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Most equipment slots accept any type of Mod. However, some slots are “polarized.” Each type of Polarity has a unique symbol. Polarities include:

  • Madurai Pol Madurai - V (Damage, Powers) - Commonly dropped by Grineer.
  • Vazarin Pol Vazarin - D (Defensive, Health, Armor) - Dropped by all factions.
  • Naramon Pol Naramon - Dash/Bar (Utility, Misc.) - Commonly dropped by Corpus.
  • Zenurik Pol Zenurik - Scratch (Warframe Augments and Channeling Mods).
  • Unairu Pol Unairu - R - Introduced in Update 13.0 and used for certain Melee Stance Mods.
  • Penjaga Pol Penjaga - Y (Companion Abilities) - Dropped by all factions.
  • Umbra Pol Umbra - U (Anti-Sentient Mods) - Obtained upon completion of The Sacrifice.
  • Invalid - O (Universal polarity) - Can be only applied by Aura Forma on the Aura slot.

A mod's polarity type is noted in the top right corner of its card, next to the drain cost. When a mod is placed into a matching polarity slot, the cost of installing the mod will be reduced by 50%, rounding up to the nearest whole number. In contrast, placing a mod in a slot with a different polarity will increase its cost by 25%. Again, this cost is rounded to the closest integer.

For Aura and Stance mods, polarities increase or decrease the amount of bonus mod capacity that the mod instead provides: matching polarities will double it, or increase the bonus mod points by 100%; while non-matching polarities reduce it by 20%.  

A certain polarity layout will make certain mod builds more efficient. Naturally, Warframes and weapons will start with varying polarity layouts (or none at all), that differ from the natural polarity slots of other pieces of equipment. These starting layouts will make it easier to use the weapon and have the most effect the first time the equipment is ranked up. Later, however, polarities may be added or changed by the use of Forma.

PolarizationEdit

Main article: Polarization

Players may use Forma, a rare item obtainable from Void Fissure missions or the Market, to add or change a polarity on a piece of equipment that has attained rank 30. This increases the weapon or frame's overall strength by increasing the possible mod combinations that may be placed on it. Using Forma to add/change a polarity slot will reset the equipment's rank to zero, requiring the equipment to be leveled up again. Additionally, polarization allows players to rearrange polarity slots as they see fit, including polarities that were built into the equipment to begin with. As of Update 15.1, the aura slot's polarity cannot be swapped with another slot's.

Currently, there appears to be no cap on the number of times a weapon may be 'polarized' or what polarizations are possible (on a weapon with eight blank slots, you could polarize it eight times with the same polarity if you so wish) though good judgment on how you wish to build a weapon undoubtedly means variety will serve most if not all Tenno well.

