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.
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Lith/Meso/Neo/Axi refer to Void Relics
(V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics
(B) Denotes Baro Ki'Teer Exclusive Void Relic
A completed, ready-to-use Forma can be:
- Purchased from the Market for 20
- Purchased from the Market as a three-Forma bundle for 35.
- Received as a reward for completing a Sortie.
- Received as a reward for finding the third cache in Earth Sabotage missions (0.5% chance).
- Found in Rare Orokin Storage Containers or Reinforced Orokin Storage Containers in Orokin Derelict, Void, and Lua missions.
- Found in one of the two containers from the music puzzle on Lua (20% chance)
- Purchased from Nakak in Cetus during Operation: Plague Star for 3,000 Operational Supply Standing and 5,000.
- Three-Forma bundles were rewarded at certain ranks from Nightwave.
- Ranks 7 and 27 from Season 1: The Wolf of Saturn Six
- Rank 9 from Intermission 1
- Ranks 8 and 25 from Season 2: The Emissary
- Rank 22 from Intermission 2
A Forma blueprint can be:
- Received as a Daily Tribute.
- Rewarded when opening Void Relics.
- Received as a Rotation C reward in Orokin Derelict Defense missions.
- Offered as a reward for an Invasion mission.
- Received as a reward for finding the third cache in an Earth Sabotage mission (2% chance).
- Received as a reward for completing a Rathuum Arena mission (0.34% chance).
- Received as a reward for completing a Conclave match.
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 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
- 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 Serration; Serration has Madurai polarity. Therefore, it would be useful to add a 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 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 as an universal polarity.
- Players cannot add Umbra polarity to slots using Forma, even when Polarizing Skiajati or Excalibur Umbra. Existing Umbra polarities can be replaced with others, but after that, they can only be restored by using an Umbral Forma.
- 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.
Last updated: Update 24.6
|Superchargers|| Arcane Enhancement • Exilus Adapter • Exilus Weapon Adapter • (Greater, Eidolon, Lua) Focus Lens|
(Aura, Umbra) Forma • Gravimag • Orokin Catalyst • Orokin Reactor
|Keys / Navigation||Animo Nav Beacon • Clan Key • Derelict Key • Judgement Points • Mutalist Alad V Assassinate Key|
|Extractors||(Prime) Titan Extractor • (Prime) Distilling Extractor|
|Boosters||Affinity Booster • Credit Booster • Mod Drop Chance Booster • Resource Booster • Resource Drop Chance Booster|
|Others||Rush Repair Drone|