How to grow Aya quickly

Warframe added a new resource called Aya with the Prime Resurgence event. All sources of Vaulted Relics have been replaced with this rare resource. Vaulted Relics can now be purchased from Dax Varzia, a vendor located in the Maroo Bazaar. All Vaulted Relics can be purchased for Aya, allowing you to farm any Vaulted Prime items you want.

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Of course, a new resource means a new grind to be undertaken. Aya has pretty stingy drop rates for most types of play and only drops in quantity of one. Fortunately, there are a few activities that you can cultivate that have a much better chance of granting Aya. Here are some of the best Aya sources that you can tap into during Warframe’s Prime Resurgence event.

T5 Deimos premiums

Warframe T5 Deimos Bounty

Cambion Drift Bounty level 40 – 60
Aya Yield: Medium (~ 5 / h)
Step 1 Does not drop (0%)
Step 2, Step 3 of 4 and Step 3 of 5 Uncommon (28.57%)
Step 4 of 5 Uncommon (22.22%)
Final step Common (43.48%)

If you are able to farm level 40-60 Deimos bounties on Cambion’s Drift, we strongly recommend that you farm your Aya from this activity. Deimos bounties are pretty straightforward, don’t take a lot of time, and your chances of getting an Aya drop are quite reasonable. Other open worlds are solid options too, as we’ll see later in this guide, but Deimos is the smallest open world in the bunch and has fewer buggy bounties. You’ll also earn a ton of Entrati reputation and a good chunk of Endo with this farm, perfect for setting up the New War update.


In terms of raw Aya per hour, Deimos is slightly above average and requires very little input from you. Most of these bounties don’t require a lot of effort on the part of an experienced player, allowing you to multitask or finish that farm casually. It’s also the most popular Aya farm at the time of writing, so putting together a four-player squad through public matchmaking shouldn’t be a big request.

If you really care about min-maxing, here are some Warframe recommendations:

  • Mesa: Deals a huge amount of damage when modified correctly and can stun nearby Infested by the Shooting Gallery.
  • Strand: Upgrading your squad with rate of fire, health, and even a damage buff via Helminth can make this mission a lot easier if you’re a new player.
  • Octavia: If you want a relaxing farming experience, Octavia’s Mallets will take care of most of the Deimos enemies for you. Keep up the pace to increase your kill count.
  • Voidrig: OK, it’s not a Warframe, but the Necramechs hit like a truck and are a lot easier now. Deploy your robot, activate your fourth ability, then watch it all die.

Advice: If you’re struggling to complete the bonus objective against Garv and his Grineer crew, bring a Warframe with Banish. Banished Grinner cannot kill the Infested, making the bonus objective a guarantee.

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Fortuna T3 and T5 premiums

Warframe T3 Fortuna Bounty

Level 20 – 40 Orb Vallis Bounty Level 40 – 60 Orb Vallis Bounty
Aya Yield: Medium (~ 4-5 / h) Aya Yield: Medium (~ 4-5 / h)
Step 1 Does not drop (0%) Step 1 Does not drop (0%)
Step 2, Step 3 of 4 and Step 3 of 5 Uncommon (12.50%) Step 2, Step 3 of 4 and Step 3 of 5 Uncommon (25.00%)
Step 4 of 5 Uncommon (11.11%) Step 4 of 5 Uncommon (21.43%)
Final step Uncommon (25.00%) Final step Common (50.00%)

Another good source of Aya is Fortuna Bounties, although they are not as good as Deimos Bounties due to the size of the Orb Vallis. You’ll want to farm T3 or T5 bounties here; T1, T2 and T4 have lackluster Aya fall rates. Your goal is to fully complete each bonus and bonus goal. Flawless running gives you an extra chance to get an Aya. T3 races are slightly shorter than T5 races, although T5 bounties give you a much better chance at the final stage (50% vs. 25%). If you own an Archwing or a fast Warframe like Volt, give this farm a try. For new players, you might be better off using a different farming method.

