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This page contains a list of important terms, abbreviations, and slang commonly used by players.
Historical/Legacy Terms

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Terms Explanation
10o
"1", "2", "3" or "4"
1-1-1, x-2-3, x-x-x (Amp)
  • The general terminology used to describe a specific configuration of an amp. The first, second, and third number refers to the tiers of the amp prism, scaffold and brace being used respectively, with x being a wildcard. Can be shortened to 111, x23 or xxx.
2FA
  • Two Factor Authentication. This feature provides an additional level of security to your PC Warframe account and will help prevent unauthorized access. Visit the 2FA-FAQ on the official Warframe website for more information and how to enable 2FA.
2x3, 3x3, 4x3, 5x3, 6x3
x-x-x-x or xxxx (Railjack)
  • Describes a player's rank allocation in their Intrinsics.
  • Example: "5172" or "5-1-7-2" means that the player has Rank 5 in Tactical, Rank 1 in Piloting, Rank 7 in Gunnery and Rank 2 in Engineering Intrinsic.


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Terms Explanation
Add, Adds
  • Low-level enemies spawned into Assassination missions to distract or harass players trying to focus on the boss. Having one or more members in a squad assigned to "add duty" means they keep the reinforcements under control while the other squad members can focus on the boss.
Affinity
AFK
  • Away From Keyboard. This refers to someone that, while present in a mission, is not actively playing it.
  • Depending on the use, it may either be informative (the player has to attend to something in real life for a short moment and thus cannot assist) or derogatory (the player does not move at all after the mission starts or is not contributing to the team or mission).
Aggro
(Aggravation)
  • Both the Threat Level mechanic and the act of giving oneself as great a Threat Level as possible to distract enemies.
AI
  • Artificial Intelligence. Used to describe enemy NPCs and their behavior.
Ambulance
AMD
Anarcho-Capitalists
Ancient Retribution
  • A well-known placeholder mod in Warframe that may appear as a Defense or Interception reward due to bugs.
Angry Ball
AoE
  • Area of Effect; used to describe attacks or abilities that affect multiple targets within a specified area.
Arbiter(s)
Hexis
Arby(s)
AW
Awoo of Saturn Six


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Terms Explanation
Baconframe
  • AtlasIcon272.png Atlas, owing to his obi resembling strips of bacon.
  • Atlas PrimeIcon272.png Atlas Prime is therefore also known as "Bacon Prime"
Baguette
  • Nickname for the Hind.png Hind, due to the distinct shape and default color of the barrel.
Baking
Bar, BarPol
(Dash)
  • The Naramon Pol.svg Naramon polarity shape.
  • Used for Utility mods.
Baro
Baro Ki'Tears
  • Derogatory nickname for Baro Ki'Teer, usually in response to his current stock.
Bere(hynia)
  • An Interception node on Sedna used for farming affinity or focus.
Boarder
  • A player whose job is to board Crew-ships in Empyrean missions.
BoneDaddy
  • NekrosIcon272.png Nekros, nicknamed for having six fingers, however the last one only has one bone.
Booben / Booben Prime
  • VaubanIcon272.png Vauban / Vauban PrimeIcon272.png Vauban Prime - The origin is a chat or forum meme from 2014, that started with a (new) player asking "how to build booben?" and others around not understanding at first before realizing "vauban" was what he meant.
BP
Breeding Mods,
Breeding Mod Set
Broberon
  • OberonIcon272.png Oberon, nicknamed with his name and the addition of "Bro" due to his support oriented abilities. Also used for friendly Oberon players.
Buff,
Buffed
  • Temporary positive effects on the player, usually caused from ability casts.
  • A permanent increase in overall power of an item like Warframes and Weapons after particular changes (e.g. a damage buff).
Build
  • Refers to loadout composition or modding configuration of a particular Weapon or Warframe (e.g a MesaIcon272.png Mesa DPS build).

