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How to level your Weapons and Frames Fast
By watermane2000
The quest for Mastery Points is a long and cold road. So, why not make it faster for yourself?
Basic Rundown
Now this should go without saying BUT just in case, the best way to level in ANY RPG is to defeat enemies of a higher level than you. For example, if I have a Level 0 Weapon, instead of going to Mercury,

I go to Saturn,

or Jupiter.

Also, the best missions to level your stuff in Warframe is Defense and Survival. Both forces you to stay for an extended period of time, sending large amounts of enemies your way for you to brutally murder.
How NOT to level your stuff quickly
Before we get onto the good bit, I feel I need to warn you about something. Now I've played with tons of players who are on the quest for Mastery Points as well. However, if you're leveling your stuff like this,
I hang my head in shame and disappointment. Why?
Because if you level multiple items at once, it slows down the progress of leveling for those items. Sure, you're leveling EVERYTHING, but you're doing it so slowly that you need to go to
Void Tower III missions to get a good amount of EXP for all of them.
Fast leveling for Melee Weapons
Now with that out of the way, let's get to the real guide. Let's start of with the Melee weapons. This will be the easiest of the bunch. All you have to do is drop both your Primary and Secondary, and pair up the weapon with a level 30 frame. This way, most of the EXP will go to the melee weapons and not anything else. I say most as maxed out items still get a little bit of EXP as well.

You could also drop your Sentinel to make the leveling faster, but I decide not to as
1. The Sentinel doesn't take much EXP
2. Carrier (Prime) is best Sentinel.
Also to help make Melee easier to level, put stances on it that match the polarity. You see, just leveling it would be a pain without mods so putting on a stance that match the polarity right of the bat helps as you can then put Pressure Point to increase the damage it does. That Stance doesn't have to be the best Stance in the world. Remember, you're most likely selling the weapon as soon as it's maxed out so just bear with it for a little bit.
Fast Leveling for Primary and Secondary Weapons
For your Primary and Secondary Weapons, it's pretty much the same concept as the Melee Weapons. Just drop everything else and bring a maxed out frame.......and a Melee too.
You see, sometimes RNGesus is a ♥♥♥♥♥ and doesn't want to drop the ammo type for your weapon, so bring a Melee weapon in case that happens.
Fast Leveling for Frames
Lastly, Frames. Now, this is the opposite of what we did for the melee weapons. Bring your low level frame, and pair it with a maxed out Melee weapon

Also, you can put an Aura that match the polarity of the frame so it can be more useful.
(See why I have Carrier still equipped? Need that thing to pick up energy orbs)

NOTE: Speed at which the frame can level at is depended on the type of skills the frame has. With weapons, all you have to do is kill the enemy. This is also true for frames, which could be difficult with some frames. For example, Trinity has no skills to kill enemis with while Excaliber has a full skill loudout centered on killing. As such, Excaliber is going to level faster than Trinity.
For Long Time Players
This was not guide was not designed with the intention of helping only long time players of the game. The making of this guide had NEW PLAYERS in mind, as well as the new Star Chart that has yet to be released. That said, (and I don't believe I need to state this but just in case) this is not the "ULTIMATE AND ONLY WAY TO LEVEL YOUR GEAR" guide.
This guide was aimed to mainly make things easier on newer players.

I am NOT saying this is the Messiah of leveling, but I am saying that it is a much better tactic than doing below.

Longer time players with knowladge of the game can continue doing Draco, Void, and Orokin Derelict missions, as ultimately, this guide was not designed for long time players, but for players who just got into Warframe and want get to the higher tier items quickly.
Proof of Concept
Now, I know there are gonna be people who see this and think, "I want proof." So here it is.

Here we have a level 12 Nami Skyla

I go up to round 20 on Saturn, Helene(Defense Mission)

And the result is that my level 12 Nami Skyla is now level 25

Results may vary depending on the number of kills you have when the mission is over.
  • Go to High level Defense and Survival Missions
  • Don't level a bunch of things at once
  • Bring bare minimum
Boom, done.
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Nahiko Feb 23, 2021 @ 2:24am 
bring everything you want to level to hydron, get leeched by a friend spamming abilities (saryn etc..) then do it for them. it's not as efficient as the methods posted here but it sure is easier and can be done almost afk
Vazkulator Dec 22, 2015 @ 2:14am 
99.9% are born and bred through draco, just check profile on anyone whos implying to be good and hes obviously going to be high mr. hover the mouse over every single weapon, he wont have more than 500 kills on each. of course you should encourage players to get mr fast so you can get the mr12 syndicate weapons, none of those noobs who currently have mr21 arent any different, theyve just got more silver spoon fed than the ones increasing their MR today since the days we were able to do this even easier with greedy mag and excal were even more powerful.
Helsing Oct 6, 2015 @ 9:29pm 
Please do not encourage low MRs to go Draco cause my eyes bleed everythime I go there
GodfearingChristian22 Sep 26, 2015 @ 6:32am 
clem grakata
PLOFT Sep 21, 2015 @ 8:11pm 
go trial-get affinity boost- get all your level 0 stuff- go draco- easy pizy lemon squezzy
ahferroin7 Sep 20, 2015 @ 5:37am 
OK, is your info on trinity outdated, because she has two abilities that do damage:
1. Energy Vampire (which does _finisher_ damage)
2. Link (which is of course dependent on who's attacking you)
A better statement would be that Trinity does not have a way to efficiently kill enemies.

Also, it's worth noting that the experience required to get to a given rank from unranked is (as of september 2015) equal to 1000 times the rank squared,.
Toughcookie Sep 18, 2015 @ 7:28pm 
1 Word ... Draco ...
Now THIS Is Podracing Sep 17, 2015 @ 8:05pm 
Keep in mind that xp in Warframe has a terrible relationship with enemy level. You're better off running, say, a T1D then you are running a T4 for levels. It sucks, but it's true.
Reitersul Sep 17, 2015 @ 4:13pm 
Very helpful bro! I'll try this out! :D
Atilla Sep 17, 2015 @ 11:07am 
oh kek