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Clans are groups of players associating themselves under a single name, similar to a team, but potentially on a much larger scale. A Fan Site Kit is available for download to help clans make their websites look legitimate. The Kit provides various WARFRAME-related renders, banners, images, and more.

Advantages

Dojo

Main article: Clan Dojo

The Dojo is only available to clans and provides a "home base" that can be utilized by any clan member. The Dojo also houses facilities necessary for Research and Trading.

Research

Main article: Research

Research can be started and funded by clan members within the Dojo. This unlocks unique blueprints that cannot be acquired through other means, with the exception of purchasing items through the Market using Platinum.

Trading

Main article: Trade System

Clans can construct Trading Posts within their Dojo to allow clan members to take advantage of the Trade System. This can also be done by holding Q to setup a shop in the Dojo.

Dry Dock

Main article: Railjack

Members of a clan are able to access their clan's Dry Dock, being able to upgrade their Railjack, craft Railjack components and armaments, upgrade Avionics, and host their own Empyrean mission sessions.

Joining / Creation

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Joining a clan is done by being invited to a clan and accepting the invite.

Clans can be created in the game by selecting the communication tab, then selecting "Clan", and within that, "Start your own clan". Your clan will be created after typing in an appropriate name.

If the user is the Founding Warlord of the clan, while in the "Communication", "Clan" menu, clicking on the username and select the option to leave will delete the clan.

Clan Tier

Clans are organized into several tiers, each of which grants a Clan a certain maximum amount of members and regulates inter-clan competition. At the same time, each tier has a direct impact on the cost of all items or research funded by the clan. This is done in an effort to keep gameplay fair according to the size of a clan.

Clan Tier is upgraded by constructing the Barracks associated with the desired clan tier. Clan Tier upgrades must be done in order, ascending from one tier to the next until the final tier is reached.

As of Update 18.0 (2015-12-03), clans can be downsized, which can be helpful if the player count of your clan is unable to easily contribute to Clan Research. Clans cannot be downsized while an in-game event is in progress.

The table below outlines each tier, the member capacity of each tier, and the Barracks required for each tier.

Clan Tier
Member Capacity 10 30 100 300 1,000
Barracks Required (none) Shadow Barracks Storm Barracks Mountain Barracks Moon Barracks
Clan Tier Multiplier x1 x3 x10 x30 x100

Clan Tier Multiplier

As mentioned in the Clan Tier section, each tier incurs additional costs for research, rooms, and decorations. This is done in order to balance gameplay, ensuring that clans with many active members don't rapidly outpace clans belonging to lower tiers. Overall, this results in balanced gameplay and ensures fair costs for each tier.

To aid in understanding and describing construction and research costs, the multiplier that determines the total cost for activities in a clan is referred to as the Clan Tier Multiplier, or just the Tier Multiplier. The cost values for each tier are calculated by taking the base cost for a Ghost clan and multiplying it by the given tier's Tier Multiplier, with the result representing the final cost for the given tier.

The list below displays examples of the scaling costs of each tier as a result of the Tier Multiplier mechanic. See #Clan Tier for the actual multiplier values for each clan tier.

  • Ghost Tier - All research and funding costs are at the base level, as this tier has no multiplier.
  • Shadow Tier - Required to pay Credits64.png 30,000 credits to fund a project with a base cost of Credits64.png 10,000 (3x multiplier).
  • Storm Tier - Required to pay Ferrite.png Ferrite 6,000 to fund a project with a base cost of Ferrite.png Ferrite 600 (10x multiplier).
  • Mountain Tier - Required to pay Salvage.png Salvage 19,500 to fund a project with a base cost of Salvage.png Salvage 650 (30x multiplier).
  • Moon Tier - Required to pay Circuits.png Circuits 50,000 to fund a project with a base cost of Circuits.png Circuits 500 (100x multiplier).

Interestingly, it would appear that the in-game costs displayed to players are not the result of a live or real-time calculation that utilizes the Tier Multiplier. This can be observed when reviewing the cost of Forma2.png Forma to fund Dojo rooms. In several instances, the first three clan tiers may require a single Forma each, with the last two jumping to much higher levels, such as Mountain requiring eight Forma and Moon requiring fifteen. Outside of Forma, however, the Tier Multiplier is observed to directly dictate all clan costs.

