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 PrimeIcon272.png Atlas Prime Chassis Component 2
Atlas Shikoro Helmet Cosmetic 2
Aura Forma Enhancement 10
Banshee PrimeIcon272.png Banshee Prime Neuroptics Component 2
Bishamo Cuirass Cosmetic 10
StalkerTwoSword.png Broken War Melee 2
EmbolistScythe.png Caustacyst Melee 5
Chroma PrimeIcon272.png Chroma Prime Chassis Component 2
TnHeavyShotgun.png Corinth Primary 2
TnoRapier.png Destreza Melee 5
GlassKunai.png Fusilai Secondary 2
HildrynIcon272.png Hildryn Chassis Component 2
InfestedKogake.png Hirudo Melee 3
Hydroid PrimeIcon272.png Hydroid Prime Systems Component 2
Inaros Anubis Helmet Cosmetic 5
Inaros Canopic Helmet Cosmetic 3
InarosIcon272.png Inaros Neuroptics Component 2
InarosPrimeIcon272.png Inaros Prime Chassis Component 2
IvaraIcon272.png Ivara Chassis Component 4
Ivara Loxley Helmet Cosmetic 1
IvaraIcon272.png Ivara Systems Component 5
Ivara Zirastra Helmet Cosmetic 3
GrnFlameSpear.png Javlok Primary 5
Khora Delphi Helmet Cosmetic 2
LavosIcon272.png Lavos Chassis Component 5
Lenz.png Lenz Primary 3
Limbo PrimeIcon272.png Limbo Prime Systems Component 2
MesaPrimeIcon272.png Mesa Prime Chassis Component 2
Mirage PrimeIcon272.png Mirage Prime Chassis Component 2
Nekros PrimeIcon272.png Nekros Prime Neuroptics Component 5
Nezha Circa Helmet Cosmetic 5
Nezha Jinza Helmet Cosmetic 5
NezhaPrimeIcon272.png Nezha Prime Chassis Component 2
Nidus Myxini Helmet Cosmetic 2
Nidus Prion Helmet Cosmetic 2
Oberon PrimeIcon272.png Oberon Prime Neuroptics Component 2
OctaviaPrime.png Octavia Prime Systems Component 2
CorpusTonfa.png Ohma Melee 4
InfProximityStars.png Pox Secondary 2
ProboscisCernos.png Proboscis Cernos Primary 5
Sands of Inaros Quest 1
Saryn PrimeIcon272.png Saryn Prime Chassis Component 3
Saryn PrimeIcon272.png Saryn Prime Systems Component 3
Scimitar Fuselage Component 4
PriestSpearGun.png Scourge Primary 2
Stance Forma Enhancement 5
CrpElectroMag.png Staticor Secondary 3
GrnTridentWeapon.png Sydon Melee (5)
Titania Aurai Helmet Cosmetic 2
TitaniaIcon272.png Titania Chassis Component 3
Titania Mab Helmet Cosmetic 2
TitaniaPrimeIcon272.png Titania Prime Chassis Component 2
Valkyr PrimeIcon272.png Valkyr Prime Neuroptics Component 5
Vauban PrimeIcon272.png Vauban Prime Warframe 5
Vauban PrimeIcon272.png Vauban Prime Chassis Component 5
Vauban PrimeIcon272.png Vauban Prime Neuroptics Component 5
Vauban PrimeIcon272.png Vauban Prime Systems Component 5
StalkerTwoGreatSword.png War Melee 5
WispIcon272.png Wisp Systems Component 2
Wolf Sledge Image.png Wolf Sledge Melee 5
WukongIcon272.png Wukong Warframe (5)
WukongIcon272.png Wukong Chassis Component 4 (3)
Wukong Dasheng Helmet Cosmetic 2
WukongIcon272.png Wukong Neuroptics Component 2 (1)
Wukong PrimeIcon272.png Wukong Prime Systems Component 2
WukongIcon272.png Wukong Systems Component (2)
Xiphos Fuselage Component 4
Zephyr PrimeIcon272.png Zephyr Prime Chassis Component 2
RepeatingCrossbow.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)