[Top 5] Warframe Best Heavy Blade And How To Get Them

Best Warframe Heavy Blades
Sometimes, size does matter

A space ninja holding a giant sword might sound counterproductive (or very anime). But in reality Heavy Blades are one of the S-tier weapon classes in Warframe. Firstly, due to the tempting nature of running and sliding around while splitting companies of Greneer or other fleshy enemies in half.

And secondly, because these hefty hunks of metal represent some of the most diverse weapons currently in the game. While they’re heavy and at times clumsy, there is no doubt that some of the blades we’ll talk about today deal some of the highest melee DPS in-game, with the added bonus of potentially turning them into fast-swinging death machines with the right mods and loadout.




Only Tenno were strong enough to wield this noble beast of a weapon.

We commence our enumeration with a venerable contender, regarded as a classic within the realm of heavy blades. The Galatine refrains from indulging in audacious displays such as laser discharges or interdimensional ruptures. Instead, it assumes the role of a steadfast implement, a resolute instrument with which one assails adversaries, slicing and pummeling them into submission.

While it may not exude ostentatious grandeur like its counterparts, the Galatine possesses an inherent virtue. It stands as one of the earliest heavy blades accessible to players, a valuable asset during the nascent stages of their journey.

What the Galatine is Best At:

Unyielding Swiftness:

Among heavy blades, the Galatine shares the pinnacle of celerity with the Masseter, Tenet Exec, and Galatine Prime. Consequently, the burden typically associated with such a weighty weapon is mitigated, yet its potential for dealing formidable heavy blade damage remains undiminished.

Inflicting Afflictions:

Manifesting a commendable 20% chance to induce status effects, the Galatine grants the wielder the ability to administer a diverse array of elemental or physical effects upon their adversaries.

Reduction of Vitality:

Endowed with a primary slash damage of 172.9, the Galatine excels in eviscerating opponents possessing substantial vitality. This potency proves particularly effective against formidable foes whose constitution surpasses conventional defenses, rendering their armor inconsequential in the face of its devastating strikes.

How To Get Galatine:

You can simply buy the Galatine’s blueprint from the in-game market. You can access the market from the console across the console where you access your quests

Galatine Specs:

Total Damage. 182 (95.00% Slash)

Attack Speed. 1.00x animation speed.

Crit Chance. 10.00%

Crit Multiplier. 2.0x.

Fire Rate. 1.00 attacks/sec.

Noise Level. Silent.

Status Chance. 20.00%


2.Tenet Exec

Leverage bleeding-edge Granum tech with this massive heavy blade.

Alrighty, folks! Listen up because we've got the Tenet Exec, the one and only Tenet/Kuva heavy blade in the game right now. And let me tell you, this baby doesn't have a basic form. Nope, no plain old "Exec" for us. We're dealing with something unique here!

Now, what makes the Tenet Exec a real standout are its slam attacks. Get this: both the regular and heavy slams release shockwaves that pack a punch, knocking enemies on their butts and dishing out some serious impact damage. You can follow up with more attacks or make a slick getaway if things get hairy.

Just like those fancy Kuva Weapons, all Tenet weapons level up to a max rank of 40 every time you forma them. And guess what? The Tenet Exec comes with bonus damage, depending on the elemental mojo of the Warframe that birthed your Sister of Parvos. Pretty nifty, huh?

What the Tenet Exec is best at:

The Power of Tenet:

Once you've slapped five formas on this bad boy, it hits the big 4-0 level mark. It's like leveling up on steroids! Plus, you get some extra kick from the bonus damage tied to the elemental style of the big shot himself, Ergo Glast.

Control the Crowd, Be the Boss:

You've got the shockwave trick up your sleeve, my friend. Send those foes flying, knock 'em off their feet, and watch as chaos ensues. It's crowd control at its finest, making crowd management a breeze.

Crits That'll Make You Grin:

Hold on to your socks because the Tenet Exec is a crit machine! We're talking a whopping 38% critical chance, putting it in league with the big dogs like the Heliocor. And check this out—it boasts a juicy 2.4x critical multiplier. Get ready for an explosion of yellow, orange, and red numbers every time you swing this beauty. It's like fireworks on demand!

How to Get Tenet Exec:

You can get this heavy blade from Ergo Glast in the Perrin Sequence room on any of the Relays. It can be bought for 40 Corrupted Holokeys.

Tenet Exec Specs:

Total Damage: 190 (54.00% [DmgImpactSmall64] Impact)

Attack Speed: 1.00x animation speed

Crit Chance: 38.00%

Crit Multiplier: 2.4x

Fire Rate: 1.00 attacks/sec

Noise Level: Silent

Status Chance: 22.00%


3.Scindo Prime

The honor of decapitation by the Scindo Prime was reserved for the Orokin's most respected enemies

Alrighty, let's dive into the next heavy hitter on our list, the Scindo Prime. Now, this bad boy may not come with any fancy special effects, but trust me when I say it brings the heat with its remarkable stats and unwavering dependability.

Sure, the Scindo Prime might not have a unique trick up its sleeve, but hold onto your hats because it's got a skin called the Manticore skin that's got some spice! This baby amps up the damage by a solid 15%, but be warned, it also puts the brakes on your attack speed by the same amount. Hey, sometimes you gotta give a little to get a little, right?

What the Scindo Prime is best at:

Critical Hits Galore:

Get ready to crank up that crit machine, my friends! The Scindo Prime boasts a juicy 26% critical chance, earning it the well-deserved fourth spot among heavy blades. And if that's not enough to make you grin, it matches the Tenet Exec as the second-highest critical multiplier among heavy blades, rocking a 2.4x multiplier. We're talking about serious damage potential here!

