How to Fish in WarFrame

Warframe is a very popular online third-person shooter action RPG that promises to deliver fast-paced run-and-gun gameplay for its players. Despite combat being the main focus, it isn’t the only activity that you can do in Warframe.

How to Fish in WarFrame

In this article, we’ll show you how to fish in Warframe and give you all the information you’ll need to do so. It won’t be long until you become an established angler in the Warframe universe.

How to Fish in Warframe?

Fishing isn’t immediately an option when you start a game. There are quite a few steps that you need to take, and we’ll detail them here. Fishing itself can only be done in the open world known as Landscapes in-game. The first one is the Plains of Eidolon on Earth, and to get there, do the following:

  1. First and foremost, you’ll need to finish the questline Vor’s Prize. Once you have your ship fully functional, head to Earth.
  2. Once on Earth, complete missions until you get the Junction to Mars checkpoint. This will open the Cetus hub.
  3. Enter Cetus and leave through the gates. This will bring you to the Plains of Eidolon – the first open-world Landscape that allows fishing.

The Factions

Several landscapes allow fishing in Warframe, each with its own types of fish, and fishing gear. They also have different factions which you’ll need to build standing with to buy equipment. These factions and the associated landscapes are as follows:

  1. Ostron in Cetus: The Plains of Eidolon Hub on Earth.
  2. Solaris United in Fortuna: Orb Vallis on Venus
  3. Entrati in the Necralisk: Cambion Drift on Deimos

The Fishing Spear and Bait

To catch the fish in Warframe, you’ll need the proper equipment. These are sold by various faction standing vendors in each open-world Landscape hub. These vendors and the items they sell are as follows:

A. Fisher Hai-Luk – Cetus: Plains of Eidolon

  1. Spears
    • Lanzo Fishing Spear – Needs Rank 0 Neutral: Costs 500 Standing.
      • Deals 10 Impact damage.
      • Strong against Smooth Skinned fish.
      • Will ruin Servofish in Orb Vallis.
    • Tulok Fishing Spear – Needs Rank 0 Neutral: Costs 500 Standing.
      • Deals 10 Piercing Damage.
      • Strong against Armored fish.
      • Will ruin Servofish in Orb Vallis.
    • Peram Fishing Spear – Needs Rank 0 Neutral: Costs 500 Standing
      • Deals 10 Slash Damage.
      • Strong against Scaly fish.
      • Will ruin Servofish in Orb Vallis.
  2. Bait
    • Peppered Bait – Needs Rank 0 Neutral: Costs 50 Standing.
      • Attracts fish active during the day.
      • Can be crafted with 20 Nistlepod, 20 Fish Meat, and 500 credits.
    • Twilight Bait – Needs Rank 1 Offworlder: Costs 100 Standing.
      • Attracts predatory fish active either day or night.
      • Can be crafted with 10 Nistlepod, 10 Fish Oil, 20 Fish Meat, 1 Maprico, and 1,000 credits.
    • Murkray Bait – Needs Rank 2 Visitor: Costs 200 Standing
      • Attracts Murkrays in Ocean hotspots during day or night.
      • Can be crafted with 5 Tralok Eyes, 5 Mortus Horn, 1 Goopolla, 10 Spleen, 20 Fish Meat, and 2,000 credits.
    • Norg Bait – Needs Rank 3 Trusted: Costs 300 Standing
      • Attracts Norgs in Lake hotspots during the night only.
      • Can be crafted with 5 Maprico, 5 Sharrac Teeth, 1 Karkina, 5 Antenna, 20 Fish Meat, and 2,000 credits.
    • Cuthol Bait – Needs Rank 4 Surah: Costs 400 Standing
      • Attracts Cuthols in Pond hotspots during the night only.
      • Can be crafted with 5 Maprico, 1 Goopolla, 10 Spleen, 5 Murkray Liver, 20 Fish Meat, and 2,000 credits.
    • Glappid Bait – Needs Rank 5 Kin: Costs 500 Standing
      • Attracts Glappids in Ocean hotspots during the night only.
      • Can be crafted with 5 Maprico, 5 Norg Brain, 5 Cuthol Tendrils, 10 Fish Meat, and 5,000 credits.
  3. Others
    • Luminous Dye – Needs Rank 0 Neutral: Costs 100 Standing
      • Makes fish easier to see.
    • Pharoma – Needs Rank 3 Trusted: Costs 100 Standing
      • Relaxes fish in the area.

