MR29

Mastery Rank 29 became available for all players alongside the Deadlock Protocol. For ages, really, since the Railjack update, most players couldn’t reach MR29. The reason was simple: only Founding players had enough items to reach the amount of mastery needed for MR29. Everyone else was left with a 6,000 standing gap between MR28 and MR29, with no items to master. The Deadlock Protocol fixed that. We actually got a pretty good amount of mastery with this update. 6,000 for Protea herself, 6,000 for a MOA and 15,000 for assorted weapons. But really, to reach MR29, we only needed 6,000… [Continue Reading]

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I Mastered Every Item in Warframe Except for Founder Items

I have officially just mastered every weapon in Warframe. Except for Founder items. It’s been a grueling 3 years of grinding, but for now, I’m done. And to think that I was going to stop at 18 because I didn’t think Mastery mattered that much. It doesn’t, but that’s not the point. My point is that I have mastered literally everything apart from the unobtainable Excalibur Prime, Skana Prime and Lato Prime. And it was hell. Especially at the end. Once I hit MR28, I was only missing a few things. Namely Archwing items, K-Drives and whatever new Prime stuff… [Continue Reading]

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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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