Warframe Tier List (September 2021): Best Tank, DPS and Support Warframes

The Best Warframes in 2021

Wukong Warframe

Best Tank Warframes in 2021

Rhino – One of the earliest Frames to build in the foundry for new players. A very good Tank Frame allows new players to face harder content while not having access to some of the better frames to tackle the content more appropriately. The more experienced players recognize Rhino’s worth. Rhino is really good when faced with an overwhelming amount of enemies in survival missions, tanking Star Chart bosses, or events like Plague Star. A really well-timed Roar is huge, allowing the player and their allies to dominate the enemies in front of them.

Nidus– Arguably the best Tank for survival farms. Nidus gets strong the longer combat goes on, making it incredibly powerful in the more phases of survival waves. All you need to do is stack Health, Armor and power mods and you’ll be good to go 

Best DPS Warframes in 2021

Lots of players may have noticed that the AOE meta is well underway. It is only right that the best DPS Warframes in 2021 are the ones that can blow up mobs, and even the tankiest enemies using their AOE skills.

Ash – A powerful killing machine with stealth, favouring some of the best slash damage in the game. It favours the kill everything part more than stealth but gets the job done in both departments well. If you like the mix and match kit, Ash is a very great pick. Be aware that slash damage is not as meta anymore, but it still works fine for taking out your really big baddies.

Mesa – Mesa is a gunslinging Frame capable of buffing allies while mowing down opposition by itself. Her ultimate makes you the ultimate cowboy, mass firing at all enemies like in western films. The Frame comes with a few other survivable perks, making it a good option for solo content if you’re not interested in Wukong. However, the shooting Gallery perk is where it gets interesting, cycling power buffs to allies in the thick of combat. Mesa doesn’t need any more damage buffs, as Ballistic Battery provide enough bang to pull out huge burst damage on targets.

Saryn – Saryn is one of the best DPS Frames in the game. Saryn has a spore ability, which can destroy entire rooms full of trash. Follow this up with her Miasma, and most content is trivial. Her abilities are considerably strong even for boss battles, making for an incredibly powerful high-level frame to nuke through content. Saryn is the most meta pick at the minute.

Titania – One of the best boss killers in the game.  While Titania is one of the harder to master frames, managing the energy usage will leave the game’s toughest enemies trivial. The Razorwing ultimate and Lantern are her primary sources of damage, which provide huge bursts of damage in small windows. The added benefit of Razorwing is that she becomes smaller and flies. While under those effects, she is incredibly mobile and harder to kill while she takes down key targets. Also, Titania’s main blueprints come from the Silver Grove quest, making her fairly accessible.

Wisp – Wisp is one of the stronger Frames in the game but comes with a rather large skill gap. Wisp has several different effects on her abilities, with the will of the wisp having several different firing types to manipulate her taunt / teleport ability. Furthermore, knowing how to manage her energy during the solar beam is the difference between clearing out a difficult room or tumbling to your imminent doom. However, proper mastery of this Frame will leave you a walking god amongst many. We advise the most experienced or daring players to give Wisp a try.

The Best Support Warframes in 2021

Equinox – Equinox is arguably one of the more interesting frames available. The Frame can do many different healing styles and deal damage depending on the night or day stances. Some of these builds with different Arcanes are really good too, but generally not the best compared to more focused Frames. Overall, a good frame for players looking to jump into different playstyles.

Oberon – A supportive Frame with a mix of damage and healing. In some build paths, the healing output can rival Trinity, making it a very competitive healing spec, but if you don’t build correctly then this frame may feel more like an A or B Tier support frame. If you like versatility, Oberon may be for you However, if you like dedicated support playstyles, the options below are more worthy of your time. 

Octavia – One of the strongest frames in the game with a supportive toolkit. Her kit’s power comes through her musical melodies, making her play like a Bard in other fantasy titles. Players who move to the beat of her abilities can get buffs by crouching, jumping, or performing other abilities while playing music. She also has a daily decent damage kit with her roller balls and buffed up mallets. Her Amp ability also buffs her and her allies damage for a period of time.

Trinity – It is well known Trinity is one of the best healing Frames in the game. Trinity’s Blessing build is so powerful and can come in clutch in many of the game’s most difficult content. The Blessing ability can restore a bucket load of health and shield to herself and her allies in her affinity range. Furthermore, the ability also grants allied temporary damage reduction when activated, meaning they can take even more threat in those high-pressure moments. Alternatively, Trinity’s blessing works on Sorties defence missions, adding value to the everyday content.

Volt – Another solid support, but the buffs are a little tricky to get rolling. Compared to Octavia, who is much easier to play and has great customization options, Volt slightly slides down the rankings. Although, if you prefer the quick movement and the environmental effects of Volt’s abilities, then you’ll be happy to know that Volt is a decent pick.

The Best Solo Player Frame in 2021

Nova – The antimatter blaster is a decent solo frame, which flexes well into group content too. She has a teleport ability called Worm Hole, with several AOE abilities with Molecular Prime Null Star. That’s not all, as Nova’s Frame includes a heavy burst ability called Antimatter Drop when it collides with a target. If you want to blow enemies up with space-like effects, this is the pick for you. Do be aware that group content is not as efficient as it should be, so Nova actually favours more solo content.

Revenant – If you ever wanted to master an army, now’s your chance. Revenant enthrals an enemy, which then infects others nearby. Once the infection spreads those enemies then turn sides and fight for you for several seconds before automatically dying. When those enemies die they explode, taking out anyone who hasn’t already turned to your dying army. The ultimate is also powerful, doing huge cleave damage and redirecting incoming damage back at opponents. Generally great at solo content and good in groups.

Wukong – Arguably the best frame for solo players and solo content. The Frame scores are exceptionally high on our Warframe tier list simply because of the kit’s design. The abilities allow Wukong to summon a close, which aids the player by attack targets. Wukong can also heal himself and his pet, with some built-in CC for getaways. Furthermore, Wukong has a big stick that can chunk targets for damage, with an invulnerability shield capable of tanking huge hits and dishing some of that damage back out. Wukong is perfectly viable for every game content, with his invulnerability tanking vault traps in spy mode, to putting high DPS out on bosses. Suppose that wasn’t enough; how about three cheat deaths. The cheat deaths also randomly give the player some incredible buffs to breeze through the challenging enough content to down you. Overall, one of the most versatile frames out there is one of the most efficient ones.

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