The easy way to get more Warframes is to buy them with Platinum from the market. However, you can get all of them for free just by playing the game and being patient, so save your Platinum for more important stuff like weapon and Warframe slots!
You get blueprints for Warframes as quest rewards, drops from missions/bosses. Some blueprints can also be bought for credits in the market or at the Tenno Lab in your clan. Most warframes require four blueprints: The main blueprint, Neuroptics blueprint, Chassis blueprint and Systems blueprint. You also need to farm the materials needed for building the blueprints in your Forge.
Blueprints for Prime Warframes drops from Void Relics; these relics are rewarded from endless missions but can also drop from some Spy missions. You can also buy bundles with Void Relics from a Syndicate for Syndicate standing. Notice: Not all Prime Warframes are currently available through Void Relics - some Warframes have been removed from the drop tables and is said to be in the Prime Vault. These rotate from time to time so look out for messages on which Warframes are unvaulted next time. If you need a Prime blueprint that is no longer available you can buy it from another player for Platinum - check Warframe.market for prices.
Join a clan
As a new player you should join an existing clan, where all weapons and Warframe blueprints have already been researched - this will allow you to easily get blueprints to these Warframes:
If you are playing with a group of friends you can consider making your own clan; first you need to build a Clan key to gain access to the Clan DOJO. Next you need to build various rooms including a Tenno LAB (and the other LAB's for more weapon blueprints) and research blueprints for the following Warframes. The clan members must contribute credits and materials to build new rooms and research blueprints. After the blueprints have been researched, all clan members can buy the blueprints.
Farm blueprints from boss kills
These Warframes are fairly easy to get for new players - just advance through the star map and keep killing those bosses over and over again until you have gathered all the required blueprints
- Rhino : drops from The Jackal - Fossa, Venus (LV 6-8)
- Excalibur : drops from Lieutenant Lech Kril - War, Mars (LV 11-13)
- Frost : drops from Lt. Lech Kril & Captain Vor - Exta, Ceres (LV 14-16)
- Mag : drops from The Sergent - Iliad, Phobos (LV 13-15)
- Valkyr : drops from Alad-V - Themisto, Jupiter (LV 18-20)
- Nova : drops from Raptor - Naamah, Europa (LV 21-23)
- Hydroid : drops from Councilor Vay Hek - Oro, Earth (LV 20-25)
- Ember : drops from General Sargas Ruk - Tethys, Saturn (LV 24-26)
- Oberon : drops from Eximus units (1% chance of drop). They are elite variants of standard units and can pop up on any mission, so just keep running your missions, alerts etc. on any planet you like and you will soon have plenty of Oberon blueprints!
Farm Void Relics for Prime Warframes
Prime Warframes are an upgraded version of the standard warframes with better stats and a more epic look. In order to build a Prime Warframe you must first farm the blueprints by 1) farming Void Relics and 2) unlocking these relics by running Void Fissure.
This may sound confusing for new players, but actually it is often easier to get the Prime version of a specific warframe than the standard version, because some of the standard Warframes require you defeat a hard boss - Void Relics can be opened running your favorite mission types and just require some luck - or some Platinum...
As you progress through the star chart you will unlock several quests; to activate a quest simply go to your Codex station in your ship, find the quest and activate it.
Limbo and Gara are easy to get for new players; the other warframes will require you have unlocked more of the star map, acquired a higher Mastery Rank and done some prerequisite quests first.
- Some quests will reward all blueprints (main blueprint + all components) or may even reward you with a complete prebuild Warframe.
- Some quests will reward only the main blueprint and you then have to farm the component blueprints by killing certain enemies/bosses or doing bounties
- Some quests will reward only the component blueprints - you can then simply buy the main blueprint in the market.
Where to get all Warframes
|Ash||Blueprints drops from Maniac units, that only spawn under certain conditions and a challenge to kill.|
|Atlas||Blueprint is a reward from The Jordas Precept quest. The remaining component blueprints drop from the Jordas Golem mission on Eris.|
|Banshee||Blueprints can be bought at the Tenno LAB in your Clan DOJO.|
|Baruuk||All blueprints are bought from Little Duck in Fortuna for a total of 20.000 Vox Solaris standing. Require you have at least "Hand" standing with Vox Solaris.|
|Chroma||The main blueprint is a quest reward from The New Strange quest. The other blueprints are rewards from completing junctions:
The blueprints for Chroma are easy to acquire; however you also need to build these extra components in order to build Chroma:
|Ember||Blueprints drops from General Sargas Ruk - Tethys, Saturn (LV 24-26)|
|Equinox||Require that you build both a Day and Night Aspect. Main blueprint can be bought at the market; the component blueprints can be farmed by defeating Tyl Regor at Titania on Uranus.|
|Excalibur||Blueprints drops from Lieutenant Lech Kril - War, Mars (LV 11-13)|
|Excalibur Umbra||Quest reward from The Sacrifice.|
|Frost||Blueprints drops from Lt. Lech Kril & Captain Vor - Exta, Ceres (LV 14-16)|
|Gara||The main blueprint is a quest reward from the Saya's Vigil quest; the other blueprints drops from bounties on Plains of Eidolon.
