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.


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


  • 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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