Warframe: Top 10 Focus Ways You Need To Use (2023)

Focus schools are skill trees tied to a player's Operator in Warframe. Each Focus school includes unique passives and augments called Ways that grant powerful bonuses to either the Operator or Warframe.

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Warframe features five unique Focus schools: Madurai, Naramon, Vazarin, Unairu, and Zenurik. Each school focuses on different things, whether that be defense or utility. Since maxing out a Focus school can be a long and arduous process, it is best to focus on unlocking the best Ways first. Even if players are not interested in upgrading their Operator, there are plenty of Focus Ways that enhance a player's Warframe. Here are some of the best Focus Ways players need to use in Warframe.

Updated May 7th, 2022, by Charles Burgar: Focus saw a major rework with the Angels of the Zariman update. All Focus schools come with two Operator abilities, two waybound nodes that apply to all Focus schools, and a plethora of passives that further enhance your Operator and Warframe. We've updated this list to include Focus 3.0 nodes, and we've added Focus Way descriptions to each entry.

This list is in no particular order.

10 Last Gasp (Unairu)

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Last Gasp: Revive your Warframe by transferring to Operator and killing enemies before the Revive Meter drains in 15s. Each kill fills the Revive Meter by 30%.

Last Gasp gives Inaros' passive to every Waframe you own. It's also a waybound passive, meaning all Focus schools get this benefit when fully unlocked. In essence, whenever your Warframe would die, you become downed instead and take control of your Operator. If your Operator can kill enough enemies in 15 seconds, your Warframe is revived. This works in solo and co-op missions.

Once you invest into the Focus system, it's fairly easy to get a few kills with your Operator—especially when using Unairu's passives and the Vengeance waybound passive. Get yourself a good Amp, Arcanes, and you'll be able to revive yourself in just about any situation.

9 Enduring Tides (Vazarin)

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Enduring Tides: Increases Operator Health and Armor by 200%.

Operators can rely on shield gating to survive most endgame content, yet they start with rather low HP and armor. Vazarin's Enduring Tides waybound changes this by increasing your Operator's HP and armor by 200% when maxed. And since this is a waybound node, every Focus school can use this passive.

A boost to your Operator's survivability is crucial for using your Focus school abilities and the Last Gasp waybound from Unairu. If you use HP and armor-enhancing Arcanes alongside this passive, you can give your Operator more HP than nearly the entire roster of Warframes in the game. Once you unlock Void Flow from Zenurik, focus on unlocking this waybound.

8 Unairu Wisp (Unairu)

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Unairu Wisp: 100% chance to summon an Unairu Wisp per enemy hit by Caustic Strike. The Wisp will seek out the nearest ally in Affinity Range, increasing Operator damage by 100% for 20s.

Caustic Strike's ability augment is Unairu Wisp, spawning Wisps that double your Operator's Amp damage when grabbed. This effect is downright essential for Eidolon Hunts or other Operator bosses, yet the Focus 3.0 rework gave this passive even more value.

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Operator damage output has never been more important with the introduction of the Last Gasp passive and new Focus abilities. If you want to revive your Warframe when it's downed or kill Thrax units, Unairu Wisp makes it far easier to pull off. And if you are interested in hunting Eidolons, be sure one member of your squad has Unairu Wisp unlocked.

7 Void Strike (Madurai)

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Void Strike: First Ability consumes all energy to increase damage for 8s. Deal 10% additional damage for every percentage of energy consumed. 40s cooldown.

Void Strike has seen a major rework with Focus 3.0. This ability originally increased the damage of your next eight attacks for each second you spend cloaked as the Operator. Now, Void Strike consumed all of your Operator's Energy and converts it into a massive damage buff for a short time.

Should you sacrifice all of your Operator's Energy, you'll gain a 1,000% damage buff for the next eight seconds. This lets you instantly kill most enemies in Warframe and bypass certain multiphase boss fights mechanics—notably the Angel fights aboard the Zariman. It works for your Operator and Warframe, so there's little reason not to use it. Void Strike might not be as good for Eidolon hunts as it used to be, although this change makes Void Strike much more powerful for just about every other activity.

6 Power Spike (Naramon)

Power Spike: Melee Combo Counter now decays while out of combat by 5 every few seconds instead of depleting completely.

Melee weapons accrue combo as you hit targets with them, decaying if you don't hit anyone for a short duration. Power Spike makes it so you only lose five combo count instead of your entire multiplier, meaning you can maintain a maximum combo multiplier with virtually no micromanaging.

