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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 (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.

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 makes 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 use of Forma.

PolarizationEdit

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 judgement on how you wish to build a weapon undoubtedly means variety will serve most if not all Tenno well.

Innately Polarized WeaponsEdit

Primary Weapons Secondary Weapons Melee Weapons
Arca PlasmorMadurai PolMadurai Pol AfurisNaramon Pol AgkuzaVazarin Pol
ArgonakMadurai PolNaramon Pol AkboltoVazarin Pol AmphisNaramon Pol
AstillaMadurai PolNaramon Pol Akbolto PrimeNaramon PolMadurai PolMadurai PolMadurai Pol AnkuMadurai Pol
AtticaMadurai Pol AkbroncoMadurai Pol Ankyros PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol
BazaMadurai Pol Akbronco PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol Arca TitronMadurai PolNaramon Pol
BoltorVazarin Pol AkjagaraNaramon Pol BoVazarin Pol
Boltor PrimeVazarin PolMadurai Pol AksomatiNaramon Pol Bo PrimeVazarin PolMadurai Pol
Braton VandalMadurai Pol AkstilettoNaramon Pol Broken ScepterNaramon Pol
BurstonMadurai Pol Akstiletto PrimeNaramon PolMadurai Pol Broken WarMadurai PolNaramon Pol
Burston PrimeMadurai Pol AkzaniNaramon Pol CassowarMadurai PolVazarin Pol
CernosMadurai Pol AngstrumVazarin Pol CaustacystMadurai Pol
Cernos PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol Arca SciscoMadurai PolMadurai Pol CentaurMadurai Pol
CorinthMadurai PolMadurai Pol AtomosVazarin Pol Ceramic DaggerMadurai Pol
DaikyuMadurai Pol AzimaNaramon PolMadurai Pol CerataMadurai PolVazarin Pol
DreadMadurai PolMadurai Pol Ballistica PrimeNaramon PolMadurai PolMadurai Pol CronusMadurai Pol
FerroxMadurai PolVazarin Pol BoltoVazarin Pol Dakra PrimeMadurai PolNaramon Pol
GrinlokMadurai Pol BrakkNaramon PolMadurai Pol Dark Split-Sword (Dual Swords)Madurai Pol
HarpakMadurai Pol CastanasMadurai PolMadurai Pol Dark Split-Sword (Heavy Blade)Madurai Pol
HemaMadurai Pol CycronNaramon PolNaramon Pol DestrezaMadurai Pol
HindMadurai Pol DespairMadurai PolMadurai Pol Dex DakraNaramon Pol
JavlokMadurai PolMadurai Pol Dex FurisNaramon Pol Dragon NikanaMadurai PolVazarin Pol
KarakMadurai Pol Dual CestraMadurai Pol Dual CleaversMadurai Pol
Karak WraithMadurai Pol EmbolistNaramon Pol Dual Heat SwordsNaramon Pol
KohmVazarin Pol Euphona PrimeMadurai PolMadurai PolMadurai Pol Dual IchorVazarin Pol
LatronMadurai Pol FurisNaramon Pol Dual Kamas PrimeMadurai Pol
Latron PrimeMadurai PolNaramon Pol FusilaiMadurai Pol Dual ZorenVazarin Pol
Latron WraithMadurai Pol GammacorVazarin Pol EnduraMadurai Pol
LenzNaramon PolNaramon Pol HikouMadurai PolMadurai Pol Ether DaggersVazarin Pol
MK1-ParisNaramon Pol Hikou PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol Ether ReaperMadurai Pol
MK1-StrunNaramon Pol KulstarVazarin Pol FangVazarin Pol
MiterNaramon Pol KunaiMadurai PolMadurai Pol Fang PrimeVazarin Pol
Mutalist CernosNaramon Pol Lato PrimeMadurai PolNaramon Pol Fragor PrimeMadurai Pol
Mutalist QuantaVazarin Pol Lato VandalMadurai Pol GalatineNaramon Pol
OpticorMadurai Pol LexMadurai Pol Galatine PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol
