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 The Raptors also have a chance of dropping Neural Sensors, but this does not apply to the rest of Europa.

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

Blueprints Requiring Neural Sensors

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Blueprint Type Quantity
AshIcon272 Ash Neuroptics Component 1
Ash PrimeIcon272 Ash Prime Neuroptics Component 2
BansheeIcon272 Banshee Neuroptics Component 1 (1)
Banshee PrimeIcon272 Banshee Prime Neuroptics Component 2
Bolt Release Item 1
ChromaIcon272 Chroma Neuroptics Component 2
Chroma PrimeIcon272 Chroma Prime Systems Component 5
Elytron Wings Component 2
EmberIcon272 Ember Neuroptics Component 1
Ember PrimeIcon272 Ember Prime Neuroptics Component 2
EquinoxIcon272 Equinox Day Aspect Neuroptics Component 1
EquinoxIcon272 Equinox Night Aspect Neuroptics Component 1
ExcaliburIcon272 Excalibur Neuroptics Component 1
Forma64 Forma Enhancement 1
FrostIcon272 Frost Neuroptics Component 1
Frost PrimeIcon272 Frost Prime Neuroptics Component 1
HarrowIcon272 Harrow Neuroptics Component 5
HeatDagger Heat Dagger Melee 1
Heat Heat Sword Melee 1
Hydroid PrimeIcon272 Hydroid Prime Neuroptics Component 5
Inaros Canopic Helmet Cosmetic 5
Juttni Brace Amp 10
Kama Kama Melee 5
Lecta Lecta Melee 3
Limbo Aristeas Helmet Cosmetic 2
LimboIcon272 Limbo Chassis Component 1
Limbo PrimeIcon272 Limbo Prime Neuroptics Component 2
LokiIcon272 Loki Neuroptics Component 1
Loki PrimeIcon272 Loki Prime Neuroptics Component 2
MagIcon272 Mag Neuroptics Component 1
Mag PrimeIcon272 Mag Prime Neuroptics Component 2
Mantis Avionics Component 6
MesaIcon272 Mesa Neuroptics Component 2
Mirage Harlequin Helmet Cosmetic 2
MireInfestedSword Mire Melee 2
NekrosIcon272 Nekros Neuroptics Component 1
Nekros PrimeIcon272 Nekros Prime Neuroptics Component 3
Nekros Raknis Helmet Cosmetic 2
Nekros Shroud Helmet Cosmetic 2
NezhaIcon272 Nezha Neuroptics Component 1
NezhaIcon272 Nezha Chassis Component (1)
NidusIcon272 Nidus Neuroptics Component 3
NovaIcon272 Nova Neuroptics Component 1
Nova PrimeIcon272 Nova Prime Neuroptics Component 1
NyxIcon272 Nyx Neuroptics Component 1
Nyx PrimeIcon272 Nyx Prime Neuroptics Component 2
OctaviaIcon272 Octavia Neuroptics Component 5
Odonata Prime Systems Component 1
OrokinReactor64 Orokin Reactor Enhancement 1
CrpShockRifle Quanta Primary (3)
GrnFourBarrelRifleWeapon Quartakk Primary 5
RevenantIcon272 Revenant Neuroptics Component 3
Rhino PrimeIcon272 Rhino Prime Neuroptics Component 2
SarynIcon272 Saryn Neuroptics Component 1
Saryn PrimeIcon272 Saryn Prime Neuroptics Component 2
Corpuspolearm Serro Melee 3 (1)
TennoTommyGun Stradavar Primary 3
Tipedo Tipedo Melee 2
TrinityIcon272 Trinity Neuroptics Component 1
Trinity PrimeIcon272 Trinity Prime Neuroptics Component 2
ValkyrIcon272 Valkyr Neuroptics Component 1
Valkyr PrimeIcon272 Valkyr Prime Neuroptics Component 3
Vauban Armistice Helmet Cosmetic 2
VaubanIcon272 Vauban Neuroptics Component 1
VoltIcon272 Volt Neuroptics Component 1 (1)
WukongIcon272 Wukong Neuroptics Component 1 (1)
ZephyrIcon272 Zephyr Neuroptics Component (1)
Zephyr PrimeIcon272 Zephyr Prime Neuroptics 3
Total 143 (+9)
Research LeaderBadgeGhostHolo x1   LeaderBadgeShadowHolo x3   LeaderBadgeStormHolo x10   LeaderBadgeMountainHolo x30   LeaderBadgeMoonHolo x100

Last updated: Hotfix 23.10.6


By purchasing this item you can directly exchange Platinum6410 for 1 Neural Sensors.

—In-Game Description

Neural Sensors be purchased directly from the market for Platinum6410.


  • After Update 9.0, 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.
  • From Hotfix 9.8.2 until Hotfix 9.8.3, 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 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.
  • Prior to the removal of Trials, Neurodes can be crafted via a reusable blueprint that can be purchased from the market for Platinum64100 or as a reward from The Law of Retribution Nightmare Raid:
Manufacturing Requirements

Time: 1 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 2
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum6410 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price: Platinum64100


Patch History

Update 9.0
  • Increased the drop rate for Neural Sensors.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Neural Sensors

  • A good place to grind Neural sensors:

    85 messages
    • wrote: Please dont speak for the community.  Farming a boss may be easy for you, but its not easy for everyone.  Not all of us h...
    • I would have to agree, I looked up best way to farm for these and i thought Alad V would be easiest so i took my Titania in built for po...
  • There are no neural sensor drops on Alad v any more

    44 messages
    • First solo run I got 8 soooooo.....
    • wrote:There are no neural sensor drops on Alad v any more. Don't farm him. True. ran him 8 times got 2 the first run 0 for ...
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