Resilient components used to reinforce the plated sheet metal strapped to Grineer Ships.

—In-Game Description

Carbides are a common Resource dropped by Eximus units found in the Grineer Shipyard tileset, primarily Ceres. They can also be found in Empyrean missions as a possible loot drop. They are used in constructing, upgrading, and maintaining the Railjack.

Blueprints Requiring Carbides[edit | edit source]

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Blueprints Type Quantity
(Research)
Apoc Mk I Ship Turret 300
Apoc Mk II Ship Turret 450
Apoc Mk III Ship Turret 600
BasmuA.pngBasmu Primary 800
Carcinnox Ship Turret 500
Carcinnox Mk I Ship Turret 1,000
Carcinnox Mk II Ship Turret 1,500
Carcinnox Mk III Ship Turret 2,000
Cryophon Ship Turret 150
Cryophon Mk I Ship Turret 300
Cryophon Mk II Ship Turret 450
Cryophon Mk III Ship Turret 600
Galvarc Ship Ordnance 150
Galvarc Mk I Ship Ordnance 300
Galvarc Mk II Ship Ordnance 450
Galvarc Mk III Ship Ordnance 600
Glazio Mk I Ship Turret 1,000
Glazio Mk II Ship Turret 1,500
Glazio Mk III Ship Turret 2,000
Laith Mk I Ship Turret 1,000
Laith Mk II Ship Turret 1,500
Laith Mk III Ship Turret 2,000
Lavan Apoc Mk I Ship Turret 300
Lavan Apoc Mk II Ship Turret 450
Lavan Apoc Mk III Ship Turret 600
Lavan Carcinnox Mk I Ship Turret 1,000
Lavan Carcinnox Mk II Ship Turret 1,500
Lavan Carcinnox Mk III Ship Turret 2,000
Lavan Cryophon Mk I Ship Turret 300
Lavan Cryophon Mk II Ship Turret 450
Lavan Cryophon Mk III Ship Turret 600
Lavan Engines Mk I Ship Component 250
Lavan Engines Mk II Ship Component 500
Lavan Engines Mk III Ship Component 750
Lavan Glazio Mk I Ship Turret 1,000
Lavan Glazio Mk II Ship Turret 1,500
Lavan Glazio Mk III Ship Turret 2,000
Lavan Laith Mk I Ship Turret 1,000
Lavan Laith Mk II Ship Turret 1,500
Lavan Laith Mk III Ship Turret 2,000
Lavan Pulsar Mk I Ship Turret 1,000
Lavan Pulsar Mk II Ship Turret 1,500
Lavan Pulsar Mk III Ship Turret 2,000
Lavan Reactor Mk I Ship Component 500
Lavan Reactor Mk II Ship Component 1,000
Lavan Reactor Mk III Ship Component 1,500
Lavan Talyn Mk I Ship Turret 1,000
Lavan Talyn Mk II Ship Turret 1,500
Lavan Talyn Mk III Ship Turret 2,000
Lavan Vort Mk I Ship Turret 1,000
Lavan Vort Mk II Ship Turret 1,500
Lavan Vort Mk III Ship Turret 2,000
Milati Ship Ordnance 150
Milati Mk I Ship Ordnance 300
Milati Mk II Ship Ordnance 450
Milati Mk III Ship Ordnance 600
ProteaIcon272.pngProtea Chassis Component 2,750
Protea Telema Helmet Cosmetic 2,000
Pulsar Mk I Ship Turret 1,000
Pulsar Mk II Ship Turret 1,500
Pulsar Mk III Ship Turret 2,000
Railjack Port Nacelle Component 5
Railjack Propulsion Systems Component 5
Railjack Starboard Nacelle Component 5
Sigma Engines Mk I Ship Component 250
Sigma Engines Mk II Ship Component 500
Sigma Engines Mk III Ship Component 750
Sigma Reactor Mk I Ship Component 500
Sigma Reactor Mk II Ship Component 1,000
Sigma Reactor Mk III Ship Component 1,500
Squad Ammo Restore (Large) x100 Gear (6,750)
Talyn Mk I Ship Turret 1,000
Talyn Mk II Ship Turret 1,500
Talyn Mk III Ship Turret 2,000
Vidar Apoc Mk I Ship Turret 300
Vidar Apoc Mk II Ship Turret 450
Vidar Apoc Mk III Ship Turret 600
Vidar Carcinnox Mk I Ship Turret 1,000
Vidar Carcinnox Mk II Ship Turret 1,500
Vidar Carcinnox Mk III Ship Turret 2,000
Vidar Cryophon Mk I Ship Turret 300
Vidar Cryophon Mk II Ship Turret 450
Vidar Cryophon Mk III Ship Turret 600
Vidar Engines Mk I Ship Component 250
Vidar Engines Mk II Ship Component 500
Vidar Engines Mk III Ship Component 750
Vidar Glazio Mk I Ship Turret 1,000
Vidar Glazio Mk II Ship Turret 1,500
Vidar Glazio Mk III Ship Turret 2,000
Vidar Laith Mk I Ship Turret 1,000
Vidar Laith Mk II Ship Turret 1,500
Vidar Laith Mk III Ship Turret 2,000
Vidar Pulsar Mk I Ship Turret 1,000
Vidar Pulsar Mk II Ship Turret 1,500
Vidar Pulsar Mk III Ship Turret 2,000
Vidar Reactor Mk I Ship Component 500
Vidar Reactor Mk II Ship Component 1,000
Vidar Reactor Mk III Ship Component 1,500
Vidar Talyn Mk I Ship Turret 1,000
Vidar Talyn Mk II Ship Turret 1,500
Vidar Talyn Mk III Ship Turret 2,000
Vidar Vort Mk I Ship Turret 1,000
Vidar Vort Mk II Ship Turret 1,500
Vidar Vort Mk III Ship Turret 2,000
Vort Mk I Ship Turret 1,000
Vort Mk II Ship Turret 1,500
Vort Mk III Ship Turret 2,000
Zetki Apoc Mk III Ship Turret 600
Zetki Carcinnox Mk III Ship Turret 2,000
Zetki Cryophon Mk III Ship Turret 600
Zetki Engines Mk I Ship Component 250
Zetki Engines Mk II Ship Component 500
Zetki Engines Mk III Ship Component 750
Zetki Glazio Mk I Ship Turret 1,000
Zetki Glazio Mk II Ship Turret 1,500
Zetki Glazio Mk III Ship Turret 2,000
Zetki Laith Mk I Ship Turret 1,000
Zetki Laith Mk II Ship Turret 1,500
Zetki Laith Mk III Ship Turret 2,000
Zetki Pulsar Mk III Ship Turret 2,000
Zetki Reactor Mk I Ship Component 500
Zetki Reactor Mk II Ship Component 1,000
Zetki Reactor Mk III Ship Component 1,500
Zetki Talyn Mk I Ship Turret 1,000
Zetki Talyn Mk II Ship Turret 1,500
Zetki Talyn Mk III Ship Turret 2,000
Zetki Vort Mk I Ship Turret 1,000
Zetki Vort Mk II Ship Turret 1,500
Zetki Vort Mk III Ship Turret 2,000
Total 139,515 (+6,750)
Research Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

