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Vega Toroid
ReputationBlackx64.png 1,000


Calda Toroid
ReputationBlackx64.png 1,000


Sola Toroid
ReputationBlackx64.png 1,000


Crisma Toroid
ReputationBlackx64.png 6,000


Lazulite Toroid
ReputationBlackx64.png 12,000

A device of undetermined function and origin. Prized by Vox Solaris and the Quills.
—In-game description for all Toroid variants

Toroids are rare resources that can be acquired from enemies or in caves as a rare item in Orb Vallis. Presumably the power sources for various Corpus Raknoids on the Vallis, these items act as either a normal pickup when dropped by enemies, or as an interactable object if found in caves. Just like Sentient Cores are traded with The Quills, all Toroids can be traded with Vox Solaris.

The components of GarudaIcon272.png Garuda, BaruukIcon272.png Baruuk, and HildrynIcon272.png Hildryn require Toroids to craft. Specific Toroids and their values, along with additional recipes that require them can be found on the Toroids' respective pages.

Standing Values[]

Common Toroids[]

  • Vega Toroid, Calda Toroid and Sola Toroid can be traded for ReputationBlackx64.png 1,000 each with Vox Solaris.

Orb Toroids[]

  • Crisma Toroid can be traded for ReputationBlackx64.png 6,000.
  • Lazulite Toroid can be traded for ReputationBlackx64.png 12,000.

Gathering Tips[]

Common Toroids[]

  • Vega Toroid: Drops from enemies around/inside the Spaceport. Has a 1% chance to drop from Mite Raknoids.
    • A large number of Mite Raknoids will spawn during the first stage of Exploiter Orb whenever she moves across the battlefield
  • Calda Toroid: Drops from enemies around/inside the Enrichment Labs. Has a 20% chance to drop from Scyto Raknoid.
    • Doing all of a Profit Taker Phase 2 bounty but not turning it in will endlessly spawn Corpus dropships. You don't even need to let the beacons hit Alert Level 4 since the drop ships will bring plenty of enemies.
  • Sola Toroid - Drops from enemies around/inside the Temple of Profit. Has a 20% chance to drop from Kyta Raknoids.
    • Go inside the target area. Try to get one of the enemies to put down a Reinforcement Beacon. Wait until the beacon hits Alert Level 4. From this point, unlimited enemies will spawn. They will increase in level very quickly, but will eventually hit a level cap that is based on the bounty tier, and stop increasing further.
  • Vega, Calda, and Sola Toroids can also be found as interactable pick-ups, similar to Ayatan Sculptures, in the many (17) caves throughout Orb Vallis.
    • 17 confirmed spots by visual observation. All of them are located in secluded part of caves, unlike Tepa Nodule which can be found all over the caves.
    • Possible number of Toroids spawned per run is zero to seven, 2-4 as average chance.
  • Farm Frames - NekrosIcon272.png Nekros' Desecrate130xDark.png Desecrate, KhoraIcon272.png Khora's Mod TT 20px.png Pilfering Strangledome, HydroidIcon272.png Hydroid's Mod TT 20px.png Pilfering Swarm, AtlasIcon272.png Atlas' Mod TT 20px.png Ore Gaze, and IvaraIcon272.png Ivara's Prowl130xDark.png Prowl can increase the chances to drop from enemies located at any of the 3 large Corpus bases.

Orb Toroids[]

Drop Chances[]


  • In concept art, Toroids are referred to as "Arachnoid Power Cells"
  • It could be speculated that toroids are Corpus-modified or synthetic sentient cores, giving raknoids sentience while still being subservient to the Corpus. This would explain the Quills interest in these devices and the Profit-Taker and Exploiter Orb's ability to speak and think.
  • In real life, toroidal transformers are pairs of donut-shaped, magnetic rings wrapped in wire used to increase or decrease voltage. In the same vein, toroids could be responsible for generating the advanced shields utilized by raknoids.


External Links[]

Patch History[]

Hotfix 30.0.8 (2021-04-27)

  • Updated all of the Toroid descriptions to include their drop sources in The Orb Vallis.

Hotfix 25.7.4 (2019-09-05)

  • Increased drop rate from 1.1% to 2%.
  • Fixed Toroids not dropping from non-Raknoid enemies at Spaceport, Research Base, and Temple of Profit in Orb Vallis.

Hotfix 24.7.2 (2019-04-17)

  • We are making some changes to Calda, Sola, and Vega Toroid Acquisition to simply act as an added chance / change of scenery for acquiring Toroids.
    • Calda Toroids have a 20% chance to drop from Scyto Raknoids.
    • Sola Toroids have a 20% chance to drop from Kyta Raknoids.
    • Vega Toroids have a 1% chance to drop from Mite Raknoids.

Update 24.5 (2019-03-14)

  • (Undocumented) Obtainable via Exploiter Orb.

Update 24.4 (2019-03-08)

  • Introduced Lazulite Toroid.

Hotfix 24.2.4 (2018-12-19)

  • Sola, Calda, and Vega Toroid drops are now affected by Resource Drop Chance Boosters.
    • Worth noting that the Resource Booster always applied - this is specifically the Resource Drop Chance Booster.

Hotfix 24.2.10 (2019-01-23)

  • Fixed inability to Chat link Crisma Toroids.

Hotfix 24.2.4 (2018-12-19)

  • Added a waypoint to the Crisma Toroid when dropped.

Update 24.2 (2018-12-18)

  • Introduced Crisma Toroid.
  • Fixed Toroids disappearing over-time if enough other pickups drop.

Hotfix 24.1.2 (2018-11-29)

  • Increased the Vega Toroid drop rate to bring inline with other Toroids.

Hotfix 24.0.7 (2018-11-15)

  • Fixed ability for Clients to pick up multiple of the same Toroid.

Hotfix 24.0.4 (2018-11-12)

  • Picking up a Calda, Vega, or Sola Toroid now displays as a ‘special’ pickup on the HUD, similar to Argon Crystals, etc.

Update 24.0 (2018-11-08)

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 24.5 (2019-03-14)