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These scarce, hovering relics of the Orokin era can still be found monitoring the isolation vaults deep below the surface of Deimos.
—In-Game Description

Scintillant is a rare resource that is found in Isolation Vaults/ Bounties under the Cambion Drift. It is usually found in quantities of 1 to 2.


Scintillant can be obtained in the following ways:

  • Rare Reward from Tier 1 Bounties from Mother, and a common reward from Tier 2 Bounties.
  • Drops from hostile Necramechs found during Isolation Vault Bounties.
  • Found in Isolation Vaults as floating entities that can be picked up. Unlike Cetus Wisps, Scintillant found in this manner do not despawn until collected.
    • Scintillant entities have a chance to respawn.

Gathering Tips[]

  • Mod TT 20px.png Thief's Wit, Mod TT 20px.png Loot Detector, and Mod TT 20px.png Animal Instinct will display Scintillant on the mini map.
  • Scintillant are floating around, so having a high loot radar and watching the minimap for moving loot can be an indicator for Scintillant.
  • Scintillant produce a unique sound that can be heard from a short distance.
  • Scintillant found floating around in the Isolation Vault underground are affected by Resource Boosters andCheshireKavat.png Smeeta Kavat's Mod TT 20px.png Charm.

Blueprints Requiring Scintillant[]

Click to view the Blueprints requiring Scintillant
Blueprint Type Quantity
Arcroid Loader Kitgun 3
Bonewidow Capsule Component 4
Catabolyst.png Catabolyst Secondary 5
Macro Arcroid loader Kitgun 3
Macro Thymoid Loader Kitgun 3
Quassus.png Quassus Melee 5
Thymoid Loader Kitgun 3
Voidrig Capsule Component 2
XakuIcon272.png Xaku Systems Component 5
Total 33


Patch History[]

Update 31.5 (2022-04-27)

  • Fixed stuttering in floating Scintillant animation.

Hotfix 30.0.8 (2021-04-27)

  • Increased the size of the Scintillant to make it easier to pick up/see.

Update 29.10 (2021-03-19)

  • You can now properly waypoint floating Scintillant in Isolation Vault missions. When you waypoint a Scintillant it will mark it as such instead of creating a default waypoint on the wall through/beyond it.

Hotfix 29.5.6 (2020-12-01)

  • Fixed Scintillant sound not being replicated for Clients, resulting in Clients not seeing Scintillant and thus inability to obtain it.

Update 29.5 (2020-11-19)

  • Scintillants have a chance to respawn in Isolation Vault Bounties.
    • The new Isolation Vault Bounties bring you back through the previously completed Vaults and further into the Underground. Having Scintillant respawn grants another kick at the can even if Scintillant was already found in a Vault.

Hotfix 29.0.7 (2020-09-03)

  • Scintillant in the ‘Common’ tier of a Deimos Bounty now has correct rarity weights within that tier. Previously it was applying it’s ‘Rare’ tier drop chance within the ‘Common’ tier - it is now a ~18% drop chance.

Hotfix 29.0.4 (2020-08-27)
General note re: Scintillant! We discussed it yesterday, and realized the Scintillant description was too vague in terms of other methods to acquire it and updated its description in the last Hotfix. Overnight, we ran stats and the amount collected was too low, which is widely accepted from the community to be the case. While we all start with baseline ‘0’ for new Updates, this Resource is an outlier in how slowly it’s being accrued, which is to say current pacing not our intention. They should feel like a revised Cetus Wisp, but when we compared the two overnight, and considering more people are playing Heart of Deimos and how many Scintillant are needed, they were lower to a degree that doesn’t make sense with their hookup. Here is how we are fixing that today:

  • Isolation Bounty Necramech’s now have a chance to drop Scintillant.
  • Fixed issues with being able to pick up Scintillant within the Vault environments.
  • Increased the spawn chance and spawn radius size of Scintillant within Vault environments.
  • Removed Scintillant as one of the Weapons Entrati members ‘Parts Requisition’ Tasks.
  • Added a slight glow effect to the Scintillant to increase visibility.
  • Increased the audio loop sound effect when a Scintillant is nearby.

Hotfix 29.0.3 (2020-08-26)

  • Moved 2 Scintillant spawn points within the Isolation Vaults to be in more trafficked areas.
  • Added descriptive text to the Scintillant to expose its secondary acquisition path.

Update 29.0 (2020-08-25)

  • Introduced.