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This shape-altering component is fundamental to Orokin construction. Allows you to change the polarity of a mod slot on a Warframes, Companions or Weapons and then resets their affinity to Unranked. This can only be used on max Rank Warframes, Companions and Weapons.
—In-Game Description

Forma are items most commonly used as a supercharger to add, remove, or alter the Polarity of a Mod slot on equipment such as Warframes, Archwings, weapons, or Companions. This process is called Polarization and allows mod capacity to be used more efficiently.

Forma do however have additional uses. Their second most notable use is as a component in the creation of certain items, including being used in weapon blueprints, the creation of the Exilus Adapter and other supercharger equipment, and adding Tiles to a Clan Dojo. Finally, Forma may be sacrificed to rise in Syndicate ranks.

Acquisition

Item Source Chance Expected Nearly Guaranteed
Forma Blueprint Earth Sabotage Resource Caches / C 2% ~ 50 C Caches 341 ± 113 C Caches
Forma Blueprint Tier 1 The Circuit (Steel Path) 4.43% ~ 22 A Rotations 152 ± 50 A Rotations
Forma Blueprint Invasion / A 0.50% ~ 200 A Rotations 1378 ± 459 A Rotations
Forma Blueprint Invasion / B 0.50% ~ 200 B Rotations 1378 ± 459 B Rotations
Forma Blueprint Annihilation (Conclave) / B 0.25% ~ 400 B Rotations 2759 ± 919 B Rotations
Forma Blueprint Orokin Derelict Defense / C 22.56% ~ 4 C Rotations 27 ± 9 C Rotations
Forma Blueprint Tier 3 The Circuit (Steel Path) 4.43% ~ 22 A Rotations 152 ± 50 A Rotations
Forma Blueprint Saturn Proxima Skirmish 2.50% ~ 40 A Rotations 272 ± 90 A Rotations
Forma Blueprint Tier 4 The Circuit (Steel Path) 4.43% ~ 22 A Rotations 152 ± 50 A Rotations
Forma Blueprint Cephalon Capture (Conclave) / B 0.25% ~ 400 B Rotations 2759 ± 919 B Rotations
Forma Blueprint Team Annihilation (Conclave) / B 0.25% ~ 400 B Rotations 2759 ± 919 B Rotations
Forma Blueprint Tier 2 Rathuum 0.50% ~ 200 A Rotations 1378 ± 459 A Rotations
Forma Blueprint Tier 1 Rathuum 0.34% ~ 294 A Rotations 2028 ± 676 A Rotations
Forma Blueprint Veil Proxima Skirmish 2.50% ~ 40 A Rotations 272 ± 90 A Rotations
Forma Blueprint Lunaro (Conclave) / B 0.25% ~ 400 B Rotations 2759 ± 919 B Rotations
Forma Rare Orokin Storage Container (2) 100% ~ 1 Opens 0 ± 0 Opens
Forma Reinforced Orokin Storage Container 100% ~ 1 Opens 0 ± 0 Opens
Forma Rare Orokin Storage Container 12.50% ~ 8 Opens 51 ± 17 Opens
Forma Molted Cask 100% ~ 1 Opens 0 ± 0 Opens
Forma Ancient Molted Cask 100% ~ 1 Opens 0 ± 0 Opens
Forma Earth Sabotage Resource Caches / C 0.50% ~ 200 C Caches 1378 ± 459 C Caches
Forma Archon Hunt 3% ~ 33 A Rotations 226 ± 75 A Rotations
Forma Sortie 2.50% ~ 40 A Rotations 272 ± 90 A Rotations

All drop rates data is obtained from DE's official drop tables. See Mission Rewards#Standard Missions for definitions on reward table rotations.
For more detailed definitions and information, visit here.