Alliances

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Main article: Alliance

Multiple clans with mutual interests can unite and form an alliance. An alliance can house a maximum of 4000 members, regardless of the number of clans. Clans in an alliance can share a Vault.

Hierarchy and Roles

Ranks and Roles

There are 8 positions available in a clan's hierarchy. These positions are not strictly seniority or levels of authority, but rather a set of "privileges" for a player within the clan. Players are assigned a position by anyone with the Promote role (up to their own position by default) or Regulator Role (top 2 by default) by clicking on the member in the clan view of the contacts window in-game. The clan Warlord is able to change the position names as of Update 9.0 (2013-07-13).

Clan creators will always start with the Founding Warlord position and will have all available roles assigned to them by default.

Role Descriptions

The table below provides descriptions of the capabilities each role provides clan members when assigned.

Default Role Assignments

New clans are created with the default set of role assignments. Both assignments and role names may be changed by clan members with the appropriate roles.

Clan Emblem

Main article: Clan Emblem

The Clan Emblem is a purchasable accessory that displays a holographic image of your clan's logo on your Warframe's shoulder. You can also add the Clan Emblem to the side of a Sentinel or Companion.

Clan Listing

There are millions of clans in Warframe. Few of them are listed right >here< on the Wikia!

Clan Ranks

As of Update 20.0 (2017-03-24), Clans have Ranks.

Clan Affinity will be awarded depending on the amount of effort expended towards bettering one’s Clan. This Clan Affinity will contribute to the Clan’s Rank and is awarded as follows:

  • The first time you construct an Oracle Room, Bio Lab, Chem Lab, Energy Lab, Tenno Lab, Orokin Lab, Duelling Room, and Obstacle Course.
  • The first time you construct a Trading Post, Treasury, and Temple of Honor.
  • Upon completion of Clan Research.

The amount of Clan Affinity earned by building Rooms or Decorations is listed in their respective selection screens. Research entries have been given the same treatment within the Lab UI.

Total Clan Affinity

Category Count Affinity
Last updated: Update 30.8 (2021-10-04)
Warframes 6 52,000
Weapons 89 285,000
Companions 2 6,000
Archwings 3 22,500
Arch-Guns 4 14,000
Arch-Melees 1 5,000
Pigments 35 35,000
Backdrops 6 6,000
Orbiter Segments 4 24,000
Resources 4 9,000
Gear 24 71,000
Upgrades 1 5,000
Rooms 13 150,000
Total 192 684,500[?]
Minus Exclusives 190 664,500[?]
Notes

Ascension Ceremony

To increase in Rank, Clans will need to start the Ascension Ceremony at an Ascension Altar decoration. The number of clan members required to start the Ascension Ceremony increases with Clan Tier, but at a different rate than the standard scaling value; e.g. Ghost clans require only 1 member while Shadow clans require 5 members.

Once begun, the Ascension Ceremony runs for 72 hours. During this time, clan members that have been in the clan for at least a number of days equal to the rank being obtained (i.e. 1 day for rank 1, 7 days for rank 7) may interact with the Ascension Altar decoration in order to gain Endo relative to the change in Clan Rank (each Rank gained grants 1000 endo x new Rank). The clan members who start the ceremony gain this reward at the time they interact with the altar, even if there are not currently enough participating members to start the timer. If a clan goes up by two or more ranks during this event, players that claim the Endo reward will be given the amount for the rank being acquired, along with the Endo that would be awarded from previous ranks. For example, if a clan goes from rank 0 to rank 10 in a single ceremony, players can claim 55,000 Endo total, as that is the total of all previous rank rewards being added to the rank 10 reward.

Once the Ascension Ceremony ends the Ascension Altar will no longer be interactive and no Endo may be gained by clan members until the next Ascension Ceremony. As each Ascension Ceremony takes the Clan Rank to the maximum available to the clan rather than stepping through one Rank per Ascension Ceremony, it is recommended that those Clans reaching higher Ranks (current maximum of 11) in one Ascension Ceremony should ensure all members are aware of the time limit on collecting the reward before starting the Ascension Ceremony.

Patch History

Hotfix 30.7.4 (2021-09-14)

  • Fixed Clan Management menu appearing after inviting new Clan members by alias.

