A vast consciousness watching with a curious eye. Seemingly devoid of emotion Suda's thirst for knowledge and abhorrence of destruction can only be described as passionate.

With such powerful technology rooted in the past the hunt for knowledge guides every force in the Solar System. At a time where information holds so much power Cephalon Suda, a consciousness seemingly devoid of emotion, follows a curious hunger to learn all she can.

Cephalon Suda is one of the six faction syndicates, named after its leader, a Cephalon of immense strength. Suda possesses an unquenchable thirst for knowledge that drives her to scour the Origin System for information. Moreso than others, she values the old knowledge of the Orokin and holds it in high regard. While Suda's hatred of destruction seems benign, her coldness regarding the individual lives within the System is puzzling at best and hypocritical at worst. Suda's exact goals are unknown, and could be the difference between freedom and destruction in the System. She occupies her time analyzing and collating the data her operatives provide her. Whether it was obtained through violence or through acts of kindness is inconsequential, as the singularity she strives from consuming this data is obfuscated and may not come to pass for millennia. As a Cephalon, her arsenal utilizes Cephalon technology similar to that of Cephalon Simaris', as seen with her signature Synoid weapon set.


Tenno who ally themselves with this Syndicate will receive unique Augment Mods for Cephalon Suda's favored weapons after obtaining the title of Wise. The weapons include Bolto.png Bolto, Kestrel.png Kestrel, CorpusMachineGun.png Supra, and CorpusKickNPunch.png Obex. The unique effect associated with the weapon mods from this syndicate is Entropy.

After obtaining enough Standing to reach the title of Genius, Tenno can exchange Standing for Augment Mods for Cephalon Suda’s favored Warframes that include BansheeIcon272.png Banshee, ChromaIcon272.png ChromaFrostIcon272.png Frost, HydroidIcon272.png Hydroid, IvaraIcon272.png Ivara, LimboIcon272.png Limbo, MirageIcon272.png Mirage, NezhaIcon272.png Nezha, NovaIcon272.png Nova, OctaviaIcon272.png Octavia, RevenantIcon272.png Revenant and VaubanIcon272.png Vauban.

Standing Gain[edit | edit source]

  • Upon initiating into Cephalon Suda, the player will receive a Cephalon Suda Sigil. Equipping this on a Warframe, in the Arsenal as a Front or Back Regalia, will convert approximately 2.25% of affinity gained into standing.
    • Higher tiered Sigils bought from Cephalon Suda have a higher conversion multiplier of +5% / +8% / +11% / +13% / +15%.
  • Three daily Syndicate Alerts award standing on completion.
  • Datums found within Cephalon Suda Syndicate Alerts as interactable objects can be traded for standing in Cephalon Suda's enclave. Each alert has 8 medallions, with three rarities awarding ReputationLargeBlack.png500, ReputationLargeBlack.png1,000, or ReputationLargeBlack.png5,000 standing.
  • Earning standing with Cephalon Suda increases Arbiters of Hexis's standing by +50%, but decreases Red Veil's standing by -50% and New Loka by -100%.
  • Daily Standing Cap is shared with all Faction Syndicates.

Ranks[edit | edit source]

