How To Beat Mars Junction In Warframe

Can’t seem to beat the specter at the Mars Junction in Warframe? We understand how daunting of a task this can be for beginners so today, we’ll show you what you need to do to defeat this mini boss. 


Warframe has a lot of interesting and challenging missions you can complete. One of these is beating Tenno Specters at every junction you come across. Junctions act as waypoints to other planets. You have to complete them before you can get to the planet they’re a junction of. In the early parts of Warframe, you’ll be starting out on Earth where you’ll be doing missions and eventually you’ll find yourself trying to get to Mars. Before you get there, you’ll face one of the hardest early bosses in the game at the Mars Junction.

Frost Specter

Like other junctions, the Mars Junction is guarded by a Tenno Specter. In this case, it’s the specter of the Frost Warframe. As implied by its name, it has a bunch of ice based moves, one of which can freeze you in place even if you are mid air as long as you’re within its area of effect. 

It also has a move that shoots pillars of ice from the ground into your direction. 

When you’re frozen, the specter can hit you with its hammer and can kill you in one hit. So how do you beat the Frost Specter?

How you can beat the Frost Specter

The first thing you want to do is to equip your melee weapon. You may be thinking that it’s a stupid plan since it can one shot you with the hammer. Well, yes but the Frost Specter’s melee attacks are very slow and can easily be dodged. Alright, so at the start of the battle, you’ll see that it has a shield around it that prevents it from getting hit with your ranged attacks. What you need to do now is to go inside the shield while your melee weapon is equipped so that you can counter or deflect the bullets that the Frost Specter is gonna throw at you. Next, it’s gonna try to freeze you, so there’s an indicator of the area of effect of its ability so make sure you’re out of it before you get frozen. 

Now what you have to do is to keep hitting it with your melee attack while going in circles around it. This will prevent it from ever hitting you while you deal consistent damage. Remember to dodge his hammer attacks and his ice pillar move.

Keep attacking it while dodging its attacks and you’ll beat the specter in no time.

Useful Tips

  1. If you still can’t beat the specter at Mars Junction, there’s no shame in grinding and repeating missions on Earth so that you can bump up your levels. 
  2. Don’t be afraid to use some of your skills at point blank range when you’re inside the Frost Specter’s shield.
  3. If you chose Excalibur as your starting Warframe, you’ll have a much easier time since you can just run with Exalted Blade to deal a lot of melee damage.

So there you have it! That’s all you need to know about beating Mars Junction in Warframe. Be sure to check back with us often for more guides on your favorite games. Have fun!