A crushing, killing, rocket-powered stab-hammer. Grineer, naturally.

The Kuva Shildeg is a Grineer warpick-like hammer wielded by Kuva Liches.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Puncture b.svg Puncture damage.

Advantages:

  • Comes with a variable innate damage type, which can be Impact b.svg Impact, Heat b.png Heat, Cold b.png Cold, Electricity b.png Electricity, Toxin b.png Toxin, Magnetic b.png Magnetic, or Radiation b.png Radiation damage (based on the Kuva Lich's progenitor Warframe), which increases the listed base damage of the weapon by 25%-60%.
  • Counting the variable innate damage component: Average to second highest base damage of all hammers, after CrpHammer.png Arca Titron.
    • High Puncture b.svg Puncture and Impact b.svg Impact damage – effective against armor and shields.
      • Potentially heightened Impact b.svg Impact damage – increased effectiveness against shields.
    • Potentially high elemental damage – effective against one or more health/armor types, depending on the element in question.
  • Very high critical chance.
  • Highest critical multiplier of all hammers.
  • Very high status chance.
  • Possesses momentum during regular swings, which resists interruption such as stagger or knockdown.
  • Stance slot has Madurai Pol.svg polarity, matches Mod TT 20px.pngCrushing Ruin.
  • Innate Madurai Pol.svg polarity.
  • Polarizing the weapon increases its max rank by 2, capping at rank 40 after 5 polarizations, granting the weapon additional mod capacity.

Disadvantages:

  • Not counting the variable innate damage component: Second lowest base damage of all hammers, after DEFragor.png Fragor/GrnJetPwrPolearm.png Jat Kittag.
  • Below average attack speed.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

The Kuva Shildeg is obtained by vanquishing a Kuva Lich who generated with one equipped. After the Lich is vanquished it will be in the player's Foundry ready to claim.

While the weapon itself is not tradeable, a converted Kuva Lich generated with the weapon can be traded to another player. The trade is performed inside a Clan Dojo's Crimson Branch room, and the recipient must not have any active Lich. Once traded, the recipient must fight and vanquish the Lich to claim its weapon.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Unlike most other melee weapons, the Kuva Shildeg's Slam Radial Damage does not proc Impact b.svg Impact, despite dealing Impact b.svg Impact damage. It instead knocks enemies down and subsequent Slams ragdoll and throw enemies straight into the air.
    • Unlike all other melee weapons, the Kuva Shildeg's Slam Radial Damage is not comprised of a single damage type, instead dealing the Base Damage as Impact b.svg Impact with the Kuva bonus dealing its appropriate damage type.
  • The weapon will have a prefix of the name of the Kuva Lich it was acquired from (e.g. Odizrigg Agekk Kuva Shildeg).
  • Kuva Shildeg will illuminate the player's surroundings with a color that corresponds to its innate elemental bonus, which is not affected by emissive and energy customization colors.
  • As with all Kuva weapons, the player does not have to meet the Mastery Rank displayed to obtain this weapon. It can simply be claimed from the foundry after the Kuva Lich carrying it has been vanquished.
  • The weapon's max rank caps at 40 after 5 polarizations (max rank increases by 2 per Forma added).
    • Additional polarizations can be added when the weapon reaches its new max rank at that polarization level.
    • Each additional rank also gives Mastery Rank Experience, giving 4,000 points in total.
    • Mod capacity scales with the additional ranks, and can reach a total of 80 at rank 40 with an Orokin Catalyst installed.
      • Without an Orokin Catalyst, the max is 40. Combined with the five polarized mod slots required to reach that point, an Orokin Catalyst might not be required to finish modding the Kuva Shildeg.
      • After polarizing a weapon, any additional mod capacity above 30 (60 with an Orokin Catalyst) will not take effect until the weapon's rank reaches 31 and above.
  • Comes with an additional bonus damage stat, dependent on the Warframe that summoned the Lich.
Element Progenitor Warframe*
Impact b.svg Impact BaruukIcon272.png BaruukGaussIcon272.png GaussGrendelIcon272.png GrendelRhinoIcon272.png RhinoWukongIcon272.png WukongZephyrIcon272.png Zephyr
Heat b.png Heat ChromaIcon272.png ChromaEmberIcon272.png EmberInarosIcon272.png InarosNezhaIcon272.png NezhaProteaIcon272.png ProteaVaubanIcon272.png VaubanWispIcon272.png Wisp
Cold b.png Cold FrostIcon272.png FrostGaraIcon272.png GaraHildrynIcon272.png HildrynRevenantIcon272.png RevenantTitaniaIcon272.png TitaniaTrinityIcon272.png Trinity
Electricity b.png Electricity BansheeIcon272.png BansheeExcaliburIcon272.png ExcaliburLimboIcon272.png LimboNovaIcon272.png NovaValkyrIcon272.png ValkyrVoltIcon272.png Volt
Toxin b.png Toxin AtlasIcon272.png AtlasIvaraIcon272.png IvaraKhoraIcon272.png KhoraNekrosIcon272.png NekrosNidusIcon272.png NidusOberonIcon272.png OberonSarynIcon272.png Saryn
Magnetic b.png Magnetic HarrowIcon272.png HarrowHydroidIcon272.png HydroidLavosIcon272.png LavosMagIcon272.png MagMesaIcon272.png MesaXakuIcon272.png Xaku
Radiation b.png Radiation AshIcon272.png AshEquinoxIcon272.png EquinoxGarudaIcon272.png GarudaLokiIcon272.png LokiMirageIcon272.png MirageNyxIcon272.png NyxOctaviaIcon272.png Octavia

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


Tips[edit | edit source]

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Despite the UI stating that Slam Radial Damage is unaffected by the Kuva damage bonus, it is in fact increased by it.
  • The default holster style is Staff Standard Holster, resulting Kuva Shildeg being held in your warframe's right hand until changed to a Heavy Weapon holster.

Media[edit | edit source]

 


Kuva Shildeg Skins Edit

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 28.3

  • Fixed some two-handed Melee weapons (i.e. Kuva Shildeg) sticking to your hand no matter what you’re doing.

Update 26.0

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 26.0

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