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Warframe Tier List: How To Choose The Best Warframe

Warframe is one of the best, if not THE BEST, free-to-play online game out there. Surprisingly, it doesn't seem to get the spotlight it very much deserves. Part of the reason why is due to Warframe's steep learning curve. It features systems on top of systems that you cannot skip since you're essentially handicapping yourself if you do so.

To add to that, there are also numerous warframes to choose from. These are essentially machine space ninjas each with their own unique set of skills. You can treat them like characters, like in a MOBA to make it easier to familiarize yourself. At the moment, there are 39 available warframes (minus the stronger Prime variants) with more on the way.

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Some of them are certainly better than others. Moreover, in choosing the most effective warframe, there are three main categories you need to keep in mind: damage per second (DPS), survivability, and crowd control (CC). With that in mind, here are the top tier warframes that excel in at least one category:

Last updated: December 28th, to include more relevant information and Warframes.


That's right, the easiest beginner warframe and the poster boy of the game. Depending on who you choose in the tutorial, you can get Excalibur for free. If not, then you can get Excalibur Umbra, which is a stronger and more edgy version, also free in a later quest.

On his own, Excalibur is quite formidable and is one of the best DPS warframes because of his Exalted Blade skill. Beyond that, he also has one handy crowd control panic button in the game, which is his second skill, Radial Blind. It stuns enemies for several significant seconds.

What makes Excalibur unstoppable, however, are two mods (modifications): his exclusive Chromatic Blade, and Condition Overload equipped on his Exalted Blade. Both are fairly easy to obtain and can make Excalibur untouchable in Warframe's endgame content.


Sometimes you just want to enjoy your weapons and not overshadow them with your warframe's killing skills. Rhino or his Prime variant (essentially a stronger and flashier version) lets you do just that and not worry about dying. While all of Rhino's skills are useful and have their own specialties, it's his third skill, Iron Skin, that makes him one of the few hard-to-kill warframes.

On his own, he is not really that viable in the toughest missions in Warframe. However, with two mods, namely Ironclad Charge and Iron Shrapnel, he becomes a tank with the highest amount of effective health in Warframe. With those two mods, you basically use Rhino Charge into a large group of enemies then activate Iron Skin immediately after. Depending on how many you hit, with the charge, Iron Skin will give you 10, to , additional armor.


Ivara has permanent invisibility, meaning she is also top tier. She is also a ranger-themed warframe who uses a bow. As such, her ultimate skill, called Artemis Bow, lets her whip out an innate bow that can shoot multiple arrows. This makes Ivara an outstanding DPS warframe because that bow deals insane amounts of damage no matter the enemy's level.

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Paired with her permanent invisibility and other crowd control and specialized skills, Ivara can become an unseen and unstoppable force in Warframe. She is an easy choice in solo endless survival modes for that matter.


Aptly called the War Goddess in the Warframe community. Anyone who has ever teamed up with a player using Trinity will know why. She is an infinite source of energy in Warframe, making it incredibly easy for other players to spam their most useful or most damaging abilities. In a sense, Trinity is also a support frame because of such a skill.

However, her specialization does not stop there. Trinity can also link her health to an enemy, making them receive the damage that would have been inflicted on her. Essentially, this also makes Trinity a tank warframe that can survive the strongest attacks.


Inaros is quite possibly the one warframe in this list that is least reliant on his skills. However, this does not make him less awesome. Because if there is one thing Inaros does best or better than other warframes, it's shrugging off attacks like they're just insect bites.

Inaros' ultimate ability can be cast once and forgotten, as it will give him a ton of armor. Of course, Inaros will still take damage to his health, which, while huge, is not invincible. When that happens, you can easily recover Inaros' health in the blink of an eye with his first skill, Dessication. It blinds and stuns enemies with sand and attacking them will restore a large percentage of Inaros' health if they die. Inaros is quite simple and quite immortal.


Nezha is a faster and more active version of Rhino. He also has a similar skill, called Warding Halo which gives him a ton of armor and makes him difficult to kill. On top of that, Nezha's other skills also have great synergy and functionality. His first skill, Firewalker can both stun and damage enemies who step on the trail of fire and also gives Nezha a speed boost.

Meanwhile, his second skill, Blazing Chakram, can give you infinite amounts of healing orbs for when you need to recover health quickly. His ultimate skill, Divine Spears, is just icing on the cake at this point but still serves as a good crowd control ability and incapacitates multiple enemies.


Ever wanted to obliterate your enemies before you even have them in your line-of-sight? That's where Saryn excels at; she's a top DPS frame and is probably the best at dealing damage to every enemy in a 50+ meter radius. What makes her so powerful is her first skill, Spores, which damages enemies, spreads to other enemies, and strips their armor.

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Combined with her third skill, Toxic Lash, and her ultimate skill, Miasma, she can erase any enemy on the map as soon as they spawn. However, Saryn is not very good at surviving and is quite fragile, a glass cannon, if you will. Hence, this is where her second skill, Molt, comes into play as it will draw enemy fire and even regenerate her health when modded.


Nova is a warframe fitting of her name. She can kill anything she sees and all her skills are useful on their own. However, what makes Nova truly formidable is her ultimate skill, Molecular Prime. Depending on how you mod the said skill, it will slow enemies down or make them faster and also makes them take double damage, all in a huge radius.

Unlike Saryn, however, Nova is no glass cannon. She has high survivability thanks to her first skill, Null Star. This can give her up to 90 percent damage reduction. So, not only is Nova untouchable, but she can also shrug off any attack that gets through her Molecular Prime field.


One of the recent warframes to receive her own Primed version, Mesa is among the best warframes you can own. Whether you're rocking the regular or Mesa Prime, she is easily the top warframe in terms of DPS. All this is due to her ultimate skill, Peacemaker which kills any enemy unfortunate enough to cross your crosshairs. This is no matter their level.

Beyond that, Mesa also has two additional skills which also puts her in a tank or survival frame category. The first one is her second skill, Shooting Gallery which disables nearby enemies' ranged weapons and momentarily stuns melee enemies. The second is her third skill, Shatter Shield, which reduces any ranged damage Mesa takes. Pair those two with Peacemaker and you become an unkillable killing machine.


Octavia is a jack-of-all-trades warframe and is perhaps the most overpowered in the game right now. She can draw enemy fire and she can also buff damage a lot. However, Octavia usually shines due to her infinite invisibility skill which can be shared with the whole team, meaning all four of you in a squad can be invisible thanks to Octavia.

Essentially, Octavia makes other good invisibility warframes like Loki quite irrelevant. After all, she can be permanently invisible and still do insane amounts of damage. That's like cheating in Warframe.


Most warframes, even the ones included in this list have more than one weakness when it comes to enemies. Then there's Limbo. Limbo has only one weakness and that's Nullifiers which cancel out other warframes' skills. Thankfully, Nullifiers are easy to deal with, this makes Limbo pretty much invincible thanks to his Rift mechanics.

This banishes enemies, makes players and Limbo themselves untouchable, and also stops projectiles mid-air. Give Limbo a sustainable energy pool (which is quite easy to achieve), higher skill duration, range, and efficiency and you have yourself a killing machine that practically has no weakness.


In most loot-based online games or aRPGs, there is always that one build or class that excels in finding better loot, making them a crucial investment. Nekros fills in that purpose in Warframe. He's essentially the best magic-find build or class in the game thanks to his third skill, Desecrate.

This makes any fallen enemy corpse to drop loot even if they already have once you kill them. It's based on a set percentage but it effectively doubles all the loot you get and in turn, increases your chances of getting rare items or mods. Do you want to be rich in Platinum in Warframe without spending real money? Nekros is one of the keys.


Inaros might be the toughest or tankiest warframe in this list, but Nidus is the king of resilience. Once you understand how his skills synergize with one another, Nidus is pretty much unkillable regardless of how high-level your enemies are in-game.

This is all thanks to Nidus' passive skill or mechanic called Mutation which can stack up to ; every time Nidus dies, he can spend 15 Mutation stacks to resurrect immediately. Given how easy it is to accumulate those Mutation stacks, one usually won't have a problem keeping Nidus immortal.


When you've shaken off the training wheels in Warframe, you'll soon realize that the game is all about grinding. Pretty soon, you'll want to complete every mission in the fastest way possible to maximize your time or growth as a player. In that regard, Volt is a godsend for players in a hurry.

His second skill makes him the fastest warframe there is even despite a potential throne-taker named Gauss which was released this year. Volt's speed buff skill remains unparalleled and consistent. Meanwhile, his other skills are also no slouch; one of them can mitigate all projectile damages while another can wipe out hordes of enemies in a degree radius. He's a utility and damage frame you don't want to miss.


