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Ancient energy cell from the Orokin era.

—In-Game Description

An Orokin Cell is a rare component that can be found on Saturn, Ceres and Orokin Derelict. It is usually found in quantities of 1-2. 

All bosses (including the Stalker) have a chance to drop an Orokin Cell after being defeated, though General Sargas Ruk and Lieutenant Lech Kril have a better chance to drop it, the former of which are the respective bosses of the planets.

Blueprints Requiring Orokin Cell

Click to view the Blueprints requiring Orokin Cell.
Blueprint Type Quantity (Research)
Afuris Afuris Secondary 1
Akbolto Akbolto Secondary 1
Dual Broncos Akbronco Secondary 1
TnoBladedPistols Akjagara Secondary 2
DEAklex Aklex Secondary 1
DEAkmagnus Akmagnus Secondary 2
AkimboSomaPistols Aksomati Secondary 1
Dual vastos Akvasto Secondary 2
PrimeAnkyros Ankyros Prime Melee 10
AshIcon272 Ash Warframe 1
Ash Locust Helmet Cosmetic 1
Ash PrimeIcon272 Ash Prime Warframe 1
Ash Scorpion Helmet Cosmetic 1
Ash PrimeIcon272 Ash Prime Systems Component 1
AtlasIcon272 Atlas Warframe 1
Atlas Shikoro Helmet Cosmetic 1
AtlasIcon272 Atlas Systems Component 1
Atlas Tartarus Helmet Cosmetic 1
BansheeIcon272 Banshee Warframe 1 (1)
Banshee Chorus Helmet Cosmetic 1
Banshee PrimeIcon272 Banshee Prime Warframe 5
Banshee Reverb Helmet Cosmetic 1
BoStaff Bo Melee 1
PrimeBo Bo Prime Melee 10
FixedPrimeBoar Boar Prime Primary 10
Bolto Bolto Secondary 2
DEPrimeBoltor Boltor Prime Primary 10
DEGrineerHandShotgun Brakk Secondary 10
PrimeBraton Braton Prime Primary 10
PrimeBronco Bronco Prime Secondary 10
PrimeBurston Burston Prime Primary 10
Carrier Prime Sentinel 6
Chroma PrimeIcon272 Chroma Prime Warframe 5
SwordPrime Dakra Prime Melee 15
DestrezaPrime Destreza Prime Melee 10
DECorpusHandCannon Detron Secondary 10
DEDualKamas Dual Kamas Melee 1
SomaDualKamas Dual Raza Melee 1
Elytron Harness Component 3
EmberIcon272 Ember Warframe 1
Ember Backdraft Helmet Cosmetic 1
Ember Phoenix Helmet Cosmetic 1
Ember PrimeIcon272 Ember Prime Warframe 1
Equinox Clisthert Helm Cosmetic 1
EquinoxIcon272 Equinox Day Aspect Component 1
EquinoxIcon272 Equinox Night Aspect Component 1
Equinox Solstice Helmet Cosmetic 1
EuphoraPrime Euphona Prime Secondary 5
ExcaliburIcon272 Excalibur Warframe 1
Excalibur Avalon Helmet Cosmetic 1
Excalibur Pendragon Helmet Cosmetic 1
Excalibur Mordred Helmet Cosmetic 1
Exilus Adapter Enhancement 1
Forma Enhancement 1
PrimeFragor Fragor Prime Melee 10
FrostIcon272 Frost Warframe 1
Frost Aurora Helmet Cosmetic 1
Frost PrimeIcon272 Frost Prime Warframe 1
Frost Squall Helmet Cosmetic 1
PrimeGalatine342 Galatine Prime Melee 15
GaraIcon272 Gara Warframe 3
Gara Virago Helmet Cosmetic 1
PrimeGlaive Glaive Prime Melee 10
GramPrime Gram Prime Melee 15
Greater Lens Enhancement 1
HarrowIcon272 Harrow Chassis Component 5
Harrow Suffragan Helmet Cosmetic 1
Helios Prime Sentinel 6
PrimeHikou Hikou Prime Secondary 8
HydroidIcon272 Hydroid Warframe 1
Hydroid PrimeIcon272 Hydroid Prime Warframe 5
Hydroid Triton Helmet Cosmetic 1
InarosIcon272 Inaros Warframe 1
Inaros Anubis Helmet Cosmetic 1
IvaraIcon272 Ivara Warframe 1
KhoraIcon272 Khora Warframe 3
Khora Delphi Helmet Cosmetic 1
MirageKogakePrime Kogake Prime Melee 15
KronenPrime Kronen Prime Melee 15
DELatronPrime Latron Prime Primary 10
PrimeLex Lex Prime Secondary 10
LimboIcon272 Limbo Warframe 3
Limbo Aristeas Helmet Cosmetic 1
Limbo Magrite Helmet Cosmetic 1
Limbo PrimeIcon272 Limbo Prime Warframe 5
LokiIcon272 Loki Warframe 1
Loki Essence Helmet Cosmetic 1
Loki PrimeIcon272 Loki Prime Warframe 1
Loki PrimeIcon272 Loki Prime Systems Component 1
Loki Swindle Helmet Cosmetic 1
MagIcon272 Mag Warframe 1
Mag Coil Helmet Cosmetic 1
Mag Gauss Helmet Cosmetic 1
Mag PrimeIcon272 Mag Prime Warframe 3
TennoMagnum Magnus Secondary 2
