When Warframe released in 2013, most people thought its popularity would rise then quickly burn out. More than seven years after, it’s clear that Warframe has surpassed every expectation as a free-to-play, PvE, multiplayer shooter.

With over 40 characters suits (called Warframes), hundreds of different loot variations, and a ton of lore to unpack, the game will overwhelm you. If you’re a beginner then the best option would be to learn the basics then work towards a goal you’ll want for later on in the game.

This tier list will help you in deciding which Warframe you’ll want to build to breeze through even the game’s most difficult missions.

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S-Tier

Warframe Tier List S Tier

Being the best in the game, these warframes offer plenty of upsides while their disadvantages are easily ignorable.

Warframe

Abilities

Mesa

Ballistic Battery

Shooting Gallery

Shatter Shield

Peacemaker

Octavia

Mallet

Resonator

Metronome

Amp

Saryn

Spores

Molt

Toxic Lash

Miasma

Trinity

Well of Life

Energy Vampire

Link

Blessing

Nova

Null Star

Antimatter Drop

Wormhole

Molecular Prime

Wisp

Reservoirs

Wil-O-Wisp

Breach Surge

Sol Gate

A-Tier

Warframe Tier List A Tier

These are very good in almost any situation the game puts you in. While they are not standouts like those in S-tier, they are pretty solid overall and can easily dominate the game’s content with proper gear and tuning.

Warframe

Abilities

Inaros

Desiccation

Devour

Sandstorm

Scarab Swarm

Ivara

Quiver

Navigator

Prowl

Artemis Bow

Chroma

Spectral Scream

Elemental Ward

Vex Armor

Effigy

Khora

Whipclaw

Ensnare

Venari

Strangledome

Gara

Shattered Lash

Splinter Storm

Spectorage

Mass Vitrify

Volt

Shock

Speed

Electric Shield

Discharge

Rhino

Rhino Charge

Iron Skin

Roar

Rhino Stomp

Wukong

Celestial Twin

Cloud Walker

Defy

Primal Fury

Equinox

Metamorphosis

Rest & Rage

Pacify & Provoke

Mend & Maim

Nidus

Virulence

Larva

Parasitic Link

Ravenous

Gauss

Mach Rush

Kinetic Plating

Thermal Sunder

Redline

Nezha

Fire Walker

Blazing Chakram

Warding Halo

Divine Spears

B-Tier

Warframe Tier List B Tier

These are decent for any mission the game throws at you. With the right strategy and build, these warframes have the potential to be powerhouses down the road.

Warframe

Abilities

Mirage

Hall of Mirrors

Sleight of Hand

Eclipse

Prism

Baruuk

Elude

Lull

Desolate Hands

Serene Storm

Oberon

Smite

Hallowed Ground

Renewal

Reckoning

Harrow

Condemn

Penance

Thurible

Covenant

Titania

Spellbind

Tribute

Lantern

Razorwing

Limbo

Banish

Stasis

Rift Surge

Cataclysm

Revenant

Enthrall

Mesmer Skin

Reave

Danse Macabre

Ember

Fireball

Immolation

Fire Blast

Inferno

Protea

Grenade Fan

Blaze Artillery

Dispensary

Temporal Anchor

C-Tier

Warframe Tier List C Tier

Average warframes that anyone can enjoy playing. It takes more nuanced strategies to strengthen these units compared to their high-tier counterparts, however, so be ready to invest time and resources in building these units.

Warframe

Abilities

Nekros

Soul Punch

Terrify

Desecrate

Shadows of the Dead

Vauban

Tesla Nervos

Minelayer

Photon Strike

Bastille

Mag

Pull

Magnetize

Polarize

Crush

Frost

Freeze

Ice Wave

Snow Globe

Avalanche

Hildryn

Balefire

Pillage

Haven

Aegis Storm

Excalibur

Slash Dash

Radial Bind

Radial Javelin

Exalted Blade

Loki

Decoy

Invisibility

Switch Teleport

Radial Disarm

Valkyr

Rip Line

Warcry

Paralysis

Hysteria

Ash

Shuriken

Smoke Screen

Teleport

Blade Storm

Garuda

Dread Mirror

Blood Altar

Bloodletting

Seeking Talons

D-Tier

Warframe Tier List D Tier

These are subpar warframes that do not have much value in high-difficulty missions. They have niche use cases and most players only use them for the love of that specific playstyle.

Warframe

Abilities

Banshee

Sonic Boom

Sonar

Silence

Sound Quake

Atlas

Landslide

Tectonics

Petrify

Rumblers

F-Tier

Warframe Tier List F Tier

It’s advisable to avoid these warframes through your playthrough because you’ll get minimal rewards for investing in them. They have glaring flaws that prove a problem with the game’s current state.

WarframeAbilities
Hydroid

Tempest Barrage

Tidal Surge

Undertow

Tentacle Swarm

Grendel

Feast

Nourish

Regurgitate

Pulverize

Zephyr

Tail Wind

Airburst

Turbulence

Tornado

Nyx

Mind Control

Psychic Bolts

Chaos

Absorb

With this tier list, you are one step closer to creating the ideal build for your warframe towards the end game.

Your preference would always trump any rankings in this list, but it’s good to use this as a guide whenever you feel like the game becomes too overwhelming.

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