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Terms Explanation
Cabbage
  • A Void Relic, named such for their resemblance to cabbages.
Camp, Camping
  • To stay in one spot with relatively little or no movement at all.
Cap/Capt/Capture
  • Refers to the Capture mission type.
    • Cap may also be used in Interception missions, typically to order other players in capturing a specific point.
    • Example: "Cap A" meaning "Capture point A".
    • Cap can also be used to refer to capturing Eidolons instead of killing them.
Cat
CC
Cell(s)
CoH/COH
Cicero Mods,
Cicero Mod Set
Clan
  • A guild. A clan has its own chat channel, can build a Dojo, facilitates trades, and allows advanced weapons and items to be researched in several labs.
Clantech
  • Items obtained primarily through research in the clan dojo.
Clem
  • Originally a fanmade character inspired by certain Grineer voice lines and a canon character since Hotfix 17.4.3 (2015-09-16).
Clemmings
  • Kavor Defectors from the Defection game mode, a portmanteau of Clem and "lemmings".
CM/Cmod
Co-op Door
  • Refers to a door that requires two players present to open when in a party.
Communists
Cooking
Corpus
  • One of the three main enemy factions. They are a merchant cult, built on the foundation of salvaged technology and robotics.
Corrupted
Corrupted Mods
  • Mods that increase one stat and decrease another, obtained from Orokin Vaults.
CP
Crowd Control
  • Abilities or actions which have the capability to incapacitate enemies, such as knockdowns and/or blinds.
Cryotic Mods,
Cryotic Mod Set


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Terms Explanation
D, DPol
  • The Vazarin Pol.svg Vazarin polarity shape.
  • Used for Defensive, Health and Armor mods.
Dash
(Bar, BarPol)
  • The Naramon Pol.svg Naramon polarity shape.
  • Used for Utility mods.
Dashes
(Scratch, ScratchPol)
(AbilityPol)
DC, D/C, DCD
  • Disconnected.
    • DC also may refer to the Design Council.
DE
Debuff
  • Temporary negative effects on the player, usually caused by enemies. See Buff & Debuff for a list of debuffs.
Def, Defense
  • Refers to the Defense mission type.
Derf, Derf Anyo
  • An officially recognized fan-made character, as Devstream 30 claims. Usually refers to son, nephew, or another relative of Nef Anyo.
Diminishing returns
  • Players may refer to additive stacking as having "diminishing returns" when in reality there is opportunity cost in equipping multiple additively stacking mods. At higher percent bonuses, the relative increase of a particular stat is lower. See Calculating Bonuses for an in-depth explanation.
DM
DMG
  • Short for Damage.
DNS (technical)
  • Domain Name Server. Used to determine a player's IP address on an international scale; if a DNS address is mismatched, the player will not be able to connect to other certain players.
Dogs
Dojo
  • A clan meeting place. Different rooms can be built, which allow research, trading, duels and the like.
Doorway Hero
  • Denotes the specific act of utilizing choke points (such as doors) to rapidly kill recently spawned enemies. Mostly used as a derogatory term.
  • The term Hallway Hero is sometimes used interchangeably.
Dorito cape
DoT
Down, Downed
DPS
  • Damage per Second or Damage per Shot.
  • When a player asks for a "DPS Frame" when recruiting a squad, this refers to a Warframe capable of dealing damage and killing enemies consistently.
    • Burst DPS - Damage per second calculation that does not take reloading your weapons or waiting for ability cooldowns into account.
    • Sustained DPS - Damage per second calculation that does take reloading into account and time spent firing.
DS
(DSD/DSS)
  • Dark Sector missions, usually followed with an additional letter indicating the mission type:
  • DSD can also refer to Dark Sector Defection, but not quite often due to the fact that all of the three Defection missions are Dark Sector. Because of that it is common to call them simply Defection to prevent confusion with Dark Sector Defense missions.
Dual/Dual-stat Mods
Dur

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Terms Explanation
Edgelord
Eff, Effi
Elephant
Endo
  • A form of currency required to upgrade mods.
Endurance

The process of playing a single endless mission for a long period of time, to the point where the players have to 'endure' high level enemies as a cause of doing so

EOM
  • End of mission.
EPS
ESO
  • Elite Sanctuary Onslaught, available under Syndicate missions in the navigation window.
    • See also: SO - Non-elite Sanctuary Onslaught
EV
Evergreen
  • Refers to rewards that are continually useful regardless of account progress.
Excal
Ext
Extract, Exit, Evac
  • To exit a mission or head to the extraction point, typically used in Survival and Excavation missions.
Exp, XP
  • Experience. Correctly called Affinity, used to level Weapons, Warframes and Mastery.

