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]

Click to view the Blueprints requiring Carbides.
Blueprints Type Quantity (Research)
Railjack Propulsion Systems Repair Component (20)
Railjack Port Nacelle Repair Component (60)
Lavan Mk II Shield Arrays, Engines and Reactors Ship Component 5,600
Vidar Mk II Shield Arrays, Engines and Reactors Ship Component 5,600
Zetki Mk II Shield Arrays, Engines and Reactors Ship Component 7,000
Base Carcinnox, Cryophon and Photor Ship Weapon 500
Lavan Mk II Apoc, Carcinnox, Cryophon, Photor and Pulsar Ship Weapon 5,600
Vidar Mk II Apoc, Carcinnox, Cryophon, Photor and Pulsar Ship Weapon 5,600
Zetki Mk II Apoc, Carcinnox, Cryophon, Photor and Pulsar Ship Weapon 7,000
Base Galvarc and Milati Ship Ordnance 500
ProteaIcon272.png Protea Chassis Warframe Component 2,750
Total 40,150 (+120)


Last updated: Update 28.0

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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