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