Warframe Plastids are one of the most, if not, the most versatile resource a Tenno is going to need. They’re labelled as uncommon resources but they’re still a pain in the you-know-where to farm. Furthermore, since a lot of items require them, then you’ll be running out as soon as you get them.
Warframe Plastids And Its Uses
It’s used in almost everything. You name it, it’s mostly likely going to need Plastids in one form or another. Warframe parts? You need these. Weapons? Also there. Archwings? Yes. Cosmetics, decorations, specters, and refined ores? Yes, yes, yes and yes.
These things will haunt you while you sleep because your blueprints are gathering dust instead of cutting out hours on its crafting time.
Below, we’ll run down the areas where you can reliably farm these, whether you want to go for endurance runs or just a quick capture mission.
Utilize Your Time!
First off, we have to run the preliminaries. Try to have as many of these active in the mission:
- A Nekros for his Desecrate ability
- A Khora for her Strangledome with the Pilfering Strangledome augment
- A Hydroid and his Tentacle Swarm with the Pilfering Swarm augment
- A Smeeta Kavat for its Charm ability which gives you a chance to get a buff that multiplies drop quantity by two
- A robot companion with the Spare Parts mod to mark enemies and increase their drops if you don’t want or have a Smeeta Kavat
- A resource booster, bought by Platinum, received as a daily reward or bought from Baro Ki’Teer, which multiplies your drop quantity by two
- A resource chance booster, bought by Platinum, received as a daily reward or bought from Baro Ki’Teer, which increases the drop chance of items
- A resource chance blessing from any MR30+ Tenno at a Relay
- The Steel Path modifier for its extra drop chances if you can actively survive against level 100+ enemies
- A Steel Path Void Relic mission on specific nodes like Taveuni since it increases resource drops and drop chances by 25 percent every cycle
Now, onto the different methods for early, mid, and late-game Tennos. Here’s how you get the disgusting nanite-infested tissue mass.
Warframe Plastids For Early Game
For the newly initiated, we start here. To our new players, good luck and may the loot be ever in your favor.
This will be one of the first planets you unlock once you’re a few hours in. It’s the worst source due to it being the first planet with the resource, but it’s a source nonetheless.
Zeugma is the best for this due to its dark sector bonus which increases the resource drop chance. Remember, bring a strong frame—if not, your strongest frame.
If you want to rush through, run a capture mission through Skyresh to look for the resource node. Be sure to open every locker.
Sadly, this is the only reliable early game farm for Plastids.
Warframe Plastids For Mid Game
For the Tennos that have some understanding of the game mechanics.
The best mission to run is Piscinas for its dark sector bonus. Once again, since it’s a survival mission, you’ll need to have your strongest Warframe to last as long as you can.
Otherwise, run Cassini for a quick run and a chance for a few bits of Plastids.
Another Grineer-dominated tile set.
It’s the same story; run Assur for the bonus. Otherwise, run Ariel for the usual locker-opening shenanigans for a few bits of Plastids.
Personally, I don’t like running fast missions on Uranus since it’s difficult to traverse due to its nooks and crannies combined with Archwing swimming segments.
Warframe Plastids For Late Game
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The Plastids will start ramping up in these missions thanks to them being late-game planets.
There are no dark sector survival missions here, so you have to pick your poison.
You can run Hieracon for its dark sector bonus but it’s an excavation mission. This will net you extra Cryotic if you need it.
Otherwise, you can run Palus if you want the usual survival mission where you live for as long as you can. Do remember, you’ll be facing Corpus instead of Infested this time.
Hydra is your mission if you want to rush through and check lockers, instead.
The last and latest game planet to farm Plastids on so bring a strong Warframe. It makes sense why the resource is so abundant here since it’s surrounded by infested ships.
Here, Zabala is your choice but it’s one of the last nodes on the planet. You’ll find yourself trying to survive in an infested ship—be prepared for more dark sector missions.
Additionally, you’ll also get neurodes from here. Otherwise, run Isos for the quick Plastids run.
- The Cambion Drift in Deimos drops it on rare moments
- Defense missions from all the planets, though I think Survival is more reliable and consistent
- Cetus bounties on Earth
- Distilling or Titan Extractors
Good luck farming, Tenno! Grab your friends from all the consoles since we now have Crossplay. Be it PC, Nintendo Switch, Playstation, or Xbox, you’ll be able to squad up and increase drops.
I’ll be making more guides for other resources like Oxium, Gallium, Polymer Bundles, and others.
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