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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.

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 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 judgement on how you wish to build a weapon undoubtedly means variety will serve most if not all Tenno well.

Innately Polarized WeaponsEdit

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

NotesEdit

  • 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 Fusion 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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