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Hello, to give you some back story, I recently gotten a ton of forma blue prints, and when you use one it restarts the  mastery level for the weapon/warframe. So my question is, is it harder to get my weapon/warframe back to rank 30, does it need much more affinity? Also I gotten a potato and I don't have a clue if I should spend it something, and if yes, what, or save it. Thank you for your time and helping a fellow noob. 

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30 minutes ago, (NSW)Octimore said:

Hello, to give you some back story, I recently gotten a ton of forma blue prints, and when you use one it restarts the  mastery level for the weapon/warframe. So my question is, is it harder to get my weapon/warframe back to rank 30, does it need much more affinity? Also I gotten a potato and I don't have a clue if I should spend it something, and if yes, what, or save it. Thank you for your time and helping a fellow noob. 

Ammount of affinity required to max any item to rank 30 is always the same, regardless of number of forma invested. But maxing items for MR counts only first time, formas don't give any more. They are essentially the way to fit some more mods into your build. 

My advice is, build a forma every day. Use none of them for now, unless you are absolutely sure the weapon/frame will last you till late game. (first check if it has better (prime, vandal, wraith, prisma) version. Investing in vanilla items is a waste most of the time. Don't invest in Excalibur! (minor spoiler;-)) With potatoes it's essentially the same. Use on best version that you will keep. 

For now, do star chart junctions, they give some blueprints. Also go to the shop, weapons(primary, secondary, melee), warframe categories, check 'blueprint only'. That will show you items that you can build yourself instead of buying for plat. Try to get those that interest you. Each item maxed contributes to your mr, higher mr= more capacity with unranked items, from mr 6 or so lets you put a useful mod in a brand new item, making leveling easier. 

Glhf Tenno. 

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6 minutes ago, (PSN)Jacobivan said:

Ammount of affinity required to max any item to rank 30 is always the same, regardless of number of forma invested. But maxing items for MR counts only first time, formas don't give any more. They are essentially the way to fit some more mods into your build. 

My advice is, build a forma every day. Use none of them for now, unless you are absolutely sure the weapon/frame will last you till late game. (first check if it has better (prime, vandal, wraith, prisma) version. Investing in vanilla items is a waste most of the time. Don't invest in Excalibur! (minor spoiler;-)) With potatoes it's essentially the same. Use on best version that you will keep. 

Glhf Tenno. 

Thank you for your help, I gotten my first prime warframe Equinox about 4 days ago and I wasn't sure if I should invest forma and a potato in it. 

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4 minutes ago, (NSW)Octimore said:

Thank you for your help, I gotten my first prime warframe Equinox about 4 days ago and I wasn't sure if I should invest forma and a potato in it. 

If you enjoy the gameplay with Equinox, sure. She has nice nuking potential in day form, while night form is ok cc. No durability late game, though. Adding first Forma, in addition to polarizing a slot, lets you pick second energy color for prettier abilities:-)

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2 minutes ago, (PSN)Jacobivan said:

If you enjoy the gameplay with Equinox, sure. She has nice nuking potential in day form, while night form is ok cc. No durability late game, though. Adding first Forma, in addition to polarizing a slot, lets you pick second energy color for prettier abilities:-)

Oh alright good to know, I also have Wukong prime, but I haven't built him yet because I don't have a warframe slot lol. I don't plan on building him any time soon. Thanks again, I really appreciate the help.

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4 minutes ago, (NSW)Octimore said:

Oh alright good to know, I also have Wukong prime, but I haven't built him yet because I don't have a warframe slot lol. I don't plan on building him any time soon. Thanks again, I really appreciate the help.

Wukong on the other hand is one of the best and most versatile frames in game. Good for most game modes, from spy (Cloud Walker ignores lasers) to defence, where Wukongs clone pwns everything with your modded op weapons:-)) 

About warframe slots... Try to do some Nightwave challenges if you haven't already, there are some slots as rewards. 

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Definitely need to build and use Wukong Prime, he's awesome. With his twin you get more damage output, Cloud Walker is great mobility, stealth and healing, Defy came in extremely handy in taking down Necramechs in Isolation Vaults, his Primal Rage can get good use in low to mid levels but doesn't scale well above that, plus there are way better melee weapons anyway. 

I LOVE MY MONKEY!!!

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7 hours ago, (NSW)Octimore said:

Hello, to give you some back story, I recently gotten a ton of forma blue prints, and when you use one it restarts the  mastery level for the weapon/warframe. So my question is, is it harder to get my weapon/warframe back to rank 30, does it need much more affinity? Also I gotten a potato and I don't have a clue if I should spend it something, and if yes, what, or save it. Thank you for your time and helping a fellow noob. 

Save everything until you actually know exactly what they do.

Should you decide to use them, i suggest to use em on warframe, or prime stuff. Because most weapons that you have right now will be replaced by much stronger weapons soon.

Once you know how you want to use them, you'll burn through your stock like it's nothing. So better to just be patient and sit on them for a while, than to use them all up and regretted by your future self.

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10 hours ago, (NSW)Octimore said:

Oh alright good to know, I also have Wukong prime, but I haven't built him yet because I don't have a warframe slot lol. I don't plan on building him any time soon. Thanks again, I really appreciate the help.

you can still build your wukong prime an keep it in your foundry ready to be claimed when you have a slot for it, which i did early on in the game when i didn't have as many slots as i do. 
dont need a open slot to build a frame just need a open slot to claim the frame.

as to your question it kinda becomes easyier to re-rank a item as you install formas into it as your able to shove maybe one or two more mods in cause of the cheapened mod cost on the slot.
tho a good tip is to have less on as with primary, secondary, melee an your warframe the gear has a baseline split of 1/4 on each item.
so removing 2 weapons speeds up now the exp is focuses 1/2 to the warframe an the weapon.
companions do not affect this as they have there own affinity pools

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14 hours ago, (NSW)Octimore said:

So my question is, is it harder to get my weapon/warframe back to rank 30, does it need much more affinity?

No it needs the same Affinity as before.... However by adding more Polarities that makes it easier to slap on more mods so that you can kill enemies with it... Since The thing you kill with gets more Affinity than everything else.

 

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