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Basic Guides: Riven Mods

For these confusing topics, a guide is essential.

Riven Mods are a source of immeasurable power, and also a source of never-ending doubts. But calm down Tenno, here you can solve all your doubts at a glance.

1. What are the Riven Mods?

Riven Mods are mods which have been altered by the power of Kuva, an element with exceptional properties, almost mystical, which confer unique powers and traits.

These mods which can be installed in your weapons have a special attribute, and is that their stats are random. This stats can be combined with each other, being able to turn a mediocre weapon into devastating weapon.




2. How do you get them?

You will get your first Riven Mod when you complete the Quest: The War Within. Once you finish it, you will have access to the daily Sorties, a special missions which test your limits.

La guerra interna the war within

The other way to get this Riven Mods will be trading with other Tenno and, as always, you will depend on the price they ask you for and if you are willing to pay it.

Riven Mods Trading EN

At the end of a daily Sorties, you can obtain special rewards which can only be acquired this way. Among this rewards are the Riven Mods.

Riven Mods Sorties Rewards

3. How many Riven Mods exist?

There are four Riven Mods types, Rifle Riven Mods, Shotgun, Pistol and Melee. This means that each Riven Mod type, when its Unveiled, can modify any weapon of its class.

Drop chance
6,79%

Rifle Riven

Drop chance
1,36%

Shotgun Riven

Drop chance
7,61%

Pistol Riven

Drop chance
10.14%

Melee Riven

4. How you Unveil them?

To Unveil or open a Riven Mod, you will have to test that you are worthy of its power, to do that you will have to overcome a challenge which will test your skills. This tests are limited, which means that they can be repeated when you open different Riven Mods, but it is totally random what test you will have to perform in each case. Some examples:

Melee Riven Mod Challenges

For the test to be effective, it will be essential to carry the weapon with the Veiled Riven Mod. This weapon plays a fundamental role in the stats of the mod with the Riven Disposition. But the weapon used to unveil these mods, does NOT influence the weapon in which the Unveiled mod can be installed.

Riven Disposition Weapons

5. What are they used for?

The Riven Mods are used essentially to improve the attributes of a weapon and bring its stats farther than you could get with regular mods.

Riven Mods Power

6. Why are they so powerful?

Its power is that they are mods which alter several stats at the same time. The combination among this stats are able to improve a weapon beyond your imagination. These modifications can be positive or negative, and can be combined with each other creating synergies.

One Riven Mod may contain at most 4 modifications, combining positive and negative ones:

  • From two to three positive modifications.
  • From zero to one negative modifications.
Riven Mod 3 positive stats 1 negative
Riven Mod 3 positive stats
Riven Mod 2 positive stats 1 negative
Riven Mod 2 positive stats

7. On what does their power depend?

Modifications can be more or less powerful, and this depends on several factors.

The first factor that intervenes is luck, because both values and affected stats are random.

The second factor serves to reduce the randomness of the first one, or at lest “soften” its effects. We are talking about the Riven Disposition of the weapon used to unveil a Riven mod. The Riven Disposition represents the weapon’s “popularity”. The higher the Riven Disposition is, less popular or used the weapon is.

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Soma Prime Riven Disposition
Hind Riven Disposition

The Riven Disposition goes from 1 to 5, being 5 its maximum value. Higher this Disposition is, more probability you will have to obtain a powerful Riven Mod.

To sum up, it will be interesting, before you unveil a Riven Mod, to look the Riven disposition, and obtain a weapon of each type with Disposition 5 to unveil each type of Riven Mod. For example:

Rifles with Disposition 5:

RM Tiberon Disposition 5
RM Hind Disposition 5
RM Harpak Disposition 5

Pistols with Disposition 5:

RM Sicarus Disposition 5
RM Vasto Disposiction 5
RM Viper disposition 5

Melee with Disposition 5:

RM Cronus Disposition 5
RM Heat Sword Disposition 5
RM Furax Disposition 5

Shotguns with Disposition 5:

RM Convectrix Disposition 5
RM Kohm Disposition 5
RM Phage Disposition 5

*Being a value which measures the weapon’s “popularity”, the Riven Disposition can change over time, stay tuned Tenno.

8. How do you improve Riven Mods?

Riven Mod Upgrade Costs

The Riven Mods can be improved like the rest of the Mods, using Endo and Credits in the Mods Console. All Riven Mods can be improved up to 8 times, having a total approximated cost of 8.000 Endo and 350.000 credits.

9. Can the attributes of a Riven Mods be changed?

The answer is YES. If the attributes modified by a Riven Mod are not the ones you want for a weapon, there is a way to change it. But I warn you Tenno, the new attributes you will get will be totally random, so is very probable that the results won’t be what you expect, at least in your first try.




10. How are the attributes of a Riven Mod changed?

You can change the Attributes of a Riven Mod through the Mod Console in your ship using a resource named Kuva. The amount of Kuva needed to alter a Riven Mod rises each time you change or “reroll

Cycle Riven Mod Kuva
Cycling Riven Mod Confirmation

11. Is it necessary to change the attributes of a Riven Mod?

NO. Not always is necessary to change the attributes, but it is the result of a random process, so is very probable that you need to do “rerolls” to obtain a Riven Mod with values which adapt better to what you are looking for.

We hope that this information we shared here have solved all your doubts about Riven Mods. We know that this is a very complex topic, with many things that influence the final result. You may be ready for the Riven Mods Advanced Guide now.

As always, if you find any mistake or missing information let us know through the comments below.

Step by step, Tenno.

4 replies
  1. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    The Riven Disposition goes from 1 to 5, being 5 its maximum value. Higher this Disposition is, more probability you will have to obtain a powerful Riven Mod.

    To sum up, it will be interesting, before you unveil a Riven Mod, to look the Riven disposition, and obtain a weapon of each type with Disposition 5 to unveil each type of Riven Mod. For example:

    This part of your explanation is questionable. Wiki says The weapon used to complete a challenge is entirely irrelevant to the resulting Riven.
    So i do wonder where you get the fact about riven disposition giving you a beter chance of obtaining a powerful riven Mod

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    • Ulthan
      Ulthan says:

      Hello Tenno,

      You are right, things may have changed in the last year, and many things have changed in the last months with Fortuna updates. We will check all this info and adapt it to what is real now.

      Thank you for your comment and advise for us and other Tenno.

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      • Anonymous
        Anonymous says:

        You’re reading it wrong, OP is right. The weapon is irrelevant, but the DISPOSITION is relevant.
        From the article on Rivens, under “Disposition”:
        “The randomized attributes for Riven mods are affected by Disposition, a modifier provided by the system that collates the usage popularity of a given weapon across the entire player base. Disposition strength controls the range of the attributes available for each weapon. There are five different ranks of Disposition that can be assigned”

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    • HelenKillerEsq
      HelenKillerEsq says:

      You’re reading it wrong, OP is right. The weapon is irrelevant, but the DISPOSITION is relevant.
      From the article on Rivens, under “Disposition”:
      “The randomized attributes for Riven mods are affected by Disposition, a modifier provided by the system that collates the usage popularity of a given weapon across the entire player base. Disposition strength controls the range of the attributes available for each weapon. There are five different ranks of Disposition that can be assigned”

      Reply

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