This is Excalibur, a master of gun and blade. No matter your style, Tenno, the Excalibur Warframe is a formidable choice.
Excalibur is a sword-themed Warframe. With the power to channel energy into his summoned blade, he is a mobile swordsman with potent methods of execution and in hunting for Warframe Items. Excalibur is one of three starter options for new players.
Component blueprints drop from Ambulas (Hades, Pluto), or bought complete from Teshin for ReputationLargeBlack60,000 once players have achieved Typhoon rank in the Conclave.
Things to Remember in Hunting Warframe Items with Excalibur
In Using Excalibur; It costs less platinum to purchase the Warframe outright than to rush construction of the components and frame.
He is the first of two Warframes with an unpolarized aura slot, Nekros being the second. Excalibur is similar in design to Hayden Tenno’s suit from Digital Extremes’ previous game Dark Sector. This is further reinforced with the Proto-Armor Skin, which is a near-exact copy of that very suit. He is named after the legendary sword of Arthur; King of the Britons. Many of his alternate helmets feature names based off Arthurian legend.
An Excalibur is shown being ripped apart by Alad V while wearing the Pendragon Helmet and the Immortal Skin in “The Profit”, a trailer for the PS4 release of WARFRAME. He would use his equipped melee weapon when casting his abilities, regardless if it was impractical, nonsensical or impossible.
How Excalibur Works to Hunt Warframe Items
If there was no melee weapon equipped, then Excalibur would use the active weapon. Humorously, ethereal copies of that weapon would appear upon using Radial Javelin. According to the Official Tenno Alphabet Cipher, the design on Excalibur’s right shoulder is in fact a word that spells out “Hayden Tenno”. The same word can be found on top of Excalibur’s head.
Excalibur’s default helmet was added to the real-time strategy game Airmech as a victory gesture after Warframe beating Airmech in a vote of popularity between the two. This was originally intended to be Excalibur Prime’s default helmet however the reason for this change is unknown.
He has default helmet (along with the default helmets of Loki and Chroma) are available as unlockable antenna toppers in Rocket League. Excalibur is the only frame that has 8 alternate helmets.