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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).


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
BrokenWar.png Broken War Melee 2
Caustacyst.png Caustacyst Melee 5
Chroma PrimeIcon272.png Chroma Prime Chassis Component 2
Corinth.png Corinth Primary 2
Destreza.png Destreza Melee 5
Frak Module 3
Fusilai.png Fusilai Secondary 2
GaraPrimeIcon.png Gara Prime Systems Component 2
HarrowPrimeIcon.png Harrow Prime Systems Component 2
HildrynIcon272.png Hildryn Chassis Component 2
Hinta Module 3
Hirudo.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
Ivara PrimeIcon272.png Ivara Prime Chassis Component 2
IvaraIcon272.png Ivara Systems Component 5
Ivara Zirastra Helmet Cosmetic 3
Javlok.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
Nepheri.png Nepheri Melee 2
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
NidusPrimeIcon272.png Nidus Prime Systems Component 2
Oberon PrimeIcon272.png Oberon Prime Neuroptics Component 2
Octavia PrimeIcon272.png Octavia Prime Systems Component 2
Ohma.png Ohma Melee 4
Pox.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
Scourge.png Scourge Primary 2
Sevagoth Lucifuge Helmet Cosmetic 2
Stance Forma Enhancement 5
Staticor.png Staticor Secondary 3
Sydon.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
Wanz Module 3
War.png War Melee 5
WispIcon272.png Wisp Systems Component 2
WolfSledge.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
Zhuge.png Zhuge Primary 2
Total 249 (+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)