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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

Completed

Source Chance Expected Nearly Guaranteed
Sortie 2.5% 40 273 ± 91
Sabotage
(Earth)
0.5% 200 C Rotations 1,378 ± 459 C Rotations
Rare Orokin Storage Container
(Variant 1)
12.5% 8 52 ± 17
Rare Orokin Storage Container
(Variant 2)
100% 1 1
Reinforced Orokin Storage Container 100% 1 1
  • Note that the rare container that can spawn after completing the music puzzle on Lua has the same drop table as Rare Orokin Storage Container (Variant 1).

Blueprint

Source Chance Expected Nearly Guaranteed
Defense
(Deimos)
22.56% 4 – 5 C Rotations 27 ± 9 C Rotations
Rathuum
(Easy)
0.34% 294 – 295 A Rotations 2,028 ± 676 A Rotations
Rathuum
(Hard)
0.5% 200 A Rotations 1,378 ± 459 A Rotations
Conclave
(Mission Reward)
0.25% 400 B Rotations 2,760 ± 920 B Rotations
Sabotage
(Earth)
2% 50 C Rotations 342 ± 114 C Rotations
Empyrean
(Saturn)
2.5% 40 273 ± 91
Empyrean
(Veil Proxima)
2.5% 40 273 ± 91

Lith Meso Neo Axi
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith A4 Common
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith B4 Common
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith C7 Common
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith G4 Common
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith I1 Common
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith K7 Uncommon
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith T7 Common
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith A1 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith A2 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith B1 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith B2 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith B3 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith B7 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith C1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith C4 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith C5 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith C6 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith C8 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith D2 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith D4 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith F1 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith G1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith G3 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith H2 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith K2 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith K3 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith K4 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith K5 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith L1 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith M1 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith M2 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith M3 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith M6 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith M7 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith N1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith N3 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith N4 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith N5 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith O1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith O2 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith P1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith P2 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith P3 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith P4 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith S1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith S2 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith S4 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith S6 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith S8 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith S9 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith T1 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith T2 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith T3 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith T5 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith T6 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith V1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith V2 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith V6 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith V8 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith W1 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith W2 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith Z1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith Z2 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso B6 Uncommon
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso C6 Uncommon
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso N11 Uncommon
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso N6 Common
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso P4 Common
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso P5 Uncommon
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso S10 Common
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso Z4 Common
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso A1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso A2 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso B1 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso B3 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso C1 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso C4 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso C5 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso D1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso D2 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso D4 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso D5 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso E1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso E3 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso E4 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso E5 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso F2 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso F3 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso G1 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso G2 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso K3 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso N1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso N2 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso N4 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso N5 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso N7 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso N8 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso N9 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso O1 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso O3 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso O4 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso P2 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso P3 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso R2 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso R4 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso S2 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso S3 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso S5 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso S7 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso S8 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso S9 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso T1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso T2 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso T3 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso T4 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso T5 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso V1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso V2 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso V3 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso V4 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso V6 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso Z1 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso Z3 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo N16 Common
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo N17 Uncommon
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo O1 Common (B)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo P2 Uncommon
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo R1 Common
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo T4 Common
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo V10 Common
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo V9 Common
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo A1 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo A2 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo A4 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo A5 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo B2 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo B3 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo B4 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo B5 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo B6 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo D1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo D2 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo D3 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo E1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo F1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo G1 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo G2 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo G3 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo I2 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo K3 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo M2 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo M3 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo N1 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo N10 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo N11 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo N13 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo N14 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo N15 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo N2 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo N4 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo N5 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo N8 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo N9 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo R2 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo S1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo S11 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo S13 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo S14 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo S3 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo S6 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo S8 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo S9 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo T1 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo T2 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo T3 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo V1 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo V2 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo V3 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo V5 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo V6 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo V7 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo V8 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo Z1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo Z3 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo Z4 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo Z5 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo Z7 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo Z8 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi A13 Common
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi A2 Common (B)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi A5 Common (B)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi C6 Common
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi G6 Common
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi I2 Common
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi S8 Common
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi V10 Uncommon
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi V8 Common (B)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi A10 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi A12 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi A4 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi A7 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi A8 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi B2 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi B3 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi C1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi C2 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi C3 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi D1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi D2 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi E1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi E2 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi G1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi G3 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi G5 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi H1 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi H3 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi H4 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi H5 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi I1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi K1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi K2 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi K4 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi K5 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi L1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi L2 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi L4 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi N1 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi N2 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi N3 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi N7 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi O1 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi O3 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi P1 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi P3 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi R2 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi S1 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi S2 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi S4 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi S5 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi S6 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi S7 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi T2 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi T3 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi T5 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi T6 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi T7 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi V1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi V4 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi V5 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi V6 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi V9 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi W1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi W2 Common (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png 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

