Preceded by
Artifact since Update 9.0 (2013-07-13)

Auras are a type of Mod that provides a passive beneficial effect to the entire squad rather than the Warframe it is equipped on exclusively. If several players in a squad carry copies of the same Aura, the Aura's effects will stack. These effects are map-wide, except specific auras that are explicitly limited on the effect within a player's range like Enemy Radar12?cb=20190608095452 Enemy Radar, Infested Impedance12?cb=20190608095452 Infested Impedance and Loot Detector12?cb=20190608095452 Loot Detector.

Additionally, Auras add to your total mod capacity (rather than deduct from it like regular mods do), hence higher rank Aura mods are always more desirable. Furthermore, equipping an Aura with a matching polarity increases mod capacity even more, specifically by double of the Aura's "drain" parameter (e.g. an Aura with a drain of 5 equipped in a matching polarity slot generates an additional mod capacity of 10). In a slot without a polarity, the capacity is the same as the listed drain, and in a slot of a different polarity, the additional capacity is 80% of listed drain, rounded down (e.g. a drain of 5 generates a capacity of 4, a drain of 9 generates a capacity of 7, and so on).

The Aura slot can be polarized, either (just as a regular mod slot) with a Forma2.png Forma for a specific polarity, or with a special OmegaForma.png Aura Forma to be universally compatible with any Aura Mod Polarity.


Auras are primarily obtained as a Cred Offering, though some Auras are obtained as enemy drops, The Silver Grove Specters, or Arbitrations.

The following Auras are only dropped from Grove Specters:

Aura Mods[]

Name Description Polarity Rarity Subcategory
Aerodynamic12?cb=20190608095452 Aerodynamic Increases Aim Glide/Wall Latch duration
Reduces damage taken while Airborne
Vazarin Pol.svg Rare None
Brief Respite12?cb=20190608095452 Brief Respite Grants shields equal to a % of energy spent Zenurik Pol.svg Uncommon None
Combat Discipline12?cb=20190608095452 Combat Discipline Allies gain Health on kill
Aura bearer loses Health on kill
Vazarin Pol.svg Rare None
Corrosive Projection12?cb=20190608095452 Corrosive Projection Reduces enemy armor Naramon Pol.svg Uncommon None
Dead Eye12?cb=20190608095452 Dead Eye Increases sniper rifle damage Madurai Pol.svg Uncommon None
EMP Aura12?cb=20190608095452 EMP Aura Reduces IconCorpusB.svg Corpus enemies' accuracy Vazarin Pol.svg Uncommon None
Empowered Blades12?cb=20190608095452 Empowered Blades Increases status chance and status damage of charged melee attacks Naramon Pol.svg Rare None
Enemy Radar12?cb=20190608095452 Enemy Radar Pinpoints enemy locations on mini-map Naramon Pol.svg Uncommon None
Energy Siphon12?cb=20190608095452 Energy Siphon Provides constant energy regeneration Naramon Pol.svg Uncommon None
Growing Power12?cb=20190608095452 Growing Power Increases Ability Strength after status proc Madurai Pol.svg Rare None
Infested Impedance12?cb=20190608095452 Infested Impedance Reduces speed of nearby Infestation b.svg Infested units Vazarin Pol.svg Uncommon None
Loot Detector12?cb=20190608095452 Loot Detector Displays location of containers and resources on minimap and makes modifications visible through walls Naramon Pol.svg Uncommon None
Mecha Empowered12?cb=20190608095452 Mecha Empowered Increases damage against marked enemies Naramon Pol.svg Rare Set Mod
Melee Guidance12?cb=20190608095452 Melee Guidance Reduces Melee Combo duration on self
Increases Melee Combo duration on allies
Madurai Pol.svg Rare None
Physique12?cb=20190608095452 Physique Increases maximum health Vazarin Pol.svg Uncommon None
Pistol Amp12?cb=20190608095452 Pistol Amp Increases secondary weapon damage Madurai Pol.svg Uncommon None
Pistol Scavenger12?cb=20190608095452 Pistol Scavenger Increases ammo recovery for pistols Naramon Pol.svg Uncommon None
Power Donation12?cb=20190608095452 Power Donation Increases allies' Ability Strength
Reduces player's Ability Strength
Madurai Pol.svg Rare None
Rejuvenation12?cb=20190608095452 Rejuvenation Provides constant health regeneration Vazarin Pol.svg Uncommon None
Rifle Amp12?cb=20190608095452 Rifle Amp Increases assault rifle damage Madurai Pol.svg Uncommon None
Rifle Scavenger12?cb=20190608095452 Rifle Scavenger Increases ammo recovery for assault rifles Naramon Pol.svg Uncommon None
Shepherd12?cb=20190608095452 Shepherd Increases Companion Armor and Health Vazarin Pol.svg Rare None
Shield Disruption12?cb=20190608095452 Shield Disruption Reduces enemy shields Naramon Pol.svg Uncommon None
Shotgun Amp12?cb=20190608095452 Shotgun Amp Increases shotgun damage Madurai Pol.svg Uncommon None
Shotgun Scavenger12?cb=20190608095452 Shotgun Scavenger Increases ammo recovery for shotguns Naramon Pol.svg Uncommon None
Sniper Scavenger12?cb=20190608095452 Sniper Scavenger Increases ammo recovery for sniper rifles Naramon Pol.svg Uncommon None
Speed Holster12?cb=20190608095452 Speed Holster Increases weapon switch speed Naramon Pol.svg Uncommon None
Sprint Boost12?cb=20190608095452 Sprint Boost Increases sprinting speed Naramon Pol.svg Uncommon None
Stand United12?cb=20190608095452 Stand United Increases armor Vazarin Pol.svg Uncommon None
Steel Charge12?cb=20190608095452 Steel Charge Increases melee weapon damage Madurai Pol.svg Uncommon None
Swift Momentum12?cb=20190608095452 Swift Momentum Increases Charge Attack speed
Increases Melee Combo duration
Madurai Pol.svg Rare None
Toxin Resistance12?cb=20190608095452 Toxin Resistance Reduces toxin damage Vazarin Pol.svg Uncommon None


