Farming for resources is a big part of the gameplay loop in Warframe. There is so much crafting to do in this game, with all of the weapons and other gear to make, that you will be doing a lot of farming. Farming the right node on the Star Chart with a good build can really help. Follow our recommendations for where to look to speed up your farming.
There are generally three classes of loot drops when farming to worry about as well. Neural Sensors in Warframe are one of those sets of resources that fall into the rarer category. These rare drops come from only a few places, and are needed in constant supply for crafting many different Warframes and other gear. It’s a good bet you’re going to need to farm these items at some point in your time with this game.
Where to farm Neural Sensors in Warframe (2020)
The first place many new players will look for Neural Sensors in Warframe are various nodes on the Star Chart. The generic missions often have containers and enemies that can spawn varying amounts of Neural Sensors. The place most people look in the early game is on Jupiter. You’re going to need to work to get to this point, usually maxing out the build on a couple of frames and having worked well into T1 Void missions by the time you reach Jupiter. This is still the early game, but Jupiter is the best generic place to find Neural Sensors in Warframe.
Here’s the breakdown for which missions to target:
- Io on Jupiter
- Cameria on Jupiter
Cameria, the Dark Sector on Jupiter, is the place you want to target. You will know it’s the right node to farm as it has the +20% buff to resource drops listed on the mission select screen. This is a Dark Sector mission, so it’s a bit harder and is meant to be run with a team. It’s an Infested Survival, so it’s all about staying alive and killing as many enemies as possible.
Dark Sector missions need a solid group for starters, so bring a solid support/healer to keep your group alive. To help speed up farming, bring a Hydroid with Pilfering Swarm or Nekros with Desecrate, or another similar build that helps increase item drop rates and resource drops. Having a solid team that knows the mission and knows to stay put and keep farming is a huge help when farming Dark Sectors.
You will also want to tweak your build so that you have a max rank Thief’s Wit equipped while farming. This will drop a waypoint that leads directly to rare loot drops in missions. If you have a Nekros, you’re going to have a ton of junk dropping, this will help clear out the clutter.
Io on Jupiter is useful as well as it’s a Corpus defense mission. This means that some units drop another rare resource, Oxium.
You can bring Resource Boosters along to help in farming too. If you get a daily reward with a 6-hour Resource Booster, now is the perfect time to go farming for resources. Finally, if you have a Smeeta Kavat, its Charm ability will increase the number of Neural Sensors that you collect. Don’t spend any real money on Resource Boosters or Platinum to get resources like this though, they’re a huge waste of money.
Beyond that, you get into the late-game stuff and farming much tougher missions.