Warframe: Best Damage Combinations Guide

Best Damage
Combinations Guide

UPDATED December 17, 2015

  • This information is still up to date as of current patches.

The purpose of this guide is to give a simple straight forward cheat sheet for the “Best” damage combinations in Warframe given your group and the faction you’re hunting.

 

Information in this guide was formed by a consensus of various Warframe forum posts and damage combo theory crafting discussions on Reddit. The end result below, are the most widely agreed upon effective combinations to use.

This guide will assume you already know about basic damage combinations within Warframe. (Example: Cold + Toxin = Viral, etc.) If you are not at all familiar with the basics at all, I included a couple of quick references below to help you get caught up to speed. If you’re already knowledgeable about basic damage combos within Warframe, you can skip ahead to the next section.

 Damage Combination Guide for Quick Reference

 Here are the wiki damage 2.0 for each faction.

Wiki Damage 2.0

Corrosive Projection

This guide also takes into account if your team is using “Corrosive Projection” Aura on 4 players or not. Corrosive Projection (aka: CP) at max level reduces enemy armor by 30% and each player using this stacks with each other. A full team of players using Corrosive Projection lowers enemy armor completely! This is why you always want to run your high wave groups with people who all use this aura. (Note: Raids which can have up to 8 players only need 4 players using CP)

Therefore, damage combos vary depending on whether or not your team will be using this aura. In groups where no one uses the aura, you need to reduce armor on certain types of enemies with your corrosive damage type (ex. high level Grineer, Infested & Corrupted).

In groups where 4 people use CP aura, you can focus specifically on damaging the vitality of mobs, since using corrosive to reduce armor is no longer even needed. At this point, you will completely replace corrosive with viral when using it against Grineer and Corrupted mobs.

The reason Viral takes precedence over other vitality damaging types; is due to the fact it is a percentage based damage dealer. It scales no matter what level the target is. Also, by freeing up the toxin mod required to create corrosive (electricity + toxin), you can now form Viral combo (cold + toxin). It should be noted that Corrosive is more useful over Viral if you “have to” reduce armor to mitigate damage reduction. However, if your team uses CP there is no need.

Keep in mind, Viral is not an ideal vitality damaging type for every mob in game, even if you’re using team wide CP. Example, infested has a strong resistance against Viral. Also, in cases of Tenno and Corpus pure Toxin is better since it can directly bypass shields (Viral is still very useful on their vitality, but since they have shields it nice to instantly bypass the shield).

Please refer to the lists below to see when to use it.

BEST DAMAGE TYPES
WITHOUT
4x CORROSIVE PROJECTION AURAS

 

CORPUS BEST DMG COMBO:
Impact + Magnetic + Toxin

GRINEER BEST DMG COMBO:
Puncture + Corrosive + Toxin

[HIGH LEVEL] GRINEER BEST DMG COMBO:
Puncture + Radiation + Toxin

INFESTED BEST DMG COMBO:
Slash + Corrosive + Heat

VOID (CORRUPTED) BEST DMG COMBO:
Corrosive + Cold

TENNO (PvP) BEST DMG COMBO:
Puncture + Magnetic + Toxin

BEST DAMAGE TYPES
WITH
4x CORROSIVE PROJECTION AURAS

 

CORPUS BEST DMG COMBO:
Impact + Magnetic + Toxin

GRINEER BEST DMG COMBO:
Puncture + Viral 

INFESTED BEST DMG COMBO:
Slash + Gas

VOID (CORRUPTED) BEST DMG COMBO:
Viral + Electric

TENNO (PvP) BEST DMG COMBO:
Puncture + Magnetic + Toxin

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