Focus is an end-game system that allows the player to specialize and enhance their playing style, giving them a set of skills and passives that will amplify one of the five different fighting styles: warrior, tank, healer, mage and ninja. Focus trees will unlock when the player has completed the Second Dream quest. When the quest completes, the player will be able to choose one of the 5 Focus trees to unlock for free. After that, earning Focus experience will allow the players to eventually unlock all 5 trees, though they can only have 1 selected as “active” at a time.
When the player chooses their first Focus tree, they will also be given a Lens in the same branch, which can only be attached to a level 30 Warframe, Archwing or weapon. When a mission is completed, it takes a portion of the experience earned and converts it into “focus points”. These focus points can be spent at your Operator as a currency, unlocking new powers and abilities. Players can also earn Lenses from mission rewards or bought from the market for any of the five Focus trees.
Alternatively, Focus can also be gained through Convergence. If a player has a Lens equipped, these tokens will have a chance to spawn. They last for 45 seconds, and grant highly increased amounts of Focus in a short amount of time.
Focus Powers / Costs
Each Focus tree has its own unique special ability that can be activated in game, under the keyboard control of the “5th power”. The powers must be charged up in game before it can be used, the charge gained by completing assignments paired to your specific trees theme. (example: for the warrior tree, headshots and criticals will gain energy faster than regular kills) Opening up the skill tree, players can spend their points to either unlock new passives and abilities, or use points to level up a previous power. Every spell has a set of “level tiers” underneath it, which shows how many times that power can be upgraded. Unlocking a new ability, or upgrading an old one costs you “points” from your Focus pool (represented by the Lotus design on the top of the screen). In order to completely unlock a Focus tree, you must also have unlocked enough pool points to accommodate the number of upgrades you have selected.