Warframe has a lot of interwoven systems going on. The biggest thing that new players struggle with is getting powerful builds. Getting a good build for any Frame or weapon in the game involves using the mods system. And to get the mods leveled up, you need a certain resource, in addition to the mods themselves. Endo is a vital part of that system, but we’ll get to that below. First, you might want to learn where you can get more, because you’re going to need it.
Some of the best ways to get Endo takes some work, but newer players have some accessible methods as well. The farming methods you have will be pretty varied, but not impossible to learn. So keep reading to learn all about Endo farming and what you can do to get more of this vital resource.
What is Endo?
Endo in Warframe is the primary resource you use to actually upgrade mods into a new tier of effectiveness. Each tier will result in a stronger effect for the mods. Every time you upgrade a mod, you need to spend Endo to do so. The math is pretty unforgiving, as you need tens of thousands of Endo to take most mods to max rank.
What are the best approaches to Endo farming?
Though Endo can drop anywhere, the most efficient methods to get more involved focusing on a particular game mechanic. You really don’t want to waste your time with a random mission if it has a very small chance to drop Endo.
Farming missions for specific resources can be kind of hard in Warframe. For targeted farming of Endo, you want to use the Rathuum Arena on the Vodyanoi, Sedna node. This node can be modified with the Steel Path mode selection to double Mod and Endo drop chances. This combined multiplayer mode is one of the best ways to farm Endo in the game. The goal of Rathuum is for one team to earn 25 points before the other team. 1 point is gained per kill. Companions and Gear cannot be brought into Rathuum, though Warframe weapons, abilities, and mods will still function normally.
Naki on Sedna is another great mission to start with Endo farming. You need to be able to take down level 40 enemies to clear this zone. Bring along a good farming team that has the likes of a Nekros to help with resource drops as well. But really,
Doing Arbitrations is another way of acquiring large sums of Endo, including tradeable Ayatan Sculptures. You can get thousands of Endo per hour with a good team. 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 any mission. The Vitus Essence which drops from mods here can be traded to Arbitration Honors vendors for Ayatan Sculptures, worth as much as 2,500 Endo each.
Bounties are also an option to get more Endo. Bounties have a chance to reward Endo. It’s a random chance based on the loot table, but it’s still an option. If you find yourself in the open-world zones doing some mining, run some Bounties to possibly do some Endo farming.
Once you get to Mastery Rank 2, you can get your hands on 1,000 Endo from a single mission each week. Maroo’s Bazaar is accessible by selecting Mars in the Navigation Console, and then selecting the relay node. When you get there, you have an option to take on Maroo’s Weekly Ayatan Treasure Hunt as part of your Weekly Alerts. This is a very fast mission, as you just have to run to the end, and claim the Ayatan Treasure at the end, then run back to the shuttle.
Maroo can also extract Endo from Ayatan Treasures at her Bazaar. Ayatan Stars and Ayatan Treasures are found as rare random drops in any mission, so don’t expect to be swimming in them unless you’re playing a lot.
If you find yourself with a bunch of extra mods that you do not need, you can also trade these for Endo. If you play the game long enough, you will have literally dozens of mods that don’t work for your builds and are just taking up space.