  • The rare container that can spawn after completing the Lua Music Puzzle is a Variant 1 Rare Orokin Storage Container.
  • Blueprint drops from Relics:
Lith Meso Neo Axi
LithRelicIntact Lith A6 Uncommon
LithRelicIntact Lith C7 Common
LithRelicIntact Lith G10 Common
LithRelicIntact Lith P8 Uncommon
LithRelicIntact Lith P9 Common
LithRelicIntact Lith R5 Common
LithRelicIntact Lith T12 Uncommon
LithRelicIntact Lith A1 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith A2 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith A4 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith A5 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith B1 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith B10 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith B2 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith B3 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith B4 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith B7 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith B9 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith C1 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith C10 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith C4 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith C5 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith C6 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith C8 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith D2 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith D4 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith D5 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith F1 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith G1 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith G11 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith G3 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith G4 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith G5 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith G6 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith G7 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith G8 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith G9 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith H10 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith H2 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith H3 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith H4 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith H5 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith H7 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith H8 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith H9 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith I1 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith K11 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith K2 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith K3 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith K4 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith K5 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith K7 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith K8 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith K9 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith L1 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith L4 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith M1 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith M2 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith M3 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith M6 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith M7 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith M8 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith N1 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith N10 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith N14 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith N3 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith N4 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith N5 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith N9 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith O1 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith O2 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith O3 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith P1 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith P2 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith P3 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith P4 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith P7 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith R1 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith R3 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith S1 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith S11 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith S12 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith S13 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith S14 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith S15 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith S2 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith S4 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith S6 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith S8 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith S9 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith T1 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith T10 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith T11 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith T2 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith T3 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith T5 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith T6 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith T7 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith T9 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith V1 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith V10 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith V2 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith V6 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith V8 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith V9 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith W1 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith W2 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith W3 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith Z1 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith Z2 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso G6 Common
MesoRelicIntact Meso H5 Common
MesoRelicIntact Meso N11 Uncommon
MesoRelicIntact Meso V9 Common
MesoRelicIntact Meso W4 Uncommon
MesoRelicIntact Meso W5 Common
MesoRelicIntact Meso A1 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso A2 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso A3 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso A6 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso B1 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso B3 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso B6 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso B7 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso B8 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso C1 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso C10 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso C4 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso C5 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso C6 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso C7 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso C9 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso D1 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso D2 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso D4 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso D5 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso D7 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso E1 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso E3 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso E4 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso E5 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso F2 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso F3 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso F4 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso G1 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso G2 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso G3 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso G4 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso H2 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso H3 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso H6 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso I2 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso K3 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso K4 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso K5 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso K6 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso L2 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso M4 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso N1 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso N15 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso N16 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso N2 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso N4 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso N5 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso N6 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso N7 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso N8 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso N9 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso O1 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso O3 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso O4 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso O5 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso P10 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso P11 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso P12 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso P2 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso P3 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso P4 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso P5 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso P6 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso P7 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso R2 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso R4 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso R5 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso S10 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso S12 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso S13 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso S2 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso S3 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso S5 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso S7 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso S8 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso S9 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso T1 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso T2 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso T3 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso T4 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso T5 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso T6 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso V1 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso V2 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso V3 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso V4 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso V6 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso V7 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso V8 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso W3 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso Z1 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso Z3 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso Z4 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso Z5 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo A11 Common