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Terms Explanation
Farm, Farming
  • To play repeatedly or for long periods of time to achieve the desired objective, usually to acquire something in large numbers (such as a certain resource or enemy).
Fashion Frame
  • When a player creates or aims to create an overall aesthetic modification to a Warframe strictly for the purpose of being aesthetically pleasing.
Fast Nova
(Neg Nova, Speed Nova, Speedva)
FL
  • Acronym of Friend List.
Focus
  • A selection of special abilities that can only be obtained after completing The Second Dream quest.
Forehead
  • Phorid, for both its name and its appearance.
Forma, Forma'd,
Formed, Formaed
  • To use a Forma to alter a polarity slot (a.k.a. polarized, polarization). Also an adjective for a weapon or Warframe that has been polarized # times.
  • Example: 4 Forma Braton.png Braton
FoV
  • Acronym of Field of View / Field of Vision.
FPS
FPS Crusher
  • A VoltIcon272.png Volt with a build geared towards Speed130xDark.png Speed, which often results in significant FPS drops on low end PCs.
Frame
Friendship Door
  • Refers to a door that requires two players to open when in a party.

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Terms Explanation
G3
Garry
Gate
Gate Crash Mods,
Gate Crash Mod Set
Glass Cannon
  • A frame capable of dealing large amounts of damage, while having low survivability.
Glock / Glock Prime
Golem
Greedy Milk
Grind
  • To play repeatedly or for long periods to achieve desired objective
    • Example: Trying to obtain rare items or farm common items in a large amount).
  • A trick performed using a K-Drive where you grind a surface similar to that of a skateboard.
Grineer
Gundition Overload

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Terms Explanation
H, Host
  • The Host of a session/squad.
Hallway Hero
  • A negative term referring to a player in a defense mission (endless, wave, mobile, or survival) who fights far from the defense objective or team, killing enemies too far to share Affinity and spreading out pickups too thinly.
  • The term Doorway Hero is sometimes used interchangeably with Hallway Hero.
Harry
HC
Hexis
Arbiter(s)
Hitscan
  • A type of weapon wherein the weapon's target is calculated by way of intersection with a line trace, as opposed to collision with a projectile. Such weapons are said to hit targets 'instantly', on the same frame in which the weapon is fired.
  • Common hitscan weapons include the Braton.png Braton, Burston.png Burston and U10DesignCouncilTennoAR.png Soma.
HM
HPS
  • Healing Per Second or Health Per Second, often used to describe the effectiveness of abilities such as Renewal130xDark.png Renewal or the stacking of Rejuvenation aura mods.
Hydron
  • A very popular Defense node on Sedna used for leveling up warframe, gear etc. Also a common spot when looking for Orokin Cells.

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Terms Explanation
ID
IkeaFrame
Index
Infested
  • One of the three main enemy factions. Comprised of Corpus and Grineer that have been infected with the Technocyte Virus.
Infusion ability/mods
  • Augmented abilities which buffs the damage of a player's weapon with their respective elements such as Mod TT 20px.png Venom Dose or Mod TT 20px.png Smite Infusion.
Int
Inv
  • Often used as "inv me" meaning "invite me (to the squad)".
Invis
  • Any form of invisibility.
IPS
Iso Vault

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Terms Explanation
Jellyfish
Jellyfish Prime
  • Nickname for Ivara PrimeIcon272.png Ivara Prime due to her design being inspired by a jellyfish.
John, John Prodman

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Key/Keys
Key-Share
  • A group set up to run the same mission multiple times where each player uses a key to activate the mission (one of the above) one after the other.
Keyface / Keyface Prime
Killframe, Kill Frame
Kit
  • A player's loadout or a Warframe's ability 'kit'.
KPM
  • Kills per minute, a metric for measuring kill efficiency of a particular load-out, Weapon or Warframe.