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Ukko, void capture agriculture

Warframe Ukko Void Capture Knot

Void / Ukko (Capture)
Aya Yield: High (~ 6 / h)
Completion Rare (8.33%)

If you liked speedrun capture missions to farm Vaulted Relics before this event, Ukko farming is what you’ll want to do. All Vaulted Relic sources have been replaced with a chance to drop Aya, albeit with a slightly lower chance. This lower chance doesn’t mean much if you farm Ukko, a capture mission set in the Void. It features the best drop rate ratio of all Star Chart missions, with an 8.33% chance to give you an Aya at the end of the mission.

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This percentage seems small compared to open world bounties, but Ukko can be cleared in about 30 seconds with the right setup. A min-maxed Warframe is required to maximize your time here. Titania, Volt and Gauss are good choices. Beyond that, bring any half-decent weapon to hit the capture target with one hit. Load up on the mission, rush to the capture target, turn it into space dust, then head to extraction. Rinse and repeat. You’ll also get Unvaulted Relics for doing this, making this a great farm for returning players who need to complete their Prime collection.

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T1 Cetus Ghoul Bounties (ghoul purge event)

Warframe Ghouls

Level 15 – 25 Ghoul Bounty
Aya Yield: Very high (~ 7 / h)
Step 1 Uncommon (26.74%)
Step 2, Step 3 of 4 and Step 3 of 5 Rare (8.74%)
Step 4 of 5 Rare (7.63%)
Final step Does not drop (0%)
To note: This strategy only works when the Plague Ghoul event is active on the Plains of Eidolon.

The Plains of Eidolon will periodically have a Ghoul Purge Event active. This event adds Ghoul Bounties to Cetus which have unique drop tables. These Ghoul Bounties have a fantastic drop chance for Aya which is loaded up front, meaning this farm has the highest Aya return you can find.

This farm requires a bit of setup. Enter the Plains of Eidolon without an active bounty. Head to a Grineer tent to start a level 15-25 Ghoul Bounty. You’re looking for a quick first step objective like Capture or Exterminate. If you don’t get a quick objective, enter Cetus and try again. Warframe will generate a new set of objectives for the bounty each time you do so, and those objectives will remain until you leave your Plains instance.

Once you have a quick goal for the first step, the navigation is smooth.

After completing the first step, immediately fail the objective of the second step. You can usually do this by entering the radius of the lens before stepping back. Do not enter Cetus. Once the bounty fails, restart the same bounty on a terminal. Rinse and repeat until you have had enough Aya or need a break. You won’t get much else from this farm, but it’s arguably the best Aya farm in the entire game when done right.

Why not farm normal Cetus bounties?

Standard Cetus bounties have roughly the same drop chance for Aya as Fortuna. It’s a solid farm if you like this open world, but most agree that Grineer are harder to fight than Corpus. The plains also have quite a few related insects; it is not uncommon for a bounty to break down entirely. Close these missions at your own discretion.

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Aya’s passive sources


We have listed the best sources of farming for Aya for the Prime Resurgence event, but we want to mention a few passive sources for Aya:

  • Relic Packs

  • Login rewards

Relic Packs

Warframe Relic Pack

It appears that the Vaulted Relics obtained from the Relic Packs have been replaced with an Aya. Whenever you buy a Relic Pack, there is a pretty low chance that you will receive an Aya instead of a Relic. In theory, it’s possible to receive up to three Aya from a single Relic Pack, although the chances of that happening are slim.

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You can get Relic Packs from the following:

  • Unions

  • Steel essence (steel path)

  • Market (20 Platinum each)

    • We do not recommend purchasing Relic Packs for Platinum.

Syndicates and Steel Path both have Daily Missions that grant Standing and Steel Essence, respectively. If you’re a casual gamer or a veteran who wants an alternative to farming in open worlds, completing your Syndicate and Steel Path dailies is a decent source of Aya.

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Login rewards

Warframe Aya Login Reward

Via: u / MaKTaiL (Reddit)

Reddit user u / MaKTaiL discovered that Aya is a potential connection reward. It can appear during any login reward day. Similar to rare resources, the amount of Aya you will receive from your login reward is determined by how long you play Warframe. The game uses the following formula to determine how much Aya you will receive: Rounding (1 + Day/ 200). It is not known whether Aya is a common, uncommon, or rare login reward.

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