Ephemera are a type of cosmetic item for Warframes and Operators. When equipped, they create special visual effects that emanate from the Warframe's body.

Equipping[edit | edit source]

To equip an Ephemera, go to the "Arsenal" page, then click on a Warframe's "Appearance" tab. The Ephemera can be equipped in the option "Attachments" under the section labeled as "Ephemera".

The Ephemera section will not appear until at least one Ephemera has been obtained.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Blazing Step[edit | edit source]

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The Warframe leaves flaming footprints in its wake.

Drops from Pyr Captain, Glacik Commander, Lektro Commander, Blite Captain: 0.387%.

Purchasable from Arbitration Store for 30 Vitus Essence

Manufacturing Requirements
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1,000,000
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100
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Ember Systems
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1

Time: 72 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 50
MarketIcon.png Market Price: N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price: N/A


Seeding Step[edit | edit source]

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The Warframe leaves grassy footprints in its wake.

Obtained from Arbitrations rotation C (5%).

Manufacturing Requirements
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1,000,000
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50
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Oberon Systems
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1

Time: 72 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 50
MarketIcon.png Market Price: N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price: N/A


Freezing Step[edit | edit source]

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The Warframe leaves icicles as footprints in its wake.

Obtained from the Exploiter Orb (5%).

Manufacturing Requirements
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1,000,000
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20,000
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Frost Systems
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1

Time: 72 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 50
MarketIcon.png Market Price: N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price: N/A


Shocking Step[edit | edit source]

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The Warframe leaves footprints with electricity in its wake.

Obtained from the Exploiter Orb (5%).

Manufacturing Requirements
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1,000,000
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100,000
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Volt Systems
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1

Time: 72 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 50
MarketIcon.png Market Price: N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price: N/A


Bleeding Body[edit | edit source]

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A grisly blood effect emanates from your Warframe.

Obtained from Arbitration Honors for 30 Vitus Essence.

Manufacturing Requirements
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1,000,000
Kuva64.png
10,000
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Garuda Systems
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1

Time: 72 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 50
MarketIcon.png Market Price: N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price: N/A


Smoking Body[edit | edit source]

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The Warframe body emits smoke.

Obtained from Shadow Stalker (5%).

Manufacturing Requirements
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1,000,000
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25
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Ash Systems
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1

Time: 72 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 50
MarketIcon.png Market Price: N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price: N/A


Spring Step[edit | edit source]

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Mark the path to a new season with a trail of decorative eggs.

Obtained from the Market for Credits64.png5,000 between April 17th – April 24th 2019.

Temporary Ephemera usable till April 24th 2019 and removed after that date.


Fae Path[edit | edit source]

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Your Warframe leaves a trail of fireflies and forest leaves in its wake.

(PC only) Obtained via in-game inbox message after enabling Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) post-Update 25.0.

(Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch only) Purchased from Baro Ki'Teer (permanently available) for Credits64.png1,000 and 15 Ducats.


Eidolon[edit | edit source]

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Move as the Eidolons and burn the ground coldly with footsteps of shimmering Void energy.

Awarded after reaching certain ranks in Nightwave:


Lotus[edit | edit source]

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Your Warframe leaves a trail of fragrant petals in its wake.

Obtained via Twitch/Mixer drop from watching any mainstage panel for 30 minutes during TennoCon 2019 – watching the TennoLive stream did not fulfill the requirement.

This Ephemera is sold by Baro Ki'Teer in the Concourse section of the Tenno Relay for Credits64.png450,000 and PrimeBucks.png250. Note that Baro Ki'Teer's stock changes with each appearance, and this Ephemera may not be available on a succeeding appearance.


Spore[edit | edit source]

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Infested spores emanate from your Warframe.

Awarded from reaching certain ranks in Nightwave:


Corposant Prime[edit | edit source]

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Luminous plasma leaps off surfaces in your presence.

Obtained via Wukong Prime Access Accessories Pack between July 6th, 2019 ~ October 1st, 2019.


Obsidian[edit | edit source]

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A next-generation Ephemera.

A PS4-exclusive Ephemera included in the Renown Pack XVII Bundle, available from September 10th, 2019 to March 10th, 2020.


Naberus[edit | edit source]

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A warrior walks, alone in crowds
Companion to moon and mist and bat
With a vision grim the mind enshrouds
This fearsome, deathborne aristocrat.

Manufacturing Requirements
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10,000
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1,000
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5


Time: 36 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 50
MarketIcon.png Market Price: N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price: N/A

Awarded after completing the 4th stage of the Tactical Alert "Hallowed Flame", between October 25th, 2019 - November 1st, 2019. Its blueprint can be bought from Daughter for 45 MotherToken64.png Mother Token during Nights of Naberus between October 15th - November 1st, 2020.


