How to get Neurodes in Warframe

Updated in January 2023

General Information
Type Resource
Rarity Rare
Drop Amount 1-1x
Helminth Secretions Pheromones (15)
Sell Price Cannot Sell
Introduced Vanilla (2012-10-25)

Though neurodes can be found from the beginning of Warframe, they’re still strangely rare resources. They’re critical components for Forma, Orokin Reactors, and various weapons and Warframe parts.

Many players need to catch up on the drop location for this material and are left trying to find out in other places. This guide will show how to get Neurodes and the best farming spots.

What you will need to get Neurodes in Warframe

You can find Neurodes in abundance by exploring different planets and searching for containers (both regular storage containers and Neuroptic Mass). It is also possible to kill enemies to receive the resource, but this method varies per planet.

We recommend using a farming Warframe on an Endless mission if you want guaranteed success. Or if you’re short on time, try completing quick tasks such as Exterminate or Capture — and be sure to scour the area when you’re done.

Strategy for Neurode farming

A suggested weapon build for Desecrate Nekros would be Tigris Prime, Slash pistol, and Atterax. Also, the slash weapons function correctly with Nekros’s Desecrate ability, allowing for doubled loot drop rates.

If you’re finding it difficult to progress, try using this method. Nekros needs a Despoil Augment mod to go on an Earth excavation mission called Tikal. Destroy all enemies and open every container. This should take approximately 15 to 20 minutes, allowing you to gather at least 4 Neurodes (but potentially more or less).

After you finish the Second Dream quest, you can go to Lua by speaking to Tycho or Plato. They will give you further instructions on finding blue Occulysts, which are challenging to miss since they are bright blue and spawn Sentients.

Taking them down with a team is more accessible, but you can also do it yourself if you feel up for the challenge. They reproduce every 10 minutes or so. Make sure to get rid of them so you can end up with 2 Neurodes at the minimum. Check Orokin caches now and then because they might hold the resource.

Best Neurodes farming locations

Players can quickly become overwhelmed due to the constant cycle of resource finding. Therefore, it’s more efficient only to farm specific locations that yield a high number of Neurodes.

Missions:

Mission Type Source Star Chart Nodes Rotations Chance Quantity Avg. per roll
Annihilation Annihilation (Conclave)
  • Annihilation, Saturn
B 0.25% 1 0.0025
Cephalon Capture Cephalon Capture (Conclave)
  • Cephalon Capture, Saturn
B 0.25% 1 0.0025
Exterminate Lua Exterminate Resource Caches
  • Plato, Lua
C 10.82% 2 0.2164
Exterminate Lua Exterminate Resource Caches
  • Plato, Lua
C 10.82% 1 0.1082
Exterminate Jupiter Exterminate Resource Caches
  • Carpo, Jupiter
C 4.4% 2 0.088
Exterminate Kuva Fortress Exterminate Resource Caches
  • Dakata, Kuva Fortress
C 10.79% 1 0.1079
Exterminate Jupiter Exterminate Resource Caches
  • Carpo, Jupiter
C 15.1% 1 0.151
Fortuna Bounty Steel Path Fortuna Bounty Lvl 100-100 Stage 4 of 5
  • Orb Vallis/Fortuna, Venus; talk to Eudico
C 7.14% 1 0.0714
Fortuna Bounty Fortuna Bounty Lvl 40-60 Stage 4
  • Orb Vallis/Fortuna, Venus; talk to Eudico
C 7.14% 1 0.0714
Fortuna Bounty Fortuna Bounty Lvl 40-60 Stage 1
  • Orb Vallis/Fortuna, Venus; talk to Eudico
C 12.5% 1 0.125
Fortuna Bounty Steel Path Fortuna Bounty Lvl 100-100 Stages 2 & 3
  • Orb Vallis/Fortuna, Venus; talk to Eudico
C 8.33% 1 0.0833
Fortuna Bounty Steel Path Fortuna Bounty Lvl 100-100 Stage 1
  • Orb Vallis/Fortuna, Venus; talk to Eudico
C 12.5% 1 0.125
Fortuna Bounty Fortuna Bounty Lvl 40-60 Stages 2 & 3
  • Orb Vallis/Fortuna, Venus; talk to Eudico
C 8.33% 1 0.0833
Lunaro Lunaro (Conclave)
  • Lunaro Arena, Saturn
B 0.25% 1 0.0025
Sabotage Tier 1 Reactor Sabotage
  • Ishtar, Venus
  • Terminus, Mercury
  • Gradivus, Mars
C 5.5% 2 0.11
Sabotage Orokin Derelict Resource Caches
  • Formido, Deimos
B 15.18% 1 0.1518
Sabotage Orokin Derelict Resource Caches
  • Formido, Deimos
B 4.42% 2 0.0884
Sabotage Hive Sabotage Resource Caches
  • Naeglar, Eris
C 15.49% 1 0.1549
Sabotage Tier 1 Reactor Sabotage
  • Ishtar, Venus
  • Terminus, Mercury
  • Gradivus, Mars
C 15.1% 1 0.151
Sabotage Hive Sabotage Resource Caches
  • Naeglar, Eris
C 15.49% 2 0.3098
Sabotage Tier 3 Reactor Sabotage
  • Rusalka, Sedna
  • Cypress, Pluto
C 3.67% 2 0.0734
Sabotage Tier 3 Reactor Sabotage
  • Rusalka, Sedna
  • Cypress, Pluto
C 12.58% 1 0.1258
Sabotage Tier 2 Reactor Sabotage
  • Ker, Ceres
  • Thon, Ceres
  • Adrastea, Jupiter
  • Calypso, Saturn
C 4.4% 2 0.088
Sabotage Tier 2 Reactor Sabotage
  • Ker, Ceres
  • Thon, Ceres
  • Adrastea, Jupiter
  • Calypso, Saturn
C 15.1% 1 0.151
Sabotage Tier 2 Void Sabotage Resource Caches
  • Stribog, Void
C 3.67% 2 0.0734
Sabotage Earth Sabotage Resource Caches
  • Cervantes, Earth
C 15.1% 1 0.151
Sabotage Tier 4 Void Sabotage Resource Caches
  • Marduk, Void
C 25.29% 1 0.2529
Sabotage Earth Sabotage Resource Caches
  • Cervantes, Earth
B 12.18% 1 0.1218
Sabotage Tier 2 Void Sabotage Resource Caches
  • Stribog, Void
C 18.88% 1 0.1888
Team Annihilation Team Annihilation (Conclave)
  • Team Annihilation, Saturn
B 0.25% 1 0.0025
Weekly Conclave Challenge Reward Conclave Challenge Reward Complete all challenges to get this reward in your in-game inbox:

