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All-Encompassing Guide to Warframe
By Falem
This guide was created to give new players information on everything they need to know about the game in order to make their experience more enjoyable.(starting the game, gameplay, mods, fusion system, mastery rank, alerts,farming, clans, weapons, warframes.)

It was created to make new players have a easier time understanding how the game works and to give players who already know how it works more info about their questions or concerns in the Q and A.

I took information/pictures from the wiki in order to make this guide. I do not claim credit for the pictures or information I am simply putting it all together into something I believe is more organized for players to look through.

Contributors:
Videos: TreVv0r
Original Blueprint: Solifeaul
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Getting Started
Understanding The Common Mistakes
There are many mistakes players made playing the game, I listed them as warnings for you to pay strict attention to so you can understand how to avoid them.

Picking the warframe
When you first enter the game you will be able to choose from 3 warframes. Keep in mind that stealth gives bonus damage. Any warframe can charge in and do whatever they want with their own equipment, but it's how you use the abilities that make the character unique.
  • Loki
    Fast and agile warframe, who focuses on stealth and group utility, with abilties that help deal indirect damage (Considered hardest to solo at start with)
    • Decoy is good to distract enemies and as you level it, its life will increase.
    • Invisibility Can get you out of tough situations to either heal your shields, attack enemies while being cloaked or ress a teammate who is on the ground.
    • Switch Teleport You can use Switch Teleport on enemies, teammates, or a decoy created by yourself and/or a teammate.
    • Radial Disarm An AOE that disarms enemies in a certain radius and increases as you level it.
  • Excalibur
    Warframe for close combat (Easiest to start with and is considered one of the best)
    • Slash Dash Can be used while jumping, sliding, forward flipping, wall running or clinging to a wall to flash enemies forward.
    • Radial Blind Emits a bright flash of light, blinding all enemies in a small radius for several seconds.
    • Super Jump Excalibur launches into the air, jumping 3 times higher than normal.
    • Radial Javaline Launches javelins towards enemies, dealing high damage and impaling the target enemy into walls.
  • Mag
    Warframe has multiple situational skills, with a good damage aoe.
    • Pull can help bring afks in defense missions into the qualify area. They can also help grab teammates and bring them to extract point quickly.
    • Shield Polarize Restores or depletes the shields of the target, depending on whether it is friend or foe.
    • Bullet attractor is a great skill because it makes a bubble around a targeted enemy, so if other enemies/teammates shoot and hit the bubble it will register damage on the target.
    • Crush is a very good AOE that does alot of damage, when you level it up it will increase its radius alot!

Platinum Warning:
You start off with 50 platinum
Do not waste platinum on revives.
  • The 4 revives are attached per warframe.
  • They also reset every day.
$ Only Items
  • Slots - Warframe * Weapons
  • Colors - Smoke * Fire * Storm * Saturated
  • Cosemetics - Sentinal Attachements
Items obtainable in-game:
  • Orokin Catalyst/Reactor
  • Blueprints
  • Warframes

Slots
Weapon slots cost 12 platinum for 2
Warframe slots costs 20 platinum each

Possible Combinations with the 50 platinum
2 Warframe 0 Weapons = 4 Warframe slots 8 Weapon slots
1 Warframe 2 Weapons = 3 Warframe slots 10 Weapon slots
0 Warframe 4 Weapons = 2 Warframe slots 12 Weapon slots

Importance of Skill Mods
Once you have chosen a warframe you will get 4 mods (skills) for that warframe. Be careful to not accidently fuse those cards together or you will lose very rare skills to acquire and will take several hours to get back.

Arsenal Menu

Using Mods
Start by going to your Arsenal. Once you do that you will notice alot of icons on the screen. Look for the wrench under the warframe or weapons. Once you click one of the wrenchs you will have a few pages of mods. Use the numbers to navigate through them. Now drag and drop the mod you want into one of the 8 slots.

Note:
  • If you match the symbols on the mod to the ones on the slot you will get 1/2 reduction in required and it will show you this by displaying a blue number.
  • If you do not match the symbols on the mod to the ones on the slot you will get incrased points required and it will show you this by displaying a red number.

Modding Weapons
Remember when you mod weapons your card is equipped to them. They will not display if you go to the mod screen in the Aresenal page. So make sure to navigate to the weapon you want to upgrade and access mod page from there. Your equipped mods will be highlighted, upgrade them by combining similar mods (not) different mods. When you first start the game it is very important to only combine duplicates.
  • Make sure to unequip mods before switching it out for another one, it will save you credits/duplicates to just max them one at a time.

Using Gear
Stary by going to your Arsenal. Now click one of the 8 boxes in the Gear window. Now you will be in the menu. Click what items you want and put them into the slots.

To use them in-game click Q and select it with the mouse.

Customization
  • You cannot customize your warframes or weapons
  • You can paint them any combination of colors for your warframe and weapons.
  • You can find alternative helmets from either alert missions or buying them from the market
  • Using an alternative helmet will change some stats.

Farming
Generally when farming you always look for a place that offers as much as that particular resource as possible. However there is some exceptions when you consider exp like if you got alot of items to level and want to also look for materials.

When farming with friends make sure to follow the same path when breaking things or the materials will disappear.

Crafting
  • When you get blueprints it will tell you what resources you need in order to build the item
  • Blueprints that don't show up in the market are found in alert missions.
  • You can craft multiple things at once

Finding a Clan

There are a few ways you can get into a clan.
1. Looking for one in region chat.
2. Being invited while playing
3. Create one with friends

Generally you should look for a clan you feel comfortable and can freely express yourself. Its best if the clan is active and always helpful with whatever issues you are having.

