[Top 10] Warframe Best Beginner Weapons That Are Powerful

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Pro tip: you don't need meta weapons for early game, use what you like.

If you’re new to the game, you’ve probably already tried looking for “the best warframe weapons for beginners.” on the internet. But you quickly realize that their definition of a beginner is Mastery Rank (MR) 8 or 9 or even higher. It already takes at least a month to reach MR 6 or higher for casual players and, god knows how long for MR 10+.

So, I made a list of the best weapons for players from MR 1-6 that can help you grind through the initial phases of the game.

Here are the top 10 best beginner weapons in Warframe:


10. Galatine

The spinning attack animation looks really good. You should definately check it out.

Ask any veteran player and, most of them will tell you to get a Galatine for the first few junctions. This greatsword is one of the fastest swingers despite being a heavy weapon. Its disadvantage is that it’s got low base damage and crit rate, but still, it’s a pretty good weapon. You can get this weapon at MR 3 and above.

  • It has a high status chance.
  • It is one of the fastest greatswords in the game.
  • It deals slash damage which is good against health.


  • Damage: 182
  • Attack Speed: 1
  • Crit chance/ multiplier: 10%,2x
  • Status chance: 20%
  • Heavy Damage: 1092


You can get the blueprint for Galatine from the Market.

Galatine details: https://warframe.fandom.com/wiki/Galatine


9. Amphis

An electrical staff?

If you like ending things with a finisher, then you should give Amphis a try. This weapon mainly deals Impact damage, which makes enemies more vulnerable to finisher attacks. You won’t be relying on its crit damage, but you can still lash out decent elemental damage with its high status chance. You can unlock this weapon at MR 5.

  • It mainly deals Impact damage, which is good against shields.
  • It deals electric damage on slam attacks.
  • It has the second fastest attacks speed among all staves. 


  • Damage: 130
  • Attack Speed: 1.25
  • Crit chance/ multiplier: 13%, 1.7x
  • Status chance: 21%
  • Heavy Damage: 650


You can get the blueprint for Amphis by completing the Jupiter junction. You can also directly buy the blueprints from the market.

Amphis details: https://warframe.fandom.com/wiki/Amphis


8. Atterax

You can already feel the pain from the whipcracking sound.

If you’re not into heavy weapons or don’t like the feel of staves, then you should try Atterax. Atterax is a Grineer based whip weapon with one of the best crit damages, even for late-game standards. It has low base damage and attack speed, but you can always use mods like Serration or Fury to increase its damage. You can unlock this weapon at MR 5.

  • It has the highest crit chance and multiplier of all whip weapons.
  • It has a high status chance.
  • It mainly deals slash damage which is good against health.


  • Damage: 129
  • Attack Speed: 0.917
  • Crit chance/ multiplier: 25%, 3x
  • Status chance: 20%
  • Heavy Damage: 581


You can get the blueprint for Atterax from the Market.

Atterax details: https://warframe.fandom.com/wiki/Atterax


7. Boltor

You most likely already have this anyway.

Boltor is extremely easy to get and, it doesn’t require high-level modding knowledge to get the most out of it. Unlike other rifle weapons, the projectile fired from the Boltor has a travel time, so it is best to use it at close to mid range. It also flings enemies killed by the projectile, so in a way, you can use it as a crowd controller. You can unlock this weapon at MR 2.

  • It primarily deals puncture damage, which is good against shields.
  • It has good accuracy.
  • Its body flinging mechanics helps with crowd control.


  • Damage: 25
  • Fire rate: 8.75
  • Reload: 2.6s
  • Crit chance/ multiplier: 10%, 1.8x
  • Status chance: 14%


You can get the blueprints for Boltor from the market. Or you can get it after clearing Mercury Junction.

Boltor details: https://warframe.fandom.com/wiki/Boltor


6. Hek

Its recoil is going to break itself someday.

Hek might be a shotgun, but its range and tight spread cone makes it perfect for using it in mid to long range. It comes with a low magazine capacity, but each shot deals massive damage. It also has an exclusive mod, Scattered Justice, that gives you 200% multishot. If you favor a shotgun over a rifle, you can get yourself a Hek. You can unlock Hek at MR 4.

  • It deals extreme overall damage.
  • It has a very long range.
  • It deals puncture damage, which is good against shields.
  • It comes with an innate multishot of 7 bullets.


  • Damage: 525
  • Fire rate: 2.17
  • Reload: 2s
  • Crit chance/ multiplier: 10%, 2x
  • Status chance: 10.7%


You can get the blueprint for Hek from the Market.

