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Stance Mod Locations - Updated 4/15
By Super Arthritis ⁧⁧ ⁧⁧Man
A guide on Melee Stance mods. Who drops what, what fits on which weapon, and where to farm.
   
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Farming Locations
Most Tenno know the best place to farm mods is either Defence or Survival missions depending on your tastes. Mobile Defence excellent if you don't want to be stuck in a level for a long time. For the heavier mobs you'll need to hang around Defence mission for 10+ waves before they start spawning, and for Survival it's after 10 / 15 minutes.

Try to bring along a Nekros too, they shorten your farming time by a significant chunk.

If you want to share a good stance farming location, feel free to post in the comments.

Good luck Tenno.
One Handed Swords
Includes: Cronus, Dakra Prime, Dark Sword, Ether Sword, Heat Sword, Jaw Sword, Mire, Pangolin Sword, Plasma Sword, Skana, Skana Prime



Iron Phoenix - Grineer - Lancer, Frontier Lancer, Arid Lancer, Hellion, Frontier Hellion, Heavy Gunner
Recommended Location - Cambria / Earth: Survival, Lua / Earth: Defence

Crimson Dervish - Grineer - Bombard
Recommended Location - 10+ minutes on Grineer Survival or 10+ waves in Grineer Defence, Ceres has a fair few spawning in missions too.
Dual Swords / Axes
Includes: Dex Dakra, Dual Cleavers, Dual Ether, Dual Heat Swords, Dual Ichor, Dual Kamas, Dual Skana, Dual Zoren, Nami Skyla



Crossing Snakes - Grineer - Elite Lancer, Elite Frontier Lancer, Elite Arid Lancer
Recommended Location - Grineer missions higher than level 21. They also show up in later levels of defence and survival

Swirling Tiger - Grineer - Scorch, Corpus - Tech, Anti Moa, Warden
Recommended Location - Elara / Jupiter: Survival
Nikanas
Includes: Nikana and Dragon Nikana



Blind Justice - Stalker
Recommended Location - Anywhere the Stalker wants to try to kill you

Decisive Judgement - Grineer - Warden, Heavy Gunner
Recommended Location - ?

Tranquil Cleave - Frontier Butcher, Arid Butcher
Recommended Location - Lua / Earth: Defence, Cambria / Earth: Survival, Kepler / Phobos: Defence
When they say this mod is rare, they mean it.
Single Daggers
Includes: Ceramic Dagger, Dark Dagger, Heat Dagger, Karyst, Sheev



Homing Fang - Infested - Nauseous Crawler
Recommended Location - High level Infested Alerts and Invasions - Survival and Defence

Pointed Wind - Corpus - Shockwave Moa
Recommended Location - Venara / Venus - Defence
Dual Daggers
Includes: Ether Daggers, Fang, Fang Prime



Gnashing Payara - Corpus - Elite Crewman
Recommended Location - Xini / Eris - Defence

Sinking Talon - Corpus - Crewman (Detron) - Juipiter Only
Recommended Location - Jupiter - Corpus missions of your favourite flavour
Machetes
Includes: Kama, Machete, Machete Wrath, Prova, Nami Solo, Prova Vandal



Sundering Weave - Grineer - Trooper, Frontier Trooper, Arid Trooper, Eviscerator, Frontier Eviscerator, Arid Eviscerator
This drops everywhere. If you can't wait for one just trade for one, it'll cost almost nothing
Fist Weapons
Includes: Ankyros, Ankyros Prime, Furax, Mk1-Furax



Seismic Palm - Infested - Leaper
Recommended Location - Dark Sector and Orokin Derelict missions

Fracturing Wind - Infested - Charger
Recommended Location - Dark Sector and Orokin Derelict missions
Sparring Weapons / Hands and Feet
Includes: Kogake, Obex



Grim Fury - Grineer - Power Fist
Recommended Location - Triton / Neptune: Survival

Brutal Tide - Infested - Boiler, Toxic Ancient
Recommended Location - Dark Sector and Orokin Derelict missions
Glaives
Includes: Glaive, Glaive Prime, Halikar, Kestrel



Astral Twilight - Tactical Alert - Overtake
Recommended Location - Tactical Alert - Overtake

Gleaming Talon - Corpus - Leech Osprey, Sapping Osprey
Recommended Location - Xini / Eris : Defence, but seriously? Leech Osprey? How could you be so cruel DE?
Staves
Includes: Amphis, Bo, Bo Prime, Mk1-Bo, Tripedo



Clashing Forest - Orokin - Corrupted Ancient
Recommended Location - Orokin Void missions of your preference

Flailing Branch - Orokin - Corrupted Heavy Gunner, Corruped Bombard
Recommended Location - Orokin Void missions of your preference
Polearms
Includes: Tonbo, Orthos, Orthos Prime, Serro



