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