Fast Mastery Rank Warframe

Warframe has a leveling system, and in this Warframe Leveling Guide, I will show you how to level up. At start understanding Warframe leveling is tough, but do not worry. In this guide, you will learn the core mechanic that will help you to understand how real the level system works in the game. In this Warframe Beginner’s Guide, I had focused more on Leveling and pulled out some straightforward methods to make the level progression in Warframe much simpler.

What is Warframe Affinity?

Affinity is Warframe exp or XP. The basic reward you earn in the game and the core component that contributes to the fastest way to level up in Warframe. Affinity is nothing but the XP or experience points. At the end of every mission, you will earn XP for different things. Like for every weapon, companion, and the Warframe. Once you are done with the mission you will see the Affinity that you had earned.


Warframe Archwing Leveling – Your Archwing also ranks up, which has similar effects to the above. Warframe Amp Leveling – Unlocked after completing a quest, it's a weapon that improves an Operator's Void Beam. Upgrading it to Rank 30 allow it to be gilded. Warframe Best Leveling Mission – Akkad seems to be a popular one, as well as Cabi. In other words, if you wanna level a frame fast, use a lot of abilities and don't kill too much with weapons. If you wanna level a weapon, unequip the other 2 weapons and bring a support frame lile trinity or only use support abilities like Roar or Radial Disarm to help your teammates kill faster but don't do most of the kills yourself.

Affinity will be added to your default lead-out. Max weapon rank for every weapon, Warframe, or Companion is 30. There are multiple ways to earn XP in Warframe. Some of the most common are:

  • Kill Enemies with Weapons grants Warframe XP
  • Kill enemies with Abilities grant Warframe XP
  • Complete various missions
  • Collect Affinity Orb Drops.

Warframe Mastery Rank is a relative number that helps track the progress a player has made in the game. The mastery points are gained by levelling up weapons, frames, companions, or Archwings. The mastery points are gained by levelling up weapons, frames, companions, or Archwings.

How to Farm XP in Warframe?

To farm XP there are certain things you must know. As XP is assigned to your weapons, companions, and Warframe, the way to get more Affinity is not that complicated. XP is rewarded at the end of every mission. It is also possible to earn different XP for the same missions, which will be split between your Warframe and Weapons that impact the overall power level.

There are certain rules on which XP is awarded in Warframe and if you know these rules it will be easier for you to keep farming Affinity in Warframe. Warframe Level system is broken the overall awarded XP into different sections and you will see this right on your screen. The objective to understand Warframe weapon leveling, and our guide will help you learn the fastest way to level weapons in Warframe.

  • Kill an enemy using Warframe Ability and get 100% of overall XP to the Warframe.
  • To get 50% of XP to your weapon, kill an enemy with that weapon. 50% XP will be added to the Warframe.
  • For every other action around 25% XP is added t the Warframe and remaining 75% is evenly divided to current weapons.

The last rule where 75% of the affinity is divided between current weapons relies on what weapons you are carrying. There are primary, secondary and melee weapons in the load-out that means each of this category will get 25% XP added to their account. Also if you are carrying only a primary weapon then the entire 75% XP will be added to that weapon. This is the Warframe’s fastest way to level weapons.

If you are focusing more on the best way to level weapons in Warframe then focusing on one single weapon during the fight is the best idea. Warframe leveling weapons system is not that complicated.

How to Farm Affinity in Warframe Multiplayer?

You will earn more rewards for playing with others, this is where Warframe multiplayer contributes a lot to leveling. This is one of the ways to gain an affinity for free. For example, if one of your team players kills an enemy within 50 meters of your range you earn free XP. Both players will earn a full amount of Affinity for the kill. This is another fastest way to level up fast in Warframe.

The benefit of playing in a team is that you can level up fast. In simple words, it is Warframe’s fastest way to level up. Because in a group you can kill more enemies compared to solo. All the players must remain within 50 meters of range so that others can also earn full Affinity. In this, all players can level up their weapons faster and earn the highest Affinity in short time.

What is Mastery Rank?

Now you know what Affinity in Warframe is, how to farm XP fast and how to level up your weapons. Also the way Warframe splits XP’s among the Warframe, Team, and Weapon. By knowing this it will be a lot more easily to farm XP and reach your Warframe and Weapon to max rank. Now comes another important part of Warframe, the Mastery Rank. Your account level is determined based on Mastery Rank or MR in Warframe. It is a kind of indicator that tells what your current level in the game is. It is also a way to tell your level of your experiences in Warframe. To increase Mastery Rank in Warframe you will have to keep playing, unlock new items and complete new missions.

