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.


  • The bonuses to status chance and damage are multiplicative. A weapon with a base status chance of 10% would gain an additional 6%.


  • Useful on Warframes with very high shields such as HildrynIcon272 HildrynFrost PrimeIcon272 Frost Prime and Mag PrimeIcon272 Mag Prime, or those with no shields at all like InarosIcon272 Inaros and NidusIcon272 Nidus as the shield reduction will have little to no effect.

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.