The quest unlocks after you reach Mastery Rank 1 and have completed a bounty in Plains of Eidolon. You must also have completed the Vor's Prize quest first. Talk to Konzu in Cetus on Earth to start the quest.
|Garuda||The main blueprint is awarded for the Vox Solaris quest (introduces you to Fortuna on Venus). The component blueprints are aquired by doing bounties in Orb Vallis.|
|Gauss||The main blueprint is bought at the market. Component blueprints drops from Tier C Disruption mission on Kelpie, Sedna.|
|Grendel||The main blueprint is bought at the market. Component blueprints are awarded by completing some special missions on Europa using Locators bought from the Arbitrations Honors vendor in Relays. Getting the component blueprints is a challenge for experienced players only: The missions have level 40-45 enemies; your warframe and weapons can not use any mods (with few exceptions); you can not use any Gear items and can not use your Operator!|
|Hildryn||The main blueprint can be bought from Little Duck in Fortuna for 5.000 standing (you must be rang Agent to buy it). The component blueprints drops from the Exploiter Orb fight.|
|Hydroid||Blueprints drops from Councilor Vay Hek - Oro, Earth (LV 20-25)|
|Inaros||All parts are rewards from the Sands of Inaros quest. To start the quest you must first buy it from the void trader Baro Ki'Teer. For more information read this guide.|
|Ivara||All blueprints drops (~6-9% drop chance) from Rotation C on Spy missions (i.e. you must all tree terminals) on different difficulties:
|Khora||All blueprints drops from Sanctuary Onslaught missions; every two rounds you get a reward in the usual A-A-B-C rotation pattern:
|Limbo||Quest reward from The Limbo Theorem quest. Limbo is easy to get for for new players: The quest unlocks after you have unlocked your Archwing and completed the junction from Jupiter to Europa.|
|Loki||The main blueprint can be bought at the market. The component blueprints drop from Hyena Pack (Psamathe, Neptune).|
|Mag||Blueprints drops from The Sergent - Iliad, Phobos (LV 13-15)|
|Mesa||You must first finish the Patient Zero quest in order to gain access to the boss; the component blueprints drops from the Mutalist Alad V assassination mission on Erris.|
|Mirage||All parts are rewards from the Hidden Messages quest.|
|Nekros||The main blueprint can be bought at the market; the component blueprints drop from Lephantis (Assassination, Orokin Derelict).|
|Nezha||All blueprints can be bought at the Tenno LAB in your Clan DOJO.|
|Nova||Blueprints drops from Raptor - Naamah, Europa (LV 21-23)|
|Nyx||The main blueprint can be bought at the market; the component blueprints drop from Phorid assassination missions during an infested invasion.|
|Oberon||Blueprints drops from Eximus units (1% chance of drop). They are elite variants of standard units and can pop up on any mission, so just keep running your normal missions on any planet you like and you will soon have plenty of Oberon blueprints. You will likely get so many blueprints that you can sell the duplicates for some credits.|
|Revenant||The main blueprint is a quest reward from the Mask of the Revenant quest. Component blueprints drops from bounties on Plains of Eidolon.|
|Rhino||Blueprints drops from The Jackal - Fossa, Venus (LV 6-8)|
|Saryn||The main blueprint can be bought at the market; the component blueprints drops from Kela de Thaym (Merrow, Sedna). Notice that you must first farm 25 Judgement Points in order to gain access to the arena with Kela de Thaym, so getting all component blueprints will require some effort!|
|Titania||All parts are rewards from The Silver Grove quest. You must have a Mastery Rank of 7 or higher and have completed The Second Dream before you can start this quest.|
|Trinity||The main blueprint can be bought at the market; the component blueprints drops from Ambulus on (Hades, Pluto).|
|Valkyr||Blueprints drops from Alad-V - Themisto, Jupiter (LV 18-20)|
|Vauban||The main blueprint can be bought at the market; the component blueprints can be bought with Nightwave Cred Offerings for a total of 75 creds.|
|Volt||All blueprints can be bought at the Tenno LAB in your Clan DOJO.|
|Wisp||All blueprints drops from the Ropalolyst fight on Jupiter.|
|Wukong||All blueprints can be bought at the Tenno LAB in your Clan DOJO.|
|Zephyr||Blueprints can be bought at the Tenno LAB in your Clan DOJO.|