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Idle animations are sets of animations played occasionally when Warframes stand still for a short time. There are three types of animations, namely Default, Noble, and Agile (which you can change in the customization screen). Beginning with Update 15.0, players can also 'unlock' a specific Warframe's idle animation sets for other Warframes to use (such as using Oberon's idle animations on Ember or Limbo) by purchasing them from the Market for Platinum64‍ 50 each.

The idle animations depends on what Warframes, weapon, and animations you are using. However, sometimes there are unique animations exclusive to a certain weapon loadout, usually different than every other loadouts you are using, no matter how similar they are.

There are some idle animations that only occur when unarmed, which can occur in the dojo, the Relays, with the Codex Scanner drawn, or whilst idling on board the Liset.

List of Unique Idle AnimationsEdit

The unique animations include, but are not limited to:

AshEdit

  • Agile - When idling unarmed, Ash will unleash a cloud of smoke all over his body.
  • Agile - When idling with a primary weapon, Ash will look left then right, then aim forward as he's aiming to the right.
  • Agile - When idling with a bow, Ash will stand erect and aim the bow forward while drawing the arrow.
  • Agile - When idling with a single pistol, Ash will aim forward for a few seconds.
  • Agile - When idling with dual pistols, Ash will cross his arms, with his right gun aiming behind him, and his left aiming in front of him.
  • Agile - When idling with throwing knives, Ash will stiffen his position for a few seconds, then relax.

  • Noble - When idling with throwing knives (Hikou, Kunai and Despair), Ash will do a Taichi stance once in a while;
  • Noble - When idling with a primary, Ash will look to the right, then the left, and raise his gun while positioning himself to the right.
  • Noble - When idling with a bow, Ash will raise the bow above his head, and crouch as he aims forward and draw the arrow.
  • Noble - When idling with a single secondary gun, Ash will look to the right, and raise his gun as he looks to the left.
  • Noble - When idling with dual secondary guns, he will aim the guns to various directions, and after aiming at his back, he will twirl one of the guns before moving back to normal stance.
  • Noble - When idling unarmed, he will take a martial arts stance before retaking normal stance

AtlasEdit

  • Agile - When idling unarmed, Atlas will shadow box, beginning by blocking with both arms, then attack with a right hook, followed by a left hook, and another right hook.
  • Agile - When idling with a primary, Atlas will spring up, raise the gun above his head, slam in onto his knee in mid-air, and as his lands, will do a karate kick.
  • Agile - When idling with a bow, Atlas will spring up, hop on his feet, and pretend to dodge while squatting.
  • Agile - When idling with a single pistol, Atlas will spring back, and while squatting, aim the pistol from his left to in front of him.
  • Agile - When idling with dual pistols, Atlas will stand up, hop a little bit, and aim both guns forwards.
  • Agile - When idling with throwing knives, Atlas will spring up, and do a karate kick.

  • Noble - When idling unarmed, Atlas will swing his torso right then left, then shadow box by taking two left-armed jabs, sucker punch, then jab with his right arm.
  • Noble - When idling with a primary, Atlas will swing his left arm in a hook then karate-chop the ground.
  • Noble - When idling with a bow, Atlas will hop on his feet and kick them. As if preparing for a boxing match
  • Noble - When idling with a single pistol, Atlas will jump on his feet, lean back holding his left arm up, swivel his torso to the left, jab his pistol forward and twin it back into position.
  • Noble - When idling with dual pistols, Atlas will swing them to the ground, hop on his feet, and twirl his left gun in front of him.
  • Noble - When idling with throwing knives, Atlas will spin in a 360 degree turn counterclockwise, hold his right knife up for a moment, then block with his left arm.

BansheeEdit

  • Agile - When idling unarmed, Banshee will quickly draw her right hand back and slowly push it forward, emitting energy from her palm.

  • Noble - When idling unarmed, Banshee will glance to her right, then raise her right arm in front of her and flick it to the side while grasping forward with her left hand.
  • Noble - When idling with a primary, Banshee will aim forwards before aiming in a 180 degree arc around her.
  • Noble - When idling with throwing knives, Banshee will raise the knives above her head before pointing both of them in front of her.