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Terms Explanation
Le Panty
Leech
  • Several meanings:
    • A player that does not contribute to the mission at all, e.g. a person fishing in the middle of a Bounty.
    • Formerly, a player who is taken on a mission simply to fill the squad and maximize enemy level, commonly being weak and having low-level equipment, with the intention of leveling up quickly; for example, "CP leech".
LF,
LFM, LFG
  • Looking for member/more, group.
Lich
Limb
Lobster/Lobster Butt
LoS, LOS
  • Line of Sight, typically relating if an enemy or enemies can see the player or not. Certain abilities (particularly those that Blind enemies) generally require Line of Sight for maximum effect, as does scanning.
Lotus
  • The Tenno players' guide.
LS, Life Support
Lure

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Terms Explanation
Macaroni
Mainline
  • Refers to a WARFRAME update that introduces new content and/or significant changes (as opposed to Hotfixes).
Mastery, Mastery Rank
Mastery Fodder
  • Weapon with insufficient damage capability, or too gimmicky to be viable for end game play, thus making it useful only in advancing experience for next Mastery Rank. Usually sold right after achieving level 30 with it.
Mats
  • Short form of Materials, refers to Resources.
Maxed
  • Refers to a mod that is at max rank.
    • May also refer to Warframes and Weapons at max rank/rank 30.
MD, MDef, MobDef
Meme Strike, Mememing Strike
Meta
  • The Metagame, which refers to the currently best strategies, loadouts, and squad composition to maximize farming, mission completion, etc.
Mods
  • Several meanings:
    • "Cards" picked up during missions and won for completing some missions to enhance the power of Warframes, weapons, and companions.
    • Can also refer to Chat moderators.
MP, M Prime
MR

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Terms Explanation
Neffy
Neg Nova
(Fast Nova, Speed Nova, Speedva)
Nerf, Nerfed
  • Something that was recently weakened or needs weakening.
Neutral Nova
Nightmare
  • Nightmare Mode. A high-difficulty mission that can occupy random nodes indicated with a special icon and rewards special mods unique to this mode.
Nightmare Mods
Nintenno, Nintennos
  • Nickname for one or multiple players on the Nintendo Switch.
NM
  • Short form of Nightmare Mode. A high-difficulty mission that can occupy random nodes indicated with a special icon and rewards special mods unique to this mode.
  • Short form of the Mod TT 20px.png Narrow Minded mod.
Node
NPC
  • Non-player characters. Refers to characters that players can interact with, usually not enemy units.
NSW
  • Short form of Nintendo Switch, a console to play Warframe on.
Nuke

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Terms Explanation
OC, OCell, OroCell
Octopus
  • The InfestedLongGunTwo.png Phage rifle. Nicknamed for its appearance when firing.
OD
(ODA/ODD/ODS)
ODV
  • Orokin Derelict Vault, a section of the Orokin Derelicts that awards players Corrupted Mods.
Onion
  • A Kuva Guardian. Nicknamed for their helmets' resemblance to an onion.
OP
  • Overpowered.
Orokin
  • An ancient civilization that previously ruled the solar system.
OV
(OVD/OVE/OVS)

