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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.

Polarization[]

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 (2014-11-05), 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 Weapons[]

View Weapon Polarity List
Weapons with Innate Polarities (ignoring Stance and Exilus slots)
Primaries Secondaries Melees Arch-Guns Arch-Melees
Acceltra Naramon Pol.svg Acrid None Ack & Brunt None Cortege None Agkuza Vazarin Pol.svg
Ambassador None Afuris Naramon Pol.svg Amphis Naramon Pol.svg Corvas Naramon Pol.svg Centaur Madurai Pol.svg
Amprex None Akarius Naramon Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Anku Madurai Pol.svg Cyngas None Ironbride Vazarin Pol.svg
Arca Plasmor Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Akbolto Vazarin Pol.svg Ankyros None Dual Decurion None Kaszas Vazarin Pol.svg
Argonak Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Akbolto Prime Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Ankyros Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Fluctus Naramon Pol.svg Knux Vazarin Pol.svg
Artemis Bow Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Akbronco Madurai Pol.svg Arca Titron Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Grattler Madurai Pol.svg Onorix Madurai Pol.svg
Astilla Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Akbronco Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Arum Spinosa Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Imperator Madurai Pol.svg Prisma Veritux Vazarin Pol.svg
Astilla Prime Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Akjagara Naramon Pol.svg Atterax None Imperator Vandal Madurai Pol.svg Rathbone Madurai Pol.svg
Attica Madurai Pol.svg Akjagara Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Bo Vazarin Pol.svg Kuva Ayanga None Veritux Vazarin Pol.svg
Basmu Madurai Pol.svg Aklato None Bo Prime Vazarin Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Kuva Grattler Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Battacor None Aklex None Boltace None Larkspur None
Baza Madurai Pol.svg Aklex Prime None Broken Scepter Naramon Pol.svg Mausolon Madurai Pol.svg
Baza Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Akmagnus None Broken War Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Morgha Madurai Pol.svg
Boar None Aksomati Naramon Pol.svg Cadus Vazarin Pol.svg Phaedra Madurai Pol.svg
Boar Prime None Aksomati Prime Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Cassowar Madurai Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svg Prisma Dual Decurion Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Boltor Vazarin Pol.svg Akstiletto Naramon Pol.svg Caustacyst Madurai Pol.svg Velocitus None
Boltor Prime Vazarin Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Akstiletto Prime Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Ceramic Dagger Madurai Pol.svg
Braton None Akvasto None Cerata Madurai Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svg
Braton Prime None Akvasto Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Ceti Lacera Naramon Pol.svg
Braton Vandal Madurai Pol.svg Akzani Naramon Pol.svg Cobra & Crane None
Bubonico Naramon Pol.svg Angstrum Vazarin Pol.svg Cronus Madurai Pol.svg
Burston Madurai Pol.svg Arca Scisco Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Dakra Prime Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
Burston Prime Madurai Pol.svg Athodai Madurai Pol.svg Dark Dagger None
Buzlok None Atomos Vazarin Pol.svg Dark Split-Sword (Dual Swords) Madurai Pol.svg
Carmine Penta None Azima Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Dark Sword None
Cedo Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Balefire Charger Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Desert Wind Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svg
Cernos Madurai Pol.svg Ballistica Vazarin Pol.svg Destreza Madurai Pol.svg
Cernos Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Ballistica Prime Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Destreza Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Convectrix None Bolto Vazarin Pol.svg Dex Dakra Naramon Pol.svg
Corinth Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Brakk Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Diwata Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
Corinth Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Bronco None Dragon Nikana Madurai Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svg
Daikyu Madurai Pol.svg Bronco Prime None Dual Cleavers Madurai Pol.svg
Dera None Castanas Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Dual Ether None
Dera Vandal None Catabolyst Madurai Pol.svg Dual Heat Swords Naramon Pol.svg
Dex Sybaris None Cestra None Dual Ichor Vazarin Pol.svg
Drakgoon None Cyanex None Dual Kamas None
Dread Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Cycron Naramon Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Dual Kamas Prime Madurai Pol.svg
Exergis Vazarin Pol.svg Despair Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Dual Keres None
Ferrox Madurai Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svg Detron None Dual Raza None
Flux Rifle None Dex Furis Naramon Pol.svg Dual Skana None
Fulmin None Dex Pixia Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Dual Zoren Vazarin Pol.svg
Glaxion None Dual Cestra Madurai Pol.svg Endura Madurai Pol.svg
Glaxion Vandal None Dual Toxocyst Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Ether Daggers Vazarin Pol.svg
Gorgon None Embolist Naramon Pol.svg Ether Reaper Madurai Pol.svg
Gorgon Wraith None Epitaph Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Ether Sword None
Grakata None Euphona Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Exalted Blade Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
Grinlok Madurai Pol.svg Furis Naramon Pol.svg Exalted Umbra Blade Umbra Pol.pngUmbra Pol.png
