Vigorous Swap is a Warframe mod that grants increased damage upon switching weapons for 3 seconds and increased holster speed.


Rank Damage Bonus Holster Speed Bonus Cost
0 +15% +15% 2
1 +30% +20% 3
2 +45% +25% 4
3 +60% +30% 5
4 +75% +35% 6
5 +90% +40% 7
6 +105% +50% 8
7 +120% +60% 9
8 +135% +70% 10
9 +150% +85% 11
10 +165% +100% 12


Obtainable from the Arbitrations vendor in the Arbiters of Hexis room in Relays for 20 VitusEssence.png Vitus Essence.


  • Vigorous Swap stacks additively with damage mods such as Mod TT 20px.png Serration and Mod TT 20px.png Hornet Strike.
  • Does not apply to melee weapons or exalted melee weapons like ExaltedBlade130xDark.png Exalted Blade.
  • If a weapon is swapped while a Vigorous Swap buff is currently active, it will refresh the duration of Vigorous Swap.
  • Buff is normally applied at the end of the weapon-swapping animation.
    • Using the "quick melee" key while a ranged weapon is active will trigger Vigorous Swap. However, there will be a delay of about 3 seconds. Similarly, a buff will be applied during melee strikes if you press the aim key for a ranged weapon, but it will also be delayed.
    • Slam attacks while a ranged weapon is equipped will also trigger a delayed buff.
    • Archwing weapons can trigger Vigorous Swap normally, and will receive the buff after the lengthy swapping animation. Archgun equipping animation does not seem to be affected by holster speed.
  • Applies to many abilities.
  • Mesa's Peacemakers cannot trigger Vigorous Swap, but they can benefit from the buff. When swapping from Peacemaker to other weapons, Vigorous Swap is triggered.
    • Entering Titania's Razorwing however triggers the buff, but switching Dex Pixia and Diwata does not.


  • Use Vigorous Swap with the Synth mod set so that your weapon reloads while it is holstered, thus removing downtime between weapon swaps by needing to reload. Similar effects from the Conclave mods Mod TT 20px.png Tactical Reload, Mod TT 20px.png Lock and Load, or Mod TT 20px.png Eject Magazine can be used to replace or stack with the passive reloading of the Synth mods.


  • Vigorous Swap buff is not deactivated by Ability weapons and even affects any non-melee Ability weapon.


Patch History[]

Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)

  • Moved from Arbitration Rotations to the Arbitration Honors.

Hotfix 25.2.3 (2019-06-25)

  • Fixed Vigorous Swap sometimes ceasing to function if Gear tools are used.

Hotfix 23.10.5 (2018-10-18)

  • Vigorous Swap will now deactivate when an Ability weapon is active (Mesa’s Peacemaker, Valkyr’s Hysteria, etc).

Update 23.10 (2018-10-12)

  • Introduced.

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