Weird Little Warframe Facts About Weapons

Years and years ago, aabicus wrote an article about little-known mechanics in Team Fortress 2. He went into a detailed list of various things that really aren’t obvious at all. Some of these were minor differences like how a Sniper’s rifle’s laser will detect invisible spies. However, some mechanics were rather large, like how crouching breaks hitboxes. The article is quite an interesting read, and aabicus suggested I write one about Warframe, with my insane knowledge. Small problem with that: There are SO MANY little-known mechanics that it’s impossible to list even some of them in a single item. That… [Continue Reading]

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I Miss My Ignis

In my quest to finish leveling every weapon in the game, I’ve been neglecting my Ignis. It’s been sitting there, unused, for ages. While the Ignis still sits at the top of my most-used primary weapons, I actually haven’t touched it in a long, long time. In fact, even after I finished leveling everything up, my Ignis remains somewhat untouched. Why though? Why did I abandon my Ignis? Well, simply put, I’ve been using other weapons lately. Out of the last 10 weapons I needed to level up for mastery, all of them except one were primary weapons. The Kuva… [Continue Reading]

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Self Damage Is No More

Self Damage no longer exists in Warframe, at least when it comes to explosive weapons. No longer can you blow yourself up while using an explosive weapon. You don’t have to play Inaros or Wukong to use the Kuva Bramma. Squishy frames no longer instantly die from misfiring alternate-fire modes like the Corinth. And I no longer have to scoop my Ogris-using friend off the floor every other mission! Actually, I take that back, self-damage still exists in some exceptions. For example, the Nightwatch Napalm mod for the Ogris. But in 99% of cases? Self damage is gone. Self damage… [Continue Reading]

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Boomkong – The Joy of Wukong and Exploding Bows

I’ve never been a fan of exploding weapons in Warframe. Explosive weaponry is simply too scary for the average Tenno. Because of how much damage explosive weapons do, we blow ourselves up. A lot. To the point that we leave most explosive weapons to one side. In fact, the only really popular explosive weapons were originally weapons like the Tonkor… which had next to no self-damage. Which was removed. The Exceptions to the Rule The Kuva Bramma on the other hand is quite a popular weapon. While it IS a Kuva weapon and requires killing a Lich to obtain, it’s… [Continue Reading]

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5 Cool Melee Weapons You Should Try

Destroying your enemies with fancy sticks is always a good way to pass the time. But there are a huge number of melee weapons in Warframe, so which ones are worth using? Which ones are good? And more importantly, which ones are fun? Now, I’m of the opinion that you should try at least every main type of weapon, but for those who just want to use something fun, here’s five of the coolest and most fun melee weapons you can use. The Zenistar Of course the Zenistar is on this list. For a long time, the Zenistar was the… [Continue Reading]

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Looking at Warframe’s Milestone Weapons

With Warframe’s milestone login system, you get a little reward every time you sign in, with bigger rewards every 50 and 100 days. On your 100th, 300th, 500th and 700th logins, you get a choice of one of four weapons: the Azima, the Zenistar, the Zenith or the Sigma and Octanis. Considering you get one of these weapons every 200 days, it can be pretty hard deciding which one to choose. You can get your first special weapon on your 100th login, with a choice between the Azima, the Zenistar or the Zenith. The Sigma and Octanis becomes available from… [Continue Reading]

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5 Shotguns You Should Try in Warframe

Shotguns are always a fun weapon type. Limited mag sizes, slow reload speeds but a fuckton of damage, all neatly wrapped inside a cool-looking gun. Sure, reload times will be a problem, but that doesn’t matter when you can spray enemies with death in pellet form. Or some other form, because Warframe shotguns are weird, crazy things. Anyway, here are five shotguns that you should really try and aren’t the Tigris Prime. Because the Tigris Prime is hard to get and insanely over-hyped these days. The Corinth Th Corinth is a Tenno-made shotgun that was hyped for an insanely long… [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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A Weapon of Formerly Infinite Jest – In Memory of the Sticky Bomb Launcher

Alas, poor Sticky Jumper! I knew him, SPUF: a weapon of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: it hath borne me through the sky a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! My gorge rims at it. Here lie those rounded bombs that I have exploded I know not how oft. Where be your explosions now? your grenades? your cabers? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set enemy snipers on a roar? Not one now, to mock your own grinning? quite chap-fallen? Now get you to the old SPUF, and tell those there, let… [Continue Reading]

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Zaws – Build Your Own Weapons in Warframe

The Plains of Eidolon brought with them a lot of content, a lot of which I never really got around to covering. One of the more prominent features was the ability to build your own weapons, using a combination of set parts. It’s a strange system, something that allows you to have a lot of creativity, but at the same time isn’t actually that creative. Actually I take that back. Zaws can be kinda creative. But there’s work to be had. First off, a Zaw comes in three parts. A pointy bit you hit things with (the strike), the blunt… [Continue Reading]

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