Forma that can apply the UMBRA polarity.

This shape-altering component is fundamental to Orokin construction. Allows you to change the polarity of a mod slot on a Warframe, Companions or Weapon to UMBRA polarity and then resets their affinity to Unranked. This can only be used on Level 30 Warframes and Melee Weapons.

—In-Game Description

Umbra Forma is a special variant of Forma that can be used to apply an Umbra Pol.png Umbra Polarity to any Warframe, Companion or Weapon.




  • Purchased from The Steel Path Honors Shop for 150 SteelEssence64.png when available once every 8 weeks.
Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 10
MarketIcon.png Market Price: N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price: N/A

Using Umbra Forma on Equipment[]

To apply an Umbra Forma, go to the Arsenal and access the desired rank 30 Warframe or weapon Mod loadout. Select Action at the bottom of the screen, then choose Polarize, which will show all available types of Forma to choose from. Choose Umbra Forma, which will show a layout of the item's mod slots and polarities. Click on a slot to polarize with Umbra polarity. A slot that already has a polarity (either by default or from a prior polarization) can also be changed.


  • Umbra Forma cannot be used to polarize a Warframe's Exilus or aura slot.
  • Umbra Forma can only apply Umbra polarity, and cannot be used to apply other polarities.
  • The Helios/Helios Prime weapons (Deconstructor and Deconstructor Prime) are the only Companion Weapons able to utilise Umbra Mods.
  • Prior to Hotfix 27.3.6 (2020-03-31), Umbra Forma blueprints could be found in Rare Crate spawning inside of Murex ships in Veil Proxima. They were removed due to a "security issue", making Nightwave the only way of getting them at the time. They were reintroduced again in Update 29.5 (2020-11-19) as a Steel Path Honors Shop offering.


Patch History[]

Update 29.5 (2020-11-19)

  • Introduced to The Steel Path Honors Shop as a rotating offering every 8 weeks.

Hotfix 29.0.7 (2020-09-03)

  • Fixed ability to install an Umbra Forma on a Necramech. No need for this as no Umbra Necramech Mods exist!

Hotfix 27.3.8 (2020-04-02)

  • Fixed inability to Polarize the Dark Split-Sword with Umbra Forma.

Hotfix 27.3.6 (2020-03-31)

  • Removed Umbra Forma Blueprint from the Rare Crate drops due to a security issue. Nightwave Series 3: Glassmaker will bring back Umbra Forma as a reward, and we are looking at more secure places to include it back into the droptable.

Hotfix 27.0.3 (2019-12-16)

  • We've made a change related to the Umbra Forma Blueprint reward. These are an intentional reward drop for Railjack missions in the Veil Proxima region (harder enemies, better rewards)! Wires got crossed to have it drop on Earth, which is not intentional.

Update 24.3 (2019-02-27)

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