Update 30.7 (2021-09-08)

  • Fixed background of Clan Hierarchy screen being shrunk when using Menu Scale.

Hotfix 30.5.5 (2021-07-29)

  • Fixed a game hang/crash that could occur on the Clan interface.

Update 30.5 (2021-07-06)

  • Updated the Clan ‘View Permissions’ pop-up.
  • Added “Ready for Ascension” and “Accession Ceremony in Progress:” information as a on-hover popup in the Clan management window.

Hotfix 30.3.3 (2021-05-28)

  • Fixed scrolling through the NEWS, CLAN LOG, AVAILABLE SESSIONS, and RESEARCH tab with hotkeys on the Clan screen scrolls the opposite direction.

Update 30.3 (2021-05-25)

  • ‘Clan’ Screen Changes:
    • Everything is now more neatly displayed on a single screen. Previously tucked away features such as ‘Edit Hierarchies’, ‘View Alliance’, ‘Invite Member’, and ‘Message of the Day’ are now immediately visible and accessible.
    • In addition to your MOTD, you can now also have a much longer Clan and Alliance message displayed below! All display on the right hand side of the Clan screen in the ‘News’ Tab. The option to edit the MOTD and message below is available in this window for those with permissions to do so.
    • Added more Clan information to the screen:
      • Added the total number of Clan members to the screen.
      • Added the ‘Founding Warlord’ to the screen.
    • The Alliance Screen has also been reskinned:
      • Added the total number of members to the screen (in addition to the previously live ‘Allies’ count).
  • Fixed script error when focusing on In Progress Research in the Clan screen.

Hotfix 30.1.1 (2021-05-05)

  • Fixed a bug that would prevent certain Clans from changing Tier.

Update 29.10 (2021-03-19)

  • Completed Research tracking for the Orokin Lab and Chem Lab now aligns with available recipes.
    • For example: The Ignis Wraith will now be hidden from Clan stats if the research is not complete, as per player feedback.

Update 28.0 (2020-06-11)

  • Fixed long Clan names being partly hidden behind the menu options in the Clan Management screen.

Hotfix 27.3.13 (2020-04-14)

  • Fixed a script error that could occur if someone started your Guild's Ascension Ceremony right while you were loading into a mission.

Hotfix 27.2.1 (2020-03-05)

  • Fixed the Cipher x100 Research not granting 3000 Clan Affinity.

Update 25.7 (2019-08-29)

  • Added Clan Room and Decoration XP to the Research tab on Clan Statistics Page. This will help you identify missing affinity if you are close to your next Rank!
  • Fixed a long-standing issue where Clans were unable to destroy their Orokin Labs if it was created for a Solar Rail back in the day. Destroying the room now will cancel any pending Research tied to it and refund any Resources contributed to the Vault. As reported here: https://forums.warframe.com/topic/1098991-armistice-is-preventing-me-from-moving-my-orokin-lab/

Hotfix 25.3.2 (2019-07-12)

Clan XP Changes

If you're not an active participant in the Clan / Dojo system, a lot of this will go over your head. But if you've noticed a discrepancy in your Clan's Dojo XP since the release of Update 25, we have found the issue and have a full breakdown here.

The issue

Upon researching the Update 25 Clan weapons, some Clans / Dojos had a loss of Clan XP. On the surface this seems like a pretty straight forward problem, but it has turned out to be a bit more complicated. Your "Clan Profile' page showed research and Pigment XP gains, but there was a whole bunch of invisible XP messing with values especially if you deleted a decoration or room, and finished weapon research (namely, from Operation Trophies)!

The solution
  • All trophies are now exempt from Clan XP and will not reward it.
  • The Trading Post and Treasury will supply their intended XP.
Next steps

As we release eligible content, you can re-rank your Clan over time. We have record keeping of your rank, so you won't re-trigger the rank up rewards.