Innately Polarized WeaponsEdit

View Weapon Polarity List
Primary Weapons Secondary Weapons Melee Weapons
AcceltraNaramon Pol AfurisNaramon Pol AgkuzaVazarin Pol
Arca PlasmorMadurai PolMadurai Pol AkariusNaramon PolNaramon Pol AmphisNaramon Pol
ArgonakMadurai PolNaramon Pol AkboltoVazarin Pol AnkuMadurai Pol
Artemis BowMadurai PolMadurai PolNaramon Pol Akbolto PrimeNaramon PolMadurai PolMadurai PolMadurai Pol Ankyros PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol
AstillaMadurai PolNaramon Pol AkbroncoMadurai Pol Arca TitronMadurai PolNaramon Pol
AtticaMadurai Pol Akbronco PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol BoVazarin Pol
BazaMadurai Pol AkjagaraNaramon Pol Bo PrimeVazarin PolMadurai Pol
BoltorVazarin Pol Akjagara PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol Broken ScepterNaramon Pol
Boltor PrimeVazarin PolMadurai Pol AksomatiNaramon Pol Broken WarMadurai PolNaramon Pol
Braton VandalMadurai Pol AkstilettoNaramon Pol CadusVazarin Pol
BurstonMadurai Pol Akstiletto PrimeNaramon PolMadurai Pol CassowarMadurai PolVazarin Pol
Burston PrimeMadurai Pol Akvasto PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol CaustacystMadurai Pol
CernosMadurai Pol AkzaniNaramon Pol CentaurMadurai Pol
Cernos PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol AngstrumVazarin Pol Ceramic DaggerMadurai Pol
CorinthMadurai PolMadurai Pol Arca SciscoMadurai PolMadurai Pol CerataMadurai PolVazarin Pol
DaikyuMadurai Pol AtomosVazarin Pol CronusMadurai Pol
DreadMadurai PolMadurai Pol AzimaNaramon PolMadurai Pol Dakra PrimeMadurai PolNaramon Pol
FerroxMadurai PolVazarin Pol Balefire ChargerMadurai PolMadurai Pol Dark Split-Sword (Dual Swords)Madurai Pol
GrinlokMadurai Pol BallisticaVazarin Pol Dark Split-Sword (Heavy Blade)Madurai Pol
HarpakMadurai Pol Ballistica PrimeNaramon PolMadurai PolMadurai Pol Desert WindMadurai PolMadurai PolNaramon Pol
HemaMadurai Pol BoltoVazarin Pol DestrezaMadurai Pol
HindMadurai Pol BrakkNaramon PolMadurai Pol Destreza PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol
JavlokMadurai PolMadurai Pol CastanasMadurai PolMadurai Pol Dex DakraNaramon Pol
KarakMadurai Pol CycronNaramon PolNaramon Pol DiwataMadurai PolMadurai PolNaramon Pol
Karak WraithMadurai Pol DespairMadurai PolMadurai Pol Dragon NikanaMadurai PolVazarin Pol
KohmVazarin Pol Dex FurisNaramon Pol Dual CleaversMadurai Pol
LatronMadurai Pol Dex PixiaMadurai PolMadurai PolNaramon Pol Dual Heat SwordsNaramon Pol
Latron PrimeMadurai PolNaramon Pol Dual CestraMadurai Pol Dual IchorVazarin Pol
Latron WraithMadurai Pol Dual ToxocystMadurai PolNaramon Pol Dual Kamas PrimeMadurai Pol
LenzNaramon PolNaramon Pol EmbolistNaramon Pol Dual ZorenVazarin Pol
MK1-ParisNaramon Pol Euphona PrimeMadurai PolMadurai PolMadurai Pol EnduraMadurai Pol
MK1-StrunNaramon Pol FurisNaramon Pol Ether DaggersVazarin Pol
MiterNaramon Pol FusilaiMadurai Pol Ether ReaperMadurai Pol
Mutalist CernosNaramon Pol GammacorVazarin Pol Exalted BladeMadurai PolMadurai PolNaramon Pol
Mutalist QuantaVazarin Pol HikouMadurai PolMadurai Pol FangVazarin Pol
NagantakaMadurai Pol Hikou PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol Fang PrimeVazarin Pol
OpticorMadurai Pol HystrixMadurai Pol Fragor PrimeMadurai Pol
Opticor VandalMadurai Pol KohmakVazarin Pol GalatineNaramon Pol
PantheraNaramon Pol KulstarVazarin Pol Galatine PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol
ParacystVazarin Pol KunaiMadurai PolMadurai Pol Garuda's TalonsMadurai PolNaramon Pol
ParisNaramon Pol Lato PrimeMadurai PolNaramon Pol Gazal MacheteMadurai Pol
Paris PrimeNaramon PolMadurai Pol Lato VandalMadurai Pol GlaiveMadurai PolNaramon Pol
PhageNaramon Pol LexMadurai Pol Glaive PrimeMadurai PolNaramon Pol
PhantasmaNaramon PolMadurai Pol Lex PrimeMadurai Pol Gram PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol
Prisma GrinlokMadurai Pol MK1-FurisNaramon Pol GuandaoVazarin PolMadurai Pol
QuantaVazarin Pol MK1-KunaiMadurai PolMadurai Pol GunsenMadurai Pol
Quanta VandalMadurai Pol MagnusMadurai Pol HalikarMadurai PolNaramon Pol
Rakta CernosMadurai PolMadurai PolNaramon Pol MarelokMadurai Pol Heat DaggerNaramon Pol
Rubico PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol PoxMadurai PolMadurai Pol Heat SwordNaramon Pol
Sancti TigrisVazarin PolNaramon PolMadurai Pol Prisma AngstrumVazarin Pol HirudoMadurai Pol
ScourgeNaramon PolMadurai Pol Prisma Twin GremlinsMadurai Pol Iron StaffMadurai PolNaramon PolNaramon Pol
Secura PentaNaramon PolVazarin PolMadurai Pol Pyrana PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol Jat KittagMadurai PolNaramon Pol
SimulorVazarin PolNaramon Pol Rakta BallisticaVazarin PolMadurai Pol Jat KusarMadurai PolMadurai Pol
SnipetronMadurai Pol RegulatorsMadurai PolNaramon PolNaramon Pol Jaw SwordMadurai Pol
Snipetron VandalMadurai Pol Regulators PrimeMadurai PolNaramon PolNaramon Pol KamaMadurai PolMadurai Pol
SomaMadurai PolMadurai Pol Sancti CastanasMadurai PolMadurai PolVazarin Pol KarystNaramon Pol
Soma PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol Secura Dual CestraMadurai PolNaramon Pol KaszasVazarin Pol
StradavarMadurai PolMadurai Pol SicarusMadurai Pol KeshegMadurai Pol
Stradavar PrimeMadurai PolMadurai PolMadurai Pol Sicarus PrimeMadurai Pol KestrelMadurai PolNaramon Pol
StrunNaramon Pol SonicorVazarin Pol KnuxVazarin Pol
Strun WraithNaramon Pol SpiraMadurai PolMadurai Pol Kogake PrimeMadurai PolMadurai PolMadurai Pol
Supra VandalMadurai PolMadurai Pol Spira PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol KreskaMadurai Pol
Sybaris PrimeNaramon PolNaramon PolMadurai Pol StaticorNaramon Pol Kronen PrimeMadurai PolNaramon Pol
Synoid SimulorMadurai PolVazarin PolNaramon Pol StugVazarin Pol LaceraNaramon Pol
Telos BoltorVazarin PolMadurai Pol Synoid GammacorVazarin PolNaramon Pol LesionMadurai Pol
TiberonMadurai Pol TalonsMadurai PolMadurai Pol MK1-BoVazarin Pol
Tiberon PrimeMadurai PolNaramon PolNaramon Pol Telos AkboltoVazarin PolNaramon Pol Machete WraithMadurai PolMadurai Pol
Tigris PrimeMadurai PolNaramon Pol Twin GrakatasNaramon Pol MiosMadurai Pol
Vaykor HekVazarin PolMadurai Pol Twin GremlinsMadurai Pol Nami Skyla PrimeMadurai PolMadurai PolVazarin Pol
VectisMadurai Pol Twin KohmakVazarin Pol Nami SoloMadurai Pol
Vectis PrimeMadurai PolNaramon Pol Twin RoggaNaramon PolMadurai Pol NikanaMadurai PolVazarin Pol
VeldtNaramon Pol Twin VipersNaramon Pol Nikana PrimeMadurai PolVazarin Pol
Vulkar WraithMadurai Pol Twin Vipers WraithNaramon Pol Ninkondi PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol
ZarrMadurai Pol VastoMadurai Pol OkinaMadurai Pol
ZenithNaramon PolMadurai Pol Vasto PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol OnorixMadurai Pol
ZhugeMadurai Pol Vaykor MarelokMadurai PolVazarin Pol OrviusNaramon PolMadurai Pol
Zhuge PrimeMadurai PolMadurai PolMadurai Pol ViperMadurai Pol Pangolin SwordMadurai Pol
Viper WraithNaramon Pol Prisma Dual CleaversMadurai Pol
ZaktiNaramon PolNaramon Pol Prisma VerituxVazarin Pol
PupacystMadurai Pol
Rakta Dark DaggerMadurai Pol
RathboneMadurai Pol
Redeemer PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol
RipkasMadurai Pol
Sancti MagistarMadurai Pol
SarpaVazarin Pol
Scindo PrimeMadurai Pol
ScoliacMadurai Pol
Secura LectaVazarin Pol
SerroMadurai Pol
SheevNaramon Pol
SibearVazarin Pol
Silva & Aegis PrimeMadurai PolVazarin PolVazarin Pol
Skana PrimeMadurai PolNaramon Pol
SkiajatiUmbra PolUmbra Pol
TekkoMadurai Pol
Telos BoltaceNaramon Pol
TipedoVazarin Pol
Tipedo PrimeVazarin PolMadurai Pol
TonboMadurai Pol
Twin BasolkMadurai Pol
Exalted Blade (Umbra)Umbra PolUmbra Pol
Valkyr TalonsMadurai PolNaramon PolNaramon Pol
Vaykor SydonMadurai Pol
Venka PrimeNaramon PolMadurai Pol
VerituxVazarin Pol
VolnusMadurai Pol
WarNaramon Pol
ZenistarMadurai Pol