NeoRelicIntact Neo M5 Uncommon
NeoRelicIntact Neo O1 Common (B)
NeoRelicIntact Neo P6 Common
NeoRelicIntact Neo S18 Common
NeoRelicIntact Neo V9 Common
NeoRelicIntact Neo Z10 Common
NeoRelicIntact Neo A1 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo A10 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo A2 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo A4 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo A5 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo A6 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo A7 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo A9 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo B2 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo B3 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo B4 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo B5 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo B6 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo B8 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo C2 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo C3 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo D1 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo D2 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo D3 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo D4 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo D6 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo D7 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo D8 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo E1 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo E3 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo F1 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo F2 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo G1 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo G2 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo G3 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo G5 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo H3 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo I2 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo I3 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo K3 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo K4 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo K5 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo K7 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo L2 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo L3 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo M2 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo M3 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo M4 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo N1 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo N10 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo N11 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo N13 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo N14 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo N15 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo N16 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo N17 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo N18 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo N2 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo N21 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo N4 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo N5 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo N8 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo N9 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo P2 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo P4 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo P5 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo R1 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo R2 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo R5 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo S1 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo S11 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo S13 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo S14 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo S15 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo S16 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo S17 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo S3 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo S6 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo S8 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo S9 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo T1 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo T2 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo T3 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo T4 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo T6 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo T7 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo T8 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo V1 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo V10 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo V2 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo V3 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo V5 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo V6 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo V7 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo V8 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo W1 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo Z1 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo Z3 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo Z4 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo Z5 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo Z7 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo Z8 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo Z9 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi A17 Common
AxiRelicIntact Axi A18 Common
AxiRelicIntact Axi A2 Common (B)
AxiRelicIntact Axi A5 Common (B)
AxiRelicIntact Axi B8 Common
AxiRelicIntact Axi G11 Common
AxiRelicIntact Axi P7 Uncommon
AxiRelicIntact Axi S8 Common
AxiRelicIntact Axi V10 Uncommon
AxiRelicIntact Axi V8 Common (B)
AxiRelicIntact Axi A10 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi A12 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi A13 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi A15 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi A4 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi A7 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi A8 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi B2 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi B3 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi B5 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi B6 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi B7 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi C1 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi C2 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi C3 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi C6 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi C8 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi D1 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi D2 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi D4 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi E1 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi E2 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi F1 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi G1 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi G10 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi G12 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi G3 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi G5 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi G6 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi G8 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi G9 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi H1 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi H3 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi H4 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi H5 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi H6 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi H7 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi I1 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi I2 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi I3 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi K1 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi K10 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi K11 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi K12 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi K2 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi K4 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi K5 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi K6 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi K7 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi K8 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi L1 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi L2 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi L4 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi M3 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi M4 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi N1 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi N2 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi N3 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi N7 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi N8 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi N9 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi O1 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi O3 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi P1 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi P3 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi P5 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi P6 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi R2 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi S1 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi S10 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi S13 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi S14 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi S15 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi S2 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi S4 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi S5 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi S6 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi S7 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi S9 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi T10 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi T11 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi T2 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi T3 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi T5 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi T6 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi T7 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi T8 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi V1 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi V11 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi V4 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi V5 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi V6 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi V9 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi W1 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi W2 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi W3 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi Z1 Common (V)
Lith, Meso, Neo, and Axi refer to Void Relics  |  (V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics  |  (B) Denotes Baro Ki'Teer Exclusive Void Relic