Hek details: https://warframe.fandom.com/wiki/Hek


5. Dread

I was really lucky and got Dread on the first time.

Dread is the signature weapon of The Stalker, who appears in “The Second Dream” quest. It is one of the few bow weapons that mainly deals slash damage. You have a rare chance of getting it along with other items after defeating the stalker. This weapon comes with brilliant stats and scales well into the late game. The minimum requirement to wield this weapon is MR 5.

  • It has one of the highest crit chances of all primary weapons.
  • Aiming increases the accuracy of the weapon.
  • Charged attack has an innate punch through.
  • It doesn’t alert nearby enemies when used.


  • Damage: 168
  • Fire rate: 1
  • Charge time: 0.5
  • Crit chance/ multiplier: 50%, 2x
  • Status chance: 20%


You can get its blueprint after defeating the Stalker in “The Second Dream” quest. Alternatively, you can get it from the “What Stalker?” bundle.

Dread details: https://warframe.fandom.com/wiki/Dread

What Stalker? details: https://warframe.fandom.com/wiki/What_Stalker%3F


4. Atomos

Burning the Infested feels so satifying.

Atomos is a Grineer designed beam gun that purely deals heat damage. Its initial range is short but, it can chain up to 3 targets within a 7m radius. It is easy to use and, you don’t have to think about recoil or charge time or anything else, which makes it beginner-friendly. It can be unlocked at MR 5 or above.

  • It purely does heat damage, which is excellent against the Infested.
  • It has a good status chance.
  • It can chain up to 3 enemies, each dealing 75% of the previous chain damage.


  • Damage: 29
  • Fire rate: 8
  • Reload: 2s
  • Crit chance/ multiplier: 15%, 1.7x
  • Status chance: 21%


You can purchase the blueprint for Atomos from the Market.

Atomos details: https://warframe.fandom.com/wiki/Atomos


3. Lex

Put all your Aim trainer skills into this weapon.

Lex makes it really convenient to deal with stronger enemies in the early game. With a bit of practice, one or two headshots are enough to kill an elite soldier. It can easily take out lightly armored enemies even at a long range and has a high accuracy. You’ll be able to access this weapon at MR 3.

  • It has high base damage.
  • It has high accuracy with a long range.
  • It has a high critical chance.


  • Damage: 130
  • Fire rate: 1.08
  • Reload: 2s
  • Crit chance/ multiplier: 20%, 2x
  • Status chance: 10%


You can get a fully built lex from the Marker.

Lex details: https://warframe.fandom.com/wiki/Lex


2. Sonicor

Clear the way for the Tenno.

Sonicor is a corpus-designed sidearm that launches sonic waves to ragdoll enemies in an AoE. This weapon is mainly used as a crowd controller to clear your path and send enemies flying. It doesn’t deal high damage but, it does buy you some time to escape from a horde of enemies or plan your moves. You can get this weapon at MR 2.

  • It mainly deals impact damage, which is good against shields.
  • It ragdolls any enemies hit by the explosion.
  • Projectiles can penetrate walls and bounce off a solid surface.


  • Damage: 150
  • Fire rate: 1.25
  • Explosion Damage: 50
  • Explosion Crit chance/ multiplier: 10%, 2x
  • Explosion Status chance: 25%


You can obtain the blueprints for Sonicor from the Market.

Sonicor details: https://warframe.fandom.com/wiki/Sonicor


1. Kohm

Early game camping couldn't be much easier.

As a beginner, you’ll probably be doing a lot of survival missions for credits or affinity. So you’ll need a weapon that helps you sustain for a long time. Kohm is a spool-up shotgun designed for clearing waves while camping. This weapon shoots faster and stronger the longer you hold it. For each successive shot, it increases the bullet count up to 12 pellets. Anyone willing to farm for a long time can use Kohm for effectively killing multiple enemies at once. You can get Kohm once you hit MR 5.

  • It has a high crit multiplier.
  • It has an overall high status chance.
  • It has the highest ammo capacity of all shotguns.

Initial Stats:

  • Damage: 30
  • Fire rate: 0.734
  • Crit chance/ multiplier: 11%, 2.3x
  • Status chance: 45%
  • Reload : 2s

Fully spooled:

  • Damage: 360
  • Fire rate: 3.67
  • Crit chance/ multiplier: 11%, 2.3x
  • Status chance: 6.25%


You can buy the blueprints for Kohm from the Market.

Kohm details: https://warframe.fandom.com/wiki/Kohm



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