Led by a battle-hardened Grineer deserter, the Steel Meridian fight a guerrilla war against a vast enemy. They are sworn protectors of what little remains of the colonies.

The Grineer are not often seen as valorous individuals, but time and again members of their leadership have displayed a certain code of honor. Members of Steel Meridian set aside their former allegiances to defend those who cannot defend themselves.

Steel Meridian is one of the six faction syndicates led by Grineer defector Cressa Tal. Comprising ex-Grineer forces born with a genetic flaw that enables them to disobey the Grineer Queens, its goal is to protect and defend what their brothers and sisters would seek to destroy. They seek to undermine the entrenched beliefs of their race and weaken the Grineer's hold in the Origin System by liberating and defending human colonies, although it is unknown whether they are doing this just because of their intense desire to defy their masters or for some form of greater good. Although they are separate from the Grineer, Steel Meridian continues to use of most of their Grineer technology and weaponry, as seen in their Vaykor weapon set and weapon augments.

Tenno who ally themselves with this Syndicate will receive unique Augment Mods for Steel Meridian’s favored weapons after obtaining the title of Protector. The weapons include Hek.pngHek, Dual Cleavers.pngDual Cleavers, GrnDBSG.pngSobek, and Miter.pngMiter. The unique effect associated with the weapon mods from this syndicate is Justice.

After obtaining enough Standing to reach the title of General, Tenno can exchange Standing for Augment Mods for Steel Meridian’s favored Warframes, that include AtlasIcon272.pngAtlas, EmberIcon272.pngEmber, ExcaliburIcon272.pngExcalibur, FrostIcon272.pngFrost, GarudaIcon272.pngGaruda, GrendelIcon272.pngGrendel, KhoraIcon272.pngKhoraMesaIcon272.pngMesa, NezhaIcon272.pngNezha, NidusIcon272.pngNidus, NovaIcon272.pngNova, OberonIcon272.pngOberon, RhinoIcon272.pngRhino, and SarynIcon272.pngSaryn.

Standing Gain[edit | edit source]

  • Upon initiating into Steel Meridian, the player will receive a Steel Meridian Sigil. Equipping this on a Warframe, in the Arsenal as a Front or Back Regalia, will convert approximately 2.25% of affinity gained into standing.
    • Higher tiered Sigils bought from Steel Meridian have a higher conversion multiplier of +5% / +8% / +11% / +13% / +15%.
  • Three daily Syndicate Alerts award standing on completion.
  • Insignias found within Steel Meridian Syndicate Alerts as interactable objects can be traded for standing in Steel Meridian's enclave. Each alert has 8 medallions, with three rarities awarding ReputationLargeBlack.png500, ReputationLargeBlack.png1,000, or ReputationLargeBlack.png5,000 standing.
  • Earning standing with Steel Meridian increases Red Veil's standing by +50%, but decreases New Loka's standing by -50% and The Perrin Sequence by -100%.
  • Daily Standing Cap is shared with all Faction Syndicates.

Ranks[edit | edit source]

Rank & Title Sacrifice Benefits and Consequences Standing
(Minimum to Maximum)
FactionSigilRebelsLevel10 b.png
5 - General
NezhaPrime.png Nezha Prime Neuroptics Credits64.png500,000
ReputationLargeBlack.png99,000
Access to Warframe Augment Mods, Syndicate Weapons, Syndicate Syandana and Syndicate Captura Scenes 0 to 132,000
FactionSigilRebelsLevel9 b.png
4 - Protector
ZhugePrime.png Zhuge Prime String Credits64.png250,000
ReputationLargeBlack.png70,000
Access to Weapon Augment Mods and Orbiter Sculptures 0 to 99,000
FactionSigilRebelsLevel7 b.png
3 - Defender
OrokinCatalyst64.png Orokin Catalyst Credits64.png100,000
ReputationLargeBlack.png44,000
Access to Squad Health Restore (Large) Blueprint and Archwing Weapon components 0 to 70,000
FactionSigilRebelsLevel4 b.png
2 - Valiant
Forma64.png Forma Credits64.png50,000
ReputationLargeBlack.png22,000
Access to Syndicate Void Relic Pack, partial access to Archwing Weapon components 0 to 44,000
FactionSigilRebelsLevel2 b.png
1 - Brave
Morphics64.png 2 Morphics Credits64.png30,000
ReputationLargeBlack.png5,000
Access to Roller Specter 0 to 22,000
SteelIconBlack.png
0 - Initiation
Salvage64.png 1,000 Salvage Credits64.png10,000 Access to Steel Meridian Sigil 0 to 5,000
FactionSigilNeutral.png
Neutral
Forma2.png Forma Credits64.png50,000
ReputationLargeBlack.png0
- -5,000 to 5,000
FactionSigilNegativeLevel1 r.png
-1 - Outcast
OrokinCatalyst64.png Orokin Catalyst Credits64.png100,000
ReputationLargeBlack.png0
Hunted by Eximus Roller Squad -22,000 to 0
FactionSigilNegativeLevel2 r.png
-2 - Enemy
- - Hunted by Eximus Roller Platoon -44,000 to 0

Offerings[edit | edit source]