Rank & Title Sacrifice Benefits and Consequences Standing (Minimum to Maximum)
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5 - Genius
AtlasPrime.png Atlas Prime Chassis Credits64.png500,000
ReputationLargeBlack.png99,000
Access to Warframe Augment Mods, Syndicate Weapons, Syndicate Syandana and Syndicate Captura Scenes 0 to 132,000
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4 - Wise
PrimeLex.png Lex Prime Receiver Credits64.png250,000
ReputationLargeBlack.png70,000
Access to Weapon Augment Mods and Orbiter Sculptures 0 to 99,000
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3 - Intelligent
OrokinCatalyst64.png Orokin Catalyst Credits64.png100,000
ReputationLargeBlack.png44,000
Access to Squad Shield Restore (Large) Blueprint and Archwing Weapon components 0 to 70,000
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2 - Intriguing
Forma64.png Forma Credits64.png50,000
ReputationLargeBlack.png22,000
Access to Syndicate Void Relic Pack, partial access to Archwing Weapon components 0 to 44,000
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1 - Competent
ControlModule64.png 2 Control Module Credits64.png30,000
ReputationLargeBlack.png5,000
Access to Shield Osprey Specter 0 to 22,000
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0 - Initiation
Circuits64.png 500 Circuits Credits64.png10,000 Access to Cephalon Suda Sigil 0 to 5,000
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Neutral
Forma2.png Forma Credits64.png50,000
ReputationLargeBlack.png0
- -5,000 to 5,000
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-1 - Debris
OrokinCatalyst64.png Orokin Catalyst Credits64.png100,000
ReputationLargeBlack.png0
Hunted by Eximus Scavenger Drone Squad -22,000 to 0
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-2 - Waste
- - Hunted by Eximus Scavenger Drone Platoon -44,000 to 0

Offerings[edit | edit source]

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Rank 1: Competent
2,500 Standing
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Rank 1: Competent
2,500 Standing
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Rank 1: Competent
5,000 Standing
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ReputationLarge.png
Rank 1: Competent
7,500 Standing
FactionSigilOracleLevel3.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 2: Intriguing
20,000 Standing
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ReputationLarge.png
Rank 2: Intriguing
10,000 Standing
FactionSigilOracleLevel4.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 2: Intriguing
15,000 Standing
FactionSigilOracleLevel5.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 2:Intriguing
20,000 Standing
Receiver.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 2: Intriguing
20,000 Standing
Barrel.png
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Rank 2: Intriguing
20,000 Standing
Receiver.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 3: Intelligent
12,000 Standing
FactionSigilOracleLevel6.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 3: Intelligent
17,000 Standing
FactionSigilOracleLevel7.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 3: Intelligent
20,000 Standing
Receiver.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 3: Intelligent
20,000 Standing
Barrel.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 3: Intelligent
Synofferboxbp.png
25,000 Standing
LargeTeamShieldPack.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 4: Wise
25,000 Standing
EntropySpike.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 4: Wise
25,000 Standing
EntropyFlight.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 4: Wise
25,000 Standing
EntropyDetonationMod.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 4: Wise
25,000 Standing
EntropyBurst.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 4: Wise
15,000 Standing
FactionSigilOracleLevel8.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 4: Wise
20,000 Standing
FactionSigilOracleLevel9.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 4: Wise
50,000 Standing
Datum Sculpture.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
SonicFracture.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
Resonance2.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
SavageSilence2.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
ResonatingQuakeMod.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
Afterburn.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
EverlastingWardMod.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
VexingRetaliation.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
GuidedEffigyMod.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
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ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
IceWaveImpedance2.png
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Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
ChillingGlobe.png
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Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
IcyAvalancheMod.png
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Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
BalefireSurgeMod.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
BlazingPillageMod.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
CorrodingBarrageMod.png
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Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
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ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
CurativeUndertow2.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
PilferingSwarm.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
EmpoweredQuiverMod.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
PiercingNavigatorMod.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
Infiltrate.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
ConcentratedArrow.png
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Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
Haven3.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
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Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
CataclysmicContinuum.png
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Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
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Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
ExplosiveLegerdemain.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
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Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
PyroclasticFlowMod.png
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Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
ReapingChakram.png
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Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
SafeguardMod.png
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Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
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Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
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Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
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Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
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Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
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Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
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Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
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Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
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Rank 5: Genius
25,000 Standing
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Rank 5: Genius
30,000 Standing
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Rank 5: Genius
100,000 Standing
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Rank 5: Genius
125,000 Standing
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Rank 5: Genius
125,000 Standing
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Rank 5: Genius
100,000 Standing
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Rank 5: Genius
100,000 Standing
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Rank 5: Genius
100,000 Standing
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Rank 5: Genius
100,000 Standing
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Rank 5: Genius
100,000 Standing
SceneChamberOfTheLotus.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Genius
125,000 Standing
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Lore[edit | edit source]

Origin[edit | edit source]

Main article: What Remains

To my dearest... when I took the Archmedian oath, I dedicated my life to memories. Our history, our knowledge. [...] Remembering our past is our way of protecting the future. Our enemies know we are lost without legacy. So they attack it. [...] if the Sentients can destroy history... we'll be more than just dead. We'll be forgotten. [...] So I called for them to take me. I must become Cephalon to save what remains of my mind.

