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Exalted Blade
Summon a sword of pure light and immense power.

Energy Drain: 2.5/s

Strength:100 / 125 / 200 / 250 (normal)
Duration:6 s (blind duration)
Range:5 m (blind radius)
Misc:15 m/s (wave speed)
40 m (wave range)

  • Excalibur draws an ethereal Skana and wields it as his melee weapon.
  • Normal, slide, and aerial attacks will emit an energy wave in the direction of aim. Energy waves fly at a constant speed of 15 m/s until they dissipate at a maximum distance of 40 meters.
    • The energy waves and Exalted Blade itself are considered separate entities and will both deal damage separately.
    • Energy waves will punch through and hit enemies and terrain regardless of thickness up to their maximum range.
    • Wave damage falls off with distance.
    • Wave range, damage fall off, and flight speed are not affected by mods.
    • Enemies hit by the waves will be staggered.

  • Excalibur will auto-block any frontal attacks while Exalted Blade is active, even while attacking or performing other actions.
    • Damage reduction is not affected by Ability Strength.
    • Exalted Blade's auto-block can parry enemy attacks if channeling.
  • Excalibur is unable to use any other weapon or equipped gear (e.g. Scanners, Fishing Spears) while Exalted Blade is active, but can use all other abilities.
  • Exalted Blade is affected by and can trigger Warframe Arcanes.
  • Can be cast while moving or sprinting without interruption.
  • While the arsenal states that Exalted Blade deals 250 damage and has an attack speed of 0.833, the actual stats are 275 damage and 0.917 attack speed due to Excalibur's Swordsmanship passive.

  • Slash Dash will receive a +10% bonus to its base damage from Excalibur's Swordsmanship passive and each hit will release an energy wave when Exalted Blade is active.
    • Energy waves behave identically to those of Exalted Blade.
      • The energy waves and Exalted Blade are considered separate entities and will deal damage separately.
    • Waves will hit both the targeted enemy and all enemies behind it.
    • Waves are affected by mods on both the equipped melee weapon and on Exalted Blade (Weapon).
    • The energy waves are able to deal critical hits and status effects.
      • Critical and status performances are affected by equipped critical chance and damage mods, status chance mods, and Chromatic Blade.
    • Channeling will only affect the wave's damage and not Slash Dash's.

  • Lancing Justice
  • Virtuous Slash
  • Cutting Poise
  • Equal Laceration
Exalted Blade is a unique Stance exclusive to Exalted Blade that can only be acquired and used by activating Excalibur's fourth ability, Exalted Blade. This Stance overrides the Stance on any currently equipped melee weapon for as long as Exalted Blade remains active.


Combo Name Button Combination
Lancing Justice BlackBasex64BlackBasex64BlackBasex64BlackBasex64
Virtuous Slash* BlackBasex64BlackBasex64BlackPausex64BlackBasex64110%BlackBasex64BlackBasex64BlackBasex64150%
Cutting Poise* BlackBasex64BlackBasex64BlackBlockx64+  BlackBasex64110%BlackBasex64110%BlackBasex64125%PurpleBasex64Impact bPurpleBasex64Impact b
Equal Laceration* BlackBasex64BlackChargex64BlackBasex64BlackBasex64200%BlackBasex64200%
Charge Attack  BlackBasex64BlackChargex64

Judged Severance Slide + BlueBasex64

Tranquil Strike In Air + RedBasex64

Weightless Steel Wall Dash + BlackBasex64

Death's Mark Knockdowned Enemy + BlackBasex64400%
BlueBasex64 360° Attack  RedBasex64 Slam Attack  PurpleBasex64 Proc

 Melee Attacks

BlackBasex64   Melee  
BlackBlockx64   Block  
BlackUpx64   Direction (Up)  
BlackChargex64 Hold  
BlackPausex64   Pause  

 Multipliers and Hits

BlackBasex64200%   Attack does double damage  
BlackBasex642x   Attack hits twice  

 Exclusive Procs

Knockdown b   Knockdown  
Ragdoll b   Ragdoll  
Finisher b   Ground Finisher  

Combo Name Button Combination
Lancing Justice EEEE
Virtuous Slash* EE  Pause E110%EEE150%
Cutting Poise* EERMB +E110%E110%E125%EImpact bEImpact b
Equal Laceration* E  HoldEE200%E200%
Judged Severance Slide + E
Tranquil Strike In Air + E
Weightless Steel Wall Dash + E
Death's Mark Knockdowned Enemy + E400%
Normal    All Targets    Slam/Ragdoll    Proc
  • PS4:     E  = Combops4circle   RMB  = R2
  • XBOX:  E  = B    RMB  = RTrigger


  • The stance will be ranked up as the ability is ranked up as well; some combos won't be accessible until the ability has been completely ranked up.
  • The two last hits in Equal Laceration will ragdoll any enemies hit.
  • Weightless Steel and Death's Mark, despite being featured on all Swords, are the only attacks that don't feature the Exalted Blade's waves.
    • Weightless Steel, however does ragdoll any victim that survived the attack.
    • The Directional Melee attack does feature the Exalted Blade's waves.

