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This shape-altering component is fundamental to Orokin construction.

—In-Game Description

Forma is a resource used to add, remove, or alter the Polarity of a Mod slot on Warframes, Archwings, weapons, or Companions; add Tiles to a Clan Dojo; to rise in Syndicate ranks or serve as a component in the creation of certain weapons and items.

Two Forma are required to build an Exilus Adapter.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
35,000
Morphics64
1
NeuralSensor64
1
Neurode64
1
OrokinCell64
1
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 10
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum6420 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price: N/A
Drop Locations

BlueprintLith H2 Common
Lith M2 Uncommon
Lith O1 Uncommon
Lith P1 Uncommon
Lith Z2 Common
Meso B3 Common
Meso S8 Common
Meso T1 Uncommon
Meso T3 Common
Meso Z1 Common
Neo A2 Uncommon
Neo B5 Common
Neo G1 Common
Neo N8 Uncommon
Neo N9 Uncommon
Neo O1 Common (B)
Axi A2 Common (B)
Axi A4 Common
Axi A5 Common
Axi C3 Common
Axi E2 Uncommon
Axi K4 Common
Axi L2 Uncommon
Axi S4 Common
Axi V8 Common (B)
Lith A1 Common (V)
Lith A2 Common (V)
Lith B1 Common (V)
Lith B2 Common (V)
Lith B3 Common (V)
Lith B4 Common (V)
Lith C1 Uncommon (V)
Lith F1 Common (V)
Lith G1 Uncommon (V)
Lith M1 Common (V)
Lith N1 Uncommon (V)
Lith N3 Uncommon (V)
Lith S1 Uncommon (V)
Lith S2 Uncommon (V)
Lith S4 Common (V)
Lith S6 Common (V)
Lith T1 Common (V)
Lith T2 Common (V)
Lith V1 Uncommon (V)
Lith V2 Uncommon (V)
Lith Z1 Uncommon (V)
Meso B1 Common (V)
Meso C1 Common (V)
Meso D1 Common (V)
Meso D2 Common (V)
Meso E1 Uncommon (V)
Meso F2 Uncommon (V)
Meso F3 Uncommon (V)
Meso G1 Common (V)
Meso N1 Uncommon (V)
Meso N2 Uncommon (V)
Meso N4 Uncommon (V)
Meso N5 Common (V)
Meso N6 Common (V)
Meso O1 Common (V)
Meso S2 Uncommon (V)
Meso S3 Uncommon (V)
Meso S5 Uncommon (V)
Meso S7 Common (V)
Meso T2 Common (V)
Meso V1 Uncommon (V)
Meso V2 Uncommon (V)
Meso V3 Common (V)
Meso V4 Common (V)
Neo A1 Common (V)
Neo B2 Uncommon (V)
Neo B3 Common (V)
Neo B4 Common (V)
Neo D1 Uncommon (V)
Neo E1 Uncommon (V)
Neo F1 Uncommon (V)
Neo N1 Common (V)
Neo N2 Uncommon (V)
Neo N4 Uncommon (V)
Neo N5 Common (V)
Neo R1 Common (V)
Neo S1 Uncommon (V)
Neo S3 Uncommon (V)
Neo S6 Common (V)
Neo S8 Common (V)
Neo T1 Common (V)
Neo V1 Common (V)
Neo V2 Uncommon (V)
Neo V3 Uncommon (V)
Neo V5 Uncommon (V)
Neo V6 Common (V)
Neo V7 Common (V)
Neo Z1 Uncommon (V)
Axi B2 Uncommon (V)
Axi C1 Uncommon (V)
Axi C2 Common (V)
Axi E1 Uncommon (V)
Axi G1 Uncommon (V)
Axi H1 Common (V)
Axi H3 Uncommon (V)
Axi K1 Uncommon (V)
Axi K2 Common (V)
Axi L1 Uncommon (V)
Axi N1 Common (V)
Axi N2 Uncommon (V)
Axi N3 Common (V)
Axi O1 Common (V)
Axi O3 Common (V)
Axi S1 Common (V)
Axi S2 Uncommon (V)
Axi V1 Uncommon (V)
Axi V4 Uncommon (V)
Axi V5 Common (V)
Axi V6 Common (V)

