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.svg Uranus Stephano Defense 24 - 29 Grineer Sealab
IconInfestedB.svg Saturn Piscinas Survival (Dark Sector) 26 - 36 Grineer Asteroid
IconInfestedB.svg Eris Akkad Defense (Dark Sector) 35 - 45 Infested Ship
IconGrineerB.svg Uranus Ophelia Survival 24 - 29 Grineer Sealab

Blueprints Requiring Plastids

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Blueprint Type Quantity
AcceltraAcceltra.png Acceltra Primary 925
AdramalAlloy64.png 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)
AmprexChainLightningGunEdit.png Amprex Primary 600 (350)
Aquapulmo Trophy Decoration 1,100
ArgonakLaserAimRifle.png Argonak Primary 700
AshAshIcon272.png Ash Systems Component 500
AstillaGlassShotgun.png Astilla Primary 875
BansheeBansheeIcon272.png Banshee Systems Component 400 (500)
BazaBaza.png Baza Primary (300)
BoarBoar.png Boar Primary 900
BubonicoBubonico.png Bubonico Primary 1,200
Calcifin Stim Gear 500
Carcinnox Ship Turret (75)
Carcinnox Mk I Ship Turret (150)
Carcinnox Mk II Ship Turret (300)
CatabolystCatabolyst.png Catabolyst Secondary (650)
CaustacystEmbolistScythe.png Caustacyst Melee 4,000 (600)
CerataPunctureGlaive.png Cerata Melee 1,200 (600)
CernosDECernos.png Cernos Primary 700
ChromaChromaIcon272.png Chroma Chassis Component 50
ChromaChromaIcon272.png Chroma Neuroptics Component 200
Chroma/PrimeChroma PrimeIcon272.png Chroma Prime Neuroptics Component 450
Cobra & CraneCobra & Crane.png Cobra & Crane Melee 875
Cosmic Specter x1 Gear 1,000
CyanexCyanex.png Cyanex Secondary (300)
Dark DaggerDarkDagger.png Dark Dagger Melee 500
Dark SwordDarkSword.png Dark Sword Melee 200
DestrezaTnoRapier.png Destreza Melee 1,700
DetoniteInjector64.png Detonite Injector Resource 250 (100)
Diriga Sentinel 350
DreadDread2.png Dread Primary 900
Dual ToxocystInfVomitGun.png Dual Toxocyst Secondary 1,100
Elytron Systems Component (1,150)
Ember/PrimeEmber PrimeIcon272.png Ember Prime Systems Component 700
EmberEmberIcon272.png Ember Systems Component 220
EnduraEndura.png Endura Melee 1,200
EquinoxEquinoxIcon272.png Equinox Night Aspect Chassis Component 300
EquinoxEquinoxIcon272.png Equinox Night Aspect Neuroptics Component 500
EquinoxEquinoxIcon272.png Equinox Night Aspect Systems Component 500
Equinox/PrimeEquinoxPrimeIcon.png Equinox Prime Systems Component 225
ExcaliburExcaliburIcon272.png Excalibur Systems Component 220
FersteelAlloy64.png Fersteel Alloy x20 Resource 400
Fieldron64.png Fieldron Resource 250
Flagellocanth Trophy Decoration 1,100
Force Specter x3 Gear 1,000
Frost/PrimeFrost PrimeIcon272.png Frost Prime Systems Component 220
FrostFrostIcon272.png Frost Systems Component 500
Galvarc Ship Ordnance (75)
Galvarc Mk I Ship Ordnance (150)
Galvarc Mk II Ship Ordnance (300)
GammacorGammacor.png Gammacor Secondary 650
Gazal MacheteDjinnMachete.png Gazal Machete Melee 1,400 (50)
GuandaoGuandao.png Guandao Melee (1,250)
GunsenWarfanWeapon.png Gunsen Melee 1,150
HarrowHarrowIcon272.png Harrow Neuroptics Component 2,000
HemaInfestedBurstRifle.png Hema Primary (10,000)
HespazymAlloy64.png Hespazym Alloy x20 Resource 300
HikouHikou.png Hikou Secondary 500
HildrynHildrynIcon272.png Hildryn Systems Component 1,500
HirudoInfestedKogake.png Hirudo Melee 1,100
Hydroid Ketos Helmet Cosmetic 500
Hydroid/PrimeHydroid PrimeIcon272.png Hydroid Prime Neuroptics Component 1,100
IgnisGrineerFlameThrower.png Ignis Primary (150)
Ignis WraithIgnisWraith.png Ignis Wraith Primary (2,000)
Inaros Anubis Helmet Cosmetic 900
Inaros Canopic Helmet Cosmetic 2,500
InarosInarosIcon272.png Inaros Chassis Component 300
InarosInarosIcon272.png Inaros Neuroptics Component 500
Infested Catalyst x5 Gear 500 (11,500)
IvaraIvaraIcon272.png Ivara Neuroptics Component 800
Ivara/PrimeIvara PrimeIcon272.png Ivara Prime Chassis Component 250
Ivara Zirastra Helmet Cosmetic 2,500
JavlokGrnFlameSpear.png Javlok Primary (2,000)
Karkina Trophy Decoration 1,200
Kavat Incubator Upgrade Segment Orbiter Segment (550)
KhoraKhoraIcon272.png Khora Systems Component 1,000
KnuxGrnArchHand.png Knux Arch-Melee (5,000)
KohmakGrnWindUpPistol.png Kohmak Secondary 5,000 (500)
KronenTennoTonfa.png Kronen Melee 1,000
KulstarGrnTorpedoPistol.png Kulstar Secondary 3,600
Kwath Grip Zaw 700
LankaCorpusSniperRifle.png Lanka Primary (250)
LatronLatron.png Latron Primary 800
LesionInfTipedo.png Lesion Melee 1,400
