Mastery is an in-game method of tracking a player’s relative skill level and how much of the game’s content they have experienced. Mastery points are earned by leveling up unique weapons and warframes, the successful completition of uncompleted mission nodes. Weapons and warframes are leveled up with Affinity.
Mastery ranks unlock level capped weapons and warframes and raise the number of times a player can trade per day. You will also be able to deploy more Extractors at higher levels.
In-game, players can view their profile and statistics (Go to the main menu and select “Show Profile” at the top left of the screen) and take a closer look at their mastery progression.
In order to be promoted to the next mastery rank, a player must pass a test which differs from rank to rank with difficulty increasing with Mastery Rank. If the test is failed, the Tenno will not be able to try again for 24 hours. Even if a test is passed, a new test cannot be started for 24 hours.
Tenno will enter the test equipped with whatever equipment is currently active in the arsenal. A Tenno cannot be in a party when qualifying itself, meaning they must complete the trial solo.
Powers can be used normally, so it is recommended to bring Team Energy Restores to keep a supply of energy on demand to ease the completion of the test.
Gaining Mastery Points
Below are the ways a Tenno can gain Mastery Points:
- Leveling up Weapons, Sentinels Weapons and Archwing Weapons earn 100 mastery points for each level gained for a total of 3,000.
- Leveling up Warframes, Companions and Archwings earn 200 mastery points for each level gained for a total of 6,000.
- The first completion of a Mission node will earn ~58 mastery points (varying).
Each individual item (such as a weapon or warframe) only grants its Mastery XP once per level. For instance: leveling an item to max level, selling it, then leveling it again will not result in additional Mastery. Releveling an item after Polarization results in the same situation. However, if an item is sold, rebought, then leveled to max, Mastery XP will be gained for all levels achieved beyond the original level. Excess mastery points are not wasted if a Tenno failed a test, the excess points will automatically fill the mastery bar once passing the test.