Vengeful Series[edit | edit source]

Obtained from defeating a Kuva Lich, provided the Lich has an Ephemera themselves, regardless if they are spared or killed. Liches have a 20% chance to be generated with an Ephemera linked to their weapon's damage bonus. Unlike most Ephemera listed here, the Vengeful series can be equipped on Companions and Archwings, though with a slightly subdued effect. Note that the Vengeful Trickster Ephemera works best on shiny Warframes (like Primes).

Tenebrous[edit | edit source]

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Walk wreathed in Sentient unlight.

Purchased from Little Duck in Fortuna for 15 Anomaly Shards earned from completing Sentient Anomalies in the Veil Proxima.

Prior to Hotfix 27.0.11, this Ephemera dropped from Reinforced Sentient Storage Containers aboard the Sentient Anomaly in Veil Proxima.

Ki'Teer[edit | edit source]

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Spread the influence of the System's greatest trader wherever you go!

Introduced in Hotfix 27.2.2. This Ephemera is sold by Baro Ki'Teer in the Concourse section of the Tenno Relay for Credits64.png150,000 and PrimeBucks.png100. Note that Baro Ki'Teer's stock changes with each appearance, and this Ephemera may not be available on a succeeding appearance.

Crania[edit | edit source]

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Surround yourself with the echoes of the fallen – earned on the Steel Path.

Can be bought from Teshin in the Steel Path Honors store for 85 Steel Essence

Trio Orbit[edit | edit source]

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Surround yourself with a trio of orbiting energy – earned on the Steel Path.

Can be bought from Teshin in the Steel Path Honors store for 3 Steel Essence.

Festering[edit | edit source]

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Persistent sores and bubbles burst with every move.

Exclusive to the Deimos Supporter Packs available from August 25th, 2020 to ???.

Spinneret[edit | edit source]

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A rogue slinks, along a line
Deadly patience its tactic
In sparkling moonlight eyes shine
Ruthless, skulking arachnid

It can be bought from Daughter for 150 MotherToken64.png Mother Token between October 15th - November 1st, 2020. After standing still for a few seconds, the cobwebs will thicken and expand to the ground.

Frostfall[edit | edit source]

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Become the heart of the winter, beneath a cloud of falling snow.

The Frostfall Ephemera was awarded during Tennobaum 2020 if over 120,000 gifts were given to other players. After standing still for a few seconds, the Ephemera will generate a cloud of snow.

Baurahn Prime[edit | edit source]

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Coiling, hissing, the spirits of flame ride with their kin.

Obtained via the Nezha Prime Access Accessories Pack, available from October 27th, 2020 until February 23rd, 2021.

Eros Wings[edit | edit source]

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Wings to lift your love starward.

The Eros Wings Ephemera can be bought from Ticker in Fortuna during Star Days for 35 TrainingDebtBond64.png Training Debt-Bond.


Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Ephemera will inherit the color of the Warframe's attachments energy color, rather than the emissive color.
    • An exception to this is Vengeful Shockwave Ephemera which is not affected by any color selection. However, it is affected by RhinoIcon272.pngRhino's IronSkin130xDark.pngIron Skin by which it can change color according to the Warframe's tint color if IronSkin130xDark.pngIron Skin was cast by Rhino PrimeIcon272.pngRhino Prime, just like the owner.
  • All Ephemera and their blueprints are untradeable. The Vengeful series is a partial exception to this; while they cannot be traded by themselves, players can trade converted Liches who have them to others.
    • A lich will still drop an ephemera to the first person who converted it.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • The Frostfall and Spinneret Ephemera will persist visually on an Operator in the Orbiter by simply previewing them. Even if neither are equipped they will both visually persist at the same time until leaving and returning to Operator mode, and is only bugged on the Orbiter itself.

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Hotfix 29.8.1

  • Fixed Eros Wings Ephemera not hiding for Clients.

Update 29.8

  • Fixed the Frostfall Ephemera FX persisting while on the Orbiter, even after being unequipped or having switched Warframes.

Hotfix 29.5.4

  • Updated the Baurahn Prime Ephemera so the dragon bodies will take the Accent tint color, giving you further customization options.

Update 29.5

  • Fixed Baurahn Prime Ephemera FX not being removed until leaving the Arsenal.
  • Fixed Spore Ephemera FX appearing as rectangles for Ash’s Bladestorm clones.

Hotfix 29.3.1

Baurahn Prime Ephemera Changes & Fixes

We were originally a little conservative with the Baurahn Prime Ephemera as to not visually overwhelm. Based on your feedback post launch we’ve made a few changes:

  • Aggressively reduced required idle times for the dragons to trigger.
  • Enabled Energy colouring for the dragons metal textures.
    • Previously the metal parts of the dragons were locked as gold. Now it takes the primary Energy colour, and if you have the secondary unlocked, the Energy element of the dragons will favour that - so you can colour the metal with the primary and the Energy with the secondary.
  • Increased scale of the smaller dragons.
  • Fixed the Baurahn Prime Ephemera FX playing when in Navigation view, which can be visually overwhelming.

