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Warframe Mastery Rank Test Guide – Ranking Up



Warframe Mastery Rank is a relative number that helps track the progress a player has made in the game. The mastery points are gained by leveling up weapons, frames, companions or Archwings.

You can view your mastery rank by pressing the ESC button and hovering over your avatar, the rank will show up right below your username.




Certain weapons or Frames have set mastery requirement, you can’t use/craft it before your reach the required rank. But, there’s a workaroud to it, if you buy the Prime Access or buy the weapon/frame from the market, the rank requirement can be bypassed. Broken-War can’t be crafted before you reach MR3, but any of the player who finishes The Second Dream quest will be given a crafted Broken-War regardless of their MR.

Perks of Ranking up or Higher Mastery

  • Increases the daily trading limit, you get 1 more trading limit than your MR. For example, if you are MR3, you will get 4 trades per day.
  • Increase in the starting mod capacity of the frames/weapons/companions/archwings.
  • You can use higher MR requirement rivens and weapons, max MR requirement for frames is 10.
  • Increased daily extractor limit.
  • Increase collected fissures, 50 per rank.
  • Increased Syndicate standing, 1000 per rank.

Players must keep in mind that a equipment will only give you mastery once it reaches level 30, applying forma on it won’t give you mastery again. Even if you purchase or recraft it.

Mastery Points

  • Weapons, Sentinel weapons, and Archwing weapons will give you 100 MR points for each rank. Maxed at 30 for a total of 3000 MR points.
  • Victory in each junction will give you 1000 mastery points.
  • Warframe, Companions and Archwings give 200 mastery points for each rank for a maximum of 6000 MR points when rank 30 is obtained.
  • You don’t lose mastery points if you don’t complete the test once the MR bar fills up.

Mastery Rank Tests

If you are looking to rank up, you have to complete tests. Higher ranks means tests with higher difficulty, each and every progressive rank has a difficult test comparing to the previous one. The Mastery Tests aims on making the players understand the game mechanics.

If you fail a test once, you would have to wait for exact 24 hours to get a second attempt. You can retry unlimited times to complete a test, it is always recommended that you visit Cephalon Simaris to practice the test before you waste another try (24 hours RIP Kappa).

Mastery Rank Tests 1-5

Rank Test 1Rank Test 2Rank Test 3Rank Test 4Rank Test 5
  • Rank Name: Initiate
  • Test Name: Primary Exterminate Test
  • Difficulty: Low

To complete this test, players have to exterminate three waves of enemies using their primary weapon.

  • Rank Name: Silver Initiate
  • Test Name: Secondary Exterminate Test
  • Difficulty: Low

To complete this test, players have to exterminate three waves of enemies using their secondary weapon.

  • Rank Name: Gold Initiate
  • Test Name: Melee Exterminate Test
  • Difficulty: Low

To complete this test, players have to exterminate three waves of enemies using their melee weapon.

  • Rank Name: Novice
  • Test Name: Survival
  • Difficulty: Low

Survive the fight with Infested enemies for a given period of time to successfully complete this test.

  • Rank Name: Silver Novice
  • Test Name: Terminal Hacking
  • Difficulty: Medium

The player has to hack six terminals within 1:45 to successfully complete this test. There are three grineer terminals and three corpus ones.

Mastery Rank Tests 6-10

Rank Test 6Rank Test 7Rank Test 8Rank Test 9Rank Test 10
  • Rank Name: Gold Novice
  • Test Name: Target Tracking
  • Difficulty: Easy

In this test, you have to track the green lines that appear connecting the rounded balls. Whichever ball turns red you have to shoot it. Recommended that you take a rifle with large magazine size while doing this test.

  • Rank Name: Disciple
  • Test Name: Timed Exterminate
  • Difficulty: Easy

Pretty easy test, just bring a rifle and a good melee weapon with all reach mods on. Spin around and clean the room in the given period of time and you’ll be done with the test.

  • Rank Name: Silver Disciple
  • Test Name: Movement Practice
  • Difficulty: Medium

This is not a timed test so take your time to jump across the different platforms. Shooting each red ball will create a new platform to jump on. You will be given three tries to complete the test, if you fall off the platform this will count as a failed try.

  • Rank Name: Gold Disciple
  • Test Name: Stealth Exterminate
  • Difficulty: Medium

As the name says, the tests requires players to eliminate enemies without alerting them. You can only use melee weapons to complete this test. This test has three stages.

  1. First stage: You have to kill three enemies.
  2. Second Stage: Four enemies.
  3. Third Stage: Six enemies.

Check the surroundings before you attack an enemy, make sure you don’t kill an enemy in front of the other.

  • Rank Name: Seeker
  • Test Name: Disappearing Platforms
  • Difficulty: Medium

Every platform that you step on will disappear in a few seconds, before it disappears you have to kill the close by enemies. The number of enemies that you have to kill is 15. It is recommend that you use Ash for this test, it makes the job really easier. Players can use titania’s Razorwing to make this test even easier.

