There are quite a few resources and components for players to acquire and collect in Warframe. Chief among the more rare resources are Argon Crystals. As one of the more rare components, and one of the very few resources that decay over time, players will want to know the most efficient way to farm for Argon Crystals quickly. In this guide, we'll break down what players need to know about Argon Crystals, as well as go over the best way to farm for Argon Crystals quickly in Warframe.
How to farm for Argon Crystals quickly in Warframe
One of the most interesting things about Argon Crystals is that unlike other components in Warframe, Argon Crystals will decay over time. Argon Crystals are most often found inside of Argon Pegmatite deposits, and they can also drop from containers and lockers as a random item. If you're planning to farm for Argon Crystals, though, there are a couple of things to take into account.
First, bringing along a Kubrow or Kavat with the Scavenge mod can greatly increase your chances of finding Argon Crystals, as the companions will help in locating lootable containers and lockers. It also helps to equip mods like Thief's Wit and Master Thief, as these mods also increase the chance of items being looted from containers and lockers.
Of course, bringing the Nekros Warframe with the Desecrate augmentation installed is also helpful, and the Pilfering Swarm augmentation can help users running Hydroid find more Argon Crystals. Unlike Nano Spores and other components, there is currently no known way to really dive deep and farm for Argon Crystals. However, some have reported that Void Defense Missions may average an Argon Crystal every 5 rounds, however, this isn't a very quick way to farm for the item.
Even if you don't plan on farming for Argon Crystals often, it is important to understand how they work. All the Argon Crystals that you acquire will have a timer on them that points to GMT 00:00. Whenever GMT 00:00 hits, the Argon Crystals in your inventory will begin to decay. As an example, if you collect 4 Argon Crystals one day, and then you wait until GMT 00:00 hits, the Argon Crystals will enter a state of decay. When GMT 00:00 hits again, half of the Argon Crystals that you have in your inventory will decay completely, leaving you with only 2 Argon Crystals. Because of this, it's important to acquire these items and then utilize them before they decay.
Now that you know how to farm for Argon Crystals, as well as how the decay system works, be sure to head back over to our other Warframes guides for even more in-depth help.
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Build a max range, max efficiency limbo, go around void missions with a smeeta kavat and fetch mod, then slap animal instincts and loot detector on. You can clear multiple rooms in a single use of cataclysm, then just run around gathering loot.