BallSpawnerRoller.png
ReputationLarge.png

2,500

Rank 1: Brave
FactionSigilRebelsLevel1.png
ReputationLarge.png

2,500

Rank 1: Brave
FactionSigilRebelsLevel2.png
ReputationLarge.png

5,000

Rank 1: Brave
FactionSigilRebelsLevel3.png
ReputationLarge.png

7,500

Rank 1: Brave
FactionSigilRebelsLevel4.png
ReputationLarge.png

10,000

Rank 2: Valiant
FactionSigilRebelsLevel5.png
ReputationLarge.png

15,000

Rank 2: Valiant
Handle.png
ReputationLarge.png

20,000

Rank 2: Valiant
Receiver.png
ReputationLarge.png

20,000

Rank 2: Valiant
Stock.png
ReputationLarge.png

20,000

Rank 2: Valiant
FactionSigilRebelsLevel6.png
ReputationLarge.png

12,000

Rank 3: Defender
FactionSigilRebelsLevel7.png
ReputationLarge.png

17,000

Rank 3: Defender
GenericComponentLatch.png
ReputationLarge.png

20,000

Rank 3: Defender
Stock.png
ReputationLarge.png

20,000

Rank 3: Defender
MarketBoxBP.png
LargeTeamHealPack.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 3: Defender
ScatteredJustice.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 4: Protector
JusticeBlades.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 4: Protector
NeutralizingJusticeMod.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 4: Protector
ShatteringJustice.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 4: Protector
FactionSigilRebelsLevel8.png
ReputationLarge.png

15,000

Rank 4: Protector
FactionSigilRebelsLevel9.png
ReputationLarge.png

20,000

Rank 4: Protector
Insignia Sculpture.png
ReputationLarge.png

50,000

Rank 4 : Protector
PathofStatuesMod.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
TectonicFracture.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
OreGaze.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
TitanicRumbler.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
FireballFrenzyMod.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
ImmolatedRadianceMod.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
HealingFlameMod.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
ExothermicMod.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
SurgingDash2b.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
RadiantFinish3.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
FuriousJavelin2.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
ChromaticBladeMod.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
FreezeForce2b.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
IceWaveImpedance2.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
ChillingGlobe.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
IcyAvalancheMod.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
DreadWardMod.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
BloodForgeMod.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
CatapultMod.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
AccumulatingWhipclaw.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
VenariBodyguardMod.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
PilferingStrangledomeMod.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
BallisticBullseye2.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
StaggeringShield.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
MuzzleFlash2.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
Mesa'sWaltz.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
PyroclasticFlowMod.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
ReapingChakram.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
SafeguardMod.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
TeemingVirulenceMod.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
LarvaBurst.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
InsatiableMod.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
NeutronStar2.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
AntimatterAbsorbMod.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
EscapeVelocity.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
SmiteInfusion2.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
HallowedEruption2.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
PhoenixRenewalMod.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
HallowedReckoning.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
IroncladCharge2.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
IronShrapnel2.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
PiercingRoar.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
ReinforcingStompMod.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
VenomDose2.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
RegenerativeMolt2.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
ContagionCloud.png
ReputationLarge.png

25,000

Rank 5: General
FactionSigilRebelsLevel10.png
ReputationLarge.png

30,000

Rank 5: General
SMMarelok.png
ReputationLarge.png

100,000

Rank 5: General
SyndicateSMHek.png
ReputationLarge.png

125,000

Rank 5: General
SMSydon.png
ReputationLarge.png

125,000

Rank 5: General
SyndicateSMScarf.png
ReputationLarge.png

100,000

Rank 5: General
SceneMeridianGarrison.png
ReputationLarge.png

100,000

Rank 5: General
SceneGrineerSettlementReactor.png
ReputationLarge.png

100,000

Rank 5: General
SceneKuvaThrone.png
ReputationLarge.png

100,000

Rank 5: General
Panel.png
ReputationLarge.png

125,000

Rank 5: General


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • According to Cephalon Cordylon, whilst Steel Meridian's and The Perrin Sequence's ideology do not conflict, their differing methods of resolving conflict does — one by force and the other by diplomacy which is the main cause of the negative alignment of both parties, although this may also be attributed from the years of xenophobic culture adapted from the Grineer, a form of hate which cannot be alleviated with words alone.
  • New Loka's beliefs is what may have put them at opposition with the Steel Meridian, as they do not see Grineer to be of true humanity, a stigma dating back to the Orokin Empire. This is shown through one of Amaryn's quotes during The Silver Grove quest, stating that "the rest of the Earth is polluted by the monstrosities of [the Orokin's] genetic tinkering", slightly hinting to the fact she knows about the Grineer Queens' origins
  • On the other hand, Steel Meridian and Red Veil's alliance seems to signify a "sword-and-shield" relationship; The Red Veil seeks out to purge the Origin System of evil, cutting down those who dare harm those whom the Steel Meridian guard.
  • After you complete A Man of Few Words, Clem sometimes replaces the Grineer collecting Insignias in the Steel Meridian room.
  • Following Operation: Rathuum in Update 18.10, the name of Steel Meridian's leader is Cressa Tal.
    • This may indicate some correlation between her and Shik Tal, due to their identical surnames.
    • Operation: Rathuum's announcement incorrectly called her Cressa Mal.
    • Cressa Tal, and indirectly Steel Meridian is the first syndicate to openly support the Tenno in a regular conflict in the Star Chart, mainly the Kela de Thaym bossfight. Ergo Glast and The Perrin Sequence follows this trend as per Operation: Ambulas Reborn.
  • Cressa Tal, the leader of Steel Meridian, is the one who tips the Lotus and the Tenno about a group of Defectors, who need help in Defection missions.
  • Steel Meridian is the faction that spearheads the rebuilding of Strata Relay (on PC version) during The Pyrus Project.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • If the player falls from General to Enemy, the player will not be required to sacrifice items/credits when ranking from Enemy to General.


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