With the new Augments introduced in a patch this week, there’s been some renewed interest in the factions in this game. The four new Augments offer buffs to Atlas, Nidus, Valkyr, and Saryn. These new mods can only be traded via the Syndicates system. Thing is, you need Standing and Ranks to unlock them, so you have to grind that out. Syndicate Medallions in Warframe are a big part of this process.
The first thing you need to do is gain access to the Syndicate Missions themselves. There are a few steps involved here, so get ready for a bit of a grind. Syndicate Medallions in Warframe are very valuable though, as you will be able to cap Standing much quicker with them. Here’s how the Syndicate system works, and where to look for Syndicate Medallions in Warframe.
How To Get Access To Syndicate Missions
Start off by getting Mastery Rank 3. This should happen fairly quickly as you progress through the Star Chart. Getting to this rank should unlock the Syndicate console on your ship. From there, move on to selecting which Syndicate to join. You can join one directly, and then do missions for as many other factions as you like. Be warned though, the factions are all either allies or enemies with each other. Doing a mission for one faction will raise the rep of their allies, and lower rep with their enemies.
It is possible to rank up to four factions at once, here’s a quick breakdown:
- Steel Meridian / Cephalon Suda / Arbiters of Hexis / Red Veil – Only run Steel / Suda missions, have a Steel Sigil equipped.
- Red Veil / New Loka / Perrin Sequence / Steel Meridian – Only run Veil / Loka missions, have a Veil Sigil equipped.
- Perrin Sequence / Arbiters of Hexis / New Loka / Cephalon Suda – Only run Perrin / Hexis missions, alternate between Perrin / Hexis Sigils.
Daily Syndicate Alerts are unlocked once you hit Rank 1 for that faction. This will entail some Standing grinds, but it’s worth it. Syndicate Alerts are a much easier way to cap Standing each day.
Once you have the Alerts unlocked, they show up in the Star Chart Alerts panel. Simply open the Star Chart and browse through the same panel you would when looking for Void Relic missions and the like. These missions are bonuses that grant a nice chunk of Standing for the relevant faction. Syndicate Alerts are also the source for Syndicate Medallions. These Syndicate Medallions in Warframe can be handed in for bonus Standing with the corresponding Syndicate.
You will have access to three Alerts per Syndicate each day, and they will reset whether you do them or not. The missions will also feature NPCs from the faction you’re working with, adding some extra firepower to your group. Each mission can spawn up to 8 Syndicate Medallions.
How To Find Syndicate Medallions
Syndicate Medallions will show up on your minimap when you run the mission with Thief’s Wit, Loot Detector or Animal Instinct. These mods are very useful for farming, you should get them if you don’t have them. Once you have one installed, any loot items like the Medallions will show up with a loot marker and minimap icon.
Syndicate Medallions have set locations on each tileset that they will spawn, but the only way to learn them is to play the missions. There are so many potential spawn points that it makes it very tedious to list them all. Having a veteran player guide you can help as well, as they could show you the spawns. Also, having a Warframe with any large AoE to pop groups of containers can speed up the process.
You will always want a group with you when hunting Medallions or any other loot like this. Searching an entire level by yourself is really annoying.