ChromaEdit

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Chroma's single pistol Agile Animation is similar to this.

  • Agile - When idling unarmed, Chroma will stand in a hunched position (as if his pelt were weighing him down) and glance left and right occasionally.
  • Agile - When idling with a primary, Chroma will occasionally aim forward suddenly, turning right then left.
  • Agile - When idling with a bow, Chroma will occasionally glance to the left, draw the arrow back, aim forwards, then looks right.
  • Agile - When idling with a single pistol, Chroma will rhythmically flex his fingers (similar to Nekros's Noble Animation) and occasionally unleash a roar. (Almost exactly like his announcement trailer, minus the fire and sound)
  • Agile - When idling with dual pistols, Chroma will occasionally point his left gun the left, then turns to the right as he aims his right gun behind him.
  • Agile - When idling with throwing knives, Chroma will suddenly throw his right knife onto the ground, he will then proceed to kneel down to pick it up, looking to the left as he does so.

  • Noble - When idling unarmed, Chroma will stand erect, and occasionally thrust his head up and move it, as if he were roaring.
  • Noble - When idling with a primary, Chroma will occasionally lower his gunned hand, glance to the right, then look down at his off-hand, and check it, as if searching for something small like a bug.
  • Noble - When idling with a bow, Chroma will occasionally look to the right, then left.
  • Noble - When idling with a single pistol, Chroma will occasionally shrug his right shoulder as if he were stretching/ rolling it, then aim forward with his off-hand on his elbow.
  • Noble - When idling with dual pistols, Chroma will occasionally lift up his left gun, aim and look to the right, then twirl his left gun.
  • Noble - When idling with throwing knives, Chroma will occasionally initiate a stance, starting with his right knife forward, and his left knife more towards his chest, then alternate between the knives directions. (The left knife will then be forward, and the Right closer to his chest)

EmberEdit

  • Noble - When idling unarmed, Ember will raise her left hand and generate a small fireball.
  • Noble - When idling with a primary, Ember will pose with the weapon rested on her shoulder and her left hand on her hip.
  • Noble - When idling with a single pistol, Ember will aim forwards, draw back, and then tweak her head to the left as if listening for something.
  • Noble - When idling with dual secondary guns, such as Afuris or Akvasto, Ember will move both hands behind her head and stretch her back.

EquinoxEdit

  • Nobile + Agile - When idling unarmed , Equinox will rotate her hand around each other, and occasionally extending her arms, and rotate them in the air.
  • Noble + Agile - When idling with any weapon, that standing animation of the form pre-metamorphosis will be carried over to the composite form(For instance, if Agile Day Equinox were to metamorph with a Primary, the Composite form would maintain that animation, the same occours with the Night form)

  • Agile - When idling unarmed, Equinox will occasionally raise her right hand up, swing it to the left, step forward, then resume her standard position.(Looks similar to the end of the Solstice Natra emote)
  • Agile - When idling with a primary, Equinox will hold her gun up high and to the right, she will occasionally swing her gun to the right and above her right shoulder, releasing her left, then swinging it to catch the lowering gun.
  • Agile - When idling with a bow, Equinox will hold her bow down, occasionally swinging it in front of her, then suddenly back then point it above her head pointed to the left slightly.
  • Agile - When idling with a single pistol, Equinox will occasionally swing it down to the left, sweeping it to her heads then repeating the movement in reverse.
  • Agile - When idling with dual pistols, Equinox will hold her hands above each other, guns facing opposite directions, and occasionally raise her guns up, and swing them down and back to her their standard position.
  • Agile - When idling with throwing knives, Equinox will occasionally swing her knives in a circular motion, then bow while pointing her right knife forward.
  • Noble - When idling unarmed, Equinox will occasionally raise both her hands up, lower them, move her arms around, then sweep the air to the left and raise it upwards with her right arm.
  • Noble - When idling with a primary, Equinox will occasionally stomp the ground with her right foot, spin counter-clockwise, jump, then swing her gun as if knocking out an imaginary foe when landing.
  • Noble - When idling with a bow, Equinox will occasionally hold the bow behind her, spin it over her head, then thrust it forward, as if stabbing a foe, then punch the air.
  • Noble - When idling with a single pistol, Equinox will occasionally step back, hold the gun to her chest, then point it forward, hold it close to her chest, then extend her arm forward quickly.
  • Noble - When idling with dual pistol, Equinox will occasionally squat slightly, hold her right gun up, and her left gun behind her back, and make a movement similar to a snake with her body, moving back and forth with the gun.
  • Noble - When idling with throwing knives, Equinox will occasionally stab the air with her left knife quickly, then stab with the right knife, then stab with the right knife again but lower than the first strike.