PantheraNaramon Pol Lex PrimeMadurai Pol Gazal MacheteMadurai Pol
ParisNaramon Pol MK1-FurisNaramon Pol GlaiveMadurai PolNaramon Pol
Paris PrimeNaramon PolMadurai Pol MK1-KunaiMadurai PolMadurai Pol Glaive PrimeMadurai PolNaramon Pol
PhageNaramon Pol MagnusMadurai Pol GuandaoVazarin PolMadurai Pol
QuantaVazarin Pol MarelokMadurai Pol HalikarMadurai PolNaramon Pol
Quanta VandalMadurai Pol PoxMadurai PolMadurai Pol Heat DaggerNaramon Pol
Rakta CernosMadurai PolMadurai PolNaramon Pol Prisma AngstrumVazarin Pol Heat SwordNaramon Pol
Sancti TigrisVazarin PolNaramon PolMadurai Pol Rakta BallisticaVazarin PolMadurai Pol HirudoMadurai Pol
ScourgeNaramon PolMadurai Pol Sancti CastanasMadurai PolMadurai PolVazarin Pol Jat KittagMadurai PolNaramon Pol
Secura PentaNaramon PolVazarin PolMadurai Pol Secura Dual CestraMadurai PolNaramon Pol Jat KusarMadurai PolMadurai Pol
SimulorVazarin PolNaramon Pol SicarusMadurai Pol Jaw SwordMadurai Pol
SnipetronMadurai Pol Sicarus PrimeMadurai Pol KamaMadurai PolMadurai Pol
Snipetron VandalMadurai Pol SonicorVazarin Pol KarystNaramon Pol
SomaMadurai PolMadurai Pol SpiraMadurai PolMadurai Pol KaszasVazarin Pol
Soma PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol Spira PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol KeshegMadurai Pol
StradavarMadurai PolMadurai Pol StaticorNaramon Pol KestrelMadurai PolNaramon Pol
StrunNaramon Pol StugVazarin Pol KnuxVazarin Pol
Strun WraithNaramon Pol Synoid GammacorVazarin PolNaramon Pol Kogake PrimeMadurai PolMadurai PolMadurai Pol
Supra VandalMadurai PolMadurai Pol TalonsMadurai PolMadurai Pol LaceraNaramon Pol
Sybaris PrimeNaramon PolNaramon PolMadurai Pol Telos AkboltoVazarin PolNaramon Pol LesionMadurai Pol
Synoid SimulorMadurai PolVazarin PolNaramon Pol Twin GrakatasNaramon Pol MK1-BoVazarin Pol
Telos BoltorVazarin PolMadurai Pol Twin GremlinsMadurai Pol Machete WraithMadurai PolMadurai Pol
Tigris PrimeMadurai PolNaramon Pol Twin KohmakVazarin Pol MiosMadurai Pol
Vaykor HekVazarin PolMadurai Pol Twin RoggaNaramon PolMadurai Pol Nami Skyla PrimeMadurai PolMadurai PolVazarin Pol
VectisMadurai Pol Twin VipersNaramon Pol Nami SoloMadurai Pol
Vectis PrimeMadurai PolNaramon Pol Twin Vipers WraithNaramon Pol NikanaMadurai PolVazarin Pol
Vulkar WraithMadurai Pol VastoMadurai Pol Nikana PrimeMadurai PolVazarin Pol
ZarrMadurai Pol Vasto PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol OkinaMadurai Pol
ZenithNaramon PolMadurai Pol Vaykor MarelokMadurai PolVazarin Pol OnorixMadurai Pol
ZhugeMadurai Pol ViperMadurai Pol OrviusNaramon PolMadurai Pol
Viper WraithNaramon Pol Pangolin SwordMadurai Pol
ZaktiNaramon PolNaramon Pol Prisma Dual CleaversMadurai Pol
Prisma VerituxVazarin Pol
Rakta Dark DaggerMadurai Pol
RathboneMadurai 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
TekkoMadurai Pol
TipedoVazarin Pol
TonboMadurai Pol
Twin BasolkMadurai Pol
Vaykor SydonMadurai Pol
Venka PrimeNaramon PolMadurai Pol
VerituxVazarin Pol
VolnusMadurai Pol
WarNaramon Pol
ZenistarMadurai Pol

data from Module:Weapons/data

NotesEdit

  • 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 Fusion 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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