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We’re calling upon the Warframe community to create the next Warframe! You can stay up-to-date on the design phases in the official Community-Designed Warframe thread.

The theme is the foundation of every Warframe’s design. Over the years, we have seen countless fantastic ideas in the Fan Concepts subforum and across the Internet. That creativity is what we’ll need to breathe life into this Warframe! Share with us a Warframe theme you’d like to see inspire the next design.

How to submit:

In this thread, share a description of a Warframe theme that you would like to see in-game!

We aren’t considering Abilities during this design phase. First, it’s all about a strong theme! Expound your idea and make it the best it can be.


  • One submission per player.
  • Theme can’t be changed after it is submitted. You may edit your post to make small changes like fixing typos. "Reason for edit" will be reviewed.
  • If there are duplicate theme submissions, only the one that was first posted will be considered - we’ll be watching!
  • Theme idea must be original. Your submission can be from a post you made elsewhere as long as it’s your own!
  • Details like back stories might be altered by the Dev Team as needed to ensure consistency with Warframe’s overall design.
  • Concept art can be included in submissions but will not be considered in the final design or when selecting the final theme.
  • Do not reserve spots in this thread.
  • Only post submissions in this thread.
  • Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered.
  • Chosen submission becomes property of Digital Extremes.

We understand that we can’t avoid duplicate Warframe theme submissions, so please do your best to submit a theme that has yet to be presented, and we’ll do our best when sorting through to ensure there is a fair opportunity for all!

Selecting the Final Theme:

Call for submissions will close on Thursday, March 19 at 1:00pm ET.

After reviewing all theme submissions, the Warframe Team will choose a Top 10 to present to the Design Council!

The Design Council will then vote to determine the winning Warframe theme. Design Council voting will begin on Friday, March 20 at 1:00PM ET and run until Thursday, March 26 at 1:00PM ET.

After the Theme is Chosen:


Community artist, Eornheit will create the Warframe’s official design based on the chosen theme! Once the design is complete, we will make an open call to the community once again to design the Warframe’s Abilities. Follow each phase here!

The community-created Warframe’s name and final design will be revealed on Saturday, July 11th during the TennoCon 2020 Live Stream!


Let us hear your Warframe ideas, Tenno!

On 2020-03-10 at 10:13 AM, [DE]Helen said:

Hi all,

There are lots of great submissions here and we can really envision a lot of these themes coming together with Eornheit’s artstyle!

Unfortunately, we’re also seeing submissions of themes and concept art that are not original to the player submitting said theme. There have been so many incredible ideas over the years, which is great to see, but we want to make sure that this thread respects each artist and keeps in accordance with this Open Call Guideline, “Theme idea must be original. Your submission can be from a post you made elsewhere as long as it’s your own!” so we will be starting to hide concept submissions that are not owned by the poster.

A handful of theme ideas have also been repeated throughout the thread, so we’re going to start hiding repeated themes to make it easier for anyone coming to the thread for the first time to see more of what’s been suggested. Please keep in mind that, as explained in the Open Call Guidelines, we’ll only be considering the first post of each theme idea to be the official submission. 

Make your idea as unique as can be - let your imagination run wild! We love all your creativity.


On 2020-03-20 at 3:29 PM, [DE]Helen said:

Thank you so much for sharing your creative ideas with us! It was a pleasure to read your ideas for lore and admire your art.

We have reviewed all of your submission and chosen the Top 10 Warframe Theme ideas. Design Council voting has begun and closes on Thursday, March 26! The theme with the most votes will become the next community-created Warframe.

Here are the Top 10 Themes:

  • Calligraphy: "A vision of a monk and a scholar, deadly yet sophisticated."
    • Submitted by JareeZy
  • Hive: "Hosts a swarm of bloodthirsty flying swarm insects seeking enemies to feast upon."
    • Submitted by xX_ReiMar_Xx
  • Broken Warframe: "It's obviously not put together correctly and it's pretty much the epitome of making a bug a feature."
    • Submitted by eaterofstorms
  • Morpheus: "Based on the Greek god of sleep and dreams."
    • Submitted by JONNY_AFRO_
  • Falconer: "A falconer based Warframe from Cetus, that has a companion, like Khora, that is a condroc."
    • Submitted by DerpasaurasRex0
  • Ballerina: "A ballerina based frame, dancing majestically over the battle field."
    • Submitted by Jarranna
  • Ghost in the Machine: "Based around the idea of hacking, setup and data transfer."
    • Submitted by Sekan
  • Arawn, King of Annwn: "Believed to set the Cŵn Annwn loose to hunt mundane creatures." This Warframe's Cŵn Annwn would be a Kubrow, a spectral hound.
    • Submitted by Avenka
  • Kamaitachi: Japanese yokai beast that rides devilish winds and attacks people with limbs like that of a sickle or razor.
    • Submitted by  Salenstormwing & AmdorElensar
  • Gargoyle: A stone monster believed to frighten away evil spirits.
    • Submitted by Horizon Ultima


On 2020-03-27 at 12:22 PM, [DE]Helen said:

The winning theme is Broken Warframe submitted by eaterofstorms!

Community artist, Eornheit has received the theme and is now designing the next community-created Warframe. Once it's ready, we'll share the final design here:

We're looking forward to seeing everything come together!


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Kraiz ("Craze") is a frame based on going ham and being rewarded for doing so. His kit features short duration, high power buffs - and can potentially be VERY energy hungry. However - as a reward for going ham Kraiz' passive prolongs the duration of his buffs based on kills. Get it rolling and don't stop!
Passive: Bloodfrenzy
  • Kills increase buff duration by 0.75 seconds (does not work for Rolling Guard).
Ability 1: Gore (6s)
  • (Melee weapon equipped): Dash to the closest enemy and execute him. Gain a portion of his armor (maximum 1000). Nearby enemies are feared.
  • (Ranged weapon equipped): Headshots explode enemies, dealing 40% of their health in an area. (Damage does not scale).
Ability 2: Toggle
  • While active gain 60% fire rate and reload instantly, but lose 25 energy on reload.
Ability 3: (10s)
  • Melee attacks warp you to your target (30m range). Melee kills restore health.
  • Blast radius increased by 50%. Stagger immunity added.
Ability 4: (8s)
  • All melee attacks are finishers. Animation speed increased by 300%.
  • All semi automatic and burst weapons become automatic and gain 150% fire rate, but also 50% extra recoil.
  • Automatic weapons gain 33% fire rate 80% damage, but also 50% extra recoil.
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A genuine plant frame would be nice. A lot of nature themes, but we have yet to have one transform the battlefield.

Oberon doesn't really count since he's a rad-paladin, you know?

Edit: To properly differentiate it from Oberon or Saryn, emphasis on themes like how a DnD Druid would play, or summoning vines and ground cover to offer CC and displacement. Visually, it doesn't have to be akin to terrestrial jungle- it could be alien like Saryn's Orphid skin, or Lua's limited plant life. Plants are adaptable, versatile and highly variable, giving a wide range of potential kits and niches. 

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Hackerman Warframe that hacks stuff remotely. Does stuff like:

  • Jams weapons to make them backfire and explode.
  • Hacks robotic units to make them aggressively attack
  • Remotely hacks consoles (Spy lord!).
  • Open/close doors.
  • Optionally: A surveillance sentinel that goes around either helping with visibility or doing hacks by its own.
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Revenant has always been a favorite of mine considering I have an strange obsession with sentients- but how about a full-out sentient themed frame? We have Nidus representing the Infestation. Time for the sentients to have a representing aswell!


(Oh and happy 7th to everyone stopping by!)

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