Clan, Alliance and Dojo Guide
A Clan is a group of players who have joined together to play as a team and benefit from the many game play elements that are available only to members of a clan. Clans can build dojos, research special clan-only items, compete as a team in special events, earn a rank on the clan leader boards and upload player made emblems to the game that will help to identify members of the clan to other players.
Note: Console and PC Clans are entirely separate entities. A PC account cannot be part of a Console Clan and vice versa. PC players also cannot visit the dojo of a Console Clan and vice versa, by any means.
Each clan member in a guild will have a member rank. The creator of the guild is automatically assigned the member rank of Warlord and has all of the permissions possible assigned to them. Any new players will start out at the Initiate member rank and can be promoted by a player who has the Promotion role assigned to their member rank. The names and the permissions of these member ranks can all be edited by the Ruler of the clan. Below is a list of the default member rank names and their default permission sets.
Permissions: Ruler | Recruiter | Regulator | Promotion | Architect | Host | Treasurer | Tech | Tactician
Permissions: Recruiter | Regulator | Promotion | Architect | Host | Treasurer | Tech
Permissions: Recruiter | Promotion | Architect | Host | Treasurer | Tech
Permissions: Recruiter | Promotion | Host
Permissions: Architect | Host | Treasurer | Tech
Permissions: Recruiter | Host
Please note that another benefit that only a Warlord can have is the ability to change the Spawn Room of your dojo to any of the halls present using the console in the room you wish to change the Spawn Room to.
Below is a list of the permissions and an explanation of their abilities.
RULER This clan member can add/remove permissions on others (Warlord starts with this)
RECRUITER This clan member can invite other players to the Clan
REGULATOR This clan member can discharge/kick from the Clan
PROMOTION This clan member can promote other clan members to a rank below or equal to their own
ARCHITECT This clan member can start builds of or destroy rooms of the Dojo
HOST This clan member can host the Clan Dojo (please note this option was removed in Update 20 : Octavia’s Anthem which provides dedicated server hosting for all dojo sessions)
TREASURER This clan member can use resources from the Clan Vault to contribute to room builds or research
TECH This clan member can queue up research in the Clan labs
TACTICIAN This clan member can begin construction of Solar Rails in the dojo and can deploy completed rails in the star chart
*A note to Founders/Warlords and the DE Policy on Dealing With Internal Clan Matters:
Keep in mind that once a player has been promoted to Warlord, they can no longer be demoted or kicked from the clan, so be very careful as a Clan founder when choosing other clan members to promote to this rank. The exception to this scenario is for clans created post Update 13 as these clans creators will be able to demote or kick other Warlords from their clan.
If the Warlord(s) or Creator of a clan has been inactive for 30 days or longer they can be replaced by submitting a ticket to our support desk (we want to ensure that all clans are able to function correctly, which is not possible without at least one active Warlord). Digital Extremes makes it our policy not to get involved with internal clan matters and any other difficulties that may arise with a Warlord or other players in a clan will generally need to be resolved internally by the clan members involved.
Inviting To Clan
To invite players to your clan, access your clan menu by clicking on the dojo in your Solar System map and then select “Clan Management” and choose the Invite option. Type the name of the player you wish to invite into the prompt and select “OK”.
Clan tiers are a method to organize clans by size while keeping it possible to run a full dojo for any size of clan. There are separate leader boards for each clan tier, and clans will generally only compete against other clans in the same tier as them when it comes to events and event rewards. A clan’s tier is raised when it builds the appropriate sized clan Barracks and these must be built in order from smallest tier to largest. The tiers are organized as follows:
Ghost MAX 10 Build and research costs are all base value.
Shadow MAX 30 Build and research costs are roughly three times base value.
Storm MAX 100 Build and research costs are roughly 10 times base value.
Mountain MAX 300 Build and research costs are roughly 30 times base value.
Moon MAX 1000 Build and research costs are roughly 100 times base value.
Reducing Clan Tier
If you are Warlord of the clan, you can simply downsize your clan by clicking the “REDUCE CLAN TIER” option in your Clan Dojo menu.
In order to reduce your clan tier the following conditions must be met:
1. You must have a Barracks built for the tier lower than your current tier. i.e. To go from Moon tier to Mountain tier, you must have a Mountain Barracks in your dojo. Changing from Shadow tier to Ghost tier does not require any barracks.