B. The Business – Fortuna: Orb Vallis

  1. Spears
    • Shockprod Fishing Spear – Needs Rank 0 Neutral: Costs 500 Standing.
      • Deals 10 Impact damage.
      • Won’t damage Servofish.
    • Stunna Fishing Spear – Needs Rank 3 Doer: Costs 5,000 Standing.
      • Deals 10 Impact damage.
      • Won’t damage Servofish.
      • Calms nearby fish.
      • Marks locations of nearby fish.
  2. Bait
    • Broad-Spectrum Bait – Needs Rank 0 Neutral: Costs 50 Standing.
      • Attracts normal Servofish.
      • Ideal for Tinks, Brickies, andSapcaddies
      • Can’t be crafted.
    • Narrow-Spectrum Bait – Needs Rank 1 Offworlder: Costs 100 Standing.
      • Attracts Recasters and Eye-Eyes in ponds. Recasters appear during Cool weather, Eye-Eyes during Warm weather.
      • Can’t be crafted.
    • Kriller Bait – Needs Rank 1 Offworlder: Costs 100 Standing
      • Attracts Krillers in Lakes when weather is Warm.
      • Can’t be crafted.
    • Mirewinder Bait – Needs Rank 2 Rapscallion: Costs 200 Standing
      • Attracts Mirewinders in cave hotspots.
      • Can’t be crafted.
    • Longwinder Bait – Needs Rank 2 Rapscallion: Costs 200 Standing
      • Attracts Longwinders in Lakes during Warm weather.
      • Can’t be crafted.
    • Tromyzon Bait – Needs Rank 3 Doer: Costs 300 Standing
      • Attracts Tromyzons in Ponds during Cool weather.
      • Can’t be crafted.
    • Charamote Bait – Needs Rank 3 Doer: Costs 300 Standing
      • Attracts Charamotes in Caves.
      • Can’t be crafted.
    • Synathid Bait – Needs Rank 4 Cove: Costs 400 Standing
      • Attracts Synathids in Caves.
      • Can’t be crafted.

C.      Daughter – Necralisk: Cambion Drift

  1. Spears
    • Spari Fishing Spear – Needs Rank 0 Neutral: Costs 500 Standing.
      • Deals 10 Piercing Damage
      • Can catch Infested Fish.
    • Ebisu Fishing Spear – Needs Rank 3 Associate: Costs 5,000 Standing.
      • Deals 10 Piercing Damage
      • Calms nearby fish
      • Can catch Infested fish.
  2. Bait
    • Fass Residue
      • Attracts Glutinox, Ostimyr, and Vitreospina.
      • Can be looted from nodes during Vome Cycle.
    • Vome Residue
      • Attracts Condrichord and Duroid.
      • Can be looted from nodes during Fass Cycle.
    • Processed Fass Residue – Needs Rank 3 Associate: Costs 300 Standing.
      • Attracts Aquapulmo.
      • Can’t be crafted.
    • Processed Vome Residue – Needs Rank 4 Friend: Costs 400 Standing.
      • Attracts Myxostomata.
      • Can’t be crafted.

With the preliminary steps done, the actual steps to fish are described below for their corresponding platforms.

How to Fish in Warframe on PC?

