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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

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Blueprint Type Quantity (Research)
Afuris Secondary 1
Akbolto Secondary 1
Akbronco Secondary 1
Akjagara Secondary 2
Aklex Secondary 1
Akmagnus Secondary 2
Aksomati Secondary 1
Akvasto Secondary 2
Ankyros Prime Melee 10
Ash Warframe 1
Ash Locust Helmet Cosmetic 1
Ash Prime Warframe 1
Ash Scorpion Helmet Cosmetic 1
Ash Prime Systems Component 1
Atlas Warframe 1
Atlas Shikoro Helmet Cosmetic 1
Atlas Systems Component 1
Atlas Tartarus Helmet Cosmetic 1
Banshee Warframe 1 (1)
Banshee Chorus Helmet Cosmetic 1
Banshee Prime Warframe 5
Banshee Reverb Helmet Cosmetic 1
Bo Melee 1
Bo Prime Melee 10
Boar Prime Primary 10
Bolto Secondary 2
Boltor Prime Primary 10
Brakk Secondary 10
Braton Prime Primary 10
Bronco Prime Secondary 10
Burston Prime Primary 10
Carrier Prime Sentinel 6
Chroma Prime Warframe 5
Dakra Prime Melee 15
Destreza Prime Melee 10
Detron Secondary 10
Dual Kamas Melee 1
Dual Raza Melee 1
Elytron Harness Component 3
Ember Warframe 1
Ember Backdraft Helmet Cosmetic 1
Ember Phoenix Helmet Cosmetic 1
Ember Prime Warframe 1
Equinox Clisthert Helm Cosmetic 1
Equinox Day Aspect Component 1
Equinox Night Aspect Component 1
Equinox Solstice Helmet Cosmetic 1
Euphona Prime Secondary 5
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
Fragor Prime Melee 10
Frost Warframe 1
Frost Aurora Helmet Cosmetic 1
Frost Prime Warframe 1
Frost Squall Helmet Cosmetic 1
Galatine Prime Melee 15
Gara Warframe 3
Gara Virago Helmet Cosmetic 1
Glaive Prime Melee 10
Gram Prime Melee 15
Greater Lens Enhancement 1
Harrow Chassis Component 5
Harrow Suffragan Helmet Cosmetic 1
Helios Prime Sentinel 6
Hikou Prime Secondary 8
Hydroid Warframe 1
Hydroid Prime Warframe 5
Hydroid Triton Helmet Cosmetic 1
Inaros Warframe 1
Inaros Anubis Helmet Cosmetic 1
Ivara Warframe 1
Khora Warframe 3
Khora Delphi Helmet Cosmetic 1
Kogake Prime Melee 15
Kronen Prime Melee 15
Latron Prime Primary 10
Lex Prime Secondary 10
Limbo Warframe 3
Limbo Aristeas Helmet Cosmetic 1
Limbo Magrite Helmet Cosmetic 1
Limbo Prime Warframe 5
Loki Warframe 1
Loki Essence Helmet Cosmetic 1
Loki Prime Warframe 1
Loki Prime Systems Component 1
Loki Swindle Helmet Cosmetic 1
Mag Warframe 1
Mag Coil Helmet Cosmetic 1
Mag Gauss Helmet Cosmetic 1
Mag Prime Warframe 3
Magnus Secondary 2
Mantis Landing Craft 1
Mesa Warframe 1
Mesa Longhorn Helmet Cosmetic 1
Mesa Ovis Helmet Cosmetic 1
Mirage Chassis Component 1
Mirage Harlequin Helmet Cosmetic 1
Mirage Neuroptics Component 1
Mirage Prime Warframe 5
Mirage Systems Component 1
Mirage Trivelin Helmet Cosmetic 1
Nami Skyla Prime Melee 15
Nekros Warframe 3
Nekros Prime Warframe 3
Nekros Raknis Helmet Cosmetic 1
Nekros Shroud Helmet Cosmetic 1
Nezha Warframe 1 (1)
Nezha Circa Helmet Cosmetic 1
Nezha Jinza Helmet Cosmetic 1
Nidus Prion Helmet Cosmetic 1
Nidus Systems Component 6
Nikana Prime Melee 15