Equinox is one of the most complicated warframes in this list thanks to his Day and Night Form dynamics but once you get the hang of it, you'll be rewarded with one of the best endgame-scaling warframes at the moment. When not dealing damage, Equinox can put her enemies to sleep and kill them for added affinity, making solo affinity farming painless.

Where Equinox shines is with her final skill which makes enemies bleed to death and scales on a percentage calculation, making it viable for any enemy of any level. Switching to a different form makes Equinox a healer and support for the whole team. Not many frames come in that complete a package.

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Warframe Tier List – What is the Best Frame for you to acquire in ?


Released in , Warframe is a F2P (Free-to-play) and Action Role-playing video game with Third-person Shooter elements, brought to you by Digital Extremes.
The game supports both Single-player and Multiplayer modes, and available to play on PC. After PC release, the game was ported to Xbox One in and Nintendo Switch in

The story follows an ancient race, known as Tenno, who has awoken after a decade of cryosleep and finds themselves at a vicious battle in a planetary system with different kinds of factions. The members of the ancient race can make use of their Warframes fully equipped with advanced weapons and abilities to complete assigned challenges.

While there’s a series of randomly-generated levels, newer updates introduce an open world environment to explore similar to other MMOs, as well as story-specific missions that don’t use the procedural element. Although it’s a Multiplayer TPS game, Warframe offers a perfect mix of elements, such as Parkour, Melee Games, Role-playing, and Shooting. Role-playing elements enable the player to advance his Tenno (Ancient Warrior) character with improved gear to become it stronger than ever.

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Warframe Tier list

What is the best Warframe? The common question asked by approximately every gamer who loved to play Warframe game. The answer is that they&#;re so many frames available to choose from. However, those players who have low mastery rank or aren’t experienced in the game will face lots of difficulties while selecting the best frame for them.
We would say that there’s no such kind of thing as The Best Frame. Every player has a unique playstyle, which is the most prominent reason why modding is at its peak. So there are different scenarios, in which you might have to select a different frame to accomplish a set of missions easily. Let’s prove it with a short example – Consider you’re playing a defense mission, then we would recommend you to set up a team with Trinity Energy Vampire Build and Banshee Resonating Quake Build.
If you looking for the Best Warframe Tier List that can assist you to stay on top of the current Meta, please stop your search because we have a list you need. In this section, we’re going to introduce the 10 Best Frames as of Some of them can easily acquire as you can grab them either at or near the start of your game. Otherwise, you will need to do some hard work but they will have the worth of your effort.

Mesa warframe

We’re starting our list with Mesa, considering as one of the best damage dealers in the game. Mesa possesses both sniping high-value targets with Ballistic Battery and making small work of enemies’ swarms with her superb Peacemaker, letting her trades mobility and energy over time to target every enemy in her lane of sight with massive damage. Additionally, she has the brilliant defensive ability and can buff allies. However, she can reduce and reflect up to 95 incoming damage easily.
• Gender – Female
• Abilities – Ballistic Battery, Shooting Gallery, Shatter Shield, and Pacemaker
• Specialization – Dual Pistol that kills the enemy with precision and speed
• Weaknesses – Very Annoying to Farm
• Prime – Yes
• Tier – Top

Equinox warframe

Equinox serves as one of the only Frames in the game that comes with more than four abilities. What makes Equinox so unique? This frame has a special skill, Metamorphosis, enabling her to change day and night forms; each grants her three different abilities. The special skill makes her quite challenging to play as compared to other frames. Said skills provide everything from damage over time, to healing, to debuffs and buffs, to nukes, and more.
• Gender – Female
• Abilities – Metamorphosis, Rest and Rage, Pacify and Provoke, and Mend & Maim
• Specialization – Low-Level AoE Killer with crowd control
• Weaknesses – Difficult to mod due to electic abilities
• Tier – High
• Prime – Yes


Saryn warframe

She is considering as the master of poison and devastating attacks. However, most of her abilities are geared towards inflicting damage over time to nearby enemies and letting her spread toxic spores across the battlefield. Saryn can be used against both synthetic and organic enemies, and her ability “Shed Her Skin” makes her very elusive. She mainly revolves around spreading toxic and viral damage among crowds.
• Specialization – Infectious Damage Dealer with a few tricks
• Gender – Male
• Abilities – Spores, Molt, Toxic Lash, Miasma
• Weaknesses – Combo requires some time, while other Frames can kill outright
• Tier – Middle
• Prime – Yes


Nidus is considering to bring diseases and plagues to the battlefield. Fortunately, there’s no need to worry about getting infected because the character focuses on his dark powers over opponents. In the majority of parts, Parasitic Link can be used to damage both enemies and allies so this deadly ability requires to be used with care. The frame can go out because of his continuously increasing power the more foes he kills with unique abilities.
• Specialization – Ever-increasing Damage wit
• Gender – Male
• Abilities – Larva, Ravenous, Virulence, Parasitic Link
• Weaknesses – One of the prominent cons is that the mutation level will
• Tier – High
• Prime – No


ivara prime

If we give her the name of another great damage dealer, it would not be wrong. She is a character who can destroy her foes from a distance thanks to her powerful ranged abilities. Additionally, the fact is that she can permanently invisible and seems the best stealth ranger in the game. Although she is good at snipping out specific targets, she can do devastating moves against a team of enemies, because of her ultimate ability, known as Artemis Bow.
• Specialization – Ranged Damage
• Gender – Female
• Abilities – Navigator, Quiver, Prowl, Artemis Bow
• Weaknesses – Hard to Farm
• Tier – Top
• Prime – Yes


Octavia warframe

Approximately, no one list will be completed without this frame. The reason is that Octavia is highly overpowered at the moment. Probably, too much. This frame has an insane DPS and comes with the most powerful buffs in the game, which you can bestow upon her entire team. During the battle, she can use one of four abilities, Mallet to defeat nearby enemies and can draw their fire; however, the damage inflicted on the Mallet increases the lethality of this Frame.
• Specialization – Divine Damage Support AoE Killer
• Gender – Female
• Abilities – AMP, Metronome, Resonator, Mallet
• Weaknesses – Performing on Rhythm can be hard in the heat of battle
• Tier – Top
• Prime – No


Nova warframe

Undoubtedly, Nova is a female character, considering as a versatile warframe, fully loaded with devastating powers that can be used on the battlefield. There’s a Null Star which enables her alive when fully surrounded by enemies, while she can deal with tons of damage using her one of four unique abilities, Antimatter Drop. At the same time, her another ability, known as Molecular Prime, can let her cripple entire waves of enemies in a massive radius. During the battle, she gets able to use her electromagnetic energy to contain and manage highly Antimatter that fuels her ability. This frame possesses four unique abilities, such as Null Star, Antimatter Drop, Worm Hole, and Molecular Prime.
• Specialization – Fast-paced ability grants him overcome long missions than any other frames
• Gender – Female
• Abilities – Antimatter Drop, Null Star, Worm Hole, and Molecular Prime
• Weaknesses – On the Squishy Side
• Tier – Top
• Prime – Yes

Inaros warframe

Inaros excels at staying alive, similar to Rhino, but goes about performing it differently. The unique abilities of this warframe focus on stealing health from opposing characters, while incapacitating or damaging them during the process. The main ability is Scarab Swarm, which is concerned and perfectly complements the rest of the kit as it absorbs the health of enemies to turn it into armor. During the gameplay, there’re lots of chances that you may run low on health, because of killing enemies and you will not have to be careful about the small drawback.
• Specialization – Ever-increasing Damage, Self-healing with crowd control, and infinity Energy
• Gender – Male
• Abilities – Desiccation, Devour, Sandstorm, Scarab Swarm
• Weaknesses – Self-resurrection Passive
• Tier – Top
• Prime – Yes


Rhino warframe

At every start, every player should need to choose Rhino as their best choice. In short, the tank among other tanks are awesome and quite merely that can yawn the frame way through the early content of the game. Although the character doesn’t approach high levels, with his high damage skills and scaling, he is invincible. The signature ability of Iron Skin will defend him while he can learn the ropes of Warframe. If you’re a bit anxious about your survival, you’re going to love this one. Where this Warframes truly shines is during battles with waves of enemies, because of his iron Skin ability.
• Specialization – Invulnerable Damage dealer with crowd control
• Gender – Male
• Abilities – Rhino Charge, Iron Skin, Roar, and Rhino Stomp
• Weaknesses – Passive Ability is Niche
• Tier – Top
• Prime – Yes


Excalibur warframe

We’re releasing this list with an option that every player needs to be familiar with. However, Excalibur is one of the best three Warframes you can opt between at starting of the game. Despite having accessible, Excalibur is considered the solid frame that maintains the use throughout the game. The character has great DPS potential, AoE Killer, and crowd control. In short, if you’re searching for a Strong version of this Graeme, then you could obtain the Excalibur Umbra later on. The real asset of Excalibur is his Exalted Blade, a summoned weapon, which can be used to chop through enemies and releases energy blades that can traverse through walls.
• Specialization – Melee-centric damage dealer with crowd control
• Gender – Male
• Abilities – Radial Blind, Slash Dahs, Radial Javelin, and Exalted Blade
• Weaknesses – New Players can’t access its Prime Version
• Tier – High
• Prime – Only for founding players

Ash (Efficient Killer)
Ash warframe

An amazing killer, Ash possesses the unique skill, blade storm, and other abilities allowing him to mark different targets without any disturbance and slay hordes of enemies at once. He mainly relies on his stealth. With Ash prime, you can use lethal weapons. During the gameplay, you can use the altered mod for customization.

