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Mods 1.0 since Update 6

 In earlier versions of Warframe, Equipment, such as Warframes, rifle, pistol and melee weapons, would increase in level by gaining affinity through regular usage, in game pickups, and Login Rewards. Increasing an equipment level rewards a mod power point, which can be used to install mods on the equipment. See mods for more details.

A Warframe upgrade tree consists of 45 upgrade nodes but only 30 can be used. The nodes form a link between each other, and some nodes connect directly with the root node. An upgrade node cannot be taken if the preceding node has not establish connection with the root node.  Warframes have 45 upgrade nodes in total, which are separated into two tiers; Normal and Supercharged. Normal tier consists a number (15) of upgrade nodes, while Supercharged tier consists of the rest of the upgrade nodes.

Each Weapon type equipment has 30 upgrade nodes in total, and are separated into two tiers; Normal and Supercharged. Normal tier consists of 15 upgrade nodes, while Supercharged tier consists of another 15 upgrade nodes. Supercharged tier is locked by default when a frame or weapon is purchased with credits or crafted from the foundry, and requires either Orokin Reactor for Warframes or Orokin Catalyst for Weapons to unlock. Weapons and frames purchased with Platinum come with the Reactor/Catalyst already installed. Upgrade points spent on any warframe or weapon can get a "RESPEC" which allows players to rearrange the points. This is esspecial useful for the frames as they have more slots than upgrade points available when fully leveled. Respec costs 2,000 Credits per upgrade point, for a total of 60,000 Credits for a fully leveled frame and will remove all mods currently attached.

Warframe Upgrade Tree

Each warframe has its own upgrade tree and has a total of 45 upgrades, but can only allow 30 to be used at once.

Rifle Upgrade Tree

CritDamageSlot.png HorizontalLink.png DamageSlot.png HorizontalLink.png ClipSlot.png ModSlotSuper.png
VerticalLink.png VerticalLink.png VerticalLinkSuper.png
ModSlot.png RateSlot.png HorizontalLink.png CritChanceSlot.png ReloadSlotSuper.png
VerticalLink.png VerticalLinkSuper.png
CritChanceSlotSuper.png HorizontalLinkSuper.png CritDamageSlotSuper.png ReloadSlotSuper.png DamageSlot.png HorizontalLink.png ModSlotStart.png ClipSlotSuper.png HorizontalLinkSuper.png CritChanceSlotSuper.png
VerticalLinkSuper.png VerticalLinkSuper.png VerticalLink.png VerticalLinkSuper.png
ReloadSlotSuper.png HorizontalLinkSuper.png ClipSlot.png HorizontalLink.png ModSlot.png HorizontalLink.png DamageSlot.png CritChanceSlot.png CritDamageSlotSuper.png DamageSlotSuper.png
VerticalLinkSuper.png VerticalLink.png VerticalLink.png VerticalLinkSuper.png VerticalLinkSuper.png
RateSlotSuper.png HorizontalLinkSuper.png DamageSlotSuper.png RateSlot.png HorizontalLink.png ReloadSlot.png HorizontalLink.png ClipSlot.png HorizontalLinkSuper.png RateSlotSuper.png HorizontalLinkSuper.png CritDamageSlotSuper.png HorizontalLinkSuper.png ModSlotSuper.png

Pistol Upgrade Tree

ModSlot.png HorizontalLink.png DamageSlot.png HorizontalLink.png ClipSlot.png CritDamageSlotSuper.png
VerticalLink.png VerticalLinkSuper.png
CritChanceSlot.png RateSlot.png CritDamageSlot.png HorizontalLink.png RateSlotSuper.png HorizontalLinkSuper.png CritChanceSlotSuper.png
VerticalLink.png VerticalLink.png VerticalLink.png
CritChanceSlotSuper.png DamageSlotSuper.png ReloadSlot.png HorizontalLink.png ModSlotStart.png HorizontalLink.png DamageSlot.png HorizontalLink.png ClipSlotSuper.png
VerticalLinkSuper.png VerticalLinkSuper.png VerticalLink.png VerticalLinkSuper.png
RateSlotSuper.png HorizontalLinkSuper.png ReloadSlotSuper.png HorizontalLink.png CritChanceSlot.png HorizontalLink.png RateSlot.png HorizontalLink.png ClipSlot.png ReloadSlotSuper.png HorizontalLinkSuper.png DamageSlotSuper.png
VerticalLinkSuper.png VerticalLink.png VerticalLink.png VerticalLinkSuper.png VerticalLinkSuper.png
CritDamageSlotSuper.png HorizontalLinkSuper.png ClipSlotSuper.png ModSlot.png HorizontalLink.png ReloadSlot.png DamageSlot.png HorizontalLinkSuper.png RateSlotSuper.png HorizontalLinkSuper.png CritDamageSlotSuper.png ModSlotSuper.png

Melee Upgrade Tree

ModSlotSuper.png HorizontalLinkSuper.png CritDamageSlotSuper.png ChargeSpeedSlot.png ModSlot.png ModSlotSuper.png
VerticalLink.png VerticalLink.png VerticalLink.png VerticalLinkSuper.png
DamageSlot.png HorizontalLink.png RangeSlot.png HorizontalLink.png ChargeDamageSlot.png HorizontalLink.png RateSlot.png ChargeSpeedSlot.png ChargeSpeedSlotSuper.png HorizontalLinkSuper.png DamageSlotSuper.png
VerticalLink.png VerticalLink.png VerticalLink.png VerticalLink.png
RangeSlotSuper.png RateSlot.png CritDamageSlot.png HorizontalLink.png ModSlotStart.png HorizontalLink.png CritChanceSlot.png HorizontalLink.png ChargeDamageSlot.png CritDamageSlotSuper.png
VerticalLinkSuper.png VerticalLink.png VerticalLink.png VerticalLink.png VerticalLinkSuper.png
ChargeDamageSlotSuper.png HorizontalLinkSuper.png ModSlotSuper.png HorizontalLinkSuper.png CritChanceSlotSuper.png ModSlot.png HorizontalLink.png DamageSlot.png CritChanceSlotSuper.png HorizontalLinkSuper.png RateSlotSuper.png HorizontalLinkSuper.png RangeSlotSuper.png HorizontalLinkSuper.png DamageSlotSuper.png
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CritDamageSlot.png ModSlotSuper.png
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