  • Agile - When idling unarmed, Equinox will occasionally move her left arm to the right, then perform a circular movement between her two arms.
  • Agile - When idling with a primary, Equinox will hold her gun down low, pointed at the floor, and occasionally swing her left arm to the left, lower it to her center and align her hand with her gun.
  • Agile - When idling with a bow, Equinox will hold the bow to the rights and occasionally swing it to her right, then point the bow over her head to the left.
  • Agile - When idling with a single pistol, Equinox will hold it at a 90 Degree angle, and occasionally raise her left arm to the right, cross her elbows so her gun is pointed down, and her hand upwards behind her. (She has done a separate animation, but this is the most common)
  • Agile - When idling with dual pistols, Equinox will cross her guns to the right, both forming the lines of a 90 Degree angle, she will occasionally point them down in a cross, then turn to what's facing her, then raise the guns up and resume her normal position.
  • Agile - When idling with throwing knives, Equinox will stand with her knives to her left, and occasionally raise them above her head and bow deeply with the knives above her head, then spread her arms apart.
  • Noble - When idling unarmed, Equinox will occasionally raise her arms up, and swipe the air to the left with both her arms, then move to the left.
  • Noble - When idling with a primary, Equinox will occasionally back up, and aim up, then forwards as she swings her hand and spins clockwise.
  • Noble - When idling with a bow, Equinox will back up, look behind her, then aim forwards as she steps forwards, then sweep the bow to the left then right, all at a very fast paced.
  • Noble - When idling with a single pistol, Equinox will occasionally step forwards, point her gun to the right, then aim over her left shoulder, aim right again, then stand normally.
  • Noble - When idling with dual pistols, Equinox will occasionally move her arms around, shift her position to the right, then return to her standing stance.
  • Noble - When idling with throwing knives, Equinox will occasionally move her arms around in a circular motion, then finish her movement as she steps forwards then back.

ExcaliburEdit

  • Agile - When idling unarmed, Excalibur will take a half-step back and spread his arms low to the ground while emitting energy.
  • Agile - When idling with a primary, Excalibur will aim left, and right. (Similar to the Noble Animation)
  • Agile - When idling with a bow, Excalibur will aim forwards, then to the left and right.
  • Agile - When idling with a single pistol, Excalibur will slide it across his throat, make his right arm turn upright, then raise it upwards, and lower I into a fist (Looks like a fist pump)
  • Agile - When idling with dual pistols, Excalibur will suddenly turn 180 degrees behind him, crossing his arms,mooing ing his right gun in front of him, and his left behind him, then turn around again, and aim both guns to the right.
  • Agile - When holding throwing knives, Excalibur will toss one in the air a few times when idling.

  • Noble - When idling unarmed, Excalibur's animation is almost identical to his Agile dojo animation, but in a more upright stance.
  • Noble - When idling with a primary, Excalibur will look to the left behind him, then slowly shift his position to look to the right, then left again.
  • Noble - When idling with a bow, Excalibur will look left, draw the bow, aim, then resume his normal position.
  • Noble - When idling with a single pistol, Excalibur will shift his position, look at the top of his pistol, and touch it as if he were checking it for jams (The top is the barrel, needs confirmation)
  • Noble - When idling with dual pistols, Excalibur will suddenly swing his right gun down, as if he were shaking something off of it.
  • Noble - When idling with throwing knives, Excalibur will shift his stance to the left, point his left knife in front of him as he turns to the right, and toss his right knife up and catch it as he completes his turn.


