This fiery sword and shield combination perfects the balance of Tenno offense and defense prowess. In the hands of a Master, even a defensive tool like a shield can be used as a weapon.

The Silva & Aegis is a Heat b.png Heat-based sword and shield combo weapon introduced in Update 14.0, and is the first fan-designed weapon from DE's Community Melee Weapons contest to be added in-game. It features a very high blocking ability, allowing the player to shield themselves from enemy attacks more efficiently than most other melee weapons.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 150 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png15,000
Tenno Lab Research ClanAffinity64.png 3,000
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: N/A
Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png5,000.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals Heat b.png Heat damage.




  • Silva & Aegis, compared to Silva & Aegis Prime:
    • Lower base damage (60.0 vs. 71.0)
      • Lower Heat b.png Heat damage (60.0 vs. 71.0)
    • Higher attack speed (1 vs. 0.75)
    • Different polarities (None vs. Madurai Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svg)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (0 vs. 12)
    • Lower blocking percentage (60% vs. 65%)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Pyra Syandana uses Aegis's geometry and textures, albeit moved around and scaled differently.
  • The shield sticks onto the Tenno's arm regardless of equipped status, and when unequipped, the sword is inserted into a sheath behind the Aegis.
  • Upon its release, the Silva and Aegis featured the same amount of stamina consumption as all melee weapons, which spawned negative feedback regarding the shield's usefulness. The weapon has since received a stealth-buff that gave it significantly decreased stamina consumption on blocking. Upon the release of Update 17.0, it no longer requires stamina and instead has a very high damage reduction.
  • This is the first:
    • Sword and Shield class melee weapon introduced into the game.
    • Weapon to be created from the three Community Melee Weapon Contest Winners.
    • Melee weapon in the game to deal pure Heat b.png Heat damage as its primary damage type.
  • On jump attacks, the Silva will emit a ring of flames identical to that created by the Heat.png Heat Sword, HeatDagger.png Heat Dagger and DualHeat.png Dual Heat Swords. Unlike said weapons however, this effect on the Silva is cosmetic only.  
  • Silva & Aegis shield will remain spread out if you utilize Excalibur's Exalted blade while using the melee weapon. The shield will retract if you use Radial Javelin or Radial blind, however the slide radial blind will not retract the shield.  
  • Aegis is presumably named after the Aegis, an artifact (commonly depicted as a shield) used by the Greek goddess Athena, with a carving of a gorgon's head on the front.
    • Silva is likely a reference to player Silverbones, the designer of this weapon.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Due to how thin its shield is the Silva & Aegis will often clip into the arms of the Warframe wielding it. This is purely visual and has no effect on gameplay.

Media[edit | edit source]

Silva & Aegis Skins Edit

See also[edit | edit source]

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