Chromatic Blade is a Warframe Augment Mod for Excalibur that increases Exalted Blade's status chance while changing its damage from physical damage to a primary elemental damage, depending on Excalibur's chosen energy color.

==Stats==Chromatic Blade


  • Chromatic Blade works the same way Chroma's passive does;
    • White, grey, black, and some faded colors being Cold b Cold;
    • Blue and purple hues being Electricity b Electric;
    • Red, magenta, brown, orange and bright yellow hues being Heat b Heat;
    • Green, lime, teal and dark yellow hues being Toxin b Toxin.
    • Note that players do not need to purchase color palettes to unlock the full potential of this trait.
    • While customizing Excalibur's energy color, Chromatic Blade's active element is displayed in the form of an icon (Heat b, Electricity b, Toxin b, Cold b). This imgur album can serve as a reference for future color palette purchases.
  • The elemental damage granted by Chromatic Blade will combine with any elemental damage present on the player's melee weapon.
  • The status chance increase granted by this augment is additive and is affected by Ability Strength.
    • For example, using a maxed Mod TT 20pxIntensify, Mod TT 20pxDrifting Contact, and Chromatic Blade results in:
      (Base Status Chance + Chromatic Blade Bonus × (1 + Strength Mods)) × (1 + Status Mods) = (0.1 + (0.5 × 1.3)) × 1.4 = 105% Status Chance
    • To achieve 100% status chance without any status chance mods, Ability Strength must be at least 180%.

Tips & Tricks

  • Due to Exalted Blade's waves being able to unlimitedly punch through up to its maximum range, Exalted Blade is well suited to taking out hordes of enemies, especially if they are huddled together.
    • Furthermore, Exalted Blade can be used to deal with enemies while in cover without requiring punch through mods.
  • The innate slide attack blind provides a cheaper alternative to Radial Blind, albeit with greatly reduced duration and range.
    • Allows players to blind enemies and quickly deal with them without being delayed by finisher animations.
  • Exalted Blade's ability to automatically block gives players a slight boost in terms of survivability.
  • Combined with Mag's Magnetize, the sword waves can be redirected to hit the enemies inside multiple times until its maximum range can be reached.
  • Crouching will allow the use of all Exalted Blade attacks while remaining entirely stationary.
  • Note that it's not possible to (re-)add an Umbra Pol polarity to a mod slot, so it's advised not to polarize the pre-existing ones on Exalted Umbra Blade.

  • Using Block Toggle can allow one to reliably and consistently use Cutting Poise.

  • Although Chromatic Blade removes all physical damage, it is still possible to inflict Impact b Impact procs through the Cutting Poise combo.
  • Due to the large status chance boost this augment gives, it pairs well with Mod TT 20pxCondition Overload. Furthermore, players can forgo dual status-elemental mods, such as Mod TT 20pxVolcanic Edge, and use mods that only increase Elemental Damage, like Mod TT 20pxMolten Impact, to further increase Exalted Blade's total damage.
  • The Status Chance boost also simplifies creating a Crit-Status hybrid build as status chance mods are no longer necessary.

Maximization is a form of specialization: mods may be blended to result in values that vary between the top-end limits listed here. Click any maximized link in the collapsible menu to learn how to build it.

  • Maximized Ability Duration increases blind duration to 18.36 seconds and reduces channeling cost to 0.89 energy per second.
    • Reduces blind range to 1.7 meters.
  • Maximized Ability Efficiency'reduces activation cost to 6.25 energy and channeling cost to 0.63 energy per second.
    • Reduces blind duration to 2.4 seconds.
  • Maximized Ability Range increases blind range to 14 meters.
    • Reduces damage to 100.
  • Maximized Ability Strength increases damage to 932.5.
    • Without Mod TT 20pxEnergy Conversion, increases damage to 807.5.
    • Increases activation cost to 38.75 energy and channeling cost to 4.38 energy per second.
    • Reduces blind duration to 4.35 seconds.

  • Maximized Ability Range reduces bonus status chance to 20%.
  • Maximized Ability Strength increases bonus status chance to 90%.
    • Without Energy Conversion, increases bonus status chance to 90%.

  • Using this ability during an "Unarmed" bug results in Exalted Blade having the same stats as your Melee Weapon, and sometimes will perform your Melee Weapon's Unsheathed attacks without the Waves.
  • Energy Leech Eximus does not increase the energy drain of Exalted Blade while active.
  • If Excalibur enters Bleedout state while Exalted Blade is active, Excalibur will use his melee and sometimes primary weapon rather than his secondary.
  • Equipping Mod TT 20pxReflex Guard can make Excalibur sporadically not take damage if Exalted Blade auto-blocks damage.

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