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Common resources

Alloy Plate

Carbon steel plates used to reinforce Grineer armour.

A common resource found as a drop or in Alloy Drums on Venus, Phobos, Ceres, Jupiter, Pluto, and Sedna, or as a mission reward in various locations. The Grineer letters on the icon translate to “armor”. Alloy plate is used in constructing a wide variety of items, and may be the material used in the Alloy Armour protecting most high-ranking Grineer enemies.


Ferrite

Alloy pellets used in Grineer manufacturing.

A common resource found as a drop or in Ferrite Deposits on Mercury, Earth, Neptune, and the Void, or as a mission reward on Grineer Forest Sabotage. There are Corpus symbols stamped on the side of the icon, which translate to “Ga” (the icon is reused from Gallium). Ferrite is used in constructing a wide variety of items.


Nano Spores

Fibrous Technocyte tumour. Handle Infested tissue with caution.

A common resource found as a drop or in Spore Cultures on Saturn, Neptune, Eris, and the Derelict, or as a mission reward in various locations. Nano spores are used in constructing a wide variety of items.


Salvage

High-value metals collected from war salvage.

A common resource found as a drop or in Compacted Salvage on Mars, Jupiter and Sedna. Salvage is used in constructing a wide variety of items.


Uncommon resources

Circuits

Various electronic components.

An uncommon resource found as a drop or in Circuitry Lockboxes on Venus and Ceres, or as a mission reward in various locations. The icon has Corpus text stamped on the circuitboard. The Circuitry Lockboxes also have Corpus text on the front reading “Key circuitry parts”. Circuits are used in constructing a wide variety of items.


Hexenon

A reagent commonly used to produce highly combustible fuel.

An uncommon resource found as a drop on Jupiter, or as a reward for Disruption missions on Jupiter. Hexenon is used in constructing a small number of items.


Plastids

A disgusting, nanite-infested tissue mass.

An uncommon resource found as a drop or in Plastid Carapaces on Phobos, Saturn, Uranus, Pluto and Eris, or as a mission reward in various locations. Plastids are used in constructing a wide variety of items.


Polymer Bundle

A hard, thermoplastic casing. Manufactured by Corpus.

An uncommon resource found as a drop or in Polymer Cases on Mercury, Venus and Uranus, or as a mission reward in various locations. The Polymer Cases have Corpus text on the front plate that reads “Cargo Room 0”. Polymer bundles are used in constructing a wide variety of items.


Rubedo

A jagged, crystalline ore. Gives off radiant energy.

An uncommon resource found as a drop or in Rubedo Formations on Earth, Phobos, Europa, Pluto, Sedna and the Void, or as a mission reward in various locations. Rubedo is used in constructing a wide variety of items.


Cryotic

Usually found in extreme sub-zero environments, cryotic instantly freezes anything it contacts.

An uncommon resource produced as a byproduct of Excavation missions at any location, or rewarded for completing various missions. In Operation: Cryotic Front, Baro Ki’Teer tasks the Tenno with collecting cryotic, which he uses as a refrigerant to transport perishable goods. The Shifting Sands Tactical Alert demonstrated that cryotic can have mutagenic effects on wildlife. Cryotic is used in constructing a wide variety of items.


Oxium

Oxium is a rare, lighter-than-air alloy of Orokin origin, used in certain Corpus robotics.

An uncommon resource dropped only from Oxium Ospreys – which can spawn in any Corpus mission – or found as a drop from storage containers and lockers in Corpus missions, or as a mission reward in various locations. Oxium, once lost to the ages, was rediscovered by the Corpus in Operation: Oxium Espionage, and used to develop the Oxium Osprey, which is now a staple of the Corpus arsenal. Oxium is used in constructing a wide variety of items.


Detonite Ampule

Researching the Detonite traces within could advance our weapon technology.

An uncommon resource found as a drop on the Grineer-controlled planets of Mercury, Earth, Lua, Ceres, Saturn, Uranus, and Sedna, or as a mission reward on Grineer Forest Sabotage. Detonite ampules are only used to research projects in the Dojo Chem Lab, or to manufacture Detonite injectors.


Fieldron Sample

This destroyed Fieldron could further research into superheated containment fields.

An uncommon resource found as a drop on the Corpus-controlled planets of Venus, Lua, Mars, Jupiter, Europa, Neptune, and Pluto. Fieldron samples are only used to research projects in the Dojo Energy Lab, or to manufacture Fieldron.


Mutagen Sample

These samples could advance our knowledge of biological research.