BlueprintLith H2 Common
Lith M2 Uncommon
Lith O1 Uncommon
Lith P1 Uncommon
Lith Z2 Common
Meso B3 Common
Meso S8 Common
Meso T1 Uncommon
Meso T3 Common
Meso Z1 Common
Neo A2 Uncommon
Neo B5 Common
Neo G1 Common
Neo N8 Uncommon
Neo N9 Uncommon
Neo O1 Common (B)
Axi A2 Common (B)
Axi A4 Common
Axi A5 Common
Axi C3 Common
Axi E2 Uncommon
Axi K4 Common
Axi L2 Uncommon
Axi S4 Common
Axi V8 Common (B)
Lith A1 Common (V)
Lith A2 Common (V)
Lith B1 Common (V)
Lith B2 Common (V)
Lith B3 Common (V)
Lith B4 Common (V)
Lith C1 Uncommon (V)
Lith F1 Common (V)
Lith G1 Uncommon (V)
Lith M1 Common (V)
Lith N1 Uncommon (V)
Lith N3 Uncommon (V)
Lith S1 Uncommon (V)
Lith S2 Uncommon (V)
Lith S4 Common (V)
Lith S6 Common (V)
Lith T1 Common (V)
Lith T2 Common (V)
Lith V1 Uncommon (V)
Lith V2 Uncommon (V)
Lith Z1 Uncommon (V)
Meso B1 Common (V)
Meso C1 Common (V)
Meso D1 Common (V)
Meso D2 Common (V)
Meso E1 Uncommon (V)
Meso F2 Uncommon (V)
Meso F3 Uncommon (V)
Meso G1 Common (V)
Meso N1 Uncommon (V)
Meso N2 Uncommon (V)
Meso N4 Uncommon (V)
Meso N5 Common (V)
Meso N6 Common (V)
Meso O1 Common (V)
Meso S2 Uncommon (V)
Meso S3 Uncommon (V)
Meso S5 Uncommon (V)
Meso S7 Common (V)
Meso T2 Common (V)
Meso V1 Uncommon (V)
Meso V2 Uncommon (V)
Meso V3 Common (V)
Meso V4 Common (V)
Neo A1 Common (V)
Neo B2 Uncommon (V)
Neo B3 Common (V)
Neo B4 Common (V)
Neo D1 Uncommon (V)
Neo E1 Uncommon (V)
Neo F1 Uncommon (V)
Neo N1 Common (V)
Neo N2 Uncommon (V)
Neo N4 Uncommon (V)
Neo N5 Common (V)
Neo R1 Common (V)
Neo S1 Uncommon (V)
Neo S3 Uncommon (V)
Neo S6 Common (V)
Neo S8 Common (V)
Neo T1 Common (V)
Neo V1 Common (V)
Neo V2 Uncommon (V)
Neo V3 Uncommon (V)
Neo V5 Uncommon (V)
Neo V6 Common (V)
Neo V7 Common (V)
Neo Z1 Uncommon (V)
Axi B2 Uncommon (V)
Axi C1 Uncommon (V)
Axi C2 Common (V)
Axi E1 Uncommon (V)
Axi G1 Uncommon (V)
Axi H1 Common (V)
Axi H3 Uncommon (V)
Axi K1 Uncommon (V)
Axi K2 Common (V)
Axi L1 Uncommon (V)
Axi N1 Common (V)
Axi N2 Uncommon (V)
Axi N3 Common (V)
Axi O1 Common (V)
Axi O3 Common (V)
Axi S1 Common (V)
Axi S2 Uncommon (V)
Axi V1 Uncommon (V)
Axi V4 Uncommon (V)
Axi V5 Common (V)
Axi V6 Common (V)