Status Effects on the Menu:

Want to spice things up with some status effects? The Scindo Prime has got you covered with a sweet 24% status chance. So, whether you're in the mood for some crit action or feel like unleashing a wave of debilitating status effects, this bad boy can handle both. It's all about your playstyle, my friend.

So, grab hold of that Scindo Prime and get ready to deliver some serious punishment. It may not have flashy gimmicks, but when it comes to dishing out damage and giving you options, this war axe is a reliable companion that won't let you down. Embrace the crits or dive into the status mayhem—it's your call. Let's swing this beast and make some enemies tremble!

How to Get Scindo Prime:

Like most Primed weapons, the Scindo Prime’s blueprints and parts are obtainable by cracking Void Relics or trading them with other players.

Scindo Prime Specs:

Attack Speed: 0.97x animation speed.

Block Angle.: 55°

Combo Duration: 5.0 s.

Disposition: ●●●●○ (1.30x)

Follow Through: 0.6x.

Range: 2.70 m.

Noise Level: Silent.

Sweep Radius: 0.20 m.



The Stalker's sword as bestowed on him by the Sentient Hunhow

Alright, let's dive into the epic tale of the Shadow Stalker's shattered blade. In the Second Dream Quest, this bad boy gets broken in half, but fear not! You can wield its power once more by repairing it with a Broken War and a War Blueprint, both graciously bestowed upon you by 

the Shadow Stalker himself. Talk about a dramatic makeover, right?

Once you have this reassembled behemoth in your hands, get ready to unleash terror upon your foes. They'll quiver in fear as you swing this colossal heavy blade straight into their skulls. 

That's right, we're talking bone-crushing, earth-shaking action here!

Now, let's clear up a misconception. Despite its name, the War doesn't rely on slashing alone. No, no, my friend. This bad boy deals mostly impact damage. And here's the kicker: every enemy you smack with the War that somehow manages to withstand its devastating blow will be treated to a delightful Impact status effect. Talk about leaving a lasting impression!

What the War is Best at:

Inflicting Critical Pain:

Prepare for some serious damage. The War proudly stands shoulder to shoulder with heavyweights like the Galatine Prime and Scindo Prime, boasting an impressive 26% critical chance. And that's not all—its critical multiplier of 2.6x puts it in a league of its own, alongside the likes of the mighty Gram Prime and Paracesis. Get ready to unleash some critical pain that'll leave your enemies begging for mercy.

Armor Breaking Extraordinaire:

Here's a little secret: the constant Impact procs from the War make it the perfect candidate for Shattering Impact. Why is that important, you ask? Well, this little trick allows you to swiftly strip enemies of their pesky armor. So, watch those armored foes tremble as you effortlessly break through their defenses.

So, my brave warrior, wield the resurrected power of the War and strike fear into the hearts of your enemies. Smash, crush, and conquer with this mighty heavy blade, leaving a trail of shattered skulls and shattered armor in your wake. It's time to embrace the chaos and become the ultimate harbinger of destruction!

How to Get War:

The War’s blueprint has a 2.77% chance to drop from the Shadow Stalker.

War Specs:

Attack Speed: 0.92x animation speed

Block Angle: 55°

Combo Duration: 5.0 s

Disposition: ●●●○○ (1.05x)

Follow Through: 0.6x

Range: 3.20 m

Noise Level: Silent

Sweep Radius: 0.20 m


5.Gram Prime

Born anew, the father of swords returns.

Ah, behold the mighty embodiment of the heavy blade—the one and only Gram Prime! Sure, it may have a slow attack speed that gives it a weighty feel, but let me tell you, it's worth its weight 

in gold.

This beastly sword is the cream of the crop when it comes to heavy blades, boasting some jaw-dropping damage that'll make your enemies tremble. In fact, some folks argue that it may just be the highest damaging heavy blade out there. That's right, we're talking serious smashing 

power here!

What the Gram Prime is best at:

Unleashing Raw Carnage:

Prepare yourself for a whirlwind of devastation, my friend! The Gram Prime proudly secures the second spot among all heavy blades in terms of base damage, boasting a mighty 300 base damage. So go ahead, unleash your inner wrecking ball and smash your way to victory!

Crits That Hit Harder Than Your Ex's Burned Cookies:

Hold on tight because the Gram Prime is all about those crits, no doubt about it! With a hefty 32% critical chance, it claims the second-highest spot among heavy blades. But that's not all—its critical multiplier of 2.6x takes the crown as the highest among all heavy blades. Need I say more? Get ready to deliver some crits that'll leave your enemies questioning their life choices.

Status Effects Galore:

Who says you can't have it all? The Gram Prime proves that versatility is its middle name. With a remarkable 32% status chance, it proudly secures the second-highest status chance among heavy blades. Whether you go for a full-critical build or mix in some status effects, this bad boy will dish out tons of status effects, leaving your enemies in a world of hurt.

So, my fellow heavy blade enthusiast, embrace the might of the Gram Prime and let it become an extension of your sheer power. It's time to unleash a storm of raw damage, crits that hit like a breakup text, and a plethora of status effects. Get out there and show those enemies who's the real boss in this heavy-hitting show!

How to Get Gram Prime:

Like most Primed weapons, the Gram Prime’s blueprints and parts are obtainable by cracking Void Relics or trading them with other players.

Gram Prime Specs:

Attack Speed: 0.80x animation speed

Block Angle: 55°

Combo Duration: 5.0 s

Disposition: ●●○○○ (0.75x)

Follow Through: 0.6x

Range: 2.90 m

Noise Level: Silent

Sweep Radius: 0.20 m

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