Shattering Impact is a melee mod that permanently reduces an enemy's base armor by 1 per rank upon dealing Impact b.svg Impact damage with a melee weapon.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Rank Armor Reduction Cost
0 +1 4
1 +2 5
2 +3 6
3 +4 7
4 +5 8
5 +6 9

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Due to the nature of in-game damage calculation and quantization, a few melee weapons are unable to gain the effects of Shattering Impact even though they have a non-zero value of Impact b.svg Impact damage:
  • Shattering Impact takes effect on every melee hit from weapons with any Impact damage. It has no effect if the melee weapon's Impact damage is zero. Note that it is not necessary to proc the Impact b.svg Impact status effect to trigger the armor reduction.
  • The amount of armor reduction per hit is a flat, constant value, independent of the amount of Impact b.svg Impact damage inflicted. Since the reduction is applied to the target's base armor, for a given enemy type it will always take the same number of hits to completely drain the enemy's armor, regardless of its level.
  • Compared to Corrosive b.png Corrosive statuses, Shattering Impact has the ability to reduce a target's armor to 0 instead of just by 80%. Corrosive, however, only needs 10 procs to achieve this, while Shattering Impact may require a substantially higher amount of hits for the same effect on enemies with high base armor.
  • Shattering Impact is able to affect status immune enemies, such as bosses.
  • As of Hotfix 18.1.4 Shattering Impact doesn't reduce enemy armor when used with the charge attacks of thrown weapons. The charge attack from a Blade and Whip type weapon will however reduce enemy armor.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The mod is most useful against enemies with low amounts of base armor, and at high enemy levels.
  • ValkyrIcon272.png Valkyr, VoltIcon272.png Volt and GaussIcon272.png Gauss, with proper mods, can deplete even high base armor in a short time using Warcry130xDark.png Warcry, Speed130xDark.png Speed and Redline130xDark.png Redline, and a stance with multi-hit combos.
  • The mod is most useful on melee weapons with high attack speed, and on stances which involve applying multiple discrete instances of damage on the same keystroke. Due to its demand for high attack speed, this mod has good synergy with Mod TT 20px.pngFury, Mod TT 20px.pngBerserker and Mod TT 20px.pngGladiator Vice on weapons with decent amounts of base critical hit chances, and by extension with Mod TT 20px.pngTrue Steel or Mod TT 20px.pngBlood Rush, as they both facilitate the build-up and maintenance of the Berserker bonus.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • This mod does not have a description in the Polish Warframe Client.
  • Very often the armor reduction from Shattering Impact appears to only be able to be applied by the host as the health bar remains yellow for the clients. However, the actual effects from the armor stripping are applicable for the whole squad.

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Hotfix 17.0.5

  • Altered the text of the Shattering Impact Mod to be in line with the other parkour Mods.
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