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Mastery is an in-game method of tracking a player's relative skill level and how much of the game's content they have experienced. Mastery points, collected by leveling up different weapons or warframes, increase a player's rank at certain cumulative checkpoints. (As an anti-exploitative method, some weapons require a minimum level before mastery experience is given.) Ranks do not currently give any active advantages to players besides unlocking level capped weapons and warframes. Upon clicking the profile menu, it is possible to take a closer look at one's mastery progression: the number above the mastery bar itself represents the total cumulative point "pool," whereas the number below the bar displays the amount of mastery needed for the next immediate rank.
Gaining Mastery Points
To gain mastery points, a player must level up unique equipment. Leveling up weapons earns 100 mastery points per level gained for a total of 3000 and leveling up Warframes earns 200 mastery points per level gained for a total of 6000. Sentinels and their weapons do (since Update 11 ) award mastery points upon leveling up. Completing challenges does not give mastery points and instead gives equipment experience. As mentioned previously, to prevent exploitation, certain weapons have a minimum level they must attain before mastery points are distributed; namely the Lato and the Mk-1 Braton. When a weapon or warframe is at the maximum rank, selling and repurchasing the same equipable will not grant more mastery points when leveling it up again, however repurchasing an item previously not leveled all the way to 30 will grant points on further progression, e.g. by leveling it past the point it was left on before. Dual weapons, such as the Dual Broncos or Akbolto, will still count towards the mastery level, even when you leveled up the single weapons, e.g. Bronco and Bolto. Leveling up polarized equipment (equipment that the player used Forma on in order to select a new polarity slot after leveling the equipment to 30) will not gain the player any more mastery points.
As of Update 11.0.0 , progress on the Solar Map contributes to Mastery Rank, providing 100 XP for each node cleared (confirm for all nodes?). Unlocking nodes does not provide Mastery XP.
In order to be promoted to the next master level, a player must pass a short trial by combat. There are multiple tests available chosen in sequence, the complete listing of which is currently incomplete due to the limited availability of warframes and weapons to level.
Please help to improve this wiki by adding a test here as encountered.
The player will enter the trial equipped with whatever equipment is currently active in the arsenal. The player cannot be in a party when testing meaning he or she must complete the trial alone. If the test is failed, the player will not be allowed to try again for 24 hours. Mastery points are still gained for later levels, even while maxed out for current level and having failed the test; these points simply go towards the next immediate mastery rank.
Do not take tests with sentinels equipped as they can fail you for the weapon specific tests if they have attacking precepts (e.g. Sidearm Test)
In the Standard Test, several enemy units must be dispatched within one minute. The environment is similar to the old tutorial environment, marked by a bright white and flat landscape. The enemies currently consist of Grineer light and medium units. It is recommended to stay inside or close to the starting circle as not to lose track of possible enemy spawns and risk failure. Turning bloom off in graphics options may make seeing the enemy a little easier. Example of standard test is just down below:
When assigned the Survival Test, players must survive an unlimited onslaught of enemies for a given period of time. An attempt to leave the area will result in the screen fading to white, and the relocating of the player/attempted escapee to the center of the arena. There is no detrimental effect for attempting to flee, such as an automatic mission failure. Enemies span the light to medium range, with no heavy or special units encountered to date.
The test area is marked by six pillars encircling the center; it is possible to climb these pillars to gain higher ground at which to shoot from. Keep in mind, however, that enemies can and will still reach you, regardless of height. Thus, it would be wise to prioritize melee units first because of their high potential damage output.
This test is encountered upon going from Mastery Rank 3 to 4 . The player is expected to live for 1:25 mins. (Tip: easiest method to complete is to equip a Shade sentinel and cloak next to the horde until the time limit).
When going from Mastery Rank 13 to 14, this test is however slightly altered. The floor layout has changed a bit, and there are 3 floors, one for each faction.
The Sidearm Test bears striking resemblance to the Survival Test both in anatomy and mechanics, but the player is only allowed to use his or her sidearm. The testing area is orange, with towers surrounding the central circle. Rather than surviving, the player is tasked with dispatching a certain number of enemies within a set time limit. The number of enemies that need to be dispatched is unclear, as they will continue spawning in until a certain limit is reached (when the last is killed, the test ends, regardless of how much time you have left). In the test for Mastery Rank 1 to 2, three waves are encountered.
The Melee Test resembles the Sidearm Test both in anatomy and mechanics, but the player is only allowed to use his or her melee weapon. The number of enemies that need to be dispatched is unclear, as they will continue spawning in until a certain limit is reached (when the last is killed, the test end s, regardless of how much time you have left). In the test for Mastery Rank 2 to 3, three waves are encountered.
Terminal Hacking Test
Mastery 4 advancement to 5. There are two to three waves of three Terminals which must each be successfully hacked within a time limit which is displayed onscreen by a countdown timer as the test begins.
