Violence wields a Destreza in his right hand, and a single Venka claw on his left hand, which deals Slash damage with an extremely high chance to proc. He can also cast Frost's Ice Wave and Excalibur's Slash Dash. Like the regular Slash Dash, Violence is invincible during the attack, regardless of what other effects are affecting him.
Violence also casts Silence periodically. Instead of the usual effects, this Silence uses the PvP version of the ability, preventing Tenno from casting abilities from within 20 meters of Violence for the duration.
As you play in any Steel Path mission, Acolytes will spawn and attack - defeating the Acolyte grants a guaranteed drop of 2 Steel Essence. Beware! If you get downed by an Acolyte, they'll escape and you won’t receive any Steel Essence!
The Steel Path Acolytes now have received the same Status Effect eligibility treatment that Liches received in Update 27.3 earlier this year. This means we have slightly increased their health (scaled by squad size) as the Status Effect eligibility makes them easier to kill.
Reduced the Melee attack damage on both Misery and Malice to avoid the more reported 1HKOs.
In essence (ha), there is virtually no RNG with Steel Essence anymore. Acolytes will always appear in regular missions (Endlessly in Endless missions.). The time at which they choose to appear may be a bit random, but if you kill mobs, they will come!
Please note, Acolytes won't spawn in Archwing missions on the Steel Path.