Warframe Icons Symbol and Their Meaning Explained For New Players

Warframe Screenshot

A user on Reddit has shared an infographic for Warframe icon explaining their meaning for new players

Warframe is co-op free-to-play third-person shooter developed and published by Digital Extremes for PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch. The game mechanics of the game are not complicated it is the icon which might make a new player wonder what they really mean. Not only new players many of the Warframe veterans might also not know all of the icons. User u/ZacharyLaw has shared an awesome Warframe icons infographic explaining their meaning.

Warframe Icons

We are living in that period of time where you will find breathtaking games with amazing stories and stunning graphics but you might not find the dedication in different AAA games by popular and big developers and publishers like Digital Extremes put in Warframe. Warframe was released on 25 March 2013 and it is evolving ever since and it became so amazing and huge that I have nothing but praise for DE. We’re not here to talk history. Here’s the Warframe icon infographic explaining their meaning.

Warframe Icons Infographic v5.0

The icons in the orbiter section will appear when you are in your ship. and is the same for map and inventory. Shoutout to Reddit user u/ZacharyLaw for this infographic.


These buffs appear on the player’s Warframe and these icons appear on the UI on the top right side, with your health and shield energy. Like Buffs which gives the positive boost to Warframe, there are some negative effects as well called Debuffs. And you should be aware of them to avoid dying or failing an entire mission.

Warframe Buffs Icons


Looking for specific items or cosmetic but don’t know its name? Well, you can easily find it using its type. Here are all the types of items or cosmetics in Warframe which you can use to find the desired thing.

Warframe Inventory and Item Icons

Mods, Focus, and Elemental Icons

For starters, it is really difficult to know the names or meanings of icons especially installing mods or making elemental combos or applying Formas. You can have a look at below icons to understand polarity, aura mods, Exilius mods, focus icons and weapons elemental damage type.

Warframe Mods, Focus and Elemental Icons

Orbiter & Shop Carts

These icons appear when you are in your orbiter. They appear on the top right side of UI.

Warframe Orbiter and Shop Cart Icons

Missions & Mini Map

These icons appear on the minimap when you are out on a mission. If you are not familiar what do the icons mean as there is no guide or tutorial by Digital Extremes to let a new player know you can check out the icons below to know exactly what to do and what do the icons mean.

Warframe Mission and Mini Map Icons

Warframe & Arcwing Abilities

These are the Warframe and Arcwing ability icons of some of the Warframes. Most of the icons are just abilities when you can learn by checking out a Warframe in game. New players might not remember every icon and its meaning on the start. You can always check the image down below to etch them in your memory.

Warframe Hero and Archwing Abilities Icons

If you haven’t tried Warframe yet, I would totally recommend giving this beautiful game a try. Warframe is free to play and is available on PC via Steam, the standalone installer from the official website, Discord and on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

About Warframe

Warframe is a cooperative free-to-play third person online action game set in an evolving sci-fi world.

With more than 30 Warframes, each fully customizable with their own unique abilities, you can create the perfect Warframe for you.

Katanas. Crossbows. Flamethrowers. Expand your Arsenal with more than 300 diverse Weapons, then modify each one to match your playstyle.

Slice and dice through hordes of enemies, or go in guns blazing, or sneak your way in — the choice is yours.

For more details, you can check the official Steam page of Warframe. So what do you think of this Warframe icons infographic? Let us know down in the comments down below.