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[edit | edit source]

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 Weapons[edit | edit source]

View Weapon Polarity List
Primary Weapons Secondary Weapons Melee Weapons
Acceltra Naramon Pol.svg Afuris Naramon Pol.svg Agkuza Vazarin Pol.svg
Arca Plasmor Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Akarius Naramon Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Amphis Naramon Pol.svg
Argonak Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Akbolto Vazarin Pol.svg Anku Madurai Pol.svg
Artemis Bow Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Akbolto Prime Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Ankyros Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Astilla Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Akbronco Madurai Pol.svg Arca Titron Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
Attica Madurai Pol.svg Akbronco Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Bo Vazarin Pol.svg
Basmu Madurai Pol.svg Akjagara Naramon Pol.svg Bo Prime Vazarin Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Baza Madurai Pol.svg Akjagara Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Broken Scepter Naramon Pol.svg
Baza Prime Madurai Pol.svg Aksomati Naramon Pol.svg Broken War Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
Boltor Vazarin Pol.svg Aksomati Prime Naramon Pol.svg Cadus Vazarin Pol.svg
Boltor Prime Vazarin Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Akstiletto Naramon Pol.svg Cassowar Madurai Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svg
Braton Vandal Madurai Pol.svg Akstiletto Prime Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Caustacyst Madurai Pol.svg
Burston Madurai Pol.svg Akvasto Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Centaur Madurai Pol.svg
Burston Prime Madurai Pol.svg Akzani Naramon Pol.svg Ceramic Dagger Madurai Pol.svg
Cernos Madurai Pol.svg Angstrum Vazarin Pol.svg Cerata Madurai Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svg
Cernos Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Arca Scisco Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Ceti Lacera Naramon Pol.svg
Corinth Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Athodai Madurai Pol.svg Cronus Madurai Pol.svg
Corinth Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Atomos Vazarin Pol.svg Dakra Prime Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
Daikyu Madurai Pol.svg Azima Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Dark Split-Sword (Dual Swords) Madurai Pol.svg
Dread Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Balefire Charger Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Dark Split-Sword (Heavy Blade) Madurai Pol.svg
Exergis Vazarin Pol.svg Ballistica Vazarin Pol.svg Desert Wind Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svg
Ferrox Madurai Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svg Ballistica Prime Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Destreza Madurai Pol.svg
Grinlok Madurai Pol.svg Bolto Vazarin Pol.svg Destreza Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Harpak Madurai Pol.svg Brakk Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Dex Dakra Naramon Pol.svg
Hema Madurai Pol.svg Castanas Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Diwata Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
Hind Madurai Pol.svg Cycron Naramon Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Dragon Nikana Madurai Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svg
Javlok Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Despair Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Dual Cleavers Madurai Pol.svg
Karak Madurai Pol.svg Dex Furis Naramon Pol.svg Dual Heat Swords Naramon Pol.svg
Karak Wraith Madurai Pol.svg Dex Pixia Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Dual Ichor Vazarin Pol.svg
Kohm Vazarin Pol.svg Dual Cestra Madurai Pol.svg Dual Kamas Prime Madurai Pol.svg
Kuva Bramma Madurai Pol.svg Dual Toxocyst Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Dual Zoren Vazarin Pol.svg
Kuva Chakkhurr Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Embolist Naramon Pol.svg Endura Madurai Pol.svg
Kuva Hind Madurai Pol.svg Euphona Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Ether Daggers Vazarin Pol.svg
Kuva Karak Madurai Pol.svg Furis Naramon Pol.svg Ether Reaper Madurai Pol.svg
Kuva Kohm Vazarin Pol.svg Fusilai Madurai Pol.svg Exalted Blade Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
Kuva Quartakk Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Gammacor Vazarin Pol.svg Fang Vazarin Pol.svg
Latron Madurai Pol.svg Hikou Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Fang Prime Vazarin Pol.svg
Latron Prime Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Hikou Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Fragor Prime Madurai Pol.svg
Latron Wraith Madurai Pol.svg Hystrix Madurai Pol.svg Galatine Naramon Pol.svg
Lenz Naramon Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Kohmak Vazarin Pol.svg Galatine Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
MK1-Paris Naramon Pol.svg Kulstar Vazarin Pol.svg Garuda's Talons Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
MK1-Strun Naramon Pol.svg Kunai Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Gazal Machete Madurai Pol.svg
Miter Naramon Pol.svg Kuva Brakk Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Glaive Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
Mutalist Cernos Naramon Pol.svg Lato Prime Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Glaive Prime Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
Mutalist Quanta Vazarin Pol.svg Lato Vandal Madurai Pol.svg Gram Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Nagantaka Madurai Pol.svg Lex Madurai Pol.svg Guandao Vazarin Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Opticor Madurai Pol.svg Lex Prime Madurai Pol.svg Guandao Prime Vazarin Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Opticor Vandal Madurai Pol.svg MK1-Furis Naramon Pol.svg Gunsen Madurai Pol.svg
Panthera Naramon Pol.svg MK1-Kunai Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Halikar Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
Panthera Prime Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Magnus Madurai Pol.svg Heat Dagger Naramon Pol.svg
Paracyst Vazarin Pol.svg Marelok Madurai Pol.svg Heat Sword Naramon Pol.svg
Paris Naramon Pol.svg Pox Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Hirudo Madurai Pol.svg
Paris Prime Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Prisma Angstrum Vazarin Pol.svg Iron Staff Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