  1. Match Won: Win 6 matches of any game type.
  2. Match Complete: Complete 20 rounds of any game type.
  3. Conditioning: Complete 10 Daily Challenges.
B 12.5% 10 1.25

Enemies:

Enemy Drop-Table Chance Item Chance Chance Quantity Avg. per roll attempt
Kuva Larvling 5% 50% 2.5% 1 0.025
Leekter 25% 100% 25% 1 0.25
Saturn Six Fugitive 5% 50% 2.5% 1 0.025
Shik Tal 25% 100% 25% 1 0.25
Vem Tabook 50% 100% 50% 1 0.5
Zealot Baptizer 5% 50% 2.5% 1 0.025
Zealot Herald 5% 50% 2.5% 1 0.025
Zealot Proselytizer 5% 50% 2.5% 1 0.025

Plains Of Eidolon – Earth

The Plains of Eidolon is the primary destination for players and can be accessed on Earth by unlocking the Cetus node. This location will see significant traffic as gamers participate in mid and end-game missions to receive better rewards.

Because of this, most players choose to farm Neurodes in the Plains of Eidolon since they’ll likely come across various Neuroptic Masses while engaging in other activities.

Zabala – Eris

Zabala is the best instance-based mission for farming Neurodes, but players will only be able to unlock this planet for a while. Players can find plenty of resources here when they reach the end-game content. In addition, Eris is suitable for farming Nano Spores, Plastids, and Mutagen Samples.

Plato – Lua

Players must be well-leveled while rocking a good loadout and preferably an entire squad to succeed in getting through the mission.

As enemies are between levels 25 and 40, gamers should ensure they have a powerful weapon to ensure success on the task. Lua can also be good for farming Rubedo, Ferrite, and Detonite Ampule.

While the Lua may be troublesome to navigate, it still provides a reliable method of obtaining Neurodes – which is only sometimes standard when dealing with this component.

Farming via Sentinel enemies ensures you will remain well-stocked in this much sought-after resource, and they have a much higher chance of dropping it than other enemies you may encounter.

Terrorem – Deimos

Deimos’ enemies are between levels 12 and 35, so while players shouldn’t go into this with fragile equipment, they can have one or two lower-level items in their loadout. It is one of the best tasks for collecting Neurodes, and it becomes available reasonably early in the game.

As such, players can expect to use Deimos missions like Terrorem for a while as they progress through the Star Chart.

Magnacidium – Deimos

The Assassination mission on Deimos gives players a chance at getting 1-2 Neurodes every run compared to other tasks, making it an excellent choice for those who can kill Lephantis relatively quickly.

