How to Get Neurodes in Warframe to Make Farming More Efficient
In Warframe, there are always some resources that seem to pop up everywhere: Rubedo, Salvage, Ferrite—these resources drop plentifully and it isn’t difficult to gather them in the tens of thousands. But then there are some resources that barely seem to drop anywhere and when they do, they only seem to drop one or two at a time! Neurodes are one such rare resource and gathering them can be a real pain. Fortunately, this guide will tell you all about How to Get Neurodes in Warframe and hopefully make your farming a lot more efficient.
How do I start finding Neurodes in Warframe?
First of all, you have to know where to find Neurodes. Neurodes can be found on Earth, Eris, the Orokin Derelict, and Lua. However, unlike other more common resources, Neurodes rarely drop from most enemies, so collecting them isn’t simply a matter of mowing down as many baddies as you can. On Earth especially, your best bet may be to search out Neuroptic Masses—resource containers resembling lumpy, tentacled pods with glowing spots all over them—to break open. Doing so will yield one or two Neurodes apiece. You can make your hunt for Neuroptic Masses a lot easier by equipping a loot-finding mod such as Thief’s Wit or Loot Detector, which will cause all loot containers to appear as small icons on your map. Even normal loot containers have a chance of dropping single Neurodes, though the probability is relatively low. If treasure hunts aren’t really your thing, you can also collect Neurodes as drops from some tougher enemies—though make sure you’ve got the firepower first!
Which enemies are the most likely to drop Neurodes?
One of the enemies more likely to drop Neurodes are Sentients, which you can farm on Lua after completing The Second Dream questline. Sentients usually spawn in pairs during Lua missions, but be aware: Sentients can adapt to your damage types and have an arsenal of high-powered attacks, so make sure you go with a team or at least a formidable frame-weapon combo. Excalibur Umbra, obtainable from the Sacrifice quest, is specifically designed to take down Sentients and so may be a wise choice of Warframe for the job. It may also help to tackle them with a Nekros present, as Nekros’s “Desecrate” ability will cause slain Sentients to drop more loot, increasing the chances that they’ll drop Neurodes as well.
An even more reliable way of collecting Neurodes is to run Orokin Derelict Assassination missions, which will pit you against Lephantis, a three-headed Infested boss. Lephantis has a chance of dropping Neurodes or Orokin Cells for every head you kill and at the very end of its boss fight, meaning it has four chances of dropping Neurodes. This usually averages out to 1-2 Neurodes per run. However, this can be a costlier method of collecting Neurodes, as fighting Lephantis requires you to craft a Derelict Assassination key from five Lephantis Nav Coordinates, rare resources in themselves. Still, if you have them, this can be one of the most dependable ways to collect both Neurodes and Orokin Cells.
What can I use Neurodes for?
Neurodes are a component in many Warframes parts and weapons, but their most common use is in cosmetic helmets for your Warframes. And, since fashion frame is Warframe’s true endgame, this makes them a valuable resource indeed. The good news is, these blueprints rarely require more than five Neurodes, so you don’t need to collect them in the thousands like you do with other resources.
Are there other ways to get Neurodes in Warframe?
If you’ve got better things to do than chase down Neurodes, there are a couple of ways to get them that require comparatively little effort. The first is to deploy Resource Extractors to Earth, Lua, or Eris. Extractors come in both Titan Extractor and Distilling Extractor varieties and can be deployed to planets where all mission nodes have been unlocked. The Extractors then spend several hours accumulating resources in the background, regardless of whether or not you’re online. Titan Extractors extract for four hours, while Distilling Extractors extract for eight, with Distilling Extractors possessing a higher likelihood of collecting rare resources such as Neurodes. You can purchase the blueprints for these Extractors for 50,000 credits from the in-game Market, build them in your Foundry, and then deploy them by clicking the “Deploy Extractor” button in the bottom right corner of your chosen planet. After four or eight hours, you can collect whatever resource they’ve accumulated, which hopefully means Neurodes.
If you want to know an even more reliable method of How to Get Neurodes in Warframe, just look up “Neurodes” in Warframe’s in-game Market. You’ll see an option to buy them for 10 platinum a pop (a terrible deal if you ask us)–and beneath that, an option to buy a “blueprint” for 100 platinum. This blueprint is reusable and will allow you to craft as many Neurodes as you want, at the cost of 15,000 credits, 50,000 Alloy Plate, 50,000 Nano Spores, and 25,000 Salvage, plus an hour of build time, per Neurodes. What could be better than a guaranteed Neurodes per hour?… As long as you can shell out the 100 platinum needed to buy the blueprint, of course.
Nabbing those Neurodes
There’s no doubt about it, farming in Warframe can be a frustrating experience. But hopefully, with these tips from our How to Get Neurodes in Warframe guide, at least farming this rare resource might be a little less headache-inducing. Keep at it and you’ll gather enough Neurodes to outfit all your frames with the most fashionable headwear available—and a few new weapons, we guess.