Hosts/Hosting - Peer 2 Peer

Online Mode
  • If you lag terribly leave the game, to avoid the possiblity of a disconnect because of the host.
Private
  • Since you are most likely joining a friend, or hosting for a group of people lag will not be terrible.
  • If lag is terrible find someone in the group of friends/clan to host for everyone.
  • Always wait till people join your party because the timer will start even if you are alone when selecting a location.
Solo
  • Solo you will not lag because you are hosting for yourself unless your hardware is out of date.

Rewards for Missions

You have a chance of getting blueprints from bosses and secret alert missions.
  • When you complete a mission you will get credits + any blueprints you aquired..
  • If you die or don't make it to extraction but team still completes the mission you only get mods/blueprints not credits.
  • If the team fails the mission you get nothing but the combat exp (not bonus exp yellow bar)

Note: You don't always get a blueprint this is simply the several different results that can occur.
Missions
When you beat a mission you will unlock the locations linked to it.
  • This will allow you to unlock planets.
Missions can change at any moment during your objective be careful.

Warning: You may also encounter an enemy that only you will see, be sure to warn your team when it happens!

How to get Exp

  • Kills: You get a bonus 50% experience from all kills at the end of mission.
  • Unspent energy: 1 exp for every 1 unspent energy at the end of the mission.
  • Lockdown: 50 exp - normal (25% bonus at end of mission -13 experience).
  • Hostage (Mission Type and Secondary objective): 100 exp - normal (25% bonus).
  • Raid (Mission Type): 200 exp - normal (25% bonus).
  • Number of Team Members: Requires investigation.
  • Perfect Run: No deaths? No Detection? Requires investigation.
  • Affinity Orbs: Affinity orbs grant you 100 experience to your warframe. Need to test if subject to bonus.
  • Affinity Booster: This is a store bought booster than doubles ALL affinity gains.
  • Mastery Rank Test: 50 exp or 100 exp
  • Extermination, Assassination, Spy &​ Sabotage mission types give no bonus experience for completion.

Example: Three members of the team uses sidearms, one uses melee. If we stay in range of the person who uses melee as kills, we will also get melee exp. The melee person will get alot of sidearm exp because of the three members.

Defense
In defense missions you have to protect a objective from being destroyed.
  • You choose if you want to leave or stay every 5 wave
  • People cannot join you after wave 5
  • If people select to exit and you select to stay, they will leave and you will remain
  • If the host leaves it does a migration for a new host which will renew the breakable objects.
  • If you die or lose you will keep all the mods/materials you gathered up to the last checkpoint

    Example: If you die at wave 12 you will keep all the items up to wave 10.
Capture
During a capture mission you will have to find a certain NPC and kill him to extract the intel.

Exterminate
You have to kill a certain amount of enemies.
  • This is scaled on the number of people you begin with.
Gameplay
Combat

Attacks
Combos
Fast Attack
Tap Melee
Heavy Attack
Jump ->Hold Melee
Melee Stun AOE
Jump -> Melee
Ground rotation attack
(sprint) -> (Crouch + Melee)
Air rotation attack
(sprint + jump) -> (Crouch + Melee)


Movement
MovementCombos
Wall Run(sprint + jump sideways)(jump against wall)(jump again to have more control on direction)
Wall Flip(sprint + jump) (jump against wall) (jump at max height before falling)

Wall Run
Allows you to save some time from having to walk across bridges and just sprint against the wall to get to the objective faster.
Wall Flip
Can be used to go to greater heights and have access to more locations within the level.

Enemy Factions
Faction: Corpus

Faction Weakness
  • Electricty
Corpus
  • Bodies
  • (Head) if high level armor piercing or armor ignoring)

Faction: Grineer

Faction Weakness
  • Armor Pierce

Target Weaknesses
Grineer - Head

Faction: Infected

Faction Weakness
  • Fire

Target Weaknesses
Ancients
  • Fire damage if high level can do 200% damage at the calves and forearms
  • Armor piercing if high level can do 200% damage at the head

Boss Strategies - coming soon


Mastery Rank
Mastery Ranks unlock warframes and blueprints so you can create them.
  • Rank 4 unlocks the hek (the highest required ranked item)

Mastery points can only be earned from ranking weapons/warframes to 30 only once. If you attempt to sell/buy the weapon again in order to get more points you wont get any.

Example:If you sell something at level 28 though and buy it again and level it to 30 you will get the points you didnt get before.

  • Weapons = 100 points
  • Warframes = 200 points

Mastery Rank Challenges

Warning: Mastery ranks wont be the same all the time like in the descriptions provided, players have reported getting different tests even though they are qualifying for the same rank.

Rank 1: Standard Test

You need to kill 6 units within a minute.

Rank 2: Survival Test

Just survive for a set amount of time and you win.

Rank 3: Sidearm Test

You can only use your sidearm for the test which can either be a melee weapon or your secondary weapon.. There is 3 waves of enemies to clear out before it ends.

Rank 4: Survival Test
Just survive for a set amount of time and you win.

Rank 5:Terminal Hacking Test

There are three waves of terminals you must hack. The terminals are harder then the ones you encounter in normal gameplay. If you mess up dont worry just re-do the terminal before time runs out.

Rank 6: Target Tracking Test

You will have to follow energy that goes from sphere to sphere until it stops and turns one of them white. Shoot it as fast as you can in order to win the objective. Always bring a accurate primary gun just in case you do the Target Tracking Test. I recommend the MK-1
Alerts
Alert Filtering Program[forums.warframe.com]
There is a program to inform you of any alerts that pop up within the game it also features customization to exclude anything you already have.

The Other Alert Program
This program works like the first one except it is the more offical one that the devs endorse it seems within their game.

There is also a twitter you can use to be informed about the alerts along with other programs you can put on your smartphones in order to stay informed.

Alerts give you blueprints that you would otherwise be unable to obtain. It even gives things like orokin reactor/cataylst. It is randomly generated however so the more items introduced into the game the less likely you will see what you want appear.

