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.

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)
Amprex Primary 600 (350)
Argonak Primary 700
Ash Systems Component 500
Astilla Primary 875
Banshee Systems Component 400 (500)
Baza Primary (300)
Boar Primary 900
Calcifin Stim Gear 500
Caustacyst Melee 400 (600)
Cerata Melee 1,200 (600)
Cernos Primary 700
Chroma Chassis Component 50
Chroma Neuroptics Component 200
Chroma Prime Neuroptics Component 450
Cosmic Specter x1 Gear 1,000
Dark Dagger Melee 500
Dark Sword Melee 200
Destreza Melee 1,700
Detonite Injector Resource 250 (100)
Diriga Sentinel 350
Dread Primary 900
Dual Toxocyst Secondary 1,100
Elytron Systems Component (1,150)
Ember Prime Systems Component 700
Ember Systems Component 220
Endura Melee 1,200
Equinox Night Aspect Chassis Component 300
Equinox Night Aspect Neuroptics Component 500
Equinox Night Aspect Systems Component 500
Excalibur Systems Component 220
ExodiaContagion64x Exodia Contagion Arcane 800 (+7,200)*
ExodiaEpidemic64x Exodia Epidemic Arcane 800 (+7,200)*
Fersteel Alloy x20 Resource 400
Fieldron Resource 250
Force Specter x3 Gear 1,000
Frost Prime Systems Component 220
Frost Systems Component 500
Gammacor Secondary 650
Gazal Machete Melee 1,400 (50)
Guandao Melee (1,250)
Gunsen Melee 1,150
Harrow Neuroptics Component 2,000
Hema Primary (10,000)
Hikou Secondary 500
Hirudo Melee 1,100
Hydroid Ketos Helmet Cosmetic 500
Hydroid Prime Neuroptics Component 1,100
Ignis Primary (150)
Ignis Wraith Primary (2,000)
Inaros Anubis Helmet Cosmetic 900
Inaros Canopic Helmet Cosmetic 2,500
Inaros Chassis Component 300
Inaros Neuroptics Component 500
Infested Catalyst x5 Gear 500 (11,500)
Ivara Neuroptics Component 800
Ivara Zirastra Helmet Cosmetic 2,500
Javlok Primary (2,000)
Kavat Incubator Upgrade Segment Landing Craft (550)
Khora Systems Component 1,000
Knux Arch-Melee (5,000)
Kohmak Secondary 5,000 (500)
Kronen Melee 1,000
Kulstar Secondary 3,600
Lanka Primary (250)
Latron Primary 800
Lesion Melee 1,400
Limbo Aristeas Helmet Cosmetic 450
Limbo Magrite Helmet Cosmetic 450
Limbo Prime Systems Component 100
Limbo Systems Component 220
Loki Enigma Helmet Cosmetic 500
Loki Systems Component 220
Machete Melee 800
Mag Prime Systems Component 500
Mag Systems Component 220
Mantis Avionics Component 4,800
Mesa Chassis Component 300
Mesa Neuroptics Component 500
Mios Melee 1,200 (400)
Mirage Chassis Component 450
Mirage Harlequin Helmet Cosmetic 500
Mirage Trivelin Helmet Cosmetic 500
Mutagen Mass Resource 250 (100)
Mutalist Cernos Primary 1,400
Nekros Prime Systems Component 500
Nekros Systems Component 220
Nezha Systems Component 4,200
Nidus Chassis Component 1,400
Nidus Neuroptics Component 1,000
Ninkondi Melee 800
Nova Prime Neuroptics Component 500
Nova Slipstream Helmet Cosmetic 500
Nova Systems Component 600
Nyx Systems Component 220
Oberon Prime Systems Component 250
Octavia Chassis Component 1,500
Octavia Neuroptics Component 2,600
Odonata Prime Systems Component 500
Ogris Primary (150)
Ohma Melee 1,400
Okina Melee (165)
Opticor Primary (250)
Paris Primary 600
Phage Primary (200)
Phantasma Primary 650
Plague Akwin Zaw 1,100
Plague Bokwin Zaw 1,100
Plague Keewar Zaw 700
Plague Kripath Zaw 700
Pox Secondary (200)
Pupacyst Melee (650)
Rhino Prime Chassis Component 400
Rhino Prime Systems Component 500
Rhino Systems Component 600
Sarpa Melee 1,000
Saryn Systems Component 350
Scimitar Avionics Component 4,800
Scoliac Melee 1,200 {400)
Shaku Melee 1,100 (5,000)
Skana Melee 500
Snipetron Primary 900
Soma Primary 850
Sonicor Secondary 2,600
Spira Secondary 800
Supra Primary (250)
Tenora Primary (3,000)
Tiberon Primary 650
Titania Systems Component 800
Tonbo Melee 800 (300)
Trinity Systems Component 220
Tysis Secondary 400
Valkyr Prime Systems Component 500
Valkyr Systems Component 400
Volt Systems Component 220 (500)
Vauban Systems Component 220
Venka Melee 500 (75)
VirtuosGhost64x Virtuos Ghost Arcane 4,800 (+43,200)*
VirtuosTempo64x Virtuos Tempo Arcane 3,500 (+31,500)*
Vulkar Primary 800
Wukong Warframe (9,000)
Wukong Dasheng Helmet Cosmetic 3,700
Wukong Systems Component 4,000 (500)
Xiphos Avionics Component 4,800
Zakti Secondary 350
Zephyr Prime Neuroptics Component 350
Zephyr Systems Component 400
Zephyr Tengu Helmet Cosmetic 350
Total 129,245 (+148,440)
Research LeaderBadgeGhostHolo x1   LeaderBadgeShadowHolo x3   LeaderBadgeStormHolo x10   LeaderBadgeMountainHolo x30   LeaderBadgeMoonHolo x100
*If max rank Arcane is to be achieved for each Arcane taken into consideration.

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 cells, typically found in algae.

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