For most melee builds, this is nothing more but a quality-of-life improvement. But for Warframes with Exalted weapons or abilities that rely on melee combo, Power Spike can drastically improve your DPS. If you love slicing through hordes of enemies with your melee weapon, Power Spike was made for you.

5 Protective Sling (Vazarin)

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Protective Sling: Allies touched by Void Sling are granted immunity from damage for 5s and healed 60% over 5s for 10 energy cost.

Protective Sling is a Vazarin node that grants healing and immunity to allies upon dashing through them.

More specifically, Protective Dash makes allies hit by an Operator's Void Sling invulnerable to damage for five seconds, restoring 60% of their health during this period. While the invulnerability portion only works on teammates, the healing portion works on objectives as well, albeit at a fixed healing rate. Excavators, defense objectives, and rescue targets will heal for a flat rate of 500 health per second for five seconds. This is a fantastic pocket heal that can salvage a defense mission that's going poorly.

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As for the invulnerability portion of Protective Dash, it's invaluable. If your Warframe is about to die, switch to Operator mode and dash through them to grant them five seconds of invulnerability on top of a 60% heal. Best of all, there isn't a cooldown on how frequently you can use this passive.

4 Caustic Strike (Unairu)

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Caustic Strike: Second Ability launches an energy bomb that explodes with an 8m radius, stripping 100% of enemy armor. Use the ability again to detonate in-flight.

Caustic Strike is Unairu's second ability that lets your Operator strip enemy armor with an explosive projectile. Enemies hit by this ability have all of their armor stripped permanently, making this one of the best sources of armor strip in the game. Struggling to kill a Kuva Lich or a Steel Path Eximus unit? Switch to your Operator and use this ability. Pair Caustic Strike with a crowd control ability to make better use of the armor strip.

3 Poise (Unairu)

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Poise: Gain immunity to slow, stagger, and knockdown effects for 40s after transferring between Operator or Warframe.

Knockdowns become lethal when playing high-level or Steel Path content. Losing control of your Warframe for just a few seconds is a death sentence. Staggers are also annoying if you're using an AoE weapon with a wide blast radius, causing your character to become staggered with every shot.

Both of those issues are fixed with this single Focus node. Poise is the first Unairu node you'll unlock and arguably one of the best passives in the game. It acts as a Primed Sure Footed Mod for both your Operator and Warframe, lasting for 40 seconds whenever you use Transference. So long as you use your Operator—which isn't a big ask with Unairu's abilities—this is always active. If you don't want to restrict your loadout or lack Primed Sure Footed, Poise is an S-tier passive.

2 Void Flow (Zenurik)

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Void Flow: Increases Operator Energy by 90%.

Focus 3.0 has put more stress on your Operator's Energy economy than ever before. Void Slinging and using abilities can quickly widdle your Energy pool down, which is why Zenurik's Void Flow waybound is downright essential if you plan to use your Operator at all.

This passive simply increases your Operator's Energy max by 90%. While simple, it allows you to cast your abilities more often and chain far more Void Slings together for smoother map traversal. Since this is a waybound passive, you'll want to unlock this as soon as possible.

1 Wellspring (Zenurik)

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Wellspring: First Ability creates a well of energy for 8s. Allies passing through the well gain 5 Energy/s for 30s.


If you haven't played Warframe since Focus 3.0, Wellspring is Energizing Dash. This ability creates a wellspring of energy around your Operator. Anyone that steps through the well will regenerate five Energy per second. Running outside the well will cause this buff to persist for the next 30 seconds. Operators recover twice as much Energy.

Warframe's Energy economy is inconsistent when you're first starting out. Until you get access to Energy Pads and Arcanes, your sources of Energy are quite limited. Thanks to Wellspring, players can spam their abilities to their heart's content throughout the mid to late game. Wellspring certainly loses some value once you've found other Energy sources, but until you've hit that point, Wellspring is one of the most powerful Focus passives you can use currently.

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How much focus is needed to max zenurik? ›

Brilliant Eidolon Shards to unbind both Way-bound nodes, for a grand total of 10,500,000 focus.

What is the max focus needed in Warframe? ›

All Focus schools have two ability nodes, two ability-related passives, four passives, and two waybound passive nodes. Each type of node uses the same Focus point cost, so we're going to list them here instead of in every single Focus section for brevity. Every Focus school requires 10,500,000 Focus points to max out.

What is the best focus for Eidolon? ›

I highly recommend that you select the MADURAI focus school for Eidolon hunts and prioritize maxing out the Void Strike as this will increase your DPS each time you leave Void Mode. And you do want to use Void Mode often as this protects you from the AoD damage from the Eidolon bosses!