Alerts also give you artifacts which can be used as a passive buff.

Note: You cannot get a reward twice for an alert.
Upgrading Gear
Orokin Catalyst is used to upgrade weapons.
Orokin Reactor is used to upgrade warframes.
Forma is used to polarize slots

When you upgrade a weapon or warframe, you double the points you get from its level.

Example: If your weapon is level 15 and you supercharge it you will get 30 points to use. If you level it to 16 you will gain 2 points since the 1 point is doubled.

When you polarize a slot you give it a symbol. Whatever card has the same symbol as the slot will half the required points you need.
Keys + Forma
Type of Keys


Dojo Key – made by foundry (if you are in a clan)
Raid Key – found randomly when you complete a mission

These keys can be used from the icon next to your Arsenal.

Forma

Forma is used to either
  • Give you a polarity slot for a weapon by resetting its level back to 1
  • You can assign polarity slots to each slot
  • Upgrade your dojo.
Forma is obtained by completing void missions (use raid key to access the missions).
Crafting
To start crafting you go to the foundary. Here you will use materials you gathered to craft items from blueprints. Blueprints can be aquired from the market or alert missions.

The dojo will also have considerable amount of locations/things of craft. While the information is known on exactly what. They have stated that mastery rank and the dojo will be tied in together so that people can craft more weapons.

Crafting for items usually take about 12 hours at least to 3 days the most.
Generally weapons/warframe parts will be 12 hours. The warframe itself will take about 3 days though.

Mastery Point Warning:
When crafting requires you to sacfrice a weapon make sure to have leveled it to 30 beforehand. If you do not you will lose out on mastery points and in order to obtain the points you would need to get the weapon and level it from the start to finish again.

Crafting Multiple Things at Once

While crafting multiple things at once can get us warframes/weapons in a closer time proximity I recommend being careful because you will always need credits to finish building warframes.

Example: Say I build 3 parts and have 25k leftover if i spend that on weapon crafting I'll need to save up again to be able to use the final blueprint to create the warframe.

Note: You cannot craft the same thing multiples times at once. Which means if you want to craft two Orokin Catalysts, you wait 12 hours for the first one to finish. Then you can start crafting the second one.

Warning: Alternative helmets cannot be used for the market warframe blueprints.
Mods
Fusing Mods

1. Fuse mods of the same type give max possible points towards ranking them.
2. Fuse mods of the same polarity gives second best points towards ranking them.
3. Fuse mods of different types gives least points towards ranking them.
4. Fuse mods with fusion cores varies on effectiveiness depending on the rank of it.

1 and 2 give good points to ranking mods and also are very cheap to fuse in comparison to fusion cores. 3 is not worth it because you are losing different types of cards for very little effectiveiness.

Notes:
  • It does save the progress when you are ranking the mods, so do not fear losing your progress when you don't have enough to fully rank it.
  • If you hover your mouse over mods it will tell you what ranking them up will do.


Fusion cores

Fusion cores are the most expensive method of ranking fusion mods but are important early game since it is unlikely you will have alot of duplicates.

Recommendation: Make sure you always have a duplicate of a card before fusing it (unless its fusion core), you do not want to lose any type of card since they give you options. Some new players are known to actually lose their skill cards that come with their starter warframes because they fused them together avoid this mistake at all costs.

Aura Mods
  • Artifacts have now become aura mods
  • You can equip 1 Aura mod per warframe
  • You can upgrade aura mods like any other mod

Explanation of Mods
The following mods are bit more complex then standard mods so ill explain how they work in detail.

Multi-Shot
Considered one of the best mods for multiplying the number of hits your bullets do.
60% on a multishot mod means it has a 60% chance to double the amount of hits on a enemy.
120% means it has a 100% for double and 20% chance to triple the amount of hits.

Puncture
Shoots through enemies,walls,objects.
The more you level this mod the further it can shoot through things.

Critical Chance
100% critical chance does not mean it will happen 100% of the time.
100% critical change means the "normal" critical chance is doubled.
100% of 3% makes it 6% chance of critical damage.

Mods Drops - coming soon


Warframe
Description
Polarity
Dropped by
Rarity
Acrobats
Reduces stamina costCorruptedUncommon
Antitoxin
Increases Posion ResistanceCorruptedRare
Continuity
Increases the duration of abilitiesGrineerRare
Diamond Skin
Increases resistance against Corpus laser weaponryGrineerUncommon
Enemy Sense
Enemies are shown on your radarCorpusRare
Fast Deflection
Increases the rate at which your shield rechargesAll FactionsUncommon
Flame Repellent
Increases Fire ResistanceCorruptedCommon
Flow
Increases maxinum energyCorpusRare
Clan (Dojo)
Clan Ranking
General
Officer
Leader
Sage
Soldier
Initate
Utility

Recruiting:
Leaders and higher can recruit members for the clan and promote them.
There is several different methods in recruiting others some are which:
1. Help people in region chat and after assisting them ask if they would like to join
2. Recruit them while farming for bosses
3. Recruit them while playing defense missions

Currently there is no announcements in-game so use something like steam to create your own for the clan.

Dojo

How to Enter a Dojo
  • You need to first join or create a clan.
  • Create the key in order to enter the dojo by crafting it from the foundary.
  • Click the key symbol next to arsenal and click on a key to enter the dojo.

Building
  • A aritect must be selected to choose what to build for the clan.
  • You start with 100 capacity and 5 energy.
  • Red doors are nodes which allow you to expand dojo.
  • Can build multiples rooms at once as long as you have the nodes for it.

  • Make hallways in order to be able to have access to more nodes
  • Make oracle rooms to be able to make research labs.

  • Reactor rooms adds 25 energy.
  • Clan Hall adds 100 capacity
  • Great Clan Hall adds 200 capacity
  • You cannot see buildings in the list for path nodes it can not be built at. So find a place where you do have enough space to build it and it will reappear.




