Each vial is produced by the painstaking expression of billions of rare, ocean-vent dwelling microorganisms.
—In-Game Description

Nitain Extract is a special resource that can be only obtained in few ways and is required to craft many Warframe components and helmets, and some other items (such as weapons, cosmetics, modules and enhancements).


Drop Locations[]

Mission Drop Tables

Mission Type Source Rotations
Drop Table
Chance[1] Quantity[2] Avg. per roll[3] Star Chart Nodes
Exterminate Lua Exterminate Resource Caches C 1.29% 1 0.0129
Exterminate Kuva Fortress Exterminate Resource Caches C 2% 1 0.02
Exterminate Jupiter Exterminate Resource Caches C 1% 1 0.01
Ghoul Bounty Ghoul Purge Bounty Lvl 40-50 Final Stage A 4.72% 1 0.0472
Ghoul Bounty Ghoul Purge Bounty Lvl 15-25 Final Stage A 4.72% 1 0.0472
Sabotage Tier 2 Reactor Sabotage C 1% 1 0.01
Sabotage Tier 2 Void Sabotage Resource Caches C 2% 1 0.02
Sabotage Tier 3 Reactor Sabotage C 2% 1 0.02
Sabotage Tier 4 Void Sabotage Resource Caches C 1.01% 1 0.0101
Sabotage Tier 1 Reactor Sabotage C 0.67% 1 0.0067

Enemy Drop Tables

Enemy Drop Table Chance[4] Item Chance[5] Chance[6] Expected Kills[7] Quantity[8] Avg. per roll attempt[9]
Wolf of Saturn Six 5% 2.58% 0.129% 775 1 0.00129
Zealoid Prelate 5% 2.58% 0.129% 775 1 0.00129

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

Blueprints Requiring Nitain Extract[]

Click to view the Blueprints requiring Nitain Extract
Blueprint Type Quantity
Amesha Archwing 4 (2)
Amesha Harness Component 2
Amesha Systems Component 2
Amesha Wings Component 2
Atlas PrimeIcon272 Atlas Prime Chassis Component 2
Atlas Shikoro Helmet Cosmetic 2
Aura Forma Enhancement 10
Banshee PrimeIcon272 Banshee Prime Neuroptics Component 2
Bishamo Cuirass Cosmetic 10
BrokenWar Broken War Melee 2
Caustacyst Caustacyst Melee 5
Chroma PrimeIcon272 Chroma Prime Chassis Component 2
Corinth Corinth Primary 2
Destreza Destreza Melee 5
Frak Module 3
Fusilai Fusilai Secondary 2
GaraPrimeIcon Gara Prime Systems Component 2
HarrowPrimeIcon Harrow Prime Systems Component 2
HildrynIcon272 Hildryn Chassis Component 2
Hinta Module 3
Hirudo Hirudo Melee 3
Hydroid PrimeIcon272 Hydroid Prime Systems Component 2
Inaros Anubis Helmet Cosmetic 5
Inaros Canopic Helmet Cosmetic 3
InarosIcon272 Inaros Neuroptics Component 2
InarosPrimeIcon272 Inaros Prime Chassis Component 2
IvaraIcon272 Ivara Chassis Component 4
Ivara Loxley Helmet Cosmetic 1
Ivara PrimeIcon272 Ivara Prime Chassis Component 2
IvaraIcon272 Ivara Systems Component 5
Ivara Zirastra Helmet Cosmetic 3
Javlok Javlok Primary 5
Khora Delphi Helmet Cosmetic 2
LavosIcon272 Lavos Chassis Component 5
Lenz Lenz Primary 3
Limbo PrimeIcon272 Limbo Prime Systems Component 2
MesaPrimeIcon272 Mesa Prime Chassis Component 2
Mirage PrimeIcon272 Mirage Prime Chassis Component 2
Nekros PrimeIcon272 Nekros Prime Neuroptics Component 5
Nepheri Nepheri Melee 2
Nezha Circa Helmet Cosmetic 5
Nezha Jinza Helmet Cosmetic 5
NezhaPrimeIcon272 Nezha Prime Chassis Component 2
Nidus Myxini Helmet Cosmetic 2
Nidus Prion Helmet Cosmetic 2
NidusPrimeIcon272 Nidus Prime Systems Component 2
Oberon PrimeIcon272 Oberon Prime Neuroptics Component 2
OctaviaPrimeIcon64 Octavia Prime Systems Component 2
Ohma Ohma Melee 4
Pox Pox Secondary 2
ProboscisCernos Proboscis Cernos Primary 5
Sands of Inaros Quest 1
Saryn PrimeIcon272 Saryn Prime Chassis Component 3
Saryn PrimeIcon272 Saryn Prime Systems Component 3
Scimitar Fuselage Component 4
Scourge Scourge Primary 2
Sevagoth Lucifuge Helmet Cosmetic 2
Stance Forma Enhancement 5
Staticor Staticor Secondary 3
Sydon Sydon Melee (5)
Titania Aurai Helmet Cosmetic 2
TitaniaIcon272 Titania Chassis Component 3
Titania Mab Helmet Cosmetic 2
TitaniaPrimeIcon272 Titania Prime Chassis Component 2
Valkyr PrimeIcon272 Valkyr Prime Neuroptics Component 5
Vauban PrimeIcon272 Vauban Prime Warframe 5
Vauban PrimeIcon272 Vauban Prime Chassis Component 5
Vauban PrimeIcon272 Vauban Prime Neuroptics Component 5
Vauban PrimeIcon272 Vauban Prime Systems Component 5
Wanz Module 3
War War Melee 5
WispIcon272 Wisp Systems Component 2
WolfSledge Wolf Sledge Melee 5
WukongIcon272 Wukong Warframe (5)
WukongIcon272 Wukong Chassis Component 4 (3)
Wukong Dasheng Helmet Cosmetic 2
WukongIcon272 Wukong Neuroptics Component 2 (1)
Wukong PrimeIcon272 Wukong Prime Systems Component 2
WukongIcon272 Wukong Systems Component (2)
Xiphos Fuselage Component 4
Zephyr PrimeIcon272 Zephyr Prime Chassis Component 2
Zhuge Zhuge Primary 2
HildrynPrimeIcon272 Hildryn Prime Systems Component 2
BaruukPrimeIcon272 Baruuk Prime Neuroptics Component 2
VorunaIcon272 Voruna Systems Component 5
RevenantPrimeIcon272 Revenant Prime Chassis Component 2
KhoraPrimeIcon272 Khora Prime Systems Component 2
GarudaPrimeIcon Garuda Prime Systems Component 2
YareliIcon272 Yareli Systems Component 2
Total 266 (+18)
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)


  • Associated files in the game and the Warframe Companion app refer to Nitain Extract as Alertium.
  • The description of harvesting Nitain is based from the method of recycling greenhouse compounds from germinated colonies underwater as another source of fuel, specifically Methane.

Patch History[]

Update 24.3 (2019-02-27)

  • Added to Nightwave Offerings.

Update 22.10 (2018-01-25)

  • Added as Ghoul Bounty rewards.

Update 20.0 (2017-03-24)

  • Added to Lua and Kuva Fortress Exterminate cache rewards.

Update 19.4.2 (2016-12-20)

  • Removed Nitain from Sortie Reward table and added 3-day Boosters in its place.

Update 19.0 (2016-11-11)

  • Added to Orokin Sabotage cache rewards.

Update 17.12 (2015-11-25)

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 27.3 (2020-03-24)

  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)