The Corpus-built MOA is the face of their robotic combat forces seen all throughout the Origin System. Their ubiquity means that several models of MOA are available for use by anyone, including Solaris United and by extension the Tenno. The merchant Legs found in Fortuna sells MOAs that Tenno can use as pets to assist them in missions.
As Companions, MOAs are unique in that they are built as a modular system, with players able to select from various combinations of four different components to create MOAs with stats and abilities to their liking. Once built, a MOA takes up one slot in the Robotic inventory. They can equip Robotic weapon, but do not come with their own weapon unlike Sentinels.
A MOA companion needs four different components to build, the Model, the Core, the Gyro, and the Bracket. Each component type has several options to choose from, allowing to customize stats and the MOA's type and appearance.
The MOA's Model forms the machine's head, which acts as its gun turret when equipped with a Robotic weapon. Each Model grants two unique Precept mods which can only be provided by that particular Model, though the Precepts can be used on any MOA once acquired. A maximum of two MOA-specific precepts can be equipped at the same time. These are the components that earn Mastery Rank points for the MOA.
The Core determines the appearance of the MOA's rear, and modifies the base stats of the MOA.
The Gyro determines the appearance of the MOA's front, and modifies the base stats of the MOA.
Brackets refer to the MOA's legs, and determines the Polarities that the MOA will have. All Brackets have four polarities, with the Gauth, Jonsin, and Tian Brackets adding one additional polarity.
Before players can craft a MOA, they must first purchase the blueprints for the parts they desire from Legs, which is available for Standing, after which these parts must then be constructed at the Foundry.
Once the component parts have been crafted, players must return to Legs and select the Configure a MOA Companion option. Here, players must choose the crafted components they have available to form the weapon. Once a Model, Core, Gyro, and Bracket are selected, the player will be shown a preview of the MOA's appearance, along with the MOA's stats. If the MOA is satisfactory, players can then proceed with the Build MOA action, which will instantly craft the MOA for 4,000. Players can also use the Configure screen to preview builds of MOA components they do not yet own.
Once built, a MOA cannot be disasssembled to return its components parts.
In order to fully unlock all of a MOA's features, players must gild their MOA. To gild a MOA, players must have a reputation rank of at least Doer with Solaris United, and the desired MOA must first be leveled up to Rank 30. Afterwards, players must return to Legs and select the Gild option under Other Services, which will cost 2 Training Debt-Bonds and 5,000. Upon gilding the MOA, players will be asked to first add a Polarity to the MOA, and then finally give it a custom name. This process will reset the MOA's level back to Rank 0.
A Gilded MOA will have all of the functionality available to other weapons, and it will have enhanced stats over the newly-built version of the MOA. Gilded MOAs are also able to earn Mastery Rank points.
Visually, the Gilded MOA will have a modified appearance over a newly-built one.
- By default a MOA companion has 100 Robotic Health, 100 Ferrite Armor, and 100 Shields.
- Any multiplier from components is added flatly and is doubled upon gilding, (for example an overall +10.0% in one stat will make that stat 120 after gilding.)
- Numbers like 2.5% are rounded down in the UI but still taken into account when gilding.
- The minimum a stat can be is 100, (with the exception of 105 for Health) the maximum if specializing in one stat (assuming gilded) is 130 for Health, 125 for Shields and 125 for Armor.
- Legs also sells fully assembled Gilded MOAs on his Today's Special option for . The Model, Core, Gyro, and Bracket combinations on these MOAs are randomized daily.
- MOAs have to be gilded to earn Mastery Rank points, with their progression tied to the MOA's Model alone. For example, if a player levels up a Gilded MOA crafted with the Lambeo Model to 30, any future MOAs forged using the Lambeo Model will no longer provide Mastery regardless of what combination of Cores, Gyros, and Brackets they have.
- As there are three Models currently available, the maximum amount of Mastery Rank points that can be earned from MOA crafting is 18,000.
- With 3 Models, 3 Cores, 7 Gyros, and 4 Brackets, there are currently a total of 252 possible MOA combinations available.
- Custom names for MOAs have a 24 character limit including spaces, and will not accept special characters like commas (,) or apostrophes ('), though hyphens ( - ) are accepted.
- Names can also not include any profanities such as swear words.
- Rank 30 MOAs or Gilded MOAs can be donated to Legs in exchange for Solaris United Standing.