Buildings
CreditsFormaSalvageFerriteNano SporesAlloyRubedoCircuitsPolymer
Elbow Connector
50,000565,00035,000120,0000000
Cross Connector
50,000565,00035,000120,0000000
Small Hallway
50,000565,00035,000120,0000000
T-Shaped
50,000565,00035,000120,0000000
Great Hall
100,00025060,000015,00030,00000
Clan Hall
1,000,0001565,000000035,00035,000
Dueling Room
75,0001065,00035,000120,0000000
Reactor
50,000565,0000015,000035,0000
Elevator
50,000565,00035,000120,0000000
Oracle
100,0001565,000000035,00035,000
Energy Lab
100,0001565,000000035,00035,000
Chem Lab
100,0001565,000000035,00035,000
Bio Lab
100,0001565,000000035,00035,000
Dojo Blueprints
These Blueprints are made for clans to get a better idea of what kind of starting organization they want for their dojos. I will put resource information and totals later.

Numbers are the building sequence you should do.

First Floor:

Cross Sections 1,5,6,17
T-Sections: 3,4,18,19
Reactors: 2,7,12,22,23
Great Hall: 16
Dueling Rooms: 20,21
Labs: 8,11,10
Oracle: 9


Farming
Planet
Warframe
Material
Material
Material
Weapons
Mercury
NoneMorphicsFerritePolymer BundleCronus Longsword
Venus
RhinoAlloy PlatePolymerCircuits
Earth
TrinityFerriteRubedoNeurodes
Mars
MagMorphicsSalvageGallium
Jupitar
VoltSalvageCircuitsNeural SensorsDark DaggerCeramic Dagger
Saturn
EmberNano SporesPlastidsOrokin Cell
Uranus
AshPolymerPlastidsGallium
Neptune
LokiNano SporesFerriteControl Module
Pluto
ExcaliburRubedoMorphicsPlastid
Ceres
FrostNano SporesPlastidsOrokin Cell
Eris
NyxAlloy PlatesCircuitsNeurodes
Europa
NovaMorphicsRubedoCircuits
Sedna
SarynRubedoAlloy PlateSalvage

Exp Farming

Kappa is good in order to get quick runs of exp since mobile defense has endless waves of enemies go after you within time limits.

Material Farming:

Location
Resources
Jupitar/Themisto
Neural Sensors
Neptune/Psamathe
Control Module
Sedna/Kappa
Alloy/Rubedo
Mars/War
Morphics

Defense Farms

Neptune/Despina - repeat first 5 waves (break breakables) - Ferriate
Venus/Venera - Alloy plate

Video demonstrates where all the breakables are in Despina and Venera.

(wiki warframe graph)
Weapons - Under Construction
Polarize Weapon System
  • Got your weapon to level 30? Prepare to Polarize!
  • With the newly discovered “Forma”, you can now add or swap a Polarity value on your weapons every time you reach level 30.
  • Forma can be purchased or found through Daily Login Rewards, Alerts, or possible Mission rewards for completing missions in The Void.

Charge Weapons are put in their own table after the rest of the tables.

Primary Weapons
Rifles - Highest fire rate to lowest
Rifles
Firing RateMagazine SizeReload TimePhysical DamageCrit ChanceCrit DamageStatus Chance
Grakata 20602.4s925%200%20%
Soma 151003.0s1030%300%7%
Gorgon12.5904.2s2310%150%5%
Supra12.5904.2s342.5%150%2.5%
Synapse101001.5s1250%200%10%
Braton8.8452.0s1810%150%5%
Boltor8.8602.6s242.5%10%10%
Tetra6.7602.0s302.5%150%10%
MK1-Braton5.8602.0s165%150%1%
Burston5.0452.0s295.0150%10%
Latron4.2152.4s3910%200%10%
Shotgun - Damage from highest to lowest
Shotgun
Firing RatePellet CountMagazine SizeReload TimePhysical DamageCrit ChanceCrit DamageStatus Chance
Drakgoon3.51072.3s16010%150%10%
Hek2.2742.2s14010%200%15%
Strun1.71063.0s1207.5%150%2.5%
Boar5.08102.3s945%150%2.5%

Sniper
Firing RateMagazine SizeReload TimePhysical DamageCrit ChanceCrit DamageStatus Chance
Vectis1.511.0s17425%200%5%
Vulkar1.544.0s12420%150%10%
Snipetron1.544.0s9920%150%10%

Bows
Firing RateMagazine SizeReload TimePhysical DamageCrit ChanceCrit DamageStatus Chance
Dread0.501.0s6020%200%15%
Cernos0.510.8s4020%150%15%

Launchers
Firing RateMagazine SizeReload TimePhysical DamageCrit ChanceCrit DamageStatus Chance
Torid153.0s3000%0%20%

Ranked Weapons

Rank 1
Strun Dark swordHeat SwordJaw SwordPlasma SwordPangolin Sword
Rank 2
BoltorBoarDual ZorensFragorGramScindo
Rank 3
Gorgan
Rank 4
Hek

Charge Weapons

Charged
TypeFiring RateMagazine SizeReload TimePhysical DamageCrit ChanceCrit DamageStatus ChanceCharged DamageCharge TimeCrit ChanceCritical damage
MiterLauncher0.5202.0s502.5%150%25%2492.0s00
ParisBow0.501.0s4910%150%10%991.0s20%150%

Combination of Weapon Choice

Close-Range
Primary
Hek Strun Boar
Secondary
Lex
Melee
Anything

Distance

Primary
SnipetronLatronParis
Secondary
Bronco
Melee
Glaive
Sentinels
Sentinels are pets that assist you in missions. They have various abilities and differ from one another like warframes do. They are able to be supercharged both their frame and weapon.