Crafting

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
35,000
Morphics
1
NeuralSensors
1
Neurodes
1
OrokinCell
1
Time: 23 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 10
MarketIcon Market Price: PlatinumLarge20 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price: N/A

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 all available types of Forma to choose from. Choose Forma, 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). However, Warframe, Archwing, and Necramech may retain abilities and/or their ranks depending on the player's Mastery Rank; for example, a player with a Mastery Rank of 30 or higher would have all abilities unlocked at rank 3. Forma can also 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
Blueprint Type Quantity
Ack&Brunt Ack & Brunt Melee 1
Acrid Acrid Secondary 1
Akstiletto Akstiletto Secondary 1
ArcaPlasmor Arca Plasmor Primary 1
ArcaScisco Arca Scisco Secondary 1
Argonak Argonak Primary 1
Attica Attica Primary 1
Aura Forma Enhancement 4
Baza Baza Primary 1
BrokenWar Broken War Melee 1
Buzlok Buzlok Primary 1
Cassowar Cassowar Melee 1
Castanas Castanas Secondary 1
Cedo Cedo Primary 1
Cerata Cerata Melee 1
Convectrix Convectrix Primary 1
Cyanex Cyanex Secondary 1
Cycron Cycron Secondary 1
Daikyu Daikyu Primary 1
DarkSplitSwordHeavyBlade Dark Split-Sword (Heavy Blade) Melee 1
Dera Dera Primary 1
Djinn Sentinel 2
DualCestra Dual Cestra Secondary 1
DualIchor Dual Ichor Melee 1
DualToxocyst Dual Toxocyst Secondary 1
Embolist Embolist Secondary 1
EquinoxIcon272 Equinox Warframe 1
Exilus Warframe Adapter Enhancement 2
Exilus Weapon Adapter Enhancement 1
Falcor Falcor Melee 1
Ferrox Ferrox Primary 1
FluxRifle Flux Rifle Primary 1
Glaxion Glaxion Primary 1
Grattler Grattler Arch-Gun 1
Greater Lens Enhancement 1
Grinlok Grinlok Primary 1
Helios Sentinel 1
Hema Hema Primary 1
Ignis Ignis Primary 1
JatKittag Jat Kittag Melee 1
JatKusar Jat Kusar Melee 1
Kohmak Kohmak Secondary 1
Komorex Komorex Primary 1
Knux Knux Arch-Melee 1
Lanka Lanka Primary 1
Marelok Marelok Secondary 1
Mios Mios Melee 1
MutalistQuanta Mutalist Quanta Primary 1
Nikana Nikana Melee 1
Nukor Nukor Secondary 1
Ogris Ogris Primary 1
Opticor Opticor Primary 1
Paracyst Paracyst Primary 1
Phage Phage Primary 1
Prova Prova Melee 1
Pupacyst Pupacyst Melee 1
Pyrana Pyrana Secondary 1
Quanta Quanta Primary 1
Ripkas Ripkas Melee 1
Scoliac Scoliac Melee 1
Shaku Shaku Melee 1
Silva&Aegis Silva & Aegis Melee 1
Spectra Spectra Secondary 1
Stance Forma Enhancement 1
Supra Supra Primary 1
Sybaris Sybaris Primary 1
Synapse Synapse Primary 2
Talons Talons Secondary 1
Tenora Tenora Primary 1
Tiberon Tiberon Primary 1
Torid Torid Primary 1
TwinGrakatas Twin Grakatas Secondary 1
TwinKohmak Twin Kohmak Secondary 1
TwinKrohkur Twin Krohkur Melee 1
Umbra Forma Enhancement 1
Veldt Veldt Primary 1
Venka Venka Melee 1
Total 83

Last updated: Hotfix 23.10.6 (2018-10-18)

Notes

  • Making the most of Forma means remembering the Polarities of the mods the player wishes to use. For example, weapons almost always need damage mods, such as Mod TT 20px Serration; Serration has Madurai Pol Madurai polarity. Therefore, it would be useful to add a Madurai Pol Madurai polarity to any weapon that does not already have it. Consider reading the Polarization page for more information about this process.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A Warframe, Archwing, or weapon that has been polarized at least once can have their Secondary Energy Color customized.
  • 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.
    • For more flexibility it is possible to use an Aura Forma, which grants Any Pol as a universal polarity.
  • Players cannot add Umbra Pol Umbra polarity to slots using mundane Forma. Existing Umbra Pol Umbra polarities can be replaced with others, but after that, they can only be restored by using an Umbra Forma.

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.
  • The shape of Forma resembles that of a puzzle piece.

Patch History

Update 31.0 (2021-12-15)

  • Fixed being unable to install the Forma you purchase from the Arsenal Warframe upgrade screen.

Update 30.9 (2021-11-11)

FORMA MASTERY RANK CHANGES

When we first introduced Forma years ago, Warframe was a much smaller game. We had fewer weapons, fewer Warframes, and way fewer Mods. As players continue their Forma journey, there’s often discussions on doing a Quality of Life (QOL) pass to the way things work with our favourite Golden Puzzle Piece.

