Empowered Blades is an aura mod that increases status chance and status damage (where applicable) of charged melee attacks, at the cost of draining a portion of shields per hit.


Rank Status chance/Damage bonus Shield Drain per hit Cost *
0 +10% 15 -2
1 +20% 30 -3
2 +30% 45 -4
3 +40% 60 -5
4 +50% 75 -6
5 +60% 90 -7

* Aura mods increase the amount of Mod Capacity


Empowered Blades is dropped by the Feyarch Specter, available upon anointing a Silver Grove shrine with the Sunrise Apothic.


  • Status damage will only apply to Toxin b Toxin, Gas b Gas, Heat b Heat, and Slash b Slash procs.
  • This Aura does not affect the SundialAxe Zenistar disc.
    • The buff can only affect one of your melee weapons at a time, decided at the start of the mission. Besides making testing in the Simulacrum inconvenient, this means that Exalted Weapons won't normally benefit. Entering the mission without a melee weapon equipped will solve the latter.
  • The bonuses to status chance and damage are additive with existing status. A weapon with a base status chance of 10% would gain an additional 6%.


Patch HistoryEdit

Hotfix: The Silver Grove 4
  • Fixed new Aura mods being untradable.

Hotfix: The Silver Grove 2

  • Fixed The Silver Grove new Aura rewards missing from the Codex.

Update: The Silver Grove

  • Introduced via The Silver Grove quest.
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