  • Specialization – One Trick Pony
  • Gender – Male
  • Abilities – Blade Storm, Smoke Screen, Shuriken, Teleport
  • Weaknesses – Low Duration Stealth Kill
  • Tier – High
  • Prime – Yes


Atlas warframe

The stone-like creature doesn’t offer so much besides his first unique ability, known as Landslide, allowing him to punch enemies speedily for decent damage. However, other skills are too slow. During the battle, he can use tectonics to summon a rock-wall and can activate it to send the rocks crashing toward the foes.

  • Specialization – Known as Mediocre Melee Brawler
  • Gender – Male
  • Abilities – Petrify, Tectonics, Landslide, and Rumblers
  • Weaknesses – Three skills are useless in heavy combat
  • Tier – Low
  • Prime – No

Banshee warframe

Banshee is a female Warframe that comes with a unique skill. During the battle, Sonar highlights the enemies with special weak points to damage by Banshee and her companions. However, she can stun foes and possesses devastating AoE. While battling against enemies, she can use sonic attacks and acoustic target detection. However, she is also considering best for stealth gameplay and is able for both attack and support roles as well.

  • Specialization – Destroy Boosting Powerhouse with control
  • Gender – Female
  • Abilities – Sonar, Sonic Boom, Silence, Sound Quake
  • Weaknesses – Highly Squishy
  • Tier – High
  • Prime – Yes


Chroma warframe

He is a versatile Warframe thanks to his passive and elemental alignment, which modifies his unique abilities based on the cosmetic color you select for him before starting the missions. Although he is serving as the most useable character due to his survivability and damage buffs, offered the right set up outclasses approximately anything in the game.

  • Specialization – Versatile Tank and Incredible Damage Buffs
  • Gender – Male
  • Abilities – Elemental Ward, Spectral Scream, Vex Armor, Effigy
  • Weaknesses – A complex Character with a bit confusing crafting requirements to create and upgrade
  • Tier – Top
  • Prime – No

Frost warframe

Although, Frost isn’t a strong frame, but does better attacks compared to other class in the game. He can lock down locations brilliantly, as well as enemies with easy to use the method as the premier defensive Warframe of the game. The Snow Globe&#;s ability of the character can develop a force field to trivialize most defense missions. He has four powerful abilities, including Avalanche, and Snow Globe.

  • Specialization – Defensive Warframe and brilliant for defense and excavation missions
  • Gender – Male
  • Abilities – Freeze, Snow Globe, Ice Wave, and Avalanche
  • Weaknesses – Not Versatile and Snow Globes need some time to execute
  • Tier – Middle
  • Prime – Yes


At first glance, Gara seems like a Frost of the poor person. But the truth is harder. She is a defensive Warframe that totally relies on the ability of combos to disable, confuse, and damage enemies. Her glassy appearance makes enemies confuse and trap them into a damaging environment surrounded by certain areas. During the gameplay, she can cast a powerful buff that negates approximately 90 incoming damage on her companions, as well as herself.

  • Specialization – Complex, but powerful Warframe
  • Gender – Female
  • Abilities – Shattered Lash, Splinter Storm, Spectrorage, Mass Vitrify
  • Weaknesses – The constant combo can be boring
  • Tier – Middle
  • Prime – No

Khora warframe

She is considering as a heavy hitter and can use whips and chains to snare foes, before releasing the damage strike. However, this splashes onto the trapped enemies, focusing on what kind of skills the player is using. She is an awesome character comes with an innate pet that suffers from the frankly subpar AI of Warframe.

  • Specialization – Pet Class with Damage, Crowd Control, and Healing
  • Gender – Female
  • Abilities – Venari, Ensnare, Whipclaw, Strangledome
  • Weaknesses – Unreliable Companion
  • Tier – Middle
  • Prime – No


Limbo warframe

He is the deadly character who upon manipulating the planes of existence can attack enemies to dominate them within no time. With health and approximately 75 shields, Limbo is considering the powerful character. He will offer amazing crowd control and can freeze enemy bullets for a short time.

  • Specialization – Complex Defender system need team coordination
  • Gender – Male
  • Abilities – Rift Surge, Stasis, Banish, Cataclysm
  • Weaknesses – Make Random Teams angry on specific sight
  • Tier – High
  • Prime – Yes


Loki warframe

Loki is another Warframe that possesses stealth abilities. During the fight, he can use one of four abilities to make his disappear from the eyes of enemies for a specific time to buff the attacks with stealth damage modifier. Such kind of power makes him quite survivable and the better option for you to choose and start your brilliant gameplay experience.

  • Specialization – Stealthy Nature, Crowd Control
  • Gender – Male
  • Abilities – Invisibility, Decoy, Switch Teleport, Radial Disarm
  • Weaknesses – Radial Disarm isn’t cool against infected foes
  • Tier – High
  • Prime – Yes


Mag warframe

Full command over magnetic energy making her an expert at enemy manipulation. However, Mag splits the difference between crowd control and support, and she can transport foes into magnet and can projectile toward the center. Using the last ability, Crush, she can magnetize the bones of enemies and can collapse them to defeat.

  • Specialization – Bigger Moves with Crowd Controls
  • Gender – Female
  • Abilities – Pull, Magnetic, Polarize, Crush
  • Weaknesses – Direct Damage
  • Tier – Middle
  • Prime – Yes


Mirage warframe

Using a special ability Prism, you can shoot lasers in all directions, causing the activation of detonates and blinding nearby enemies. Despite all-powerful skills, Mirage is considering useful for her gunplay. However, the hall of Mirrors skill can draw enemy attention while boosting her weapon can damage them easily. Her ability, sleight of hand, let him mirage the booby traps nearby objects to advance.

  • Specialization – Hard to Hit Damage Dealer
  • Gender – Female
  • Abilities – Prism, Eclipse, Sleight of Hand, Hall of Mirrors
  • Weaknesses – Complex Controls
  • Tier – Middle
  • Prime – Yes


Nekros warframe

With the introduction of dark powers, he is considering one of the best playable frames available. Using the unique powers, he is able to manipulate enemies, both living and dead. Soul Punch is one of the fourth ability letting him blow power to turn the soul of enemy into a deadly projectile for damaging the enemies all in its path. Terrify skills can be used to cast the terror into the hearts of nearby enemies, which causes the defeat of enemies.

  • Specialization – Loot Grinding and Endless Missions
  • Gender – Male
  • Abilities – Desecrate, Terrify, Soul Punch, Shadows of the Dead
  • Weaknesses – Decent Crowd Control
  • Tier – Top
  • Prime – Yes


As compared to Rhino, Nezha is one of the best super speedy and super fragile frame. Although he comes with low health and shields power, his abilities help him out in stopping damage and reflect it back toward enemies to smash. You can use the brilliant crowd control and some augment mod will increase the ability of the character to support his companions.

  • Specialization – Supersonic Semi-support
  • Gender – Male
  • Abilities – Divine Spears, Warding Halo, Fire Walker, Blazing Chakram
  • Weaknesses – Worse Experience
  • Tier – Low
  • Prime – No

Nyx warframe

She is fully equipped with strange powers that can be used to control the mind of enemies and to perform psychic attacks, making her very dangerous enemy. Her outstanding powers make a place into enemy consciousness and manipulate their behavior to turn the battle side in her favor. Using the absorbability, she can easily absorb all incoming damage and release it against enemies. The Mind Control ability allows her to hypnotize the enemies and use them as her companions and force them to battle the Tenno Cause.

  • Specialization – Crowd Controller
  • Gender – Female
  • Abilities – Chaos, Absorb, Psychic Bolts, Mind Control
  • Weaknesses – Unreliable Lockdown
  • Tier – Low
  • Prime – Yes


Oberon warframe

Undoubtedly, your choice shouldn’t be focused on this character for support. It doesn’t mean he’s bad, as he is the king that is a serviceable healer with some handsome perks. During the gameplay, he can strip enemies, remove companion status effects using the crowd controls.

