Abbreviations and Acronyms

Many new players are bit overwhelmed by all the new information to take in when first starting out. It doesn’t really help that within moments of going into Recruit/Trade chat you are flooded with a variety of abbreviations and acronyms which are unclear in meaning. To that end, here’s this!

Navigation

  1. General
  2. Equipment/Mods
  3. Loadout/Builds
  4. Finding Groups
  5. Mission Types
  6. Trading

General

PM – Private Message
PST – Please Send Tell (aka a request to send a PM, usually in the context of  trades)
VOIP – Voice Over Internet Protocol… aka Voice Chat. There is an in-game option, though Discord has grown in popularity as of late.
Min – Minimum
Max – Maximum
XP – Experience – often used as shorthand for Affinity.
RNGRandom Number Generator. Often used when talking about chance-based mechanics. Most often used in the context of reward acquisition.
ProcProgrammed Random OCurrence. Refers to in-combat random chance effects, such as status chance effects.
DoTDamage over Time. Refers to types of damage which deal damage incrementally rather than one lump sum such as Toxin status effects.
Farm – A common term in many games which refers to repeating an action to acquire a reward.
PvPPlayer versus Player (also known as Conclave)
Raid – Also known as Trials. Refers to 8-man end-game content such as The Law of Retribution.
Endo – Used for ranking up your Mods. Ayatan Sculptures also fall under this descriptor.
G3 – The Grustrag Three assassination squad
Spam – Depending on the context, it can be meant as excessive messaging or as repeated use. ex. in gameplay, someone might tell a Trinity to “spam 2” which would mean to use your second ability (Energy Vampire) repeatedly.
QoLQuality of Life. Generally used to refer to changes or suggestions which focus on improving existing parts of a system without changing its core.
Devstream – A livestreamed broadcast on Twitch.tv where the developers of Warframe discuss upcoming features for the game.

Equipment/Mods

CP – Corrosive Projection Aura (link: wiki page)
ES – Energy Siphon Aura (link: wiki page)
Rejuv – Rejuvenation Aura (link: wiki page)
ER – Enemy Radar Aura (link: wiki page)
NT – Natural Talent Warframe mod (link: wiki page)
QT – Quick Thinking Warframe mod (link: wiki page)
PotatoOrokin Catalysts for weapons and Orokin Reactors for warframes/companions/archwings
Tomato – Exilus Adapters for warframes (link: wiki page)

Loadout/Builds

Weapons

IPSImpact, Puncture, and Slash. Innate physical damage types for weapons and some abilities. (link: wiki page)
Blast – The combination of Heat and Cold elements. Knocks down enemies. (link: wiki page)
Corrosive – The combination of Electric and Toxin elements. Reduces enemy armor. (link: wiki page)
Gas – The combination of Heat and Toxin elements. Applies damage over time. (link: wiki page)
Magnetic – The combination of Cold and Electric elements. Reduces current and maximum shields. (link: wiki page)
Radiation – The combination of Heat and Electric elements. Reduces accuracy and applies Confusion. (link: wiki page)
Viral – The combination of Cold and Toxin elements. Temporarily reduces enemy health to 50%. (link: wiki page)
Dual Mods – Refers to mods which originally came out as rewards for Events. Dual mods specifically refer to the mods which have both Elemental Damage and Status Chance.

Warframes

ID Loki – Irradiating Disarm augmented Loki
EV Trinity – Trinity built for Energy Vampire (+strength, +range, -duration)
Blessing or Bless Trinity – Trinity built for Blessing (+duration, +45% or more strength)
Speed Nova – Nova built for Molecular Prime using -strength (max rank Overextended mod)
Neutral Nova – Nova built for Molecular Prime with roughly 70% power strength (max Overextended, max Intensify)
Slow Nova or Slowva – Nova built for Molecular Prime using +strength
RJ / RJ Excal – Excalibur built for Radial Javelin (+strength, +range, +efficiency)
Blind Mirage – Mirage built for Prism (+range, +duration, faster cast)
Pilfer or Pilf Droid – Pilfering Swarm augmented Hydroid (+efficiency, +strength, -duration)

Finding Groups

LF – Looking For
LFG – Looking For Group
LFM – Looking for More

LF#M – Where # is replaced by the quantity of players the host is looking for. For example, LF2M would mean they are Looking For 2 More.

H – Hosting
Taxi – Someone that can grant access to a mission you have not yet unlocked on your Star Chart. Generally used for Alerts and Invasions.
Key (or Relic) Share – A group set up to run the same mission multiple times where each player uses a key to activate the mission one after the other.
Camp – Refers to having a specific squad composition of Warframes to farm a mission. A camp is different from most groups because the idea is you will not move from one place for the duration of the mission.
Buffer – A role for a squad which is meant to improve the group’s damage with an ability. Examples of this would be Rhino’s Roar, Equinox’s Provoke, Mirage’s augmented Total Eclipse, or warframes with augmented elemental buffs such as Frost’s augmented Freeze Force.
Leech – Referred to as someone that does not contribute to combat in gameplay. Though it does have a derogatory connotation, there are a few instances where leeches are welcome in order to fulfill non-combat objectives or increase quantity of enemy spawns.

Mission Types

A – Assassination
C / Cap – Capture
D / Def – Defense
E / Ext – Exterminate
I / Int – Interception
MD – Mobile Defense
Sab – Sabotage
S / Surv – Survival
LS – Life Support (which spawn in Survival)
NM – Nightmare mission variant. Rewards special mods on mission completion. (link: wiki page)
LoR / TLOR – The Law of Retribution Trial (link: wiki page)
JV / TJV – The Jordas Verdict Trial (link: wiki page)
Relic / Fissure – Missions in which Void Relics are used to acquire Prime equipment and Void Traces.
OD – Orokin Derelict (link: wiki page)

OD(x) – Where (x) is substituted with a mission type.
ODA – Orokin Derelict Assassination
ODD – Orokin Derelict Defense
ODS – Orokin Derelict Survival (very rarely used for Orokin Derelict Sabotage)
ODSab – Orokin Derelict Sabotage
ODV or Vault– Orokin Derelict Vault. A special challenge reward for using Dragon Keys on Orokin Derelict Missions. Vault runs are typically done on OD Exterminate or OD Capture missions.

DSD – Dark Sector Defense
DSS – Dark Sector Survival
Speed Run – Refers to a way in which a mission is completed. A Speed Run ignores all combat and optional objectives in order to complete the primary mission objective as fast as possible.
Akkad – Popular Dark Sector Defense on Eris used for Credit and sometimes Affinity farming.
Hieracon – Popular Dark Sector Excavation on Pluto used for Endo and Relic farming.
Bere / Berehynia – Popular Grineer Interception mission on Sedna used for Affinity farming.
Triton – Popular Excavation on Neptune used for R5 Core and T2/T3 Void Key farming.  No longer an active node; kept here for historical purposes.
Draco – Popular Interception on Ceres used for Affinity farming. No longer an active node; kept here for historical purposes.

Trading

WTB – Want to Buy
WTS – Want to Sell
LF – Looking For
H – Have
W – Want
WTT – Want to Trade
PC – Price Check
PMO – Private Message with Offer
P / PL / Plat – Platinum