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64.png
35,000
Morphics.png
1
NeuralSensors.png
1
Neurodes.png
1
OrokinCell.png
1
Time: 23 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 10
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png20 Blueprint2.svg 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). 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
Blueprint Type Quantity
RegorAxeShield.png Ack & Brunt Melee 1
Acrid2.png Acrid Secondary 1
TennoUzi.png Akstiletto Secondary 1
CrpShotgun.png Arca Plasmor Primary 1
CrpScopePistol.png Arca Scisco Secondary 1
LaserAimRifle.png Argonak Primary 1
TnoPrmryXbow.png Attica Primary 1
Aura Forma Enhancement 4
Baza.png Baza Primary 1
StalkerTwoSword.png Broken War Melee 1
GrnGorgSniperRifle.png Buzlok Primary 1
Cassowar.png Cassowar Melee 1
TaserStar.png Castanas Secondary 1
Cedo.png Cedo Primary 1
PunctureGlaive.png Cerata Melee 1
CrpSplitRifle.png Convectrix Primary 1
Cyanex.png Cyanex Secondary 1
Cycron.png Cycron Secondary 1
AsymmetricBow.png Daikyu Primary 1
DarkSplitSwordDualIcon.png Dark Split-Sword Melee 1
CorpusEnergyRifle.png Dera Primary 1
Djinn Sentinel 2
DualCorpusMinigun.png Dual Cestra Secondary 1
DualInfestedAxes.png Dual Ichor Melee 1
InfVomitGun.png Dual Toxocyst Secondary 1
InfestedPistol.png Embolist Secondary 1
EquinoxIcon272.png Equinox Warframe 1
Exilus Warframe Adapter Enhancement 2
Exilus Weapon Adapter Enhancement 1
CrpGlaive.png Falcor Melee 1
Ferrox.png Ferrox Primary 1
CorpusLaserRifle.png Flux Rifle Primary 1
CrpFreezeRayRifle.png Glaxion Primary 1
GrnAntiAirGun.png Grattler Arch-Gun 1
Greater Lens Enhancement 1
DEGrinlok.png Grinlok Primary 1
Helios Sentinel 1
InfestedBurstRifle.png Hema Primary 1
GrineerFlameThrower.png Ignis Primary 1
GrnJetPwrPolearm.png Jat Kittag Melee 1
JatKusar.png Jat Kusar Melee 1
GrnWindUpPistol.png Kohmak Secondary 1
Komorex.png Komorex Primary 1
GrnArchHand.png Knux Arch-Melee 1
CorpusSniperRifle.png Lanka Primary 1
GrineerLeverActionPistol.png Marelok Secondary 1
DEMios.png Mios Melee 1
InfCrpShockSwarm.png Mutalist Quanta Primary 1
Katana.png Nikana Melee 1
GrineerMicrowaveGun.png Nukor Secondary 1
OgrisNew.png Ogris Primary 1
CrpBFG.png Opticor Primary 1
InfQuantaRifle.png Paracyst Primary 1
InfestedLongGunTwo.png Phage Primary 1
Prova8point2.png Prova Melee 1
InfStaff.png Pupacyst Melee 1
SawnOffShotgun.png Pyrana Secondary 1
CrpShockRifle.png Quanta Primary 1
GrnClaws.png Ripkas Melee 1
DEScoliac2.png Scoliac Melee 1
TnoNunchaku.png Shaku Melee 1
TennoSwordShield.png Silva & Aegis Melee 1
Spectra.png Spectra Secondary 1
Stance Forma Enhancement 1
CorpusMachineGun.png Supra Primary 1
TnoLeverActionRifle.png Sybaris Primary 1
U10InfPrimary.png Synapse Primary 2
U18throwingknives.png Talons Secondary 1
TnBardRifle.png Tenora Primary 1
Tiberon.png Tiberon Primary 1
GrineerGrenadeLauncher.png Torid Primary 1
Akgrakata.png Twin Grakatas Secondary 1
DualKohmak.png Twin Kohmak Secondary 1
DualGrnEgyptSwords.png Twin Krohkur Melee 1
Umbra Forma Enhancement 1
Veldt.png Veldt Primary 1
TennoClaws.png 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.png Serration; Serration has Madurai Pol.svg Madurai polarity. Therefore, it would be useful to add a Madurai Pol.svg 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.svg 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 Aura Pol Dark.png as a universal polarity.
  • Players cannot add Umbra Pol.png Umbra polarity to slots using Forma, even when Polarizing Skiajati.png Skiajati or Excalibur UmbraIcon272.png Excalibur Umbra. Existing Umbra Pol.png Umbra polarities can be replaced with others, but after that, they can only be restored by using an Umbral 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.

Patch History

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 (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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