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Best Melee Weapons Warframe

Melee Weapons Warframe

There are tons of weapons that players can use to help them during their incursions into various planets. While Tenos can have varying primary weapons for their Warframes, melee items are a must-have, and gamers cannot enter places without their trusty steel. Having the strongest steel can mean life or death in certain situations. This guide goes over the best Best Melee Weapons in Warframe.

What Are all the Melee Weapons in Warframe?

Tenos are formidable fighters who use their mastery of guns and steel to fight through hordes of enemies. While players can try to eliminate their foes from afar, there will always be times when they are forced to unsheathe their swords to slice their way through obstacles. Knowing which ones you are comfortable with can help make fights much smoother.

There is a total of 26 Melee Classes in the game. Each has its own perks and disadvantages, so players should know their playstyle before committing to one type. Here are all the Melee Weapons categories in the game: 

  • Assault Saw
  • Blade and Whip
  • Claws
  • Dagger
  • Dual Daggers
  • Dual Swords
  • Fist
  • Glaive
  • Gunblade
  • Hammer
  • Heavy Blade
  • Heavy Scythe
  • Machete
  • Nikana
  • Nunchaku
  • Polearm
  • Rapier
  • Scythe
  • Sparring
  • Staff
  • Sword
  • Sword and Shield
  • Two-Handed Nikana
  • Tonfa
  • Warfans
  • Whip

Warframe Melee Weapon Tier List

If you don’t have access to the most potent weapons yet, you must use a suitable alternative for your Teno. Ideally, you should use items that are A-Tier or B-Tier. Here is the ranking list of each available melee weapon in Warframe:

S Tier

These are the best of the best. These weapons are the prime picks for any situation and will definitely get the job done with any quest. These are certainly the best Melee Weapons in Warframe. Here are all the S Tier Melees in the game:

  • Nikana Prime
  • Kroken Prime
  • Guandao Prime
  • Dual Keres Prime
  • Stropha
  • Glaive Prime
  • Reaper Prime
  • Redeem Prime
  • Venka Prime
  • Sepfahn
  • Praedos
  • Gram Prime
  • Innodem
  • Plague Kripath
  • Orthos Prime
  • Nami Skyla Prime
  • Lesion
  • Paracesis

A Tier

They may not be the best, but they are absolutely very strong in most situations. They are powerful enough to be substituted for S Tiers, especially if you are not inclined to find one. With just very few adjustments, these weapons can be on par with those on the top. Here is all the A Tier in Waframe:

  • Tenet Grigori
  • Nepheri
  • Tenet Livia
  • Vitrica
  • Dokrahim
  • Pangolin Prime
  • Pennant
  • Kuva Shildeg
  • Silva & Agies Prime
  • Karyst Prime
  • Galatine Prime
  • Broken War
  • Balla
  • Plague Keewar
  • Hespar
  • Tenet Agendus
  • Skiajati
  • Cyath
  • Quassus
  • Tenet Exec
  • Vastilok
  • Verdilak
  • Ceti Lacera
  • Jat Kusar
  • Hate
  • Volnus Prime
  • Telos Boltace
  • Dual Kamas Prime
  • Ninkondi Prime
  • Dakra Prime
  • Destreza Prime
  • Fragor Prime
  • War
  • Rakta Dark Dagger
  • Tatsu
  • Prisma Dual Cleavers
  • Xoris
  • Dragon Nikana
  • Hirudo Slaytra
  • Dual Keres
  • Twin Krohkur
  • Keratinos
  • Sigma & Octantis
  • Venato
  • Tipedo Prime
  • Ohma
  • Tekko Prime
  • Arca Titron
  • Korumm
  • Scindo Prime

B Tier

These are the average weapons that players should have, at least. They are good alternatives until Tenos can acquire better and stronger gear. However, there are specific quests or missions wherein these weapons fare far better than any A and S Tier. They may only shine on situational tasks but are passable for many scenarios. Here are all the B Tier Melees in the game:

  • Wolf Sledge
  • Ooltha
  • Halikar Wraith
  • Skana Prime
  • Machete Wraith
  • Dual Ichor
  • Caustacyst
  • Afterrax
  • Pathocyst
  • Venicres
  • Fang Prime
  • Sancti Maigstar
  • Pulmonars
  • Mios
  • Kogake Prime
  • Prism Skana
  • Guanddao
  • Arum
  • Spinosa
  • Twin Basolk
  • Cerata
  • Mewan
  • Dex Dakra
  • Dark Splitsword
  • Bo Prime
  • Zenistar
  • Dehtat
  • Jat Kittag
  • Cassowar
  • Rumblejack
  • Volnus
  • Mire
  • Synoid Heliocor
  • Rabvee
  • Galatine
  • Sarpa
  • Dual Ether
  • Secura Lecta
  • Prisma Obex
  • Gunsen
  • Vaykor Sydon
  • Krohkur
  • Kronen
  • Scoliac
  • Redeemer
  • Cobra & Crane
  • Ack & Brunt
  • Nikana
  • Cadus
  • Prisma Machete
  • Lacera
  • Kronsh
  • Furax Wraith
  • Ripkas
  • Ether Reaper
  • Orvius
  • Falcor
  • Korrudo
  • Ankyros Prime

C Tier

These weapons are the minimally usable or average items in Warframe. They are only decent in the early stages and should be swapped at the earliest possible opportunity. They are proper tools when you don’t have anything else to use, so they are a cheap option. Here are all the C Tiers in the game:

  • Masseter
  • Silva & Aegis
  • Broken Scepter
  • Orthos
  • Amphis
  • Heliocor
  • Tonbo
  • Tipedo
  • Endura
  • Gazal Machete
  • Prova Vandal
  • Ninkondi
  • Pupacyst
  • Ghoulsaw
  • Gram
  • Dual Zoren
  • Boltace
  • Okina
  • Dual Raza
  • Serro
  • Kesheg
  • Dual Cleavers
  • Anku
  • Venka
  • Destreza
  • Ether Daggers
  • Kreska
  • Sibear
  • Dark Sword
  • Sheev
  • Jaw Sword
  • Karyst
  • Tekko
  • Heat Sword
  • Dual Kamas
  • Galvacord
  • Nami Skyla
  • Skana
  • Halikar
  • Shaku
  • Ether Sword
  • Dual Heat Swords
  • Glaive
  • Scindo
  • Dual Skana
  • Dark Dagger
  • Plasma Sword
  • Pangolin Sword
  • Sydon
  • Lecta
  • Prova
  • Nami Solo

D Tier

Don’t bother using these weapons unless you are planning something particular. They are considered the game's weakest items but have useful applications in niche situations. However, they are not very good in most scenarios, so it is better to avoid these things. Here are all the D Tiers in Waframe:

  • Fragor
  • Kama
  • MK1-Bo
  • Ceramic Dagger
  • Obex
  • Cronus
  • Magistar
  • Heat Dagger
  • Machete
  • Fang
  • Bo
  • Kestrel
  • MK1-Furax
  • Furax
  • Kogake
  • Ankyros

Choose Your Warframe Melee Weapon Based on Preference

While this tier does classify which are the strongest and weakest, it does not mean that you should follow this guide to the letter. Your weapon of choice should be based on your preference and playstyle. Look for which melee class fits your style better, then look to this guide to help you identify which one you should aim for.

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