A disgusting nanite-infested tissue mass.

—In-Game Description

Plastids are an uncommon component that can be found on Saturn, Uranus, Phobos, Pluto and Eris regions. It is usually found in quantities of 10 to 30.

Farming Locations

These are based on opinions and may not be 100% true. These should be viewed as advice for finding the resource until better facts are proven.

Target Planet Name Type Level Tile Set
IconGrineerB Uranus Stephano Defense 24 - 29 Grineer Sealab
IconInfestedB Saturn Piscinas Survival (Dark Sector) 26 - 36 Grineer Asteroid
IconInfestedB Eris Akkad Defense (Dark Sector) 35 - 45 Infested Ship
IconGrineerB Uranus Ophelia Survival 24 - 29 Grineer Sealab

Blueprints Requiring Plastids

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Blueprints Type Quantity (Research)
Adrenal Stim Gear 500
Air Support Charges x10 Gear 700
Amesha Wings Component (1,350)
ChainLightningGunEdit Amprex Primary 600 (350)
LaserAimRifle Argonak Primary 700
AshIcon272 Ash Systems Component 500
GlassShotgun Astilla Primary 875
BansheeIcon272 Banshee Systems Component 400 (500)
Baza Baza Primary (300)
Boar Boar Primary 900
Calcifin Stim Gear 500
EmbolistScythe Caustacyst Melee 400 (600)
PunctureGlaive Cerata Melee 1,200 (600)
DECernos Cernos Primary 700
ChromaIcon272 Chroma Chassis Component 50
ChromaIcon272 Chroma Neuroptics Component 200
Chroma PrimeIcon272 Chroma Prime Neuroptics Component 450
Cosmic Specter x1 Gear 1,000
DarkDagger Dark Dagger Melee 500
DarkSword Dark Sword Melee 200
TnoRapier Destreza Melee 1,700
Detonite Injector Resource 250 (100)
Diriga Sentinel 350
Dread2 Dread Primary 900
InfVomitGun Dual Toxocyst Secondary 1,100
Elytron Systems Component (1,150)
Ember PrimeIcon272 Ember Prime Systems Component 700
EmberIcon272 Ember Systems Component 220
Endura Endura Melee 1,200
EquinoxIcon272 Equinox Night Aspect Chassis Component 300
EquinoxIcon272 Equinox Night Aspect Neuroptics Component 500
EquinoxIcon272 Equinox Night Aspect Systems Component 500
ExcaliburIcon272 Excalibur Systems Component 220
Fersteel Alloy x20 Resource 400
Fieldron Resource 250
Force Specter x3 Gear 1,000
Frost PrimeIcon272 Frost Prime Systems Component 220
FrostIcon272 Frost Systems Component 500
Gammacor Gammacor Secondary 650
DjinnMachete Gazal Machete Melee 1,400 (50)
Guandao Guandao Melee (1,250)
WarfanWeapon Gunsen Melee 1,150
HarrowIcon272 Harrow Neuroptics Component 2,000
InfestedBurstRifle Hema Primary (10,000)
Hikou Hikou Secondary 500
InfestedKogake Hirudo Melee 1,100
Hydroid Ketos Helmet Cosmetic 500
Hydroid PrimeIcon272 Hydroid Prime Neuroptics Component 1,100
GrineerFlameThrower Ignis Primary (150)
IgnisWraith Ignis Wraith Primary (2,000)
Inaros Anubis Helmet Cosmetic 900
Inaros Canopic Helmet Cosmetic 2,500
InarosIcon272 Inaros Chassis Component 300
InarosIcon272 Inaros Neuroptics Component 500
Infested Catalyst x5 Gear 500 (11,500)
IvaraIcon272 Ivara Neuroptics Component 800
Ivara Zirastra Helmet Cosmetic 2,500
GrnFlameSpear Javlok Primary (2,000)
Kavat Incubator Upgrade Segment Orbiter Segment (550)
KhoraIcon272 Khora Systems Component 1,000
GrnArchHand Knux Arch-Melee (5,000)
GrnWindUpPistol Kohmak Secondary 5,000 (500)
TennoTonfa Kronen Melee 1,000
GrnTorpedoPistol Kulstar Secondary 3,600
CorpusSniperRifle Lanka Primary (250)
Latron Latron Primary 800
InfTipedo Lesion Melee 1,400
Limbo Aristeas Helmet Cosmetic 450
Limbo Magrite Helmet Cosmetic 450
Limbo PrimeIcon272 Limbo Prime Systems Component 100
LimboIcon272 Limbo Systems Component 220
Loki Enigma Helmet Cosmetic 500
LokiIcon272 Loki Systems Component 220
Machete Machete Melee 800
Mag PrimeIcon272 Mag Prime Systems Component 500
MagIcon272 Mag Systems Component 220
Mantis Avionics Component 4,800
MesaIcon272 Mesa Chassis Component 300
MesaIcon272 Mesa Neuroptics Component 500
DEMios Mios Melee 1,200 (400)
MirageIcon272 Mirage Chassis Component 450
Mirage Harlequin Helmet Cosmetic 500
Mirage Trivelin Helmet Cosmetic 500
Mutagen Mass Resource 250 (100)
InfCernos Mutalist Cernos Primary 1,400
Nekros PrimeIcon272 Nekros Prime Systems Component 500
NekrosIcon272 Nekros Systems Component 220
NezhaIcon272 Nezha Systems Component 4,200
NidusIcon272 Nidus Chassis Component 1,400
NidusIcon272 Nidus Neuroptics Component 1,000
Nunchaku Ninkondi Melee 800
Nova PrimeIcon272 Nova Prime Neuroptics Component 500
Nova Slipstream Helmet Cosmetic 500
NovaIcon272 Nova Systems Component 600
NyxIcon272 Nyx Systems Component 220
Oberon PrimeIcon272 Oberon Prime Systems Component 250
OctaviaIcon272 Octavia Chassis Component 1,500
OctaviaIcon272 Octavia Neuroptics Component 2,600
Odonata Prime Systems Component 500
OgrisNew Ogris Primary (150)
CorpusTonfa Ohma Melee 1,400
TennoSais Okina Melee (165)
CrpBFG Opticor Primary (250)
Paris Paris Primary 600
InfestedLongGunTwo Phage Primary (200)
RevenantShotgun Phantasma Primary 650
Plague Akwin Zaw 1,100
Plague Bokwin Zaw 1,100
Plague Keewar Zaw 700
Plague Kripath Zaw 700
InfProximityStars Pox Secondary (200)
InfStaff Pupacyst Melee (650)
Rhino PrimeIcon272 Rhino Prime Chassis Component 400
Rhino PrimeIcon272 Rhino Prime Systems Component 500
RhinoIcon272 Rhino Systems Component 600
TnoGunbladeAuto Sarpa Melee 1,000
SarynIcon272 Saryn Systems Component 350
Scimitar Avionics Component 4,800
DEScoliac2 Scoliac Melee 1,200 (400)
TnoNunchaku Shaku Melee 1,100 (5,000)
DESkana Skana Melee 500
CorpusSniperRifle Snipetron Primary 900
U10DesignCouncilTennoAR Soma Primary 850
CrpAirPistolArray Sonicor Secondary 2,600
LiDagger Spira Secondary 800
CorpusMachineGun Supra Primary (250)
TnBardRifle Tenora Primary (3,000)
Tiberon Tiberon Primary 650
TitaniaIcon272 Titania Systems Component 800
FlowerPowerPolearm Tonbo Melee 800 (300)
TrinityIcon272 Trinity Systems Component 220
DETysis Tysis Secondary 400
Valkyr PrimeIcon272 Valkyr Prime Systems Component 500
ValkyrIcon272 Valkyr Systems Component 400
VoltIcon272 Volt Systems Component 220 (500)
VaubanIcon272 Vauban Systems Component 220
TennoClaws Venka Melee 500 (75)
Vulkar Vulkar Primary 800
WukongIcon272 Wukong Warframe (9,000)
Wukong Dasheng Helmet Cosmetic 3,700
WukongIcon272 Wukong Systems Component 4,000 (500)
Xiphos Avionics Component 4,800
Zakti Zakti Secondary 350
Zephyr PrimeIcon272 Zephyr Prime Neuroptics Component 350
ZephyrIcon272 Zephyr Systems Component 400
Zephyr Tengu Helmet Cosmetic 350
Total 119,345 (+59,340)
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Last updated: Hotfix 23.10.4


