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 DmgPunctureSmall64.pngPuncture damage.

Advantages:

  • Comes with a variable innate damage type, which can be DmgImpactSmall64.pngImpact, DmgFireSmall64.pngHeat, DmgColdSmall64.pngCold, DmgElectricitySmall64.pngElectricity, DmgToxinSmall64.pngToxin, DmgMagneticSmall64.pngMagnetic, or DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation 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.pngArca Titron.
    • High DmgPunctureSmall64.pngPuncture and DmgImpactSmall64.pngImpact damage – effective against armor and shields.
      • Potentially heightened DmgImpactSmall64.pngImpact 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.
  • Stance slot has V polarity, matches Mod TT 20px.pngCrushing Ruin.
  • Innate V 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.pngFragor/GrnJetPwrPolearm.pngJat 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 DmgImpactSmall64.pngImpact, despite dealing DmgImpactSmall64.pngImpact 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 DmgImpactSmall64.pngImpact 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*
DmgImpactSmall64.pngImpact BaruukIcon272.pngBaruukGaussIcon272.pngGaussGrendelIcon272.pngGrendelRhinoIcon272.pngRhinoSevagothIcon272.pngSevagothWukongIcon272.pngWukongZephyrIcon272.pngZephyr
DmgFireSmall64.pngHeat ChromaIcon272.pngChromaEmberIcon272.pngEmberInarosIcon272.pngInarosNezhaIcon272.pngNezhaProteaIcon272.pngProteaVaubanIcon272.pngVaubanWispIcon272.pngWisp
DmgColdSmall64.pngCold FrostIcon272.pngFrostGaraIcon272.pngGaraHildrynIcon272.pngHildrynRevenantIcon272.pngRevenantTitaniaIcon272.pngTitaniaTrinityIcon272.pngTrinity
DmgElectricitySmall64.pngElectricity BansheeIcon272.pngBansheeExcaliburIcon272.pngExcaliburLimboIcon272.pngLimboNovaIcon272.pngNovaValkyrIcon272.pngValkyrVoltIcon272.pngVolt
DmgToxinSmall64.pngToxin AtlasIcon272.pngAtlasIvaraIcon272.pngIvaraKhoraIcon272.pngKhoraNekrosIcon272.pngNekrosNidusIcon272.pngNidusOberonIcon272.pngOberonSarynIcon272.pngSaryn
DmgMagneticSmall64.pngMagnetic HarrowIcon272.pngHarrowHydroidIcon272.pngHydroidLavosIcon272.pngLavosMagIcon272.pngMagMesaIcon272.pngMesaXakuIcon272.pngXaku
DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation AshIcon272.pngAshEquinoxIcon272.pngEquinoxGarudaIcon272.pngGarudaLokiIcon272.pngLokiMirageIcon272.pngMirageNyxIcon272.pngNyxOctaviaIcon272.pngOctavia

*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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