Wyrm

With 'Warrior' and 'Crowd Dispersion' as default Precepts, Wyrm is a highly offensive Sentinel. Wyrm also comes with a laser rifle.












Shade

With 'Revenge' and 'Ghost' as default Precepts, Shade is well suited for stealth gameplay. Shade also comes with a burst laser pistol

















Dethcube

Swift Deth - Sentinel will attack first visible enemy in range
Vaporize - Sentinel will deal high damage to target that gets too close.










Carrier

Vacuum - Detects and collects items throughout the room for the player, including mods.
Striker - Carrier will attack the first visible enemy in range.













Djinn
Craftable only from Clan Research

Thumper - Sentinel will attack first visible
Fatal Attraction - Draw enemies close and deal high radial damage












Mods

Ghost
Best mod for reviving people. It will allows you to be cloaked near enemies so when you go to revive someone you should most likely be safe from being shot.

Mods for both

Guardian
Best mod for sentinals. It fully recharges your energy shield when maxed (50% at default and 10% per level.) So when you run out of energy shield it will restore it to full which will cost it some energy but that should not be a problem.

Q: Why don't my sentinels attack?
A: You have to equip Warrior mod if its a wyrm or Revenge mod if its a shade.

Resources Quantity

Alloy Plate 100
Circuits 400
Nano Spores 200
Control Module 1
Credits 115,000
Warframes
Each warframe has 4 abilities that make them different from the others but still fall into categories.

Target Based

Target-Damage
Target based is when you do not blast in a radius, but rather a straight line or a single target. These DPS skills while they do high damage are not used as much as the AOE skills.

Target-Control
Target control basically changes the properties of a target.
  • Example a trinty casting energy vampire will make a target give energy to anyone who damages him.
  • Example A Nyx who casts mind control on a enemy makes the enemy attack his own allies.

AOE Based

AOE-Damage
AOE damage skills are useful to clear rooms of enemies while earning tons of exp for your warframe.

AOE-Stun
AOE stun skills are useful for immbolizing enemies and while they dont always do the highest damage they are useful for the team to get in hits on the enemy.

AOE-Control
AOE control skills are useful for making a crowd of enemies attack each other.
  • Example: Nyx skill chaos used in defense missions is really helpful in getting toxic/disrupters away from the cryopod.

Self-Targeted

Self-Target
Self targeted skills are useful for increasing your own stats/survivablity.
  • Example Rhino uses iron skin so he can take toxic infected without sustaining damage to health.

WarframeHealthShield CapacityEnergyArmorSprint Speed
Ash150 (450)100 (300)100 (150)501.15
Banshee100 (300)100 (300)150(225)101.1
Ember100 (300)100 (300)150(225)101.1
Excalibur100 (300)100 (300)100(150)501.0
Frost100 (300)150 (450)100(150)1500.9
Loki75 (225)75 (225)150(225)501.25
Mag75 (225)150 (450)100(225)501.00
Nyx100 (300)100 (300)150(225)101.1
Rhino100 (300)150 (450)100(150)1500.9
Saryn150 (450)100 (300)100 (150)1250.95
Trinity100 (300)100 (300)150(225)101.0
Vauban100 (300)75 (225)150(225)401.0
Volt100 (300)150 (450)100(150)101.0
Ash
Location: Uranus - Titania
Base
Statistics
Health
150.0 (450.0 at rank 30)
Power
100.0 (150.0 at rank 30)
Armor
75.0
Shield Capacity
100.0 (300.0 at rank 30)
Shield Recharge
20.0
Sprint Speed
1.4
Polarities
4x 2x
Resource
Quantity
Resource
Quantity
Ferrite
1000
Rubedo
800
Salvage
500
Plastids
220
Polymer
150
Alloy Plate
150
Morphics
2
Neural
1
Module
1
Orokin Cell
1
Credits
95,000



Skills
Shuriken
  • Can be used to break reinforced glass.
  • Can be used while jumping, sliding, clinging to a wall or executing a front flip.

Smoke Screen
  • Melee attacks hit for 50% extra damage while invisible (yellow numbers) and charge attacks for 100% extra damage, also these attacks can critically hit (red numbers). However, the Critical damage % mod (Organ Shatter) does not affect yellow hits, only red critical hits.
  • Ash can be knocked down or staggered during both the cast animation and invisibility.
  • Can be used while sliding and clinging to a wall but not in mid-jump, wall jump or forward flip.

Teleport
  • Can be used to teleport to: a nearby enemy or ally, hostage, cryopod, and mobile defence data terminals.
  • Can be used in the air.

Blade Storm
  • Ash becomes invulnerable for the duration and is returned to the original cast location once the maximum amount of enemies has been reached or it fails to find any more within range.
  • Can be used in the air.
Banshee
Location: Random Completion bonus from Raid,Capture,Spy, and Endless Defense missions.
Base
Statistics
Health
100 (300 at rank 30)
Power
150 (225 at rank 30)
Armor
10.0
Shield Capacity
100 (300 at rank 30)
Shield Recharge
20
Sprint Speed
1.2
Polarities
4x 2x

Resources
Quantity
Resources
Quantity
Salvage
1000
Ferrite
900
Plastids
400
Polymer
200
Circuits
150
Rubedo
50
Morphics
2
Module
1
Neural
1
Credits
95,000

Skills
Sonic Boom
Is a great skill noteably in defense missions for getting monsters away from your cryopod.

Sonar
Exposes critical weakpoints on enemies and allows you to deal even more damage this skill is really useful for higher defense waves since enemy level rises along with their hp.

Silence
Ideal for stealth and intrusion situations, using SILENCE on unaware enemies will limit their perceptions and tactical response. Warframe attacks, gunfire, and enemy deaths will not trigger enemy awareness while SILENCE is active.