Harpak Madurai Pol.svg Fusilai Madurai Pol.svg Falcor None
Hek None Gammacor Vazarin Pol.svg Fang Vazarin Pol.svg
Hema Madurai Pol.svg Hikou Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Fang Prime Vazarin Pol.svg
Hind Madurai Pol.svg Hikou Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Fragor None
Ignis None Hystrix Madurai Pol.svg Fragor Prime Madurai Pol.svg
Ignis Wraith None Knell None Furax None
Javlok Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Kohmak Vazarin Pol.svg Furax Wraith None
Karak Madurai Pol.svg Kompressa Vazarin Pol.svg Galatine Naramon Pol.svg
Karak Wraith Madurai Pol.svg Kraken None Galatine Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Kohm Vazarin Pol.svg Kulstar Vazarin Pol.svg Galvacord None
Komorex None Kunai Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Garuda's Talons Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
Kuva Bramma Madurai Pol.svg Kuva Brakk Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Gazal Machete Madurai Pol.svg
Kuva Chakkhurr Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Kuva Kraken None Glaive Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
Kuva Drakgoon None Kuva Nukor None Glaive Prime Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
Kuva Hek None Kuva Seer None Gram None
Kuva Hind Madurai Pol.svg Kuva Twin Stubbas Madurai Pol.svg Gram Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Kuva Karak Madurai Pol.svg Lato None Guandao Vazarin Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Kuva Kohm Vazarin Pol.svg Lato Prime Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Guandao Prime Vazarin Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Kuva Ogris None Lato Vandal Madurai Pol.svg Gunsen Madurai Pol.svg
Kuva Quartakk Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Lex Madurai Pol.svg Halikar Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
Kuva Tonkor None Lex Prime Madurai Pol.svg Halikar Wraith Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Kuva Zarr Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg MK1-Furis Naramon Pol.svg Hate None
Lanka None MK1-Kunai Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Heat Dagger Naramon Pol.svg
Latron Madurai Pol.svg Magnus Madurai Pol.svg Heat Sword Naramon Pol.svg
Latron Prime Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Mara Detron None Heliocor None
Latron Wraith Madurai Pol.svg Marelok Madurai Pol.svg Hirudo Madurai Pol.svg
Lenz Naramon Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Nukor None Iron Staff Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
MK1-Braton None Ocucor None Jat Kittag Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
MK1-Paris Naramon Pol.svg Pandero None Jat Kusar Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
MK1-Strun Naramon Pol.svg Pandero Prime Madurai Pol.svg Jaw Sword Madurai Pol.svg
Miter Naramon Pol.svg Plinx None Kama Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Mutalist Cernos Naramon Pol.svg Pox Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Karyst Naramon Pol.svg
Mutalist Quanta Vazarin Pol.svg Prisma Angstrum Vazarin Pol.svg Karyst Prime Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
Nagantaka Madurai Pol.svg Prisma Twin Gremlins Madurai Pol.svg Keratinos None
Ogris None Pyrana None Kesheg Madurai Pol.svg
Opticor Madurai Pol.svg Pyrana Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Kestrel Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
Opticor Vandal Madurai Pol.svg Quatz None Kogake None
Panthera Naramon Pol.svg Rakta Ballistica Vazarin Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Kogake Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Panthera Prime Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Regulators Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Korrudo None
Paracyst Vazarin Pol.svg Sancti Castanas Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svg Kreska Madurai Pol.svg
Paris Naramon Pol.svg Secura Dual Cestra Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Krohkur None
Paris Prime Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Seer None Kronen None
Penta None Sepulcrum None Kronen Prime Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
Phage Naramon Pol.svg Sicarus Madurai Pol.svg Kuva Shildeg Madurai Pol.svg
Phantasma Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Sicarus Prime Madurai Pol.svg Lacera Naramon Pol.svg
Prisma Gorgon None Sonicor Vazarin Pol.svg Lecta None
Prisma Grakata None Spectra None Lesion Madurai Pol.svg
Prisma Grinlok Madurai Pol.svg Spectra Vandal None MK1-Bo Vazarin Pol.svg
Prisma Tetra None Spira Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg MK1-Furax None
Proboscis Cernos Naramon Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Spira Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Machete None
Quanta Vazarin Pol.svg Staticor Naramon Pol.svg Machete Wraith Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Quanta Vandal Madurai Pol.svg Stubba None Magistar None
Quartakk Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Stug Vazarin Pol.svg Masseter None
Quellor Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Synoid Gammacor Vazarin Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Mios Madurai Pol.svg
Rakta Cernos Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Talons Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Mire None
Rubico None Telos Akbolto Vazarin Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Nami Skyla None
Rubico Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Tenet Cycron Naramon Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Nami Skyla Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svg
Sancti Tigris Vazarin Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Tenet Detron None Nami Solo Madurai Pol.svg
Scourge Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Tenet Diplos Madurai Pol.svg Nikana Madurai Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svg
