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 a lot of Warframe components, helmets, some weapons, the Amesha Archwing and the Aura Forma.


Blueprints Requiring Nitain ExtractEdit

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 Shikoro Helmet Cosmetic 2
Aura Forma Enhancement 10
Banshee PrimeIcon272 Banshee Prime Neuroptics Component 2
StalkerTwoSword Broken War Melee 2
EmbolistScythe Caustacyst Melee 5
Chroma PrimeIcon272 Chroma Prime Chassis Component 2
TnHeavyShotgun Corinth Primary 2
TnoRapier Destreza Melee 5
GlassKunai Fusilai Secondary 2
HildrynIcon272 Hildryn Chassis Component 2
InfestedKogake 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
IvaraIcon272 Ivara Chassis Component 4
IvaraIcon272 Ivara Systems Component 5
Ivara Loxley Helmet Cosmetic 1
Ivara Zirastra Helmet Cosmetic 3
GrnFlameSpear Javlok Primary 5
Khora Delphi Helmet Cosmetic 2
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
Nezha Circa Helmet Cosmetic 5
Nezha Jinza Helmet Cosmetic 5
Nidus Myxini Helmet Cosmetic 2
Nidus Prion Helmet Cosmetic 2
Oberon PrimeIcon272 Oberon Prime Neuroptics Component 2
CorpusTonfa Ohma Melee 4
InfProximityStars Pox Secondary 2
Sands of Inaros Quest 1
Saryn PrimeIcon272 Saryn Prime Chassis Component 3
Saryn PrimeIcon272 Saryn Prime Systems Component 3
Scimitar Fuselage Component 4
PriestSpearGun Scourge Primary 2
CrpElectroMag Staticor Secondary 3
GrnTridentWeapon Sydon Melee (5)
TitaniaIcon272 Titania Chassis Component 3
Titania Aurai Helmet Cosmetic 2
Titania Mab Helmet Cosmetic 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
StalkerTwoGreatSword War Melee 5
WispIcon272 Wisp Systems Component 2
Wolf Sledge Image 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)
Zephyr PrimeIcon272 Zephyr Prime Chassis Component 2
RepeatingCrossbow Zhuge Primary 2
Total 189 (+18)
Research LeaderBadgeGhostHolo x1   LeaderBadgeShadowHolo x3   LeaderBadgeStormHolo x10   LeaderBadgeMountainHolo x30   LeaderBadgeMoonHolo x100

Last updated: Update 25.3



  • Associated files in the game and the Warframe Nexus 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 HistoryEdit

Update 24.3

  • Added to Nightwave Offerings.

Update 22.10

  • Added as Ghoul Bounty rewards.

Update 20.0

  • Added to Lua and Kuva Fortress Exterminate cache rewards.

Update 19.4.2

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

Update 19.0

  • Added to Orokin Sabotage cache rewards.

Update 17.12

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 27.3

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