  • Specialization – Damage Dealing Healer
  • Gender – Female
  • Abilities – Hallowed Ground, Smite, Reckoning, Renewal
  • Weaknesses – Needs Targets to stay in the area
  • Tier – Middle
  • Prime – Yes

Titania warframe

She has been since the character was first revealed. In short, Titania is a mess and most of her skills are useful, but merely don’t functional in practice. The crowd control is unskilled, as the buffs she can extract from foes will be randomized and minor. Her latest ability lets her shrink down and fly across the world, blasting foes with powerful weapons.

  • Specialization – Crowd Controller
  • Gender – Female
  • Abilities – Lantern, Tribute, Spellbind, Razorwing
  • Weaknesses – Complex Play Style
  • Tier – Low
  • Prime – No

Vauban (Defender)
Vauban warframe

If you’re a new player and don’t know how to start playing the game, then Vauban would be a great choice for you to start. He is a simple defender with heavy emphasis on strong crowd control. The ultimate power of summoning black holes will allow him to manage enemies while his signature skill, trap enemies in midair. However, the rest of his skills aren’t annoying to write about, likely why he’s set to revise.

  • Specialization – Quite Simple Defense Class
  • Gender – Male
  • Abilities – Tesla Nervous, Mineyer, Bastile, Photon Strike
  • Weaknesses – Half of the skills are ignored
  • Tier – Middle
  • Prime – Yes


Volt warframe

Started as a simple spell-caster class now has turned into an eclectic utility character over time. The massive movement of Volt speed buff is a god-gifted and his companions on large-scale battles. The character has an unusual skill, known as Electric Shield, an energy field that Volt can select and use as an actual shield. Companions that can shoot through will charge their fire using the said skill.

  • Specialization – Solid Crowd Control
  • Gender – Male
  • Abilities – Electric Shield, Speed, Shock, Discharge
  • Weaknesses – Unwieldy Electric Shield
  • Tier – Middle
  • Prime – Yes

Wukong (Immortal)
Wukong warframe

Wukong is an immortal Warframe comes with melee combat skills. During the gameplay, you can use melee combat to take on enemies and defeat them within no time. Unluckily, the character has nothing to perform outside of utility expect small AoE Stun. Using his Defy skill, the character and his companion become invulnerable and defy enemies to attack, while the first skill letting him create a clone of himself to attack enemies together as a team to defeat.

  • Specialization – Melee Focused Tank
  • Gender – Male
  • Abilities – Primal Fury, Cloud Walker, Defy, Celestial Twin
  • Weaknesses – Fine Melee Ability
  • Tier – Low
  • Prime – No

Zephyr warframe

Zephyr is an ordinary character, whose skills are revolving around airborne, as she cast other skills to reduce the cost and dive-bomb to defeat enemies. However, it’s solid and unique form of crowd control requires set up that seems thematic as compared to useful. The ultimate version is much traditional, summing tornadoes that will wipe out enemies and spread them via air and distribute damage. During the combat, she can perform air attacks and mobility, in simple, Zephyr can dominate enemies from air.

  • Specialization – Strange Crowd Controller with aerial mobility
  • Gender – Female
  • Abilities – Tornado, Turbulence, Airburst, TailWind
  • Weaknesses – Unreliable Signature Skill
  • Tier – Middle
  • Prime – Yes

Full Tier List

Tier List S (super)
• Inaros
• Octavia
• Nova
• Mesa

Tier List A
• Nezha
• Ivara
• Rhino
• Saryn
• Gara
• Trinity

Tier List B
• Volt
• Oberon
• Chroma
• Exquinox
• Limbo
• Nekros
• Hildryn
• Frost
• Loki
• Ash
• Banshee
• Garuda
• Khora

Tier List C
• Mag
• Zephyr
• Atlas
• Baruuk
• Hydroid
• Harrow
• Mirage
• Revenant
• Wukong
• Valkyr

Tier List D
• Vauban
• Ember
• Nyx
• Titania

This list will surely give you a nice idea about which frames you should concentrate on acquiring in the current Meta. However, we tried our best to make this list as diverse as possible so you can find at least one frame according to your play style.

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Warframe: 10 Essential Warframes To Have, Ranked

Warframe is intimidating to those who are just starting out, as the game has layers upon layers of intricate systems and content. You'll need to utilize these in order to fully enjoy the game once the initial honeymoon phase of the 'parkour ninjas in space' premise wears off.

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One of these systems is utility, as each of the four dozen warframes has a different skillset and specialization. Sadly, one size does not fit all, and not all warframes can do everything equally. Certain frames are more useful than others, and here are the ones each player ought to have for an easier and smoother time in-game.

10 Inaros

You can't just rely on your warframe in order to get yourself through the game; sometimes, you'll have to train with weapons and movement too, and relying too much on warframes won't let you do that. Thankfully, Inaros has a one and done skill that lets you sit back and do all the work with weapons.

As far as tanky warframes go, Inaros is the most effortless. Just hold his fourth ability for a few seconds, and you'll have tons of armor, practically being nigh-unkillable. This lets you focus on getting used to weapons, loadouts, or evasion tactics.

9 Trinity

Trinity is a healer, a tank, and a buffer rolled into one. A few years ago when the health and energy economy of Warframe was less than desirable, Trinity was a valuable MVP to have on the team, earning her the nickname "War Goddess."

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These days, Trinity isn't really that necessary in most team compositions because players now have plenty of options to obtain energy or health. However, in a pinch, Trinity can still be a useful warframe for support, and she still gives out free energy much faster than any other method.

8 Loki

There was a time when Loki was the most overpowered warframe in the game, but, now that there are more frames that grant invisibility, Loki has been warming the bench for a while. Still, he's one of the easiest invisibility warframes to acquire.

Moreover, it's also easy and cheap to build Loki around near-permanent invisibility, making him useful in Spy missions. Apart from that, his Irradiating Disarm is still considered to be one of the best-scaling crowd control abilities ever.

7 Mesa

There are many damage-per-second frames at the moment, but none of them lets you do damage as effortlessly as Mesa does. With Mesa, you just press one button and watch the screen get cleared of any hostile presence regardless of their level.

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It's also easy to build her around the Peacemaker ability, which scales well throughout the endgame content. Paired with Trinity, Mesa can practically do all the work, which is awesome when it comes to grinding for affinity in groups.

6 Frost

If there is one area in the game where Frost excels in and has for most of the game's lifespan, it would be the defense. Frost is still the undisputed king of defending a static position with his Snow Globe that slows enemies down and absorbs damage.

Meanwhile, the rest of Frost's abilities are also useful for clearing packs of enemies and doing crowd control. As it happens, Defense missions are some of the most cost-efficient activities you can do in-game that still has great rewards.

5 Chroma

Farming Eidolons for arcanes is one of the best endgame activities you can do in Warframe. When it comes to that, no other frame excels better than Chroma, the draconic warframe.

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Chroma not only protects allies with his Elemental Ward but can also turn into a tank or a damage buffer which allows the group to easily take down and snipe Eidolons. Sooner or later, you'd want a Chroma if you want those awesome arcanes.

4 Rhino

Rhino is one of the earliest frames you can acquire. It's essentially for free and someone you also shouldn't discard. He's one of the best all-around warframes that can tank, buff, or use his abilities for crowd control.

The only role he can't fill is DPS, though his Roar is one of the best damage buff abilities in-game and can make him a DPS depending on the weapon. Most of the time, however, you'll be maximizing his Iron Skin, which also makes him immortal if built properly.

3 Nova

With Nova's ability set, your basically changing the reality of battlefields and how missions are done. Nova's valuable and irreplaceable ability, Molecular Prime, speeds enemies up or slows them down while making them more vulnerable.

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This lets you speed up defense missions or create a defensive wave. When not doing that, Nova's Wormhole also lets players traverse massive stretches of terrain, which is useful for the open-world sections of the game.

2 Nekros

Whenever a new and expensive mod gets introduced in the game, the chances of you bumping into a Nekros public squads are sure to skyrocket; Warframe is a looter-shooter and Nekros is all about doubling the loot you get.

This means Nekros will more than double your chances of getting a specific mod or weapon part you're looking for. It also helps that Nekros is a capable warframe when it comes to sustaining himself, meaning you can solo the loot grind with him.

1 Volt

Last, but not least, we present you with the Warframe who will save your most valuable resource as a player, which is time. Say hello to Volt. Volt remains to this day the speedrunning king and lets you finish most mission types in a breeze.

If not, then you can also rely on his defensive ability similar to Frost's, and a fourth ability that nukes the whole area with electricity. His first skill is also useful for stunning targets. Volt is a complete package you shouldn't miss and easily fits many roles.

