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
IconInfestedB Uranus Assur Survival (Dark Sector) 25 - 35 Grineer Galleon
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
IconGrineerB Saturn Helene Defense 21 - 26 Grineer Galleon
IconCorpusB Pluto Outer Terminus Defense 30 - 40 Corpus Outpost
IconCorpusB Pluto Palus Survival 30 - 40 Corpus Ship
IconCorpusB Phobos Gulliver Defense 10 - 15 Corpus Ship
IconCorpusB Phobos Stickney Survival 10 - 15 Corpus Ship
EntratiIcon Deimos Cambion Drift Open World 20 - 35 Cambion Drift
IconCorpusB Uranus Brutus Ascension 45 - 50 Stalker's Lair

Drop Locations[]

Mission Drop Tables

Mission Type Source Rotations
Drop Table
Chance[1] Quantity[2] Avg. per roll[3] Star Chart Nodes
Annihilation Annihilation (Conclave) B 7.37% 120 8.844
Cephalon Capture Cephalon Capture (Conclave) B 7.37% 120 8.844
Cetus Bounty Cetus Bounty Lvl 5-15 Stage 2 C 15.49% 200 30.98
Cetus Bounty Cetus Bounty Lvl 5-15 Stage 1 C 20% 200 40
Exterminate Lua Exterminate Resource Caches A 12.91% 300 38.73
Exterminate Jupiter Exterminate Resource Caches B 12.65% 300 37.95
Exterminate Kuva Fortress Exterminate Resource Caches B 12.65% 300 37.95
Fortuna Bounty Fortuna Bounty Lvl 20-40 Stage 1 B 25% 300 75
Fortuna Bounty Fortuna Bounty Lvl 5-15 Stage 2 C 15% 100 15
Fortuna Bounty Fortuna Bounty Lvl 5-15 Stage 1 C 25% 100 25
Fortuna Bounty Fortuna Bounty Lvl 20-40 Stages 2 & 3 B 15% 300 45
Lunaro Lunaro (Conclave) B 7.37% 120 8.844
Sabotage Sealab Sabotage Resource Caches B 15.49% 300 46.47
Sabotage Hive Sabotage Resource Caches B 15.49% 350 54.215
Sabotage Tier 2 Reactor Sabotage B 12.65% 300 37.95
Sabotage Tier 3 Reactor Sabotage B 12.65% 300 37.95
Sabotage Tier 4 Void Sabotage Resource Caches B 15.18% 300 45.54
Sabotage Tier 2 Void Sabotage Resource Caches B 12.65% 300 37.95
Team Annihilation Team Annihilation (Conclave) B 7.37% 120 8.844

Enemy Drop Tables

Enemy Drop Table Chance[4] Item Chance[5] Chance[6] Expected Kills[7] Quantity[8] Avg. per roll attempt[9]

Sourced from the official drop table repository. See Module:DropTables/data to edit on the wiki.

Blueprints Requiring Plastids[]