Nova Warframe 1
Nova Flux Helmet Cosmetic 1
Nova Prime Warframe 1
Nova Quantum Helmet Cosmetic 1
Nyx Warframe 1
Nyx Menticide Helmet Cosmetic 1
Nyx Prime Warframe 1
Nyx Prime Systems Component 1
Nyx Vespa Helmet Cosmetic 1
Oberon Warframe 1
Oberon Markhor Helmet Cosmetic 1
Oberon Oryx Helmet Cosmetic 1
Oberon Prime Warframe 5
Oberon Systems Component 1
Octavia Warframe 1
Octavia Cadenza Helmet Cosmetic 1
Octavia Systems Component 5
Odonata Prime Archwing 1
Orokin Catalyst Enhancement 1
Orokin Reactor Enhancement 1
Orthos Prime Melee 10
Orvius Melee 10
Panthera Primary 1
Paracesis Melee 15
Plasma Sword Melee 1
Pyrana Prime Secondary 10
Reaper Prime Melee 10
Revenant Warframe 1
Revenant Vania Helmet Cosmetic 1
Rhino Warframe 1
Rhino Prime Warframe 3
Rhino Thrak Helmet Cosmetic 1
Rhino Vanguard Helmet Cosmetic 1
Rubico Prime Primary 10
Saryn Warframe 1
Saryn Chlora Helmet Cosmetic 1
Saryn Hemlock Helmet Cosmetic 1
Saryn Prime Warframe 1
Saryn Prime Systems Component 1
Scimitar Landing Craft 1
Scindo Prime Melee 15
Seer Secondary 2
Sicarus Prime Secondary 10
Silva & Aegis Prime Melee 10
Simulor Primary 1
Soma Prime Primary 10
Spira Prime Secondary 8
Sybaris Prime Primary 10
Tiberon Prime Primary 10
Tigris Primary 3
Tigris Prime Primary 10
Titania Warframe 3
Titania Aurai Helmet Cosmetic 1
Trinity Warframe 1
Trinity Aura Helmet Cosmetic 1
Trinity Meridian Helmet Cosmetic 1
Trinity Prime Warframe 1
Trinity Prime Systems Component 1
Twin Vipers Secondary 1
Valkyr Warframe 1
Valkyr Bastet Helmet Cosmetic 1
Valkyr Kara Helmet Cosmetic 1
Valkyr Prime Warframe 3
Vasto Prime Secondary 10
Vauban Warframe 1
Vauban Armistice Helmet Cosmetic 1
Vauban Esprit Helmet Cosmetic 1
Vauban Gambit Helmet Cosmetic 1
Vauban Prime Systems Component 1
Vectis Primary 4
Vectis Prime Primary 10
Venka Prime Melee 15
Volt Warframe 1 (1)
Volt Prime Warframe 1
Volt Prime Systems Component 1
Volt Pulse Helmet Cosmetic 1
Volt Storm Helmet Cosmetic 1
Wukong Warframe 1 (1)
Wukong Dasheng Helmet Cosmetic 1
Wyrm Prime Sentinel 6
Xiphos Landing Craft 1
Zephyr Warframe 1
Zephyr Cierzo Helmet Cosmetic 1
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 Desecrate Nekros and a slash-based melee weapon such as the 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 Twin Gremlins, Twin Rogga and the 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

Resources

Start a Discussion Discussions about Orokin Cell

  • Farming Orokin Cells

    131 messages
    • Did 16 minutes on Dark Sector, 721 kills using Atterax as a Desecrate Nekros, came out with exactly one singular Orokin Cell. Interesting d...
    • 11 Orokin Cells in 20 minutes run on Gabii with 1 Pilfdroid and 3 Nekros Hope my setup helped. :x
  • Whats the point in getting a bp for an orokin cell?

    7 messages
    • You go to orokin cell, then buy the blueprint rather than the item.
    • It's reusable. But i think its not worth it, because you will probably run out of materials to build them quickly.