Weapon 101 – Orthos / Orthos Prime

The Orthos is a dual-bladed Polearm that resembles the result of a bored Tenno duct taping a Dual Skana onto a Bo before swinging it around with wild abandon until everything in the room is dead. At Mastery Rank 2, the Orthos is an excellent melee weapon for new Tenno to take through the Star Read More

Weapon 101 – Grakata / Prisma Grakata

Welcome the signature weapon of Grineer troopers; the king of all Daka; the Grakata. The basis of Clem’s signature Twin Grakata and a formidable bullet hose, the Grakata is a fun-to-use automatic rifle with a huge ammo pool and the potential to create a swathe of destruction with only one trigger pull. The Grakata is Read More

Weapon 101 – Flux Rifle

If other Tenno are anything like myself, then once they learn that they can replicate enemy weapons, they get excited and take the shortest possible route to acquire those weapons that have been taking them down over and over and over again – only to be disappointed when those weapons fall short. The Flux Rifle Read More

Weapon 101 – Ferrox

The Ferrox is one of three spearguns in Warframe. Given its Corpus origin it has a blocky, cyber-tech design and utilizes Electric Damage for its alt-fire mechanic. As this is our first (alphabetically) introduction to the Speargun archetype, it is important to point out that Spearguns in Warframe have a unique secondary fire mode where Read More

Weapon 101 – Fulmin

Saying that making a dual-fire rifle good is like catching lightning in a bottle is less of a testament to the difficulty of making good weapons in Warframe and more of a blueprint for the Fulmin. Colloquially referred to as the “lightning gun”, it is one part Tenora and one part Arca Plasmor – quite Read More

Weapon 101 – Dera / Dera Vandal

The Dera is a Corpus laser rifle with an automatic trigger… and is sadly nothing to write home about. Visually, the Dera is interesting and while firing the laser charges can be seen to fire out of the top and bottom barrels in an alternating pattern. The Dera can often be seen in the hands Read More

Weapon 101 – Buzlok

The Buzlok is that gun from The Fifth Element, minus the explosions… and it’s a sniper rifle. This rifle is one of the more unique weapons available to players of Warframe; however, its gimmick comes at the price of being an ineffective weapon in the traditional sense. Generally, sniper rifles are very hard hitting, single-shot, Read More

Weapon 101 – Boltor / Boltor Prime / Telos Boltor

The Boltor and its variants are a staple of any Tenno arsenal. The base Boltor is also one of the first Warframe-unique weapons available to new players, providing a very small taste of the massive array of weapons in the game. The Boltor is a fully automatic rifle that shoots nail-like projectiles thatdeal primarily Puncture Read More

Weapon 101 – Battacor

The Battacor is a Corpus rifle that was designed using Sentient technology in the underground labs of the Orb Vallis. As such, it has a long, sleek appearance and uses energy projectiles. When using the Battacor, the player will notice three notches on the right of the firing reticle that turn from grey to white Read More

Weapon 101 – Burston / Burston Prime

The Burston is a burst-fire rifle of Tenno design. It fires three-round bursts in rapid succession to wear down a target and provide better precision than a full-auto rifle. The Burston will perform better at longer ranges due to its lower recoil, resulting in less time spent centering the reticle and more time relieving bad Read More