Players should be aware that enemies in this mission are between levels 12-35, so it is advised that they use a decently strong frame and weapon. Also, going into the task with squad members makes the fight much more accessible than solo.

Mutalist Alad V Infested – Eris

Mutalist Alad V Infested is an Assassination where you’ll face level 30-35 enemies in the Infested Ship tile set. You’re better off using some of the best Warframes available and running this mission with a complete party so that farming Neurodes becomes more efficient compared to other suitable locations.

Although Mutalists isn’t too tricky, they can still pose a threat early on before you’ve gotten yourself decent mod setups.

Tycho – Lua

Tycho is an excellent spot for more late-game players to farm Neurodes while also gaining a good amount of XP. It’s recommended that participants use the Orokin Moon tileset and come armed with at least one powerful weapon and a high-ranking Warframe.

Shotguns are often ideal for this mission because they’re effective in close quarters and earn XP quickly.

Mantle – Earth

Most missions on Earth only have level 1-3 enemies so that you can finish it quickly and efficiently as a Capture player. This leaves you plenty of time to look for Neurodes without worrying about rushing through the task.

Using mods such as Loot Radar becomes even easier since you don’t have to put much exertion into finding the resource yourself.

Mariana – Earth

Mariana is one of the first missions in the game and has a petite tile size so that players can check for Neurodes quickly. The villains are only level 1-3, making farming easy during this simple Extermination.

Tikal – Earth

The Dark Sector Excavation mission is set in the Grineer Forest tileset and is appropriate for most players above level 6. In this mission, players wander around looking for Neuroptic Masses while also killing enemies for extra Neurode farming. They won’t put up much of a fight.

Orokin Derelict assassinate

The chances of successful drop neurodes are high when completing derelict missions, with Lephantis’ assassination mission being one of the most promising.

Although multiple Derelict Assassination Keys are required for entry, each head of the boss you take down during this fight has a chance of dropping a Neurode upon defeat.

On average, players will receive 3-4 per run if successful. While this method is not recommended for beginners due to its difficulty level, it’s an excellent option for end-game players interested in trying something new.

Market

You can buy neurodes from the market for ten Platinum each or as a reusable blueprint for 100 platinum.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits: 15,000 Alloy Plate: 50,000 Nano Spores: 50,000 Salvage: 25,000 Time: 1 hrs
Rush: x2 Platinum
Market Price: x10 Platinum Blueprints Price: x100 Platinum

Blueprints that require Neurodes

Blueprints are designs used to generate various items, like Warframes, Sentinel drones, tools, weaponry, and much more practical equipment. You will need neurodes for the following blueprints:

Blueprint Type Quantity (Research)
Acceltra Primary 4
Akarius Secondary 3
Amesha Wings Component 5
Amphis Melee 2
Ash Locust Helmet Cosmetic 2
Ash Scorpion Helmet Cosmetic 2
Atlas Neuroptics Component 5
Atlas Tartarus Helmet Cosmetic 2
Ballistica Secondary 3
Banshee Chorus Helmet Cosmetic 2
Banshee Reverb Helmet Cosmetic 2
Baruuk Meroe Helmet Cosmetic 2
Bishamo Helmet Cosmetic 10
Bishamo Pauldrons Cosmetic 10
Bolto Secondary 2
Boltor Primary 2
Bronco Secondary 2
Bubonico Primary (20)
Cestra Secondary 2
Chroma Chassis Component 2
Chroma Drac Helmet Cosmetic 1
Chroma Prime Neuroptics Component 4
Chroma Systems Component 1
Daikyu Primary 2 (1)
Dark Dagger Melee 2
Dark Sword Melee 2
Ember Backdraft Helmet Cosmetic 2
Ember Phoenix Helmet Cosmetic 2
Excalibur Avalon Helmet Cosmetic 2
Excalibur Pendragon Helmet Cosmetic 2
Forma Enhancement 1
Frost Aurora Helmet Cosmetic 2
Frost Squall Helmet Cosmetic 2
Furis Secondary 4
Galvarc Ship Ordnance (1)
Galvarc Mk I Ship Ordnance (1)
Galvarc Mk II Ship Ordnance (1)
Gara Neuroptics Component 2
Gara Virago Helmet Cosmetic 2
Gauss Mag Helmet Cosmetic 2
Gazal Machete Melee (2)
Grakata Primary 2
Grendel Glutt Helmet Cosmetic 2
Grustrag Bolt Release Item 1
Harrow Suffragan Helmet Cosmetic 2
Heat Sword Melee 1
Hek Primary 5
Hema Primary (50)
Hildryn Asuron Helmet Cosmetic 2
Hind Primary 6
Hydroid Triton Helmet Cosmetic 2
Inaros Chassis Component 3
Infested Catalyst x5 Gear (14)
Itzal Systems Component 2
Ivara Neuroptics Component 5
Ivara Prime Systems Component 4
Juttni Brace Amp 6
Karak Primary 2
Kavat Incubator Upgrade Segment Orbiter Segment (2)
Keratinos Gauntlet Component 4
Kraken Secondary 2
Lavos Cordatus Helmet Cosmetic 2
Lenz Primary (50)
Lesion Melee 4
Limbo Magrite Helmet Cosmetic 2
Limbo Neuroptics Component 2
Loki Enigma Helmet Cosmetic 2
Loki Essence Helmet Cosmetic 2
Loki Swindle Helmet Cosmetic 2
Longwinder Trophy Decoration 10
Mag Coil Helmet Cosmetic 2
Mag Gauss Helmet Cosmetic 2
Mesa Longhorn Helmet Cosmetic 2
Mesa Ovis Helmet Cosmetic 2
Mirage Neuroptics Component 1
Mirage Prime Neuroptics Component 5
Nagantaka Primary 3
Nami Skyla Melee 2 (1)
Nezha Neuroptics Component (1)
Nidus Chassis Component 3
Nova Flux Helmet Cosmetic 2
Nova Quantum Helmet Cosmetic 2
Nyx Menticide Helmet Cosmetic 2
Nyx Vespa Helmet Cosmetic 2
Oberon Markhor Helmet Cosmetic 2
Oberon Oryx Helmet Cosmetic 2
Octavia Cadenza Helmet Cosmetic 2
Octavia Chassis Component 3
Odonata Prime Wings Component 1
Odonata Systems Component 1
Odonata Wings Component 1
Onorix Arch-Melee 3
Orokin Reactor Enhancement 1
Pathocyst Melee 5
Quatz Secondary 5
Rhino Thrak Helmet Cosmetic 2
Rhino Vanguard Helmet Cosmetic 2
Saryn Chlora Helmet Cosmetic 2
Saryn Hemlock Helmet Cosmetic 2
Scimitar Avionics Component 6
Shaku Melee (10)
Sigma Plating Mk I Ship Component (1)
Sigma Plating Mk II Ship Component (1)
Sigma Plating Mk III Ship Component (1)
Sobek Primary 5
Stubba Secondary 2
Stug Secondary 3
Synthula Resource 1
Taxon Sentinel 1
Tenora Primary 5
Titania Neuroptics Component 2
Trinity Aura Helmet Cosmetic 2
Trinity Meridian Helmet Cosmetic 2
Twin Gremlins Secondary 5
Tysis Secondary 2
Umbra Forma Enhancement 1
Valkyr Bastet Helmet Cosmetic 2
Valkyr Kara Helmet Cosmetic 2
Vasto Secondary 4
Vauban Esprit Helmet Cosmetic 2
Vauban Gambit Helmet Cosmetic 2
Vectis Primary 4
Veritux Arch-Melee 2
Volt Prime Neuroptics Component 2
Volt Pulse Helmet Cosmetic 2
Volt Storm Helmet Cosmetic 2
Wisp Gaoth Helmet Cosmetic 2
Wukong Prime Neuroptics Component 4
Wukong Systems Component 2
Xiphos Avionics Component 6
Zephyr Prime Systems Component 3
Zephyr Tengu Helmet Cosmetic 2
Zymos Barrel Component 4
Total 324 (+157)
Research
  • Ghost Clan x1
  • Shadow Clan x3
  • Storm Clan x10
  • Mountain Clan x30
  • Moon Clan x100

Tips

If you need to know how to get Neurodes in Warframe when beginning, go to Earth and look for Neuroptic Masses. While doing it, use frames that deal AOE damage like Ember – these will break open the masses, and your companion can collect the resource more efficiently.

Here are a few more tips:

  1. The Paracesis is a powerful weapon against sentients on Lua.
  2. Zabala is ideal for groups that contain Nekros or Hydroid, as they can efficiently gather the resource.
  3. There is no point in spending 10 Platinum to buy it when you can easily farm the help yourself.
  4. The Neurode Decoration is not to be confused with actual Neurodes, which can be purchased for 5 Platinum in the market.

Conclusion

In this guide, we have shown you different ways to get neurodes in Warframe. You can farm for them by exploring distant planets and searching for containers, killing enemies for a chance at receiving the resource, or completing missions.

Be sure to scour the area when you’re doing any of this. We guarantee you will get your want very quickly. Good luck!

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