We want your Mastery Rank to be considered when using Forma to establish a baseline power level for your playable characters!

What does that mean?

If a Mastery Rank 30 player uses a Forma, they won’t have to re-unlock any Abilities (or their Ranks) on a given item! Yes, they’ll still need to level the gear itself to apply another Forma but, depending on your Mastery Rank, you can have access to more (or all) Abilities on your unranked gear! This achieves our goal of keeping Forma essential to build customization, but allowing players with higher Mastery Ranks a more convenient experience.

Right now, using a Forma on a Warframe (or Archwing/Necramech) requires you to start from 0 when it comes to Abilities you can use. Furthermore, you only get the first Rank of your First ability. Take Valkyr for instance. You install a Forma, and you’re back to only casting unranked Rip Line!

Our change will make it so your Mastery Rank impacts how much you have unlocked by default on Forma use. Following our Valkyr example, with this change, a Mastery Rank 10 player would have all of her abilities unlocked upon applying a Forma to her, albeit not at their full strength!

This ranking process is something players already experience in game - you know by the time you’ve levelled your Valkyr on Hydron to 10, you unlock Hysteria. We are making your Mastery Rank ‘match’ those milestones, so to speak, with the end goal being a Mastery Rank 30 player can use Forma without ever having to be locked out of Abilities. Simply put, the higher your Mastery Rank, the higher the baseline of your gear when using Forma.

New additions since the Dev Workshop:

Post Dev Workshop feedback and continued conversations have added on another related change to reaching Mastery Rank 30+:

Sorties and Arbitrations now allow Mastery Rank 30+ players that have put at least 1 Forma into their Warframe to bypass the "Rank 30 Warframe" requirement.

Update 30.3 (2021-05-25)

  • Fixed the "Apply Forma" picker screen in the Arsenal coming up even if the player only has the basic kind of Forma and no other types are available to purchase.

Hotfix 29.2.2 (2020-10-06)

  • Fixed cases of the Upgrade screen showing negative stats after applying Forma to a weapon.
    • We found this isn't super useful and forces you to exit the Upgrades screen if you want it to show the actual effects of the Mods installed afterwards.

Hotfix 29.0.7 (2020-09-03)

  • Fixed applying Forma to the Necramech Arquebex not showing the Polarity right away until you relog.

Update 27.3 (2020-03-24)

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

Update 24.6 (2019-04-04)

Two-Energy Colours!

Fashion Frame just got a little more energetic! We have now added a SECONDARY Energy customization slot in the Arsenal! This is simply a free added bonus when Forma'ing gear.
All Gear can unlock this once Forma is applied! All non-Forma compatible goods (Syandanas, Etc) have this automatically.

Update 22.12 (2018-02-09)

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

Update 22.10 (2018-01-25)

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

Hotfix 22.3.4 (2017-11-16)

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

Update 21.2 (2017-07-26)

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

Update 21.0 (2017-06-29)

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

Update 20.7 (2017-06-07)

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

Update: The Silver Grove (2016-08-19)

  • 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 0.0 (2016-07-08)

  • 3 Forma Bundle added to the Market.

Update 18.6 (2016-03-16)

  • 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 (2015-09-02)

  • 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 (2015-07-10)

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

Hotfix 16.0.3 (2015-03-23)

  • Removed Forma from Cephalon Capture reward manifest.

Hotfix 15.16.2 (2015-03-11)

  • Tenno can now buy Forma directly from upgrade screen.

Update 14.2 (2014-08-13)

  • 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 (2014-02-05)

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

Update 10.1 (2013-09-20)

  • 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 (2013-07-29)

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

Hotfix 8.0.6 (2013-05-31)

  • 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 (2013-05-24)

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

Update 8.0 (2013-05-23)

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 24.6 (2019-04-04)

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