A disgusting nanite-infested tissue mass.

—In-Game Description

Plastids are an uncommon component that can be found on Saturn, Uranus, Phobos, Pluto and Eris regions. It is usually found in quantities of 10 to 30.

Blueprints Requiring Plastids

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Blueprints Type Quantity (Research)
Amesha Wings Component (1,350)
Amprex Primary 600 (350)
Ash Systems Component 500
Banshee Systems Component 400 (500)
Boar Primary 900
Caustacyst Melee 4,000 (600)
Cerata Melee 1,200 (600)
Cernos Primary 700
Chroma Chassis Component 50
Chroma Neuroptics Component 200
Cosmic Specter Support 1,000
Dark Dagger Melee 500
Dark Sword Melee 200
DetoniteInjector64 Detonite Injector Resource 250 (100)
Dread Primary 900
Elytron Systems Component (1,150)
Ember Systems Component 220
Excalibur Systems Component 220
Fieldron64 Fieldron Resource 250
Force Specter Support 1,000
Frost Prime Systems Component 220
Frost Systems Component 500
Gazal Machete Melee 1,400 (50)
Hema Primary (10,000)
Hikou Secondary 500
Ignis Primary (150)
Ignis Wraith Primary (2,000)
Javlok Primary (2,000)
Jordas Verdict Key Key 2,000
Kavat Incubator Segment Incubator Segment (550)
Khora Systems Component 1,000
Knux Melee (5,000)
Kohmak Secondary 5,000 (500)
Lanka Primary (250)
Latron Primary 800
Loki Systems Component 220
Mag Systems Component 220
Medium Team Ammo Restore Gear (300)
Medium Team Ammo Restore x 10 Gear (300)
Mios Melee 1,200 (400)
MutagenMass64 Mutagen Mass Resource 250 (100)
Nova Systems Component 600
Nyx Systems Component 220
Ogris Primary (150)
Okina Melee (165)
Opticor Primary (250)
Paris Primary 600
Phage Primary (200)
Pox Secondary (200)
Rhino Systems Component 600
Saryn Systems Component 350
Scoliac Melee 1,200 (400)
Shaku Melee 1,100 (5,000)
Snipetron Primary 900
Soma Primary 850
Supra Primary (250)
Tonbo Melee 800 (300)
Trinity Systems Component 220
Valkyr Systems Component 400
Vauban Systems Component 220
Venka Melee 500 (75)
Volt Systems Component 220 (500)
Vulkar Primary 800
Wukong Blueprint Component (9,000)
Wukong Systems Component 4,000 (500)
Total 39,980 (43,240)
Research LeaderBadgeGhostHolo x1   LeaderBadgeShadowHolo x3   LeaderBadgeStormHolo x10   LeaderBadgeMountainHolo x30   LeaderBadgeMoonHolo x100


By purchasing this item you can directly exchange Platinum6430 for 300 Plastids.

—In-Game Description

Beginning in Update 9.0 materials could be purchased directly from the market for Platinum64 Platinum.

Gathering Tips

These are based on opinions and may not be true. These should be viewed as advice unless proven undoubtedly true. Check the comment section for confirmation.

  • The Defense mission Stephano on Uranus has a lot of containers and can possibly yield around 100 Plastids per 5 waves.
  • Saturn is a good place to harvest Plastids, particularly Piscinas. It is an Infestation Survival mission and at the 20-25+ minute mark, it can yield a high amount of plastids.
  • With all nodes completed on Uranus, using a Titan Extractor on Uranus can give many Plastids and Polymer Bundle with ease. It also has a slight chance to collect 3-4 Detonite Ampule.
  • Playing Multiple Rounds of defense on Eris will usually yield a sufficient amount of Plastids if all storage containers and enemies are looted.


  • Clan weapons hold one of the main reasons to farm Plastids, as components require bundles of 250 for each component. Since no planet lists Plastids first, and the fact that they drop in very low amounts, they are often considered the hardest resource to farm for, excluding rares.
  • Some planets that drop Plastids often drop the first resource much more often, and coupled with the low amount per drop, this can lead to very long missions with little Plastids gained.


  • In real life, a plastid is a double-membrane organelle within plant cells, typically found in algae.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Plastids

  • Plastids and where to find them

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  • Farming plastids

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    • I just did a solo nekros run on piscinas (Saturn) for 20 minutes, got 735 plastids I've been using maxed fleeting expertise and streamli...
    • Telesto and Dione on Saturn usually give me around 250 plastids a run if you break chests and open lockers on the way. I got about 300+ whe...