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Warframe - Quickest Way to Gain Mastery Rank and Get Lots of Loot

Sep 26, 2017     Guides
Warframe - Quickest Way to Gain Mastery Rank and Get Lots of Loot

In this Guide I'll show you the quickest way to gain Mastery Rank and get lots of loot with it.

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What is Mastery Rank?



Mastery Ranking is a method of tracking a player's relative progress of how much of the game's content they have experienced. Mastery points are earned by ranking up companions/weapons and Archwings/Warframes through Affinity. Points can also be earned by successfully completing Junctions and nodes on the Sol system.

What benefits will the Mastery Rank give you?



Higher Mastery Ranks unlock a number of benefits:

  • More weapons, Warframes and mods (especially Syndicate and Riven Mods)
  • Increases daily trading limit
  • Increases Extractor deployment limit
  • Raises maximum Void Trace capacity by 50 per rank
  • Raises the maximum daily bonus amount of Syndicate standing by Syndicates 1000 (Conclave is considered a Syndicate for the purposes of bonus standing); standing gained by doing syndicate missions or by turning-in medallions is unaffected by the daily cap.

How can you see your Mastery Rank Progress?



You can view your own Mastery Progress and Rank by hovering the cursor over your Avatar on the top left corner of the UI; The player's and squad members' profiles and Mastery progress can also be viewed by clicking profile under their equipment tab; others in chat or communications by selecting their name and clicking "Profile".

How do you Gain Mastery Points?



Below are the ways you can gain Mastery Points:

Bringing up the ranks of Weapons, Sentinel weapons and Archwing weapons earn 100 mastery points for each rank gained up to Rank 30 for a total of 3,000.

  • Bringing up the ranks of Warframes, Companions and Archwings earn 200 mastery points for each rank gained up to Rank 30 for a total of 6,000.
  • Clearing the main objective of a Mission node and extracting will grant an average of ~63 mastery points.
  • Victory against the opponent frame in a Junction grants 1,000 mastery points.

Take note that each individual equipment will only grant its mastery points once per rank per variant — Polarization, selling a Rank 30 equipment and then purchasing & reusing it will NOT grant mastery points again, including in the event that a copy of an already max-ranked equipment is obtained and used. If an equipment below max rank is sold, then purchased and reused, only the ranks previously not gained will grant mastery points.

Variants of original weapons count as a different equipment for mastery ranking; Prime, Syndicates, Vandal, Wraith, Prisma and the Detron Mara.

Excess mastery points are not lost if a you reach the amount required to advance a rank — these will automatically fill the next mastery bar, displayed only once you have succeeded on the rank-up test.

Leveling up your Warframe and Gear



As you may have seen in the previous explanations Mastery Rank is rather important. But is there a way to gain Mastery Rank and Loot at the same time? Yes there is.

Go to your Arsenal and make a seperate Loadout you can call it Mastery Rank or Farming, whatever you like. This way you wont mess up your normal loadout and can switch inbetween them whenever you start a mission.

Once you made your Mastery Rank Loadout, equip your newst unleveled Warframe (Re-leveling the same Warframe or Weapon via a Forma does not count!).

Now there is 2 Ways you can do this.

First Way (Slower)



In every Weapon Slot equip a Weapon that is level 0 and you just freshly crafted or bought. Equip some Mods to it and you are done.

Why is this Method Slower? Because XP (Affinity) is shared between Gear, this means if you have 3 Weapons level 0 Equipped they will share the XP you get from the battle between each other.

Whilst all 3 Weapons stay around the same level, I have noticed that it also takes a little longer till you Reach the Max Level for all of them together.

Note: Weapon that need re-leveling with a Forma do not count towards Mastery Rank.

Second Way (Faster)



Choose 1 of the level 0 Weapons you would like to level up first and leave the other 2 Weapons aside for later.

Why is this Method Faster? Because XP (Affinity) is shared between Gear, this means if you have 3 Weapons level 0 Equipped they will share the XP you get from the battle between each other. However if you only have 1 Weapon equipped it will go all towards this one Weapon and therefore this Weapon will reach the max level rather quickly.

Note: Weapon that need re-leveling with a Forma do not count towards Mastery Rank.

Getting Loot



Once you have finished your Mastery Rank Loadout it is time to get some Loot. Depending on what Relics you need there will be a defense mission you are able to join for the first 10 Waves.

I personally recommend going on IO - Jupiter. 10 Waves will give you 2 Random Meso Relics. And due to the fact that this defense mission is on a rather smaller Defense Map you will gain XP (Affinity) very quickly.

If you are not bothered by Grinding, you can repeat this step as many times as you please and in no time you will have lots of relics in your pocket!

Sometimes there are Fissures on IO or other Defense / Excavation Missions. These are also very good for gaining Mastery Rank whilst cracking open some Relics and getting lots of Loot as you can do them almost infinitly.
Written by Veronica Vamps.