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Exalted Blade
Summon a sword of pure light and immense power.

Energy Drain: 2.5 s-1

Strength:100 / 125 / 200 / 250 (damage)
Duration:6 s (blind duration)
Range:5 m (blind radius)
Misc:15 m/s (wave speed)
40 m (wave range)

  • Excalibur draws an ethereal Skana, the Exalted Blade, and wields it as his melee Exalted Weapon. Normal attacks inflict 100 / 125 / 200 / 250 damage within 2 meters.
  • Normal, slide, and aerial attacks will emit an energy wave in the direction of aim. Energy waves have the same base damage as the attacks that release them and fly at a constant speed of 15 m/s until they dissipate at a maximum distance of 40 meters.
    • The energy waves and Exalted Blade itself are considered separate entities and will both deal damage separately.
    • Energy waves will punch through and hit enemies and terrain regardless of thickness up to their maximum range.
    • Wave damage falls off with distance.
    • Wave range, damage fall off, and flight speed are not affected by mods.
    • Enemies hit by the waves will suffer a stagger.
  • Attacks and energy waves have a 200% critical multiplier with a 15% critical chance and a 10% status chance.
  • Damage is affected by Ability Strength, the Melee Combo Counter, most mods, and buffs.
  • Exalted Blade consumes 2.5 energy per second while active and will remain active until Excalibur's energy is depleted, or the ability is deactivated by pressing the ability key again.
  • Excalibur will auto-block any frontal attacks while Exalted Blade is active. Exalted Blade will also continue to block 60% of the frontal damage even while attacking or performing other actions.
    • Damage reduction is not affected by mods.
    • Exalted Blade's auto-block can parry enemy attacks if channeling.
  • Exalted Blade is affected by and can trigger Warframe and Exodia Arcanes.
  • While active, Exalted Blade will use an exclusive stance with its own set of combo attacks.
  • Slash Dash will receive a +10% bonus to its base damage from Excalibur's Swordsmanship passive and each hit will release an energy wave when Exalted Blade is active.
    • Slash Dash hits add to Exalted Blade's Melee Combo Counter.
    • Energy waves behave identically to those of Exalted Blade.
      • The energy waves and Exalted Blade are considered separate entities and will deal damage separately.
    • Waves will hit both the targeted enemy and all enemies behind it.
    • Waves are affected by mods on both the equipped melee weapon and on Exalted Blade (Weapon).
    • The energy waves are able to deal critical hits and status effects.
      • Critical and status performances are affected by equipped critical chance and damage mods, status chance mods, and Chromatic Blade.
    • Channeling will only affect the wave's damage and not Slash Dash's damage.
  • Can be cast while moving or sprinting without interruption.
  • While active, Exalted Blade is the only weapon Excalibur can use. However, his other abilities can still be cast normally.

Main article: Exalted Blade (Weapon)

Exalted Blade is Excalibur, Excalibur Prime, and Excalibur Umbra's signature Exalted Weapon, which can only be used upon activating the ability of the same name. The weapon exclusively uses the Exalted Blade stance.

Main article: Exalted Blade (Stance)

Exalted Blade is a unique Stance exclusive to Exalted Blade (Weapon) that can only be acquired and used by activating Excalibur's fourth ability, Exalted Blade. This Stance overrides the Stance on any currently equipped melee weapon for as long as Exalted Blade remains active.


Combo Name Button Combination
Lancing Justice BlackBasex64BlackBasex64BlackBasex64BlackBasex64
Virtuous Slash* BlackBasex64BlackBasex64BlackPausex64BlackBasex64110%BlackBasex64BlackBasex64BlackBasex64150%
Cutting Poise* BlackBasex64BlackBasex64BlackBlockx64+  BlackBasex64110%BlackBasex64110%BlackBasex64125%PurpleBasex64Impact bPurpleBasex64Impact b
Equal Laceration* BlackBasex64BlackChargex64BlackBasex64BlackBasex64200%BlackBasex64200%
Charge Attack  BlackBasex64BlackChargex64

Judged Severance Slide + BlueBasex64

Tranquil Strike In Air + RedBasex64

Weightless Steel Wall Dash + BlackBasex64

Death's Mark Knockdowned Enemy + BlackBasex64400%
BlueBasex64 360° Attack  RedBasex64 Slam Attack  PurpleBasex64 Proc

 Melee Attacks

BlackBasex64   Melee  
BlackBlockx64   Block  
BlackUpx64   Direction (Up)  
BlackChargex64 Hold  
BlackPausex64   Pause  

 Multipliers and Hits

BlackBasex64200%   Attack does double damage  
BlackBasex642x   Attack hits twice  

 Exclusive Procs

Knockdown b   Knockdown  
Ragdoll b   Ragdoll  
Finisher b   Ground Finisher  

Combo Name Button Combination
Lancing Justice EEEE
Virtuous Slash* EE  Pause E110%EEE150%
Cutting Poise* EERMB +E110%E110%E125%EImpact bEImpact b
Equal Laceration* E  HoldEE200%E200%
Judged Severance Slide + E
Tranquil Strike In Air + E
Weightless Steel Wall Dash + E
Death's Mark Knockdowned Enemy + E400%
Normal    All Targets    Slam/Ragdoll    Proc
  • PS4:     E  = Combops4circle   RMB  = R2
  • XBOX:  E  = B    RMB  = RTrigger

Main article: Chromatic Blade

Chromatic Blade is a Warframe Augment Mod for Excalibur's Exalted Blade that increases Exalted Blade (Weapon)'s status chance while changing its damage from physical damage to a primary elemental damage, depending on Excalibur's chosen energy color.

Rank Status chance Cost
0 25% 6
1 30% 7
2 40% 8
3 50% 9

Tips & Tricks
  • Due to Exalted Blade's waves being able to unlimitedly punch through up to its maximum range, Exalted Blade is well suited to taking out hordes of enemies, especially if they are huddled together.
    • Furthermore, Exalted Blade can be used to deal with enemies while in cover without requiring Punch Through mods.
  • The innate slide attack blind provides a cheaper alternative to Radial Blind, albeit with greatly reduced duration and range.
    • Allows players to blind enemies and quickly deal with them without being delayed by finisher animations.
  • Exalted Blade's ability to automatically block gives players a slight boost in terms of survivability.
  • Combined with Mag's Magnetize, the sword waves can be redirected to hit the enemies inside multiple times until its maximum range can be reached.
  • Crouching will allow the use of all Exalted Blade attacks while remaining entirely stationary; this can be extremely useful during boss fights, defense missions, survival, etc.


Maximization is a form of specialization: mods may be blended to result in values that vary between the top-end limits listed here. Click any maximized link to learn how to build it.

  • Using this ability during an "Unarmed" bug will result in Exalted Blade having the same stats as your Melee Weapon, and sometimes will perform your Melee Weapon's Unsheathed attacks without the Waves.
  • Energy Leech Eximus does not increase the energy drain of Exalted Blade while active.
  • If Excalibur enters Bleedout state while Exalted Blade is active, Excalibur will use his melee and sometimes primary weapon rather than his secondary.
  • Equipping Reflex Guard can make Excalibur sporadically not take damage if Exalted Blade auto-blocks damage.

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