Warframe Trading Guide

updated March 6, 2024


Players in Warframe can exchange various items for platinum, the premium in-game currency. This feature allows them to obtain rare mods, weapons and even Prime relics that would otherwise be out of their reach.

Trading Warframe can be complex and rewarding at the same time. This guide will show you the essentials of its trading system as well as where to set up shop.

Trade Chat

Trading is one of the cornerstones of Warframe, as it allows you to trade items you have looted or been awarded on missions for valuable items and even platinum (the game’s pay-to-get in-game currency). Mastering all the various trading options can make progressing through the game much simpler while making sure that your experience maximizes every aspect.

Start trading by joining a trade channel. These chat rooms can only be accessed in capital cities and certain sanctuaries across one realm (except enemy cities ). Players from the same faction will see each other’s messages here; to purchase items type “WTB [item name] into the chat window while to sell items type WTS [item name]. Doing either will create a private message between yourself and another player that they may offer trades to.

Warframe does not permit the trading of regular blueprints; only their components or incomplete blueprints may be traded. Also, fully crafted weapons cannot be traded; only their component parts can be traded. Finally, only your starting 50 platinum can be traded – any rewards for participating in contests, livestreams or free promotions cannot be traded.

Additionally, you can access a market for buying and selling components, weapons, and other items. This market can be found through any weapon in your Arsenal that includes the Market menu as well as clicking the Market icon at the bottom of radial menu.

Trading only with those you trust can help minimize scamming in Warframe and stop any waste of your precious resources. Furthermore, only trade items you do not intend on using or need as this will avoid wasting any of your resources.

Warframe Market

Trading can be intimidating for newcomers to Warframe, so it is crucial for new players to familiarize themselves with its system and understand what to look out for when trading with other Tenno. Luckily, Warframe provides many tools to assist new players, including its Warframe Market which enables players to trade items and platinum with each other.

The market adds structure and pricing normality to the in-game economy. It encourages sellers to offer prices that reflect the true value of their item – an especially helpful feature for new players who may not know what a fair price should be for particular items. Unfortunately, however, the market does not permit trading of resource items or fully crafted frames.

To utilize the market, players must first create an account on the official Warframe website and link it with their in-game account. This will verify their identity and enable two-factor authentication – required for all trading in Warframe. After signing in, players will see an option for creating marketplace listings including images and descriptions of items they wish to trade as well as how much platinum they are willing to exchange in return.

Warframe Market’s main draw is trading items for in-game credits or platinum, giving players an easy way to purchase weapons, mods, Warframes and Sentinels at no cost – but there are some restrictions imposed: players must possess at least Mastery Rank 2 and two-factor authentication in order to participate.

As well as its financial system, the market provides several social features. Players can interact with one another via chat rooms and message boards; view listings and post comments therein; request items from other players; view each others profiles/contact information in order to quickly find potential trading partners; as well as viewing listings displaying user’s profiles and contact info from within the market itself.

Maroo’s Bazaar

Warframe gives players several methods of trading items. One such way can be found within Relays, shared social spaces that serve as trading hubs within the game. Two main trading hubs exist – Maroo’s Bazaar on Mars and Clan Dojo Trading Post in your clan dojo are among these locations.

To use trading hubs, players must first have reached at least Mastery rank Rank 2, have two-factor authentication enabled and possess items compatible for trading in their inventory. After fulfilling these prerequisites, selecting “Trade” on the Emote wheel of Relay Concourse allows a trade transaction.

Once they find someone willing to trade items with them, the player can initiate and complete their trade using one of the trading hubs; there may be an in-game currency tax involved, however. Also note that in order to use trading hubs effectively they require possession of both their desired item(s) as well as sufficient Platinum in their possession to complete their exchange successfully.

Though there may be certain restrictions on what items can be traded, trade hubs provide an efficient means of exchanging goods within the game. To view what items can be exchanged at these hubs, players can visit the unofficial Warframe Market website to discover which ones can be traded.

Warframe weapons and parts can generally be traded, including mods, Prime parts, Syndicate weapons and gear and the Platinum premium currency. Regular frames as well as any frames crafted using Prime blueprints cannot be traded due to licensing agreements between studios.

To sell items to other players, the player can visit Maroo’s Bazaar or Clan Dojo Trading Post and set up shop. To set up shop in either location, the player should hold down the Q key (default for PCs) and select “Set Up Shop.”

As players advance through the ranks, the amount of items available for trading increases; however, their daily limit depends on their Mastery Rank at reset time.

Mastery Rank

Discovering how to trade in Warframe is an integral part of playing the game, enabling players to unlock new frames, weapons and mods without having to grind for them – not to mention better equipment, rare blueprints and platinum (the premium in-game currency used for purchasing Warframes directly as well as cosmetic items). However, trading can be confusing; this guide will walk players through two basic ways trading takes place while providing some helpful resources that will assist them with identifying what items may be worth trading and offering an offer accordingly.

Warframe players who complete core missions will unlock and increase their Mastery rank as they progress through them, providing access to gear that was otherwise inaccessible. Mastery ranks provide a measurement of overall progress while unlocking new weapons, loadouts and sigils as you gain more options for your syndicate. In addition, higher Mastery ranks also result in increased Focus points daily and allow players to deploy additional extractors on their ship.

There are currently 29 Mastery Ranks and 10 additional Legendary Ranks within the game, and getting to them may require time and effort for players who are focused on experiencing its core storyline. But there are ways you can speed up this process and avoid feeling like it’s an uphill climb.

One way of increasing your Mastery Rank quickly is to complete quests that award Mastery Points, while another major method involves ranking up equipment such as Warframes, Archwings, weapons and Kitguns using tests available through Orbiter Codex tests.

Players can exchange ranked up equipment in either the clan dojo or Maroo’s Bazaar, and sell it to other players for platinum (in-game currency). The amount of platinum one may gain through these transactions depends on their Mastery rank.