Completed Dojo Color canister.
Dojo Polychrome palette.
Pigment is a type of resource which appears as a small tetrahedron (three-sided pyramid) dropped by specific enemies. Pigments are required for researching Polychrome Colors for the interior of a Clan Dojo.
Polychrome Color has an associated enemy, and will only drop if a color is being researched. The frequency of pigment drops and the number of pigments in each drop varies per color from 1 to 10.
Polychrome Color research can be started (and pigments can be turned in) at a Clan Dojo's Tenno Research Lab, at a separate terminal by the wall on the right. Each project will have a base cost of 10,000 and 5 to 550 pigments. These costs are increased by the Clan Tier Multiplier.
Once fully funded, the research for a color takes 36 hours. Only one color may be researched at a time, regardless of the number of
Tenno Labs that are present in the Dojo. Research on one color may be paused to start research on another, but any pigment in clan member inventories that has not been donated to the research project will be deleted.
Resource Boosters Edit
Resource Boosters and Resource Drop Chance Boosters increase the amount of pigments that drop from enemies.
Since the drop rate for pigments from bosses is 100%, the drop chance is doubled to 200%, resulting in twice as much of the item being dropped.
This effectively results in a 2x quantity multiplier when only one of either booster is active, and a 4x quantity multiplier when both are active.
The drop chance boost from Dark Sectors stacks additively with the former multipliers, rounded down.
Team Farming Edit
When running missions as a team, the number of pigments will be multiplied by the number of people on the team that have the same pigment being researched in their dojos.
Also, similar to life support capsules, only one member of any clan can pick up the pigment from an enemy. This essentially means that pigments are dropped on a first come, first served basis.
Corpses can be d for a chance to drop an additional batch of pigments, and it is possible to dismember corpses to further increase the chances.
For this purpose, certain guns such as the , Braton Prime and Akjagara have a useful property of dismembering corpses in pieces when shot, similar to melee.
Grakata ’s Ivara can also be used to expedite the process of acquiring pigments.
Prowl 's Hydroid with the Tentacle Swarm augment mod can proc additional drops.
The table below contains a list of all researchable
Polychrome colors, the enemy that drops the pigment, and the base pigment cost plus drop rates.
Note that these requirements scale with the Clan Tier Multiplier:
x1 x3 x10 x30 x100
Farming guide for each individual pigment Edit
INFO: This is NOT a list of all drop locations or all farming methods, it is a list with the most effective, fastest and easiest way(s) for gathering each individual pigment. IF there is only or two ways to get this pigments it is mentioned.
Tips & Locations
01000011 Cyan ( Terra Raptor SX)
Anti-Violet ( Zanuka Hunter)
Only way to obtain pigments of this color is doing Invasions against the Corpus until you got the Zanuka Hunter Assassin Death Mark and killing the Zanuka Hunter when he tries to assasinate you OR summon the Zanuka Hunter by using its Beacon purchased from Baro Ki'Teer.
Autumn Brown ( Corrupted MOA)
Belenus, Void – Defense
Mot, Void – Survival
Boiler Red ( Phorid)
Since Phorid can only be found when an Invasion takes over the Assassination mission of a Planet but due to the 100% chance that he will drop the pigment, you can easily do 10 Invasion Assassination runs against him. A fast way to kill him is with Mesa .
Charger Blue ( Toxic Ancient)
Orokin Derelict Survival, stay for at least 5-10 minutes to spawn Toxic Ancients.
Conductor Gold ( Terra Embattor MOA)
Orb Vallis, spawns in a lot of places but Enrichment Labs is the closest.
Coolant Blue ( Terra Overtaker)
Orb Vallis, around the Enrichment Labs.
Crawler Blue ( Crawler)
Devar Grey ( Tusk Mortar Bombard)
Dust Brown ( Corrupted Lancer)
Elysium Blue ( The Sergeant)
Illiad, Phobos – Assassination, is the only Mission The Sergeant appears.
Glacial Blue ( Crewman)
E Gate, Venus – Exterminate
Hesperia Brown ( Trooper)
Jackal Yellow ( Sniper Crewman)
Elara, Jupiter – Survival
Larissa, Neptune – Mobile Defense
Proteus, Neptune – Defense
Leaf Red ( Stalker)
Leech Green ( Corrupted Crewman)
Memoriam Purple ( Terra Provisor)
Orb Vallis, around the Grow Site.
MOA Green ( Orokin Drone)
Teshub, Void – Exterminate
Morning Yellow ( Leech Osprey)
Larissa, Neptune – Mobile Defense
Mortus Pink ( Tusk Flameblade)
Mutalist Red ( Tar-Mutalist MOA)
Seimeni, Ceres – Dark Sector Defense
Nanite Blue ( Charger)
Akkad, Eris – Dark Sector Defense
Abilities with an area of effect, like with Volt and especially Discharge with Ember are very effective. Remember to pick up the pigments in the ability range.
World On Fire
Neo Pink ( Terra Trencher)
Orb Vallis, around the Enrichment Labs.
Night Blue ( Councilor Vay Hek)
Oro, Earth – Assassination
Oak Brown ( Butcher)
Olympus Blue ( Lancer)
Railgun Blue ( Railgun MOA)
[Recommended] Larissa, Neptune – Mobile Defense. The Railgun MOA will start spawning after you activated the second console.
Far more time efficient than "V Prime, Venus", around 30 pigments in 8 minutes (Nekros, without any boosters)
[Alternative] V Prime, Venus – Survival against the Corpus. Stay for at least 10 minutes, recommended extraction time around 25-35 minutes.
