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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
IconGrineerB.svg Saturn Helene Defense 21 - 26 Grineer Galleon
IconCorpusB.svg Pluto Outer Terminus Defense 30 - 40 Corpus Outpost
IconCorpusB.svg Pluto Palus Survival 30 - 40 Corpus Ship
IconCorpusB.svg Phobos Gulliver Defense 10 - 15 Corpus Ship
IconCorpusB.svg Phobos Stickney Survival 10 - 15 Corpus Ship
EntratiIcon.png Deimos Cambion Drift Free Roam 20 - 35 Cambion Drift

Blueprints Requiring Plastids

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Blueprint Type Quantity
Acceltra.png Acceltra Primary 925
AdramalAlloy.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)
Amprex.png Amprex Primary 600 (350)
Aquapulmo Trophy Decoration 1,100
Argonak.png Argonak Primary 700
AshIcon272.png Ash Systems Component 500
Astilla.png Astilla Primary 875
BansheeIcon272.png Banshee Systems Component 400 (500)
Baza.png Baza Primary (300)
Boar.png Boar Primary 900
Bubonico.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)
Catabolyst.png Catabolyst Secondary (650)
Caustacyst.png Caustacyst Melee 4,000 (600)
Cerata.png Cerata Melee 1,200 (600)
Cernos.png Cernos Primary 700
ChromaIcon272.png Chroma Chassis Component 50
ChromaIcon272.png Chroma Neuroptics Component 200
Chroma PrimeIcon272.png Chroma Prime Neuroptics Component 450
Cobra&Crane.png Cobra & Crane Melee 875
Cosmic Specter x1 Gear 1,000
Cyanex.png Cyanex Secondary (300)
DarkDagger.png Dark Dagger Melee 500
DarkSword.png Dark Sword Melee 200
Destreza.png Destreza Melee 1,700
Detonite Injector.png Detonite Injector Resource 250 (100)
Diriga Sentinel 350
Dread.png Dread Primary 900
DualToxocyst.png Dual Toxocyst Secondary 1,100
Elytron Systems Component (1,150)
Ember PrimeIcon272.png Ember Prime Systems Component 700
EmberIcon272.png Ember Systems Component 220
Endura.png Endura Melee 1,200
EquinoxIcon272.png Equinox Night Aspect Chassis Component 300
EquinoxIcon272.png Equinox Night Aspect Neuroptics Component 500
EquinoxIcon272.png Equinox Night Aspect Systems Component 500
EquinoxPrimeIcon.png Equinox Prime Systems Component 225
ExcaliburIcon272.png Excalibur Systems Component 220
FersteelAlloy.png Fersteel Alloy x20 Resource 400
Fieldron.png Fieldron Resource 250
Flagellocanth Trophy Decoration 1,100
Force Specter x3 Gear 1,000
Frost PrimeIcon272.png Frost Prime Systems Component 220
FrostIcon272.png Frost Systems Component 500
Galvarc Ship Ordnance (75)
Galvarc Mk I Ship Ordnance (150)
Galvarc Mk II Ship Ordnance (300)
Gammacor.png Gammacor Secondary 650
GazalMachete.png Gazal Machete Melee 1,400 (50)
Guandao.png Guandao Melee (1,250)
Gunsen.png Gunsen Melee 1,150
HarrowIcon272.png Harrow Neuroptics Component 2,000
Hema.png Hema Primary (10,000)
HespazymAlloy.png Hespazym Alloy x20 Resource 300
Hikou.png Hikou Secondary 500
HildrynIcon272.png Hildryn Systems Component 1,500
Hirudo.png Hirudo Melee 1,100
Hydroid Ketos Helmet Cosmetic 500
Hydroid PrimeIcon272.png Hydroid Prime Neuroptics Component 1,100
Ignis.png Ignis Primary (150)
IgnisWraith.png Ignis Wraith Primary (2,000)
Inaros Anubis Helmet Cosmetic 900
Inaros Canopic Helmet Cosmetic 2,500
InarosIcon272.png Inaros Chassis Component 300
InarosIcon272.png Inaros Neuroptics Component 500
Infested Catalyst x5 Gear 500 (11,500)
IvaraIcon272.png Ivara Neuroptics Component 800
Ivara PrimeIcon272.png Ivara Prime Chassis Component 250
Ivara Zirastra Helmet Cosmetic 2,500
Javlok.png Javlok Primary (2,000)
Karkina Trophy Decoration 1,200
Kavat Incubator Upgrade Segment Orbiter Segment (550)
KhoraIcon272.png Khora Systems Component 1,000
Knux.png Knux Arch-Melee (5,000)
Kohmak.png Kohmak Secondary 5,000 (500)
Kronen.png Kronen Melee 1,000
Kulstar.png Kulstar Secondary 3,600