The player begins the test in the center of a circle surrounded by three terminals which are colored red and have the standard Locked symbol. The player must approach and hack each terminal which then turns green, displaying the unlocked symbol. When the 3rd terminal of the first wave is successfully hacked the terminals disappear and three new red locked terminals appear, each of which requires a slightly more complex hacking sequence to complete than the first wave. The third wave's three terminals feature the most complex patterns in the test, being more complicated even than those seen throughout normal gameplay. Note that if the player fails to hack an individual terminal they may still continue the test by re-hacking that terminal until successful, as long as time remains on the overall test countdown timer.
- You may use Ciphers if you want to make the Mastery advancement faster and easier.
Target Tracking Test
So far only seen in the rank 6 mastery advancement test, 5 to 6. (Confirmation on previous levels?)
The player begins the test standing on a brightly lit circular platform on the floor of a dark room. A number of metallic spheres appear all around and above the player, one of which will glow white. The player's camera will be turned toward the first target at the beginning of each of the three rounds required to pass this test. After shooting the white sphere, green lines will connect unlit spheres in succession for two to roughly six links before stopping at another sphere which turns white like the first, designating it as the next target. This process is repeated a number of times in a single "round" with short pauses between each round. The test completes after three rounds.
- If no glowing white spheres appear on your screen, it is advisable to spin and look around as quickly as possible. A very limited amount of time is given to react between the switching of targets.
- Damage is not a matter of concern in this test; thus any accurate weapon with a large magazine size (to avoid wasted time reloading) will do nicely. Shotguns are also a viable option since the test counts one shot per round, not per pellets.
- Upon missing the white sphere, the original white sphere will be voided, reverting into a normal sphere. A new white sphere will appear elsewhere, so it may be better to shoot the sphere accurately rather than rushing it and missing.
Wall Run Test
The test for Mastery Rank 8.
You will be tested on your ability to perform multiple wall runs while shooting a white orb each time. It is recommended to bring a warframe at normal sprint speed, equipped with stamina mods and an automatic weapon. A fast warframe with sprint mod and single shot weapon will increase your difficulty in shooting these orbs.
The environment will be a single platform and a short ramp. There will be a white orb present and shooting it will reveal a wall to the left of the ramp. You will have to do a horizontal wall run and proceed to shoot another orb. This will reveal another wall to the right. Perform another horizontal wall run on it and a third orb will appear. Shoot this down and it will reveal a vertical wall. After the second wall run, you'll have to do an vertical wall run on this wall and bounce backward onto another platform. Repeat this two more times and you have completed the mission.
Note: It is advised that "dynamic lighting" be turned ON for this mission, otherwise you will not be able to see anything.
As of Update 10, the Rank 9 Test is a simple test of your Stealth skills.
You will start in a grey or orange room, equipped with only your melee weapon. Sentinels are not available. This means you cannot use Shade's cloaking power, or ranged weapons equipped with Suppress or Hush mods.
There are three stages, each with an increasing number of enemies and increasingly-complex patrol patterns.
Your goal is to kill all of the enemies and stay undetected. Successful elimination of all enemies will unlock the next room.Detection results in a restart of the current room. Three detections will cause you to fail the test.
Frames with stealth-oriented powers (Ash, Banshee, Loki) and silent ranged kill capabilities (Ash) are strongly recommended, as well as Energy siphon to give you energy to use said stealth powers.
Disappearing Platform Test
In Update 10 for rank 10, you will be tested on your ability to kill distant, elevated enemies, while maneuvering on platforms in a 3x3 grid that will permanently disappear after a few seconds of standing on them. You will spawn in on a round platform and the test will begin once you enter the grid area.
You are given one(?) minute to kill all enemies spawning periodically atop five elevated platforms which line the far end of the grid. Once the player steps on a platform, it will disappear after ten(?) seconds, flashing rapidly before vanishing. Jumping quickly between platforms will not prevent them from disappearing after ten(?) seconds from their initial activation. The enemies that spawn are level one Grineer, and as such, can be killed quite easily with anything that hits them. If you fall out of grid, you are given two extra chances to finish the challenge (needs confirmation on if you restart or continue). Both Sentinels and Abilities are allowed for this test, and are effective at killing these enemies if you do not have an accurate weapon available. Success will be awarded if all enemies are killed within the time limit. It is possible to use Ash's Teleport, Excalibur's Super Jump, Loki's Switch Teleport, and other mobility skills to get onto the elevated platforms and avoid the danger of the disappearing platforms
Time Trial Test
In Update 10 for rank 11, players will be taken to a darkroom with white platform, along with several reactor orbs. During this test, players must run the obstacles under limited amount of time, shooting down reactor orbs will add 3.5 seconds to the time pool.
Volt is very handy for this test as speed can significantly ease completion. Be sure to bring hitscan weapons as well, as some orbs move. At one point, you will take a hovering platform slowly up, during which moving orbs will appear. It is critical to shoot these as the time it takes for you to reach the top may run your time out.
Used to be black, but the physical platforms were changed to a brown-ish color, to easily identify from the darkened backround.
