VaultKeyBleeding VaultKeyDecaying VaultKeyExtinguished VaultKeyHobbled
Bleeding Key:
-75% Health
Decaying Key:
-75% Shield
Extinguished Key:
-75% Damage
Hobbled Key:
-50% Speed

Dragon Keys are craftable Keys that enable access to Orokin Vaults located in the Orokin Derelict. A random key is required for each vault.

Stated as being very powerful, they also have negative side effects while they are equipped.


Blueprints can be obtained through the Clan Dojo's Orokin Lab research.

Manufacturing Requirements

Time: 1 m
Rush: Platinum64 1
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Orokin Lab Research •ClanAffinity643,000

Time: 1 hr
Prereq: N/A
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You can only take along one key at a time, along with each member of your squad. Once a key is used to open the vault, Lotus will state the artifact is impairing your Warframe, and the key's debuff will remain, even if you have no more left in your possession. Be sure to remove the key from your gear when playing normal missions, as the key will apply the debuff as long as you have it equipped.

Keys are only consumed when used to open a vault, and will remain in your possession until you do so. Picking up the Orokin artifact will add another Dragon Key penalty to the player's Warframe, even if it is the same one. If another player other than the one who opened the Orokin vault takes the artifact, then they will suffer two penalties. Dragon Key penalties can be stacked on one Warframe, so for example, a player could have the effects of two Hobbled Keys which will reduce the speed of Warframe to 25% of what it normally would be.


  • A four-person squad is ideal for speed-running the Orokin Vaults. Each player can carry a different Dragon Key, ensuring at least one player will always have the appropriate key to access Orokin Vaults.
  • The easiest way to obtain Corrupted Mods is to craft Orokin Derelict Exterminate Keys as these missions generally have fewer rooms, thus making vaults easier to find. Alternatively, Orokin Derelict Capture Keys can be used to ensure a speedy mission completion, as most of your time will be spent looking for the vault as opposed to killing vast amounts of enemies.

Dealing with penaltiesEdit

  • Volt can temporarily add speed bonuses to teammates to counter Hobbled Dragon Key penalties.
  • Since Inaros and Nidus have no shields, it is best to equip them with a Decaying Dragon Key. Rhino's Iron Skin likewise avoids shield damage.
  • A Mag relying on Shield HP mods could hold a Bleeding key and minimally affect their health.
  • Holding an Extinguished Dragon Key will greatly increase Codex scanning time even with the Synthesis Scanner's Cross-matrix widget.
  • The damage penalty from the Extinguished Dragon Key does not reduce the damage done by Concealed Explosives or Thunderbolt, as they do bonus flat damage.
  • In a pinch, Rhino, Valkyr, or Mirage with Augments can increase damage dealt to enemies.

Patch HistoryEdit

Hotfix 22.0.3
  • Fixed a broken Dragon Key UI icon.

Hotfix 19.0.2

  • Fixed Orokin Labs Research shutting out all tech and not just Solar Rails (IE: you can get your Dragon Key Blueprints again).

Hotfix: The Silver Grove 2

  • Fixed the Extinguished Dragon Key causing the Scanner to work very slowly.

Update: The Silver Grove

  • Dragon Keys will now require 10 Void Traces to craft instead of Void Keys. Their blueprints have also been moved to a more appropriate place: the Orokin Lab!

Hotfix 18.0.2

  • Fixed Corrupted Dragon Keys not being craftable in the Foundry.

Update 17.1

  • Fixed the player HUD becoming unresponsive when a Dragon Key is equipped.

Hotfix 15.10.2

  • Fixed players not being able to build Corrupted Dragon Keys in Foundry.

Update 15.0

  • Fixed instance where a grey box would appear when selecting a Dragon Key to be crafted in the Foundry.

Hotfix 11.7.3

  • Fixed hosts being able to consume the same Void key that was used to initiate the lobby when building a Derelict Dragon key in the Foundry.

Hotfix 10.3.1

  • Fix for New Dragon key blueprints not explicitly stating they are reusable.
  • Fix for Clients joining Derelict Missions holding a Dragon Key not seeing Key indicator on HUD.

Update 10.3

  • Introduced.

See alsoEdit

Start a Discussion Discussions about Dragon Key

  • Most (un)used player key

    11 messages
    • Yeah, I run a Decaying too, in fact, last night, RNGesus smiled on me, as I ran a Derelict Exterminate and the vault inside was Decaying, luckily...
    • for full vault runs, i use limbo because the rift stops enemies from attacking me, plus carrying the mod is just a walk
  • Strategically: Which Key?

    18 messages
    • Two (2) Inaros can each carry a Bleeding and a Decaying Key. Inaros has very high health that even with a Bleeding Key, his health is still hig...
    • Use Decaying with Inaros for awesomeness