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Panty, Panties
PC
  • Price check. Used on the trading channel to find out how much something is worth.
Pilfroid
Pineapple(s)
  • Anasa Ayatan Sculpture(s), owing to "Anasa" sounding like the word for "pineapple" in multiple languages.
Pizza, Pizzas
  • Squad Restores, deployable Equipment that restores either health, energy, shields or ammunition every few seconds. Will typically have one attribute prefixed to indicate what it restores (e.g. Energy Pizzas for Squad Energy Restores and so on).
Plat, Pl, Pt, P
  • Platinum, the game currency that can only be traded or paid for.
PM
  • Private message. Use /w <username> <message> to whisper to the player.
PMO
  • Private message (me an/the) offer. Used in the trade chat in connection with WTB/WTS/WTT
PoE
Pol
  • The polarity associated with a slot in a Warframe or weapon.
Potato,
Blue/Gold Potato
  • An Orokin Catalyst (Blue Potato) or Orokin Reactor (Gold Potato), named such for their resemblance to potatoes. As per A Man of Few Words, it is an acronym of Potent Orokin Technical Augmentation Tactical Offensive.
    • Equipment that has a Catalyst or Reactor installed is "Potatoed".
PPP
Precept
(Y, YPol, Sila)
Prime
  • The term Prime refers to any Weapon, Warframe, Sentinel, Archwing, or accessory made with Orokin technology. Primes frequently sport improved damage, more Polarity slots, or other stat changes that grant them an advantage over their non-Prime derivatives.
Primed Disappointment
Proc
  • The result of a weapon or ability triggering one of the additional damage effects via status chance, An acronym of Programmed Random Occurrence. See Status Effect for more information.
PS
  • Short form of power strength.
PST
  • Acronym of "Please Send Tell", or to send a private message to another player in-game. Use /w <username> <message> to whisper to the player. Can also be seen as an abbreviation of "Psst!"
Pubs, Pug, Pugs
  • Pick-up Group/Public. Used to describe a group that is not preorganized or a player that is not part of the organized group.
PvE
  • Player versus environment. Commonly refers to the general gameplay of WARFRAME with players fighting against enemy AI.
PvP
  • Player versus player. Commonly refers to Conclave.

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Terms Explanation
QT

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Terms Explanation
r, rPol
(WardPol)
Rad
Radshare
  • A Void Fissure run where all players will carry a specific Void Relic that has been Refined to Radiant, to maximize the odds of getting a specific Prime component.
  • Example: "Radshare Axi A4 3/4" means there is a group of three people searching for one more player to go for a run with each player equipped with a radiant Axi A4 relic, mostly aiming for the rare component, in this case it would be the Akbolto Prime Receiver.
Railjack
Red Text
  • In-game announcements that appear in the chatbox from the developers at Digital Extremes. The text is written in red, hence the name and it will be displayed in every chat window (region, recruting etc.). It is often used as a countdown for incoming hotfixes, starting at 5 minutes with an interval of 1 minute counting down + a final message when the update/hotfix process is completed and the game can be restarted.
Relog/Relogging
  • Logging out and logging back in.
Rep, Reputation
Res, Rev, Rez
Rework
  • An overhaul of one of the game's mechanics or a Warframe's abilities.
RJ
RNG
  • Random Number Generator. Used to refer to the random chance of things happening in the game, such as mod drops or the appearance of Assassins. Sometimes jokingly called Random Number God.
RNGesus, RNJesus
  • A joking nickname attributed to the RNG (above), typically mentioned in such a way to imply the speaker is praying.
Rolypoly
Rotation
  • In missions with multiple tables of rewards (e.g Defense), refers to the current table which will be selected from when completing certain reward requirements. Rotations A, B, and C are the three rotations that exist and the cycle is usually AABC on loop for endless missions, or ABC for objective based missions like Spy vault or Cache rewards.
    • Short terms such as "RA," "RB," and "RC" refer to such rotations.
Rotten Salad
RQ
Rush
  • Several meanings:
    • The Mod TT 20px.png Rush mod.
    • Completing a mission as fast as possible.
    • Instantly finish building an item in the foundry, using Platinum.
    • The Rush Archwing mission type.

