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 LotusBlack.pngTenno Heat b.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.png5,000.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals Heat b.png Heat damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

Comparisons:

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

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

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64.png
20,000
Gallium64.png
3
AlloyPlate64.png
600
Ferrite64.png
1,200
Forma64.png
1
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 150 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png15,000
Tenno Lab Research ClanAffinity64.png 3,000
Credits64.png
20,000
Gallium64.png
2
Ferrite64.png
500
AlloyPlate64.png
60
PolymerBundle64.png
300
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: N/A
Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • When adding elemental mods for combination, this weapon's Heat b.png Heat element is added last.
  • The Slam Radial Damage always deals Heat b.png Heat damage, even if the innate Heat b.png Heat has been combined into a different element.
    • Due to this, Slam Radial Damage always has a 20% chance to inflict the Heat b.png Heat status effect. This chance is unaffected by status chance mods.
  • It is highly recommended to set Corrosive b.png Corrosive and Blast b.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.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Using the Silva & Aegis with Mod TT 20px.pngFinal Harbinger and Mod TT 20px.pngWeeping Wounds allows players to quickly gather hits for the Combo Counter, rapidly boosting the Silva & Aegis's already high status chance.
  • (Corrupted) Bombard rockets can add up to two stacks, allowing players to collect stacks faster.

Weapon Loadouts[edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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 Gas b.png Gas and Heat b.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, 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 Heat b.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 Heat.png Heat Sword, HeatDagger.png Heat Dagger and DualHeat.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.

Media[edit | edit source]

Silva & Aegis Skins

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 26.0

  • 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

  • Reduced clipping of Silva & Aegis’s blade with the Danaus Sword & Shield Skin equipped.

Update 19.0

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

Update 14.0

  • Introduced.

See Also[edit | edit source]

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