data from Module:Weapons/data

TriviaEdit

  • It is apparent to those who know the Orokin Script that some Polarities are in fact the same symbols as some numbers and vowels, either rotated or flipped:
    • Madurai (Madurai Pol) is the numeral 4, or an upside-down 2.
    • Vazarin (Vazarin Pol) is the numeral 5 flipped vertically or an upside-down 3.
    • Naramon (Naramon Pol) is similar to the symbol for 1, rotated 90° counter-clockwise.
    • Zenurik (Zenurik Pol) is the vowel "I" (as in the word "Pit") rotated 90° counter-clockwise.
    • Penjaga (Penjaga Pol) forms the number 10.
      • Penjaga is Indonesian/Malay for "guardian" or "protector", and mods in this category are reserved for Companions.
      • This can also be interpreted as I/O, for the fact that this polarity is only present on mods that influence companion behavior.
    • Unairu (Unairu Pol) does not have a perfect connection to the Orokin Script, though Unairu is perhaps similar to the shape of the vowel "AYE" (as in the word "Price").
  • According to Devstream 55, the names of the polarities correspond to old Tenno schools. These names are also used for the clusters depicted in the Star Chart 3.0 prototype also featured in the same Devstream.
  • Up until Update: The Silver Grove, there was also a Koneksi (Koneksi Pol) polarity that was reserved for Mod TT 20pxFusion Cores, which have since been replaced by Endo.
    • In line with the naming schemes used by the other polarities, Koneksi does not have a perfect connection to Orokin Script, but it does bear similarities to the vowel "OH" (as in the word "Goat").
    • Similar to Penjaga, Koneksi is also Indonesian/Malay in origin, in this case translating to "connection", reflecting how Fusion Cores were the only mods that bore this Polarity.

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