How to build a Railjack in Warframe Empyrean

Everything you need to know to build your own Railjack spaceship in Warframe Empyrean.


With Warframe Empyrean now available, players are looking to dive into the update and try out the new Railjack systems. While you can start playing missions with others as soon as you start up the game, those looking to host their own missions will need to build a Railjack. In this guide, we’ll detail everything you need to know to build your own Railjack by completing the Rising Tide questline.

How to build a Railjack in Warframe Empyrean

If you’ve been playing Warframe for a while, then chances are you’ve probably already gotten started on this process. However, if you’re just returning to the game to try out the new update, or completely new to the Warframe universe, then you’re going to have a few hoops to jump through. Basically, you’re going to need to complete a series of objectives to be able to build your own Railjack.

We’ve broken down each step of the process below, as well as included any requirements that you’ll need to meet. Overall, you’re going to need somewhere around 7 million credits or so to make the full repairs that are required to build your own Railjack.

How to get the Rising Tide quest started

There are a number of steps that you'll need to complete before you can even start the Rising Tide questline that results in you building your very own Railjack. 

Build a Dry Dock

  • Requires Clan Dojo.
  • 100,000 Credits
  • 25,000 Salvage
  • 850 Circuits
  • 15 Tellurium
  • 1 Forma

    Research Railjack Cephalon Cy

    • Costs 4,000 Credits
    • 5 Mutagen Mass
    • 5 Detonite Injectors
    • 5 Fieldron Samples
    • 2 Orokin Cells

    Build Railjack Cephalon Cy

    • 25,000 Credits
    • 5 Mutagen Mass
    • 5 Detonite Injectors
    • 5 Fieldron Samples
    • 2 Orokin Cells
    Warframe Rising Tide quest

    How to complete Rising Tide quest

    Now that you've got the Dry Dock and the basics of the Railjack completed, it's time to move on to the next portion of our guide. Completing the Rising Tide questline is going to take quite a bit of work and resources, but we've outlined all the steps below.

    Find and repair Fuselage

    • 1,000,000 Credits
    • 100 Cubic Diodes
    • 3,000 Plastids
    • 15,000 Rubedo
    • 30 Neural Sensors

            Find and repair the Propulsion System

            • 1,000,000 Credits
            • 60 Carbides
            • 1,000 Cryotic
            • 30 Orokin Cells
            • 20,000 Nano Spors

            Install and repair Port Nacelle

            • 1,000,000 Credits
            • 60 Carbides
            • 5,000 Circuits
            • 27,000 Alloy Plate
            • 200 Control Modules

            Install and repair Starboard Nacelle

            • 1,000,000 Credits
            • 100 Pustrels
            • 500 Fieldron Samples
            • 50 Morphics
            • 35 Neurodes

            Repair Tail section

            • 1,000,000 Credits
            • 80 Copernics
            • 10,000 Ferrite
            • 4,500 Polymer Bundle
            • 15 Argon Crystal

            Repair Engine Cowling

            • 1,000,000 Credits
            • 40 Copernics
            • 500 Detonite Ampule
            • 10,000 Ferrite
            • 10,000 Salvage

            Once you’ve managed to repair each of the items above, you’ll find be able to dive in and walk around your Railjack inside the Dojo’s Dry Dock. You’ll also be able to head out into Empyrean and start completing various missions as the host. As we mentioned before, there is a lot of work and time involved in repairing each of the Railjack components that we’ve outlined above. Not only do you have to acquire the various materials, but you’ll also find that many of the items require time to be repaired. While you could normally bypass this wait time with Platinum, many of these items cannot be rushed and must be waited out.

            Now that you know everything that you’ll need to do to build a Railjack, you can choose whether you want to build your own, or just team up with other players who have already done all of the work. For more help, make sure you check out our guide on how to launch Railjack missions in Warframe Empyrean or return to our Warframe guide hub for more help.

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