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 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 PrimeAtlas PrimeIcon272.png Atlas Prime Chassis Component 2
Atlas Shikoro Helmet Cosmetic 2
Aura Forma Enhancement 10
Banshee PrimeBanshee PrimeIcon272.png Banshee Prime Neuroptics Component 2
Bishamo Cuirass Cosmetic 10
Broken WarStalkerTwoSword.png Broken War Melee 2
CaustacystEmbolistScythe.png Caustacyst Melee 5
Chroma PrimeChroma PrimeIcon272.png Chroma Prime Chassis Component 2
CorinthTnHeavyShotgun.png Corinth Primary 2
DestrezaTnoRapier.png Destreza Melee 5
FusilaiGlassKunai.png Fusilai Secondary 2
HildrynHildrynIcon272.png Hildryn Chassis Component 2
HirudoInfestedKogake.png Hirudo Melee 3
Hydroid PrimeHydroid PrimeIcon272.png Hydroid Prime Systems Component 2
Inaros Anubis Helmet Cosmetic 5
Inaros Canopic Helmet Cosmetic 3
InarosInarosIcon272.png Inaros Neuroptics Component 2
Inaros PrimeInarosPrimeIcon272.png Inaros Prime Chassis Component 2
IvaraIvaraIcon272.png Ivara Chassis Component 4
Ivara Loxley Helmet Cosmetic 1
IvaraIvaraIcon272.png Ivara Systems Component 5
Ivara Zirastra Helmet Cosmetic 3
JavlokGrnFlameSpear.png Javlok Primary 5
Khora Delphi Helmet Cosmetic 2
LavosLavosIcon272.png Lavos Chassis Component 5
LenzLenz.png Lenz Primary 3
Limbo PrimeLimbo PrimeIcon272.png Limbo Prime Systems Component 2
Mesa PrimeMesaPrimeIcon272.png Mesa Prime Chassis Component 2
Mirage PrimeMirage PrimeIcon272.png Mirage Prime Chassis Component 2
Nekros PrimeNekros PrimeIcon272.png Nekros Prime Neuroptics Component 5
Nezha Circa Helmet Cosmetic 5
Nezha Jinza Helmet Cosmetic 5
Nezha PrimeNezhaPrimeIcon272.png Nezha Prime Chassis Component 2
Nidus Myxini Helmet Cosmetic 2
Nidus Prion Helmet Cosmetic 2
Oberon PrimeOberon PrimeIcon272.png Oberon Prime Neuroptics Component 2
Octavia PrimeOctaviaPrime.png Octavia Prime Systems Component 2
OhmaCorpusTonfa.png Ohma Melee 4
PoxInfProximityStars.png Pox Secondary 2
Proboscis CernosProboscisCernos.png Proboscis Cernos Primary 5
Sands of Inaros Quest 1
Saryn PrimeSaryn PrimeIcon272.png Saryn Prime Chassis Component 3
Saryn PrimeSaryn PrimeIcon272.png Saryn Prime Systems Component 3
Scimitar Fuselage Component 4
ScourgePriestSpearGun.png Scourge Primary 2
Stance Forma Enhancement 5
StaticorCrpElectroMag.png Staticor Secondary 3
SydonGrnTridentWeapon.png Sydon Melee (5)
Titania Aurai Helmet Cosmetic 2
TitaniaTitaniaIcon272.png Titania Chassis Component 3
Titania Mab Helmet Cosmetic 2
Titania PrimeTitaniaPrimeMain.png Titania Prime Chassis Component 2
Valkyr PrimeValkyr PrimeIcon272.png Valkyr Prime Neuroptics Component 5
Vauban PrimeVauban PrimeIcon272.png Vauban Prime Warframe 5
Vauban PrimeVauban PrimeIcon272.png Vauban Prime Chassis Component 5
Vauban PrimeVauban PrimeIcon272.png Vauban Prime Neuroptics Component 5
Vauban PrimeVauban PrimeIcon272.png Vauban Prime Systems Component 5
WarStalkerTwoGreatSword.png War Melee 5
WispWispIcon272.png Wisp Systems Component 2
Wolf SledgeWolf Sledge Image.png Wolf Sledge Melee 5
WukongWukongIcon272.png Wukong Warframe (5)
WukongWukongIcon272.png Wukong Chassis Component 4 (3)
Wukong Dasheng Helmet Cosmetic 2
WukongWukongIcon272.png Wukong Neuroptics Component 2 (1)
Wukong PrimeWukong PrimeIcon272.png Wukong Prime Systems Component 2
WukongWukongIcon272.png Wukong Systems Component (2)
Xiphos Fuselage Component 4
Zephyr PrimeZephyr PrimeIcon272.png Zephyr Prime Chassis Component 2
ZhugeRepeatingCrossbow.png Zhuge Primary 2
Total 230 (+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 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 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)