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Always on the move, the vivacious Yareli commands the ocean's fury. The original Waverider.

She is the one to give hope to the hopeless, defeating her enemies with her aquatic grace. This is Yareli, the selfless, the wave rider.

Yareli fights for those who need it most, and strikes fear into those who oppress. Do you dream of water, Tenno?

Release Date: July 6th, 2021

Rise from the cold depths below and brave the waves above, across an azure expanse basked in starlight's gleam. Submerse into the deep marine with Yareli, the nymphean sailor. Fluid as tidal ebb and flow, surf swiftly and ripple through her foes, as slender teardrops cascade into a sanguine ocean. Yareli and Merulina rode into battle on Update 30.5 (2021-07-06).

Acquisition[]

Yareli's main blueprint is acquired by completing The Waverider quest. Component blueprints are acquired through Research inside the VentKids' Bash Lab within the Clan Dojo.

Additional main blueprints can be bought from Cephalon Simaris for ReputationBlackx64.png 50,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64.png
25,000
Helmet.png
1
Chassis.png
1
Systems.png
1
OrokinCell64.png
3
Time: 72 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 50
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 325 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:N/A
Neuroptics
Credits64.png
15,000
ArgonCrystal64.png
2
Plastids64.png
150
Salvage64.png
875
HeartNoctrul64.png
10
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 25
Chassis
Credits64.png
15,000
Tellurium64.png
2
VenerdoAlloy64.png
20
Circuits64.png
350
NanoSpores64.png
1,500
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 25
Systems
Credits64.png
15,000
NitainExtract64.png
2
Cryotic64.png
350
ExaBrain64.png
5
AlloyPlate64.png
1,750
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 25
Ventkid Bash Lab Research
Neuroptics • ClanAffinity64.png 1,500
Credits64.png
10,000
DetoniteInjector64.png
1
Neurode64.png
1
Rubedo64.png
500
AlloyPlate64.png
1,000
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: N/A
Chassis • ClanAffinity64.png 1,500
Credits64.png
10,000
MutagenMass64.png
1
Morphics64.png
1
PolymerBundle64.png
500
Salvage64.png
1,000
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: N/A
Systems • ClanAffinity64.png 1,500
Credits64.png
10,000
Fieldron64.png
1
Gallium64.png
1
Circuits64.png
500
NanoSpores64.png
1,000
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: N/A
Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

Lore[]

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“You're not supposed to be in here! You're going to ruin the surprise!”
The following section contains spoilers. Please complete the The Waverider quest before proceeding.
Main article: The Waverider

Yareli was the savior of children who were enslaved by a Grineer named Vulgran. The rescue inspired the children to rise up against their slaver before she blasted him into the sky. Her tale is passed down through a comic Graphica dubbed Waverider #1.

Yareli also served as the originator of K-Driving and inspired the Ventkids to follow in her footsteps.


Trivia[]

  • Yareli is the 47th unique Warframe to be released.
  • Yareli was first revealed in Devstream 154. Her in-game model, Abilities, and Signature bubble-gun Secondary Weapon were showcased in Devstream 155.
  • Yareli, along with Volt PrimeVolt PrimeIcon272.png Volt Prime, Chroma PrimeChroma PrimeIcon272.png Chroma Prime, Saryn PrimeSaryn PrimeIcon272.png Saryn Prime, Ivara PrimeIvara PrimeIcon272.png Ivara Prime, BaruukBaruukIcon272.png Baruuk, and WispWispIcon272.png Wisp possesses the highest energy pool of all Warframes in the game: 200 at rank 0 and 300 at rank 30.
  • Yareli was chosen from community artist Matias Tapia's Warframe concepts art portfolio, specifically the Magical Girl Warframe Series.[1]
  • The comic book cover for Waverider #1 was commissioned art created by artist ChickenDrawsDogs.[2]
  • Yareli is a female given name of Native American origin meaning "water lady; small butterfly".
    • She is the first Warframe whose name starts with the letter Y.
  • Yareli's hoverboard Merulina's name is likely derived from Merulina, a genus of stony corals in the family Merulinidae.
    • Merulina, as a fictional creature in the Warframe universe, appears to be an amphibious aquatic species. It seems to carry a supply of seawater within its translucent membranous cavity, which could be speculated to provide the oxygen for its gills if it breathes.
    • It is unclear if the liquid propulsion beneath Merulina necessary for its land-based locomotion is provided by Yareli or the creature itself.
  • Yareli's Idle Animations emphasize her petite and cutesy demeanor, often making youthful gestures popular with children. She enjoys giggling, flashing victory hand-signs, pointing finger guns, forming heart-shaped water projections, and hugging or sitting on Merulina while playing with water by kicking her feet[3]
    • As the patron saint of the Ventkids, Yareli is idolized by the orphans for her heroic deeds and gave them the inspiration to start K-Driving.
  • When compared to her concept art, Yareli's in-game model has slight alterations:
    • The inner layer of the side clothes became protruding garments on the back of her dress, resembling the shape of a fish's tail fin.
    • Small frills were added above the back of her ankles.
    • Her feet were reshaped from ballet shoes to platform wedge heels.
  • Yareli and HydroidHydroidIcon272.png Hydroid's familial relations are up for interpretation, as [DE]Pablo playfully denied that she was the daughter[4], while [DE]Rebecca viewed them more as siblings.[5]
  • Yareli is the first Warframe to be able to access and ride a variant of the K-Drive in standard Star Chart Tile Sets.

Bugs[]

  • The sound effects of Merulina may be heard sometimes in the Arsenal menu.

References[]