These samples could advance our knowledge of biological research.
—In-Game Description

Mutagen Sample is a resource that can be obtained from enemies and containers on Deimos and Eris. They are typically used in biological research.

Farming Locations[]

These are based on opinions and may not be 100% true. These should be viewed as advice for finding the resource until better facts are proven.

Target Planet Name Type Level Tile Set
IconInfestedB Deimos Hyf Defense 15 - 20 Orokin Derelict
IconInfestedB Deimos Terrorem Survival 25 - 35 Orokin Derelict
EntratiIcon Deimos Cambion Drift Open World 20 - 35 Cambion Drift
IconInfestedB Eris Xini Interception 30 - 40 Corpus Ship

Drop Locations[]

Mission Drop Tables

Mission Type Source Rotations
Drop Table
Chance[1] Quantity[2] Avg. per roll[3] Star Chart Nodes
Sabotage Orokin Derelict Resource Caches A 14.29% 3 0.4287
Sabotage Hive Sabotage Resource Caches B 15.49% 3 0.4647

Enemy Drop Tables

Enemy Drop Table Chance[4] Item Chance[5] Chance[6] Expected Kills[7] Quantity[8] Avg. per roll attempt[9]

Sourced from the official drop table repository. See Module:DropTables/data to edit on the wiki.

Blueprints Requiring Mutagen Sample[]

Click to view the Blueprints requiring Mutagen Samples
Blueprint Type Quantity
Acrid Acrid Secondary (10)
Bubonico Bubonico Primary (35)
Catabolyst Catabolyst Secondary (40)
Caustacyst Caustacyst Melee (30)
Cerata Cerata Melee (25)
DarkSplitSwordHeavyBlade Dark Split-Sword (Heavy Blade) Melee (20)
Djinn Sentinel (60)
DualIchor Dual Ichor Melee (25)
DualToxocyst Dual Toxocyst Secondary (20)
Embolist Embolist Secondary (30)
Hema Hema Primary (5,000)
Loc-Pin Gear (30)
Mios Mios Melee (30)
MutagenMass Mutagen Mass Resource 10 (5)
MutalistQuanta Mutalist Quanta Primary (30)
NidusIcon272 Nidus Neuroptics Component 10
Paracyst Paracyst Primary (30)
Phage Phage Primary (10)
Pox Pox Secondary (20)
Pupacyst Pupacyst Melee (30)
Scoliac Scoliac Melee (25)
Squad Health Restore (Large) x100 Gear (550)
Squad Health Restore (Medium) x1 Gear (30)
Squad Health Restore (Medium) x10 Gear (30)
Synapse Synapse Primary (65)
Torid Torid Primary (10)
Total 20 (+6,190)
Research Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

Last updated: Hotfix 29.9.1 (2021-02-24)



  • Since Mutagen Samples are considered a rare drop on Eris while being uncommon on Deimos, it is advised to visit the latter when attempting to farm the resource efficiently.


  • Mutagen Samples had several changes to their drop locations.

From Update 8.0 (2013-05-23) to Update 10.0 (2013-09-13), they could drop from Eris and Jupiter, which at the time were controlled by the Infested.

From Update 10 to Update 14.1 (2014-07-30), they were limited to the Orokin Derelict, which became Deimos in Update 29.0 (2020-08-25).

From Update 14.1 (2014-07-30) onwards Eris could drop Mutagen Samples once more.

Patch History[]

Hotfix 22.3.4 (2017-11-16)

  • The Mutagen Sample Sacrifice to Champion has been replaced with 10x Nistlebrush.

Update: Specters of the Rail 0.0 (2016-07-08)

  • Market Overhaul:
    • Mutagen Sample replaced with Mutagen Mass - 1 for 10 Platinum.

Update 14.1 (2014-07-30)

  • With the return of Infested comes the return of Mutagen as a Rare drop to Eris!

Hotfix (2013-10-09)

  • Fix for Mutagen Drops in Derelicts.

Hotfix 10.0.3 (2013-09-14)

  • Fix for resources not dropping from The Void or Derelict Regions (this includes Mutagen).

Update 8.0 (2013-05-23)

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 25.7.6 (2019-09-18)

See Also[]

  1. Chance to roll item within drop table
  2. Amount rewarded on successful roll
  3. (Quantity × Chance)
  4. Chance to roll drop table
  5. Chance to roll item within drop table
  6. (Drop Table Chance × Item Chance)
  7. (1 / Chance), see WARFRAME Wiki:Expected & Nearly Guaranteed Numbers for more details
  8. Amount rewarded on successful roll
  9. (Quantity × Chance), average item quantity on a roll attempt (successful or not)