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“You're not supposed to be in here! You're going to ruin the surprise!”
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Gold rings circle and encapsulate the desolate moonscape – lavish architecture signifying the Orokin mastery over all things natural and technological during their reign. The opalescent halls stitching together what the enemy destroyed have been vacated since that era came to an end.
—Lua Fragment

Lua is the Earth's moon, accessible as a location in the Star Chart. Once the seat of the Orokin Empire's power during their reign, it is now shattered and broken, scarred by the Old War. Formerly hidden away by the Lotus to protect the Tenno's secret, recent events have led to the reemergence of this lost celestial body, and now its fragmented remains are fought over by the IconGrineerOn.png Grineer and the IconCorpusOn.png Corpus, with SentientFactionIcon.png Sentient fighters lurking about.

Lua can only be unlocked after a player completes The Second Dream. Both Grineer and Corpus contest possession of the moon since its reappearance, leading to Lua being the only other location, besides Mars, that has (permanent) Crossfire missions. Sentients also appear in any of the missions, scanning for the player's presence and deploying fighters once detected.

The Orokin Moon Tileset serves as the primary environment for Lua.


IconCorpusOn.png Corpus IconGrineerOn.png Grineer SentientFactionIcon.png Sentient

Unique Enemies[]

  • Sentient units can be found and fought on this moon. Combat against them revolves around their ability to adapt themselves to the damage dealt by the player's weapons and abilities, requiring Tenno to have multiple types of damage (both physical and elemental) in their loadouts, or use DmgVoidSmall64.png Void damage to strip Sentients of their damage resistances.
  • Corrupted Wardens can be found in "Lua Rescue" missions.
  • Orokin Spectators can be found in "Lua Spy" missions.


Target Name Type Level Tile Set Mastery EXP Internal Name
IconCorpusB.svg Copernicus Capture 25 - 30 Orokin Moon 0 SolNode304
IconGrineerB.svg Grimaldi Mobile Defense 25 - 30 Orokin Moon 0 SolNode301
IconGrineerB.svg Stöfler Defense 25 - 30 Orokin Moon 0 SolNode305
IconCorpusB.svg Tycho Survival 25 - 30 Orokin Moon 0 SolNode302
InvasionIcon b.png Plato Exterminate 25 - 30 Orokin Moon 0 SolNode300
IconCorpusB.svg Zeipel Rescue 25 - 30 Orokin Moon 0 SolNode307
InvasionIcon b.png Pavlov Spy 25 - 30 Orokin Moon 0 SolNode306
IconCorpusB.svg Apollo Disruption 35 - 40 Orokin Moon 0 SolNode308



  • Lua is Portuguese and Galician for "Moon" and resembles the Latin name Luna, occasionally also used in English.
  • Missions on Lua are named after various craters on the Moon: Apollo, Copernicus, Grimaldi, Pavlov, Plato, Stöfler, Tycho, Von Zeipel.
    • The craters are in turn named after historically significant physicists, astronomers, philosophers, and other important figures in the scientific field.
    • The crater & node Apollo is also named after the Apollo Program.
  • The positioning of the missions on Lua form a crescent shape.
  • Before Update: Specters of the Rail 0.0 (2016-07-08), Lua was the name of a node on Earth, and the Orokin Moon missions introduced in Update 18.0 (2015-12-03) were considered Earth nodes. Specters of the Rail update subsequently moved the Orokin Moon missions to its own location, with the Lua node being renamed Cervantes as its previous name was then used for the new star chart location.
  • The name Lua for the Earth's Moon was foreshadowed by dialogue in The Second Dream, named as the place where the "rejects were consigned", likely referring to the Tenno.
  • Lua shares the least amount of nodes, eight (8) nodes, of all the planets in the Origin System with the Kuva Fortress.
  • While Lua's post-Orokin dimensions are unclear, the Moon is larger than Phobos, Ceres, Europa, Pluto, Sedna, and Eris.

Patch History[]

Update 30.9 (2021-11-11)

  • Fixed Lua being visible from the Orbiter while orbiting Earth before having completed the Second Dream Quest.

Hotfix 29.6.9 (2021-01-28)

  • Fixed no Sentients spawning in Lua Survival missions.

Update 29.5 (2020-11-19)

  • Fixed clipping in a certain tile on Lua.
  • Fixes and improvements to AI navigation and objective marker pathing in the Lua tileset.

Hotfix 27.4.2 (2020-05-04)

  • Fixed a script error that could occur for Clients if someone died during the energy-draining phase of the Power Drift puzzle.
  • Fixed a couple script errors that could occur while fighting the Cunning Drift Security Eye.

Hotfix 27.3.16 (2020-04-22)

  • Fixed a script error when encountering the Halls of Ascension Endurance Test.

Hotfix 27.3.15 (2020-04-17)

  • Fixed a script error that could occur for Clients joining a mission in progress in the Power Drift Hall of Ascension room.

Hotfix 27.3.14 (2020-04-15)

  • Fixed script error that could occur in the Power Drift Hall of Ascension room.

Update 27.3 (2020-03-24)

  • Made spawn changes to improve flow of enemies in the Lua Survival tileset.
  • Fixed a missing window portal in the Lua Exterminate tileset.

Update 27.2 (2020-03-05)

  • Fixed texture issues with floor and rail assets in the Lua Halls of Ascension rooms.
  • Fixed a large map hole in the Lua tileset.
  • Fixed issues with fog textures for the Lua tileset.
  • Fixed a rogue teleport volume in Stöfler, Lua that could be triggered unintentionally.

Hotfix 27.1.2 (2020-02-18)

  • Fixed a script error in the Lua Spy mission when going through Void tears.

Update 25.7 (2019-08-29)

  • Added Apollo, a new Disruption node.

Hotfix 25.5.1 (2019-08-02)

  • Fixed another unreachable loot spot in the Lua tileset.

Hotfix 25.4.3 (2019-07-26)

  • Fixed clipping doors in the Lua Sabotage tileset.

Hotfix 25.4.1 (2019-07-24)

  • Fixed a Crate clipping into the wall on the Lua Spy tileset.

Hotfix 25.3.2 (2019-07-12)

  • Increased brightness of the grey ABC markers in Lua Spy missions.
  • Fixed Sentient Troopers not spawning in Lua Exterminate missions.
  • Fixed missing portal FX for Clients in the Lua Rescue tileset.

Update 24.7 (2019-04-10)

  • Widened the wall gap for the purpose of Warframe size sliding in the Lua tileset as requested here.

Update 20.4 (2017-05-04)

  • Removed Lua Spy missions from Sortie rotation due to extensive Client loading times on min spec machines. Please note that we are working to fix this and add Lua Spy missions back into the Sortie rotation.