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Arcane Primary Charger and Blade Charger


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Not sure where this should go, since there isn't a mod/arcane subforum, so figured Warframe subforum because it's a warframe arcane.

In general, these are considered fairly underwhelming for Arcanes.

Their proc consistency isn't that high, and the window to actually gain the benefit is pretty short. The big issue is, it might take you a whole pack of enemies just to get the proc, and which point, you're burning bonus duration while hunting for the next pack of enemies. There's also the fact that you are restricted on using your Primary weapon with the melee, which can lead to some awkwardness if you have to/want to use your Secondary for any reason. 

The buff to these would be mostly in QoL use:

  • Either change the Trigger for the Arcanes to 3 kills in quick succession with the appropriate weapon type (so no rng on the proc) OR change the duration to 30 seconds (so players can be sure to get some use out of a proc, even if rng worked against them).
  • Change Arcane Blade Charger to be triggered on kills with your Primary or Secondary weapon.
  • Change Arcane Primary Charger's name to Arcane Gun Charger*, and change the bonus to apply to Primary and Secondary weapons.
    *This would also be more thematic for the Tenno, as they are "the masters of the gun and blade." So the two Arcanes together would be easier to use, and more thematic in name!

I don't think adding Secondary to Arcane Primary Charger (and changing the name!) would break the gun, especially if the duration stayed fairly short but the proc changed to a discreet amount of kills rather than an RNG trigger, as A) using up all your rounds in one weapon will typically be most of the duration anyways, and B) the bonus base damage will have a smaller effect on Secondaries anyways because of the additive nature of the arcane and the fact that Hornet Strike is a stronger buff than Serration. Plus, it'll let Tenno keep use of the arcanes if they have to use a Secondary for any reason (carrying something like in mobile defense or disruption).

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The problem is that we need to use arcanes energize on most frames due to a broken energy system. We only have one slot left, which is occupied by either arcane energize or arcane guardian. We just don't have any options to use. It doesn't matter how strong the weapon arcanes are, because the abilities are still stronger.

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1 hour ago, zhellon said:

The problem is that we need to use arcanes energize on most frames due to a broken energy system. We only have one slot left, which is occupied by either arcane energize or arcane guardian. We just don't have any options to use. It doesn't matter how strong the weapon arcanes are, because the abilities are still stronger.

You're not wrong in that builds that need Arcane Energize won't ever look at anything else. But there are frames that are more weapon-based, rather than caster-based, that don't need constant energy. Wukong is one (also, the best frame for getting value from the Arcane Charger set). Wisp is another. Valkyr, too. 

For those frames, it'd be nice to have some legit options for offensively oriented arcanes.

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