How To Farm Neural Sensors In Warframe

Warframe is a game that has come a long way since it was first released back in 2013.

However, one of the features that has stayed for pretty much that entire period is your need to craft to get the best gear that your character needs.

How To Farm Neural Sensors In Warframe

One of the most important items that you’ll need for crafting gear is neural sensors, which can be particularly hard to find for inexperienced Warframe players.

Unless, of course, you have the right guide handy!

In this short piece, we’ll show you how you can find Neural sensors in the game, whilst also showing you some of the things that you can use this rare dropped resource for!

Where To Find Neural Sensors In Warframe

Neural Sensors are a rare component that is dropped in Warframe, making it the same type of resource as other rare items such as gallium, neurodes, and argon crystals.

Like with many other dropped resources, you can’t just find neural sensors anywhere in the world of Warframe.

You’re going to need to find the right plant and locations to find and farm this valuable resource.

Neural sensor drops can be found on the planet of Jupiter, in the planet’s dark sector.

Enemies that carry Neural sensors will usually drop around 1 to 4 of them, meaning that you can (in theory at least) get to 10 neural sensors in as few as 3 attempts.

How To Farm Neural Sensors In Warframe

Of course, how long it takes you to farm enough neural sensors for your needs is almost entirely up to the RNG and drop rate of the item itself.

This can leave players with no idea of the best strategies, looking for hours in chests and enemies before even finding one.


As we mentioned before, picking the right location will help boost the chance of neural sensors dropping.

This is why you should head for the dark sector, particularly the Cameria zone, where the drop rate for this resource can be up to 20%.

The mission on Cameria is survival-based, meaning that as long as you can survive, you can keep the mission going for as long as you can hold out. In this case, the enemy faction will be the Infected.

Now, this might sound easy on paper and certainly will be for the first 10 or so rounds if you are at a decently high level. But as the difficulty ramps up with each round, you’ll soon find just surviving to be a struggle.

Alternatively, the Alad V assassination mission also has a pretty good drop rate, with there being plenty of boxes and lockers to open, as well as an almost guaranteed drop from killing Alad V himself.

Strategies (Cameria)

The best strategy for this particular strategy is to hide by an entrance and wait for opponents to come by.

Because it is the Infected you’ll be fighting, you can expect a large cross of them to appear.

With this in mind, you should consider using warframes with good crowd control options, such as Hydroid’s Pilfering Swarm ability, or Khora’s Pilfering Stangledome ability.

Even Valkyr’s Hysteria mode can prove useful, as the invulnerability it grants can help you deal large amounts of damage while staying untouched.

So long as you keep the kills coming, the neural sensors are sure to build up in your inventory.

Of course, if things start getting overwhelming, or your oxygen levels begin to drop, don’t hesitate to cut your losses as head to the level’s exit point, especially if you have no respawns available.

Don’t let your appetite for farming resources ruin what drops you already have!

What Can Neural Sensors Be Used For?

So, for all this strategizing and hard work that goes into collecting these items, you would hope that neural sensors are worth it. And that is certainly the case.

Along with a morphic, neurode, and orokin cell, a neural sensor is necessary for crafting forma from their blueprints, a resource that is essential for upgrading pretty much every item in the game.

Not only that, but neural sensors are almost always used to craft the neuroptic parts of warframe builds, making them essential for completing pretty much any warframe that you have your eye on in the game.

As you can imagine, it may pay off in the long run to farm a few of these items!

Add to that list a number of both ranged and melee weapons that need multiple neural sensors, and you’ll see why exactly this is an item that is worth farming.

Final Thoughts

So, hopefully, we have shown you just how important these neural optics are, and why you should consider farming these, as well as a few places where you can farm them.

Now, get out there Tenno, and let the hunt begin!

Ashley Newby