How do I master my focus? ›

There's no one answer for how to improve focus, but the following tips can help.
  1. Eliminate distractions. ...
  2. Reduce multitasking. ...
  3. Practice mindfulness and meditation. ...
  4. Get more sleep. ...
  5. Choose to focus on the moment. ...
  6. Take a short break. ...
  7. Connect with nature. ...
  8. Train your brain.

What is the best solo focus farm in Warframe? ›

The best Focus farm in Warframe is Elite Sanctuary Onslaught, followed closely by stealth farming in Adaro, Sedna.

How much focus does it take to max all trees in Warframe? ›

The Madurai school tree requires 8,479,097 Madurai focus points to fully unlock all nodes at max rank.

How much affinity does it take to max a frame? ›

To reach a given level from unranked, a Warframe or Sentinel needs 1000 × level2 Affinity in total. A weapon needs half that amount. To reach the same level from the previous level, a Warframe or Sentinel needs 1000 × (2 × level − 1) Affinity. Again, a weapon needs half that amount.

How long does it take to max a focus tree Warframe? ›

We can reach the current maximum cap of 375,000 Focus in around 20 minutes or less with what's actually available to us, through Eidolon Lenses, Stealth Multiplier Exterminates, Naramon's own melee-Affinity booster, and the regular Affinity Booster.

Is 9 focus points enough? ›

Some cameras have only 9 autofocus points while others have well over 1000. Is that something that will make a big difference in how you take photos? As it turns out, the number of autofocus points you need is probably less than you'd think. In reality, you only need one autofocus point for your camera to get focus.

What does 100 status do in Warframe? ›

When a weapon achieves a status chance higher than 100%, each hit may apply additional status effects. The type of each proc is independently drawn, so it is possible to apply the same status several times in one hit.

What is the max level character in Warframe? ›

Yes, you can level up your Warframe and weapons independently by going through missions. Once you hit the Level 30 cap, however, you've pretty much hit the wall and can't improve your frame and weapons the “normal” way anymore.

What is the easiest Eidolon? ›

The Teralyst

The Teralyst is chronologically the Eidolon you'll have to fight, as well as the easiest.

What is the strongest amp for Eidolon? ›

Usage of the proper amps

The best possible amp for those who are experienced enough in Eidolon hunting is the 1-7-7 gilded at Onkko.

How do you get 100% concentration and focus? ›

Here are some simple study tips to help you stay focused:
  1. Set study goals. First things first; start with the basics and set your study goals. ...
  2. Make a study timetable. Once you know what you want, the next step is to prepare a weekly study timetable. ...
  3. Learn to say no. ...
  4. Stay focused on your priorities.

How can I focus all day? ›

Here are 13 tips scientists have found that enhance focus.
  1. Minimize multitasking. ...
  2. Meditate. ...
  3. Exercise regularly. ...
  4. Establish a to-do list. ...
  5. Try a small amount of caffeine. ...
  6. Take breaks. ...
  7. Listen to the right music. ...
  8. Train your brain to focus.
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How can I focus in 30 seconds? ›

Take a few seconds to try this simple 5-step meditation technique.
  1. Find a comfortable position.
  2. Close your eyes.
  3. Take natural even breaths.
  4. Breathe in counting to 3, pause, breathe out counting back to 1.
  5. Continue to breathe and work your way up to the count of 10.
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Which Warframe is the hardest to farm? ›

Warframes ranked based on the hardest grind to acquire them
  • Harrow. Harrow's main blueprint is awarded upon completion of the Chains of Harrow quest. ...
  • Nidus. Nidus' main blueprint is acquired from The Glast Gambit quest. ...
  • Khora. ...
  • Mesa. ...
  • Grendel. ...
  • Octavia. ...
  • Ivara. ...
  • Trinity.

What is the best invisible Warframe? ›

Loki Prime is the best in Warframe at handling spy missions, as this build allows him to stay constantly invisible by stacking energy and duration.

What is the best first pick Warframe? ›

A Guide to the Best Warframes For Beginners – Making Your First Choice Seems Scary, It Doesn't Have to Be!
  • Excalibur. Excalibur is, surprisingly enough, a Warframe based around a sword. ...
  • Rhino. Rhino is more or less what you would expect. ...
  • Volt. ...
  • Loki. ...
  • Atlas.

How long does it take to 100 percent Warframe? ›

The estimated time to complete all 39 Warframe achievements is 80-100 hours. This estimate is based on the median completion time from 165 TrueAchievements members that have completed the game.