- Typing [MOA] in the in-game chat and selecting the MOA will let other players in the same chat channel see its bonuses.
- MOAs are considered "pets" for unlocking certain Riven Mods.
- MOAs can be equipped with Companion and/or Robotic mods, some of which were formerly exclusive to other types of Companions:
- MOAs share Robotic mods, namely Coolant Leak, Guardian, Medi-Ray, Sanctuary, Shield Charger, and Vacuum, with Sentinels.
- MOAs can use Link Health, Link Shields, Link Armor, and Medi-Pet Kit, like Kubrows and Kavats, as well as the Sentinel mods Enhanced Vitality, Calculated Redirection and Metal Fiber. However, two mods that affect the same stat (e.g. Link Health and Enhanced Vitality both of which affect health) cannot be used together.
- Six MOA Precept mods were released with the original 3 MOA companions (each MOA Model, once used to build a MOA companion, comes with 2 specific Precept mods):
- The Lambeo Model comes with the Shockwave Actuators and Stasis Field Precepts.
- The Oloro Model comes with the Security Override and Tractor Beam Precepts.
- The Para Model comes with Anti-Grav Grenade and Whiplash Mine Precepts.
- Unlike the Precept mods obtained from other Companions -- Kubrows, Kavats, and Sentinels -- the Precept mods obtained by building a MOA companion can be equipped on any MOA companion.
- There is a separate limit to the installation of MOA-specific Precepts; instead of being limited to the MOA Model which each Precept came with, any given MOA companion may only equip up to 2 MOA-specific Precept mods at a time, although they may be changed at any time. (There is no limit on Precept mods which are not MOA-specific.)
- There are 3 Emotion Modules (Aggressive, Inquisitive and Sensitive) that can be bought for 50 each in the Market and equipped on a MOA in the appearance tab. These are like Warframe animation sets, purely cosmetic and do the following:
- Give the MOA an occasional animation based on chosen personality.
- Change the sound the MOA makes.
- Makes the MOA mirror the following player emotes: Agree, Disagree, Bow, Deep Bow, and Wave.
- MOAs share Robotic inventory slots with Sentinels and Robotic weapons.
- After acquiring the first MOA, the player must have at least one MOA at any time. It's impossible to sell the last MOA in the inventory.
- Oberon's passive has no effect on MOAs.
- MOA equipped with Security Override can hack any console, including vaults in Spy missions. This bypasses the need for players to manually hack various consoles.
- As of Hotfix 24.2.7, MOAs equipped with Security Override cannot hack objective consoles such as spy vaults meaning players have to hack them themselves.
- MOA Companions and K-Drives are the first modular equipment that:
- All MOA models are named after dinosaurs: Oloro is named after the Olorotitan, Lambeo is named after Lambeosaurus, and Para is named after Parasaurolophus.
- The MOAs are the first companion to mirror player behavior. It will crouch and walk crouched along with the player, as well as mirroring some emotes if an Emotion Module is installed.
- According to TennoCon 2018, the idea of modular pets, leading to the implementation of MOA Companions, is not Digital Extremes' original idea. It started as a meme from users in the Warframe Community Forum.
Last updated: Hotfix 24.2.12
- Zaw, melee modular weapons.
- Kitgun, secondary modular weapons.
- Amp, Operator modular weapons.
- K-Drive, modular vehicles.
|Sentinels||Carrier (Prime) • Dethcube • Diriga • Djinn • Helios (Prime) • Oxylus • Shade (Prisma) • Taxon • Wyrm (Prime)|
|MOAs||Lambeo • Oloro • Para|
|Kubrows||Chesa Kubrow • Helminth Charger • Huras Kubrow • Raksa Kubrow • Sahasa Kubrow • Sunika Kubrow|
|Kavats||Adarza Kavat • Smeeta Kavat • Venari|
|Bracket • Core • Gyro • Model|
|Lambeo||Shockwave Actuators • Stasis Field|
|Oloro||Security Override • Tractor Beam|
|Para||Anti-Grav Grenade • Whiplash Mine|
|Other||Animal Instinct ( Prime) • Guardian • Link Armor • Link Health • Link Shields • Loyal Companion • Medi-Pet Kit • Medi-Ray • Pack Leader ( Prime) • Sanctuary • Shield Charger • Vacuum|