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Fuses with a Warframe to unlock the Exilus Mod Slot.
—In-Game Description

The Exilus Warframe Adapter is a special item that can be fused with a Warframe to unlock an Exilus Mod Slot, which is a special additional slot that can be used solely for Exilus Mods, aka Utility Mods. Each Warframe can only have a single Exilus Slot active, and any eligible mods used on the slot will consume mod capacity, like normal mods. An Exilus slot can be polarized using Forma, but its polarity cannot be swapped with that of another slot.



  • Can be purchased from the Market for Platinum64.png 20 under EquipmentComponents.
  • The blueprint can be obtained from Cephalon Simaris after completion of the Natah Quest for ReputationBlackx64.png 50,000. The blueprint is consumed upon crafting and must be repurchased to craft another Adapter.
  • The blueprint can be obtained from Teshin as a Rank 5 Conclave offering for ReputationBlackx64.png 75,000.
  • A fully built Adapter can be obtained from Sorties.
  • The blueprint can be obtained from some Invasions.
  • Fully built Adapters are also sometimes given out as Twitch drops on the Devstreams.


  • A fully built Adapter is obtained automatically after completing the Natah Quest.
  • A fully built Adapter is also rewarded after completing the final mission in A Man of Few Words Quest.
  • A fully built Adapter is rewarded on the 150- and 450-Day Daily Tribute Milestones. It can also be obtained on the 50-Day Daily Tribute Milestone via the Awakened Luna Cache.
  • The Exilus Cache (3x Exilus Adapter) is available as a reward after 1050-Daily Tribute Milestones as a rotation Evergreen Cache.
  • A fully built Adapter was rewarded to players as a token of apology for server issues on 13th September 2015.
Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 23 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 10
MarketIcon.png Market Price: PlatinumLarge.png20 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price: ReputationBlackx64.png 50,000

How to Use[]

Warframe mod slots (blue) with aura (green) and exilus mod slot (pink) marked

To use an Adapter on PC, click on a Warframe's locked Exilus Slot, which will open a prompt asking for confirmation to use the Adapter to unlock the slot. If a locked Exilus Slot is clicked without Adapters being available, a prompt will appear which will ask whether the player wishes to purchase an Adapter from the Market.

On Console, you must try to equip an Exilus mod on a locked Exilus slot with an Adapter in your inventory. If you do, a dialogue box will open asking if you want to fuse the adapter with the current Warframe. Once unlocked, you can change the polarity of the slot with Forma.


  • The Adapter was introduced in Update 17.0 (2015-07-31).
  • Adapters are sometimes referred to as tomatoes, similar to how Orokin Catalysts and Orokin Reactors are referred to as blue/golden potatoes.
  • During Devstream 100 on November 3rd, 2017, a glitch resulted in viewers whose Twitch accounts were linked to their Warframe accounts receiving multiple in-game mails with fully built Adapters. It is reported that some players received as many as 30 Adapters.
  • During the Natah quest Tyl Regor remarks that Exilus was a kind of "primordial Forma, an engine for self-manipulation".

Patch History[]

Update 27.3 (2020-03-24)

Foundry Crafting Time Change:
  • Build time to 23 hours so that 1 can be built consistently every day.

Hotfix 27.0.11 (2020-01-16)

  • Warframe/weapon tooltip in the Inventory will now display an Exilus icon if said item/Warframe has one installed.

Update 23.10 (2018-10-12)

  • Updated the Exilus Adapter Inventory description to ‘Fuses with a Warframe to unlock the Exilus Mod Slot’ to reduce confusion.

Update 17.0 (2015-07-31)

  • Introduced.