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Blueprint Type Quantity
Acceltra Acceltra Primary 925
AdramalAlloy Adramal Alloy x20 Resource 600
Adrenal Stim Gear 500
Aegron Gyro MOA 1,000
Air Support Charges x10 Gear 700
Amesha Wings Component (1,350)
Amprex Amprex Primary 600 (350)
Aquapulmo Trophy Decoration 1,100
Argonak Argonak Primary 700
AshIcon272 Ash Systems Component 500
Astilla Astilla Primary 875
BansheeIcon272 Banshee Systems Component 400 (500)
Baza Baza Primary (300)
Boar Boar Primary 900
Bubonico Bubonico Primary 1,200
Calcifin Stim Gear 500
Carcinnox Ship Turret (75)
Carcinnox Mk I Ship Turret (150)
Carcinnox Mk II Ship Turret (300)
Catabolyst Catabolyst Secondary (650)
Caustacyst Caustacyst Melee 4,000 (600)
Cerata Cerata Melee 1,200 (600)
Cernos Cernos Primary 700
ChromaIcon272 Chroma Chassis Component 50
ChromaIcon272 Chroma Neuroptics Component 200
Chroma PrimeIcon272 Chroma Prime Neuroptics Component 450
Cobra&Crane Cobra & Crane Melee 875
Cosmic Specter x1 Gear 1,000
Cyanex Cyanex Secondary (300)
DarkDagger Dark Dagger Melee 500
DarkSword Dark Sword Melee 200
Destreza Destreza Melee 1,700
DetoniteInjector Detonite Injector Resource 250 (100)
Diriga Sentinel 350
Dread Dread Primary 900
DualToxocyst 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
Evensong Evensong Primary (1,100)
EquinoxIcon272 Equinox Night Aspect Chassis Component 300
EquinoxIcon272 Equinox Night Aspect Neuroptics Component 500
EquinoxIcon272 Equinox Night Aspect Systems Component 500
EquinoxPrimeIcon Equinox Prime Systems Component 225
ExcaliburIcon272 Excalibur Systems Component 220
FersteelAlloy Fersteel Alloy x20 Resource 400
Fieldron Fieldron Resource 250
Flagellocanth Trophy Decoration 1,100
Force Specter x3 Gear 1,000
Frost PrimeIcon272 Frost Prime Systems Component 220
FrostIcon272 Frost Systems Component 500
Galvarc Ship Ordnance (75)
Galvarc Mk I Ship Ordnance (150)
Galvarc Mk II Ship Ordnance (300)
Gammacor Gammacor Secondary 650
GazalMachete Gazal Machete Melee 1,400 (50)
Guandao Guandao Melee (1,250)
Gunsen Gunsen Melee 1,150
Harmony Harmony Melee (500)
HarrowIcon272 Harrow Neuroptics Component 2,000
Hema Hema Primary (10,000)
HespazymAlloy Hespazym Alloy x20 Resource 300
Hikou Hikou Secondary 500
HildrynIcon272 Hildryn Systems Component 1,500
Hirudo Hirudo Melee 1,100
Hydroid Ketos Helmet Cosmetic 500
Hydroid PrimeIcon272 Hydroid Prime Neuroptics Component 1,100
Ignis 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 PrimeIcon272 Ivara Prime Chassis Component 250
Ivara Zirastra Helmet Cosmetic 2,500
JadeIcon272 Jade Chassis Component 1,500
JadeIcon272 Jade Systems Component 600
Javlok Javlok Primary (2,000)
Karkina Trophy Decoration 1,200
Kavat Incubator Upgrade Segment Orbiter Segment (550)
KhoraIcon272 Khora Systems Component 1,000
Knux Knux Arch-Melee (5,000)
Kohmak Kohmak Secondary 5,000 (500)
Kronen Kronen Melee 1,000
Kulstar Kulstar Secondary 3,600
Kwath Grip Zaw 700
Lanka Lanka Primary (250)
Latron Latron Primary 800
Lesion 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
Loc-Pin Gear 100
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
Mios Mios Melee 1,200 (400)
MirageIcon272 Mirage Chassis Component 450
Mirage Harlequin Helmet Cosmetic 500
Mirage Trivelin Helmet Cosmetic 500
Mirewinder Trophy Decoration 1,000
Mortus Lungfish Trophy Decoration 1,200
MutagenMass Mutagen Mass Resource 250 (100)
MutalistCernos 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
Ninkondi 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
Ogris Ogris Primary (150)
Ohma Ohma Melee 1,400
Okina Okina Melee (165)
Opticor Opticor Primary (250)
Ostimyr Trophy Decoration 1,100
Paris Paris Primary 600
Phage Phage Primary (200)
Phantasma Phantasma Primary 650
Plague Akwin Grip Zaw 1,100
Plague Bokwin Grip Zaw 1,100
Plague Keewar Strike Zaw 700
Plague Kripath Strike Zaw 700
Pox Pox Secondary (200)
Pupacyst Pupacyst Melee (650)
Railjack Fuselage Component 250
Rhino PrimeIcon272 Rhino Prime Chassis Component 400
Rhino PrimeIcon272 Rhino Prime Systems Component 500
RhinoIcon272 Rhino Systems Component 600
Sarpa Sarpa Melee 1,000
SarynIcon272 Saryn Systems Component 350
Scimitar Avionics Component 4,800
Scoliac Scoliac Melee 1,200 (400)
Shaku Shaku Melee 1,100 (5,000)
Sharrac Trophy Decoration 1,200
Sigma Plating Mk I Ship Component (500)
Sigma Plating Mk II Ship Component (750)
Sigma Plating Mk III Ship Component (1,000)
Skana Skana Melee 500
Snipetron Snipetron Primary 900
Soma Soma Primary 850
Sonicor Sonicor Secondary 2,600
Sparkfire Loader Kitgun 1,000
Spira Spira Secondary 800
Squad Ammo Restore (Medium) x1 Gear (300)
Squad Ammo Restore (Medium) x10 Gear (300)
Stitch Loader Kitgun 1,000
Supra Supra Primary (250)
Tenora Tenora Primary (3,000)
Tiberon Tiberon Primary 650
TitaniaIcon272 Titania Systems Component 800
Tonbo Tonbo Melee 800 (300)
Tralok Trophy Decoration 1,200
TravocyteAlloy Travocyte Alloy x20 Resource 100
TrinityIcon272 Trinity Systems Component 220
Trux Gyro MOA 1,000
Tysis Tysis Secondary 400
Valkyr PrimeIcon272 Valkyr Prime Systems Component 500
ValkyrIcon272 Valkyr Systems Component 400
VaubanIcon272 Vauban Systems Component 220
Venka Venka Melee 500 (75)
Vitreospina Trophy Decoration 1,100
VoltIcon272 Volt Systems Component 220 (500)
Vulkar Vulkar Primary 800
WispIcon272 Wisp Neuroptics Component 950
WukongIcon272 Wukong Warframe (9,000)
Wukong Dasheng Helmet Cosmetic 3,700
Wukong PrimeIcon272 Wukong Prime Neuroptics Component 200
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 3500
HildrynPrimeIcon272 Hildryn Prime Chassis Component 450
KhoraPrimeIcon272 Khora Prime Chassis Component 450
GyreIcon272 Gyre Neuroptics Component 4,500
GarudaPrimeIcon Garuda Prime Chassis Component 450
HarrowPrimeIcon Harrow Prime Chassis Component 450
YareliIcon272 Yareli Neuroptics Component 150
Total 151,770 (+64,190)
Research Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