This MAY be much more efficient if done by a full four man squad, depending on boosters, resource boosting warframes (Nekros, Hydroid etc) and of course luck. But it takes way more time compared with "Larissa, Neptune"
River Blue ( Seeker)
Helene, Saturn – Defense against the Grineer. Seekers start spawning at Wave 10.
Sand Yellow ( Scorpion)
Shard Black ( Vomvalyst)
Plains of Eidolon, only during night time and always in pairs of two. It is recommended to farm them while fighting against an Eidolon Teralyst/ Gantulyst/ Hydrolyst because of their behavior try to defend the Eidolon, resulting more Vomvalyst.
Syrtis Orange ( Arid Eviscerator)
Augustus, Mars – Excavation
Tharsis Brown ( Ballista)
Draco, Ceres – Survival, between 10 and 20 minutes.
Tower White ( Kuva Jester)
Kuva Siphon Taveuni, Kuva Fortress – Survival
Tree Green ( Arid Lancer)
Augustus, Mars – Excavation
Wisp Grey ( Dargyn Pilot)
Plains of Eidolon, spreaded around in groups of two during Day Time. They can fly around with their Dargyn or patrolling around them on the ground. While doing bounties Dargyn pilots spawn frequently during the drone escorts.
Patch History Edit
Changed Tower White pigment to drop from Kuva Jesters instead of Condrocs and Mortus Pink pigment to drop from Tusk Flameblade instead of Kuakas.
Changed Tower White Pigment drop rate to a 100% chance to drop 1 instead of a 20% chance to drop to drop 5, for more consistent farming.
Improved the visibility of the Color Pigment Research in the Clan Log by adding further detailed information as well as color coded texted to each respective Pigment.
Vallis Pigments will now also drop from Elite and Eximus Terra Variants.
New Dojo Pigments! Colors chosen by the esteemed Design Council
Memoriam Purple (Drops from Terra Provisor)
01000011 Cyan (Drops from Terra Raptor SX)
Neo Pink (Drops from Terra Trencher)
Coolant Blue (Drops from Terra Overtaker)
Conductor Gold (Drops from Terra Embattor Moa)
Fixed an issue with D-pad functionality not working on Polychrome in the Dojo.
Fixed script error occurring when interacting with Polychrome in the Dojo.
Doubled the Tower White Pigment drop chance and reduced the Pigment quantity to 5.
Fixed Dojo Pigment ‘Contribute’ button being automatically selected when the contribute screen appears when using a controller.
Fixed not being able to fund Polychrome construction when changing to default lighting colors in the Dojo.
Fixed cases of not being able to place Polychrome in the Dojo.
Added new Pigment colors dropped by the following enemies
Shard Black: Vomvalysts
Tower White: Condrocs
Devar Grey: Tusk Bombard
Wisp Grey: Skiff Pilot
Mortus Pink: Kuakas
Polychrome has a new function: Room Lighting Controls! Construct and place a Polychrome to explore all the new lighting and fog options for each room in your Dojo!
Fixed an issue with Dojo Polychrome not working.
Fixed Pigments not appearing when attempting to search them in the Inventory menu.
Fixed Dojo color and Pigment Icons displaying incorrect color.
Fixed not being able to start new Dojo Pigment research without re-loading the screen.
Fixed script errors (game freezes) when trying to research/contribute to Dojo color pigments.
Hotfix: The Index Preview 4
Fixed a script error when going back to the Landing Craft if you collected any color pigments in the mission.
Fixed color pigments not properly dropping from the Shadow Stalker.
Fixed the pigment icon displaying on other items at the End of Mission reward screen.
Players can now control the camera when using the Dojo Pigment preview.
Fixed Carrier’s Vacuum not picking up Pigments.
Fixed the Dojo Polychrome Bot being unable to be removed after placement, or potentially being able to be placed in an area that cannot be reached.
Fixed an issue that would not properly refund Platinum to the Clan Vault if a room painted via Polychrome that was rushed is destroyed.
Fixed an issue causing pigment pick up messages to repeat over other items picked up during a mission.
Fixed menus not displaying after completing a Mission where pigments have dropped.
Fixed multiple errors caused by using ‘pause’ or ‘unpause’ functions during dojo pigment research.
Resource boosters now apply to Dojo color pigment drops. (Note: because pigments drop at 100% from their enemy types, for pigments, drop chance boosters are treated as drop amount boosters)
Fixed various localization issues related to pigment names.
Fixed Polychrome falling through the floor of the Dojo when placed at the same time as rotating the decoration in use.
Fixed an error causing incorrect pigments to drop in Missions.
Fixed erroneous pickup sounds triggered when players have obtained a pigment.
Fixed players not being able to access their inventory if they obtain pigments while in a clan, then leave the clan.
Fixed pigment drops potentially despawning rare resources.
Fixed Dojo becoming inaccessible after using the Polychrome Unit.
Fixed players being unable to start a new project if they have pigment remaining in their inventory when their last Polychrome Research finished.
Reduced color research time for Dojo Polychrome to 36 hours.
Only one color can be researched at a time in the Dojo.
Fixed elements of the Dojo’s color research UI panel not displaying correctly.
Polychrome (Dojo Painting) is here! How to get started? Read on!
Research colours in the Tenno Research Room. Each colour requires Pigments to complete. Pigments are dropped by a listed enemy only during the time that Research is selected.
Once your colour is researched and contributions complete, use the “Paint” option for a given room and contribute resources to begin the painting process!
Last updated: Update 25.4