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Terms Explanation
Salad V
  • A nickname for Alad V, owing the pronunciation of his name.
Satanists
Scratch, ScratchPol
(Dashes)
(AbilityPol)
  • The Zenurik Pol.svg Zenurik polarity shape.
  • Used for Augments and Channeling mods.
Set
  • May refer to:
    • All the blueprints needed to build something (e.g. a Nova Prime set will include the blueprints for Neuroptics, Chassis, Systems, and the main blueprint).
    • Set Mods, a type of Mod which grants extra bonuses for having mods of the same Set equipped to your gear.
Sharkwing
Sila
(Y, YPol, Precept)
Simaris
Slow Nova, Slova
SO
  • Sanctuary Onslaught, available under Syndicate missions in the navigation window.
    • See also: ESO - Elite Sanctuary Onslaught
Soon™
  • A community meme said in response to the release date of any future content of the game, as Digital Extremes has a long history of delaying updates.
SP
Space AIDS
  • Refers to the Helminth Cyst and its ability to infect other players via touch.
Space Aunt
  • A sometimes occurring nickname for the Community Coordinator Helen Heikkila, also known as [DE]Helen.
Space Grandpa
  • A nickname for Hunhow, due to the relations uncovered in the quest Natah.
Space Mom
  • A nickname for the Lotus. Also applies to her voice actress Rebecca Ford, also known as [DE]Rebecca.
Space Nazi(s)
  • A controversial nickname for New Loka, especially for their leader Amaryn due to some of her quotes.
Space Stepdad
  • A nickname for Ballas. He's believed to be the Orokin executor that is responsible for the transference and the creation of Warframes. He is also suggested to be the lover of Margulis, who he mistakes the Lotus for, as it is revealed in the short side quest Apostasy Prologue.
Space Uncle
Speed Nova, Speedva
(Fast Nova, Neg Nova)
Spoiled Salad
Spoiler, Spoiler Mode
  • A nickname for the Operator. Chosen by many of the community to be used in the chat to not spoiler new players of the whole Operator story/mechanic part.
Stack, Stacking
  • Adding multiple effects on top of each other
    • Example: Stacking buffs.
Str
Stunlock
  • A tactic that forces enemies in a Stun-phase or keep them plummeting to the ground.
Suda
Switch
  • Abbreviation for the Nintendo Switch
Syndicate
  • A group of factions, some with ideologies that clash with other allied factions, that the Tenno can side with.

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Tank
  • A player/warframe that can take large amounts of damage.
Taxi
  • A player that has a mission or planet unlocked that will form a group for a player that does not.
Terry
Tethra Mods,
Tethra Mod Set
Tier 1 / Tier 2 / Tier 3 / Tier 4
(T1/T2/T3/T4)
  • The difficulty or level group of enemies in a mission or wave. The tier determines the reward pool players have access to.
TNW
Tomato
  • An Exilus Adapter, named such for the resemblance to the cross-section of a tomato.
Trash
  • Refers to low level or weak enemies such as Chargers or Butchers who have relatively low health compared to other enemies of their respective factions.
Tridolon
TSD
TWW
Tylenol

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Terms Explanation
u, uPol, UmbraPol
UI
  • User Interface. Refers to the menus that the player can interact with.
Ult, Ultimate
  • The 4th ability of a Warframe, which is typically the most powerful and costly Warframe ability.
Umbra
Umbral
  • Warframe builds that use Umbra Mods ("Umbral build").
Unranked
  • Refers to a mod that is at rank 0 (i.e. no Endo has been used to upgrade the mod).
  • Gear that is currently at rank 0 (e.g. a rank 0 Excalibur).
/unstuck
  • A chat command that teleports the player to their last "good" position on the map, useful in the event the player is stuck in map geometry or manages to clip out of the map and fall into the endless void beneath. Note however that this command has a 2-minute cooldown between uses and often does not work (+ is only useable in missions, not in relays, the orbiter etc.)

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Terms Explanation
V, VPol
  • The Madurai Pol.svg Madurai polarity shape.
  • Used for Damage and Power mods.
Valkitty
Vault
Veiljack
VOIP
  • Voice Over Internet Protocol - better know as voice chat (short: VC).
Voreframe
Vorrito

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WardPol
(r, rPol)
WC
  • Wrong Chat.
Whale
  • A whale is someone who spends a lot of micro-transactions. So-called “whales” are the main target for micro-transactions in free-to-play games, for example; they're the ones who buy a lot of in-game currency (in Warframe's case: Platinum), cosmetics, etc. It is not uncommon that whales are willing to spend hundreds, thousands or even millions in a free-to-play game.
Wipers
Wolf
WP
  • Short form of Waypoint.
  • General short form of Well played.
WTB/WTS/WTT
  • WTB - Want to Buy.
  • WTS - Want to Sell.
  • WTT - Want to Trade.

