Warframe is a free-to-play action game with many characters and roles to play. Support characters are always there, but the pace of Warframe can make this a difficult role to fill. Knowing what Warframe to use and how they work can make a support class a fun and impactful experience for both solo and group play. This guide will explain the five best support frames in Warframe.
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What are the best support frames in Warframe?
Support is an important word for these characters, not healing. While healing is valuable, you can support your team in Warframe in a variety of ways. Boosting damage, resistance, and ammo is just as important as health and shielding. This list starts from the least to the best Warframe support frames and takes into account ease of access and use.
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Protea is a difficult Warframe to get, as she requires a lot of quest completion and advanced materials to build, but she is worth the effort. Protea’s powers are well suited for team support in stationery missions. Defense missions and Survival missions are where he excels. He can create shields for the team, and his Dispenser ability boosts ammo regardless of weapon type. He can even supply the Nechramech, making him an ideal pilot for them. Build him with Shield and Energy capacity to take full advantage of his powers.
Tenno’s favorite thick frame is a perfect tank and, if properly built, can be a terror to shielded enemies. Hildryn has an effective area of effect damage to Balefire. However, the combination of Pillage and Aegis Storm is his best power, as they strip enemy shields and armor while supplying your entire team with them. He can also negate bad status effects, and his shield gating is the best in the game. He is difficult to build, requiring a lot of Vox Solaris faction rank to get his components. Pair him with mods like Stretch and Redirection to make the most of his support abilities.
3: Trinity / Trinity Prime
Trinity, or Trinity Prime, is one of the first and still the best pure healers in Warframe. His abilities are a bit dated, but nothing comes close to the raw healing output that a well-built Trinity can produce. His abilities will make enemies’ batteries recharge your health and shields. He can now use his ultimate power, Blessing, to heal the team with fire and increase damage reduction. Build him with Prime Flow, Intensify, and Continuity to increase his healing skills.
2: Oberon / Oberon Prime
Oberon is a strong defender and a capable healer. He is an old Frame with a simple but effective set of abilities that can support a team and objectives that you need to keep alive. Hallowed Ground is a rare area of effect power that buffs any ally while dealing Radiation damage to enemies. Enemy targets affected by Radiation will counterattack and burn their team, keeping your squad alive while the infighting continues. Build him with maximum Stretch, power duration, and ability strength to increase his capabilities to support their limit.
Without a doubt, the Wisp is the best support Frame in all of Warframe. He’s hard to build unless you get Platinum for him, but he’s worth the effort and price. His best skill is his first ability, Reservoirs. The team can take these small plants, and they can increase all their stats, especially the rate of fire of the weapon, a big deal. His ease of use and the potency of his buffs make him a perfect fit for any mission and team composition that Warframe has to offer. Prime Continuity, Prime Flow, Intensity, and Stretch are must have mods to elevate him above his peers as the best Support Frame in Warframe.
Support Frames are a difficult class to play in Warframe, but with these characters and some practice, it can be a fun and worthwhile playstyle to invest your time into.