FrostEdit

  • Agile - When idling unarmed, Frost will hold out his left hand generating a small amount of frost before smashing it into the ground wiping it in a brief arc across the floor.
  • Agile - When idling with a primary, Frost will shift his position to the right while looking to the right, looking up then over his shoulder, then look over his left shoulder.
  • Agile - When idling with a bow, Frost will look and aim left, then turn his head to the right.
  • Agile - When idling with a single pistol, Frost will look to the left, then look right and up slightly.
  • Agile - When idling with dual pistols, Frost will hunch forwards suddenly, aiming his guns down as he looks left and right. (Exactly like Noble animation)
  • Agile - When idling with a thrown weapon equipped, Frost will thrust both his hands forward before seemingly ripping something apart.

  • Noble - When idling unarmed, Frost will place his hand on the ground, creating a tiny version of his Avalanche power for a brief moment.
  • Noble - When idling with a primary, Frost will raise his gun up and to the left slowly, and look around.
  • Noble - When idling with a bow, Frost will step back, take aim, and turn to the right and left.
  • Noble - When idling with a single pistol, Frost will look left and right.
  • Noble - When idling with dual pistols, Frost will hunch forwards suddenly, aiming his guns down as he looks left and right.
  • Noble - When idling with throwing knives, Frost will look to the right, then look left quickly.

HydroidEdit

  • Agile - When idling unarmed, Hydroid will take a step back and do a battle roar.
  • Agile - When idling with dual secondary guns, Hydroid will have his guns crossed in front of him and then shoot several shots upwards with his right gun.

  • Noble - When idling unarmed, Hydroid will cross his arms, look around and then sigh.
  • Noble - When idling with a primary, Hydroid will look left and right, and raise his hand slightly.
  • Noble - When idling with a bow, Hydroid will look right, hold onto an arrow in the quiver, then lets go as he looks to the left.
  • Noble - When idling with a single pistol, Hydroid will look right then left,then quickly point his gun in front of him for a few seconds, then aim to the right.
  • Noble - When idling with dual secondary guns, Hydroid will look at each side and then throw his head back as if he was laughing.
  • Noble - When idling with throwing knives, Hydroid will look to the right, toss his right knife, look to the left, then toss his left knife.
  • Noble - when idling with dual swords, Hydroid will spin both blades and brandish them menacingly.

InarosEdit

LimboEdit

  • Agile - When idling with a primary, Limbo will levitate it in his hands, while his hat will also levitate off his head.
  • Agile - When idling unarmed, Limbo will bend down, then levitate his hat off his head.

  • Noble - When idling with a primary, Limbo will put the weapon down, then tip his hat.
  • Noble - When idling with throwing knives, Limbo will transfer the knife from his left hand to his right and juggle them.
  • Noble - When idling with dual secondary guns, Limbo will briefly spin the guns from his hands, then levitate the guns in front of him, spinning and moving them in mock-firing movements before returning them to his hands.
  • Noble - When idling unarmed, Limbo will twirl around, then tip his hat.

LokiEdit

  • Agile - When idling unarmed, Loki will vibrate before slamming his hands together.

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    Loki spinning Akvasto

    Noble - When idling with throwing knives, Loki will grasp a knife behind his back, calmly throw it over the front of himself and catch it with the same hand.
  • Noble - When idling with dual secondary guns, such as Afuris or Akvasto, Loki will twirl both guns around on his fingers (Will also work with single guns).
  • Noble - When idling unarmed, Loki will raise his hands in a defensive position on his right for a second.

MagEdit

  • Agile - When idling with throwing knives, Mag will drop both knives and magnetize them in the air, compelling them to hover under and then around her right wrist, and finishing by flinging one knife into her left hand.
  • Agile - When idling unarmed, Mag will place her hands together in front of her to create a ball of swirling energy that disappears as she puts her hands back into position.

  • Noble - When idling with throwing knives, Mag will throw the other knife to her right hand, and then magnetizes both knives, making them float. She will then spin the suspended knives on her hand in a similar manner to a dreidel, and then tosses it back to her left hand.
  • Noble - When idling unarmed, Mag will raise and tense her left hand, generating energy in the palm, and then release it.