Sound Quake
The AOE has been nerfed recently, now you can take damage when casting it. The radius was also reduced so its no longer the biggest radius of all the AOEs.
Ember
Location: Saturn - Thetys

Base
Statistics
Health
100.0 (300.0 at rank 30)
Power
150.0 (225.0 at rank 30)
Armor
10.0
Shield Capacity
100.0 (300.0 at rank 30)
Shield Recharge
35.0
Sprint Speed
1.0
Polarities
4x 2x
Resource
Quantity
Resource
Quantity
Ferrite
1000
Rubedo
800
Salvage
500
Plastids
220
Alloy Plate
150
Polymer
150
Morphics
2
Neural
1
Orokin Cell
1
Module
1
Credits
95,000

Skills
Fireball
  • Projectile is not instant hit and will continue to travel until it hits a solid object or enemy.
  • Fireball can cause headshot damage.
  • May be cast multiple times without removing previous Fireball effects, i.e on the ground.
  • Will not end the cloak from Shade's Ghost skill.
  • Fireball will break reinforced Corpus ship windows.
  • Can be used while jumping, sliding, flipping, wall-running or wall-clinging.

Overheat
  • Ember is immune to disruption (energy drain) while active but not immune to stagger, stun or knockdown effects during Overheat.
  • When cast gives a very brief period of invulnerability and immunity to knockdown, stagger or stun.
  • Can be used while jumping, sliding, flipping, wall-running or wall-clinging.

Fireblast
  • Rarely some targets such as bosses may be seen to receive two sets of damage.
  • Can be used while jumping, sliding, flipping, wall-running or wall-clinging.

World on Fire
  • After the cast animation Ember is lit ablaze and leaves a trail of fire behind her. A limited number of randomly targeted enemies in the area take damage over time. The damage effect ends immediately when there are no enemy targets in range, but Ember remains burning for the full duration of the ability.
  • Targets all types of enemies e.g. mining machines, cameras, turrets and nervos.
  • Can be used while sliding but not while in the air.
Excailbur
Location: Pluto - Hades
Base
Statistics
Health
100.0 (300.0 at rank 30)
Power
100.0 (150.0 at rank 30)
Armor
50.0
Shield Capacity
100.0 (300.0 at rank 30)
Shield Recharge
20
Sprint Speed
1.0
Polarities
4x 1x 1x
Resource
Quantity
Resource
Quantity
Ferrite
1000
Rubedo
800
Salvage
500
Plastids
220
Alloy Plate
150
Polymer
150
Morphics
2
Module
1
Neural Sensors
2
Orokin Cell
1
Credits
95,000

Skills
Slash Dash
  • Hits unlimited enemies in its path, around 0.5 metres either side and directly in front of the Dash end position.
  • Slash Dash will hit through a Grineer Shield Lancer's Shield.
  • Can be used to break Corpus ship windows and pass through laser doors unharmed.
  • Can be used while jumping, sliding, forward flipping, wall running or clinging to a wall.

Radial Blind
  • Emits a bright flash of light, blinding all enemies in a small radius for several seconds.
  • Does not require line of sight, enemies can be stunned behind doors/on different levels etc.
  • Can be used while jumping, sliding, forward flipping, wall running or clinging to a wall.
  • Can be used to temporarily blind Corpus cameras.
  • Invulnerable to damage during the animation .

Super Jump
  • Excalibur launches into the air, jumping 3 times higher than normal.
  • Cannot be used while in the air (any jump, wall jump etc).
  • Can be used to pass through Corpus laser doors unharmed.

Radial Javelin
  • Launches javelins towards enemies, dealing high damage and impaling the target enemy into walls.
  • Ignores Armor.
  • Will not target enemies below Excalibur, even if they are within range and line of sight.
  • Will not pass through Grineer riot shields.
Frost
Warframe: Frost
Location: Ceres - Exta
Base
Statistics
Health 100.0 (300.0 at rank 30)
Power 100.0 (150.0 at rank 30)
Armor 150.0
Shield Capacity 150.0 (450.0 at rank 30)
Shield Recharge 22.5
Sprint Speed 0.9
Polarities 4x 1x 1x
ResourceQuantityResourceQuantity
Ferrite1000Rubedo800
Salvage500Polymer150
Alloy Plate150Morphics2
Morphics2Control Module1
Neural Sensors1Orokin Cell1
Credits105,000

Skills
Freeze
  • Freeze is ended if the enemy receives health damage.
  • Freeze may be cast on the same enemy twice but this will not extend or restart the freeze timer.
  • Freeze lasts for the full duration on the Jackal, even if shot (while frozen, blocks limb damage).
  • Can be used while jumping, sliding, clinging to a wall or executing a front flip

Ice Wave
This is good when targets are aligned in a row which is common for infected to do however other factions will most likely not be in a line once they have time to take cover.

Snow Globe
This skill is used primarily to protect objectives on defense/mobile defense.You can shoot from inside to outside but not outside to inside. It is also useful against protecting yourself from bosses. If bosses get near they will slow down and you can melee them easier while avoiding being hit

Avalanche
The aoe does great ice damage against enemies and freezes them temporily which is helpful to get in more good shots/melee hits on either very high HP enemies or bosses.
Loki
Location: Neptune - Psamathe

Base Statistics
Health 75.0 (225.0 at rank 30)
Power 150.0 (225.0 at rank 30)
Armor 50.0
Shield Capacity 75.0 (225.0 at rank 30)
Shield Recharge 18.8
Sprint Speed 1.6
Polarities 4x 1x 1x
Resource QuantityResourceQuantity
Ferrite1000Rubedo800
Salvage500Plastids220
Alloy Plate150Polymer150
Morphics2Orokin Cell1
Neural1Module1
Credits105,000
Skills
Decoy
The decoy can be casted upon wherever you point out. Its good to attract mobs away from the cryopod also.

