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This fiery sword and shield combination perfects the balance of Tenno offense and defense prowess. In the hands of a Master, even a defensive tool like a shield can be used as a weapon.

The Silva & Aegis is a LotusWhite.png Tenno DmgHeatSmall64.png Heat-based sword and shield combo weapon, and is the first fan-designed weapon from DE's Community Melee Weapons contest to be added in-game. The weapon receives bonus critical and status chance when blocking enemy hits.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png 5,000.


This weapon deals DmgHeatSmall64.png Heat damage.





The Silva & Aegis's blueprint can be researched from the Tenno Lab in the dojo.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 150 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png15,000
Tenno Lab ResearchClanAffinity64.png3,000
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: N/A
Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100


  • When adding elemental mods for combination, this weapon's DmgHeatSmall64.png Heat element is added last.
  • The Slam Radial Damage always deals DmgHeatSmall64.png Heat damage, even if the innate DmgHeatSmall64.png Heat has been combined into a different element.
    • Due to this, Slam Radial Damage always has a 20% chance to inflict the DmgHeatSmall64.png Heat status effect. This chance is unaffected by status chance mods.
  • It is highly recommended to set DmgCorrosiveSmall64.png Corrosive and DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast damage on this weapon as this combination is very effective against all factions, besides Corpus due to their Proto Shields, and gives the player immense control over higher level enemies due to the weapon's high status chance.
  • The weapon, like all Sword and Shields, features a very high blocking ability, allowing the player to shield themselves from enemy attacks more efficiently than most other melee weapons.



  • The Pyra Syandana uses Aegis's geometry and textures, albeit moved around and scaled differently.
  • The shield sticks onto the Tenno's arm regardless of equipped status, and when unequipped, the sword is inserted into a sheath behind the Aegis.
  • Because the blade of the Silva itself is made from an additive material, elemental visual effects such as DmgGasSmall64.png Gas and DmgHeatSmall64.png Heat (which are additive particles) are not as visible.
  • When equipped by a Specter, the shield will always be active regardless of their equipped weapon.
  • Upon its release, the Silva and Aegis featured the same amount of stamina consumption as all melee weapons, which spawned negative feedback regarding the shield's usefulness. The weapon has since received a stealth-buff that gave it significantly decreased stamina consumption on blocking. Upon the release of Update 17.0 (2015-07-31), it no longer requires stamina and instead has a very high damage reduction.
  • This is the first:
    • Sword and Shield class melee weapon introduced into the game.
    • Weapon to be created from the three Community Melee Weapon Contest Winners.
    • Melee weapon in the game to deal pure DmgHeatSmall64.png Heat damage as its primary damage type.
  • On jump attacks, the Silva will emit a ring of flames identical to that created by the HeatSword.png Heat Sword, HeatDagger.png Heat Dagger and DualHeatSwords.png Dual Heat Swords. Unlike said weapons however, this effect on the Silva is cosmetic only.
  • Silva & Aegis shield will remain spread out if you utilize Excalibur's Exalted blade while using the melee weapon. The shield will retract if you use Radial Javelin or Radial blind, however the slide radial blind will not retract the shield.
  • Aegis is presumably named after the Aegis, an artefact (commonly depicted as a shield) used by the Greek goddess Athena, with a carving of a gorgon's head on the front.
    • Silva is likely a reference to player Silverbones, the designer of this weapon.


Silva & Aegis Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)

  • Damage increased from 35 to 98.
  • Range increased from 1 to 2.5.
  • Slam Attack increased from 70 to 294.
  • Slide Attack increased from 75 to 98.
  • Parry Angle set to 70.

Update 25.7 (2019-08-29)

  • Fixed sheathed weapons not taking elemental colors when default Energy color are used (Nikana, Silva/Aegis, etc).
  • Reduced clipping of Silva & Aegis’s blade with the Danaus Sword & Shield Skin equipped.

Update 24.6 (2019-04-04)

  • Fixed some of Silva & Aegis' effects being visible when it's holstered/hidden.

Update 23.10 (2018-10-12)

  • Fixed Silva and Aegis custom hoster positioning issues during certain attacks and when capturing targets.
  • Fixed issues with Vauban's Citadel Axe Skin now showing proper open/closed states when browsing. This also fixes a similar problem with the Silva and Aegis.

Update 21.2 (2017-07-26)

  • Fixed Harrow holding a shield (Silva & Aegis, etc) in an ancient style which history has long since forgotten (probably because shields are not useful if you hold them backwards).

Update 21.0 (2017-06-29)

  • Fixed a motion blur error on the Silva and Aegis that would occur after an aerial attack.

Hotfix 20.6.2 (2017-05-30)

  • Silva & Aegis no longer benefits from blocking Elemental attacks, as it was intended to be a function for the Ack & Brunt.

Update 19.0 (2016-11-11)

  • Blocking with the Silva and Aegis increases both Critical and Status Chance by 15% (max 60%) to next attack.

Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 0.1 (2016-07-08)

  • Increased the blocking percentage of Silva and Aegis in Conclave.

Update 17.10 (2015-11-04)

  • Fixed energy colors showing improperly on the Silva & Aegis when previewing the weapon in the Arsenal.

Hotfix 17.8.1 (2015-10-22)

  • Fixed the Silva and Aegis not being able to do a slide attack with the Final Harbinger Stance equipped.

Update 17.2.4 (2015-08-26)

  • The Silva and Aegis is now available for us in PvP!

Hotfix 16.9.2 (2015-06-19)

  • Fixed an issue where the Aegis (from Silva and Aegis) would not collapse when holstered.

Hotfix 15.7.2 (2014-12-19)

Update 14.8 (2014-09-24)

  • Fixed issue with the Kronen and Silva & Aegis both not having a proper wall attack.

Update 14.5 (2014-08-28)

  • Fixed Dendra armor colour not updating until you leave the attachments part of the Arsenal. This should also fix Ember’s FX, Nova’s helmets, Frost’s jets, Ember Prime’s flaming Mohawk, and the Silva & Aegis.
  • Fixed Silva & Aegis Codex Diorama not having proper fire effects.

Hotfix 14.0.9 (2014-07-26)

  • Added new animations for Silva & Aegis idles.

Hotfix 14.0.1 (2014-07-18)

  • Altered the visual effects on the Silva & Aegis after casting an Ability.
  • Fixed incorrect polarity on Silva and Aegis Stance Mod, “Eleventh Storm”.

Update 14.0 (2014-07-18)

  • Introduced.

See Also[]