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Orokin modification technology used to super-charge weaponry.

—In-Game Description

The Orokin Catalyst is an item used to supercharge Weapons, including those for Archwings or Sentinels, doubling their mod capacity.


They can either be bought for Platinum64‍ 20 under Equipment > Components, or assembled in the Foundry after finding its blueprint. These blueprints can be obtained in one of six ways:

  1. From Alert missionsGift Of The Lotus alerts in particular.
  2. From Invasion battle pay.
  3. As a potential Daily Tribute.
  4. As a Tactical Alert reward.
  5. As a reward for completing a Sortie.
  6. As a reward for completing the Stolen Dreams quest.

After being built, the blueprint disappears, requiring it to be obtained again to build another Orokin Catalyst.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 10
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum6420 Blueprint2 Blueprint Price: N/A

Baro Ki'Teer will also occasionally sell complete Orokin Catalysts for PrimeBucks‍700 and Credits64‍ 400,000 each.

Installing an Orokin CatalystEdit

Installing a Catalyst

How to install an Orokin Catalyst

To install an Orokin Catalyst on a weapon, go to your Arsenal, and select Upgrade. From there, click the Actions button located just below your mod list and select Upgrade.

How it worksEdit

An applied Orokin Catalyst will double the mod capacity of a weapon. This increases the total power that can be consumed by mods, but not the number of mod slots. A rank 1 weapon with a Catalyst installed will have a capacity of 2, which will increase to 60 at rank 30. Unlike Forma, Catalysts can only be applied to a weapon once.

It does not matter when the catalyst is installed; the capacity of a weapon with a Catalyst installed will always be double its rank.


  • Orokin Catalysts are often referred to by players as 'blue potatoes' (as opposed to Orokin Reactors, called  'golden potatoes'), or in some cases, simply 'potatoes.' This originated from a short animation called "War friends" on YouTube; this was later tweeted by the Warframe Twitter and referenced by the Devs.[1]
    • The Potato T-shirt available in the official Warframe merchandise store is a reference to this.
  • Weapons bought with platinum from the Market come pre-installed with a Catalyst and their own weapon slot.
  • Once applied to a weapon, it cannot be taken off to use on another one. (This also applies to Orokin Reactors). Also, if the player builds a dual-wielded weapon using a weapon that has the Catalyst applied, or upgrades a weapon that has a Catalyst, the Catalyst will not be transferred to the new weapon.
  • Orokin Catalysts/Reactors are not removed after applying a forma.

Patch HistoryEdit

Hotfix: The Silver Grove 4

Hotfix 18.13.2

  • The starting Mod Capacity for your gear (new or Forma'd) is now determined by your Mastery Rank and if an item has an Orokin Reactor or Catalyst installed.

Hotfix 18.1.1

  • Removed Orokin Catalyst and Orokin Reactor from Sortie rewards.

Update 17.0

  • This Sabotage tileset has now been given a two part objective -- removing the toxin catalyst (and adding the antitoxin) then activating the injector.

Hotfix 16.3.1

  • Orokin Catalyst Blueprint from helping Darvo between 3:30 p.m. EDT and Wednesday, April 15 at 2 p.m. EDT

Hotfix 16.0.3

  • Removed Orokin Catalyst/Reactor and Forma from Cephalon Capture reward manifest.

Update 15.13

  • Complete this Quest and you'll be rewarded with an Ether Dagger Blueprint and a Catalyst Blueprint.

Hotfix 14.0.8

  • Fixed an issue with Orokin Catalysts/Reactors not being purchasable directly through the Upgrade screen.

Update 9.6

  • Reactors and Catalysts are now listed in the Arsenal / Inventory screen
  • More Blueprint rewards added to Alerts including Orokin Reactors and Catalysts used to Super-Charge Warframes and weapons.

See alsoEdit

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