Invisibility
Is good to damage bosses without having to keep running or to restore your shields if your being swarmed and need to hide.

Switch Teleport
You can switch places with the enemy but big bosses with constant shield it wont work with. You can also cast it on the decoy you create.

Radial Disarm
Disarms everything in a huge aoe however alot of playerse do not use this since it doesnt have killing power.
Mag
Location: Mars - War
BaseStatistics
Health 75.0 (225.0 at rank 30)
Power 100.0 (150.0 at rank 30)
Armor 50.0
Shield Capacity 150.0 (450.0 at rank 30)
Shield Recharge 22.5
Sprint Speed 1.0
Polarities 4x 2x
ResourceQuantityResourceQuantity
Ferrite1000Rubedo800
Salvage500Plastids220
Alloy Plate150Polymer150
Module1Morphics2
Orokin Cell1Neural1
Credits95000

Skills
Pull
  • Pull and Stun on enemies
  • Massive Damage

Shield Polarize
Can be used to restore shields to core in defense missions.

Bullet Attractor
  • Creates a bubble that absorbs all bullets shot into it and directs it at the enemy casted on
  • Highly effective against bosses and mini-bosses.

Crush
  • Aoe skill that stuns enemies during animation.
  • Doesn't stun or damage enemies entering the area after the skill is cast
  • Cannot be used while in the air.
Nyx
Location: Eris - Naeglar
Base
Statistics
Health
100.0 (300.0 at rank 30)
Power
150.0 (225.0 at rank 30)
Armor
10.0
Shield Capacity
100.0 (300.0 at rank 30)
Shield Recharge
20
Sprint Speed
1.2
Polarities
4x 1x 1x
Resource
Quantity
Resource
Quantity
Ferrite
1000
Rubedo
800
Salvage
500
Plastids
220
Alloy Plate
150
Polymer
150
Morphics
2
Module
1
Neural
1
Orokin Cell
1
Credits
105,000

Skills
Mind Control
Nyx invades the psyche of a target, confusing enemies and making them fight for the Tenno cause.

Psychic Bolts
Nyx launches a cluster of force bolts at enemies, using telekinesis to adjust flight patterns and seek nearby targets.
  • 3/4/5 bolts launched.

Chaos
Considered the best skill for Infected defense missions. It confuses the enemies and makes them attack each other. You can only cast it once in a set amount of time so make sure to aoe in a place where you can hit the most targets.

Absorb
Nyx absorbs all incoming damage and channels that collected energy into an explosive radial discharge.
  • Does not have a base damage like other Ults.
  • Only reflects the same amount of damage it absorbs.
  • Amazing in solo runs when swarmed by enemies.
Rhino
Location: Venus - Fossa
Base
Statistics
Health
100.0 (300.0 at rank 30)
Power
100.0 (150.0 at rank 30)
Armor
150.0
Shield Capacity
150.0 (450.0 at rank 30)
Shield Recharge
22.5
Sprint Speed
0.8
Polarities
4x 2x
Resource
Quantity
Resource
Quantity
Ferrite
1000
Rubedo
800
Salvage
500
Plastids
220
Alloy
150
Polymer
150
Morphics
2
Module
1
Neural
1
Orokin Cell
1
Credits
105,000

Skills
Rhino Charge
  • Knocks down most enemies you hit directly with the charge as well as those a small distance either side of its path.
  • Some Heavy units may not be knocked down by a direct charge, if not, a charge to the side will knock them down.
  • An enemy may be hit multiple times and can receive headshot damage.
  • Can be activated while jumping, sliding, clinging to a wall or executing a front flip.
  • Can be used to pass through Corpus laser doors.
  • When used with the Shade sentinel and Ghost cloaking ability, the cloak will not end if an enemy is damaged, only when all enemies around you are killed.

Iron Skin
  • Duration lasts until depleted
  • Ignores 400 / 600 / 800 / 1200 damage. This is increased by Power Strength (Focus).
  • Cost to equip of 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 which is then halved by the Polarity slot, rounded up.
  • Rhino is invincible for the duration but will be stopped early if you hit the damage limit.

Roar
  • Boosts damage by 10% / 15% / 25% / 50%.
  • Cost to equip of 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 which is then halved by the Polarity slot, rounded up.

Rhino Stomp
  • This ability can hit enemies through walls, doors and above/below your Warframe.
  • Can be used while sliding but not climbing a wall or executing a front flip.
Saryn
Location: Sedna - Merrow

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Base Statistics
Health
150.0 (450 at Rank 30)
Power
100.0 (150 at Rank 30)
Armor
100.0
Shield Capacity
100.0 (300 at Rank 30)
Shield Recharge
22.5
Sprint Speed
0.9
Polarities
4x 1x 1x
Resource
Quantity
Resource
Quantity
Ferrite
1000
Salvage
950
Plastids
350
Polymer
300
Circuits
150
Rubedo
50
Morphics
2
Module
1
Neural
1
Orokin Cell
1
Credits
95,000

Skills
Venom
Cast venom on a target with low hp so that when it dies to spreads.

Molt
Creates a quick decoy out of yourself by shedding skill. This skill unlike loki decoy is based on where you are not where you point.

Contagion
Adds levels of poison to your melee weapons which make it do extra toxic damage.

Miasma
Instant aoe damage
Trinity
Location: Earth- Everest
Base
Statistics
Health
100.0 (300.0 at rank 30)
Power
150.0 (225.0 at rank 30)
Armor
10.0
Shield Capacity
100.0 (300.0 at rank 30)
Shield Recharge
22.5
Sprint Speed
1.0
Polarities
4x 2x
Resource
Quantity
Resource
Quantity
Ferrite
1000
Rubedo
800
Salvage
500
Plastids
220
Alloy Plate
150
Polymer
150
Morphics
2
Neural
1
Module
1
Orokin Cell
1
Credits
95,000

Skills
Well Of Life
  • Each ally may only regain 100 health per cast of Well Of Life. Affected by Power Strenght (Focus)
  • Enemies flagged with Well of Life will shine a distinct bright green.
  • The power may not be cast again for the full duration of it, regardless of whether the marked target is still alive or not.
  • Very long range.
  • Sentinels will also benefit from the healing if they attack an enemy marked with Well Of Life.

