The Stream Team: Making the most of Warframe melee

    
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Massively OP’s MJ has been really enjoying melee with Chroma Prime and her gram prime sword. Crazy, right? It’s like she’s practicing to star in a slasher film. That’s pretty fitting for the season, so she’s going to go get some more… practice. Tune in live at 2:00 p.m. to watch MJ actually slash and dash with glee.

What: Warframe
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, October 12th, 2018

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sophiskiai

I (and Tanek, Evri, etc.) can help you unlock the next Junction, but the Specter you’ll need to solo inside it is very tough – will probably be tricky to beat unless you spend some time upgrading mods for your ‘frame and weapons.

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I severely under estimated how important it is to forma your gear. What you mean i don’t get any MR for stripping my wep and releveling it, forget that.

The frustrations i put myself through on some of those Junctions, missions, and quests.

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sophiskiai

Heh, I was the same for ages! Though there are a few weapons that work pretty well even without any Forma on, and those got me a long way, especially before I even had 60 capacity worth of good mods to put in them :)

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Ironwu

It can seem wasteful to forma a non-prime weapon, but I think it is not. I have applied two forma to my Dual Ether Swords, and all my mods are now at max and there is currently nothing I have to add that is better. Melee is very good now!

And, by applying a 2x affinity boost, it is very easy to go 1-30 on the weapon in a very short amount time. In fact with the smallest boost (3 day), one should be able to level 2 to 4 weapons cycles easy.

Key is to go to the best defense mission you can do, and match it with the one that gives the best bonuses for the weapon you are leveling. That is for solo, of course.

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Ironwu

Love melee in Warframe. I play Excaliber with Dual Ether Swords, Kunai, and Paris Bow. Silent kill setup.

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Really getting into the stealth since i started paying my due’s on spy missions. Actually i don’t look at it that way anymore, more like, very much enjoy them as you’ve mentioned before.

When you start out, everything is new, don’t even have a lay of the land as yet, then you start a spy mission and other players have it completed before you get off the pad ffs. So dunno just kept up with this, let it be the way it is, better than blowing the mission i guess, i mean how can you learn it anyway when it’s done before you even arrive, lol.

Now i’m like, wow, i really should have taken the time to learn these, but i hate them, so i thought.

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sophiskiai

Spy missions can be incredibly annoying when you don’t know the good routes and the right tricks, but once you learn the rooms well and can ninja through them quickly it’s a great feeling!

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Ironwu

I don’t stealth much in spy missions. Don’t really have to. I use my swords to just mow through the mobs on my way to the vaults. Since they are silent, I don’t attract any additional attention. Once at the vaults, I go stealth, using the bow to pick off patrols and sensors. Seems to work well. Spy missions are some of my favorites now. Learning the layouts helps.

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I’m eagerly awaiting the Melee 3.0 changes. The easier and more consistent access to combos across different weapons will be awesome.

I built myself a Plague Zaw Rapier after the recent event, and it’s been really fun to mess around with. It doesn’t have the huge 360 degree sweep of a whip or polearm, but it ramps up its combo counter super fast and positively melts high-level enemies with all of its guaranteed Slash procs.

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Since my return to WF I’ve not used my swords much at all, that is until the last stream lol, since then I’ve noticed that I’m pulling out my sword much more often? better said “all the time”, subliminal messaging in your streams? it was probably straight up in your face supraliminal stimuli. With melee 3 coming it can’t be a bad thing.

Definitely watch this over the weekend, heck all MJ Warframe streams are a guaranteed watch.