Limbo Aristeas Helmet Cosmetic 450
Limbo Magrite Helmet Cosmetic 450
Limbo/PrimeLimbo PrimeIcon272.png Limbo Prime Systems Component 100
LimboLimboIcon272.png Limbo Systems Component 220
Loc-Pin Gear 100
Loki Enigma Helmet Cosmetic 500
LokiLokiIcon272.png Loki Systems Component 220
MacheteMachete.png Machete Melee 800
Mag/PrimeMag PrimeIcon272.png Mag Prime Systems Component 500
MagMagIcon272.png Mag Systems Component 220
Mantis Avionics Component 4,800
MesaMesaIcon272.png Mesa Chassis Component 300
MesaMesaIcon272.png Mesa Neuroptics Component 500
MiosDEMios.png Mios Melee 1,200 (400)
MirageMirageIcon272.png 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
MutagenMass64.png Mutagen Mass Resource 250 (100)
Mutalist CernosInfCernos.png Mutalist Cernos Primary 1,400
Nekros/PrimeNekros PrimeIcon272.png Nekros Prime Systems Component 500
NekrosNekrosIcon272.png Nekros Systems Component 220
NezhaNezhaIcon272.png Nezha Systems Component 4,200
NidusNidusIcon272.png Nidus Chassis Component 1,400
NidusNidusIcon272.png Nidus Neuroptics Component 1,000
NinkondiNunchaku.png Ninkondi Melee 800
Nova/PrimeNova PrimeIcon272.png Nova Prime Neuroptics Component 500
Nova Slipstream Helmet Cosmetic 500
NovaNovaIcon272.png Nova Systems Component 600
NyxNyxIcon272.png Nyx Systems Component 220
Oberon/PrimeOberon PrimeIcon272.png Oberon Prime Systems Component 250
OctaviaOctaviaIcon272.png Octavia Chassis Component 1,500
OctaviaOctaviaIcon272.png Octavia Neuroptics Component 2,600
Odonata Prime Systems Component 500
OgrisOgrisNew.png Ogris Primary (150)
OhmaCorpusTonfa.png Ohma Melee 1,400
OkinaTennoSais.png Okina Melee (165)
OpticorCrpBFG.png Opticor Primary (250)
Ostimyr Trophy Decoration 1,100
ParisParis.png Paris Primary 600
PhageInfestedLongGunTwo.png Phage Primary (200)
PhantasmaRevenantShotgun.png 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
PoxInfProximityStars.png Pox Secondary (200)
PupacystInfStaff.png Pupacyst Melee (650)
Railjack Fuselage Component 250
Rhino/PrimeRhino PrimeIcon272.png Rhino Prime Chassis Component 400
Rhino/PrimeRhino PrimeIcon272.png Rhino Prime Systems Component 500
RhinoRhinoIcon272.png Rhino Systems Component 600
SarpaTnoGunbladeAuto.png Sarpa Melee 1,000
SarynSarynIcon272.png Saryn Systems Component 350
Scimitar Avionics Component 4,800
ScoliacDEScoliac2.png Scoliac Melee 1,200 (400)
ShakuTnoNunchaku.png 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)
SkanaDESkana.png Skana Melee 500
SnipetronCorpusSniperRifle.png Snipetron Primary 900
SomaU10DesignCouncilTennoAR.png Soma Primary 850
SonicorCrpAirPistolArray.png Sonicor Secondary 2,600
Sparkfire Loader Kitgun 1,000
SpiraLiDagger.png Spira Secondary 800
Squad Ammo Restore (Medium) x1 Gear (300)
Squad Ammo Restore (Medium) x10 Gear (300)
Stitch Loader Kitgun 1,000
SupraCorpusMachineGun.png Supra Primary (250)
TenoraTnBardRifle.png Tenora Primary (3,000)
TiberonTiberon.png Tiberon Primary 650
TitaniaTitaniaIcon272.png Titania Systems Component 800
TonboFlowerPowerPolearm.png Tonbo Melee 800 (300)
Tralok Trophy Decoration 1,200
TravocyteAlloy64.png Travocyte Alloy x20 Resource 100
TrinityTrinityIcon272.png Trinity Systems Component 220
Trux Gyro MOA 1,000
TysisDETysis.png Tysis Secondary 400
Valkyr/PrimeValkyr PrimeIcon272.png Valkyr Prime Systems Component 500
ValkyrValkyrIcon272.png Valkyr Systems Component 400
VaubanVaubanIcon272.png Vauban Systems Component 220
VenkaTennoClaws.png Venka Melee 500 (75)
Vitreospina Trophy Decoration 1,100
VoltVoltIcon272.png Volt Systems Component 220 (500)
VulkarVulkar.png Vulkar Primary 800
WispWispIcon272.png Wisp Neuroptics Component 950
WukongWukongIcon272.png Wukong Warframe (9,000)
Wukong Dasheng Helmet Cosmetic 3,700
Wukong/PrimeWukong PrimeIcon272.png Wukong Prime Neuroptics Component 200
WukongWukongIcon272.png Wukong Systems Component 4,000 (500)
Xiphos Avionics Component 4,800
ZaktiZakti.png Zakti Secondary 350
Zephyr/PrimeZephyr PrimeIcon272.png Zephyr Prime Neuroptics Component 350
ZephyrZephyrIcon272.png Zephyr Systems Component 400
Zephyr Tengu Helmet Cosmetic 350
Total 145,320 (+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.png 30 for 300 Plastids.

—In-Game Description

Beginning in Update 9.0 (2013-07-13) materials could be purchased directly from the market for Platinum64.png 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.