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Progenitor[]

Element Progenitor Warframe*
DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact BaruukIcon272.png BaruukGaussIcon272.png GaussGrendelIcon272.png GrendelRhinoIcon272.png RhinoSevagothIcon272.png SevagothWukongIcon272.png WukongZephyrIcon272.png Zephyr
DmgFireSmall64.png Heat ChromaIcon272.png ChromaEmberIcon272.png EmberInarosIcon272.png InarosNezhaIcon272.png NezhaProteaIcon272.png ProteaVaubanIcon272.png VaubanWispIcon272.png Wisp
DmgColdSmall64.png Cold FrostIcon272.png FrostGaraIcon272.png GaraHildrynIcon272.png HildrynRevenantIcon272.png RevenantTitaniaIcon272.png TitaniaTrinityIcon272.png Trinity
DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity BansheeIcon272.png BansheeCalibanIcon.png CalibanExcaliburIcon272.png ExcaliburGyreIcon272.png GyreLimboIcon272.png LimboNovaIcon272.png NovaValkyrIcon272.png ValkyrVoltIcon272.png Volt
DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin AtlasIcon272.png AtlasIvaraIcon272.png IvaraKhoraIcon272.png KhoraNekrosIcon272.png NekrosNidusIcon272.png NidusOberonIcon272.png OberonSarynIcon272.png Saryn
DmgMagneticSmall64.png Magnetic HarrowIcon272.png HarrowHydroidIcon272.png HydroidLavosIcon272.png LavosMagIcon272.png MagMesaIcon272.png MesaXakuIcon272.png XakuYareliIcon272.png Yareli
DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation AshIcon272.png AshEquinoxIcon272.png EquinoxGarudaIcon272.png GarudaLokiIcon272.png LokiMirageIcon272.png MirageNyxIcon272.png NyxOctaviaIcon272.png Octavia

*Note that the Primed or Umbra version of a Warframe share the same element

Kuva Weapons[]

Main article: Kuva (Variant)

Kuva weapons are a special variant of existing weapons carried by a player's Lich and can be acquired once the Lich is Vanquished. If the player has enough weapon slots, they can claim these weapons from their Foundry, bypassing the supposed Mastery Rank requirement on these weapons. The weapons vary in attributes, dependent on the Lich the player has slain. The Energy Color on the weapon is depicted by what elemental bonus was augmented on the weapon during Lich creation and the progenitor Warframe. All weapons have an equal chance of spawning from a Kuva Lich.[1]

Certain Kuva weapons are unique to Kuva liches, and are not based on existing Grineer weapons:

Mechanics[]

A Kuva variant of a weapon will only provide mastery points once. A second weapon of the same variant but with a different Lich name will not provide extra mastery. These weapons have a max rank of 40. To obtain the maximum rank, the player must polarize the weapon five times, with each Forma increasing the maximum possible rank by 2 (similar to Paracesis.png Paracesis).

The Kuva weapons additionally have bonus damage of one damage type, ranging from 25-60% of the weapon's base damage determined randomly, with lower percentages being more common.[1] The damage type of this bonus damage is determined by the Progenitor Warframe, as per this table.

Note: This additional bonus damage applies as weapon base damage, meaning elemental mods and status that scale from base / modified base damage will be affected.

Valence Fusion[]

Valence Fusion combines two of the same Kuva or Tenet weapons into one with a higher Elemental Bonus. Valence Fusion can be found under the Actions button while modding a weapon. After selecting Valence Fusion, a player is required to choose another of the same Kuva Weapon from the inventory (not in Foundry or with the Kuva Lich) to fuse it with. If the weapon's element bonuses differs, the player will be prompted to choose between the two available elements. The elemental bonus caps at 60%. Any other properties (Orokin Catalyst, Forma, Stance Forma, Exilus Weapon Adapter, or Focus Lens) do not transfer over, meaning the order of fusion is important. Put simply, it is best to equip the weapon with the most resource investment (weapon rank, Catalyst, Forma, and Exilus) and fuse other weapons to it.