BlueprintLith H2 Common
Lith M2 Uncommon
Lith O1 Uncommon
Lith P1 Uncommon
Lith Z2 Common
Meso B3 Common
Meso S8 Common
Meso T1 Uncommon
Meso T3 Common
Meso Z1 Common
Neo A2 Uncommon
Neo B5 Common
Neo G1 Common
Neo N8 Uncommon
Neo N9 Uncommon
Neo O1 Common (B)
Axi A2 Common (B)
Axi A4 Common
Axi A5 Common
Axi C3 Common
Axi E2 Uncommon
Axi K4 Common
Axi L2 Uncommon
Axi S4 Common
Axi V8 Common (B)
Lith A1 Common (V)
Lith A2 Common (V)
Lith B1 Common (V)
Lith B2 Common (V)
Lith B3 Common (V)
Lith B4 Common (V)
Lith C1 Uncommon (V)
Lith F1 Common (V)
Lith G1 Uncommon (V)
Lith M1 Common (V)
Lith N1 Uncommon (V)
Lith N3 Uncommon (V)
Lith S1 Uncommon (V)
Lith S2 Uncommon (V)
Lith S4 Common (V)
Lith S6 Common (V)
Lith T1 Common (V)
Lith T2 Common (V)
Lith V1 Uncommon (V)
Lith V2 Uncommon (V)
Lith Z1 Uncommon (V)
Meso B1 Common (V)
Meso C1 Common (V)
Meso D1 Common (V)
Meso D2 Common (V)
Meso E1 Uncommon (V)
Meso F2 Uncommon (V)
Meso F3 Uncommon (V)
Meso G1 Common (V)
Meso N1 Uncommon (V)
Meso N2 Uncommon (V)
Meso N4 Uncommon (V)
Meso N5 Common (V)
Meso N6 Common (V)
Meso O1 Common (V)
Meso S2 Uncommon (V)
Meso S3 Uncommon (V)
Meso S5 Uncommon (V)
Meso S7 Common (V)
Meso T2 Common (V)
Meso V1 Uncommon (V)
Meso V2 Uncommon (V)
Meso V3 Common (V)
Meso V4 Common (V)
Neo A1 Common (V)
Neo B2 Uncommon (V)
Neo B3 Common (V)
Neo B4 Common (V)
Neo D1 Uncommon (V)
Neo E1 Uncommon (V)
Neo F1 Uncommon (V)
Neo N1 Common (V)
Neo N2 Uncommon (V)
Neo N4 Uncommon (V)
Neo N5 Common (V)
Neo R1 Common (V)
Neo S1 Uncommon (V)
Neo S3 Uncommon (V)
Neo S6 Common (V)
Neo S8 Common (V)
Neo T1 Common (V)
Neo V1 Common (V)
Neo V2 Uncommon (V)
Neo V3 Uncommon (V)
Neo V5 Uncommon (V)
Neo V6 Common (V)
Neo V7 Common (V)
Neo Z1 Uncommon (V)
Axi B2 Uncommon (V)
Axi C1 Uncommon (V)
Axi C2 Common (V)
Axi E1 Uncommon (V)
Axi G1 Uncommon (V)
Axi H1 Common (V)
Axi H3 Uncommon (V)
Axi K1 Uncommon (V)
Axi K2 Common (V)
Axi L1 Uncommon (V)
Axi N1 Common (V)
Axi N2 Uncommon (V)
Axi N3 Common (V)
Axi O1 Common (V)
Axi O3 Common (V)
Axi S1 Common (V)
Axi S2 Uncommon (V)
Axi V1 Uncommon (V)
Axi V4 Uncommon (V)
Axi V5 Common (V)
Axi V6 Common (V)

Lith/Meso/Neo/Axi refer to Void Relics
(V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics
(B) Denotes Baro Ki'Teer Exclusive Void Relic

Acquisition

Forma or its blueprint can be:

Note that the blueprint is consumed when the Forma is crafted.

Using Forma on Equipment

To apply a Forma, go to the Arsenal and access the desired item's Mod loadout. Select Action at the bottom of the screen, then choose Polarize, which will show a layout of the item's mod slots and polarities. Click on a slot to cycle through the possible polarities. A slot that already has a polarity (either by default or from a prior polarization) can also be changed.

Forma can only be used on equipment that has already been ranked to 30 and, when used, said equipment is reset to rank 0 (unranked). Warframe skills are also reset, with skills and their respective ranks needing to be re-unlocked. Forma can be used again on already polarized equipment, provided that it is leveled to 30 again. Orokin Catalysts and Orokin Reactors are unaffected by the usage of Forma. Re-leveling equipment after using Forma on it does not grant mastery points.

For each Forma used on equipment, said equipment will gain a star above the name of the equipment starting from the center.

Blueprints Requiring Forma

Click to view the Blueprints requiring Forma.
Blueprints Type Quantity
Ack & Brunt Melee 1
Acrid Primary 1
Akstiletto Secondary 1
Arca Plasmor Primary 1
Arca Scisco Secondary 1
Argonak Primary 1
Attica Primary 1
Baza Primary 1
Buzlok Primary 1
Cassowar Melee 1
Castanas Secondary 1
Cerata Melee 1
Convectrix Primary 1
Cycron Secondary 1
Daikyu Primary 1
Dark Split-Sword Melee 1
Dera Primary 1
Djinn Sentinel 2
Dual Cestra Secondary 1
Dual Ichor Melee 1
Dual Toxocyst Secondary 1
Embolist Secondary 1
Equinox Warframe 1
Exilus Adapter Enhancement 2
Falcor Melee 1
Ferrox Primary 2
Flux Rifle Primary 1
Glaxion Primary 1
Grattler Arch-Gun 1
Greater Focus Lens Enhancement 1
Grinlok Primary 1
Helios Sentinel 1
Hema Primary 1
Ignis Primary 1
Jat Kittag Melee 1
Jat Kusar Melee 1
Kohmak Secondary 1
Knux Arch-Melee 1
Lanka Primary 1
Marelok Secondary 1
Mios Melee 1
Mutalist Quanta Primary 1
Nikana Melee 1
Nukor Secondary 1
Ogris Primary 1
Opticor Primary 1
Paracyst Primary 1
Phage Primary 1
Prova Melee 1
Pupacyst Melee 1
Pyrana Secondary 1
Quanta Primary 1
Ripkas Melee 1
Scoliac Melee 1
Shaku Melee 1
Silva & Aegis Melee 1
Spectra Secondary 1
Supra Primary 1
Sybaris Primary 1
Synapse Primary 2
Talons Secondary 1
Tenora Primary 1
Tiberon Primary 1
Torid Primary 1
Twin Grakata Secondary 1
Twin Kohmak Secondary 1
Twin Krohkur Melee 1
Veldt Primary 1
Venka Melee 1
Total 72