Shimmering Blight - Grineer - Seeker, Arid Seeker, Frontier Seeker
Recommended Location - Cambria / Earth: Survival, Lua / Earth: Defence

Bleeding Willow - Orokin - Corrupted Moa
Recommended Location - Orokin Void Missions
Whips
Includes: Atterax, Lecta, Scoliac



Burning Wasp - Orokin - Corrupted Lancer, Grineer - Regulator
Recommended Location - Orokin Void missions of your preference

Coiling Viper - Orokin - Corrupted Crewman
Recommended Location - Orokin Void missions of your preference
Scythes
Includes: Ether Reaper, Hate, Reaper Prime



Reaping Spiral - Corpus - Crewman, Power Carrier, Grineer - Power Carrier
Recommended Location - Kappa / Sedna: Mobile Defence, Venera / Venus: Defence

Stalking Fan - Corpus - Sniper Crewman, Nullifier Crewman
Recommended Location - Corpus Missions of at least Level 15
Heavy Blades / Two Handers
Includes: Galatine, Gram, Scindo, Scindo Prime



Cleaving Whirlwind - Infested - Ancient Disruptor, Tar-Mutalist MOA
Recommended Location - Dark Sector and Orokin Derelict missions

Rending Crane - Grineer - Napalm
Recommended Location - Napalms seem to spawn fairly frequently in Phobos

Tempo Royale - Tactical Alert - Phoenix
Recommended Location - Tactical Alert - Phoenix
Hammers
Includes: Fragor, Jat Kittag, Magistar



Shattering Storm - Grineer - General Sargas Ruk
Recommended Location - Tethyrs / Saturn: Boss

Crushing Ruin - Grineer - Seeker, Arid Seeker, Frontier Seeker
Recommended Location - Phobos - Survival / Defence and Mobile Defence
Claws
Includes: Ripkas, Venka



Malicious Raptor - Grineer - Powerfist
Recommended Location

Four Riders - Grineer - Manic
Recommended Location
Sword and Shield
Includes: Silva & Aegis



Eleventh Storm - Infested - Lephantis
Recommended Location - Orokin Derelict Assasinate
Tonfa
Includes: Kronen



Gemini Cross - Orokin - Corrupted MOA, Excavation Reward
Recommended Location - Either Orokin Void missions or Excavation missions (Earth, Venus, Europa, Neptune and Phobos
Gunblade
Includes: Redeemer



High Noon - Infested - Brood Mother
Recommended Location - Phorid Assassination misisons
Thanks
Thanks to everyone on the Reddit and Official Warframe forums who posted any information about stance mods.

Thanks to the people who uploaded images of the mods onto the Warframe wiki.

Of course thanks to DE for this fine game.

And especially, thanks to everyone posting info and ideas in the comment section.

Happy hunting.
Work in Progress
Feel free to post praise, hate and info in the comments and I'll update it. Especially any advice for good farming locations as I'm pretty sure we'd all like to know that.

Thanks to everyone who has so far.

Sorry for not updating this for so long. I only just got back into Warframe.
186 Comments
YHenloDer Jun 20, 2019 @ 1:59pm 
Does anyone know how does sparring work? I don't know if you need something specific or something.
bim Jul 13, 2018 @ 6:44am 
Whre to find Malicious raptor? T_T
Kaero Jun 17, 2018 @ 3:48am 
Malicious Raptor - Grineer - Powerfist
Recommended Location

Four Riders - Grineer - Manic
Recommended Location

You're tearing me apart TCS!

Thank you all the same!
SpoilerOwl Apr 2, 2018 @ 3:55pm 
would broken war count as one handed?
TooNiceKitty Mar 23, 2017 @ 7:20pm 
"Iron Phoenix - Grineer - Lancer, Frontier Lancer, Arid Lancer, Hellion, Frontier Hellion, Heavy Gunner
Recommended Location - Cambria / Earth: Survival, Lua / Earth: Defence"

Cambria is now a spy mission?
LUA is the moon, tis not a place on earth??
Vae Jan 27, 2017 @ 8:27am 
even though its outdated, its true what it has right now.
btw, for anyone searching for crimson dervish, it also drops from kuva heavy gunners
egodeath Jan 5, 2017 @ 2:29pm 
@Depurgatus Yes, actually. TWW update brought a lot of fun content.
Super Arthritis ⁧⁧ ⁧⁧Man  [author] Jan 5, 2017 @ 2:24pm 
Real outdated, I don't play anymore. Is it still fun?
-SLIM- Jan 5, 2017 @ 12:42pm 
Outdated?
ArialnaSong Jul 26, 2016 @ 6:50am 
Ugh... to get a stance for glaives... Seriously~?


There's nothing I hate more than Leech Ospreys... -_-