Example: KuvaKohm.png Kuva Kohm (A) has 40% DmgFireSmall64.png Heat Damage and an Orokin Catalyst. Kuva Kohm (B) has 52% DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation damage. The player has two options, to fuse (A) with (B) or to fuse (B) with (A).

Since 52% is higher than 40%, the result will always be according to the percentage of (B) and multiplied by 1.1. So 52 x 1.1 = 57.2 , (57%)

Fusing (B) to (A): Equip (A), under Valence Fusion, select (B). The result of this will be a Kuva Kohm with 57% DmgFireSmall64.png Heat or DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation damage and an Orokin Catalyst. (B) will be destroyed.

Fusing (A) to (B): Equip (B), under Valence Fusion, select (A). The result of this will be a Kuva Kohm with 57% DmgFireSmall64.png Heat or DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation damage without an Orokin Catalyst. (A) will be destroyed.

After selecting the donor weapon to be used in the fusion, a confirmation screen displays the desired weapon's new damage type and bonus values and warns that the transfer will consume the selected donor weapon. Players are then prompted to type FUSE to confirm the fusion. Fusion will not affect the rank of a weapon - it will retain its previous rank.

For Weapons and same-tier Armaments, maximum % bonus (60%) can be achieved in the following number of fusions:

(Ex: a Tenet Envoy with a 43% Toxin bonus will need at most 4 Fusions to reach the maximum element bonus of 60%)

Minimum Initial Value Maximum Number of Fusions
54.6% 1
49.6% 2
45.1% 3
41.0% 4
37.3% 5
33.9% 6
30.8% 7
28.0% 8
25.5% 9
25.0% 10


Ephemera[]

Kuva Liches have a 20%[2] chance to be created with an Ephemera equipped that corresponds to the Progenitor Warframe who created them. These Ephemeras can be equipped on CompanionsArchwings, and Necramechs. Players will receive a Lich's Ephemera regardless of whether they Vanquish or Convert them.

Element Ephemera Visuals
DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact

Vengeful Shockwave

VengefulShockwaveEphemera.gif
DmgFireSmall64.png Heat

Vengeful Flame

VengefulFlameEphemera.gif
DmgColdSmall64.png Cold

Vengeful Chill

VengefulChillEphemera.gif
DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity

Vengeful Charge

VengefulChargeEphemera.gif
DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin

Vengeful Toxin

VengefulToxinEphemera.gif
DmgMagneticSmall64.png Magnetic

Vengeful Pull

VengefulPullEphemera.gif
DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation

Vengeful Trickster

VengefulTricksterEphemera.gif

Ally[]

Converted Kuva Liches can randomly appear in missions after the player enters bleedout, fighting alongside the Tenno. The converted Kuva Lich's level follows the formula Lich Rank x 20 (capped at level 80 in normal mode and level 135 in The Steel Path) regardless of mission level, their weapons have a 3x damage multiplier, and will use all of their abilities. They will stay for a minimum of 2 minutes.

Railjack Crew[]

With Intrinsics Command Rank 8, Converted Kuva Liches can be brought aboard Railjacks as Crew members.

Unlike NPC crew members hired from Ticker, the Kuva Lich cannot be given weapons and will default to using their own, cannot operate Railjack systems such as the pilot seat, turrets, and repair, do not have moddable stats, and are restricted to the Defender role. However, their health and shields are significantly higher than NPC crew members, making them built for endurance and quite suited for repelling boarders.

Kuva Liches as crew members follows a different level scaling formula compared to randomly appearing converted Liches: Lich Rank x 15. For example, a Rank 5 Lich will be at level 75 when they are equipped as crew members.

Regalia[]

After the player successfully defeats their first Kuva Lich, the Old Blood Emblem and Old Blood Sigil will both be granted to them automatically as proof of their accomplishment. Both cosmetics can then be equipped on their Warframes as Regalia and depict the logo of Kuva Liches. These items are only granted once.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://www.reddit.com/r/Warframe/comments/dz0tze/kuva_lich_data_weapon_drop_rates_elemental_bonus/
  2. Everett, Megan (2020, February 4). Empyrean: Kuva Lich Changes 27.1.0 + 27.1.0.1. Warframe Forums. Accessed 2022-06-25. Archived from the original on 2022-06-13.
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