Sands of Inaros was one of the first major Warframe quests released back in 2016, and it introduced the unique Inaros Warframe alongside a substantial amount of lore. Since Inaros remains as relevant as ever, and one of the most newbie-friendly Warframes around, getting it is a good idea.
Below we've attempted to explain and simplify the specific steps, mechanics, and unlocks you'll need to get and complete the Sands of Inaros quest, so all you need to do is sit back, read this guide, and then you'll be good to go.
How to get Sands of Inaros Quest?
Your first step in completing the Sands of Inaros quest is to actually unlock it in the first place. You can do so by purchasing the Sands of Inaros Blueprint from the Void Trader, Baro Ki'Teer, but keep in mind that he only drops by every two weeks.
While the Void Trader's Inventory is randomised, good news is that Sands of Inaros is a permanent part of his inventory. At worst, you'll need to wait until the next time he's around. Do so by consulting the unofficial Void Trader tracker. If you're reading this on the day it's published, Void Trader should be available this weekend on Larunda, Mercury.
To purchase the Blueprint, you'll need:
- 100 Ducats
- 25,000 Credits
Credits are a self-explanatory currency, but we do have a guide for those who might need a closer look at Ducat farming, too. Once you've got the Blueprint, you'll need the following resources to craft it:
- 5,000 Credits
- 5,000 Nano Spores
- 400 Oxium
- 1 Nitain Extract
The item won't craft immediately, either. You'll have to wait 6 hours for the production process to finish, and then, upon claiming the item from your Foundry, you'll get a snazzy World State Window update that will invite you to explore a special tomb on Mars.
Sands of Inaros Quest Steps
The first part of this quest - the tomb - is simple enough. All you need to do is complete the mission, and at the end of it, you'll be rewarded with the Inaros Blueprint. Of course, this means you still need to get the Systems, Chassis, and Neuroptics Blueprints, which will require a more significant time investment. Namely, you'll be given a special Vessel that will ask you to kill a particular type of enemy to receive other Inaros Blueprints.
Depending on the picture you get on your Vessel, you'll have to kill 60 of a particular type of enemy. The rule of thumb is following: edgy, boxy icons signify Corpus, rounded and bulbous icons signify Grineer, and abstract, organic-looking icons are Infested.
Find the exact Vessel requirements and enemy spawn locations below.
First Vessel Challenge (Neuroptics)
- kill 60 Corpus Detron Crewmen - common Corpus mob, spawns virtually anywhere
- kill 60 Grineer Seekers - Grineer Asteroid, Galleon, Shipyard maps
- kill 60 Infested Volatile Runners - common Infested mob, spawns virtually anywhere
Second Vessel Challenge (Chassis)
- kill 20 Corpus Railgun MOAs - Corpus Survival missions, may spawn after 10 minutes
- kill 20 Grineer Hyekka Masters - Grineer Asteroid, Forest, Galleon, Sealab, Shipyard maps, Saturn in particular
- kill 20 Infested Brood Mothers - Infested Earth, Phobos, Ceres, and Eris levels
Third Vessel Challenge (Systems)
- kill 5 Corpus Denial Bursas - Narcissus, Pluto has a chance to spawn a Bursa 60 seconds after an alarm is triggered
- kill 5 Grineer Manics - Uranus, Tyl Regor boss fight
- kill 5 Infested Juggernauts - Armaros, Europa commonly spawns one per mission
Once all three Vessel Challenges are complete, you will be free to build Inaros at your own behest, and you'll also get the Vessel itself as an Orbiter decoration to commemorate your efforts.
We hope this guide helps you in completing the Sands of Inaros questline, but if you're looking for help with, say, Titania, we've got a guide for that, too. Learning how to use Synthesis Scanners is also crucial, so maybe check that one out as well.
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