Mastery Rank Tests 11-15

Rank Test 11Rank Test 12Rank Test 13Rank Test 14Rank Test 15
  • Rank Name: Silver Seeker
  • Test Name: Wall Dash
  • Difficulty: Hard

It is recommended that you practice this test atleat twice or thrice before attempting it because it’s not an easy one. This is an obstacle course in which players have to shoot orbs to add time and jump here and there to finish the course. Each orb will add 3.5 seconds of time. Use frames such as Loki, Volt or Nezha to complete the test faster. Use Ignis to shoot the red balls easier.

  • Rank Name: Gold Seeker
  • Test Name: Carousel Test
  • Difficulty: Easy

Another exterminate test with lasers moving around you. You have to move accordingly and shoot the enemies at the same time without touching the lasers. Touching the lasers will take a lot of your HP, touching thrice or more times will kill your frame.

  • Rank Name: Hunter
  • Test Name: Advanced Disappearing Platform
  • Difficulty: Hard

Recommended to practice with simaris before attempting it. In this tests the players have to eliminate 16 enemies and keep in mind that the platform that they are standing on can disappear any time. You have to plan the jumping order so that you don’t end up in a corner. Players get three tries to complete this test, each fall counts as a try.

  • Rank Name: Silver Hunter
  • Test Name: Advanced Exterminate
  • Difficulty: Easy

Pretty easy exterminate mission, this test consists of three waves. Kill all the enemies and the test will be done pretty quick.

  • Rank Name: Gold Hunter
  • Test Name: Interception Mission
  • Difficulty: Easy

If you have been playing this game already and have reached MR14, then this should be pretty easy for you. You have to capture and hold points just like you do in an interception mission.

Mastery Rank Tests 16-20

Rank Test 16Rank Test 17Rank Test 18Rank Test 19Rank Test 20
  • Rank Name: Eagle
  • Test Name: Defense Test
  • Difficulty: Easy

Take frost and use the Snow Globe. Pretty easy mission, you just have to defend a cryopod, the test consists of 3 waves.

  • Rank Name: Silver Eagle
  • Test Name: Advanced Timed Exterminate
  • Difficulty: Easy

Players have to kill 30 enemies within a given time limit in order to complete this test. There will be sphere spawns in the map, which upon destruction will grant you +7 seconds. You can use Ember’s World on Fire to kill the infested while keeping your focus on destroying the timer orbs.

  • Rank Name: Gold Eagle
  • Test Name: Advanced Defense Test
  • Difficulty: Easy

Pretty easy test where you have to defend the cryopod for 5 waves.

  • Rank Name: Tiger
  • Test Name: Stealth Rescue Test
  • Difficulty: Hard

This test is one of the hardest tests in the game. You have to escort the rescue target without being detected.

There are six white orbs that you to destroy that will unlock the door for the prison that the rescue target is locked inside. Usage of abilities and primary and secondary weapons is disabled. Only Melee weapon is allowed.

  • Rank Name: Silver Tiger
  • Test Name: Archwing Time Trial
  • Difficulty: Easy

Pretty easy test that requires you to go through rings using your Archwing, these rings will grant more time. Recommended to take Itzal to make the test really easy.

Mastery Rank Tests 21-25

Rank Test 21Rank Test 22Rank Test 23Rank Test 24Rank Test 25
  • Rank Name: Gold Tiger
  • Test Name: Timed Exterminate Test
  • Difficulty: Easy

Requires players to kill 35 enemies within a given period of time. Timer ORBS will spawn in this mission, each orb will add 15 seconds to the timer. There are total of 8 orbs. You can use Ash/Ember’s World of Fire to eliminate enemies faster while focusing on destroying the orbs for additional time.

  • Rank Name: Dragon
  • Test Name: Arena Test
  • Difficulty: Hard

This test consists of Executioners (12/18/24 three rounds). You will be given with 3 respawns, max of 6 executioners will spawn together. It is recommended to take Ash and use his Blade storm to kill the executioners quickly. All three rounds have different modifiers (Speed Boost, Health Drain, Scaled Enemies).

  • Rank Name: Silver Dragon
  • Test Name: Mobile Point Capture
  • Difficulty: Hard

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  • Rank Name: Gold Dragon
  • Test Name: Operator Test
  • Difficulty: Hard

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  • Rank Name: Sage
  • Test Name: Operator Test
  • Difficulty: Hard

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Some of the newer players will miss out on fewer mastery points since some of the items are no longer obtainable. Below is the list of items that can’t be obtained anymore.

  • Warframe Founder’s Pack – Offered with the Founder’s Pack when the game came out. This included Excalibur Prime, Lato Prime, Skana Prime.
  • Market Retired – Snipetron & Machete were removed from the market and are no more obtainable. These might appear with tactical alerts, apart from that there is no way these can be obtained.
  • Event Rewards – Event Rewards are one time only weapons that are offered for a limited period of time upon completing an event. This includes Lato Vandal, Braton Vandal, Gorgon Wraith, Dex Furis, Dex Dakra, Dex Sybaris.

Fewer more things to know about Mastery

  • MR16: Access to all Riven Mods in the game.
  • MR10: Access to all Clan Research weapons.
  • MR8: Access to all relays and Syndicate weapons.

We have posted a few videos for some of the tests to explain better so that you can complete them without any problems. If you have any questions related to the tests you can ask us using the comment section given below.

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Updated: February 3, 2018 — 5:52 am

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