Last updated: Update 29.10 (2021-03-19)


By purchasing this item you can directly exchange Platinum64 30 for 300 Plastids.
—In-Game Description

Beginning in Update 9.0 (2013-07-13) materials could be purchased directly from the market for PlatinumLarge 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. Helene is also an excellent place to acquire Plastids due to being a Defense mission, 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.
  • Being Corpus-held locations, Phobos and Pluto are good places to farm Plastids as they also present an excellent opportunity to potentially harvest Oxium as well.
  • While you're more likely to get the resources specifically from the area, Plastids can be found as a random drop in various chests on the Cambion Drift. If you're going there to get Plastids, Mother's bounties, particularly on Isolation Vault expeditions, provide a better opportunity.
  • The quest A Man of Few Words will take you to missions that may yield Plastids during each stage of the quest. If you do not have the other farmable locations unlocked, replaying this quest will afford an opportunity to farm Plastids early-game.
  • The Ascension mission of Brutus, Uranus has plenty of opportunities to collect Plastids; there are many targets to attack, and a lot of chests to open.


  • 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.
  1. Chance to roll item within drop table
  2. Amount rewarded on successful roll
  3. (Quantity × Chance)
  4. Chance to roll drop table
  5. Chance to roll item within drop table
  6. (Drop Table Chance × Item Chance)
  7. (1 / Chance), see WARFRAME Wiki:Expected & Nearly Guaranteed Numbers for more details
  8. Amount rewarded on successful roll
  9. (Quantity × Chance), average item quantity on a roll attempt (successful or not)