Energy Vampire
  • Each ally may only regain 100 energy per cast of Energy Vampire. Affected by Power Strenght (Focus)
  • Enemies flagged with Energy Vampire will shine a distinct bright blue.
  • The power may not be cast again for the full duration of it, regardless of whether the marked target is still alive or not.
  • Very long range.

Link
  • Marks the closest enemy or hostage, reflecting all damage taken towards them
  • Standing in permanent fires on a mission with the self-destruction hazard will cause you to catch on fire, but the damage is reflected.
  • Does not work against Stalker.

Blessing
  • Affects friendly players and their sentinels.
  • Boosting increases invincibility duration.
  • Long cast time (around 2 seconds). The Trinity is invincible and immune to knock back effects during that time.
  • Infinite range.
  • Also works on the player casting it, and their sentinel too (so not just other team members)
Vauban
Blueprints are obtained through alerts or the warframe itself from market for platinum.
Base
Statistics
Health
100 (300 at rank 30)
Power
150 (225 at rank 30)
Armor
40
Shield Capacity
75 (225 at rank 30)
Shield Recharge
22.5
Sprint Speed
1.2
Polarities
4x 1 x 1 x
Resource
Quantity
Resource
Quantity
Ferrite
1000
Rubedo
800
Salvage
500
Polymer
150
Alloy Plate
150
Module
2
Neural Sensors
1
Orokin Cell
1
Credits
105,000


Skills
Tesla
Launches a grenade that holds an electrical charge, zapping enemies that come in range.
Bounce
A deployable launch pad that can be attached to any surface. Use on enemies, squad members, or as a personal mobility tool.
Bastille
Creates an energy-based containment field in which captives are held suspended in stasis
Vortex
Creates a whirling mass of energy that violently attracts nearby enemies, crushing their atoms into a tiny spec of matter.
Volt
Planet: Jupiter - Themisto
Base
Statistics
Health
100.0 (300.0 at rank 30)
Power
100.0 (150.0 at rank 30)
Armor
50.0
Shield Capacity
150.0 (450.0 at rank 30)
Shield Recharge
22.5
Sprint Speed
1.0
Polarities
4x 1x 1x
Resource
Quantity
Resource
Quantity
Ferrite
1000
Rubedo
800
Salvage
500
Plastids
220
Polymer
150
Alloy Plate
150
Morphics
2
Orokin Cell
1
Module
1
Neural
1
Credits
105,000

Skills
Shock
  • An excellent source of single target damage and AoE crowd control.
  • Shock performs its AoE stun about 10% of the time and the damage to single Targets is lowered.

Speed
  • Great for catching up with teammates needing reviving, flee from tough enemies or taking the lead.
  • Speed does not throw off enemy aim, they will still land shots on you.

Electric Shield
  • Good when going head to head with someone or something with bigger guns than you.
  • Shooting through the shield will lower your damage, but compensates for that by converting your shots to Electric element.
  • Currently, shooting through the shield will deal high additional damage to Ancient Infested.
  • Snipertron cannot shoot through the shield.

Overload
  • AoE increase depending on how many electronics destroyed by this ability, so does the damage inflicted.
  • Can be used while sliding.
Questions and Answers
Q: If i didn't unlock a location that my friend voted on do I get kicked out of the squad?
A: No, in fact if you complete the mission you unlock that location plus anything networked to it.

Q: Can we repeat alerts for rewards by joining our friends/clan members doing it?
A: No you cannot, this used to be the case before update 7.10

Q: What happens to the stuff we collected if we quit or fail the mission?
A: You won't get any of the items just the exp you obtained from combat.

Q: Is there a way to upgrade mods i have installed in weapons or warframes without unequipping them?
A: Yes, you simply navigate to the weapon/warframe and hit mods instead of the first page and the installed mods can be upgraded. They are also highlighted for you in color.

Q: What is difference between shield capacity and shield regeneration?
A: Shield recharge is to acculmate shield points faster. Shield capacity is to have a bigger pool of storage for it.

Q: Will trading ever come to the game?
A: Devs: We do not like the idea of trading because of botters, and other gold sites that tend to ruin the economy, and could be bad for our own profit. Not to mention we give away 50 platinum for starters to use on whatever they like so its out of the question. If we do include trading it will be between clans and be extremely limited.
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SW [☠] May 1 @ 1:38pm 
Nice work
Falem  [author] Jan 30 @ 6:35am 
I will update this hopefully this weekened so its up to the date with the current state of the game.
Methyl Jan 10 @ 11:14pm 
This could use a bit of an update...
WinRAR Wigglesworth Jan 4 @ 9:00pm 
@michael Streamline and flow are 2 seperate mods. Streamline lowers the cost of powers and Focus makes them deal more damage
Michael Dec 11, 2013 @ 1:48pm 
what does streamline do that focus does not (the mods)
GregNog Nov 28, 2013 @ 9:45am 
Thanks for making this guide.
Mr. Bread Oct 29, 2013 @ 12:18pm 
Thanks for the guide :D
E10 Sep 27, 2013 @ 9:02pm 
What about the stalker?
SoanoS Sep 17, 2013 @ 5:21am 
A small update on Mag Pull ability. It no longer effects teammates, so it cannot be used to yoink AFKs anymore.
Falem  [author] Aug 21, 2013 @ 10:50am 
Last time I checked no, but you should check on the forums if they changed it.