Weapons are used by Warframes, Archwings, Sentinels, and enemies to cause damage. Weapons can be leveled up for more mod capacity to apply more mods and increase capability. There are three main weapon types used by Warframes: Primary, Secondary, and Melee weapons. Sentinels also have a single weapon that is leveled up independently called Robotic weapons.
Most weapons can be obtained by crafting them in the Foundry with a blueprint and resources/components. Weapon blueprints can be obtained as a reward from Quest or limited-time events, or bought from vendors like the Market. Some weapons can be bought pre-built using Platinum from the Market or Ducats from Baro Ki'Teer. Each weapon's respective article on the wiki will provide details on where to obtain their respective blueprints; clicking on a particular weapon in the Market will also provide farming locations, albeit less detailed.
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Weapons in WARFRAME obtain Affinity (experience points) when used in combat. When enough Affinity has been obtained, the weapon rank increases, up to a maximum rank of 30 (except the and Kuva Weapons). Ranking up weapons grants 100 Mastery Points per rank (for a total of 3,000 Mastery Points) to the player. Mastery Points are only awarded once per rank, per weapon; once a rank has been completed, doing it again with another copy of the weapon or using a Forma to reset the weapon's rank gives no extra Mastery Points. Different variants of the weapon, such as MK1, Prime, Wraith among others, each have their own Mastery Points. Some weapons, mainly pistols, have dual-wielded versions, but these are for all purposes distinct weapons and also have their own Mastery Points.
A weapon's Mod capacity is equal to the higher of either the weapon's rank or the player's Mastery Rank. An Orokin Catalyst can be installed to double the weapon's capacity, for a new maximum of 60. All weapons have 8 Mod slots, and melee weapons have an additional Stance slot, which can be used to further expand the capacity.
A new player will have the choice of 6 different weapons in the Vor's Prize tutorial, 2 from each weapon slot. Players can choose between the and as their primary, the and as their secondary, and the and as their melee.
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- A player's loadout can have up to 3 weapons; primary, secondary, and melee. It is not necessary to be equipped with one of each, though at least one weapon must be equipped.
- Primary weapons are mainly separated into rifles, shotguns, sniper rifles, and bows, as these are the four categories that have unique mods to them, as well as Sortie missions limited to each type.
- "Rifles" includes practically all primaries that aren't separated into the other three categories; this includes fully automatic assault rifles, semi-automatic precision rifles, beam weapons, explosive launchers, and others. Most of them use Rifle ammo, though most launchers use Sniper ammo.
- Shotguns have their own set of Mods and use the rarer shotgun ammo.
- Sniper Rifles have magnifying scopes and the unique Shot Combo mechanic. They share mods with Rifles but use the rare Sniper ammo.
- Bows, as well as crossbows, use Rifle mods. Bows use Sniper ammo, while crossbows use Rifle ammo.
- Secondary weapons come in many forms, mostly pistols, though also throwing knives, shotguns, and launchers. They all use the same mods and Pistol ammo, however.
- Melee weapons do not use ammo. They all use the same mods, though there's a variety of melee types, each with their unique Stances.
- Robotic weapons serve as weapons used by Sentinels and Moas. They have internal magazines that they must reload but do not require ammo to stock. Their mod types depend on the weapon equipped (e.g. uses melee mods, uses rifle mods).
- Certain Warframes come with Exalted Weapons that are tied to their abilities. These can be modded as with normal weapons, but do not require separate copies of the mods. These weapons don't require ammo.
- Kitguns and Zaws are modular primary, secondary, and melee weapons, respectively, assembled from a variety of parts. In addition to mods, they can be equipped with unique Arcane Enhancements.
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- Main article: Weapons Required as Crafting Ingredients
In this section are blueprints that require weapons as crafting ingredients (without mentioning their components). The weapons on the left side are consumed in the process of crafting the weapon on the right.
If you are wondering whether you should delete a weapon from your inventory (based on the currently known weapons available for crafting), use+ or + to use your browser's search function to check if the weapon you wish to discard is present in the left side of this table.
Note that some weapons are listed twice in the below table for ease of access since it is sorted by alphabetical order.
- M Directly purchasable in the Market for credits
- D Requires Clan Dojo research
- B Blueprint only drops from a Boss
- V Requires components which relics are vaulted/occasionally available from Baro Ki'Teer
Last updated: Update 29.5 (2020-11-19)
- Main article: Weapon Comparison
A comparison of all weapon stats can be found on this page.
- Equipping only a secondary weapon in your inventory will result in the weapon's name not being displayed in the Squad's Arsenal Overview. This will make it appear as if you only have a Warframe equipped. However, you will still bring said secondary with you into any mission.
- If a primary weapon is not equipped and a challenge requiring primary kills appears in a mission, pistol kills will count towards the objective count.
- Excluding Modular Weapons, there are a total of 572 weapons in the game: