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.


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.


Blazing Step

1. Blazing Step

The Warframe leaves flaming footprints in its wake.

Obtained from Elite Sanctuary Onslaught rotation C (1.01%).

Manufacturing Requirements
Ember Systems

Time: 72 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
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Seeding Step

2. Seeding Step

The Warframe leaves grassy footprints in its wake.

Obtained from Arbitrations rotation C (5%).

Manufacturing Requirements
Oberon Systems

Time: 72 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
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Freezing Step

3. Freezing Step

The Warframe leaves icicles as footprints in its wake.

Obtained from the Exploiter Orb (5%).

Manufacturing Requirements
Frost Systems

Time: 72 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
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Shocking Step

4. Shocking Step

The Warframe leaves footprints with electricity in its wake.

Obtained from the Exploiter Orb (5%).

Manufacturing Requirements
Volt Systems

Time: 72 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
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Bleeding Body

5. Bleeding Body

A grisly blood effect emanates from your Warframe.

Obtained from Arbitration Honors for 30 Vitus Essence.

Manufacturing Requirements
Garuda Systems

Time: 72 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
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Smoking Body

6. Smoking Body

The Warframe body emits smoke.

Obtained from Shadow Stalker (5%).

Manufacturing Requirements
Ash Systems

Time: 72 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
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Spring Step

7. Spring Step

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

Obtained from the Market for Credits645,000 between April 17th – April 24th 2019.

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

Fae Path

8. Fae Path

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 Credits641,000 and 15 Ducats.

Eidolon Step

9. Eidolon Step

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

Awarded after reaching Rank 15 in Nightwave: Intermission (and Intermission II).



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.


11. Spore

Infested spores emanate from your Warframe.

Awarded after reaching Rank 19 in Nightwave Series 2.

Corposant Prime

12. Corposant Prime

Luminous plasma leaps off surfaces in your presence.

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



A next-generation Ephemera.

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


14. Naberus

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

Awarded after completing the 4th stage of the Tactical Alert "Hallowed Flame", between October 25th, 2019 ~ November 1st, 2019.

Vengeful Series

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 for FX reasons?



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.



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 Credits64150,000 and PrimeBucks100. Note that Baro Ki'Teer's stock changes with each appearance, and this Ephemera may not be available on a succeeding appearance.


  • 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 Rhino's IronSkin130xDark Iron Skin by which it can change color according to the Warframe's tint color if IronSkin130xDark Iron Skin was cast by Rhino PrimeIcon272 Rhino 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 to convert it.

Patch History

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
  • 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.


  • 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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