Warframe Mastery leveling guide

In this section of Warframe Leveling guide, you will learn how to earn Mastery XP to level up in Mastery Rank.

  1. You will unlock 200 Mastery XP on every level up for Warframe, Companion, and Archwing. So to reach Mastery Rank 30 you will need 6000 Mastery XP.
  2. You will unlock 100 Mastery XP for every weapon level, this includes primary, secondary, melee, sentinel, or archwing. To reach Weapon Mastery Rank 30 you will need 3000 Mastery XP.
  3. You will unlock 1000 Mastery XP for completing Junctions for the first time. Junctions are a solo mission on Solar Rail network nodes. Playing this will allow you to progress through the Star Chart.

You will earn some Mastery XP by completing the mission’s nodes in the Star Chart. Things you must not forget is that Master XP on any item or event is rewarded only one time. Not like Affinity, Mastery XP is limited. For example, if your weapon reaches Mastery 30, you cannot craft the same weapon again. By exploring new content you will unlock more new weapons. There are many benefits of increasing Mastery Rank. One of which means you can craft new weapons and unlock new Warframes Levels. Here are some of the best ones.

  1. Build New Weapons – Some of the best weapons are unlocked at higher Mastery Rank.
  2. Trade More – Daily Trade Limit is equal to Mastery Rank, this means more MR more trade you can do. This is necessary while farming Platinum in Warframe.
  3. Use more Mods – High MR increase the capacity of using mods on new weapons.
  4. Unlock new nodes in Star Charts – You cannot access certain part of Star Chart without reaching MR5 or higher.
  5. Unlock Syndicates – Reach Mastery Rank 3, from here you will start unlocking new unique weapons, mods and platinum.

MR is a way to push your limits in Warframe, allowing you to unlock new unique weapons and then continue toward progressing to reach the max Warframe Weapon Mastery. It is worth to increase your Mastery Rank in the game, most of the game content is unlocked after Master Rank 16.

Mastery XP Rank Test – One Test Every 24 Hours

When you reach the amount of Master XP required unlocking the next Mastery Rank you will have to take a Mastery Rank Test. This means you will not automatically be promoted to the next Rank. From the game menu, you will have to take the Master Rank test that takes place once every 24 hours. If you fail you will have to wait for the next try. That is why you must go through the test properly and try to clear it. Do not worry, MR Tests are easy. There are tons of guides on the web for each Mastery Test. Go through the same before taking it and you will be able to clear it easily.

This is where we conclude our Warframe mastery leveling guide, you learned about the fastest way to farm XP in the game. As well you learn about the core concepts on how everything works in Warframe progression system.

Best Melee, Primary, Secondary Weapon in Warframe – When you start the game, you are recommended a lot of weapons. This is very confusing for the people who have just gotten into the game. Talking about weapons, I would say you shouldn’t focus too much in the higher tier ones, because they are tied to higher Mastery Rank.

Keeping things aside, let’s find out what are the weapons you should be playing with right away.


I am working on updating this list with 2020 standards, this might take around a week or two.

Important Tip: There are meta weapons, there are fun weapons. I have added a section at the end of this article that covers a few fun weapons that can deal damage and fun to use. The point here is that Warframe is a game, it is important to have fun while playing, if running the meta weapons is your thing, then go for it.

How To Find What’s Best for me?

I’ve already listed a few good weapons that you can start with. But the right way to find out would be using a weapon, modding it correctly and finding out if it suits your playstyle. Don’t put a catalyst on every weapon you are starting with though.

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Best Beginner Weapons

Best Beginner weapons in Warframe for Mastery Rank 1-5 would be.

  • Melee: Nikana Prime (MR 4) – Insane damage output, and with the right mod combination you can melt enemies of level 100 without any problems. You can also use Tipedo or Atterax both are good enough to carry you to high-level content.
  • Primary: Ignis is one of the best early-game weapons that doesn’t require any aiming and can clear rooms very easily. If you are Red Crit Damage lover, then Amprex should be your choice (Amprex is MR10 weapon after the release of Hotfix 22.13.3). If you don’t like any of these go for the Assault rifles such as Grakata, Karak or Boltor.
  • Secondary: Atomos, Lex and Lato are pretty good beginner secondary weapons. Though, you should not focus too much on secondaries for a while since there are not many good ones for the beginners. You can obtain powerful crit/status pistols later on when you reach higher MR.
  • Shotgun: Kohm and Hek are two amazing beginner warframe shotguns that a low MR player can use. Both Kohm and Hek blueprints can be obtained from the Warframe Market.

