Emotes allow a Warframe to perform visible actions using their body for purposes of communication. They can be accessed and activated through the in-game Gear menu (default Q ). While players can only equip 10 different emotes at a time, emotes can be customized in the Gear menu, allowing for different combinations of desired emotes to be used in a mission. Emotes are purely visual, and have no other effect in gameplay.

List of known Gestures

The following are the known list of actions that a Warframe can perform using the Emotes feature:

Apart from these emotes, Warframes can also perform Nartas, which are longer and more complex movement routines that are essentially Katas

In Update 17.5, a Handshake emote was added. There are 7 in total, one for each Syndicate, and one neutral.


  • Emotes can only be cancelled by either pausing and resuming the game, or using another emote.
  • Longer emotes such as Meditate or Nartas can prevent knockdown effects.


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