Ayatan Sculptures are ancient Orokin treasures powered by Endo that can be discovered across the system. There are two types available: the Sculptures themselvеs, and smaller Stars which can be inserted into the larger Sculptures to increase their value. These can be traded to Maroo at her Bazaar for varying amounts of Endo, or placed within the Orbiter as decorations.
- Sculptures can be found in plain sight on regular missions, though this has a rare chance of occurring.
- Stars of either type can occasionally be found from Storage Containers and lockers.
- Kuakas and Condrocs found in the Plains of Eidolon can also drop Stars when killed.
- Maroo offers a weekly mission where it is guaranteed that a Sculpture will appear.
- This mission can be run multiple times in a row, however, only one Sculpture can be rewarded per week.
- Sculptures and Stars can be traded between players.
- The Anasa Ayatan sculpture can only be found as a Sortie reward.
Stars are smaller treasures that can be inserted into Sculptures to greatly increase their Endo value once traded in. Once slotted, they cannot be removed. They can also be traded in by themselves for a small Endo payout. Sculptures have 3 to 4 slots to insert Stars in, and each slot only accepts a specific Star. Inserting Stars will also cause the Ayatan Sculpture to visually animate, with more Stars improving the Sculpture's range of movement.
Stars are dropped randomly from Storage Containers and lockers (including storage containers in Archwing missions). They have a noticeable glow and a unique marker on the mini-map (though Amber Stars have a slightly larger icon), and a specific sound plays when a Star is dropped. They must be picked up manually via a prompt, similarly to Syndicate Medallions. The Vacuum precept for Sentinels and the Scavenger Drone cannot pull Stars towards themselves, to prevent Stars from falling out of the map or otherwise becoming unobtainable.
A total of seven different Ayatan Sculptures exist:
In the Mods section of the Orbiter, selecting "Ayatan Sculptures" will allow the player to examine Sculptures and attach Stars. Stars can be inserted into a Sculpture by selecting the desired Sculpture, then hovering the cursor over a socket and clicking on it. The Sculpture must be in the player's inventory for it to be selected; if displayed as a decoration, the Sculpture will not appear in the Mods screen. Each Sculpture can have 3 to 4 sockets available for slotting, with each slot requiring a particular type of Ayatan Star depending on the type of Sculpture.
Endo values follow this formula:
- Endo = (B + 50C + 100A) × (1 + M × (C + A) ÷ S)
- B = base value
- C = # of Cyan Stars installed
- A = # of Amber Stars installed
- M = multiplier (0.5 for Anasa and 2.0 for others)
- S = # of sockets
Average Endo value of three-socket Sculptures is 1605.
- For a rare mod to reach rank 10 will require:
- 613.8 Cyan or 306.9 Amber Stars.
- 19.1 three socket Sculptures, 11.4 Orta, or 8.9 Anasa.
- For a Primed mod to reach rank 10 will require:
- 818.4 Cyan or 409.2 Amber Stars.
- 25.5 three socket Sculptures, 15.2 Orta, or 11.9 Anasa.
Every Monday at 00:00 UTC, players can speak with Maroo in the Maroo's Bazaar Relay on Mars to perform a mission in the Void or Orokin Derelict. The alerts section of the world state window will also indicate when this mission is available. Players are required to find a treasure room, which is a large special room filled with traps and obstacles that are activated upon players stepping on a pressure plate at the room's entrance. Once the traps have been activated, players only have a limited amount of time in which they must reach the final door at the very end of the room. Failing to reach said door before it closes completely will result in mission failure, though players can repeat the mission to try again if they fail.
If players successfully reach the last room before it closes, they will encounter a pedestal with an Ayatan Sculpture, collecting of which will complete the objective. Note that a player who has already acquired a Sculpture from their weekly mission will not receive any additional Sculptures should they join someone else's mission.
- Ayatan Sculptures can spawn inside of a Cephalon Fragment.
- Ayatan Sculptures and Stars appear on loot radar such as Loot Detector, Thief's Wit and Animal Instinct. Sculptures have the standard resource/container marker, while Stars have their own unique icon.
- Ayatan Sculptures and Stars can be scanned by either of the two available scanners and will trigger Helios scanning until their Codex entries are complete.
- When partially slotted the Sculpture will flicker between the powered and unpowered state, moving in a broken, stuttering fashion.
- Trials, with the constant searching for rare containers or "rares", can often provide players with Sculptures.
- If you run out of amber stars first and want to get the most of them, the endo value per amber star for the sculptures, according to the formula above, is as follows: orta (700), vaya (633.33), piv (616.67), valana (583.33), sah (566.67), anasa (412.5).
- Using weapons like Ignis or a melee such as the Orthos Prime equipped with Primed Reach in conjunction with Thief's Wit, Loot Detector, and Animal Instinct can vastly increase the speed at which you gather Ayatan Stars and Sculptures.
- Ayatan Sculptures spawn in the same locations as Syndicate Medallions, thus making Syndicate missions a good way of searching for them. While this by itself doesn't increase chances of them spawning, players could already be searching every room for Medallions and destroying containers, hence potentially gathering up Stars and, occasionally, a Sculpture.
- It is possible for both the Medallion and the Sculpture to spawn in the same spot.
- Using mods like Master Thief or Scavenge can increase drop rate of Ayatan stars. Although, it is not recommended to use both - their effects cannot stack.
- The Infested Salvage mission (Oestrus, Eris) oddly has the same chance to have Sculptures as full-sized maps, despite being the same size as a Defense/Interception map. It has several container-ridden side rooms that may have a Sculpture, whereas Defense/Interception missions only have the beginning loot room.
- "Ayatana" (Derived from the Sanskrit: आयतन) is a Buddhist term referring to the "Six senses" (the five basic senses, along with the mind) and the manas and the qualities perceived by them.
- Old Man Suumbaat, an Ostron who lives on Cetus, possesses an unique Ayatan sculpture, with moving rings. That same sculpture is also able to move on its own without Ayatan Stars.