2. You must NOT have the barracks for your current tier in your dojo. I.E. if changing from a Storm tier to Shadow tier clan, you must first destroy your Storm Barracks.
3. All pending room and decoration builds must be completed or cancelled.
4. The clan membership count must be lower than the maximum capacity of the lower tier you are trying to change to. I.E. if you are reducing your tier from Mountain to Storm, you must have 100 or fewer members in your clan currently.
When all the above criteria are met, you will be able to select the “Reduce Clan Tier” option in your menu while in the dojo. After your tier changes, you will notice reduced costs for room and decoration builds and any active research projects will have their resource requirements updated to reflect the new tier. Please note that any overages you spent on research at your previous tier, will not be refunded when you reduce your tier. There is a cool down of 60 days in between tier changes after each use of this option.
Clan Rank and Clan Affinity
Clan Affinity will be awarded depending on the amount of effort expended towards bettering one’s Clan. This Clan Affinity will contribute to the Clan’s Rank and is awarded as follows:
- The first time you construct an Oracle Room, Bio Lab, Chem Lab, Energy Lab, Tenno Lab, Orokin Lab, Duelling Room and Obstacle Course.
- The first time you construct a Trading Post, Treasury, and Temple of Honor.
- Upon completion of Clan Research.
The amount of Clan Affinity earned by building Rooms or Decorations are listed in their respective selection screens and Research entries affinity awarded can be seen in the appropriate research Lab UI. A Research tab is also present on the Clan Profile. The Clan Research tab will list all research and its state of completion per Lab.
If you have earned enough affinity to reach the next Rank, a new Decoration called the Ascension Altar will become active and placeable in your dojo through the decoration placement UI. To participate in this Ceremony, a member who meets the qualifications must simply interact with this device. To qualify for participation in the ceremony, a player must have been in the clan for a number of consecutive days equal to the rank being obtained (i.e. 1 day for Rank 1, 7 days for Rank 7). Depending on your Clan Tier, a certain number of members must partake in this ceremony in order to reach Ascension, but under no time limit.
Participants will immediately be awarded Endo upon interacting with the Altar, and any remaining Clan members will be able to interact with the Altar and receive an Endo reward within 72 hours after the Ascension Ceremony has been completed. Participants from Clans who have enough Clan Affinity to Ascend multiple Ranks will be rewarded with Endo from each individual Rank.
The required number of participants per Tier are as follows:
- Ghost: 1
- Shadow: 5
- Storm: 15
- Mountain: 30
- Moon: 50
The amount of Endo awarded per Clan Rank is as follows:
- Rank One: 1,000
- Rank Two: 2,000
- Rank Three: 3,000
- Rank Four: 4,000
- Rank Five: 5,000
- Rank Six: 6,000
- Rank Seven: 7,000
- Rank Eight: 8,000
- Rank Nine: 9,000
Once its members complete the Ascension Ceremony, the Clan will Ascend to the highest Clan Rank attainable with their current amount of Affinity.
Leaving or Destroying a Clan
How do I quit or leave a clan?
1. Access your clan menu by clicking on your dojo in the solar system map.
2. Right-click on your name in the clan player list and then click “Leave Clan”
3. Confirm you wish to truly leave your clan by clicking OK.
What if you are the Warlord?
If you are the only Warlord of your clan and there are other non-warlord members, you will have to promote another Clan member to Warlord before you can leave yourself.
Note: When a clan no longer has any members, this clan is permanently deleted from the database and cannot be recovered, and all resources contributed are gone forever! So be absolutely certain you wish to destroy your clan before doing so!
Clan Alliances and Dark Sectors
Alliances are a collection of clans, united together in common cause. The maximum alliance size is 4000 “slots” and an alliance can consist of any combination of Ghost (10 slots), Shadow (30 slots), Storm (100 slots), Mountain (300 slots) or Moon (1000 slots) Clans, as long as their total slots do not exceed the maximum allowed for an alliance. An alliance could have 4 Moon Clans, 400 Ghost Clans or 3 Moon Clans, and 100 Ghost Clans – the number of clan members in the clan does not matter, only the maximum number of slots for the clan’s tier is counted.
