How to get the Phenmor in Warframe

How to get the Phenmor in Warframe
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton

Last updated 

9th May 2024 17:30


In Warframe, you can find various weapons that have been altered by the Void with powerful buffs, and the Phenmor is amongst the most powerful of these exclusive guns.

The game is chock-full of different weapon types that can be altered further from their standard form, allowing you to find a playstyle that suits you based on your equipment.

If you're on the hunt for the Phenmor, or just need a recommendation for something to take on your next incursion, here's how to get it.

How to get the Phenmor

To get the Phenmor, you will need to build it yourself or trade for it.

If you're going the building route, you'll first need to purchase the blueprint from Cavalero, a Holdfast vendor in the centre of the Chrysalith hub on Zariman.

It costs 6000 Standing (or you can trade for it) and you'll be required to be a rank two member of the Holdfast syndicate.

Once you have the blueprint, you can build it with the following:

  • 30,000 Credits
  • 15 Voidplume Pinion
  • 20 Voidplume Quill
  • 6000 Alloy Plate
  • 15 Entrati Lanthorn

It will take 24 hours to manufacture, but it can be rushed for 35 Platinum. 

What is the Phenmor?

Warframe Phenmor weapon screen
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The Phenmor is an Incarnon ceremonial rifle that has been evolved from exposure to the Void to become more powerful. This means that even though it's a semi-automatic rifle in its standard form, after hitting headshots it will temporarily transform to become a fully automatic weapon that deals bonus radiation damage.

You'll need to hit 12 headshots to activate this form, and it will last until the 408-round magazine is expired, or you press alt-fire. 

In its standard mode, it deals mostly slash damage but also deals some puncture damage that is removed in the Incarnon form. In addition to this extra form, the weapon itself can be evolved up to five times by meeting certain criteria and visiting Cavalero to choose perks.

Phenmor upgrades

The five upgrades and their criteria are in the table below.

Evolution Perk One Perk Two Perk Three
Incarnon Form - Kill 100 enemies n/a n/a n/a
Evolution II - Kill eight Eximus enemies +50% accuracy and -50% recoil +20% fire rate +80% projectile speed
Evolution III - hit 20 headshots on Void Angels +50% magazine capacity +100% reload speed after reloading from empty 20% chance for instant reload on headshot kills
Evolution IV - Close 12 ruptures in Void Flood +10% critical chance and status chance +50% more incarnation on headshots +20% status chance and -10% critical chance
Evolution V - Do a solo mission with Incarnon weapons in each slot 50% chance to 2000% damage on non-critical hits +100% critical chance on enemies with fewer than three status effects +50% headshot damage after hitting two quick headshots

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Tarran Stockton
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Tarran Stockton
Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.
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