What Could A Mastery Rank 30 Test Even Be?

The other day I mentioned how I had reached Mastery Rank 28, almost completely by surprise. In that article, I briefly discussed I was curious what the MR29 and MR30 tests would be, but there’s a bit more to it than that. After all, a Mastery Rank test generally involves testing a specific skill and using the right tools for the job. You can do almost any test using a plain old Excalibur, using (often a well Forma’d) Braton, Lato and Skana, but as your arsenal increases, there are better ways to do tests. A handful of these tests also… [Continue Reading]

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Mastery Rank 28

Hitting Mastery Rank 28 actually came to me as a bit of a surprise. It turned out I was much, much closer to MR28 than I had assumed, due to the fact that there had been a small trickle of content ever since I hit MR27. In fact, I managed to reach MR28 while still not touching K-Drives or the many melee weapons I am missing. But where all this mastery came from though is a bit of a mystery… Okay, I lied. This sudden mastery is not a mystery at all. It just slowly built up. Unlike the run-ups… [Continue Reading]

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Mastery Rank 27

I said I wouldn’t push myself to get to Mastery Rank 27. I said I wouldn’t. I told myself I was quite happy getting to Mastery Rank 26 and that I’ll climb to the next rank when we can unlock Mastery Ranks 28-30. But no, I didn’t listen to me. I went and pushed for MR27, the rank of Gold Sage. And fucking hell, I am both pleased and pissed off at myself. I’m pissed off with myself because I did too much grinding over the last few days. After getting TWO 31-hour Affinity Boosters in a row, I realised… [Continue Reading]

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On Being Mastery Rank 26

Mastery Rank 26, Silver Sage, is currently the highest accessible Mastery Rank in the game, with there not being enough weapons, Warframes and other items to level up to be able to reach Mastery Rank 27. Somehow, I managed to reach Mastery Rank 26. I did so in just under 2500 hours, according to Steam, but really it was far less, since those 2500 hours include the time I’ve spent idling in Fortuna 69, trading in my dojo, answering questions in Region Chat and, uh, updating the game. I’m pretty sure I’ve spent at least 20 hours alone updating the… [Continue Reading]

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Paris Prime – The First and Last Step

The Paris Prime was one of the first weapons I managed to gather all the Prime parts for and build in the foundry. But as I played through Warframe, I found that bows were getting harder to use against more and more enemies. Sure, at the start of a mission, like an Exterminate or Rescue, when there’s only scattered enemies lying around, a Paris bow would silently take them out, but in a Defense mission or an Interception mission where enemies were all already alerted? Bows began to drag me down with their slow charge times. They might be able… [Continue Reading]

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