By purchasing this item you can directly exchange Platinum6430 for 300 Plastids.

—In-Game Description

Beginning in Update 9.0 materials could be purchased directly from the market for Platinum64 Platinum.

Gathering Tips

These are based on opinions and may not be true. These should be viewed as advice unless proven undoubtedly true. Check the comment section for confirmation.

  • The Defense mission Stephano on Uranus has a lot of containers and can possibly yield around 100 Plastids per 5 waves.
  • Saturn is a good place to harvest Plastids, particularly Piscinas. It is an Infestation Survival mission and at the 20-25+ minute mark, it can yield a high amount of Plastids.
  • In addition to Piscinas on Saturn, Helene on Saturn is also an excellent place to acquire Plastids, as well as Nano Spores.
  • With all nodes completed on Uranus, using a Titan Extractor on Uranus can give many Plastids and Polymer Bundle with ease. It also has a slight chance to collect 3-4 Detonite Ampule.
  • Playing Multiple Rounds of defense on Eris will usually yield a sufficient amount of Plastids if all storage containers and enemies are looted.


  • Clan weapons hold one of the main reasons to farm Plastids, as components require bundles of 250 for each component. Since no planet lists Plastids first, and the fact that they drop in very low amounts, they are often considered the hardest resource to farm for, excluding rares.
  • Some planets that drop Plastids often drop the first resource much more often, and coupled with the low amount per drop, this can lead to very long missions with little Plastids gained.


  • In real life, a plastid is a double-membrane organelle within plant and protist cells, typically found in algae.

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