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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).
  • Penjaga Pol Penjaga - Y (Companion Abilities) - Dropped by all factions.
  • Unairu Pol Unairu - R - Introduced in Update 13.0 and used for certain Melee Stance Mods.

A mod's polarity type is noted in the top right corner of its card. 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%. This cost is rounded to the closest integer.

For Aura and Stance mods, polarities increase or decrease the amount of bonus mod points that the mod provides: matching polarities will increase the bonus mod points by 100%, while non-matching polarities reduce it by 20%.  

A Warframe's polarity slots differ from the slots of other Warframes. This makes certain mod builds more efficient on certain frames.

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 Tenno well.

Innately Polarized WeaponsEdit

Primary Weapons Secondary Weapons Melee Weapons
AtticaMadurai Pol AfurisNaramon Pol AmphisNaramon Pol
BoltorVazarin Pol AkboltoVazarin Pol AnkuMadurai Pol
Boltor PrimeVazarin PolMadurai Pol AkbroncoMadurai Pol Ankyros PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol
Braton VandalMadurai Pol Akbronco PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol BoVazarin Pol
BurstonMadurai Pol AkjagaraNaramon Pol Bo PrimeVazarin PolMadurai Pol
Burston PrimeMadurai Pol AksomatiNaramon Pol Broken ScepterNaramon Pol
CernosMadurai Pol AkstilettoNaramon Pol Broken WarMadurai PolNaramon Pol
Cernos PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol Akstiletto PrimeNaramon PolMadurai Pol CaustacystMadurai Pol
DaikyuMadurai Pol AkzaniNaramon Pol Ceramic DaggerMadurai Pol
DreadMadurai PolMadurai Pol AngstrumVazarin Pol CerataMadurai PolVazarin Pol
FerroxMadurai PolVazarin Pol AtomosVazarin Pol CronusMadurai Pol
GrinlokMadurai Pol AzimaNaramon PolMadurai Pol Dakra PrimeMadurai PolNaramon Pol
HarpakMadurai Pol BoltoVazarin Pol Dark Split-Sword (Dual Swords)Madurai Pol
HindMadurai Pol BrakkNaramon PolMadurai Pol Dark Split-Sword (Heavy Blade)Madurai Pol
JavlokMadurai PolMadurai Pol CastanasMadurai PolMadurai Pol DestrezaMadurai Pol
KarakMadurai Pol DespairMadurai PolMadurai Pol Dex DakraNaramon Pol
Karak WraithMadurai Pol Dex FurisNaramon Pol Dragon NikanaMadurai PolVazarin Pol
KohmVazarin Pol Dual CestraMadurai Pol Dual CleaversMadurai Pol
LatronMadurai Pol EmbolistNaramon Pol Dual Heat SwordsNaramon Pol
Latron PrimeMadurai PolNaramon Pol Euphona PrimeMadurai PolMadurai PolMadurai Pol Dual IchorVazarin Pol
Latron WraithMadurai Pol FurisNaramon Pol Dual Kamas PrimeMadurai Pol
MK1-ParisNaramon Pol GammacorVazarin Pol Dual ZorenVazarin Pol
MK1-StrunNaramon Pol HikouMadurai PolMadurai Pol Ether DaggersVazarin Pol
MiterNaramon Pol Hikou PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol Ether ReaperMadurai Pol
Mutalist CernosNaramon Pol KunaiMadurai PolMadurai Pol FangVazarin Pol
Mutalist QuantaVazarin Pol Lato PrimeMadurai PolNaramon Pol Fang PrimeVazarin Pol
OpticorVazarin Pol Lato VandalMadurai Pol Fragor PrimeMadurai Pol
PantheraNaramon Pol LexMadurai Pol GalatineNaramon Pol
ParisNaramon Pol Lex PrimeMadurai Pol Galatine PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol
Paris PrimeNaramon PolMadurai Pol MK1-FurisNaramon Pol Gazal MacheteMadurai Pol
PhageNaramon Pol MK1-KunaiMadurai PolMadurai Pol GlaiveMadurai PolNaramon Pol
Quanta VandalMadurai Pol MagnusMadurai Pol Glaive PrimeMadurai PolNaramon Pol
Rakta CernosMadurai PolMadurai PolNaramon Pol MarelokMadurai Pol GuandaoVazarin PolMadurai Pol
Sancti TigrisVazarin PolNaramon PolMadurai Pol Rakta BallisticaVazarin PolMadurai Pol HalikarMadurai PolNaramon Pol
ScourgeNaramon PolMadurai Pol Sancti CastanasMadurai PolMadurai PolVazarin Pol Heat DaggerNaramon Pol
SimulorVazarin PolNaramon Pol Secura Dual CestraMadurai PolNaramon Pol Heat SwordNaramon Pol
SnipetronMadurai Pol SicarusMadurai Pol HirudoMadurai Pol
Snipetron VandalMadurai Pol Sicarus PrimeMadurai Pol Jat KittagMadurai PolNaramon Pol
SomaMadurai PolMadurai Pol SonicorVazarin Pol Jaw SwordMadurai Pol
Soma PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol SpiraMadurai PolMadurai Pol KamaMadurai PolMadurai Pol
StradavarMadurai PolMadurai Pol Spira PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol KarystNaramon Pol
StrunNaramon Pol StaticorNaramon Pol KeshegMadurai Pol
Strun WraithNaramon Pol Synoid GammacorVazarin PolNaramon Pol KestrelMadurai PolNaramon Pol
Supra VandalMadurai PolMadurai Pol TalonsMadurai PolMadurai Pol LaceraNaramon Pol
Synoid SimulorMadurai PolVazarin PolNaramon Pol Telos AkboltoVazarin PolNaramon Pol LesionMadurai Pol
Telos BoltorVazarin PolMadurai Pol Twin GrakatasNaramon Pol MK1-BoVazarin Pol
Tigris PrimeMadurai PolNaramon Pol Twin GremlinsMadurai Pol Machete WraithMadurai PolMadurai Pol
Vaykor HekVazarin PolMadurai Pol Twin RoggaNaramon PolMadurai Pol MiosMadurai Pol
VectisMadurai Pol Twin VipersNaramon Pol Nami SoloMadurai Pol
Vectis PrimeMadurai PolNaramon Pol VastoMadurai Pol NikanaMadurai PolVazarin Pol
Vulkar WraithMadurai Pol Vasto PrimeMadurai PolMadurai Pol Nikana PrimeMadurai PolVazarin Pol
ZarrMadurai Pol Vaykor MarelokMadurai PolVazarin Pol OkinaMadurai Pol
ZhugeMadurai Pol ViperMadurai Pol OrviusNaramon PolMadurai Pol
Wraith Twin VipersNaramon Pol Pangolin SwordMadurai Pol
Wraith Twin VipersNaramon PolNaramon Pol Prisma Dual CleaversMadurai Pol
Rakta Dark DaggerMadurai Pol
RipkasMadurai Pol
Sancti MagistarMadurai Pol
SarpaVazarin Pol
Scindo PrimeMadurai Pol
ScoliacMadurai Pol
Secura LectaVazarin Pol
SerroMadurai Pol
SheevNaramon Pol
SibearVazarin Pol
Skana PrimeMadurai PolNaramon Pol
TekkoMadurai Pol
TipedoVazarin Pol
TonboMadurai Pol
Twin BasolkMadurai Pol
Vaykor SydonMadurai Pol
Venka PrimeNaramon PolMadurai Pol
WarNaramon 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 superseded 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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