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 bought from Nightwave's offerings, or, as of Update 18.5, Reactor Sabotage.


  • A bundle of 5 Nitain can be bought from Nightwave's offerings with 15 Wolf Cred.
  • It has a small chance to drop from a cache when all three are found — Orokin or Reactor Sabotage and Lua or Kuva Fortress Exterminate.
  • Part of Cetus Bounty's reward pool during a Ghoul Purge.

Blueprints Requiring Nitain Extract Edit

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
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
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 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
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
WukongIcon272 Wukong Warframe (5)
WukongIcon272 Wukong Chassis Component 4 (3)
Wukong Dasheng Helmet Cosmetic 2
WukongIcon272 Wukong Neuroptics Component 2 (1)
WukongIcon272 Wukong Systems Component (2)
Zephyr PrimeIcon272 Zephyr Prime Chassis Component 2
RepeatingCrossbow Zhuge Primary 2
Total 162 (+18)
Research LeaderBadgeGhostHolo x1   LeaderBadgeShadowHolo x3   LeaderBadgeStormHolo x10   LeaderBadgeMountainHolo x30   LeaderBadgeMoonHolo x100

Last updated: Hotfix 23.10.8



  • 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 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: Hotfix 23.10.8