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Implanted neural-link for controlling augmentations. Grineer design.
—In-Game Description

Neural Sensors are a rare component that can be found primarily on Jupiter and the Kuva Fortress. It is usually found in quantities of 1-4.

Alad V has a higher chance of dropping Neural Sensors compared to enemies, containers, and lockers. As of Update 16.4 (2015-04-23) The Raptors also have a chance of dropping Neural Sensors, but this does not apply to the rest of Europa.



By purchasing this item you can directly exchange Platinum64.png 10 for 1 Neural Sensors.
—In-Game Description

Neural Sensors be purchased directly from the market for Platinum64.png 10. Neural Sensors blueprint be purchased directly from the market for Platinum64.png 100.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 1 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 2
MarketIcon.png Market Price: PlatinumLarge.png10 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price: PlatinumLarge.png 100

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
IconCorpusB.svg Jupiter Elara Survival 15 - 20 Corpus Gas City
IconInfestedB.svg Jupiter Sinai Defense (Dark Sector) 20 - 30 Corpus Gas City
AladV sigil b.png Jupiter Themisto Assassination 18 - 20 Corpus Gas City
IconInfestedB.svg Jupiter Cameria Survival (Dark Sector) 20 - 30 Corpus Gas City

Blueprints Requiring Neural Sensors

Click to view the Blueprints requiring Neural Sensors
Blueprint Type Quantity
AshIcon272.png Ash Neuroptics Component 1
Ash PrimeIcon272.png Ash Prime Neuroptics Component 2
Atlas PrimeIcon272.png Atlas Prime Neuroptics Component 2
BansheeIcon272.png Banshee Neuroptics Component 1 (1)
Banshee PrimeIcon272.png Banshee Prime Neuroptics Component 2
Cadus.png Cadus Melee 2
ChromaIcon272.png Chroma Neuroptics Component 2
Chroma PrimeIcon272.png Chroma Prime Systems Component 5
Elytron Wings Component 2
EmberIcon272.png Ember Neuroptics Component 1
Ember PrimeIcon272.png Ember Prime Neuroptics Component 2
EquinoxIcon272.png Equinox Day Aspect Neuroptics Component 1
EquinoxIcon272.png Equinox Night Aspect Neuroptics Component 1
ExcaliburIcon272.png Excalibur Neuroptics Component 1
Forma2.png Forma Enhancement 1
FrostIcon272.png Frost Neuroptics Component 1
Frost PrimeIcon272.png Frost Prime Neuroptics Component 1
Grustrag Bolt Release Item 1
HarrowIcon272.png Harrow Neuroptics Component 5
HeatDagger.png Heat Dagger Melee 1
Hydroid PrimeIcon272.png Hydroid Prime Neuroptics Component 5
Inaros Canopic Helmet Cosmetic 5
InarosPrimeIcon272.png Inaros Prime Neuroptics Component 6
Juttni Brace Amp 10
Kama.png Kama Melee 5
Lecta.png Lecta Melee 3
Limbo Aristeas Helmet Cosmetic 2
LimboIcon272.png Limbo Chassis Component 1
Limbo PrimeIcon272.png Limbo Prime Neuroptics Component 2
LokiIcon272.png Loki Neuroptics Component 1
Loki PrimeIcon272.png Loki Prime Neuroptics Component 2
MagIcon272.png Mag Neuroptics Component 1
Mag PrimeIcon272.png Mag Prime Neuroptics Component 2
Mantis Avionics Component 6
MesaIcon272.png Mesa Neuroptics Component 2
MesaPrimeIcon272.png Mesa Prime Neuroptics Component 2
Mirage Harlequin Helmet Cosmetic 2
Mire.png Mire Melee 2
NekrosIcon272.png Nekros Neuroptics Component 1
Nekros PrimeIcon272.png Nekros Prime Neuroptics Component 3
Nekros Raknis Helmet Cosmetic 2
Nekros Shroud Helmet Cosmetic 2
NezhaIcon272.png Nezha Chassis Component (1)
NezhaIcon272.png Nezha Neuroptics Component 1
NezhaPrimeIcon272.png Nezha Prime Neuroptics Component 6
NidusIcon272.png Nidus Neuroptics Component 3
NovaIcon272.png Nova Neuroptics Component 1
Nova PrimeIcon272.png Nova Prime Neuroptics Component 1
NyxIcon272.png Nyx Neuroptics Component 1
Nyx PrimeIcon272.png Nyx Prime Neuroptics Component 2
OctaviaIcon272.png Octavia Neuroptics Component 5
Octavia PrimeIcon272.png Octavia Prime Neuroptics Component 8
Odonata Prime Systems Component 1
Orokin Reactor.png Orokin Reactor Enhancement 1
ProteaIcon272.png Protea Neuroptics Component 5
Quanta.png Quanta Primary (3)
Quartakk.png Quartakk Primary 5
Railjack Fuselage Component 3
RevenantIcon272.png Revenant Neuroptics Component 3
Rhino PrimeIcon272.png Rhino Prime Neuroptics Component 2
SarynIcon272.png Saryn Neuroptics Component 1
Saryn PrimeIcon272.png Saryn Prime Neuroptics Component 2
Serro.png Serro Melee 3 (1)
SevagothIcon272.png Sevagoth Neuroptics Component 6
Stradavar.png Stradavar Primary 3
Synathid Trophy Decoration 20
Tipedo.png Tipedo Melee 2
TitaniaPrimeIcon272.png Titania Prime Neuroptics Component 6
TrinityIcon272.png Trinity Neuroptics Component 1
Trinity PrimeIcon272.png Trinity Prime Neuroptics Component 2
Tycho Seeker Mk I Ship Ordnance (1)
Tycho Seeker Mk II Ship Ordnance (1)
ValkyrIcon272.png Valkyr Neuroptics Component 1
Valkyr PrimeIcon272.png Valkyr Prime Neuroptics Component 3
Vauban Armistice Helmet Cosmetic 2
VaubanIcon272.png Vauban Neuroptics Component 1
VoltIcon272.png Volt Neuroptics Component 1 (1)
Volt PrimeIcon272.png Volt Prime Chassis Component 3
WukongIcon272.png Wukong Neuroptics Component 1 (1)
XakuIcon272.png Xaku Neuroptics Component 10
ZephyrIcon272.png Zephyr Neuroptics Component (1)
Zephyr PrimeIcon272.png Zephyr Prime Neuroptics Component 3
Total 221 (+11)
Research Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