To create an alliance, access your clan management menu and select the “Create Alliance” option, then type in the name of your new Alliance. After you have created an alliance, the Create Alliance option will be replaced by the View Alliance option. In the View Alliance menu you will be given the option to invite another clan to your alliance, distribute alliance vault resources or leave the alliance altogether.
Only the Creator Clan will have the ability to invite other clans into the alliance, and this clan will also have the ability to kick clans out of the alliance. The Creator Clan will also have the option to distribute all the credits from solar rail taxes and clan contributions in the alliance vault to the various clans in the alliance. Vault shares are distributed amongst the clans based on that clans proportion of non-pending members compared to the total population of the alliance and is automatically divided up amongst member clans before a clan is added to the alliance and before a clan leaves the alliance. The Creator Clan will be able to kick other clans out of the alliance, but they will not be able to leave the Alliance (and therefore destroy it), unless they are the last clan remaining in the Alliance.
Note: To make donations directly to an alliance vault (or alternately to your clan’s vault), construct the “Treasury” decoration in one of the rooms in your dojo. This kiosk will also allow you to make transfers from your Clan Vault to your Alliance Vault as well as viewing the credit totals of both vaults.
The Orokin Lab gives players the ability to research new Solar Rail technology, as well as build Clan or Alliance Solar Rails.
Please note that there is currently a Dark Sector Armistice. For more information, please visit: https://forums.warframe.com/topic/419485-april-20-update-psa-pvp-20-dark-sector-armistice/
The Orokin Lab gives players the ability to research new Solar Rail technology, as well as build and deploy guild or alliance Solar Rails. Any clan member with the Tactician permissions will be able to build and deploy clan solar rails and any clan with the Tactician permissions from the Creator Clan, will be able to build and deploy Alliance Solar Rails. Once construction has been completed, clans and alliances will be able to deploy their Solar Rails on specified Dark Sectors shown on the Solar Map. The clan or alliance controlling the Solar Rail will be able to specify a tribute, collecting a percentage of any resources or credits collected by players using the Solar Rail.
If another clan already controls a Dark Sector, ownership can be contested by deploying a Solar Rail on the same node. When two Solar Rails exist in the same Dark Sector node, other players can no longer access the Dark Sectors beyond the Solar Rails. While the node is being contested, players will be able to support the attacking side or the defending side of the rail conflict in PVP missions. If an attacker wins a round of battle, damage will be done to the defender’s rail. Clans may offer Battle Pay to those who side with them to gain additional support. Once a Solar Rail has taken critical damage, it is destroyed. The clan that controls the surviving Solar Rail takes control of that Dark Sector and begins collecting tribute from other players who access it. If the rail is not destroyed after 12 hours, the conflict ends in a draw. All players will then be able to access the Dark Sector again and resume paying tribute to the clan or Alliance controlling the Solar Rail after an armistice period is exhausted. Any clans or alliances that do damage to a rail during a conflict will receive a bonus reduction of the armistice period which allows the clan or alliance that did the most damage during the previous conflict to deploy their own Solar Rail to contest the node first, in the next round of conflict.
The Clan Dojo
The clan dojo is a place where the members of your clan can go to interact with other Tenno in a shared environment, or benefit from the many functional advantages of being in a Warframe Clan.
How to access your dojo
When you first join or create a Warframe clan you will be given a blueprint for a Dojo Key. You can forge this key in your foundry.
The cost to forge your dojo key is 1500 Credits, 1 Morphic, 500 Ferrite and 500 Polymer Bundles and it will take 12 hours to complete (10 Platinum will rush the build and make the key available to you immediately).
Once you claim your key from the foundry you will be able to access it by clicking on the dojo in your Solar System screen which brings you to your Clan Menu. You can also enter your dojo by selecting “Enter Clan Dojo” on the Clan menu by accessing it through the Communications Menu which is reached from the main menu.
How to build rooms
Any player who has the Architect permission for their rank will be able to construct new rooms for their dojo at any open door nodes. If you see a door with glowing red outlines, this is an open node and walking up to this door and using a context action will bring up a menu that will let you choose a room to start constructing at this node.
Click on any image of a room and you will see a list of the resources required to build the room as well as any prerequisite rooms that may need to be built in your dojo before the ability to build the room in question is unlocked. Clicking the build button will queue the room up for construction and begin the resource collection process. Using a context action while near the active node will bring up the resource contribution screen. On the resource contribution screen you will see a list of resources required to build the room on the right and amount contributed already on the left. Next to resource counts you will see a “-“and a “+” option and a field where you can simply type in a contribution amount using your keyboard.
