All Prime and Non-Prime Warframes – Updated List

Last Updated on January 20, 2022

As per the data available on the official Warframe Wiki, we have around 83 frames in the game. This number includes both prime and normal variants of each frame we have in the game. I started playing this game when Frost Prime was announced, the game has made huge progress since then and now is one of the most famous titles on the web.

Note: Excalibur Prime is the only frame that Warframe users cannot obtain. It was part of the founders’ pack which was announced back in 2013 which helped fund the game. The pack also consisted of Lato Prime and Skana Prime.

So, there are 82 frames that can be obtained by farming or using the trading channel to purchase parts.

List of all Warframes

NameRelease DateUpdate Version
Ash25-10-2012Vanilla (2012-10-25)
Ash Prime07-07-2015Update 16.11 (2015-07-07)
Atlas01-10-2015Update 17.5 (2015-10-01)
Atlas Prime01-10-2019Update 25.8 (2019-10-01)
Banshee18-03-2013Update 7.0 (2013-03-18)
Banshee Prime28-02-2017Hotfix 19.11.5 (2017-02-28)
Baruuk18-12-2018Update 24.2 (2018-12-18)
Caliban15-12-2021Update 31 (2021-12-15)
Chroma19-03-2015Update 16.0 (2015-03-19)
Chroma Prime25-09-2018Update 23.9 (2018-09-25)
Ember25-10-2012Vanilla (2012-10-25)
Ember Prime20-11-2013Update 11.0 (2013-11-20)
Equinox31-07-2015Update 17.0 (2015-07-31)
Equinox Prime02-04-2019Hotfix 24.5.8 (2019-04-02)
Excalibur25-10-2012Vanilla (2012-10-25)
Excalibur Prime18-12-2012Update 5.0 (2012-12-18)
Excalibur Umbra15-06-2018Update 23.0 (2018-06-15)
Frost29-01-2013Update 6.0 (2013-01-29)
Frost Prime03-05-2013Update 7.10 (2013-05-03)
Gara12-10-2017Update 22.0 (2017-10-12)
Gara Prime25-05-2021Update 30.3 (2021-05-25)
Garuda08-11-2018Update 24.0 (2018-11-08)
Gauss29-08-2019Update 25.7 (2019-08-29)
Grendel31-10-2019Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)
Harrow29-06-2017Update 21.0 (2017-06-29)
Harrow Prime15-12-2021Update 31 (2021-12-15)
Hildryn08-03-2019Update 24.4 (2019-03-08)
Hydroid09-04-2014Update 13.0 (2014-04-09)
Hydroid Prime29-08-2017Update 21.6 (2017-08-29)
Inaros04-03-2016Update 18.5 (2016-03-04)
Inaros Prime14-07-2020Update 28.2 (2020-07-14)
Ivara03-12-2015Update 18.0 (2015-12-03)
Ivara Prime17-12-2019Hotfix 27.0.4 (2019-12-17)
Khora20-04-2018Update 22.18 (2018-04-20)
Lavos18-12-2020Update 29.6 (2020-12-18)
Limbo24-10-2014Update 15.0 (2014-10-24)
Limbo Prime19-06-2018Hotfix 23.0.3 (2018-06-19)
Loki25-10-2012Vanilla (2012-10-25)
Loki Prime11-06-2014Update 13.7 (2014-06-11)
Mag25-10-2012Vanilla (2012-10-25)
Mag Prime13-09-2013Update 10.0 (2013-09-13)
Mesa27-11-2014Update 15.5 (2014-11-27)
Mesa Prime18-12-2018Hotfix 24.2.2 (2018-12-18)
Mirage18-07-2014Update 14.0 (2014-07-18)
Mirage Prime12-12-2017Update 22.7 (2017-12-12)
Nekros13-09-2013Update 10.0 (2013-09-13)
Nekros Prime23-08-2016Hotfix: The Silver Grove 3 (2016-08-23)
Nezha16-12-2015Update 18.1 (2015-12-16)
Nezha Prime27-10-2020Update 29.3 (2020-10-27)
Nidus22-12-2016Update 19.5 (2016-12-22)
Nidus Prime08-09-2021Update 30.7 (2021-09-08)
Nova13-07-2013Update 9.0 (2013-07-13)
Nova Prime17-12-2014Update 15.7 (2014-12-17)
Nyx29-01-2013Update 6.0 (2013-01-29)
Nyx Prime24-09-2014Update 14.8 (2014-09-24)
Oberon19-12-2013Update 11.5 (2013-12-19)
Oberon Prime30-05-2017Hotfix 20.6.2 (2017-05-30)
Octavia24-03-2017Update 20.0 (2017-03-24)
Octavia Prime23-02-2021Update 29.9 (2021-02-23)
Protea11-06-2020Update 28.0 (2020-06-11)
Revenant24-08-2018Update 23.5 (2018-08-24)
Rhino25-10-2012Vanilla (2012-10-25)
Rhino Prime05-03-2014Update 12.4 (2014-03-05)
Saryn18-03-2013Update 7.0 (2013-03-18)
Saryn Prime16-02-2016Hotfix 18.4.12 (2016-02-16)
Sevagoth13-04-2021Update 30.0 (2021-04-13)
Titania19-08-2016Update: The Silver Grove (2016-08-19)
Titania Prime31-03-2020Hotfix 27.3.6 (2020-03-31)
Trinity25-10-2012Vanilla (2012-10-25)
Trinity Prime06-10-2015Update 17.6 (2015-10-06)
Valkyr20-11-2013Update 11.0 (2013-11-20)
Valkyr Prime22-11-2016Hotfix 19.0.7 (2016-11-22)
Vauban17-05-2013Update 7.11 (2013-05-17)
Vauban Prime17-05-2016Update 18.12 (2016-05-17)
Volt25-10-2012Vanilla (2012-10-25)
Volt Prime25-03-2015Update 16.1 (2015-03-25)
Wisp22-05-2019Update 25.0 (2019-05-22)
Wukong25-11-2015Update 17.12 (2015-11-25)
Wukong Prime06-07-2019Update 25.3 (2019-07-06)
Xaku25-08-2020Update 29.0 (2020-08-25)
Yareli06-07-2021Update 30.5 (2021-07-06)
Zephyr05-02-2014Update 12.0 (2014-02-05)
Zephyr Prime20-03-2018Hotfix 22.16.4 (2018-03-20)