MesaEdit

  • Agile - When idling unarmed, Mesa will point her left hand in front of her and mime firing a pistol.
  • Agile - When idling with a primary, Mesa will cross her arms, primary still in hand.
  • Agile - When idling with a bow, Mesa will kneel down, aim the bow to the right, slowly aiming towards her, then rapidly aims left and draws the arrow, as if expecting a sneak attack.
  • Agile - When idling with a single pistol, Mesa will twirl the gun, kneel slightly, then give an imaginary foe the beaconing gesture. then shake her gun. (Possibly to indicate she wants to duel)
  • Agile - When idling with dual pistols, Mesa will twirl her guns around her fingers in a fashion similar to Loki, albeit vertically rather than horizontally, then assume a battle stance.
  • Agile - When idling with throwing knives, Mesa will make a movement, putting the knives together, and pretends to grind/bransish them against one another, then finishes it with a quick slash outward

  • Noble - When idling with a primary, Mesa will lift it above her shoulder with her right hand, stand and glance for a few seconds, the. Returns to her normal position
  • Noble - When idling with a bow, Mesa will glance left and right.
  • Noble - When idling with single pistol, Mesa will twirl her gun around her finger. She may occasionally aim behind herself.
  • Noble - When idling with dual pistols, Mesa will again twirl both guns around her fingers in a more upright posture.
  • Noble - When idling with throwing knives, she will occasionally twirl the knife in her right hand, shift her stance to a sort of lean, with the right knife to her side, as she tosses the knife in her left hand once.
  • Noble - When idling unarmed, Mesa will kneel to the ground, wipe her fingers on the ground and look at them, as if she was tracking something.

MirageEdit

  • Agile - When idling with single pistol, Mirage will do something that looks like taunting an enemy.
  • Agile - When idling with dual pistols, Mirage will aim different directions.
  • Agile - When idling with bow, Mirage will stand straight pull a bowstring readying to shoot. After playing this animation Warframe will turn ~45 degrees clockwise (maybe a bug).

  • Noble - When idling with single pistol, Mirage will look left then stand on one leg and aim pistol forward.
  • Noble - When idling with dual pistols, Mirage will look around suspiciously.
  • Noble - When idling with bow, Mirage will look around suspiciously and slightly pull a bowstring.
  • Noble - When idling unarmed, Mirage will lean forward, and make a gesture similar to blowing a kiss.

NekrosEdit

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    Agile and Noble - When idling unarmed, Nekros will concentrate energy in his left hand, then in his right hand, then raises his energy filled hands to the sky. Same animation as Shadows of the Dead.
  • Agile and Noble - When idling with throwing knives, Nekros will spin one of them on his finger like a dreidel.
  • Agile and Noble - Nekros will hold a bow with his left hand only, unlike other Warframes.

  • Agile - When idling with bow, Nekros will take the arrow to his right hand, spin it around on his fingers, and put it back.

  • Noble - When Wielding a single pistol, Nekros rhythmically flexes the fingers in his off-hand. Occasionally running it across an imaginary surface before catching what is presumed to be a bug, looking at it, then crushing it before tossing it.

NezhaEdit

  • Noble - When idling with a primary, Nezha will jump to the other foot while holding his gun above his head then jump back.
  • Noble - When idling with a bow, Nezha will wave the bow outward and put the arrow in backwards.
  • Noble - When idling with a single pistol, Nezha will lift the gun above his head in a high arc then hold it behind his back.
  • Noble - When idling with dual pistols, Nezha will point both guns upward and look up.
  • Noble - When idling with throwing knives, Nezha will wave the knives in a circle and flex his wrists twice.

NovaEdit

  • Agile - When idling unarmed, Nova will glance left and right.
  • Agile - When idling with a primary, Nova will simply loom to the left then right.
  • Agile - When idling with a bow, Nova will look slightly to the left, the aim forward and draw the arrow for a few seconds.
  • Agile - When idling with a single pistol, Nova will lower the gun, hold it in both hands, and look left and right.
  • Agile - When idling with dual pistols, Nova will look behind her to the right, aiming slightly, then look back to her left.
  • Agile - When idling with throwing knives, Nova will cross her arms, pointing the knives up, then move her right arm slightly, and hold the knife in her pointer and thumb, fingers, while pointing the knife up to the roof.