Last updated: Hotfix 23.10.6

Notes

  • Oddly enough, players can polarize Aura mod slots with the Unairu Pol Unairu polarity, despite there currently being no Aura mods with that polarity.
    • Similarly, players can also polarize mod slots belonging to non-melee weapons with said polarity as well.
  • All syndicates require Forma to advance to Rank 2, as well as in order to become neutral if the Tenno has fallen to the first negative rank.
  • Players cannot (currently) add Umbra Pol Umbra polarity to slots using Forma, even when Polarizing Skiajati or Excalibur Umbra. Existing Umbra Pol Umbra polarities can be replaced with others, but after that they cannot be restored.

Trivia

  • Forma means "shape" in a variety of languages.
  • From the Scanner inside the Orbiter, one can occasionally hear a Grineer inspecting someone's cargo and getting bribed with a Forma after he finds something suspicious.
  • The prevalence of golden surfaces in Orokin Void levels and on Prime equipment may indicate the use of massive amounts of Forma in their construction. The grey surfaces in the Clan Dojo may be due to Tenno improvising with more mundane materials while copying Orokin aesthetics.
  • A Forma is required to craft nearly all Clan Research weapons, though this is most likely only for gameplay reasons as most of them don't involve any Orokin technology.

Patch History

Update 22.12
  • Forma/Forma Bundle prices in the Arsenal Upgrade screen will now display the discounted price if there's an active sale.

Update 22.10

  • We now present players with the option to buy a Forma Bundle when using the Upgrade screen to install Forma.

Hotfix 22.3.4

  • The Forma Sacrifice to [Ostron] Defender has been replaced with 10x Iradite.

Update 21.2

  • Forma count can now be seen on weapons and Warframes in the Inventory screen (similar to in the Arsenal).

Update 21.0

  • Forma-ing your equipment now brings you back to the Upgrade screen instead of to the main Arsenal.

Update 20.7

  • Fixed selecting ‘Mods’ on an un-Forma'd weapon with no Mods equipped resulting in the category selection disappearing.

Update: The Silver Grove

  • Added indicators in the Arsenal of how many Forma are installed in gear, and whether or not gear has been fully Mastered!

Update: Specters of the Rail

  • 3 Forma Bundle added to the Market.

Update 18.6

  • Fixed Sentinels not properly calculating rank reduction for Capacity when a player uses a Forma on a Sentinel Mod slot.
  • Fixed Sentinels not properly calculating rank reduction for Capacity when a player uses a Forma on a Sentinel Weapon slot.

Update 17.3

  • Forma Blueprints will now only drop in one rotation, replaced by the following drops in these endless Mission rotations:
    • T1D Rotation A: Forma BP for T2MD Key.
    • T3D Rotation B: Forma BP for Uncommon Fusion Core 5 Pack.
    • T4D Rotation B: Forma BP for Prime Carrier Systems.
    • T4D Rotation C: Forma BP for Hikou Pouch.
    • T3S Rotation C: Forma BP for Prime Carrier BP.
    • T4S Rotation B: Forma BP for Rare Fusion Core 5 Pack

Hotfix 16.11.4

  • Reduced the frequency of Forma Blueprints dropping in T3 Defense Rotation C.

Hotfix 16.0.3

  • Removed Forma from Cephalon Capture reward manifest.

Hotfix 15.16.2

  • Tenno can now buy Forma directly from upgrade screen.

Update 14.2

  • Fixed a crash related purchasing Forma for polarizing a weapon.
  • Fixed a crash related to purchasing a Forma while in the Arsenal and then attempting to perform a polarization.

Update 12.0

  • Polarity Management is here! You can now swap the order of Polarities on your Forma’d gear!

Update 10.1

  • Forma requirement changes for:
    • Dual Ichors: 2 to 1
    • Embolist: 2 to 1
    • Synapse: 3 to 2
    • Djinn: 3 to 2

Hotfix 9.3.4

  • Fixed blueprints for weekend event Dojo Trophies requiring 16 Forma to build instead of 16 Gallium.

Hotfix 8.0.6

  • Fixed Forma Blueprint icon to match up with Forma icon.
  • Fixed Forma not being obtained by user as reward in alert missions.

Hotfix 8.0.3

  • Fixed issue where Login Rewards (including Forma) were not being obtained.

Update 8.0

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 22.19.1

See also

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