Mantis Landing Craft 1
MesaIcon272 Mesa Warframe 1
Mesa Longhorn Helmet Cosmetic 1
Mesa Ovis Helmet Cosmetic 1
MirageIcon272 Mirage Chassis Component 1
Mirage Harlequin Helmet Cosmetic 1
MirageIcon272 Mirage Neuroptics Component 1
Mirage PrimeIcon272 Mirage Prime Warframe 5
MirageIcon272 Mirage Systems Component 1
Mirage Trivelin Helmet Cosmetic 1
PrimeNamiSkyla Nami Skyla Prime Melee 15
NekrosIcon272 Nekros Warframe 3
Nekros PrimeIcon272 Nekros Prime Warframe 3
Nekros Raknis Helmet Cosmetic 1
Nekros Shroud Helmet Cosmetic 1
NezhaIcon272 Nezha Warframe 1 (1)
Nezha Circa Helmet Cosmetic 1
Nezha Jinza Helmet Cosmetic 1
Nidus Prion Helmet Cosmetic 1
NidusIcon272 Nidus Systems Component 6
PrimeNikana Nikana Prime Melee 15
NovaIcon272 Nova Warframe 1
Nova Flux Helmet Cosmetic 1
Nova PrimeIcon272 Nova Prime Warframe 1
Nova Quantum Helmet Cosmetic 1
NyxIcon272 Nyx Warframe 1
Nyx Menticide Helmet Cosmetic 1
Nyx PrimeIcon272 Nyx Prime Warframe 1
Nyx PrimeIcon272 Nyx Prime Systems Component 1
Nyx Vespa Helmet Cosmetic 1
OberonIcon272 Oberon Warframe 1
Oberon Markhor Helmet Cosmetic 1
Oberon Oryx Helmet Cosmetic 1
Oberon PrimeIcon272 Oberon Prime Warframe 5
OberonIcon272 Oberon Systems Component 1
OctaviaIcon272 Octavia Warframe 1
Octavia Cadenza Helmet Cosmetic 1
OctaviaIcon272 Octavia Systems Component 5
Odonata Prime Archwing 1
Orokin Catalyst Enhancement 1
Orokin Reactor Enhancement 1
PrimePolearm Orthos Prime Melee 10
TeshinGlaive Orvius Melee 10
TennoMiter Panthera Primary 1
BallasSword Paracesis Melee 15
Plasma Plasma Sword Melee 1
PyranaPrime Pyrana Prime Secondary 10
ReaperPrime Reaper Prime Melee 10
RevenantIcon272 Revenant Warframe 1
Revenant Vania Helmet Cosmetic 1
RhinoIcon272 Rhino Warframe 1
Rhino PrimeIcon272 Rhino Prime Warframe 3
Rhino Thrak Helmet Cosmetic 1
Rhino Vanguard Helmet Cosmetic 1
RubicoPrime Rubico Prime Primary 10
SarynIcon272 Saryn Warframe 1
Saryn Chlora Helmet Cosmetic 1
Saryn Hemlock Helmet Cosmetic 1
Saryn PrimeIcon272 Saryn Prime Warframe 1
Saryn PrimeIcon272 Saryn Prime Systems Component 1
Scimitar Landing Craft 1
PrimeScindo Scindo Prime Melee 15
CaptainVorPistol Seer Secondary 2
DESicarus Prime Sicarus Prime Secondary 10
SilvaAegisPrime Silva & Aegis Prime Melee 10
CephPrimary Simulor Primary 1
PrimeSoma Soma Prime Primary 10
PrimeLiDagger Spira Prime Secondary 8
Sybaris Prime Sybaris Prime Primary 10
TiberonPrime Tiberon Prime Primary 10
DETigris Tigris Primary 3
PrimeTigris342 Tigris Prime Primary 10
TitaniaIcon272 Titania Warframe 3
Titania Aurai Helmet Cosmetic 1
TrinityIcon272 Trinity Warframe 1
Trinity Aura Helmet Cosmetic 1
Trinity Meridian Helmet Cosmetic 1
Trinity PrimeIcon272 Trinity Prime Warframe 1
Trinity PrimeIcon272 Trinity Prime Systems Component 1
Viper, dual Twin Vipers Secondary 1
ValkyrIcon272 Valkyr Warframe 1
Valkyr Bastet Helmet Cosmetic 1
Valkyr Kara Helmet Cosmetic 1
Valkyr PrimeIcon272 Valkyr Prime Warframe 3
PrimeVasto Vasto Prime Secondary 10
VaubanIcon272 Vauban Warframe 1
Vauban Armistice Helmet Cosmetic 1
Vauban Esprit Helmet Cosmetic 1
Vauban Gambit Helmet Cosmetic 1
Vauban PrimeIcon272 Vauban Prime Systems Component 1
DEVectis Vectis Primary 4
VectisPrime Vectis Prime Primary 10
VenkaPrime Venka Prime Melee 15
VoltIcon272 Volt Warframe 1 (1)
Volt PrimeIcon272 Volt Prime Warframe 1
Volt PrimeIcon272 Volt Prime Systems Component 1
Volt Pulse Helmet Cosmetic 1
Volt Storm Helmet Cosmetic 1
WukongIcon272 Wukong Warframe 1 (1)
Wukong Dasheng Helmet Cosmetic 1
Wyrm Prime Sentinel 6
Xiphos Landing Craft 1
ZephyrIcon272 Zephyr Warframe 1
Zephyr Cierzo Helmet Cosmetic 1
Zephyr PrimeIcon272 Zephyr Prime Warframe 5
Zephyr Tengu Helmet Cosmetic 1
Total 681(+4)
Research LeaderBadgeGhostHolo x1   LeaderBadgeShadowHolo x3   LeaderBadgeStormHolo x10   LeaderBadgeMountainHolo x30   LeaderBadgeMoonHolo x100

