Chromatic Blade is a Warframe Augment Mod for ExcaliburIcon272.png Excalibur's ExaltedBlade130xDark.png Exalted Blade that increases ExaltedBladeWeapon.png Exalted Blade's status chance while changing its damage from physical damage to a primary elemental damage, depending on Excalibur's chosen primary emission color.


Rank Status chance Cost
0 100% 6
1 200% 7
2 250% 8
3 300% 9



  • Chromatic Blade works the same way ChromaIcon272.png Chroma's passive does.
    • White, grey, black, and some faded colors being DmgColdSmall64.png Cold.
    • Blue and purple hues being DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity.
    • Red, magenta, brown, orange and bright yellow hues being DmgFireSmall64.png Heat.
    • Green, lime, teal and dark yellow hues being DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin.
    • Note that players do not need to purchase color palettes to unlock the full potential of this trait.
    • While customizing Excalibur's energy color, Chromatic Blade's active element is displayed in the form of an icon (DmgFireSmall64.png Heat, DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity, DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin, DmgColdSmall64.png Cold). This imgur album can serve as a reference for future color palette purchases.
    • Customizing the secondary emission and the energy colors will have no effect.
  • The elemental damage granted by Chromatic Blade will combine with any elemental damage present on ExaltedBladeWeapon.png Exalted Blade.
  • The status chance increase granted by this augment is multiplicative and is affected by Ability Strength.
    • For example, using a maxed Mod TT 20px.png Intensify, Mod TT 20px.png Drifting Contact, and Chromatic Blade results in:
      Base status chance × [1 + (Chromatic Blade Bonus × (1 + Strength Mods)) + Status Mods] = 0.15 × [1 + (3 × 1.3) + 0.4] = 79.5% status chance
    • To achieve 100% status chance without any status chance mods, Ability Strength must be at least 189%.
  • Physical damage mods will no longer affect Exalted Blade's damage with Chromatic Blade equipped.


  • Although Chromatic Blade removes all Physical Damage, it is still possible to inflict DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact procs through the Cutting Poise combo of Exalted Blade's stance.
  • Due to the large status chance boost this augment gives, it pairs well with Mod TT 20px.png Condition Overload. Furthermore, players can forgo dual status-elemental mods, such as Mod TT 20px.png Volcanic Edge, and use mods that only increase Elemental Damage, like Mod TT 20px.png Molten Impact, to further increase Exalted Blade's total damage.
  • The status chance boost also simplifies creating a Crit-Status hybrid build as status chance mods are no longer necessary.


  • Chromatic Blade is the only one of Excalibur's augments to not feature him with his Immortal Skin and Pendragon Helmet equipped on the mod card.
  • Just like with Chroma, the name of the augment comes from the Greek word Chroma, meaning colour.


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Patch History[]

Hotfix 27.2.2 (2020-03-06)

  • Increased the base Status Chance of Exalted Blade to 15% (from 10%), while also changing the Chromatic Blade Augment to stack in the same manner other Status Mods do. This was missed in the Status changes but is a necessary change now. The following reflects the new Maximum:
    • Chromatic Blade 50% to 300% Status Chance

Update 21.2 (2017-07-26)

  • Fixed Excalibur’s Chromatic Blade Augment not adding Elemental FX to the energy wave.

Update 21.0 (2017-06-29)

  • Fixed Chromatic Blade Augment not applying elemental FX on Exalted Blade’s projectiles.

Update 20.7 (2017-06-07)

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix (2018-06-07)