The Sentient Anomaly, also known as Sentient Ship, is a Sentient Tile Set introduced in Update 27.0 which acts as a Point of Interest and is encountered only in Veil Proxima missions on Empyrean. The ship will occupy a node on the Veil for 30 minutes, indicated by a red flashing SentientFactionIcon b symbol, after which it will disappear. Another ship will appear after a random time interval between 2 hours and 2 hours and 45 minutes.

While active, the Sentient Anomaly will encompass a mission objective in the Railjack mission (similar to a Pulse Turbine or Shipkiller Platform). Cephalon Cy will request that the Tenno investigate the Sentient presence in the area at the beginning of the mission. Once the Tenno enter the ship, Cephalon Cy instructs the Tenno to "sterilize" it of Sentient life as a means to prevent Grineer exploitation. Once the objective has been complete, Cy requests the Tenno to return to the Railjack.

The tile set features high level Sentient enemies, and is the first area to house the Brachiolyst and Symbilyst. After killing 20 Sentient enemies in this point of interest, all players within the squad will receive an Anomaly Shard, which can be traded to Little Duck for the Tenebrous Ephemera and Sentient Ship Captura scenes.

Destroying a red crystal within the ship, which requires the BallasSword Paracesis, will start the Erra quest. Note that each player in a squad has their own instance of a red crystal to destroy.


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Patch HistoryEdit

Hotfix 27.0.12
Anomaly Shards

For every Sentient Anomaly POI that you complete you’ll earn a new Anomaly Shard; a shard ripped from a Sentient Anomaly in the Veil Proxima!

  • As mentioned in 27.0.11, we wanted to implement a more token based system to obtain the Tenebrous Ephemera that we removed from the drop table. An Anomaly Shard is 100% guaranteed at End of Mission for every Sentient Anomaly POI you complete.
Little Duck + Exotic Goods

Little Duck is no stranger to Exotic goods - an Amp assembler and Toroid master, the strong and the strange are what she makes her business on. Her interest in Anomaly shards allows you to access new Exotic Goods:

  • Tenebrous Ephemera
  • ALL Sentient Captura Scenes
    • Sentient Captura Scenes have also been removed from the drop table and will be purchasable from Little Duck exclusively.

Hotfix 27.0.11

Tenebrous Ephemera Removal and Future Acquisition

TEMPORARILY removed the Tenebrous Ephemera as a drop from Reinforced Sentient Containers aboard the Sentient Anomaly in Veil Proxima. The drop method is causing numerous issues in terms of connectivity stability and player frustration. We’re going to be changing the acquisition method that won’t involve a direct drop rate in a near future Hotfix/Update, and will instead be closer to a token system (complete X Anomaly missions to buy Ephemera from a vendor).

  • The Tenebrous Ephemera will be coming back as soon as possible in a better acquisition method

Update 27.0

  • Introduced.
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