There are hundreds of different weapons in Warframe and it can be a bit daunting to choose which one to use as some weapons can be worth investing into and some may not. This time, we’ll be talking about the best Warframe weapons in the latest patch of 2019. This list is based on many wikis, guides, reviews. We also tested some of them, to give you the details and comparisons from other great weapons in the game.
To be noticed, the weapons listed below are our choice. You can agree with our opinion, some may not, since all weapons in Warframe are great on their own and how we build them. But don’t worry, we also mention some alternatives for the following weapons. So without further ado, here is Wowkia’s list of the Best Warframe Weapons For Every Category In 2019.
Best Warframe Primary Weapons In 2019
For the primary, we prefer weapons with high base damage, but also worth for your critical-based or status-based build.
Best Warframe Automatic Rifle: Soma Prime
The Soma Prime is the primed version of the Soma assault rifle. It features a greater magazine size, greater ammo reserves, faster spool-up, and a slight increase to status chance. Although the base damage is less than most rifles, the high fire speed, crit chance, and crit multiplier are best for a critical build. It is also one of the best high-accuracy primary weapons. Despite the low impact damage, its large magazine size and ammo reserve make it the most effective critical-based rifle in Warframe. Or if the low impact really bothers you, you can also consider the Prisma Gorgon, which you can probably get from Baro Ki’Teer.
Best Warframe Shotgun: Tigris Prime
The Tigris Prime is the primed variant of the Tigris shotgun. It features the second-highest base damage of any non-Archwing weapon, and the highest slash damage of the entire game so far. Not like other shotguns, Tigris Prime have higher accuracy. But because of that, it is less effective against crowds of enemies as the bullets are not much spread. But you can compensate it by increasing the punch through with Seeking Fury mod. Or if you can’t afford this shotgun and the mod yet, you can get the lower tier shotgun, Hek, which you can get the blueprint easily in your Arsenal.
Best Warframe Bow: Daikyu
Daikyu has larger base damage, base status chance and increased projectile flight speed compared to the other bows. It has 3.0 m base punch through, farthest of all bows in Warframe. Among the high base physical status effect chance, it mainly deals puncture damage, with the base of 184.0. The only disadvantages are it has lower critical chance and a longer draw time which cannot be released early for decreased damage like other bows. If you don’t like the long draw time, maybe the Paris Prime suits you more.
Best Warframe Sniper: Vectis Prime
The Vectis Prime is the Prime version of the Vectis sniper rifle. It features higher base damage, fire rate, and zoom, and a doubled magazine. It is the highest base damage hit-scan sniper in Warframe. The reload speed is also the highest of all sniper rifles. Despite the high combo requirement and low slash damage, it’s worth to build as a crit-based sniper because of the relatively high critical chances and fire rate.
Best Warframe Secondary Weapons In 2019
As most players’ main damage dealer is mostly either primary or melee weapon, our list for the secondary features only some you might need in certain conditions, like stealth missions or close-quarter combat.
Best Warframe Stealth Secondary Weapon: Fusilai
Fusilai is a throwing-knife type weapon. It features high Slash damage, high critical chance and status chance, and fast reload speed, but with poor fire rate and low magazine capacity. But the knives will fly faster when thrown by Gara, as this weapon is her signature. You can use this weapon for an alternative for your alarming assault rifle or shotgun.
Best Warframe Secondary Shotgun: Akbronco Prime
Akbronco Prime is the dual version of the Bronco Prime. Compared to Akbronco, this dual shotgun has increased damage, status chance, and double the magazine capacity, at the cost of slower fire rate. As like most primary shotguns, this weapon has high status chance and it can be modded to reach 100%. Because most of the primary weapons mentioned before are low on impact damage, this secondary weapon will be the answer for this problem, especially when you meet a crowd of highly armored Grineers.
Best Warframe Melee Weapon in 2019
Your playstyle really determines your choice on melee weapons. Of course, this is definitely a personal taste. But we think we still have to share about this. Our choice of best types of melee weapon is the heavy weapons. Specifically speaking, it’s the Galatine Prime.
Best Warframe Heavy Melee Weapon: Galatine Prime
Galatine Prime is the primed variant of the Galatine heavy sword, boasting higher damage and critical chance. It deals the highest Slash damage of all melee weapons. A single swing of this heavy sword can hit five enemies at once. With the Cleaving Whirlwind stance, you can quickly sweep the crowd with your spinning attacks. The slam attack also knocks enemies down in 6 meters radius. What’s best is it has two V polarities, so you can save your formas. Another similar heavy sword to try is Gram Prime.
So that’s all for the list of Best Warframe Weapons For Every Category. Do you agree with the list? I see some of them might trigger you. So just share your opinion in the comment below. Check out other Warframe guides here in Wowkia.