The factions in WARFRAME are the civilizations and groups fighting for supremacy in the solar system; their conflict is the backdrop of the game's missions. Because nothing in the game indicates an alien origin of any faction, it is assumed that they all are human, trans-human, or created by humans.
The only playable faction are the Tenno. Other factions such as the Grineer, the Corpus, the Infested, the Sentient and the Orokin are presented as adversaries, while the Syndicates and the Wild are mostly neutral, but can act as allies or enemies to the Tenno.
|Grineer||Corrupted Butcher • Corrupted Bombard • Corrupted Heavy Gunner • Corrupted Lancer • Corrupted Warden|
|Corpus||Corrupted Drone • Corrupted Crewman • Corrupted MOA • Corrupted Nullifier|
|Orokin||Orokin Drone • Orokin Spectator • Orokin Turret|
|Drone||Aerolyst • Anu Mantalyst • Anu Pyrolyst • Battalyst • Brachiolyst • Conculyst • Eradicyst • Mimic • Oculyst • Ortholyst • Summulyst • Symbilyst|
|Spectral||Anu Interference Drone • Choralyst • Spectralyst • Vomvalyst|
|Amalgam||Amalgam Arca Heqet • Amalgam Arca Kucumatz • Amalgam Cinder Machinist • Amalgam Phase MOA • Amalgam Swarm Satyr|
|Ships||Condrix • Gyrix • Ionyx • Murex • Orphix • Splintrix|
|Teralyst • Gantulyst • Hydrolyst • Ropalolyst • Condrix • Suda-Hunhow • Wolf of Saturn Six|
Syndicates are groups of interest operating throughout the Origin System separate from the Corpus, Grineer, and the Tenno. These groups have their own ideologies and goals regarding the fate of the system, with some inevitably in disagreement with at least one other syndicate, though alliances between said syndicates exist.
|Relay||Factions||Arbiters of Hexis • Cephalon Suda • New Loka • Red Veil • Steel Meridian • The Perrin Sequence|
|Neutral||Cephalon Simaris • Conclave|
|Landscape||Cetus||Ostron • The Quills|
|Fortuna||Solaris United • Ventkids • Vox Solaris|
|Necralisk||Entrati • Necraloid|
|Event||Operational Supply • Nightwave|
|Standing • Syndicate Radial Effects|
Unaffiliated or Neutral lifeforms are those that do not side with any of the major factions, including wild animals.
|Unaffiliated / Neutral|
|Conservation||Plains of Eidolon||Condroc • Kuaka • Mergoo • Vasca Kavat|
|Orb Vallis||Bolarola • Horrasque • Kubrodon • Pobber • Sawgaw • Stover • Virmink|
|Cambion Drift||Avichaea • Cryptilex • Nexifera • Predasite • Velocipod • Undazoa • Vulpaphyla|
|Other||Arbitration Shield Drone • Desert Skate • Feral Kavat • Feral Kubrow • Saturn Six Fugitive • Tomb Guardian • Tomb Protector • Tomb Protector Effigy • Wolf of Saturn Six|
The complete list of enemies can be found in the Codex. Players can complete their own Codex archive by scanning enemies using a Codex Scanner or a Helios with equipped. Each Codex profile consists of various information about the enemy such as lore, vulnerabilities, and Mod drops.