If you’re on a Landscape map and still haven’t gotten your fishing gear, or want to upgrade press ‘’M’’ to bring up the map. Look for a Fish icon. This will represent the NPC for that area that sells the fishing items. Make sure you have the appropriate Rank and enough Standing to buy items. With them in tow, proceed to do the following:

  1. Equip the Fishing Spear in your Arsenal. You don’t need to equip more than one spear or bait as this will appear in the fishing menu if at least one fishing spear is equipped.
    Do this by accessing the Arsenal at the lower deck of your ship and pressing ‘’X,’’ or by pressing ‘’Esc,’’ clicking on ‘’Equipment,’’ then on ‘’Arsenal.’’
  2. Locate a large body of water. Remember that different fish can be found depending on the size of the fishing hotspot. It can also change depending on location, day/night cycle, and weather.
  3. Once near a fishing hotspot, equip your spear. Press ‘’Q’’ to open the radial menu, then choose the fishing spear. Bait and dyes can be thrown by using the 1, 2, or 3 keys. Do note that special skills can’t be used while a spear is equipped.
  4. Wait for a fish to appear. Crouching may help as fish can be scared by nearby activity. The default crouch button is ‘’Ctrl.’’
  5. Aim your spear using the right mouse button. When you have a fish in your sights, throw your spear with the left mouse button.
  6. That’s it. If you hit a fish, you automatically catch it. You can now bring it back to the hub to exchange for Standing or harvest it for resources.

How to Fish in Warframe on Xbox?

Fishing in Warframe for Xbox is the same as it is on the PC, only the button assignment is different:

  1. Equip the spear in the Arsenal. Do this in the ship by going below decks and pressing ‘’X,’’ or by pressing the Menu button, choosing ‘’Equipment’’, then ‘’Arsenal’’.
  2. Head to a body of water.
  3. Open the Radial menu and equip the spear.
  4. When you spot a fish, use the Left trigger to aim, and the Right trigger button to throw the spear.

How to Fish in Warframe on PS4?

As with Xbox, Fishing is the same in the PS4 version of Warframe. The only difference is the button mapping. To fish on the PS4, do the following:

  1. Equip the spear in the Arsenal. In PS4, this is done by heading below decks and pressing Square, or by pressing the Options button, choosing ‘’Equipment,’’ then ‘’Arsenal.’’
  2. Find a body of water.
  3. Open the Radial menu then equip your spear.
  4. Wait for fish to appear. Use the L2 to aim then R2 to throw the spear.

How to Fish in Warframe on Switch?

Similar to the other platforms, all the instructions for fishing on the PC, Xbox, and PS4 carry over to the Switch. All that’s different is the button mapping. The instructions are:

  1. Equip your fishing spear in the Arsenal. You can either go to your lower deck, then press ‘’Y,’’ or press the Menu button, choose ‘’Equipment,’’ then ‘’Arsenal.’’
  2. Locate a body of water.
  3. Open the Radial menu then equip your spear.
  4. When you spot a fish, aim using ZL then throw the spear using ZR.

Additional FAQs

These are some of the most common questions that crop up when fishing is brought up in Warframe discussions.

How Do You Go Fishing in Warframe?

Finish the first questline, head to the first Landscape hub then earn enough Standing to get yourself fishing gear. Once you have your first fishing spear, it’s all a matter of progressing through the game to find more.

How to Find Fish in Warframe?

You’ll spot fish swimming in various bodies of water in the Landscape maps of Warframe. Once you do, all that’s left is to wait for them to spawn. Be patient. If you’re in a large enough body of water fish will spawn eventually.

How Do You Fish in Warframe Step by Step?

1. Buy a Fishing Spear from the Reputation Fishing Vendor.

2. Find a large body of water.

3. Equip your fishing spear. You can also throw in bait if you want.

4. Crouch and wait for fish to spawn.

5. When you see a fish aim your spear, then throw.

6. Bring back caught fish to town to either earn more Standing or for resources.

What Is Fishing in Warframe?

Fishing was introduced to Warframe on Update 22.0 as another way to earn resources and reputation for the various in-game factions. It’s a non-combat activity that’s supposed to bring a bit of variety to a very fast-paced, action-packed game.

How Do You Use a Fishing Pole in Warframe?

There aren’t fishing poles that you can use for fishing in Warframe. Instead, you use a fishing spear to catch fish.

A Nice Change of Pace

Fishing was introduced in Warframe to provide another way to grind resources in the game and offer a distraction to monotonous enemy killing. It is a nice change of pace from the usual run-and-gun combat. Do you know of other ways how to fish in Warframe? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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