This was the list of all frames that are currently available in Warframe, we will be updating this list after each major update.

How To Obtain These Frames?

Non-Prime frames – These frames can be farmed from the game by completing various activities. You can get most of the older frames by taking down bosses, whereas the newer frames require you to complete bounties in the open world. You can also purchase these frames from the Warframe Market.

Prime Frames – There are three ways one can get a Prime Frame:

  • By purchasing the prime access,
  • By farming the parts (if the frame is in loot pool)
  • By trading parts from other players.

Vaulted Frame – Vaulted frames can only be obtained by trading parts from other players or by waiting for the unvaulting by the devs.

Levelling up and Affinity

Affinity is what we call XP in Warframe, you get affinity by completing various activities and taking down enemies. This affinity will level up your frame and offer you mastery points, each frame will give you 200 mastery points when you reach Level 30. On top of that, you frame stats such as Health, Sheild and Energy will also increase.

Note: Some exceptions can apply here due to the nature of the frames. Like Inaros cannot have a shield because its a health only frame. Also, these frames will offer affinity only once, for example, if you forma your frame, you will have to level it again but this time you won’t get any XP.


With so many frames to choose from, it is obvious that a new player will get confused. Don’t worry, start from the basics:

  • Excalibur – Excellent beginner frame with a very powerful ultimate. If built properly the Umbra variant is very powerful.
  • Volt – Run around as fast as you can, if you like speed, Volt is your guy.
  • Frost – Used to be a great frame for defense missions. There are better options available now, but that doens’t mean that frame is bad, it’s just old now and probably needs a rework. However, you can use this frame to easily complete beginner missions.
  • Nova – Choose Slow Nova/Fast Nova build and watch how things around you change. Enemies will start blowing up dealing a lot of AOE damage.

Learn the mechanics and modding first and then farm the other frames. Once you have decided the frame that you are going to be use, buy the prime variant for the same.

The beauty of modding is that you can mod your frame to make it viable for almost every mission. There are a few exceptions though, like I don’t expect you to easily complete Sortie Spy missions using Rhino, because it will trigger the alarms.

I have tried not to complicate things here, if I did, make sure to comment below and ask me any questions that you’d like.

We have posted more guides for Warframe over here, if you want to start from the top, do check our Warframe Wiki page.

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Written by Vikas

Hey, I am Vikas. I've had a longstanding passion for computing and gaming for over a decade now. With a computer science degree under my belt sparking my initial interest in the industry from a young age, you'll often find me immersed for hours in the latest PC titles, especially enjoying multiplayer online games, while also enjoying sharing my insights and reviews. My work has been featured on IGN, Kotaku, MSN and Forbes to name a few. In my spare time, I read books and play with my cats.

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My favorite games are Destiny 2, Warframe, COD Cold War, and Minecraft.

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