Secura Penta Naramon Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Tenet Spirex Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Nikana Prime Madurai Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svg
Shedu Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Twin Grakatas Naramon Pol.svg Ninkondi None
Simulor Vazarin Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Twin Gremlins Madurai Pol.svg Ninkondi Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Snipetron Madurai Pol.svg Twin Kohmak Vazarin Pol.svg Obex None
Snipetron Vandal Madurai Pol.svg Twin Rogga Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Ohma None
Sobek None Twin Vipers Naramon Pol.svg Okina Madurai Pol.svg
Soma Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Twin Vipers Wraith Naramon Pol.svg Orthos None
Soma Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Tysis None Orthos Prime None
Sporothrix Vazarin Pol.svg Vasto Madurai Pol.svg Orvius Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Stahlta Madurai Pol.svg Vasto Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Pangolin Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Stradavar Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Vaykor Marelok Madurai Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svg Pangolin Sword Madurai Pol.svg
Stradavar Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Velox Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Paracesis None
Strun Naramon Pol.svg Viper Madurai Pol.svg Pathocyst Madurai Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svg
Strun Wraith Naramon Pol.svg Viper Wraith Naramon Pol.svg Pennant None
Supra None Zakti Naramon Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Plasma Sword None
Supra Vandal Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Zakti Prime Naramon Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Prisma Dual Cleavers Madurai Pol.svg
Sybaris None Zylok None Prisma Machete None
Sybaris Prime Naramon Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Zymos Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Prisma Obex None
Synapse None Prisma Skana None
Synoid Simulor Madurai Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Prova None
Telos Boltor Vazarin Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Prova Vandal None
Tenet Arca Plasmor Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Pulmonars Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Tenet Envoy None Pupacyst Madurai Pol.svg
Tenet Flux Rifle None Quassus None
Tenet Tetra None Rakta Dark Dagger Madurai Pol.svg
Tenora None Reaper Prime None
Tenora Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Redeemer None
Tetra None Redeemer Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Tiberon Madurai Pol.svg Ripkas Madurai Pol.svg
Tiberon Prime Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Sancti Magistar Madurai Pol.svg
Tigris None Sarpa Vazarin Pol.svg
Tigris Prime Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Scindo None
Tonkor None Scindo Prime Madurai Pol.svg
Torid None Scoliac Madurai Pol.svg
Trumna None Secura Lecta Vazarin Pol.svg
Vaykor Hek Vazarin Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Serro Madurai Pol.svg
Vectis Madurai Pol.svg Shadow Claws None
Vectis Prime Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Shaku None
Veldt Naramon Pol.svg Sheev Naramon Pol.svg
Vulkar None Sibear Vazarin Pol.svg
Vulkar Wraith Madurai Pol.svg Sigma & Octantis None
Zarr Madurai Pol.svg Silva & Aegis None
Zenith Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Silva & Aegis Prime Madurai Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svg
Zhuge Madurai Pol.svg Skana None
Zhuge Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Skana Prime Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
Skiajati Umbra Pol.pngUmbra Pol.png
Stropha None
Sydon None
Synoid Heliocor None
Tatsu None
Tekko Madurai Pol.svg
Tekko Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Telos Boltace Naramon Pol.svg
Tenet Agendus None
Tenet Exec None
Tenet Grigori Madurai Pol.svg
Tenet Livia None
Tipedo Vazarin Pol.svg
Tipedo Prime Vazarin Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Tonbo Madurai Pol.svg
Twin Basolk Madurai Pol.svg
Twin Krohkur None
Valkyr Talons Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
Vastilok None
Vaykor Sydon Madurai Pol.svg
Venka None
Venka Prime Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Vitrica Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Volnus Madurai Pol.svg
Volnus Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
War Naramon Pol.svg
Wolf Sledge None
Xoris None
Zenistar Madurai Pol.svg

Trivia[]

  • 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.svg) is the numeral 4, or an upside-down 2.
    • Vazarin (Vazarin Pol.svg) is the numeral 5 flipped vertically or an upside-down 3.
    • Naramon (Naramon Pol.svg) is similar to the symbol for 1, rotated 90° counter-clockwise.
    • Zenurik (Zenurik Pol.svg) is the vowel "I" (as in the word "Pit") rotated 90° counter-clockwise.
    • Penjaga (Penjaga Pol.svg) 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.svg) 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").
  • ProteaProteaIcon272.png Protea is the only Warframe with an innate universal aura polarity.
  • 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 (2016-08-19), there was also a Koneksi (Koneksi Pol.svg) polarity that was reserved for Fusion Core12?cb=20190608095452 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.
  • As of Hotfix 30.5.4, There are...
    • 408 Madurai Pol.svg Madurai mods.
    • 312 Naramon Pol.svg Naramon mods.
    • 158 Vazarin Pol.svg Vazarin mods.
    • 8 Unairu Pol.svg Unairu mods.
    • 177 Zenurik Pol.svg Zenurik mods.
    • 88 Penjaga Pol.svg Penjaga mods.
    • 5 Umbra Pol.png Umbra mods.
    • 66 mods with no polarity.