It isn’t too difficult to power level your frames, weapons, and sentinels in Warframe, if you have one or two friends to play with. My group and I typically use Survival, Defense, or Mobile Defense missions to level as they provide massive amounts of enemies to fight. Fighting the Infested is typically your easiest enemy type to fight against because they have little to no range attacks. In this particular instance, we went to Ur (Uranus) and did a Dark Sector Survival Mission against the Infested.
Dark Sector Survival Mission (Infested) – Warframes and Weapons
With the Damage 2.0 update, we recommend Slash, Heat, Corrosive, or Gas as your damage type against the Infested. We also recommend using frames that have Area of Effect (AoE) abilities, since you can often funnel the Infested into an area where you can use AoE attacks against them. I typically will run Hydroid, Nova, or Vauban, but there are several other frames that perform well on this type of mission.
Below we have several videos of our play. I am playing Hydroid (Amprex/Stug/Scoliac), ego13 is playing Vauban (Amprex/Ballistica/Glaive Prime), and we are power leveling our friend’s Zephyr (Amprex/Castanas/Dakra Prime).
Dark Sector Survival Mission (Infested) – Tactics
The tactic we typically use with Hydroid is for me to Undertow (#3) and become a puddle of water on the attack point for the mission. All of the Infested will swarm the point and get trapped in the Undertow. After gathering up a significant amount of them, I come out of Undertow and activate Tentacle Swarm (#4). Any other class that has an AoE attack should attack as well because the enemies will be defenseless while the Tentacle Swarm holds them in place. You rinse and repeat this each level.
There are many other tactics you can use that are similar, like using Vauban’s Vortex power to attract all of the enemies into a small area and AoE attacking them. It is really easy to do on this type of a mission because the Infested will just swarm the attack point. That’s why it is important to find a Dark Sector Survival Mission where your enemies are the Infested.
Dark Sector Survival Mission (Infested) – Videos
- View the entire 52:30 minutes on ego13’s Twitch.tv channel
- YouTube (1/4) – 0:00-15:00
- YouTube (2/4) – 15:01-30:00
- YouTube (3/4) – 30:01-45:00
- YouTube (4/4) – 45:01- 52:30
Power Leveling Results
Keep in mind if you actually use your frame’s powers or use the weapon while power leveling, it will actually level much faster. There are also experience boosts you can get through the marketplace, if that is something that interests you. Just to give you an idea of how fast our gear leveled in this hour-long run:
Amprex – Unranked to Level 18
Amprex – Level 10 to Level 18 (and I never used it)
Scoliac – Level 3 to Level 15 (and I never used it)
Zephyr – Unranked to Level 16
Amprex – Level 18 to Level 28
Castanas – Level 12 to Level 26
Dakra Prime – Level 5 (or 6) to Level 25
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