Like the Heat Dagger, the Sheev will inflict Heat proc on surrounding enemies on its jump attack. This proc does not change even if additional elemental mods are equipped on the weapon.
When equipped without a Stance mod, the Sheev adds a 4th lunging stab on its normal attack combo that propels the warframe a good distance forward, which is useful for catching up to moving enemies. It also has a 100% chance of inflicting Slash bleed proc. This effect is lost if one uses the Pointed Wind stance, which replaces the lunge with a sweeping slash.
If the lunge lands behind an unalerted enemy, a stealth attack will be performed instead.
Though finisher attacks are quite slow, they deal damage in a small area in front you, dealing finisher damage to nearby enemies
The weapon's name is likely derived from shiv, a slang term referring to improvised blade weapons, most commonly used as knives or daggers.
Interestingly, the Sheev's blade shape is based on some combat knife designs, justifying it's Codex entry's description.
While the Sheev shares the same jump attack properties as the Heat Dagger, the former does not have the latter's circle of flame visual effect.
Due to the fact that this is neither a [[::Category:Wraith|Wraith]] or [[::Category:Vandal|Vandal]], it is possible that this weapon might be re-released in near future after the event, like the Brakk and Detron from The Gradivus Dilemma.
The glowing 'plasma" at the end of the weapon pulses. This 'plasma' appears similar to the 'plasma' at the edges of Grineer cleavers and machetes.