Can you go over 100% affinity? ›

No Special Change When Affinity Is 100%

If your affinity rate is at 100%, this means you'll do critical hits with every single attack. However, there is no known effect for weapon affinity stats that go above 100% so it's best to keep your affinity at 100% when building your weapons & gear.

How much RAM does affinity need? ›

For simple image editing with Affinity Photo, 16 GB of RAM is quite sufficient. If you plan to edit high-resolution RAW images with multiple layers, we recommend using 32 GB RAM with 4x8 GB modules. We fuel our business workstation in Quad Channel mode to ensure optimal power consumption.

Can I stack affinity boosters? ›

If you have an active Affinity booster and The Lotus declares that all Tenno will earn affinity at double the rate, as in a "Double Affinity Weekend", the effect will stack and affinity will be quadrupled.

Can you unlock all schools in Warframe? ›

Upon completing the Quest, the player will be able to choose one of the Focus Schools to unlock for free. All other Focus Schools can be unlocked eventually, though only one can be set as Primary (active) at a time.

What is max duration Warframe? ›

Maximized Ability Duration increases effect duration to 39 seconds.

How long does it take to unlock all Warframes? ›

Depends how long you grind. Mag was my first, then I got Trinity Prime from Twitch prime. After that I added Nyx and I have Oberon waiting in the foundry for me to buy a slot or sell a warframe to free a slot. All told, about 150 - 200 hours.

Is higher F stops more focus? ›

Simply put: how sharp or blurry is the area behind your subject. The lower the f/stop—the larger the opening in the lens—the less depth of field—the blurrier the background. The higher the f/stop—the smaller the opening in the lens—the greater the depth of field—the sharper the background.

What is the best focus length? ›

The best focal lengths are between 50mm and 135mm if you like to photograph people. You can get standard prime lenses like 50mm with less distortion. Or you can buy a zoom lens covering the lower end of the range, like a 24-70mm or a 24-105mm. A short telephoto would also be a good buy for you.

How much back focus do I need? ›

To calculate how much back focus spacing you need to add, take the thickness of the filter and divide it by 3. So, if you have a filter that is 3mm thick, you need to add 1mm of spacing to your imaging train to retain the correct back focus.

What does BP stand for in Warframe? ›

BPShort form of Blueprint.
Breeding Mods, Breeding Mod SetThe four Heat dual-stat mods rewarded in Operation: Breeding Grounds: Thermite Rounds (Rifle) Scattering Inferno (Shotgun) Scorch (Pistol) Volcanic Edge (Melee) Now obtained as a possible reward for completing Spy missions.
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What is the 49th Warframe? ›

Gyre is the 49th unique Warframe to be released. Gyre was first revealed in Devstream 160 showcasing her in-game model and idle animations.

How much XP is 1 Warframe? ›

Warframes give 200 xp per rank, so 6000 at max. Like almost everything else, this is explained on the wiki. Weapons are 100 points per level. Warframes, archwings, and companions are 200 points per level.

What is the average player age for Warframe? ›

warframe.com Audience Demographics

Audience composition can reveal a site's current market share across various audiences. warframe.com's audience is 83.39% male and 16.61% female. The largest age group of visitors are 18 - 24 year olds (Desktop).

Do Mr points carry over? ›

Do Membership Rewards® points expire? Membership Rewards® points have no expiration date.

What school should I focus on Warframe? ›

The Focus Trees

Tenno of the Madurai way are unrelenting fighters, excelling in the arts of ambush and barrage. Those who mastered the Madurai school are granted predatory, savage power. This school focuses to improve the damage output of Operators and Warframes.

What should I focus on in Warframe for beginners? ›

Warframe Tips For Beginners: What To Do First
  1. Star Chart. The Star Chart is the primary way to embark on missions through the Navigation on the Orbiter. ...
  2. Daily/Weekly Missions. ...
  3. Weapons. ...
  4. Joining Clans. ...
  5. Choose Yourself.
Jul 5, 2022

What is the best credit method in Warframe? ›

Best Credit Farm

The absolute best way to farm Credits in Warframe is to head to Orb Vallis and take down the Profit-Taker. With a good build and some experience, you can knock out the enemy within 10 minutes, and each time you will receive 125,000 Credits.

How should you progress through Warframe? ›

Increase Your Mastery Rank: Leveling items in Warframe will grant progress toward your next Mastery Rank (MR). Upon earning enough XP by leveling items, you'll be able to start a new Mastery Rank test. Complete these tests whenever possible, and level every item you get to level 30.


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