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Warframe: The 10 Most Powerful Warframes, Ranked

Warframe is the definition of a power fantasy shooter. Players get to wield powerful Warframes that can annihilate entire armies of genetically mutated humans, machines, and infected lifeforms. As you carve a path through the game's various planets, you'll constantly be grinding to unlock new weapons, frames, and cosmetics.

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Each Warframe comes with four unique abilities, quirks, and some even have detailed backstories. There are dozens to choose from, which can make it hard to tell which are the strongest. Every Warframe in this game is perfectly viable for 99% of content, but we'll be looking at ten Warframes today that shine above the rest.

Updated July 27th, , by Charles Burgar: New content releases have placed more importance on Warframe's harder content. Steel Path and Arbitrations are now directly linked to buffing primary and secondary weapons, placing more emphasis on Warframes that have good damage, survivability, and some form of utility. We've updated this list to include some more powerful Warframes. For newer players, we've also added a section to each entry explaining how you obtain each of these Warframes.

10 Revenant: Reave And Tear

If you're only interested in raw damage, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better Warframe than Revenant. This is one of the only Warframes that has scaling damage. His 3, Reave, deals a percentage of the enemy's health as damage. Anyone hit by Reave that is Enthralled, Revenant's first ability, takes five times as much damage. Both abilities become even better if you use a subsumed crowd control ability like Larva or Ensnare.

In essence, a Revenant with % Power Strength build can one-shot virtually every enemy in the game—excluding certain bosses and enemy types that are immune to Warframe powers. And with some of Warframe's best rewards being locked behind Steel Path and Arbitrations, having a Warframe that can one-shot enemies is a huge boon for returning veterans and newer players alike.

How Do You Get Revenant?

Revenant's components are obtained by completing high-level Plains of Eidolon bounties. His blueprint is obtained after completing the "Mask of the Revenant" quest.

9 Ivara: Stealth Perfected

Stealth is an underappreciated aspect of Warframe. Striking from the shadows is a satisfying and deadly way to complete missions by yourself. The community's favorite frog-looking Warframe, Ivara, is the best character for this playstyle.

Manipulating enemies from the shadows with unique arrows and the Artemis Bow, Ivara is a devastating character when played right. A single shot from her Artemis Bow can fire 14 arrows—28 if you're using Galvanized Chamber—that will easily pin a target to a nearby wall. Her unique arrows give Ivara more subtle options, ranging from generating cloak fields to firing ziplines. If stealth isn't your thing, certain augments can give Ivara a more explosive approach, letting her Artemis Blow turn enemies into dust. She even makes for a solid Eidolon Hunter if you use her Empowered Quiver augment.

How Do You Get Ivara?

Ivara's Components and blueprint are a rare drop from Spy Vaults. The level of the Spy mission determines which Ivara part can drop.

8 Nova: The Power Of Matter

Nova is unquestionably one of Warframe's most versatile casters. There aren't many Warframe's that can:

  1. Slow enemies to a crawl.
  2. Hasten enemies to speed up certain missions.
  3. Create portals to teleport across the map.
  4. Double the damage enemies take.
  5. Release projectiles that can deal up to 25, damage each.

Her ultimate, Molecular Prime, can be used to either slow enemies or hasten them—depending on your Power Strength. This can serve as either a nice survivability tool or a means of speeding up lengthy missions. Wormhole is a great ability for newer players traversing open world content. Antimatter Drop deals great damage for Star Chart content, and Null Star can even be modded to give 90% damage resistance. When you consider subsumed abilities on Nova—the most notable being Empower—she easily becomes one of the most reliable and versatile Warframes you can play.

How Do You Get Nova?

Nova's components are obtained from The Raptor boss fight on Europa. Her blueprint can be purchased from the Market for 35, Credits.

7 Rhino: The Tanky Beginner Frame

New players will likely build Rhino first. With his easy-to-use kit, it's not hard to understand why. Rhino's sheer strength allows him to charge through enemies, envelop his skin with ferrite armor, inspire allies with a multiplicative damage buff, or stomp the ground so hard it warps gravity itself.

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For a starter Warframe, Rhino is loaded with a great mix of damage, crowd control, and survivability. Reaching the later stages of Warframe's progression, Rhino fans can grab a few of his augments to make Rhino viable for Steel Path content. He might not pack as much damage as Chroma or be as mindlessly tanky as Inaros, yet Rhino's accessible blueprints and simple kit make him one of the best beginner Warframes in the game.

How Do You Get Rhino?

Rhino's components drop from The Jackal boss on Venus. His blueprint can be purchased from the Market for 35, Credits.

Why Not Recommend X Frame Instead?

Rhino has some serious competition in today's meta, with frames like Nezha and Inaros fulfilling a similar role. There are quite a few frames that are just as good, arguably better, than what Rhino brings to the table. We ultimately gave Rhino a spot due to how easy he is to farm, how well he scales into endgame content, and how easy Rhino is to play.

However, if you're a more experienced Warframe player that wants a strong alternative to Rhino, the Warframes listed below should be on your radar:

  • Wukong: Great for speedrunning missions, and his clone outputs some absurd damage when paired with an AoE weapon.
  • Inaros: If you care about survivability and nothing else, get Inaros. He has the highest health pool in the game that can reach up to 10, HP on his Prime variant.
  • Nezha: Has a similar kit to Rhino but is much faster and can fill a more supportive role on your team.
  • Nidus: In endurance missions, Nidus is nigh-invincible and outputs an absurd amount of damage. He also has better CC than Rhino.
  • Chroma: Best for boss fights like Eidolons and Profit Taker. He has a similar playstyle to Rhino minus any form of CC.

6 Gara: Frost With An Edge

Gara is a sharp Warframe, both in her aesthetic and devastating kit. Unlike Frost, Gara isn't a one-trick pony; her manipulation of glass allows Gara to double up as an excellent offensive and defensive Warframe.

Creating rings of glass as Gara makes for solid cover, but it can be doubled up as a damage boost with her second ability, Splinter Storm. Shattering enough Mass Vitrify rings with your first ability will cause Splinter Storm to increase its damage output, eliminating nearby enemies with a thousand cuts. When you also consider the defensive properties of her second and fourth abilities, it's easy to see why the Warframe community joking refers to Gara as "the unofficial Frost rework." If you're into the idea of using shards, barriers, and chunks of glass to decimate enemies, Gara is a perfect choice.

How Do You Get Gara?

Gara's components dr low to mid-level Plains of Eidolon bounties. Her blueprint is given upon completing the "Saya's Vigil" quest.

5 Wisp: Motes With The Most

Wisp needs little introduction. This elusive character is a terror in the hands of a good player, applying constant debuffs to enemies and game-changing boons to allies.

Her first ability, Motes, is Wisp's bread and butter. Allies that pluck these motes will gain increased health, health regeneration, fire rate, movement speed, reload speed, and stun nearby enemies. It's the holy trinity of buffs, and that's all from a single ability. Wisp also packs quite the punch with her third ability, causing affected targets to spawn wisps of energy that deal immense damage. She has tons of mobility, buffs, debuffs, and makes great use of the Helminth system. There simply isn't a better support Warframe you'll find.

How Do You Get Wisp?

Wisp's components and blueprint drop from The Ropalolyst boss fight on Jupiter.

4 Mesa: Intergalactic Gunslinger

If you're into the whole Wild West thing, here's a top pick for you. Mesa stacks bullets to shred enemies like paper. Mesa is one of the best Warframes to play both in terms of design and damage. Nothing screams "gunslinger" more than using your dual Regulators to disintegrate an enemy's health bar.

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Mesa's fourth ability, Peacemaker, unleashes the power of her arm-mounted revolvers. Using her thumbs as hammers, Mesa fires dozens of bullets into any target in her cone of vision with perfect accuracy. To make sure she doesn't die, Mesa also has a defensive shield that absorbs 95% of all damage you take. Not even melee enemies can damage her, as her second ability disrupts nearby targets. It's always high noon when Mesa is on the field.

How Do You Get Mesa?

Mesa's components drop from the Mutalist Alad V boss fight on Eris. You'll need to create Mutalist Alad V Assassinate Keys to start this mission. The blueprint for these keys is given upon completing the "Patient Zero" quest. Mesa's blueprint can be purchased from the Market for 30, Credits.

3 Protea: Turrets And Archguns Galore

It's difficult to talk about strong Warframes without mentioning Protea, a time-manipulating prodigy with an affinity for gadgets. Most agree that her fourth ability, Temporal Anchor, isn't the greatest, but that's OK; Helminth exists.

