They can either be bought for 20 under Equipment > Components, or assembled in the Foundry after finding its blueprint. These blueprints can be obtained in one of six ways:
- As a reward for completing a Sortie.
- From Alert missions – Gift Of The Lotus alerts in particular.
- From Invasion battle pay (rarely).
- From some Tactical Alert rewards.
- As a potential Daily Tribute.
- One from completion of the Stolen Dreams quest.
After being built the blueprint will disappear, and more will need to be obtained before building another Orokin Catalyst.
|Time: 24 hrs|
|Market Price: 20||Blueprints Price: N/A|
Baro Ki'Teer will also occasionally sell complete Orokin Catalysts for 700 and 400,000 each.
Installing an Orokin CatalystEdit
To install an Orokin Catalyst on a weapon, go to your Arsenal, and select Upgrade to open the Mod screen.
From there, click the Actions button located in the bottom right, just below your mod list. Select the Upgrade panel.
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.
- 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).
- Even 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.