An uncommon resource found as a drop on the Infested-controlled planets of Eris and the Orokin Derelict, or as a mission reward for Sabotage missions on those planets. Mutagen samples are only used to research projects in the Dojo Bio Lab, or to manufacture Mutagen masses. They are also used to construct the neuroptics component of the Nidus warframe.


Rare resources

Control Module

Autonomy processor for robotics. A Corpus design.

A rare resource found as a drop or in Robotics Lockboxes on Europa, Neptune, and the Void, or as a mission reward in various locations. Control modules are used in constructing a wide variety of items, especially sentinels and the systems component of warframes.


Gallium

Soft metal used in microelectronics and energy weapons.

A rare resource found as a drop or in Gallium Deposits on Mars and Uranus, or as a mission reward in various locations. There are Corpus symbols stamped on the side of the icon, which translate to “Ga” – the chemical symbol for gallium. Smokefinger theorises that gallium was used in the manufacture of Dax weaponry as well as warframes. Gallium is used in constructing a wide variety of items.


Morphics

An amorphous solid. Possibly Orokin technology.

A rare resource found as a drop or in Morphics Stabilisers on Mercury, Mars, Europa and Pluto, or as a mission reward in various locations. Morphics are used in constructing a wide variety of items, especially warframe components.


Neural Sensors

Implanted neural link for controlling augmentations. Grineer design.

A rare resource found as a drop or in Neural Arrays on Jupiter and the Kuva Fortress, or as a mission reward in various locations. They may also be dropped by the Raptors on Europa, even though they do not appear elsewhere on Europa. The Market carries a blueprint allowing the Tenno to manufacture neural sensors in the Foundry for large amounts of alloy plate, nano spores, and salvage. Neural sensors are used in constructing a wide variety of items, especially the neuroptics component of warframes.


Neurodes

Biotech sensor organ harvested from Infested entities.

A rare resource found as a drop or in Neuroptic Masses on Earth, Lua, Eris, and the Orokin Derelicts, or as a mission reward in various locations. The Market carries a blueprint allowing the Tenno to manufacture neurodes in the Foundry for large amounts of alloy plate, nano spores, and salvage. Neurodes are used in constructing a wide variety of items.


Orokin Cell

Ancient energy cell from the Orokin era.

A rare resource found as a drop or in Cell Arrays on Ceres, Saturn, and the Derelict, or as a mission reward in various locations. They may also be dropped by any boss, including field assassins. The Market carries a blueprint allowing the Tenno to manufacture Orokin cells in the Foundry for large amounts of alloy plate, nano spores, and salvage. Orokin cells are used in constructing a wide variety of items, especially prime weapons, which require massive amounts of this rare resource.


Argon Crystal

Void-based radioactive resource that decays every day it is out of the Void.

A rare resource found as a drop or in Argon Pegmatites in the Orokin Void, or as a mission reward in various locations. Argon crystals decay after being collected, with a 24-hour half-life. Smokefinger notes that argon crystals are not normally found on Venus, and any argon finds could point to an Orokin Void gate. Argon crystals are used in constructing a wide variety of items.


Somatic Fibres

Neural fibers sampled from an early Warframe prototype and preserved in a stabilized cerebral fluid.

A rare resource dropped by Demolishers on the Lua Disruption node Apollo. They are only used in crafting Lua lenses.


Tellurium

This rare metal is foreign to the Origin System and can only be found in asteroids that have made the long journey from other stars.

A rare resource found as a drop in any Archwing mission, or as a mission reward in various locations. As the Grineer Sealab and Grineer Asteroid Fortress tilesets incorporate Archwing tiles, any mission on those tilesets will also have tellurium available as a drop. Smokefinger believes that tellurium was used to build the Void gates used by the Orokin, though curiously he has no evidence to support this theory. Tellurium is used in constructing a wide variety of items.


Nitain Extract

Each vial is produced by the painstaking expression of billions of rare, ocean-vent dwelling microorganisms.

A rare resource primarily obtained through Nora Night’s cred offerings, though it is also a rare mission reward in various locations. Nitain extract is used in constructing a wide variety of items.


Manufactured resources

Detonite Injector

Detonite injectors are the basis for explosive and incendiary weapons.

A resource typically manufactured from Detonite ampules, though it can also be rewarded from rare Grineer storage containers, Orb Vallis bounties, or given as battle pay in Invasions. Detonite injectors are only used to build clan research items, typically of Grineer origin.


Fieldron

Clan-tech weaponised containment field to contain superheated substances.