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Terms Explanation
XB1
  • Short form of Xbox One, a console to play Warframe on.
XBSX
XCal
XP, Exp
  • Experience. Correctly called Affinity, used to increase the Rank of Warframes, gear and Mastery Rank.

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Terms Explanation
Y, YPol
(Precept, Sila)
Yelling
  • Having a discussion through the in-game chat, then distributing it to the forums.

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Terms Explanation

Other Terms[]

These are terms that may still be used by long-term players but refer to things that no longer exist.

Historical/Legacy Terms[]

Terms Explanation
AbilityPol
(Dashes, Scratch, ScratchPol)
  • The Zenurik Pol.svg Zenurik polarity shape.
  • Used for Augments and Channeling mods.
  • Up until Update 15.0 (2014-10-24), Warframe abilities also had their own mod cards, allowing players to equip/unequip abilities.
Akkad
  • A Dark Sector Defense mission node on Eris that was popular for players to farm credits using the Secura Lecta. It is no longer popular due to the Secura Lecta receiving a nerf to the amount of bonus credits it provides.
Alert
  • Missions that appear randomly and give additional credits or loot as a reward.
  • Only randomly generated alerts are removed from the game as of Update 24.3 (2019-02-27), replaced with Nightwave. Note that special alerts such as Tactical Alerts and Gift from the Lotus alerts are still able to appear in-game.
Alertium
Alertium Prime
  • Vauban PrimeIcon272.png Vauban Prime, owing to the large amounts of Nitain Extract required to construct him.
Arcane Helmet
  • Before Hotfix 13.2.3 (2014-05-07), alternative helmets for Warframes were not purely cosmetic, and would provide the player with both a positive and a negative effect while the helmet was equipped. These helmets still exist in the game and can be traded between players, but they cannot be obtained through any other means as their natural method of being obtained has since been replaced by pure cosmetic versions. As a result, they are now treated as valuable items to have, even if the player themselves does not intend to use such helmets.
Channelling
  • A melee mechanic where using Primary fire while wielding a Melee Weapon would cause the Weapon to deal extra damage at the cost of consuming energy per hit. Replaced by heavy attacks in Update 26.0 (2019-10-31).
Copter, Coptering,
Spin Dashing,
Zoren Coptering
  • Using the slide attack of melee weapons, particularly those with a high attack speed, to fling a player a great distance quickly. The momentum generated by melee slide attacks was greatly reduced in Update 17.0 (2015-07-31) in exchange for Bullet Jumping.
Draco
  • An Interception mission node on Ceres that was a popular spot for players to farm affinity. The mission type was changed to Survival in Update 18.0 (2015-12-03), making it less of a popular spot.
E Gate
  • An Excavation mission node on Venus that was popular for players to get Mods and resources. The mission type was changed to Exterminate in Update 19.0 (2016-11-11), and is described as being the root cause for the implementation of AFK countermeasures.
Founders
  • In the early stages of Warframe, there existed a form of Prime Access known as the Founders' Program which could be paid for in a manner similar to current Prime Access Packs. The purpose of the Founders' Program was to help fund the early stages of the game, and upon doing so, players could obtain  Excalibur Prime,  Lato Prime, and/or  Skana Prime alongside having a unique Founder title associated with their account. The Founders' program ended November 1st, 2013, and Digital Extremes has expressed no intentions of ever re-releasing content exclusive to the Founders' Program.
    • This makes Excalibur Prime the only Warframe in the game that players cannot obtain through any means.
Mod TT 20px.png Fusion Core
  • A mod card used solely for leveling up other mods, now replaced with Endo since Update: The Silver Grove (2016-08-19).
    • R5 = Fusion core ranked Rare 5.
    • U5 = Fusion core ranked Uncommon 5.
GMag