Protea becomes a devastating Warframe when you subsume Nidus' Larva ability, replacing her fourth ability with this devastating CC power. Deploy a Larva near a group of enemies, then summon three Blaze Artillery turrets. The turrets will scale their damage so quickly that they'll be able to one-shot Steel Path enemies after a brief period of continuous fire.

If that sounds boring, Protea can also generate an infinite amount of energy orbs and Archgun ammo for herself and nearby allies. Have you ever wanted to main the Mausolon or Grattler as your primary? Now you can. When you use her first ability as an added defense layer, it's hard to argue that Protea is anything below a top-tier Warframe.

How Do You Get Protea?

Protea's components drop from the Granum Void, a hidden game type found on the Corpus Ship tileset. This unique game mode and Protea's blueprint are both unlocked upon completing "The Deadlock Protocol" quest. The difficulty of the Granum Void determines which Protea part can drop.

2 Saryn: Poisonous Powerhouse

Saryn is nothing short of a poisonous powerhouse. This Warframe is an absolute hoot to play because it's all about keeping the poison damage spreading from enemy to enemy. When used correctly, Saryn can melt entire waves before they even leave their spawn.

Essentially, Saryn uses its first ability, Spores, to inflict Corrosive poison on the targeted foe. If they die with the poison still on them, it passes on in an area of effect. Saryn's Spore damage scales over time, allowing her to deal cataclysmic damage in Steel Path and long endurance missions.

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Saryn also has a decoy and health regain ability, so she's got an excellent kit all around. Her usage in tough content and Sanctuary Onslaught solidifies her as the de facto queen of group DPS.

How Do You Get Saryn?

Saryn's components drop from the Kela De Thaym boss on Sedna. Fighting Kela requires that you have 15 Judgement Points—a score you increase by completing Arena missions on Sedna. Saryn's blueprint can be purchased from the Market for 25, Credits.

1 Octavia: Beats That Kill

Octavia is the most overpowered Warframe in the game in terms of utility and scalability. Depending on who you ask, she's also the most boring character to play. That's the main reason no one plays her, but that doesn't excuse the fact that Octavia can single-handedly kill level 1,+ enemies without moving an inch.

Mallet is the star of the show, creating a miniature stereo that blasts the beat of your music at foes. Oh yeah, Octavia plays music that kills people and buffs allies. This device will scale its damage based on how much damage it receives, conveniently forcing all enemies in range to shoot it. It doubles up as a CC and damage tool.

That alone makes her excellent, but what makes Octavia truly overpowered are her buffs. As Warframe's take on a bard class, Octavia blasts music with all of her abilities to help her allies. Her third ability, Metronome, gives everyone free invisibility just by crouching to the tune of your music. Firing to the beat gives you free multishot, and jumping to the music gives a movement speed boost. This ability single-handedly makes Octavia a powerhouse for all content.

Her ultimate gives everyone a massive damage boost, and her Resonator basically disables enemy AI while active. Should you dislike any of these abilities, Octavia can make great use of the Helminth system to further enhance her kit.

Did we mention that you create your own music? Octavia gives allies screens worth of buffs, is invisible 24/7, has infinite damage scaling, and does all of this by playing your music. If you can get accustomed to Octavia's rather boring playstyle, you won't find a stronger Warframe in the game currently.

How Do You Get Octavia?

Octavia's components each have a unique drop source:

  • Blueprint: Complete the "Octavia's Anthem" quest.
  • Neuroptics:Drops from Deimos Survival missions (Rotation C/every 20 minutes).
  • Chassis: Complete the puzzle in Lua's music room.
  • Systems: Open hidden caches found on Plato, Lua.

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Warframes 2020 top

Warframe features over forty different playable frames as of August , and few of them are truly bad picks. Most frames are useful in one situation or another. But some Warframes stand above the pack for their powerful abilities and utility across a wide variety of mission types. Here are my picks for the top 10 Warframes in the game right now.

1. Saryn

When you&#;ve got to wipe out an entire map&#;s worth of enemies, Saryn is your Warframe. Her Spores ability is one of the best mass damage-dealing powers in the game, and her ultimate, Miasma, makes it even more deadly. Saryn is so deadly, in fact, that playing with one on your team often means your foes will drop dead before you get a chance to shoot them. Is that annoying? Maybe, but until Saryn gets nerfed, few Warframes can touch her in terms of sheer destructiveness.

2. Mesa

Mesa sports agility and skill with secondary weapons — but let&#;s be real, you&#;re running her for her Peacemaker ability. This power lets her wield her dual Regulator pistols in her best Bayonetta impression, wiping out everyone in sight. Casting her Shatter Shield ability beforehand reduces her vulnerability, and maximizing ability duration helps make sure that when the smoke clears, nobody else is left standing.


3. Protea

Protea&#;s kit makes her a jack-of-all-trades, capable of healing allies, generating resources, locking down areas, and doing massive burst damage with her ult. There&#;s really nothing like activating her four, spamming grenades and turrets for a few seconds, then getting all your energy back to do it again. Equip mods that increase ability cast speed for maximum fun.

She gets a slight nod here over perennial favorite, Wisp, due to her Necramech support. Protea can generate infinite energy and health for regular Warframes and their Necramech vehicles. This is especially great during the Profit-Taker fight, as well as Orphix and other Railjack missions — all of which benefit from sustained mech play. Railjack has become incredibly lucrative in the last year or so, making it one of the best places to farm Arcanes and open Void Relics.

4. Wisp

Another well-rounded frame, Wisp has a huge energy pool that helps her make the best of her powerful abilities. Reservoirs is one of the best team buffs in Warframe, granting Wisp and her allies haste, bonus health, and a proximity shock ability. The summoned pods are indestructible and last indefinitely, making Wisp especially useful in defense-style missions. Will-o-Wisp gives Wisp a mobility power, and Breach Surge is a useful debuff that blinds and damages enemies. Finally, Sol Gate is a huge fricking laser beam for when you&#;ve had enough and just want every Grineer you can see to fall over. She&#;s technically listed behind Protea here, but they both excel most in different situations.

5. Octavia

One of the most complicated Warframes in the game, Octavia&#;s abilities are all built around her Mandachord: a fully-functional music sequencer. Her Resonator and Mallet offer powerful debuffs, and Metronome grants her and her allies a range of useful benefits like increased movement speed, multishots, and bonus melee damage — if you&#;re able to move to the music, that is. Her skill ceiling and narrow focus on damage over support put her in the middle of this list, but she&#;s honestly hard to compete with in terms of raw power.

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6. Nova

Nova is both deadly and versatile. Her ult, Molecular Prime, tags all enemies around her with antimatter that makes them more vulnerable, slows them down, and detonates them on death. Equipping mods that give Nova negative Ability Strength will actually make enemies move faster, which makes her uniquely helpful for speeding up Defense missions. Null Star gives her some damage resistance while also granting some bonus firepower. Worm Hole is a straightforward mobility power that can also transport bullets and other projectiles. Finally, Antimatter Drop is a tricky ability to learn, but one of the most damaging powers in Warframe when mastered.

7. Khora

Khora is a fast-moving, hard-hitting Warframe with a great companion in the form of her Kavat Venari. Whipclaw hits hard, while Ensnare gives her a means of taking powerful enemies out of the fight temporarily. But Khora&#;s star ability is the incredibly-named Strangledome, which locks down an area with chains that render foes helpless and more vulnerable to damage.

This Warframe has been good for a very long time, but she&#;s especially useful now. The Steel Path &#;new game plus&#; mode Digital Extremes introduced in has become an important part of endgame play. Khora, specifically kitted out with the Accumulating Whipclaw mod, is a demon of damage with great crowd control for exactly that mode. Meanwhile, Venari Bodyguard bypasses normal tank build by giving you an entire extra set of mod slots to work with on your space cat.

The only major downside to Khora, right now, is investing so much into her and her companion right now. An inevitable Khora Prime will one day supersede them both.

8. Rhino

Speaking of tanks, Rhino is one of the most straightforwardly powerful ones in Warframe. Using Iron Skin makes him almost completely invulnerable and immune to status effects. Roar is one of the most useful team buffs in the game, massively increasing ally damage. Rhino Charge is a useful mobility skill that can also disrupt enemies, and Rhino Stomp is an easy-to-use crowd control power. Rhino may be a simple Warframe, but who needs complexity when you&#;re this tough?


9. Wukong

Wukong is one of the best solo Warframes in the game. In fact, playing him means you&#;re never really playing solo at all. His Celestial Twin ability lets you double your firepower and combos with all of his other powers to great effect. Cloud Walker gives you incredible mobility while clearing status effects, and Defy makes Wukong completely invincible for a few seconds, after which he amplifies and deals back any received damage in a kind of offensive version of Rhino&#;s Iron Skin power. Finally, Primal Fury is a powerful Exalted Weapon with great range. The Monkey King reigns supreme.


