforged, your chance increases by 20% to earn a Tauforged Amber Shard the next time Archon Nira is active.

Week 2: Archon Boreal is active with a 20% chance of a Tauforged Azure Shard. Completing the Hunt does not reward Tauforged, your chance increases by 20% to earn a Tauforged Azure Shard for the next time Archon Boreal is active.

Week 3: Archon Amar is active with a 20% chance of a Tauforged Crimson Shard. Completing the Hunt does not reward Tauforged, your chance increases by 20% to earn a Tauforged Crimson Shard for the next time Archon Amar is active.

Week 4: Archon Nira is active with a 40% chance of a Tauforged Amber Shard. Completing the Hunt rewards Tauforged - huzzah! Your chance resets to 20% for the next time Archon Nira is active.

Week 5: Archon Boreal is active with a 40% chance of a Tauforged Azure Shard. Completing the Hunt does not reward Tauforged, your chance increases by 20% to a total of a 60% chance to earn a Tauforged Azure Shard for the next time Archon Boreal is active.

Rinse and repeat!

Tauforged Archon Shards are hotly pursued items, understandably so! We made this change to create a healthy reward cycle and expectation for the players interacting with the Archon Shard system and putting in the effort to play through Archon Hunts. Thank you for your patience while we worked on a solution to improve access to the Tauforged Shards.

General Additions:

Added Archon Shards Filter in the “Sort By” in the Arsenal to sort your Warframes by which have Archon Shards equipped.

Hotfix 32.2.4 (2022-12-07)

  • Added a pop-up warning when attempting to sell a Warframe that has Archon Shards equipped.
    • “This Warframe has X Archon Shards slotted, which will be lost if the Warframe is sold.”
    • If you have accidently sold a Warframe with Archon Shards slotted before this hotfix, you can submit a ticket to www.support.warframe.com to reclaim those lost Archon Shards.

Update 32.2 (2022-11-30)

  • The Helminth Archon Shard management screen now shows the ability stats of the equipped Warframe in Helminth’s seat. Hover over the ability icon to get a better idea of how you want to use your Archon Shards. Selecting an Archon Shard upgrade will reflect in the on-hover stats.
  • Fixed the text in the Helminth Archon Shard screen overlapping in multiple languages.
  • Fixed Archon Shard icons getting cut off in Inbox messages.

Hotfix 32.1.4 (2022-11-09)

  • Fixed the following Crimson Archon Shard upgrades applying to all weapons instead of the intended listed Primary or Secondary weapons:
    • +25% (+37.5%) Primary Status Chance
    • +25% (+37.5%) Secondary Critical Chance

Hotfix 32.0.12 (2022-10-12)

  • Fixed Archon Shard UI in the Arsenal overlapping with longer stat lists.

Hotfix 32.0.3 (2022-09-14)

  • Fixed being able to Subsume a Warframe with Archon Shards, ultimately resulting in losing the Shards.
    • There is now a confirmation screen that pops up upon Subsuming a Warframe that has Archon Shards equipped. If you have lost Archon Shards in the process of Subsuming, please contact support.warframe.com.
  • Fixed Clients losing their HUD after removing an Archon Shard off a Warframe.

Update 32.0 (2022-09-07)

  • Introduced.
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