1. Getting started
2. Good uses for platinum
3. Gear up
4. Playing the first mission
6. Finding materials
11. Solo tips
12. Information and stuff
Step 1: Getting Started
Excalibur- low armor but highest health rating with highly offensive abilities. Good for tanking (running into a crowd and not dying instantly).
Loki- rounded stats with abilities more focused towards support. Can place a decoy to draw fire and can become invisible for a time (good for stealth and sniping).
Mag- weaker stats but higher power rating. Mag is a caster or controller class using Mag-netic manipulation letting her control the tide of battle with her abilities.
When choosing a character make sure you're ready to commit to them because you'll be stuck with them for a while, unless you spend money of course.
Once you've chosen your Warframe you should be at the main menu. You may notice at the top by your information there will be credits and platinum. Both are currency in the game but platinum costs real money. You should start with about 50 plat or so and there's quite a bit you can do with it. Of course it won't last long, but (if you're on playstation) go to the store and look for the starter pack. It may or may not still be free, idk.
The starter pack comes with 100 plat, I think 30,000 creds, and some boosters that last a day or so. Definitely worth looking into.
Step 2: Good Uses for Platinum
You only have a certain number of open spots for weapons and warframes. Honestly I only use the same three weapons I've used for like a month now so don't worry about that. However, you can only hold two warframes at a time and it's definitely good to expand your closet because each warframe has it's own set of revives (which replenish daily) and depending on the mission, your Warframe can make it or break it.
So don't blow your platinum on skins and accessories. Ninjas don't need flash and flare! (Unless it's a flash bomb or uv flare for night vision). And while we're at it, don't worry about using plat to rush an item, it'll be done when it gets done.
Step 3: Gear Up
The support/sniper type should have something that's better at a distance, like a bow or strong, single-shot rifle. Your secondary should be something that makes up for speed in case your in a close encounter, and melee is whatever as well.
Controllers should probably be packing the strongest weapons they can manage since their stats are so low. I honestly wouldn't know since I only have two warframes cuz I blew my starting plat on crap i mostly didn't need...
You should also prepare before a mission. Sometimes it's easier to handle a mission while being stealthy and sometimes it's better to bring every thing you have to the table.
Just play and you'll figure out what I mean.
Also be sure to equip gear in your arsenal, team heals and ammo caches are nice.
Step 4: Playing the First Mission
Alternatively, it's a good way to test your ability while in stealth or while fighting everyone head on. I do this mission solo every so often just to touch up on stealth since I'm primarily a tank. If you find yourself in a tight spot while playing solo, look at the tips step
Step 5: Crafting
A lot of the weapons blueprints are found in the market but I noticed early on that some of the really cool ones weren't. I thought "maybe this is one of those pay-to-win games". Well it really isn't, those blueprints you can't buy can be made in a lab inside of a clan dojo. I don't recommend making a clan and I'll explain later. Join a clan that seems pretty far a long and has a lot built, but look out for taxes, people get stupid when setting taxes. What you're looking for in particular is a Lab, there's several types of them but the more the merrier. There are chemical, energy, organic, orokin, and Tenno research labs (as far as I know and I might have left one out), and these are where you spend those special blue items that haven't been used for anything in the foundry. The more people a clan can house, the more materials are required for research. So a ghost clan, like mine, would only use one of those items. Whereas a moon clan would use like 100
I.e. Ghost clan
Step 6: Finding Materials
Uncommon- polymer bundle
Research- detonite ampule (I think)
Identifying rarity by Quantity per drop
Research- 1-3 (however, it's more common than rare so drops about as often as common/uncommon)
Planets later on could have some weird mix like 2 common, 1 uncommon, and 1 rare for example.
There are some items that can be found anywhere just about, like nav coordinates. Some items are dropped by specific enemies, like oxium. And in some rare cases a boss can drop an item that's not a part of that planets normal set, like Vor who on occasion drops orokin cells.
Gathering for a blueprint could take some time. If you want to get a bunch of uncommon materials, you should do a mission where you know there will be a lot of enemies. I'm pretty sure exterminate missions are the only ones with enemies that don't spawn more when alarms are raised. Ideally defense and survival are the best for collecting any material. If you want an almost guaranteed rare drop then assassinations are where you want to be.
Step 7: Partying
Sometimes it's frustrating. They die, you revive. You die, they run around you as you bleed out. You stay close and cover blindsides, they run off while you cover their 6 leaving yours exposed. Finding a good party is pretty difficult when most of the players treat this game like CoD.
But on the other hand, you're pretty under qualified for this area but the people on your squad can handle it by themself. So the sensible thing to do is stay close and loot as much as you can. Or, flip-flopped, you have someone pretty weak on your squad. Help them out, just cuz they died in less than a minute doesn't mean you should abandon them.
The best way to party on this game is fairly. If everybody works together things will be more rewarding, spiritually and literally more rewards for some people lol.
Step 8: Clans
Otherwise you'll be in my situation: small clan, barely built dojo with a lab or two, trying to supply your own things by spending money at the benefit of any members.
It will be easier on you if you contribute the little things a dojo needs and in turn, you can use the dojo!
Running a dojo is probably the worst thing you could do but the most rewarding. If you absolutely need to feel this accomplishment, wait until you start getting Forma left and right because it's hard to come by and it's the most common material used for building a dojo.
Step 9: Mods
But anyway, modding is a good alternative to crafting. If you ever see some infestation missions, do it! Those have an unusually high mod drop chance even though they drop the same few most of the time. Defense and survival are great for regular missions that drop a lot of mods. Also, in the market, there's a codex scanner. Great for tactical stealth, it outlines enemies within a certain radius (until they are scanned, then it doesn't pick them up anymore). After you've scanned an enemy so many times, their information starts to be revealed within the codex, including items and mods they drop. Definitely worth the 500 credits.
Step 10: Sentinels
While on the subject of primes, everything prime can also be crafted, getting the prints for them sucks though.
Step 11: Solo Tips
Stealth approach! If you're solo, this is always the best way to get started. Make sure you have the scanner equipped and keep track of the enemies in the area. When you know it's clear, do a silent takedown. Approach from behind with the sword or from a distance with a bow or kunai... If you have those. Sometimes you can alert enemies who are close to the target when using the bow. Sometimes they watch their buddy fly right past them and think nothing of it. It's actually pretty funny like that......... If you want to get a bow, get Paris. Lots of fun, including multiple takedowns with one arrow, shooting enemies through barriers and walls, and the occasional dismemberment (shot a guy in the chest and his arms fell off, another in the knees and his lower legs stayed standing while his body pinned to a wall some 20 ft back).
Solo is a great way to improve yourself and hardens your skills to be better at tough situations... But partying has better drop rates!
Step 12: Information and Stuff
Information is from experience and wiki (look into for additional support)
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