Playing Inaros goes like this: drop into a mission, dump most of your health into Scarab Armor, use Desiccation to stun enemies, hit them with finishers to regain your health, and become an unkillable Egyptian God Card. If that&#;s not enough, you have an uninterruptible healing ability in Devour that can also turn enemies into allies, not to mention the endless fun and area control of Sandstorm. Inaros is a killer solo Warframe, but it can also help out on teams by healing allies with Scarab Swarm. Plus, he just got a Prime model that comes with improved stats and makes him look even classier.

Inaros is interesting because he&#;s a bit of a blank slate — and thus perfect for modifying for the Helminth system. His stats and ult already make him nearly immortal. You can supplement next supplement them with mobility, utility, damage, or better crowd control. Swap out the so-so Sandstorm, for instance, with Eclipse. Or turn Devour into Blood Altar to heal yourself and teammates while freeing yourself up to move and attack.

Those are my picks for the 10 best frames in Warframe right now! Like I said above, few frames are truly bad, and there are a number of picks that could stand alongside those on this list, depending on your taste: like Limbo, Nidus, Gara, Trinity, Chroma, and Gauss, just to name a few. Did I miss your favorite? Let me know in the comments.


Warframe is a great online game which is free to play. It has quite a steep learning curve though, and you can’t really skip any of the systems on top of systems knowhow or you are putting yourself at a disadvantage.

There are also many different warframes to choose from, which come with a unique set of skills.

To make it simpler to get used to them, you might want to look at them as characters, such as in a MOBA.

Right now there are 45 warframes to choose from, along with the stronger Prime ones, and there are more coming.

Here is our updated Warframe Tier List:

A+Gara, Mesa, Nezha, Nova, Octavia, Protea, Rhino, Saryn, Wisp
AInaros, Ivara, Nekros
A&#;Baruuk, Chroma, Ember, Equinox, Gauss, Xaku, Yareli
B+Ash, Excalibur, Grendel, Hildryn, Khora, Nidus, Titania
BGaruda, Mag, Mirage, Oberon, Revenant, Trinity, Wukong
CAtlas, Banshee, Harrow, Hydroid, Lavos, Limbo, Loki, Valkyr, Vauban, Volt, Zephyr
DFrost, Nyx

15 Best Warframes Right Now

Some are of course superior to others. When picking which warframe you want, bear three things in mind:

  • Survivability
  • Damage per second (DPS)
  • Crowd Control (CC)

Let’s take a look at 15 warframes which excel in one or more of those categories:


The only weakness Limbo has is Nullifiers that cancel out the skills of other warframes. These are easy to work with and make him unbeatable because of his Rift mechanics.

Limbo can stop projectiles mid-flight. It’s quite simple to get him a sustainable energy pool, and then when you team that with his range, efficiency and high skill duration, he’s a strong and useful killing machine.


Trinity, who is also known as the War Goddess in the game, has infinite energy, meaning enemies can waste their abilities trying to kill her. She’s also a support frame because of this.

Trinity can link her health with an enemy so they get the damage that should have been done to her. She can survive even the strongest attacks.


Although Inaros is possibly the strongest warframe, Nidus is the most resilient. However high level his enemies might be, Nidus is just about un-killable.

He has the mechanic of Mutation to stack up to a hundred. Whenever he dies he can come back to life right away using 15 Mutation stacks.

It’s easy to get Mutation stacks so you can keep him alive for as long as possible.


This might be the simplest warframe for beginners, but it’s still a good pick. You might get this one for free depending who you select in the tutorial, else you can get Excalibur Umbra free in a later quest, and that one is stronger.

Excalibur is a great DPS warframe since he has an Exalted Blade skill. In addition he has Radial Blind to stun enemies briefly, and that’s a useful crowd control panic button.

Excalibur has 2 mods which are quite simple to get. He has a Chromatic Blade and also Condition Overload on the Exalted Blade.

These help to make him victorious in the endgame content.


Gauss is a great damage and utility frame. He is a good choice if you’re in a hurry to progress through the game and you want to complete every mission in the quickest way you can to make the most of your time or expand your skills as a Warframe player.

He is the quickest warframe because of his second skill, even compared to Volt.

His speed skill is consistent and unparalleled.

His other skills are worthy too, and include wiping out all enemies in a degree radius and mitigating projectile damages.


This rather complex warframe has Day and Night Form dynamics, which can take a while to master.

However, choose Equinox and you will have one of the best endgame-scaling frames available.

Equinox is able to put enemies to sleep then kill them to get affinity. This makes solo affinity farming easy. Her final skill is she can make enemies bleed to death.

This is based on a percentage calculation so will work on any level of enemies.

Changing to another form makes Equinox a healer for all the team, so she is a valuable warframe to pick.


Nekros has a third skill of Desecrate, which makes him a great choice. It makes any dead enemy hand over their loot.

Although it’s based on a set percentage, it roughly doubles your look and also increases the odds of you finding mods or rare items. Nekros is a great way to get plenty of Warframe Platinum.


Ivara’s permanent invisibility makes her top tier. She is ranger themed and uses a bow. Her skill is Artemis Bow, which lets her shoot multiple arrows from a bow.

This bow causes a lot of damage regardless of the level of the enemy.

Ivara has other skills including crowd control, which paired with her constant invisibility, makes her very strong in the game, and a great choice for solo endless survival modes.


Inaros doesn’t tend to rely on his skills, but he is still a good choice. The shrugs off attacks seemingly with very little effort, compared to most other warframes.

His ability gets a lot of armor, although he can still get damage to health.

Use Dessication, another of his skills, to recover his health at warp speed. This stuns and blinds enemies with sand. If they die, a lot of Inaros’ health will be topped up.

He is quite hard to kill.


Saryn is a nice DPS frame and likely the best at damaging all enemies within about 50 meters. She can wipe them out before they’re even in your line of sight.

Her first skill is Spores which not only inflicts damage to enemies, but also spreads to others, stripping their armor.

Toxic Lash and Miasma are other skills Saryn has, and these can help erase any enemy on the map when they spawn.

She isn’t so good at surviving compared to other warframes, but her Molt skill draws enemy fire and can be modded to bring her health back up.


If you want to have fun with weapons instead of go for the warframe with the strongest killing ability, you might like to consider Rhino or the Rhino Prime variant (which is similar but stronger and more edgy).

You will be able to do that without the fear of dying. Rhino has a number of useful skills, but his Iron Skin makes him especially hard to kill.

He isn’t the best for Warframe’s hardest missions, but with the two mods of Iron Shrapnel and Ironclad Charge, he has a lot of health and can put up a good fight.

Send him into a crowd of enemies using Rhino Charge and then immediately activate Iron Skin. You will get between 10, and , extra armor depending how many enemies you can hit.


Octavia has a wide selection of skills and plenty of power. She can survive damage and draw enemy fire.

She also has the skill of infinite invisibility and this can be shared with three other members or the team.

She is much stronger than Loki because she can be invisible all the time and still cause plenty of damage.


Nova is able to kill any enemy she sees. Her ultimate skill is Molecular Prime.

This can make enemies slower or faster, or can inflict double the damage on them, depending on how you mod this skill.

Nova is a lot more likely to survive than Saryn, since her first skill is Null Star, giving her up to 90% reduction in damage. She can survive any attack using the Molecular Prime field.


This is a more active and quicker version of Rhino. The skill is also similar. Nezha has Warding Halo, which means he has a lot of armor and makes him hard to kill.

He also has the Firewalker skill which damages and stuns enemies stepping on his trail of fire, and this gives him a boost in speed too.

Another skill Nezha has is Blazing Chakram, which gives infinite healing orbs to rapidly recover health. Divine Spears, another skill, can incapacitate a lot of enemies at once and is also good for crowd control.


Our Winner!! Mesa or Mesa Prime is unbeatable in terms of DPS.

This is because of Peacemaker, her ultimate skill, which will kill any enemy approaching regardless of their level.

Mesa can also go in a survival frame or tank category, thanks to her Shooting Gallery skill that stuns enemies and disables their ranged weapons when they are close.

In addition, Mesa’s Shatter Shield reduces the amount of damage she takes. She is a mean killing machine thanks to this range of skills.

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Warframe Tier List &#; What is the best Warframe?

Warframe Tier List &#; What is the best Warframe? &#; This is a question that arises in almost every Tenno, there are so many to choose from. Players who have lower mastery rank/less experienced in the game face difficulties while choosing the best frame.

Answer From a Veteran: I would say that there is no such thing as the best frame in this game. Every player has a different playstyle, which is why modding is a huge part of the game. There are different scenarios in which you might have to choose a different frame to complete a mission easily. For example; if you are playing a defense mission, I would recommend the team to use a setup with Trinity Energy Vampire build (for unlimited energy) and Banshee Resonating Quake build (for killing enemies at range).