In the age of the Orokin, during the Old War between the Tenno and the Sentients, an Archimedian had dedicated her life to memories when she took the Archimedian Oath, holding an indispensable amount of knowledge and memories within her mind, in order to preserve the Orokin history for the future.

Having suffered a mix of anterograde and retrograde amnesia, however, memories began slipping away from her. The Archimedian realizes she can no longer uphold the oath and requested the Orokin to turn herself into a Cephalon, in order to preserve what remains of her memories, but not before expressing her regret that she had delayed this long enough to forget her lover's name. The Archimedian is presumed to have been turned into Cephalon Suda.


Octavia's Anthem[edit | edit source]

In the events of the Octavia's Anthem Quest, Suda's lapses in memory and weakened state allows Hunhow to gain access to her data stream, quietly infiltrating her programming until he eventually takes control. During this quest, you use the power of the Mandachord instrument to allow her to remember who she is, which makes her strong enough to push Hunhow out.

Cephalon Simaris refers to this amalgamation of Cephalon and Sentient as Suda-Hunhow and initially believes it is a lost cause to save her.

It is also revealed during this Quest that most, if not all Cephalons, can link to each other and share information in a collective entanglement known as "The Weave". This connection is a severe weakness because when it is revealed that a Sentient has begun subverting and controlling Suda, Simaris insists on isolating and destroying Suda before she "infects them all".

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Suda's name may have been derived from a 10th-century Byzantine encyclopedia of the ancient Mediterranean world. Suda might also be derived from the Byzantine Greek word souda, meaning "fortress" or "stronghold"
  • Cephalon Suda is the only Syndicate in which the Death Squad is not composed of the Specter reward offered to players when they reach the first rank. She offers a Shield Osprey as a Specter reward but the Death Squad is composed of Scavenger Drones. This is due to the fact that Shield Ospreys have no offensive attacks.
    • The Shield Ospreys she offers are armed with laser rifles similar to the Scavenger Drones'. 
  • According to Cephalon Cordylon, the smaller Cephalon that acts as Suda's envoy is a subroutine deployed when Suda is given a task that requires less than 5% of her processing power. Cordylon also reveals that it is often nicknamed 'Little Jim', sometimes 'Tiny Suda' and rarely (and amusingly) 'that other Cephalon thing' by other Relay personnel.
  • According to Cephalon Cordylon, New Loka's negative alignment towards Cephalon Suda is mostly attributed to the former's closed-minded attitude toward technological expansion – to which the main offenders are usually the Cephalons themselves. Mainly, New Loka seeks to purge Earth of any remaining Orokin technology, which is the main interest of Suda.
  • The Red Veil's violent and notably destructive nature can be the reason they are at odds with Cephalon Suda, who values preservation. While the Veil would have no qualms erasing data and destroying reliquary (even Orokin ones) if it means crippling the enemy, Suda is very much opposed to the thought.
  • It is possible that Suda allied herself with the Arbiters of Hexis because of the knowledge they offered regarding the old ways of the Tenno. Warrior scholars who worshipped the way of the old, the Arbiters are most certainly one of the few sources of the past the Orokin left behind.
  • According to the mini-comic What Remains, Cephalon Suda was an Archimedian of the Orokin Empire. She willingly became a Cephalon in response to her increasing memory loss impeding her ability to continue her duty as a human.
  • Cephalon Suda is voiced by Charlotte Ann.


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