Phage Naramon Pol.svg Prisma Twin Gremlins Madurai Pol.svg Jat Kittag Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
Phantasma Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Pyrana Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Jat Kusar Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Prisma Grinlok Madurai Pol.svg Rakta Ballistica Vazarin Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Jaw Sword Madurai Pol.svg
Quanta Vazarin Pol.svg Regulators Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Kama Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Quanta Vandal Madurai Pol.svg Regulators Prime Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Karyst Naramon Pol.svg
Quartakk Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Sancti Castanas Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svg Karyst Prime Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
Quellor Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Secura Dual Cestra Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Kaszas Vazarin Pol.svg
Rakta Cernos Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Sicarus Madurai Pol.svg Kesheg Madurai Pol.svg
Rubico Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Sicarus Prime Madurai Pol.svg Kestrel Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
Sancti Tigris Vazarin Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Sonicor Vazarin Pol.svg Knux Vazarin Pol.svg
Scourge Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Spira Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Kogake Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Secura Penta Naramon Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Spira Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Kreska Madurai Pol.svg
Shedu Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Staticor Naramon Pol.svg Kronen Prime Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
Simulor Vazarin Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Stug Vazarin Pol.svg Kuva Shildeg Madurai Pol.svg
Snipetron Madurai Pol.svg Synoid Gammacor Vazarin Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Lacera Naramon Pol.svg
Snipetron Vandal Madurai Pol.svg Talons Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Lesion Madurai Pol.svg
Soma Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Telos Akbolto Vazarin Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg MK1-Bo Vazarin Pol.svg
Soma Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Twin Grakatas Naramon Pol.svg Machete Wraith Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Stradavar Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Twin Gremlins Madurai Pol.svg Mios Madurai Pol.svg
Stradavar Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Twin Kohmak Vazarin Pol.svg Nami Skyla Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svg
Strun Naramon Pol.svg Twin Rogga Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Nami Solo Madurai Pol.svg
Strun Wraith Naramon Pol.svg Twin Vipers Naramon Pol.svg Nikana Madurai Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svg
Supra Vandal Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Twin Vipers Wraith Naramon Pol.svg Nikana Prime Madurai Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svg
Sybaris Prime Naramon Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Vasto Madurai Pol.svg Ninkondi Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Synoid Simulor Madurai Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Vasto Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Okina Madurai Pol.svg
Telos Boltor Vazarin Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Vaykor Marelok Madurai Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svg Onorix Madurai Pol.svg
Tiberon Madurai Pol.svg Velox Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Orvius Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Tiberon Prime Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Viper Madurai Pol.svg Pangolin Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Tigris Prime Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Viper Wraith Naramon Pol.svg Pangolin Sword Madurai Pol.svg
Vaykor Hek Vazarin Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Zakti Naramon Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Pathocyst Madurai Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svg
Vectis Madurai Pol.svg Zakti Prime Naramon Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Prisma Dual Cleavers Madurai Pol.svg
Vectis Prime Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Zymos Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg Prisma Veritux Vazarin Pol.svg
Veldt Naramon Pol.svg Pupacyst Madurai Pol.svg
Vulkar Wraith Madurai Pol.svg Rakta Dark Dagger Madurai Pol.svg
Zarr Madurai Pol.svg Rathbone Madurai Pol.svg
Zenith Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Redeemer Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Zhuge Madurai Pol.svg Ripkas Madurai Pol.svg
Zhuge Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg Sancti Magistar Madurai Pol.svg
Sarpa Vazarin Pol.svg
Scindo Prime Madurai Pol.svg
Scoliac Madurai Pol.svg
Secura Lecta Vazarin Pol.svg
Serro Madurai Pol.svg
Sheev Naramon Pol.svg
Sibear Vazarin Pol.svg
Silva & Aegis Prime Madurai Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svg
Skana Prime Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
Skiajati Umbra Pol.pngUmbra Pol.png
Tekko Madurai Pol.svg
Tekko Prime Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Telos Boltace Naramon Pol.svg
Tipedo Vazarin Pol.svg
Tipedo Prime Vazarin Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Tonbo Madurai Pol.svg
Twin Basolk Madurai Pol.svg
Exalted Blade (Umbra) Umbra Pol.pngUmbra Pol.png
Valkyr Talons Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg
Vaykor Sydon Madurai Pol.svg
Venka Prime Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Veritux Vazarin Pol.svg
Vitrica Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg
Volnus Madurai Pol.svg
War Naramon Pol.svg
Zenistar Madurai Pol.svg

data from Module:Weapons/data

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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").
  • ProteaIcon272.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, there was also a Koneksi (Koneksi Pol.svg) polarity that was reserved for Mod TT 20px.pngFusion 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 Update 29.3, There are...
    • 363 Madurai Pol.svg Madurai mods.
    • 267 Naramon Pol.svg Naramon mods.
    • 137 Vazarin Pol.svg Vazarin mods.
    • 8 Unairu Pol.svg Unairu mods.
    • 172 Zenurik Pol.svg Zenurik mods.
    • 75 Penjaga Pol.svg Penjaga mods.
    • 5 Umbra Pol.png Umbra mods.
    • 32 mods with no polarity.
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