Last updated: Hotfix 23.10.8

Market

By purchasing this item you can directly exchange Platinum6410 for 1 Orokin Cell.

—In-Game Description
Orokin Cells be purchased directly from the market for Platinum6410. Alternatively, players can purchase their blueprints for Platinum64100. An Orokin Cell blueprint used to be attainable as a mission reward from The Law of Retribution Nightmare Trial.
Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
15,000
AlloyPlate64
50,000
NanoSpores64
50,000
Salvage64
25,000

Time: 1 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 2
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum6410 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price: Platinum64100

Gathering Tips

These are based on opinions and may not be true. These should be viewed as advice unless proven undoubtedly true. Check comments for confirmation. Results may vary.

  • Killing Phorid on Assassination Invasion missions on a planet where Orokin Cells drop is a very quick way to get a lot of Orokin Cells, with one Cell dropping per run most of the time. With good gear and/or good teammates, a fast moving squad can do a single run within 2 minutes.
  • Exta, Ceres also has a fairly good chance of dropping Orokin Cells since it is a combination of bosses as well being on a planet with Orokin Cells on it.
  • On Telesto, Saturn, one can get Orokin Cells from Cell Arrays: There are usually one to two arrays found at this map, which can drop 1-3 Cells.
  • On Gabii, Ceres, you can get 4-7 Orokin Cells from opening containers or breaking Cell Arrays.
    • Otherwise, a 10 minutes run with a Desecrate130xDark Desecrate NekrosIcon272 Nekros and a slash-based melee weapon such as the GrineerWhip Atterax, will grant around 4-7 Orokin Cells.

Trivia

  • Sometimes referred to as a "Raw Potato" or "Potato Seed" by the community, referencing how Orokin Catalysts or Orokin Reactors are called 'Potatoes'.
  • Barring the Gremlin Twin Gremlins, GrnQueenGuardDualPistols Twin Rogga and the Akzani Akzani, Orokin Cells are required to craft all dual secondaries (either as it is or as a Forma). This does not include dual secondaries given away during events.
  • Orokin Cells are used in constructing most Warframes and Prime weapons.

Patch Notes

Hotfix 23.0.5
  • Orokin Cells pickups will now appear in the pop-up notification similar to Argon Crystals.

Hotfix 22.20.7

  • Replaced the Orokin Cell crafting requirement for numerous Decorations to either Morphics, Neurodes, or Control Modules.
    • The Orokin Cells will be refunded to the Clan Vault and already built Decorations that required an Orokin Cell will remain built.

Hotfix 22.0.2

  • Replaced Gara's Blueprint requirement of Kuva with Orokin Cells.

Update 20.0

  • Fixed untradable Blueprint resources appearing in the Trade window (Orokin Cells, etc).

Update 19.13

  • Replaced Orokin Cell with Gallium, and replaced Neural Sensors with Morphics as a crafting requirement in the Rhino Blueprint.

Update 18.5

  • Archwing Crafting requirements have been adjusted for players crafting the Odonata in The Archwing Quest:
    • Orokin Cell is now 3x Control Module.

Update 17.3

  • Fixed Drekar Heavy Gunners dropping Orokin Cells.

Update 16.4

  • The Raptor will now drop Neural Sensors instead of Orokin Cells.

Update 15.13

  • Added a 3x Orokin Cells to T3 Survival Rewards.

Update 13.8

  • Increased the number of Orokin Cells received as T3 Survival awards from 1 to 3 per batch.

Hotfix 11.3.3

  • Text correction for Orokin Cells.

Vanilla

  • Introduced with game release.

Last updated: Hotfix 23.10.8

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