  • Teammates will not benefit from a player's aura during a mission if that player is dead.
  • The aura slot's polarity cannot be swapped with another slot's one.
  • Sometimes if a game is lagging, the aura effect may not occur or be delayed.



  • Aura Mod cards were converted from user's Artifacts as of Update 9.0 (2013-07-13), including additional copies if the user obtained more than one artifact before the update.
  • For a short time after Update 10.6 (2013-10-30), some Auras (as well as some mods) could have been acquired via transmutation.[1] This was due to a bug where all mods (including the unreleased ones) became obtainable through transmutation. This has been fixed, though some Auras (such as Dead Eye12?cb=20190608095452 Dead Eye) have since been released. The list of retrieved auras can be found in Category: Retrieved Content.

Patch History[]

Update 28.3 (2020-08-12)

  • Fixed Warframe Mod capacity percentage bar not showing the correct drain when a Universal Aura Slot is equipped with an Aura Mod.

Hotfix 25.7.6 (2019-09-18)
New Arbitration Rewards:
The following rewards have been added to the Arbitrations drop tables:
Stats shown at max rank*

  • New Aura Mods:
    • Aerodynamic: 6 seconds added to Aim Glide/Wall Latch time, decreases damage taken while Airborne by 24%*
    • Swift Momentum: 30% faster Charge Attack speed, 6 seconds added to Melee Combo time*
    • Shepherd: Increases Companion Armor by 180 and Companion Health by 300*
    • Combat Discipline: Allies gain 20 Health when they make a kill, but the aura bearer loses 10 Health when the bearer makes a kill.*
    • Melee Guidance: Reduces Melee Combo timer on Self by 6 seconds, increases Melee Combo timer for Allies by 12 seconds*

Hotfix 25.7.2 (2019-08-30)

  • Fixed Aura Mods not functioning.

Hotfix 25.2.3 (2019-06-25)

  • Fixed Aura Mods stacking twice while using Operator mode with Umbra.

Update 24.8 (2019-04-24)

Arbitrations ‘Iteration 1’ Changes

A new Arbitrations reward has been added: The elusive Aura Forma Blueprint! Craft an Aura Forma to modify an Aura slot on a Warframe to be compatible with any Mod Polarity.

Update 15.1 (2014-11-05)

  • The aura slot's polarity can no longer be swapped with another slot's one.

Hotfix 9.1.4 (2013-07-16)

  • Aura mods now *boost* your mod capacity rather than drain it.

Update 9.0 (2013-07-13)

  • Aura mod system is here! The Artifacts system has transformed into a new system and has merged with the Arsenal UI. The new “Auras” can be fused just like mods, and they have their own slot! Auras are powerful, but also come at a cost to equip.

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