  • Noble - When idling unarmed, Nova will create a ball of antimatter between her hands, similar to Antimatter Drop.
  • Noble - When idling with a primary, Nova will glance to the left then right, then raise her weapon as she looks left again.
  • Noble - When idling with a bow, Nova will look left, raise the bow slightly, look in front of her, then lower it, resuming her standard stance.
  • Noble - When idling with a single pistol, Nova will raise it, look left, then hold it in both hands as she looks in front of her.
  • Noble - When idling with dual pistols, Nova will normally have her left gun raised upwards, and her right one down. She will occasionally aim in front of her suddenly, look around, aim to the left while aiming, then resume her normal stance.
  • Noble - When idling with throwing knives, Nova will look down, move the knives close together, then swing her left arm up and her right down at the same time, then alternate arm positioning (it looks similar to how she begins her unarmed animation)

NyxEdit

  • Agile - When idling unarmed, she will hover in a meditation pose similar to the one seen during Absorb while releasing energy around her. (Bug: The energy is the default green rather than the selected energy color.)
  • Agile - When idling with a primary, Nyx will aim left, then in front of her, then very slightly to the right.
  • Agile - When idling with a bow, Nyx will adjust her posture to stand upright, aim to the left, draw the arrow, and slowly turn to the front of her.
  • Agile - When idling with a single pistol, Nyx will normally hold it in both hands, and occasionally raise it and look left and right.
  • Agile - When idling with dual pistols, Nyx will suddenly aim forward with her right gun, turn right, hold her gun to the right, then raise her left gun to the left, then aim both guns forward.
  • Agile - When idling with throwing knives, Nyx will look to the right then left very quickly, while preparing to throw the knives.

  • Noble - When idling unarmed, Nyx will casually hover her feet off the ground, in a pose halfway between standing and meditation.
  • Noble - When idling with a primary, Nyx will aim right at a 90 degree angle, then raise the gun upwards as she looks forwards.
  • Noble - When idling with a bow, Nyx will aim forward, draw the arrows then look right sharply.
  • Noble - When idling with a single pistol, Nyx will cross her arms at the wrist, and shift her positioning a little.
  • Noble - When idling with dual pistols, Nyx will shift her positioning, raise her left gun, and aim it to the left (it looks like she is lazily swinging it), all while looking forward.
  • Noble - When idling with throwing knives, Nyx will shift slightly to the left, while holding up her knives.

OberonEdit

  • Agile - While idling with throwing knives, Oberon will flick one to being held between two fingers, he will then look around cautiously before casually tossing it up and catching it..
  • Agile - While idling with dual pistols, Oberon will rise to stand on one foot, crossing the pistols across his chest with a flourish, pointing them both upward before returning to his normal stance.

  • Noble - While idling unarmed, Oberon will cross his arms at the wrist, followed by a sweep across to the right, fist in a claw motion and tensing his muscles.

RhinoEdit

  • Agile - When idling unarmed, Rhino will take a half-step forward, raising both arms and swinging them downward in an intimidating gesture.

  • Noble - When idling unarmed, Rhino will hunch forward and flex his arms.

SarynEdit

  • Agile - When idling unarmed, Saryn will open her hands wide and send toxic effects out of them much like the animation during Miasma.

  • Noble - When idling unarmed, Saryn will step back with her left leg into a battle-ready stance.

TitaniaEdit

TrinityEdit

  • Agile - When idling unarmed, Trinity will bring her right hand to the side of her head, then sweep her hand downward and generate a burst of energy.

  • Noble - When idling unarmed, Trinity will crouch down and generate energy from her hands, then sweep her arms upward.

ValkyrEdit

  • Agile - When Idling unarmed, Valkyr will go into a fit of rage, adding the visual effects of Hysteria to her body for a moment.
  • Agile - When idling with a rifle or other two handed primary, Valkyr will cautiously glance left and right. 
  • Agile - Valkyr will always hold a one handed secondary weapon up as if she were aiming it, unlike other Warframes. She will also make short, angry movements, much like when unarmed.
  • Agile - When Idling with any dual pistols, Valkyr will slide one across her neck threateningly, then point them in separate directions.

