Contains the genetic code sequence of a Kavat.

—In-Game Description

Kavat Genetic Codes are a resource required for the incubation of a Kavat in the Orbiter's Incubator.


Kavat Genetic Codes can be earned when scanning Feral Kavats at a 25.0% chance. Alternatively, they can be bought for Platinum645 in the Market or with the Kavat Starter Kit for Platinum6495. Bought separately, you will require Platinum6450 to purchase the 10 required to start the incubation process.


Gathering TipsEdit

  • Buying these off the Market is generally the easiest option. Obtaining Prime parts or Riven Mods and trading them for Platinum is usually also faster than farming Genetic Codes directly.
  • During the second portion of the Sands of Inaros quest up to 50 Feral Kavats will spawn, yielding around 5-10 Genetic Codes.
  • Terrorem (Survival) node on Deimos has a number of Feral Kavat that spawn alongside infested enemies for the first 10 minutes of the mission.
    • There's also a good chance for a group of Kavats to spawn in the starting room, so one possible strategy is to abort and restart the mission if you don't see any Kavats there or don't get any Genetic Codes from them.
    • Alternatively, wait at spawn for 5 mins until the mission starts automatically, 2 trios will spawn in this time (1 trio every 2m 30s). Kavats continue to spawn throughout the mission but it is advised to extract when available.
    • It is recommended that you kill the Kavats after they have been scanned to avoid confusion. This is not necessary as Kavats still spawn either way.
  • Phlegyas (Exterminate) and Horend (Capture) nodes on Deimos have a number of Feral Kavats that spawn in the missions.
  • Do missions as a full squad. The number of NPCs that spawn in a mission increases as the number of participating players does. This includes wild creatures such as Feral Kavats.
  • Feral Kavats do not appear on the mini-map while they are cloaked and become invisible. This renders Mod TT 20pxEnemy Radar or similar mods to be less effective at spotting them.
    • However, looking through Scanners can highlight them, even through walls and while they are invisible.
  • Consider using the Synthesis Scanner rather than the Codex Scanner, as you can upgrade the Synthesis Scanner with the Vector-Thread and Cross-Matrix widgets to respectively scan faster, or get a chance of gaining an additional genetic code from a successful scan.
  • Remove any weapons or attack Precepts from Sentinels, as they will attack Kavats indiscriminately, possibly killing them in the process. For this reason, avoid bringing along Kubrows or Kavats as they will not stand down and continue attacking Feral Kavats.
    • Pet Kavats with Territorial Aggression pacify all wild animals in a given area, Feral Kavats included.
    • Because boosters now affect Kavat Codes, Smeeta Kavats that prioritize Charm are a viable option in Code farming. However, they should be modded to deal as little damage as possible as to not kill Feral Kavats too quickly.
  • Helios' Mod TT 20pxInvestigator and AtlasIcon272 Atlas' Mod TT 20pxOre Gaze can be used to acquire Genetic Codes, but only if the Feral Kavat's Codex entry has not been fully researched.
  • The CephHammer Heliocor can easily collect Kavat Genetic Codes with its Codex scanning mechanic, though bear in mind that it will not take into account the Cross-Matrix Widget if you have it installed.
  • In a similar way, using PrimeBallistica Ballistica Prime's passive to create ghosts is an alternative to take advantage of the Cross-Matrix widget, giving a second chance to get Kavat Genetic Codes from the same feral Kavat.
    • Ghosts made from unalerted kavats are sometimes completely invisible, but still scannable in this state if you can find them.
  • It is recommended to use Warframe abilities that are capable of immobilizing or incapacitating both the Feral Kavats and enemies they may be fighting, in order to both protect the Kavats from damage, and make it easier to scan them:
    • LimboIcon272 Limbo's Stasis130xDark Stasis can stop Kavat from moving altogether. With a high enough Ability Range, Cataclysm130xDark Cataclysm can cover the entire room making finding and scanning Kavat much easier. RiftSurge130xDark Rift Surge also marks affected enemies with the caster's energy color, making cloaked Kavats easier to spot.
    • With a high enough Ability Range and reasonable Ability Duration, VaubanIcon272 Vauban's Bastille130xDark Bastille (along with the Mod TT 20pxRepelling Bastille Augment) and RhinoIcon272 Rhino's RhinoStomp130xDark Rhino Stomp are some of the best choices for locking down entire rooms to safely acquire Genetic Codes. Be wary of their high energy costs however, and plan accordingly.
    • IvaraIcon272 Ivara's Sleep Arrows, BaruukIcon272 Baruuk's Lull130xDark Lull & EquinoxIcon272 Equinox's Rest allow you to incapacitate both Feral Kavats and surrounding enemies. Both abilities also mark affected enemies with the caster's energy color (though this more noticeable with Rest), making cloaked Kavats easier to spot.
    • InarosIcon272 Inaros' Desiccation130xDark Desiccation can be used to incapacitate groups of Feral Kavats and other enemies. However, it only blinds units that are facing you, and its damage over time may be enough to finish off weakened Kavats. Alternatively, Devour130xDark Devour can be used to safely lock-down an individual Kavat.
    • With enough Ability Duration, NidusIcon272 Nidus' ParasiticLink130xDark Parasitic Link can be used to lock down one Kavat without fear of it running off or taking too much damage. Be wary of taking damage while linked however, as damage is transferred to the Kavat and can kill it if its health is low enough.
    • TitaniaIcon272 Titania's Spellbind130xDark Spellbind and Lantern130xDark Lantern can be used to immobilize Feral Kavats and also enemies, in the case of Spellbind, aiding in easy scans. Be wary of killing the Kavat however, upon deactivation of Lantern once its cast.
    • NezhaIcon272 Nezha's DivineSpears130xDark Divine Spears is an easy way to immobilize Feral kavats leaving them an easy target for scaning. building minmal power srength is best to prevent the spears from killing them right away.
    • HarrowIcon272 Harrow's Condemn130xDark Condemn can be used to immobilize Feral Kavats and enemies.
    • ExcaliburIcon272 Excalibur's RadialBlind130xDark Radial Blind can also be used to immobilize Feral Kavats and enemies.
    • TrinityIcon272 Trinity's WellOfLife130xDark Well Of Life is a good choice for immobilizing weakened Feral Kavats as it will also buff their health. It can however, only hold one Feral Kavat per Trinity and cannot be used again till its duration is over or the Kavat is killed.
    • GaraIcon272 Gara's MassVitrify130xDark Mass Vitrify can crystallize all Kavats in it's area making them easy to scan.
    • GarudaIcon272 Garuda's BloodAltar130xDark Blood Altar can immobilize a single Kavat long enough for scanning.


Patch HistoryEdit

Update 26.0
  • (Undocumented) Updated image.

Update 24.3

  • Introduced Nightwave replacing Alerts and Challenge Rewards systems.
    • Alert Rewards 5x Kavat Genetic Codes are not moving into the Nightwave Cred Offerings

Hotfix 24.2.15

  • Increased chance of Kavat scans yielding Genetic Codes to 25% (from 15%) and made drop chance/amount Boosters apply to all scans that yield Resources.

Update 19.3

  • Fixed Kavat Genetic Codes from Alerts not being given out in intended quantities. Alerts will now grant 5 Kavat Genetic Codes.

Update 19.1

  • 10x Kavat Genetic Codes have been added to Alerts!

Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 4

  • Doubled the chance to get a Kavat Genetic Signature on scanning of Feral Kavats.

Update: Specters of the Rail

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 26.0

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