Last updated: Update 29.10

Gathering Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Carbides are significantly more common in Empyrean than in the Grineer Shipyard tileset.
  • Kuva Lich and Arbitrations missions can spawn Eximus units more often as a result of their higher level, allowing for easier farming.
  • Any Endless mission types on Ceres is a great source for Eximus units, with higher waves spawning more Eximus units.
    • Seimeni, Ceres is a Dark Sector Defense mission that is very good for farming, yielding 100 or more at wave 20 due to high Eximus spawn rate.
  • The Mobile Defense node Kiste on Ceres can be good for a quick way to farm due to the high chance of Prosecutors spawning. These Prosecutors are considered as Eximus units and can drop the resource.
  • Carbides may be dropped as an end mission reward of Railjack missions at amounts of 1200, 1500 or 2700 depending on luck. (Empyrean Rewards)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Carbides can be found on Berehynia and Marid, Sedna, which use the Grineer Shipyard tileset.
  • When running Empyrean missions to farm Carbides, all Carbides, Cubic Diodes, Pustrels and Copernics are stored in the Railjack's Resource Forge in order to manufacture consumable items. The Forge holds a default of 200 of each resource, after which additional gathering is automatically distributed to the squad, until the mission is completed. Pressing the "Refine" button from one of the Forge station will distribute the resources to the entire squad.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • A carbide is a compound of carbon and a metal. As per the resource's description, some real-life carbides are incredibly durable and very heat-resistant compared to other metals.
  • This resource is presumably used for riveting.

Media[edit | edit source]

Patch History[edit | edit source]


Hotfix 26.1.2

  • Swapped the planet locations of Cubic Diodes and Carbide to match their Resource type:
    • Cubic Diodes = Eximus units on Europa Ice Planet tileset
    • Carbides = Eximus units on Ceres Shipyard tileset
  • Fixed Cubic Diodes and Carbide Resources not dropping 50% of the time. For further clarification, on-kill extra drops (like Khora and Hydroid) do not apply to these Resource drop type: Cubic Diodes and Carbides have a 100% chance to roll the table for a 50% chance, can't boost that 100% any further!
  • Fixed various issues with ground-mission Cubic Diodes and Carbide pickups, such as: Waypointing them resulted in a generic waypoint and not an item specific tag, and pickup FX being removed as soon as someone picked them up resulting in confusion as to where the Resource actually is on the ground.

Update 26.1

  • Introduced.
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