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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:

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