In Warframe, the term ‘Tenno’ refers to you, the player. Yet, the Warframe you choose dictates your combat style, strengths, and role in the battlefield. With over 30 frames, the choice can be daunting. This guide aims to simplify the selection process and give an overview of Warframe classes.
Starting Choices: Excalibur, Mag, & Volt
- Excalibur: The balanced swordsmen. With abilities like Slash Dash and Exalted Blade, he’s a solid choice for those who favor melee combat.
- Mag: The master of magnetism. She can control the battlefield, manipulating enemies and stripping their defenses.
- Volt: The electrifying caster. Whether it’s speeding through levels or casting a shield, Volt offers both offense and defense.
Tanks, Damage Dealers, and Supports
- Rhino: With his Iron Skin and Stomp, Rhino is a beginner-friendly tank.
- Inaros: A desert-themed frame with massive health and life-stealing abilities.
- Damage Dealers:
- Saryn: With her ability to spread toxin and viral damage, Saryn dominates in area-of-effect damage.
- Mesa: The gunslinger Warframe, perfect for those who love sharpshooting.
- Trinity: The quintessential healer, capable of restoring health and energy.
- Octavia: Uses music to buff allies and damage enemies, a unique playstyle.
Stealth and Crowd Control
- Loki: The master of deception, capable of becoming invisible and disarming enemies.
- Vauban: Engineer-style frame, deploying devices that immobilize and damage foes.
Exploring the Full Roster
The aforementioned frames are just the tip of the iceberg. Each Warframe offers a unique experience, from Nidus’ infestation powers to Baruuk’s pacifist combat style.