Further information

We have a list of rooms and objects that grant you XP, but only if they exist within the Dojo (i.e cannot be built then destroyed). This now works properly + and we are working to highlight this fact more (as we work to expose in UI):

  • Trading Post: 10000 XP
  • Treasury: 10000 XP
  • Obstacle Course: 15000 XP
  • (NEW) Obstacle Course Architect: 15000 XP
  • Dueling Room: 15000 XP
  • Oracle: 10000 XP
  • Energy Lab: 10000 XP
  • Chem Lab: 10000 XP
  • Bio Lab: 10000 XP
  • Orokin Lab: 10000 XP
  • Tenno Lab: 10000 XP
  • Temple of Honor: 15000 XP

Hotfix 24.2.13 (2019-02-06)

  • Added a new Clan Role of ‘Fabricator’:
    • Enabled (default) - Ability to replicate Clan research
    • Disabled - Inability to replicate Clan research

Update 20.0 (2017-03-24)

  • There is now a Research Tab in the Clan Profile Screen!
  • You can now link your Clan in Chat - anyone looking to recruit should make note of this!
  • We have Updated the visuals of our Friends and Clan UI pages! Fresh new screenshots await you!
New Clan Ranks System!

In addition to the Dojo hosting changes, Clan Affinity will be awarded depending on the amount of effort expended towards bettering one’s Clan. This Clan Affinity will contribute to the Clan’s Rank and is awarded as follows:

  • The first time you construct an Oracle Room, Bio Lab, Chem Lab, Energy Lab, Tenno Lab, Orokin Lab, Duelling Room and Obstacle Course.
  • The first time you construct a Trading Post, Treasury, and Temple of Honor.
  • Upon completion of Clan Research.

The amount of Clan Affinity earned by building Rooms or Decorations are listed in their respective selection screens; Research entries have been given the same treatment within the Lab UI. A Research tab has also been added to the Clan Profile, which will list all research and its state of completion per Lab!

Don’t worry if your Clan has already done all or part of the above tasks - the rewards are retroactive! The appropriate amount of Clan Affinity has been given to all existing Clans with this Update.

All existing Clans are currently at the initial Rank, regardless of their Clan Affinity. Once its members complete the Ascension Ceremony, the Clan will Ascend to the highest Clan Rank attainable with their current amount of Affinity.

What is this Ascension Ceremony? If you have earned enough to reach the next Rank, a new Decoration called the Ascension Altar will become active! To participate in this Ceremony, a clan member simply needs to interact with this device. Depending on your Clan Tier, a certain number of members must partake in this ceremony in order to reach Ascension, but under no time limit.

Participants will immediately be awarded Endo upon interacting with the Altar, and any remaining Clan members will be able to interact with the Altar and receive an Endo reward within 72 hours after the Ascension Ceremony has been completed. Participants from Clans who have enough Clan Affinity to Ascend multiple Ranks will be rewarded with Endo from each individual Rank.

The required number of participants per Tier are as follows:

  • Ghost: 1
  • Shadow: 5
  • Storm: 15
  • Mountain: 30
  • Moon: 50

The amount of Endo awarded per Clan Rank is as follows:

  • Rank One: 1,000
  • Rank Two: 2,000
  • Rank Three: 3,000
  • Rank Four: 4,000
  • Rank Five: 5,000
  • Rank Six: 6,000
  • Rank Seven: 7,000
  • Rank Eight: 8,000
  • Rank Nine: 9,000

For Clans who have earned the current max Clan Affinity at the time of this update, completing the Ascension Ceremony will award each participant (and any other player who interacts with the Altar within 72 hours after its completion) with a grand total of 45,000!

To remove any confusion between these new Clan Ranks and the existing ones, Clan Hierarchy is now used to describe a player’s position within the Clan, whether they are a Warlord or an Initiate.

All of these changes are the foundation for a larger system planned for release later this year, so stay tuned, Tenno!

Update 14.0 (2014-07-18)

  • Added the ability for Founding Warlords of a clan to demote other Warlords. Please note this is only possible for clans founded after we started flagging the detail of clan Founder, which occurred shortly after Update 13.

Update 9.0 (2013-07-13)

  • Clan Emblems have been added as an option to the game.
  • Enabled Clan size caps. This cap is Phase One of making the shift to the new Alliance System. With this change also comes the new scaled resourced per Clan Tier. Please see this post to see where you and your clan fit in: Forum post

Update 8.3 (2013-07-04)

  • Added Clan “Message of the Day” feature. People with Ruler or higher privileges in clans can add a MOTD by using this command “/motd” in their clan chat channel .

Update 7.6 (2013-04-01)

Introduced Alliances
  • The first Alliances have emerged, and our 1001+ clans have been split.
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