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Update: Removed Synoid Simulor from the list after the nerf. It used to be the strongest elemental weapon in Warframe.

Best Primary Warframe Weapons

Below are a few weapons that are end-game viable and can be used for any faction

Best Primary / Shotguns

  • Soma Prime (MR6) – Hands down the best automatic rifle in the game that can be obtained easily using the Twitch Prime loot pack.
  • Sybaris Prime – Best Crit/Status Primary out there. If you have been playing this game for a long time, you must know by now that CC/Status is always better.
  • Ignis Wraith (MR9) – This flamethrower melts all the enemies within seconds. Combined with a heat and a CC+CD melee, this weapon can be used for fighting with even enemies of level +150 without any issues.
  • Tigris Prime (MR13) – Tigris Prime is an End Game Weapon and cannot be obtained before getting MR13. Tigris Prime has the highest base damage compared to any weapon in the game.
  • Vaykor Hek (MR12 shotgun) – Vaykor Hek can be obtained from Steel Meridian, this is a better version of the Hek variant. Boasts a better rate of fire, crit chance, and double mag capacity.
  • Arca Plasmor (MR12 Semi-Auto Shotgun) – Corpus shotgun that shoots damaging pulses of Radiation that guarantees impact procs. Good enough for enemies upto level 80. You can obtain Arca Plasmor from the Energy lab in the dojo.
  • Kohm (MR5 Shotgun) – Kohm is a hold-trigger shotgun that fires full-auto, each following shot with adds an additional pellet to the next shot. This is one of my favorite shotguns that can reach 100 status if you have the right riven mod.

Best Pistol / Secondary in Warframe

All the websites out there will mention many of the Primaries without knowing much. I myself have put up 4000 hours in this game and I know what I am talking about.

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  • Pandero – One of the best CC + CD pistol in the game. 100% end-game viable and can destroy every enemy in the star chart with a couple of bullets.
  • Aklex Prime – The dual-wielding Aklex pistol, deals a lot of damage and extremely fun to use. Can be obtained using the weekly relics that Baro Ki’Teer brings.
  • Sicarus Prime – After the latest buff to this pistol, it outclasses all the pistols in the game.

You can obtain riven mods for both of these for cheap and try your luck with rerolling. These weapons are insane and can even outclass most of the Primaries.

Best Sniper in Warframe

  • Rubico Prime – High impact damage-dealing sniper, good for enemies with shields. Rubico has the highest base critical damage compared to all snipers.
  • Vectis Prime – Amazing for removing armor from high-level enemies. Vectis Prime is the best status sniper.
  • Lanka – Lanka’s charged shot has the highest base damage of all snipers in the game. If modded correctly this sniper can be put to good use, especially when eidolon hunting.

Best Melee in Warframe

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  • Galatine PrimeBest Heavy Sword in the game. Takes the right build to make it perfect, but turns amazing once you stack kills with the Blood Rush + Berkserker build.
  • Atterax – Best spin to win whip in the game. The best part is it being MR2 only.
  • War – Not easy to obtain, but once you get it, there’s no going back.
  • Nikana Prime – High crit melee weapon, end game viable.
  • Orthos Prime – Introduced way back in Update 9.0, this weapon still shreds enemies, has high range and high damage. I still to this day use it and if you have maiming strike, you can slide your way to victory.

Best Bow Weapon in Warframe

  • Rakta Cernos (Red Veil Syndicate) – Rakta Cernos is the fastest firing bow in the game. It also has the syndicate proc that restores energy. Requires MR12 to obtain, you can trade with other tennos if you are not affiliated with Red Veil.
  • Dread (Stalker Bow) – Deals a large amount of slash based damage, highest critical chance tied with Lenz which is the third-best bow in our list. You cannot farm for this thing though since it’s only dropped on stalker death.
  • Lenz – Base crit chance of 50% and deals blast damage on each shot. Lenz is the highest damage dealer compared to all bows in the game, but you might blow yourself up time-to-time (because of the blast damage).

One thing that I would like to add after this list is that you can make many other bow weapons end-game viable using Rivens. I use Zhuge as my main bow whenever I am running low/mid-level missions.


So you listed a lot of weapons here, which one is the best and which one should I use?

This question is a little flawed. If you are starting out it might be difficult for you to use any good weapon since most of those are tied to higher mastery ranks.

There are a few weapons in the game which can’t handle high-level missions, but thanks to riven mods offering up to +300% damage, now you can use them.

These are the end-game/beginner weapons that you can grab in Warframe. If you need to know more do let us know using the comment section below.

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