  • Noble - When idling with any primary weapon, Valkyr will look left and right.
  • Noble - When idling with any primary bow weapon, Valkyr will kneel down and draw the bowstring.
  • Noble - When idling with a single pistol, Valkyr will lift her hands up suddenly, and look left and right.
  • Noble - When idling with dual pistols, Valkyr will quickly cross her guns, then aim both guns to her sides, while she looks left and right quickly.
  • Noble - When idling with any throwing knife, Valkyr will twirl the right knife back and forth between her fingers, a few flicks, and then returning it to the normal hold.

VaubanEdit

  • Agile - When idling unarmed, Vauban will take a quick step forward with an arm motion similar to a hammer-fist strike, then step back to his original position.
  • Agile - When idling with a primary, Vauban will aim forward, glance right, then left in short bursts, then trails abit as if focusing on something, then return to normal.
  • Agile - When idling with a bow, Vauban will lean back, and pull back the arrow, and move it around as if he were aiming for a target.
  • Agile - When idling with a single pistol, Vauban will hold it up high, then occasionally twirl it over his right shoulder, and aim down the sights, cupping the magazine/ butt of the gun in his left hand.
  • Agile - When idling with dual pistols, Vauban will stand erect, cross his pistols, glance sharply right to left, then return to a hunched stance while having his shoulders shrugged, as if to either scare something off, or become more alert.
  • Agile - When idling with throwing knives, Vauban will sharply point the one in his right hand downwards, stand in a defensive stance while looking right, then shifting the knives to his left as he glances in that direction.

  • Noble - When idling unarmed, Vauban will hunch forward quickly and clench his hands into fists, similar to Rhino's Noble dojo idle.
  • Noble - When idling with a primary, Vauban will crack his neck by shrugging and rolling his head, then look around cautiously, aiming to the left, then as he turns to the right, he will become eased.
  • Noble - When idling with a bow, Vauban will occasionally look around.
  • Noble- When idling with a single pistol, Vauban will look around cautiously.
  • Noble - When idling with dual pistols, Vauban will lift up the right pistol slightly for a few seconds, then shift his posture. As if he were listening for something, then relaxing.
  • Noble - When idling with throwing knives, Vauban will occasionally throw the one in his right hand up and catch it

VoltEdit

  • Agile - When idling unarmed in dojo, Volt will spread his arms slightly and tremble briefly as he generates electricity around him.
  • Agile - When idling with a primary, Volt will aim forward and look left and right quickly.
  • Agile - When idling with a bow, Volt will prepare to draw the arrow, and aim left and right.
  • Agile - When idling with a single pistol, Volt will aim his gun forward quickly, and aim left and right.
  • Agile - When idling with dual pistols, Volt will aim forward quickly, hold his stance for a few seconds, and then relax.
  • Agile - When idling with throwing knives, Volt will hold his right knife up, look left and right, then lower it.

  • Noble - When idling unarmed in dojo, Volt steps forward, spreading his legs apart, and pushes one arm out in front of him, releasing a shower of sparks from his palms.
  • Noble - When idling with a primary, Volt will aim forward, and look left and right.
  • Noble - When idling with a bow, Volt will look left and right, and draw the arrow slightly
  • Noble - When idling with a single pistol, Volt will look left and right, while his gun is elevated slightly.
  • Noble - When idling with dual pistols, Volt will aim both his guns in front of him, and aim left and right.
  • Noble - When idling with throwing knives, Volt will look left and right.

WukongEdit

  • Agile - When idling unarmed, Wukong will do multiple martial arts movements and stances.
  • Agile - When idling with a primary weapon, Wukong will step forward and do a martial arts movement.
  • Agile - When idling with a bow, Wukong will aim forwards, stand on his left leg, draw the arrow, look left, then revert to his original stance.
  • Agile - When idling with a single pistol, Wukong will make a monkey-like movement involving jumping, look left, then right.
  • Agile - When idling with dual pistols, Wukong will do a backflip, aim his guns forward and stomp forward in a fashion similar to Valkyr's Paralysis.
  • Agile - When idling with throwing knives, Wukong will step forward, then stand upright while spreading his arms diagonally.

