Strange stone lifeforms that call the Plains home. They are a rare find, clustering together, floating above a patch of ground they've taken inexplicable interest in. They are an enigma.

—In-Game Description

Cetus Wisps are odd beings found hovering on the edge of most bodies of water in the Plains of Eidolon, and are also purchasable from The Quills for ReputationBlackx645,000 at the rank of Architect.

Behavior Edit

Cetus Wisps are generally found on the banks of Gara Toht Lake and the smaller pools of landlocked water. When approached by a player Wisps will spend a few more moments hovering in the same location (for approximately 5 seconds), before floating up towards the sky and disappearing in a small burst of light. They will be deposited in the player's inventory should the player manage to touch it.

Identified more as a loot pickup than a non-hostile NPC, they are widely used as a resource for crafting. Items that require Wisps as a component are Amp and Zaw components, Exodia arcanes, cosmeticsGara's chassis and Revenant's systems.  

Blueprints Requiring Cetus WispsEdit

Click to view the Blueprints requiring Cetus Wisps.
Blueprints Type Quantity
Anspatha Brace Amp 10
Ceno Apparel Cosmetic 5
Ceno Cuirass Cosmetic 15
Ceno Greaves Cosmetic 15
Ceno Helmet Cosmetic 10
Ceno Pauldrons Cosmetic 15
Clapkra Brace Amp 10
Ekwana Jai II Link Zaw 2
Ekwana Ruhang II Link Zaw 2
ExodiaBrave64x Exodia Brave Arcane 10 (+90*)
ExodiaContagion64x Exodia Contagion Arcane 10 (+90*)
ExodiaEpidemic64x Exodia Epidemic Arcane 10 (+90*)
ExodiaForce64x Exodia Force Arcane 10 (+90*)
ExodiaHunt64x Exodia Hunt Arcane 10 (+90*)
ExodiaMight64x Exodia Might Arcane 10 (+90*)
ExodiaTriumph64x Exodia Triumph Arcane 10 (+90*)
ExodiaValor64x Exodia Valor Arcane 10 (+90*)
Gara Chassis Component 2
Granmu Prism Amp 20
Juttni Brace Amp 15
Klebrik Scaffold Amp 20
Kwath Grip Zaw 1
Lohrin Brace Amp 20
Mask of the Lost One Cosmetic 1
Mewan Strike Zaw 1
Mote Amp Amp 1
Pencha Scaffold Amp 10
Phahd Scaffold Amp 10
Rahn Prism Amp 10
Raplak Prism Amp 10
Revenant Systems Component 3
Shraksun Scaffold Amp 15
Shwaak Prism Amp 15
Vahd Apparel Cosmetic 5
Vahd Cuirass Cosmetic 15
Vahd Greaves Cosmetic 15
Vahd Mask Cosmetic 10
Vahd Pauldrons Cosmetic 15
Vargeet Jai II Link Zaw 2
Vargeet Ruhang II Link Zaw 2
Total 382 (+720*)

*If max rank Arcane is to be achieved for each Arcane taken into consideration.

Last updated: Hotfix 24.1.4

Tips Edit

  • In addition to their reactive escape mechanism, Wisps will periodically despawn if located but not collected within a certain amount of time. This makes waiting for Smeeta Kavat's Charm a risky venture.
  • As of Hotfix 22.18.7 players can obtain Wisps from Quill Onkko for ReputationBlackx645,000 at the rank of Architect.
  • Wisps show up as loot on the Plains. Therefore, Loot Detector, Animal Instinct, and Thief's Wit can be used to identify them, greatly reducing time used for searching.
  • Similar to resources, Wisp instances are spawned individually for each player. They can be picked up and marked without having them float away for other players.
  • Stealth abilities will not prevent wisps from escaping. Vacuum and Greedy Pull will not pick them up and players must manually collect the Wisp, given that Wisps also ignores the 3-meter universal vacuum.
  • Wisps can be picked up while in Archwing. Itzal allows players to quickly skim fly around using Cosmic Crush ability to suck up wisps. Loot Detector and Thief's Wit can be used when in archwing looking for Wisps.
  • Wisps can be picked up by the Chesa Kubrow.
  • Wisps can be encountered at any time of day, though much easier to see at night.
  • During the day, 3-4 Wisps will spawn across the entirety of the Plains. At night, the number of Wisps spawned will increase to 6-8.
    • It is possible for Gara Toht Lake to spawn up to 4, or even 5 at night.
  • Wisps have set spawn points and will choose from a subset of those to spawn at upon entering the Plains, after which no more Wisps will spawn for that session. To continue searching for more Wisps, players will have to spawn a new instance of the Plains.
  • An active Resource Booster or the periodical Charm buff will double the number of Wisps picked up for the duration.


  • Judging from symmetrical shape, design, material, glowing light, and the fact they are more abundant at nighttime, the Cetus Wisp is possibly Sentients by nature, likely to be a harmless miniscule fragment of the fallen Eidolon.

Media Edit

  • Easy to spot at night with their blue lights. Around the size of a datamass.
  • cetus wisp
  • Cetus Wisp Spawn Locations (incomplete)
  • Cetus Wisp optimal farming route (optimised using genetic algorithm)

Patch HistoryEdit

Hotfix 24.2.7
  • Reduced the Standing cost of Cetus Wisps from 10k to 5k.

Update 23.0

  • Moved Cetus Wisp spawn points a bit further away from water volumes in the NW corner of the Plains for gathering ease.

Hotfix 22.18.7

  • Quill Onkko has added a Cetus Wisp to his Offerings in Cetus. These can be purchased with Quill Standing for Architect level.

Update 22.16

  • A special UI message is now displayed when picking up a Syndicate Medallion or Cetus Wisp (similar to Argon Crystal).

Update 22.14

  • Picking up a Cetus Wisp now includes an FX.

Hotfix 22.13.4

  • Picking up a Cetus Wisp will now display the same special UI message like when you pick up an Argon Crystal.

Update 22.10

  • Cetus Wisps added to Ghoul Bounties.

Hotfix 22.8.3

  • More than doubled the size of the Cetus Wisp pickup radius. This will allow you to obtain the Cetus Wisp from further away instead of needing to be right on top of it.
  • Fixed Cetus Wisps being updated while the game was paused -- this could lead to them escaping while you answered the phone.

Update 22.3

  • Cetus Wisps are now Uncommon in various tables.

Update 22.0

  • Introduced.
Last updated: Hotfix 23.0.6
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