Kwath Grip Zaw 700
Lanka.png Lanka Primary (250)
Latron.png Latron Primary 800
Lesion.png Lesion Melee 1,400
Limbo Aristeas Helmet Cosmetic 450
Limbo Magrite Helmet Cosmetic 450
Limbo PrimeIcon272.png Limbo Prime Systems Component 100
LimboIcon272.png Limbo Systems Component 220
Loc-Pin Gear 100
Loki Enigma Helmet Cosmetic 500
LokiIcon272.png Loki Systems Component 220
Machete.png Machete Melee 800
Mag PrimeIcon272.png Mag Prime Systems Component 500
MagIcon272.png Mag Systems Component 220
Mantis Avionics Component 4,800
MesaIcon272.png Mesa Chassis Component 300
MesaIcon272.png Mesa Neuroptics Component 500
Mios.png Mios Melee 1,200 (400)
MirageIcon272.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
Mutagen Mass.png Mutagen Mass Resource 250 (100)
MutalistCernos.png Mutalist Cernos Primary 1,400
Nekros PrimeIcon272.png Nekros Prime Systems Component 500
NekrosIcon272.png Nekros Systems Component 220
NezhaIcon272.png Nezha Systems Component 4,200
NidusIcon272.png Nidus Chassis Component 1,400
NidusIcon272.png Nidus Neuroptics Component 1,000
Ninkondi.png Ninkondi Melee 800
Nova PrimeIcon272.png Nova Prime Neuroptics Component 500
Nova Slipstream Helmet Cosmetic 500
NovaIcon272.png Nova Systems Component 600
NyxIcon272.png Nyx Systems Component 220
Oberon PrimeIcon272.png Oberon Prime Systems Component 250
OctaviaIcon272.png Octavia Chassis Component 1,500
OctaviaIcon272.png Octavia Neuroptics Component 2,600
Odonata Prime Systems Component 500
Ogris.png Ogris Primary (150)
Ohma.png Ohma Melee 1,400
Okina.png Okina Melee (165)
Opticor.png Opticor Primary (250)
Ostimyr Trophy Decoration 1,100
Paris.png Paris Primary 600
Phage.png Phage Primary (200)
Phantasma.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
Pox.png Pox Secondary (200)
Pupacyst.png Pupacyst Melee (650)
Railjack Fuselage Component 250
Rhino PrimeIcon272.png Rhino Prime Chassis Component 400
Rhino PrimeIcon272.png Rhino Prime Systems Component 500
RhinoIcon272.png Rhino Systems Component 600
Sarpa.png Sarpa Melee 1,000
SarynIcon272.png Saryn Systems Component 350
Scimitar Avionics Component 4,800
Scoliac.png Scoliac Melee 1,200 (400)
Shaku.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)
Skana.png Skana Melee 500
Snipetron.png Snipetron Primary 900
Soma.png Soma Primary 850
Sonicor.png Sonicor Secondary 2,600
Sparkfire Loader Kitgun 1,000
Spira.png Spira Secondary 800
Squad Ammo Restore (Medium) x1 Gear (300)
Squad Ammo Restore (Medium) x10 Gear (300)
Stitch Loader Kitgun 1,000
Supra.png Supra Primary (250)
Tenora.png Tenora Primary (3,000)
Tiberon.png Tiberon Primary 650
TitaniaIcon272.png Titania Systems Component 800
Tonbo.png Tonbo Melee 800 (300)
Tralok Trophy Decoration 1,200
TravocyteAlloy.png Travocyte Alloy x20 Resource 100
TrinityIcon272.png Trinity Systems Component 220
Trux Gyro MOA 1,000
Tysis.png Tysis Secondary 400
Valkyr PrimeIcon272.png Valkyr Prime Systems Component 500
ValkyrIcon272.png Valkyr Systems Component 400
VaubanIcon272.png Vauban Systems Component 220
Venka.png Venka Melee 500 (75)
Vitreospina Trophy Decoration 1,100
VoltIcon272.png Volt Systems Component 220 (500)
Vulkar.png Vulkar Primary 800
WispIcon272.png Wisp Neuroptics Component 950
WukongIcon272.png Wukong Warframe (9,000)
Wukong Dasheng Helmet Cosmetic 3,700
Wukong PrimeIcon272.png Wukong Prime Neuroptics Component 200
WukongIcon272.png Wukong Systems Component 4,000 (500)
Xiphos Avionics Component 4,800
Zakti.png Zakti Secondary 350
Zephyr PrimeIcon272.png Zephyr Prime Neuroptics Component 350
ZephyrIcon272.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 PlatinumLarge.png.

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.


  • 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.