Biotech sensor organ harvested from Infested entities.

—In-Game Description

Neurodes are a rare component that can be found on Earth, Eris, the Orokin Derelicts, and Lua.

Blueprints Requiring Neurodes

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Blueprint Type Quantity
Forma Enhancement 1
Orokin Reactor Enhancement 1
Bolt Release Item 1
Amphis Melee 2
Dark Dagger Melee 2
Dark Sword Melee 2
Ballistica Pistol 3
Bolto Pistol 2
Brakk Pistol 5
Bronco Pistol 2
Furis Pistol 4
Kraken Pistol 2
Twin Gremlins Pistol 5
Vasto Pistol 4
Boltor Rifle 2
Grakata Rifle 2
Karak Rifle 2
Hind Rifle 6
Vectis Rifle 4
Hek Shotgun 5
Sobek Shotgun 5
Daikyu Bow 2
Ash Scorpion Helmet Helmet 2
Ash Locust Helmet Helmet 2
Banshee Reverb Helmet Helmet 2
Banshee Chorus Helmet Helmet 2
Ember Phoenix Helmet Helmet 2
Ember Backdraft Helmet Helmet 2
Excalibur Avalon Helmet Helmet 2
Excalibur Pendragon Helmet Helmet 2
Frost Aurora Helmet Helmet 2
Frost Squall Helmet Helmet 2
Loki Essence Helmet Helmet 2
Loki Swindle Helmet Helmet 2
Mag Coil Helmet Helmet 2
Mag Gauss Helmet Helmet 2
Nova Flux Helmet Helmet 2
Nyx Menticide Helmet Helmet 2
Nyx Vespa Helmet Helmet 2
Rhino Thrak Helmet Helmet 2
Rhino Vanguard Helmet Helmet 2
Saryn Hemlock Helmet Helmet 2
Saryn Chlora Helmet Helmet 2
Trinity Aura Helmet Helmet 2
Trinity Meridian Helmet Helmet 2
Vauban Esprit Helmet Helmet 2
Vauban Gambit Helmet Helmet 2
Volt Storm Helmet Helmet 2
Volt Pulse Helmet Helmet 2
Chroma Chassis Chassis 2
Chroma Systems Systems 1
ExodiaBrave64x Exodia Brave Arcane 5 (50)
ExodiaContagion64x Exodia Contagion Arcane 5 (50)
Zephyr Prime Systems Systems 3
Total 221


By purchasing this item you can directly exchange Platinum6410 for 1 Neurodes.

—In-Game Description
Neurodes can be purchased directly from the market for Platinum6410. Alternatively, players can purchase their blueprints for Platinum64100, or doing Raid The Law of Retribution Nightmare where the permanent blueprint can be dropped as a mission reward, blueprints are permanent and reusable. (Edit: The Law of Retribution Nightmare raid is no longer available for play until an undisclosed date when Raids have been reworked and re-released).
Manufacturing Requirements

Time: 1 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 2
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum6410 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price: Platinum64100

Gathering Tips

These are based on opinions and may not be true. These should be viewed as advice unless proven undoubtedly true. Check comments for confirmation. Results may vary. Please note each of the tips below is a subjective average, and may not necessarily represent your experiences.

  • Plato (Lua) guarantees a spawn of Sentients within the first couple of minutes. This is the most effective way of farming Neurodes, but bring a party, as Sentients do prove difficult.
  • Orokin Derelict Assassinations (Lephantis) are one of the easiest ways to acquire Neurodes (1-2 average every run), although Derelict Assassination Keys can only be created once every hour. These special derelict keys also require Lephantis Nav Coordinates, which can only be acquired through other Orokin Derelict Missions.
  • Newer players might find it helpful to search missions in Earth for Neuroptic Masses, the resource container for Neurodes. The chance for enemies to drop Neurodes is very low, making it worth spending time to search for the containers instead.
  • Sentient fighters spawning on Lua have a relatively high chance of dropping Neurodes (can be accessed upon completing The Second Dream quest).
  • A widely held misconception among players is that Neurodes are easy to acquire on Orokin Derelict Defense Missions. Not only can this be difficult for some players, but it averages 1 Neurodes every 30 waves. (tested with a Nekros performing Desecrate, may need further testing to confirm).
  • Another misconception is Orokin Derelict Survival, which does yield more than the defense mission. However it is about 3-4 Neurodes for every 30 minutes, assuming that you have a Nekros performing Desecrate.
  • Eris survivals and defense (including Dark Sectors) do NOT yield many Neurodes, about 1 for every 20 minutes/waves.


  • The singular form of Neurodes is Neurodes, according to the game.
  • The descriptions of Neural Sensors and Neurodes were swapped several times, at one point completely reversing what the components clearly were. This was finally reverted in Hotfix 15.16.2 to properly fit their obvious designs.
  • In computing, Neurodes (likely a portmanteau of neuron and node) serve as the building blocks of artificial neural networks.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Neurodes

  • An easy way to farm Neurodes

    7 messages
    • Not exactly the "easiest" as taking down sentients is hard for a lot but it most definitely gives an almost guaranteed drop f...
    • i just finished a run on earth veh hek, 8 neurodes. 
  • which mission on earth gives neurodes?

    55 messages
    • wrote:explore the entire map If you explore everywhere on earth missions they will be laying around like a pile of rubos or lik...
    • Everest is the best place on Earth if you haven't got the Archwing ore aren't MR 5. 1-2 neurodes/ 10 dig sites. I got in 15 mins 2 neurodes