Warframe Mid-Game Guide

Primary Goals

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Much of what I’ve covered in the preceding wall of text outlines what your primary goals should be (apart from one thing, which I’ll finish the article out with). However, I’ve covered so much here that I thought I’d summarise quickly.

  • Unlock all Planetary Junctions
  • Complete Quest Missions – initial goals being The Second Dream and The War Within
  • Work through planets to unlock all nodes
  • Farming, farming, farming!
  • Acquire new warframes
  • Find weapons/warframes you like and mod the crap out of them – I guarantee you that mods are what is holding you back, if that’s what drew you to this article
  • Acquire Primes
  • Join a clan
  • Align with Syndicates
  • Be comfortable soloing missions up to enemy level 40
  • Try trading!
  • End game…
  • FashionFrame

Last, but by no means least, there’s FashionFrame. not only can you apply colours to every frame and weapon in the game, but there are multiple skins available for anything and everything. At the late game, it’s not very cool to be traipsing about in your factory-standard warframe. At this point, you’ve collected everything you want to collect, and applied all your favourite mods to make you somewhat overpowered – it’s now time to look good.

The issue here is that there are so many options, and they almost always cost Platinum. Once you get to this point, you need to think about whether or not you want to spend real-world dollars to make yourself look like a BOSS, or if you want to try your hand at trading. Given the amount of Platinum that can be made by selling common prime gear, it will probably take a lot of trading to make enough Platinum to make a difference, but I guess now you’re a serious farmer, you have all the time in the world…


This may have been a long article, but it’s far from definitive. I’m sure there were things I overlooked, and even some things I got wrong. In fact, I’m sure there will be some long-term players who may read this article that may think I’ve gone about things the wrong way, but so be it – like my Beginner’s Guide, this is a mid-to-late game guide written by someone who has(or more accurately, “had”) just gotten through that stage, so it’s all based on my experience.

There’s a lot of grinding to Warframe – I thought I hated grinding. I guess it all comes down to execution, and when it comes to Warframe, Digital Extremes seems to have implemented a pretty enjoyable system.

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