  • A Greedy Pull Augment-using  Mag. At release, the Augment allowed  Pull to affect pickups, bringing them closer to Mag and her allies. It would eventually be nerfed by making it pull pickups towards Mag only; for her allies, pickups would remain in their original positions.
Green
  • Life Support pick-ups in Survival missions. Named for the green HUD indicator that was unique to them.
Harvester
Helmet
  • The original name of Neuroptics, a component used to craft Warframes.
JV
Kiste
  • A Mobile Defense mission located in Ceres that was once a popular spot to farm affinity much like Draco. Fell out of popular use when Ceres was made into an early-mid game planet in Update 19.0 (2016-11-11).
LoR/LOR
Naked Nick
  • The person inside the Warframe Cryopod before its was changed (to a humanoid wearing a gold and black suit, similar to the color scheme of primes) in Update 12.0 (2014-02-05).
    • Old model
    • He now appears exclusively during WARFRAME's anniversary alerts as a walking Defense objective.
Power
R+QT
  • A combo between Mod TT 20px.png Rage and Mod TT 20px.png Quick Thinking which granted invulnerability. The combo's efficiency was reduced in Update 11.1 (2013-11-27), and the term fell out of use soon after.
Raid
Rainbow Build
  • A mod loadout popular during Damage 1.0 that used all elemental damage mods for maximum damage. Fell out of favor with the introduction of Damage 2.0 in Update 11.0 (2013-11-20).
Self Damage
  • A mechanic where using explosive Weapons would deal damage to the player should they be within range of the blast radius. Reworked into Stagger in Update 27.2 (2020-03-05). However, Bows equipped with  Thunderbolt still deal self-damage.
ShieldPol
  • Polarize130xDark.png Polarize, which was previously known as "Shield Polarize" before receiving a rework in Update 18.13 (2016-05-27).
Spin to Win
  • Refers to a combination of the Mods  Maiming Strike and  Blood Rush, which had the ability to grant any melee weapon in the game critical strike chance values exceeding 500% on slide attacks. Both mods have since been severely nerfed in Update 26.0 (2019-10-31).
Stamina
  • A mechanic that acted as a method to hinder the player's ability to perform certain maneuver actions like sprinting or wall-running for an indefinite amount of time. This mechanic has since been removed in Update 17.0 (2015-07-31).
Stat Stick
  • A weapon modded specifically to benefit a related Exalted Weapon, at the expense of practical use on the field. Up until Update 23.0 (2018-06-15), Exalted Weapons would derive their stats from related weapons equipped (mods on a pistol affecting the EWRegulators.png Regulators, for example). Update 23.0 (2018-06-15) would allow players to mod Exalted Weapons directly, though this term may be used in regards to Set Mods on Sentinel Weapons.
Super Jump
Trial
Twin Bolsak
  • "Anagram" of  Twin Basolk, which was largely viewed as underpowered from its introduction in Update 17.8 (2015-10-21) (2015-10-21) until Update: Specters of the Rail (2016-07-08) (2016-07-08), where it received significant buffs. Usage may be affectionate or not, depending on the context.
Viver
Vivergate
  • A series of balance passes/nerfs to several frames (particularly ExcaliburIcon272.png Excalibur, MagIcon272.png Mag, and TrinityIcon272.png Trinity) that came in response to constant abuse of Viver.
Void Keys
  • A one time use key that would grant access to a Void mission of a specific type, where a name such as "Tower I Capture" would be a tier 1 void capture mission. Not only were Void Keys the only method of accessing the Void, but completing mission reward objectives from them were the only way to obtain Prime components aside from trading with players. They have since been replaced by Void Relics in Update 19.0 (2016-11-11) (2016-11-11).
    • It was common to refer to specific Keys using short versions of their names. Such example would be "T4D" referring to Tower IV Defense.
World On Fire / WoF
  • EmberIcon272.png Ember's old fourth Ability. It was a channeled Ability that would cause all enemies within a certain range of Ember to be dealt consistent heat damage. Reworked into Inferno130xDark.png Inferno in Update 26.0 (2019-10-31) due to the Ability being able to heavily trivialize lower tier missions.
Xini
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