  • Noble - When idling unarmed, Wukong will do multiple martial arts stances.
  • Noble - When idling with a primary, Wukong will look left and right, upon looking right Wukong will shake his gun upwards two times
  • Noble - When idling with a bow, Wukong will look behind him slowly, then look forwards and draw the arrow.
  • Noble - When idling with a single pistol, Wukong will put his left foot down and his hand over his head as if blocking out the sun, look left to his front. He will then aim his gun forward at a sideways angle.
  • Noble - When idling with dual pistols, Wukong will do a stance with his left foot on his right knee, and having his arms crossed.
    • (A second animation exists where he will point his guns to the floor, make step back, step forward and aim both guns in opposite directions. Both variations play randomly)
  • Noble - When idling with throwing knives, Wukong will perform three martial arts stances.

ZephyrEdit

  • Agile - Zephyr is the only Warframe that possesses a fully animated alternate animation. By default, it will idle with a pose similar to Sprinter's Crouch.
  • Agile - When idling unarmed, Zephyr will generate a single, miniature version of Tornado.
  • Agile - When idling with a primary, Zephyr will stand erect, hold her gun in only her right hand, and look to the right in what appears to be a panicked state, then calm down while looking to the left.
  • Agile - When idling with a bow, Zephyr will look and aim to the left very quickly, look right, then aim right, then checks ahead of her.
  • Agile - When idling with a single pistol, Zephyr will turn her torso to the left, hold her gun to the left, aim left, then forwards in short bursts, then twirl her gun above her head as she returns to normal.
  • Agile - When idling with dual pistols, Zephyr will usually hold her guns up high, occasionally checking either her arms or her guns.(it could be either, or she's looking at the ground too)
  • Agile - When idling with throwing knives, Zephyr will shift her posture to the right, and perform certain maneuvers with her knives.

  • Noble - When idling unarmed, Zephyr will look left and right.
  • Noble - When idling with a primary, Zephyr will look to the right then left, and repeat a second time, but aiming her primary instead of not.
  • Noble - When idling with a bow, Zephyr will look left and right without aiming her bow.
  • Noble - When idling with a single pistol, Zephyr will simply aim the weapon in front of her, as if looking for something.
  • Noble - When idling with dual pistols, Zephyr will aim forward, similarly to her single pistol animation, but will hold her left pistol forwards, with the gun rotated clockwise at a roughly a 90 degree angle.
  • Noble - When idling with throwing knives, Zephyr will look left and right, then suddenly cross her arms and squat down, slowly outstretching her arms.

TriviaEdit

  • Noble Animations tend to have a Warframe behave more calm, collected, experienced, professional, and wiser – I.e, Limbo's skill in his levitation, Vauban cracking his neck, and other frames tending to glance around their surroundings for extended periods of time.
  • This behavior could imply that Noble frames are more experienced, and more aged than their Agile counterparts.
  • Agile Animations tend to have the Warframe act more energetic, attentive, and clumsy, and cocky at times – I.e, when Chroma aggressively throws his knife onto the floor and picks it up, Mesa beckoning a pretend foe to a duel by gesturing to them and shaking her gun, and Valkyr's fits of rage and threats.
  • These actions could indicate that Agile frames are inexperienced and possibly younger than their Noble counterparts.
    • In addition to displaying contrasting behaviors, the Agile animations could show their youth, and the Noble could show how experienced they've become. Such as Chroma, in his Agile animations for a single pistol and throwing knives, he appears to be very aggressive, roaring and throwing knives on the ground, while his Noble single pistol shows him simply checking his arm for something in a calm fashion. This could imply Chroma has become more mellow, with checking his arm carefully instead of attempting to roar his problems away.
  • Each animation can shed light on what each Warframe is based after, and possibly their personality. For instance, Mesa's animations and posture indicate that she is based off on gunslingers or cowgirls, her Agile animation with a single pistol could indicate she enjoys battle, as she presents her gun, beckons a foe to her and shakes the gun.
  • Equinox has by far the most amount of Idle Animations, due to her Day and Night forms.
    • Equinox's Day animations tend to have her situated to the left, and upwards directions, while the Night animations tend to be situated to the right and downward directions.


Patch HistoryEdit

Hotfix 19.5.6
  • Fixed Nekros and Frost Idle sounds when using their animation sets with other Warframes.

See AlsoEdit

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