A resource typically manufactured from Fieldron samples, though it can also be rewarded from rare Corpus storage containers, Orb Vallis bounties, or given as battle pay in Invasions. Fieldron is only used to build clan research items, typically of Corpus origin.


Mutagen Mass

This living mass can produce weaponised toxins for weaponry.

A resource typically manufactured from mutagen samples, though it can also be rewarded from Orb Vallis bounties or given as battle pay in Infested Invasions. Mutagen masses are only used to build clan research items, typically of Infested origin.


Synthula

Distilled fuel for stims.

A resource manufactured from morphics, neurodes, and gallium, with the blueprint available from the Dojo Tenno Lab. Synthula is only used to manufacture stims, also found in the Tenno Lab.


Navigation resources

Nav Coordinates

Coordinate used to locate lost ships.

An uncommon resource found on all missions in lockers and storage containers, or as a drop from certain enemies. Nav coordinates are used to craft the single-use mission keys to access the Orokin Derelict (except for Orokin Derelict Assassinate).


Lephantis Nav Coordinate

Coordinate used to locate the Lephantis.

An uncommon resource found in lockers and storage containers on the Orokin Derelict. Lephantis nav coordinates are used to craft the single-use mission key to access the Orokin Derelict Assassinate mission to defeat Lephantis.


Mutalist Alad V Nav Coordinate

These coordinates can be used to track Mutalist Alad V.

A rare resource primarily awarded as battle pay in Infested Invasions, though they can also be rewards for certain Infested missions. Mutalist Alad V nav coordinates are used to craft the single-use mission key to access the Mutalist Alad V Assassinate mission.


Cryptographic ALU

Excess circuitry disposed of during the Razorback manufacturing process, these components only appear in the vicinity of high-level outer-orbit Corpus facilities after a Razorback Armada has been launched.

An uncommon resource found as a drop in mid-level Corpus Archwing missions when a Razorback Armada is approaching one of the Relays. Currently, the only Corpus Archwing missions with high enough level to drop cryptographic ALU are Galilea, Jupiter and Salacia, Neptune. ALU likely stands for “Arithmetic Logic Unit”, a fundamental type of circuit. Cryptographic ALU is only used in constructing the Razorback Cipher, which is used to defeat Razorback Armadas.


Omega Isotopes

Produced by a Fomorian’s power core, these particles only appear on or around planets where a Fomorian is present.

An uncommon resource found as a drop on any non-Archwing mission on a planet that is currently being threatened by a Fomorian ship. Omega isotopes are only used in constructing the Fomorian Disruptor, which is used to defeat Fomorian ships.


Special resources

Kavat Genetic Code

Contains the genetic code sequence of a kavat.

A special resource acquired by scanning Feral Kavats. Kavat genetic codes are primarily used in breeding kavats, but they are also used in constructing the Kavat Incubator Upgrade segment (which allows the Tenno to breed kavats in the Orbiter) and constructing the Khora warframe.


Kuva

A mysterious red fluid coveted by the Grineer Queens.

A special resource found primarily through Kuva Siphon missions, though it is also a mission reward in various locations and is available for purchase in a number of places. Kuva is a lore-heavy item, being of Orokin origin and used by the Grineer Queens, as well as being present in the Tower of the Unum (and, presumably, other intact Orokin Towers). Kuva is primarily used to cycle Riven mods, but is also used in constructing a small variety of items.


Riven Sliver

A fragment of a sundered Riven. It is known that, with enough slivers, Palladino is capable of reforging a complete Riven.

A special resource acquired from Empyrean missions in Saturn Proxima or Veil Proxima, or from Requiem relics. 10 Riven slivers can be given to Palladino in Iron Wake, who will then reforge them into a new Riven mod. This is currently the only use for Riven slivers.


Vitus Essence

Awarded by the Arbiters of Hexis to the few Tenno capable of surviving Arbitration.

A special resource found as a mission reward in Arbitration or dropped by Arbitration Shield Drones in Arbitration. It is primarily used to purchase Honours from the Arbiters of Hexis, but is also used in the construction of a small number of items, primarily Ephemera.


Void Traces

A substance used to increase the power within relics.

A special resource acquired by collecting enough Reactant during a Void Fissure mission. Reactant drops from Corrupted enemies in Fissure missions. In addition, a small number of Void traces are given to a player if another Tenno chooses that player’s reward at the end of a Fissure mission. Void traces are primarily used to refine Void relics, though they are also used in the crafting of Dragon keys to unlock Orokin Vaults.


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