Update 28.3

  • Fixed some Ephemera FX lingering when viewing Market screens.

Update 28.0

  • The Blazing Step Ephemera has been removed from the Elite Sanctuary Onslaught rewards table and added to two places:
    • Arbitration Honors Store in the Relay
    • Railjack Commander Boss Drop Tables (5%)
      • Out of the growing list of Ephemeras, Blazing Step was the more difficult to obtain due to its drop rate within the Elite Sanctuary Onslaught table. By taking Blazing Step out of the ESO table, the rewards within ESO will normalize and fill in the missing 1.01%. You now have the option to either spend your Vitus Essence in the Arbitrations Honor Store or by bringing demise to Railjack Commanders during your Railjack missions.

Update 27.4

  • Fixed some flickering on the Ki'teer Ephemera as it wasn't properly using the Attachment Energy color.

Hotfix 27.3.11

  • Fixed Step-based Ephemeras not working on Titania Prime.

Hotfix 27.3.9

  • Fixed the game possibly having high memory usage if someone was spawning Spore Ephemera in the other room and the game wasn't properly cleaning up due to the player being out of sight.

Update 27.3

  • Fixed the Spore Ephemera not scaling when in Archwing.

Hotfix 27.2.2

Update 27.2

  • Fixed the Vengeful Pull Ephemera being way too bright after customizing it and not inheriting Archwing scaling.
  • Fixed the Spore Ephemera showing the outline of Nidus’ wings in his Mutated state before he has enough stacks for them to actually show.
  • Fixed walk trail (Burning Step, Frozen Step, Fae Path, etc.) Ephemeras spawning half of the FX when equipped on a Warframe with Wisp’s floating animations.

Hotfix 27.0.12

  • Tenebrous Ephemera is now obtained from Little Duck using a token system.
  • Fixed the Vengeful Charge Ephemera providing constant light source for Mirage's Eclipse, resulting in a cosmetic granting the light buff to remain 99% of the time.

Hotfix 27.0.11

Tenebrous Ephemera Removal and Future Acquisition:

TEMPORARILY removed the Tenebrous Ephemera as a drop from Reinforced Sentient Containers aboard the Sentient Anomaly in Veil Proxima. The drop method is causing numerous issues in terms of connectivity stability and player frustration. We’re going to be changing the acquisition method that won’t involve a direct drop rate in a near future Hotfix/Update, and will instead be closer to a token system (complete X Anomaly missions to buy Ephemera from a vendor).

  • The Tenebrous Ephemera will be coming back as soon as possible in a better acquisition method
Fixes:
  • Fixed overzealous particle sizes on the Naberus, Corposant Prime, and Spore Ephemeras when in Archwing.

Hotfix 27.0.10

  • Fixed incorrect Energy color for the Vengeful Shockwave Ephemera.

Hotfix 26.0.7

  • A bug now turned feature; Ephemera’s obtained from a Kuva Lich can now be equipped on Sentinels and Companions! For FX sake, this will be a slightly subdued version of the selected Ephemera. Non-Lich Ephemera functionally is in the works!

Update 26.0

  • (Undocumented) Vengeful Ephemeras added.

Update 25.7

Hotfix 25.6.3

  • Fixed the Spore Ephemera not rendering over certain Warframe parts.

Update 25.6

  • Fixed issues with Ephemeras not disappearing when the wearer is gone (i.e in and out of Operator).
  • Fixed an FX leak on the Spore Ephemera.

Hotfix 25.3.3.1

  • Fixed rogue Ephemera particles never going away in the Arsenal.

Update 25.3

  • Corposant Prime Ephemera added.
  • Spore Ephemera added.
  • (Undocumented) Operators can now equip Ephemeras.

Hotfix 25.1.2

  • (Undocumented) Eidolon Step Ephemera added.

Update 25.0

  • Fae Path Ephemera added.
  • Ephemera now uses your Attachments color.
  • Increased Ephemera drop rate on Exploiter Orb from 6% category drop to 10% category drop.
  • Slightly increased the drop rate of the Seeding Step Ephemera in Arbitrations.
  • Fixed the Bleeding Body Ephemera still appearing visible when your Warframe is hidden (talking to Bounty givers in Orb Vallis).
  • Fixed some Ephemera not appearing in Relays or missions after a cinematic is triggered.

Hotfix 24.7.3

  • Removed unreleased [Fae Path] Ephemera from being Chat linkable...shhhhh.

Hotfix 24.5.8

  • Fixed inability to Chat link Ephemeras.

Update 24.5

  • (Undocumented) Shocking Step and Freezing Step Ephemera are now available via Exploiter Orb drops.

Update 24.4

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 26.0

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