In Update 10 for rank 12 (possibly more, needs confirmation), you will be tested in your ability to shoot enemies, while being aware of your surroundings. The player starts on a platform, facing a carousel like structure, with two disks, connected with a large pillar in their centers. Between the disks, are a set of lasers, which separate the quadrants of the disks, and slowly rotate around the disks. Circling the carousel, is a circular platform.
The player's goal, once they have jumped onto the bottom disk of the carousel, is to walk around the disk, in between the rotating lasers, while shooting a number of enemies, which spawn on the outer circular platform. Eliminating all enemies will trigger success of the test.
- The lasers move at about walking speed, and position can be judged by the set in front of the player.
- The lasers instantly kill the player, similar to ones present in Tower Void Defense, but the player is permitted to use revives available to them, if they die.
- A relatively accurate weapon is recommended, as the enemies are at mid to long range.
Disappearing Platform Test
In Update 11, the rank 13 test requires you to target enemies while remaining extremely mobile. The player begins facing a number of platforms, with surrounding walls which can be run across. Once the player touches a platform, it begins to flash, and will disappear after a few moments. The platforms are arranged with one in each corner, and three stacked vertically in the center.
While avoiding falling off the platforms, the player must kill enemies on surrounding platforms. If the player falls off the platforms, they re-spawn, and the platforms that had disappeared reappear. The player has 3 tries.
- Plan which order the platforms will be taken before, to avoid backing into a corner.
Reason For Mastery
The mastery system works to indicate how much affinity has been earned for weapons and frames. At rank 6 you are allowed to buy anything from the market. If you intend to research weapons in your Dojo, you will need to be rank 8 in order to be able to craft all weapons. Your mastery rank also dictates the number of trades that you may perform each day. Besides that, leveling up mastery rank is currently purely cosmetic. Further content may be added that will incentivise becoming a higher mastery rank.
Notes and Bugs
- The high score list is based on number of kills, not mastery level.
- Certain weapons and Warframes have a minimum mastery rank requirement (XP Locked).
- Bug: The Paris makes your weapon disappear on melee only tests.
- Bug: On the Melee Test, Furax and Dual Heat Swords won't show up, but the damage from the weapon and mods will still apply. Verified, but actually attacking is annoying as it may cause delayed deaths while fighting).
- Even if you have reached the maximum mastery points required to take the test for the next level,all the mastery points gained while at maximum are kept for the next level.
- A bug is present with the new tutorial if you played before it was introduced then tried out the new tutorial you will skip the next Mastery test. This is a feature for new players where they are able to skip Mastery test 0-1 however since you hadn't played it yet you get the 'free mastery' on your next level up.
- Stalker can appear during the test. Video
The ranks are as follows: please help to improve the wiki by editing this page with accurate information.
As of Update 11.2, the current maximum rank based on 115 weapons (3000 XP each), 20 warframes (6000 XP each), 5 sentinels (6000 XP each), 5 sentinel weapons (3000 XP each), and 239 completed mission nodes (14803 XP Total) is Level 14, Silver Hunter with 524,803 total mastery points. (Included: 4 Vandal Weapons, 2 Wraith Weapons, 13 Prime Weapons[2 Founders' exclusives], 4 Prime Warframes[1 Founders' exlusive], and 5 Retired Market Weapons[1 available through login rewards])
Forma will not give you any points towards mastery when you start your weapon back at zero.
Experience needed for each level is calculated by the formula:
Note that rank 1 is obtained by the tutorial or you need 2500 Mastery Points without it, which is
Note : There is actually 18 Mastery Ranks showed below, but there is more than it (as seen on Steam and in-game challenges).
|Rank Image||Rank Name||Rank Number||Experience Required||Test||Note|
|Initiate||1||2,500||Standard Test||Grineer Faction|
|Silver Initiate||2||10,000||Sidearm Test||Grineer Faction|
|Gold Initiate||3||22,500||Melee Test||None|
|Silver Novice||5||62,500||Terminal Hacking Test||None|
|Gold Novice||6||90,000||Target Tracking test||None|
|Disciple||7||122,500||Standard Test||All factions, Level 10 - 15.|
|Silver Disciple||8||160,000||Wallrun test||None|
|Gold Disciple||9||202,500||Stealth test||None|
|Seeker||10||250,000||Disappearing Platform test.||None|
|Silver Seeker||11||302,500||Time Trial Test||None|
|Gold Seeker||12||360,000||Carousel Test||Grineer Faction.|
|Hunter||13||422,500||Disappearing Platform Test||None|
|Silver Hunter||14||490,000||Standard Survival Test||All factions, no time limit.|
|Gold Hunter||15||562,000||?||Impossible to reach that mastery rank at the moment.|
|Eagle||16||640,000||?||Impossible to reach that mastery rank at the moment.|
|Silver Eagle||17||722,500||?||Impossible to reach that mastery rank at the moment.|
|Gold Eagle||18||810,000||?||Impossible to reach that mastery rank at the moment.|
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