Each vial is produced by the painstaking expression of billions of rare, ocean-vent dwelling microorganisms.

—In-Game Description

Nitain Extract is a special resource that can be obtained as a reward from Alerts, or, as of Update 18.5, Reactor Sabotage.


  • Alerts rewarding Nitain Extract are guaranteed to occur at least 4 times in every 24 hour period.
  • It has a small chance to drop from a cache when all three are found — Orokin or Reactor Sabotage and Lua or Kuva Fortress Exterminate.

Blueprints Requiring Nitain Extract Edit

Click to view the Blueprints requiring Nitain Extract.
Blueprint Type Quantity


Amesha Blueprint Archwing 4 (2)
Amesha Harness Component 2
Amesha Systems Component 2
Amesha Wings Component 2
Atlas Shikoro Helmet Cosmetic 2
Banshee Prime Neuroptics Component 2
Broken War Melee 2
Caustacyst Melee 5
Destreza Melee 5
Fusilai Secondary 2
Hirudo Melee 3
Hydroid Prime Systems Component 2
Inaros Anubis Helmet Cosmetic 5
Inaros Canopic Helmet Cosmetic 3
Inaros Neuroptics Component 2
Ivara Chassis Component 4
Ivara Systems Component 5
Ivara Loxley Helmet Cosmetic 1
Ivara Zirastra Helmet Cosmetic 3
Javlok Primary 5
Lenz Primary 3
Nekros Prime Neuroptics Component 5
Nezha Circa Helmet Cosmetic 5
Nidus Prion Helmet Cosmetic 2
Oberon Prime Neuroptics Component 2
Ohma Melee 4
Pox Secondary 2
Sands of Inaros Quest 1
Saryn Prime Chassis Component 3
Saryn Prime Systems Component 3
Scimitar Fuselage Component 4
Scourge Primary 2
Staticor Secondary 3
Sydon Melee (5)
Titania Chassis Component 3
Titania Aurai Helmet Cosmetic 2
Valkyr Prime Neuroptics Component 5
Vauban Prime Blueprint Warframe 5
Vauban Prime Chassis Component 5
Vauban Prime Neuroptics Component 5
Vauban Prime Systems Component 5
War Melee 5
Wukong Blueprint Warframe (5)
Wukong Chassis Component 4 (3)
Wukong Dasheng Helmet Cosmetic 2
Wukong Neuroptics Component 2 (1)
Wukong Systems Component (2)
Zhuge Primary 2
Total 145 (+18)
Research LeaderBadgeGhostHolo x1   LeaderBadgeShadowHolo x3   LeaderBadgeStormHolo x10   LeaderBadgeMountainHolo x30   LeaderBadgeMoonHolo x100
Last updated: Hotfix 22.4.1



  • Associated files in the game and the Warframe Nexus app refer to Nitain Extract as Alertium, which has become synonymous with the resource.
  • The description of harvesting Nitain is based from the method of recycling greenhouse compounds from germinated colonies underwater as another source of fuel, specifically Methane.