WARFRAME China-build only.

Last updated: Update 30.9 (2021-11-11)


  • After Update 9.0 (2013-07-13), all rare items dropped much more commonly than normal, up to quantities of 6 per drop in some cases. The drop rates were fixed in Hotfix 9.1.3 (2013-07-15).
  • From Hotfix 9.8.2 (2013-09-03) until Hotfix 9.8.3 (2013-09-07), J3-Golem had a higher Neural Sensors drop rate than usual. Update 9.8.3 fixed this drop rate.

Gathering Tips

These are based on opinions and may not be true. These should be viewed as advice unless proven undoubtedly true. Check comments for confirmation. Results may vary.

  • Elara and Sinai, Jupiter are effective locations to gather Neural Sensors. Another place that is effective to farm is Themisto, Jupiter (assassination of Alad V).
  • Taveuni in the Kuva Fortress is also an effective place to farm them. Plus, if you need Kuva you can farm for Neural Sensors and Kuva at the same time.
  • Distilling Extractors are also a good way to farm these with little effort, though it should be noted that Neural Sensors are not guaranteed.
  • IO, Jupiter grants 1-2 Neural Sensors per wave with a Nekros using Desecrate.


  • The descriptions of Neural Sensors and Neurodes were swapped several times, with the second time completely reversing what the components clearly were. This was finally reverted in Hotfix 15.16.2 (2015-03-11) to properly fit their obvious designs.
  • Despite being of Grineer origin, Neural Sensors ironically did not drop from any Grineer-controlled planet (barring those taken over via Invasions) until the introduction of the Kuva Fortress in Update 19.0 (2016-11-11).
  • Prior to the removal of Trials, Neurodes could be crafted via a reusable blueprint that could be purchased from the market for Platinum64.png 100 or as a reward from The Law of Retribution Nightmare Raid:
Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 1 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 2
MarketIcon.png Market Price: PlatinumLarge.png10 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price: PlatinumLarge.png 100


Patch History

Update 9.0 (2013-07-13)

  • Increased the drop rate for Neural Sensors.