Warframe Tier List &#; What is the best Warframe?

As I said earlier, there is no best frame in the game, but I will still categorize Frames according to various scenarios/mission types

Best Overall frame for Every Mission?

A frame that can deal damage&#;

or give buffs to teammates?

can become invisible and grant invisibility to teammates?

Who is it?


One of the best frames in the game, hands down. Since the release, this frame has been my go-to. Absolutely melts down enemies with her Mallet, the cool thing is that enemies stop shooting as soon as you spawn the Mallet.


  • Unlimited Invisibility
  • Grants multiple buffs such as multishot, invisibility to the whole team
  • Huge damage dealer.

Best Tanky Frame

Below I have listed the best frames in the Tankiness category.


The Egyptian god is not liked by many, but the frame can take any kind of beating and can still survive. The Scarab armor is one of the most powerful ultimate in the game. The frame also would be my #1 in terms of survival since you can literally eat your enemies to restore your health. Also, you can Darude sandstorm your way out of almost every fight.


  • Insane Armor, thanks to Scarab Swarm. Inaros has a base armor of , with a fully charged Swarm this can be increased to Combine this with Steel Fiber and you&#;ll have Armor.
  • Devour your enemies and leech their health.
  • Use Desiccation to blind your enemies


Rhino was one of the first frames that were introduced in the game. The frame was literally so tanky, that DE had to debuff it a little bit. Almost everyone that plays this game knows about Rhino and Iron Skin.

  • Provides damage buff with Roar (useful for teammates as well)
  • Iron Skin can help you in remaining alive when your other teammates are falling apart
  • Rhino Stomp can be used as a great CC (Crowd Control) if you have a little duration.

Nidus (Damage + Tank)

If you want to play a frame which offers both tankiness and damage, then Nidus should be your choice. This infestation based frame had seen its peak when it could heal the objectives, gone are the days though. Talking about Tankiness, this frame excels at it, you can leech the armor/health of an enemy using Parasitic Link, whatever damage you take is reflected towards that enemy.

  • Virulence is a great damage based ability. Combine Virulence with Larva to build up your mutation stacks and you&#;ll be good to go for hours of survival.
  • Nidus&#;s 4th ability is called Ravenous. This ability spawns a weird-looking infestation pool containing multiple high damage dealing maggots, this infested area also heals everyone. These infested maggots will increase your stacks every time they get a kill.

These were some of the best tanky frames that you can use in the game. I might have missed a few such as Valkyr, Oberon and such. I particularly don&#;t like those frames in terms of tankiness since they are affected with duration/energy.

Best Damage Dealing Frames

Time to clear some planets?

Let&#;s find out what the best damage dealing frames are

One thing to keep in mind is that everyone has a different playstyle. Some might like Mesa as a damage dealer, some might like Nova, everything depends on how you like playing the game.


Banshee and Resonating Quake is one combo that I can never stop using. I used to do fast defense missions using Banshee to farm relics easily. Another useful ability that Banshee offers is &#;Sonar&#;, this ability reveals all critical weak spots of the enemies.


  • Amazing Damage dealing ability called Sound Quake
  • Sonar can be used to reveal critical hit spots to all of your teammates.
  • Silence can be used to escape from death.

Banshee is amazing at dealing damage at all times but is extremely squishy. You might need help from your teammates for surviving in high-level missions.


Mesa&#;s 4 is so powerful that you can literally clear a room full of enemies with a few clicks. The only thing is that you might run out energy within many times. I love running the peacemaker build with Arcane Energize, thanks to the unlimited energy supply you will never run out of fun time shooting enemies.


  • Causes absolute destruction no matter how powerful the enemies are. Peacemaker is one of the most powerful ultimates in the game.
  • Mesa&#;s Shatter Shield (Power 3) makes her tank which reflects incoming damage. The energy shield can last over 20 seconds with the right duration build.
  • Shooting Gallery jams enemy guns while giving bonus damage to Mesa. This effect shifts between teammates.

Best Frame for Spy Missions

Loki Prime

You cannot obtain the primed variant anymore, the non-primed variant will work fine though. The fastest frame in the game when modded right, the frame can stay invisible for the longest duration. You can also use Loki for CC, combined with Irradiating disarm augment and a little range, enemies will start fighting with each other without any weapons.

But Loki is rarely used for anything other than Spy or sabotage missions. But the choice is yours, use whatever you like.


Ivara is a huge pain to farm, you really have to learn to speed run spy missions to obtain this frame. But once you have it, spy missions become a piece of cake.

Once you obtain Ivara, just buy the Infiltrate augment from the syndicate vendors. Using Infiltrate + Prowl you can pass through any security barriers such as lasers without being detected.

Is there a Meta in Warframe?

I&#;ve been asked this a lot of times, hey what is the meta nowadays? &#; Warframe never had and never will have any meta. I have already written multiple times that you can play with whatever frame you like unless you&#;re a Limbo :P.


My conclusion for the sake of the tier list are these:

(Judged based on Survivability and all-round usage in every mission)

Tier 1 Frames

  • Octavia: I absolutely love this frame. You can stay invisible, deal a lot of damage and give buffs to your teammates at the same time. When this frame was initially announced, I was skeptical about it getting nerfed. But to this date, I still play and enjoy it.
  • Rhino: Rhino is an absolute tank is still good till date. My reason for listing it here is because it&#;s really easy to obtain for beginners. The prime variant might cost a lot since it has been vaulted.
  • Mesa: Press 4 to win, the right build can make your Mesa a tank and enemy killer. There&#;s no doubt about Mesa being a Tier 1 frame. Now, has a primed variant with better stats.
  • Chroma: Huge armor and damage buff, level ? &#; No problem. The armor and damage scaling with the right-build will make this frame insane for any high-level mission.
  • Inaros: Another tank that takes damage like a champ and survives with a problem. The rage build gives you unlimited energy and desiccation ability with range gives you unlimited finishers on enemies. If you run out of health, just eat one of your enemy, simple.
  • Nidus: Nidus&#;s Virulence is one of the highest damage-dealing abilities in the game, once it&#;s fully powered up. Larva is an amazing CC ability that latches all enemies around you. So we have CC + Damage both in one package.
  • Trinity: Best support frame in the game. Can constantly heal teammates and prevent their death. Whoever runs this frame in PUBs is an angel.

Tier 2 Frames

  • Nova: Nova is amazing, there&#;s no doubt. But in high-level missions, it might face troubles in surviving. This is a good CC frame altogether and amazing for running defense missions in quick succession.
  • Banshee: Banshee deserves to stay in Tier 1, I know. Abilities such as Sonar and Sound Quake are one of the best damage-dealing abilities in the game. But my reason for putting it here is because this frame doesn&#;t survive well in high-level missions. You always need support around you.
  • Equinox: Amazing but squishy. Great frame for low level exterminate missions.

Tier 3 Frames

  • Frost: Moved to Tier 3 because it becomes obsolete in high-level missions. The globe is not powerful enough and disappears as soon as nullifiers touch them.
  • Vauban: Vauban&#;s 4 is great, but with a lot of great frames in the game now. There&#;s no great ability that this frame provides you with.
  • Volt: Good for running around fast. Can be a good enough CC but not compared to the other options that we have now.
  • Gara: The glass-based frame was something I thought would kill Frost, but then they nerfed it.
  • Zephyr: Haven&#;t seen a lot of people using this frame and I myself don&#;t like it. All abilities are average.

Tier 4 Frames

  • Ember: After the World on Fire nerf, I don&#;t think anyone even uses this frame anymore. Before the nerf, there were lobbies full of people running around with their 4 triggered. This created a community outcry and DE had to nerf it.
  • Titania: To this date, I have seen only people using this frame. If you like flying around as a Butterfly, then this might be the frame for you. If DE ever decides to create Titania Prime, I am sure this frame will get reworked.
  • Wukong: Recently got reworked, but still don&#;t think it&#;s good enough compared to the other frames. I will change this if someone in the comment section proves it to be good enough.
  • Harrow: Obsolete support frame that works around shields. Leveled it to 30 and never touched it again.

I have not listed a few frames in the tier list above because I couldn&#;t find their fit in the list. Frames like Nekros & Hydroid can&#;t be put in tier lists since they have a niche use. Please keep in mind, these are my thoughts and these do not change anything. Play with whatever frame you like.

I will be updating this list time by time, drop your suggestions for lists so that I can create more of these. Some more lists like Best Support Warframe, Best CC Warframe are coming up soon, in the process of writing them now.

Do let me know what are your views about this, do you like this list or should I make some changes?


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