Updated in January 2023
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In this article, we will discuss the Nitain Extract: one of the most challenging resources to obtain in the game. Associated files in the game and Warframe Nexus app call it Alertium. It’s necessary to craft Warframe components, helmets, and other items such as weapons, cosmetics, modules, and enhancements.
It is hard to get because it requires dedication and time investment; you need to know what you’re doing. However, if you follow our guide below, you’ll be able to farm Nitain Extract and add it to your stock very soon!
What you will need to get Nitain Extract
Unlike other resources, Nitain Extract farming is not possible in the usual way but must be obtained through alternative means. For example, the description of harvesting Nitain is based on recycling greenhouse compounds from germinated colonies underwater as another source of fuel, specifically Methane.
These are a few ways to describe how to get Nitain Extract in Warframe, including buying it from Nightwave Intermission contributions, finishing Ghoul Purge Bounties, and farming it from Resource Caches. Let’s look closer at all actual methods.
Nitain Extract can be earned by defeating enemies or completing specific missions. Some activities have a guaranteed chance of providing it, while others offer an opportunity to reach the resource.
|Mission Type||Source||Star Chart Nodes||Rotations||Chance||Quantity||Avg. per roll|
|Exterminate||Lua Exterminate Resource Caches||
|Exterminate||Kuva Fortress Exterminate Resource Caches||
|Exterminate||Jupiter Exterminate Resource Caches||
|Ghoul Bounty||Ghoul Purge Bounty Lvl 15-25 Final Stage||
|Ghoul Bounty||Ghoul Purge Bounty Lvl 40-50 Final Stage||
|Sabotage||Tier 1 Reactor Sabotage||
|Sabotage||Tier 2 Reactor Sabotage||
|Sabotage||Tier 3 Reactor Sabotage||
|Sabotage||Tier 4 Void Sabotage Resource Caches||
|Sabotage||Tier 2 Void Sabotage Resource Caches||
|Enemy||Drop-Table Chance||Item Chance||Chance||Quantity||Avg. per roll attempt|
|Wolf of Saturn Six||5%||2.58%||0.129%||1||0.00129|
Nightwave is an addition to Warframe. It would be best if you ranked up, earned WolfCreds, and reached level 15 before purchasing at least a bundle of 5 Nitain Extract. Once you have plenty of WolfCreds, trade them for the resource. The most satisfying part is that you can purchase multiple bundles at once!
The Ghoul Bounties in POE have a great chance of dropping Nitain Extract upon completion, which is much better than waiting for the old alert system. The likelihood of a level 15-25 Ghoul dropping Nitain Extract in Stage 4 is 4.12% and 5.95% by Stage 5.
The probabilities for level 40-50 Ghouls are 4.12% and 5.95%. While luck does play a role, today, you have more control over obtaining this resource.
There is a 2.00% chance of finding 1 Nitain upon opening all three caches in the following locations:
- Stribog in the Void (Corrupted Sabotage Mission).
- Dakata in the Kuva Fortress (Grineer Exterminate Mission).
- Kelpie in the Sedna (Grineer Sabotage Mission).
- Cypress in the Pluto (Corpus Sabotage Mission).
The most reasonable way to get this resource is by completing fast runs with friends, allowing you to find the Orokin Caches. Remember to complete the Rotation C for additional chances of getting it.
Although it may take a lot of time, you can still find it by following this way. Try equipping mods like Loot Radar or Animal Instinct to help locate caches holding the Extract.
Reactor Sabotage Missions
You can also receive the resource as a reward for finding every cache in reactor sabotage missions. It has a 2% chance of appearing, but the likelihood increases the more tasks you complete.
You’re guaranteed to find some Nitrain Extract in the third cache of Exterminate missions on Lua, Jupiter, and Kuva Fortress, as well as in the Void Sabotage mission.
Gift of the Lotus
It is an event where you can complete missions to get Nitain Extract and other rewards. Note that some tasks can only be done once, so repeating them will not grant additional resources. Warframe offers players a limited-time opportunity to reap substantial rewards in the form of Gift of the Lotus.
By completing specific missions during this event, participants have access to exclusive Nitain Extracts – which can only be earned within the confines of this occasion and are not available otherwise.
Blueprints requiring Nitain Extract
Blueprints are patterns or plans that detail how to make various items in Warframe, such as sentinels and weapons. You can use it as an option to buy some things from the Market by using Platinum.
Each blueprint will show you what resources you need, how many credits it’ll cost, and how long it should take you to build the item in the foundry. And once you craft something from a blueprint, the original is (usually) gone for good. Here is a list of blueprints that includes Nitain Extract:
|Atlas Prime Chassis||Component||2|
|Atlas Shikoro Helmet||Cosmetic||2|
|Banshee Prime Neuroptics||Component||2|
|Chroma Prime Chassis||Component||2|
|Gara Prime Systems||Component||2|
|Harrow Prime Systems||Component||2|
|Hydroid Prime Systems||Component||2|
|Inaros Anubis Helmet||Cosmetic||5|
|Inaros Canopic Helmet||Cosmetic||3|
|Inaros Prime Chassis||Component||2|
|Ivara Loxley Helmet||Cosmetic||1|
|Ivara Prime Chassis||Component||2|
|Ivara Zirastra Helmet||Cosmetic||3|
|Khora Delphi Helmet||Cosmetic||2|
|Limbo Prime Systems||Component||2|
|Mesa Prime Chassis||Component||2|
|Mirage Prime Chassis||Component||2|
|Nekros Prime Neuroptics||Component||5|
|Nezha Circa Helmet||Cosmetic||5|
|Nezha Jinza Helmet||Cosmetic||5|
|Nezha Prime Chassis||Component||2|
|Nidus Myxini Helmet||Cosmetic||2|
|Nidus Prion Helmet||Cosmetic||2|
|Nidus Prime Systems||Component||2|
|Oberon Prime Neuroptics||Component||2|
|Octavia Prime Systems||Component||2|
|Sands of Inaros||Quest||1|
|Saryn Prime Chassis||Component||3|
|Saryn Prime Systems||Component||3|
|Sevagoth Lucifuge Helmet||Cosmetic||2|
|Titania Aurai Helmet||Cosmetic||2|
|Titania Mab Helmet||Cosmetic||2|
|Titania Prime Chassis||Component||2|
|Valkyr Prime Neuroptics||Component||5|
|Vauban Prime Chassis||Component||5|
|Vauban Prime Neuroptics||Component||5|
|Vauban Prime Systems||Component||5|
|Wukong Chassis||Component||4 (3)|
|Wukong Dasheng Helmet||Cosmetic||2|
|Wukong Neuroptics||Component||2 (1)|
|Wukong Prime Systems||Component||2|
|Zephyr Prime Chassis||Component||2|
|Research||x1 x3 x10 x30 x100|
So, the easiest way to get this resource is by using Nightwave credits to buy it, but of course, it ultimately depends on you and what method you’re most comfortable with. That’s all there is to know about getting Nitain Extract!
By now, you will understand this process better and can use our farming guide to find it more efficient for crafting helmets, weapons, cosmetics, module enhancements, and other items.