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Ceres is the extreme example of the Grineer's utilitarian ignorance of the natural landscape. Their expanding shipyard operations pollute and shroud the planet in smog and industrial waste as they manufacture machines of war. These foundries are scattered across the Solar System, giving them near-limitless reach with their fleets.
—Ceres Fragment

Ceres is a dwarf planet that has the IconGrineerOn.png Grineer as the controlling faction.

Ceres becomes accessible by defeating the Specter in the Ceres Junction on Mars after completing the required tasks.

The Assassination Targets for Ceres are Lieutenant Lech Kril and Captain Vor. They can be found in the mission node Exta where they drop the component blueprints for the parts of the FrostIcon272.png Frost Warframe, Miter.png Miter, and the TwinGremlins.png Twin Gremlins. Both Vor and Kril have a higher than average chance to drop Orokin Cells.

Most missions on Ceres take place in the Grineer Shipyard tile set, which was first featured in the Tethra's Doom event and then implemented permanently in Update 13.0 (2014-04-09). Ceres was also the first planet to have Hijack missions available, introduced in the same event.

Ceres is the first planet (and until Update: Specters of the Rail 0.0 (2016-07-08), the only planet) to feature the Grineer Shipyard Tile Set.

Ceres does not currently have a Tenno Relay.


Invasion Missions: The Corpus will appear as a "Sideable or Opposing" faction while the Infested will always appear as an "Opposing" faction during Invasion missions.

Spy Missions: Special enemy variants have a chance of spawning during Spy missions.

Survival Missions: The following lists below do not apply to Survival missions.

IconGrineerOn.png Grineer Infestation w.svg Infested


Target Name Type Level Tile Set Mastery EXP Internal Name
IconTenno.png Jupiter Junction Solar Rail Junction 1 - 3 Solar Rail 1000 CeresToJupiterJunction
IconGrineerB.svg Bode Spy 12 - 14 Grineer Shipyard 163 SolNode132
IconGrineerB.svg Pallas Exterminate 12 - 14 Grineer Shipyard 163 SolNode131
IconGrineerB.svg Cinxia Interception 12 - 17 Grineer Shipyard 163 SolNode147
IconGrineerB.svg Casta Defense 12 - 17 Grineer Shipyard 163 SolNode149
IconGrineerB.svg Draco Survival 12 - 17 Grineer Asteroid 163 SolNode146
IconGrineerB.svg Nuovo Rescue 13 - 15 Grineer Shipyard 163 SolNode137
IconGrineerB.svg Kiste Mobile Defense 13 - 15 Grineer Shipyard 163 SolNode140
IconGrineerB.svg Lex Capture 14 - 16 Grineer Shipyard 163 SolNode139
Vor Krill Icon.png Exta Assassination 14 - 16 Grineer Shipyard 163 SolNode144
IconGrineerB.svg Ker Sabotage 14 - 16 Grineer Shipyard 163 SolNode141
IconGrineerB.svg Ludi Hijack 15 - 17 Grineer Shipyard 163 SolNode138
IconGrineerB.svg Thon Sabotage 15 - 17 Grineer Galleon 163 SolNode135
IconInfestedB.svg Seimeni Defense (Dark Sector) 15 - 25 Grineer Shipyard 163 ClanNode22
IconInfestedB.svg Gabii Survival (Dark Sector) 15 - 25 Grineer Galleon 163 ClanNode23


  • Kiste, Cinxia, Casta, and Draco are excellent missions to look for OrokinCell.png Orokin Cells.
  • The Seimeni and Gabii Dark Sectors are a great place for newer players who haven't progressed through all the planets as yet to farm credits, offering approximately Credits64.png 25,000 per mission provided players are in a fully-occupied Squad.
  • Particularly, if you are playing alone, try to ensure that you have at least one of the four base elements (DmgColdSmall64.png Cold, DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity, DmgFireSmall64.png Heat, and DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin) on your weapons, as Prosecutor Guardsmen are primarily vulnerable to the specific element.
    • Try to build towards having one base element on your primary weapon, one on your secondary weapon, another on your melee weapon, and a final base element on your sentinel weapon.
    • In the event that players do not have the necessary elemental damage to attack Prosecutors, they are also vulnerable to DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash, DmgFireSmall64.png Heat, and combined elemental damage with the exception of DmgGasSmall64.png Gas damage, though not to the same degree as the element they are weak to.


  • Since Ceres is currently one of the only two planets where the Grineer Shipyard tileset is used (the other being Sedna), it is the first and most common planet on which Drudges can be found. Being Grineer non-combatants, Drudges will ignore the player and continue to work unless they are attacked or damaged, in which case they will attack the player with their worktools.


  • Ceres is named after the Roman Goddess of agriculture and the harvest. Missions on Ceres are named after different Roman/Greek-relations and numerous asteroids.
    • Ceres is the only known dwarf planet in the inner solar system and the closest of the five identified dwarf planets recognized by the IAU, and may have liquid water. This may be why the in-game version of Ceres (specifically the Grineer Shipyard tileset featured on Ceres) has enough water to experience constant rainstorms.
  • Ceres is a very interesting and strategic point for the Grineer. As Ceres is the only dwarf planet located in the Asteroid Belt, the Grineer can easily mine the nearby bounty of mineral and metal-rich asteroids to build their ships.