The current room limit for any dojo is 100 Rooms. If you have reached the limit for rooms in your dojo you will see all nodes displayed as “Dead Ends” and you will not be able to build new rooms in your dojo unless you destroy a room and bring your total room count back below the maximum. See below for instructions on destroying elements of your dojo.
The Clan Vault
Above the contribution input area you will see a number showing your personal total amount of the given resource “P:” and the amount of this resource in the clan’s vault “V:”. If you have the Treasurer permissions, you will always draw from the clan vault first when contributing resources, only drawing from your personal resources when the clan vault has been emptied of that resource.
Room Prerequisites, Destruction and Cancellation
Each room you build has a Capacity requirement and an Energy requirement. Capacity is added to your dojo by building larger Clan Halls and Energy is added to your dojo by building Reactors. Builds can be rushed using Platinum once all the resource contributions have been made. Please know that only Platinum that has been received through trades or that was purchased through an official Warframe payment provider can be used for rushing builds in the dojo (this is to avoid exploiting a new account’s 50 starting platinum for this process).
Regarding Clan Halls it should be noted that each Clan Hall is the pre-requisite for the hall larger than itself so halls must be destroyed in reverse order from largest to smallest. The only exception to this rule is that the starting Clan Hall can be destroyed, as long as you have a Great Hall present in your dojo. Due to these rules it is not possible to have only a Grandest Hall in a dojo for example as you need all the smaller halls to be present as well.
Cancelling a room before all resources have been contributed will return all resources invested to the players who invested them. Destroying a room after it has been built will return all the resources invested into the rooms build to the clan vault.
Please note that the following information is currently only for the PC version of Warframe: Players may place decorations in rooms using the room console or accessing their pause menu. To place a new decoration for construction, access a room’s console and then press the “Place Decoration” button or open the pause menu in your dojo and select “Decorations” and “Place Decoration”. You will then be able to move about the room freely to select the place for your decoration. As soon as you have found the right spot, pressing 1 will bring up the menu to select your decoration. To move the decoration, you can use the left mouse button. The right mouse button is used to remove a decoration. To place the decoration, press 1 again. You can cancel this process at any time by pressing ESC. Once placed, hover over your decoration and press 2 for “Edit Decoration content” to contribute to the decoration build in the same manner as you would for a room build. Once a decoration has finished building, you can destroy it by selecting the Edit Decoration button on the room console or by going to the “Place Decoration” in the pause menu. You will then need to hover over the decoration and use the left mouse button to remove the decoration, with the contributed resources being returned to the clan vault.
Note: The Trading Post is a decoration and can be placed in any room with enough height and capacity.
Polychromatic units may be placed in a room using the Decorations Menu and are used to apply new colours to your room which you have researched using your Tenno Lab. “Polychrome Room” is an option on the main Decorations Menu which can be used to place the Polychromatic Unit as you would a normal decoration. Make sure that when you place the unit you will be able to access the console from the front (do not place it against a wall or other object which will block access to it).
The console of the Polychromatic unit will allow you to edit the colours in your room, see a preview of the current colour settings and fund the painting process. When the colour changes have been set and the project fully funded, the painting process will begin and complete automatically.
How the Parent/Child Relationship works when building or destroying rooms
When you use an open building node to build a new room, this new room becomes the “Child” of the original room (and that original room becomes the “Parent” room).
In order to destroy the original (Parent) room now, the new (Child) room must be destroyed first. It is a good idea to keep the Parent/Child relationship in mind when building your dojo as destroying a specific room in the chain could require the destruction of a large number of “Child” rooms first. If you attempt to destroy a room that has a child, you will receive an error that informs you the room still has a child room that must be destroyed first.
Note: When you change the spawn room in your dojo this will alter the Parent-Child relationships of your rooms so that the new Spawn room is essentially considered the “starting room” for the whole of the dojo and will therefore have no parent. If you are having trouble destroying a room and the child rooms being called out by the UI appear to be incorrect, make sure you are not attempting to destroy your dojo’s Spawn Room and if you are, try switching the Spawn Room back to your starting Clan Hall if possible (or another room if not), and try again. Please note that only a Warlord can change the Spawn Room of a dojo.