Silva and Aegis Prime – A Warrior’s Choice

By : CatfishGG

Overall Rating: A

SilvaAegisPrime

Silva and Aegis Prime is one of the best high tier melee weapons in the game. The stance that is used for this weapon, Final Harbinger, is likewise one of the strongest in the game and in addition is extremely mobile. This weapon has insane boosts compared to its normal counterpart–higher base damage ( 120.0 vs. 35.0), higher critical chance (15.0vs. 5.0%), higher critical damage (2.0x vs. 1.5x), higher status chance (25.0% vs. 20.0%), higher block percentage (90% vs. 85%), and two [D]’s + one [V] polarity.

Pros:

  •         Very high base damage.
  •         Hybrid mod setup viable(highest scaling setups).
  •         3 inbuilt polarities including a [V] polarity.
  •         Excellent critical chance, critical multiplier and status chance.
  •         Scales into late game very easily.

·         Good riven disposition(3/5).

Cons :

  •         Low attack speed (0.75).
  •         High mastery level needed (12).

I highly recommend the Silva and Aegis Prime. It has high critical chance making it Blood Rush critical build viable and its high status chance makes Condition Overload viable as well. Since both its status and critical chances are high, it can also function as a hybrid weapon, letting it scale even further than a straight critical or straight status weapon.

Suggested build for crit:

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Primed Pressure Point for the damage, Berserker for the attack speed, Blood rush for the crit chance increase on combo counter,  Drifting Contact for the bonus status chance + combo counter, Primed reach for the extra reach, Organ shatter for the crit damage and 2x 60/60 elemental mods.

Suggested build for status:

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Primed Pressure Point for the damage, Fury for the attack speed, Weeping Wounds for the 100% status chance mark with the combo counter, Primed Reach for the extra reach, Drifting Contact for the combo counter + additional status chance, Condition Overload for massive amounts of damage increase and 2x 60/60 elemental mods.

Suggested build for hybrid:

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Primed Pressure Point for the damage, Berserker for the attack speed, Blood Rush for the Crit chance increase on combo counter, Drifting Contact for the combo counter + extra status chance, Organ Shatter for the critical damage and 2x 60/60 elemental mods.

Note:

For the critical build and the status build, Primed Pressure Point can be replaced with normal Pressure Point. For the critical build you can replace the Primed Reach for a Fury and in the status build, you can replace it for a 90% elemental mod for more damage or even a Berserker (though the chance of getting the max 75% boost on attack speed will be low).

Stats at a glance:

Statistics

Mastery Rank 12
Weapon type Melee; Sword & Shield
Utility
Attack Speed 0.75

Normal Attacks

Total Damage 120, Fire Element
Critical Chance 15%
Critical Multiplier 2.0x
Status Chance 25%

Miscellaneous

Augments Avenging Truth
Polarities 2x Vazarin (D) and 1x Madurai (V)
Stance Polarity Madurai (V)

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