Warframe Cheat Sheet 1.3 – U11.5 State

With new frames coming out almost every month i thought it might be useful to bring them all on one page. This cheat-sheet took me way longer than i planned for, but i highly enjoyed every minute of designing it.

Please note that this chart reflects my personal experience, so opinions from other players may vary greatly. Having racked up more than 350h on Warframe myself, this is the impression i got from playing the frames or seeing them getting played by others. Keep in mind that this sheet is meant as quick look-up reference for newer players, and most of the pros and cons will be negligible by having the correct mods or a fitting (aka “pro”) play-style.

Please enjoy, comment on and use this image as you like. Constructive feedback is highly appreciated as i will most likely update this sheet in the near future. If you use this image somewhere else, linkbacks to my page would help, but i don’t require you to do it! 🙂

A Warframe cheat sheet for all newer players. Feel free to copy and redistribute as you see fit. A Linkback would be appreciated but is not required. :)

A Warframe cheat sheet for all newer players. Feel free to copy and redistribute as you see fit. A Linkback would be appreciated but is not required. 🙂

Update V1.1 – 2013-11-17

  • Imroved wording on almost all frames due to Reddit Feedback.
  • Starter frames now worded less negative.
  • Corrected some spelling mistakes and added a “difficulty” indicator to each frame so beginners can easier see what they have to expect.
  • Minor grafical and layout tweaks.

Update V1.2 – 2013-11-30

  • Added Valkyr to the group
  • Volt has a new drop location
  • Minor layout tweaks
  • The Grineer has now more to say!

Update V1.3 – 2014-01-11

  • Added Oberon
  • Updated Trinity Drop Location
  • Minor layout tweaks

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  1. Anonymous November 16, 2013 5:37 pm  Reply

    As a player of Warframe for coming on four major updates, and owning all frames, Loki has potential far into the endgame. He’s got survivability and very good support, and is critical to Survival missions past Venus.

    git gud.

    • Fenny November 17, 2013 2:04 am  Reply

      Thanks for the feedback. Yes i heard the Loki-Uproar and i will reflect that in the next update. Altough i have to say: After all the time in Warframe i have yet to see GOOD Lokis being played in endgame. 😉

  2. Anonymous November 16, 2013 10:03 pm  Reply

    Where do you get Excalibur and Loki? My starter frame was a Volt from back in the day when it was one, and have no idea where to get the other two.

    • Fenny November 17, 2013 2:06 am  Reply

      Volt used to be a starter frame.
      Excalibur parts are dropped by Ambulas (Hades, Pluto), Loki parts are dropped by Hyena (Psamathe, Neptune). I’ll add that to the next update of the chart. 🙂

  3. Anonymous November 17, 2013 12:15 am  Reply

    Loki is awesome endgame O.o

    • Fenny November 17, 2013 2:05 am  Reply

      Yep i heard the people on that! Yet i have to see it proven by ANY defense i played so far. Most Lokis i saw so far either died on the front-line or did not much to help defending an objective. Also i think i have never seen anyone cast “Radial Disarm” in 350h or playtime. 🙂

  4. Anonymous November 18, 2013 5:23 pm  Reply

    Excalibur/Excalibur prime is my favorite warframes. I have over 500hours in-game – and yeah…I use radial blind A LOT! I have a loadout that specifies only on maximizing that ability.
    I have huge AoE and can cast Radial Blind at the cost of 10 energy. I never run out of energy. 😉 I use loadout for survival and defense mainly too even endgame. 😉 With the right mods and imagination, some fellow Warframe gamers will be able to see Excalibur’s true potential……..and not a “throw away” frame after lvl to 30.

    my 2c.

    Also, that sheet is a really awesome quicklook guide to the warframes! Great job. I would like to link that to my group crediting you, Fenny (if you don’t mind). 🙂

    • Fenny November 19, 2013 8:35 pm  Reply

      Well i wasn’t implying that starter frames should be thrown away. Excalibur Prime is also a very cool-looking frame and i’m quite sure that he performs well in end game if played correctly. However i have yet to see any of the starters being played much in higher missions, except for the occasional Mag or Loki that is.

  5. fl1po November 19, 2013 12:19 pm  Reply

    i really like this! me and my friend just made a russian version though, is it possible to get news of updates on e-mail?

    • Fenny November 19, 2013 8:33 pm  Reply

      Thanks for the praise, very much appreciated. At the moment you can’t subscribe to particular posts, but my page does offer a “Get notified via E-Mail” option when i add new content in general. Usually i will do Newsposts on anything Warframe related (and there is more planned for sure!).

      The subscription option is on the right side of this page (“Get notified via Email”).

  6. Anonymous November 23, 2013 10:21 pm  Reply


    nice guide…

    … kbye…

    ~ Your clan leader =3

  7. Anonymous April 7, 2014 3:53 am  Reply

    Slightly outdated as of U12, needs Zephyr and Volt and Banshee are now ClanTech. Nyx is no longer on Naeglar as Phorid moves with the infestation, and finally, Prime Warframe also get an energy bonus in the void. I think the fact that Excal Prime is unobtainable should also be added but that’s just me. Great guide!

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