Update (3/26/19): Ember and Frost Prime have returned to the vault along with the Prime weapons listed below.
Ember and Frost Prime make a return in the latest Prime Vault opening! Along with them is a few classic Prime weapons: Latron Prime, Reaper Prime, Sicarus Prime and Glaive Prime. The Glaive and Sicarus Prime sets sold in the 150 Platinum region prior to unvaulting so it is highly recommended you farm these weapons in addition to Ember and Frost due to their high value.
Frost is an excellent Warframe for protecting objectives and is one of our favorite Warframes for doing Kuva Survival missions with. Ember is unfortunately a relatively underwhelming Warframe in a lot of content due to poor ability scaling, but is one of the fastest frames for clearing low level exterminate missions. The table below is setup to help you identify which relics you should farm for each component blueprint and the best locations to farm those relics. Unlike Prime Access, Prime Vaults have 4 relics to keep track of making life significantly easier.
Ember and Frost Prime Relic Locations
|Relic||Ember||Frost||Latron||Reaper||Sicarus||Glaive||Mission||Rotation||Chance 2||Time per Run 3||Relics per Hour 4|
|Axi E1||BP||Neuroptics||Barrel||−||BP||Blade||Cetus 40 – 60 Bounty||A, B or C||25.68%||15||1.03|
|Axi E1||BP||Neuroptics||Barrel||−||BP||Blade||Fortuna 40 – 60 Bounty||A, B or C||21.43%||15||0.86|
|Axi E1||BP||Neuroptics||Barrel||−||BP||Blade||Void – Marduk||−||5.56%||5||0.67|
|Lith G1||Systems||Chassis||BP||Handle||−||BP||Void – Hepit||−||14.29%||2||4.29|
|Lith G1||Systems||Chassis||BP||Handle||−||BP||Void – Teshub||−||14.29%||2.5||3.43|
|Neo S5||Neuroptics||Systems||Receiver||BP||Receiver||Disc||Void – Ukko||−||5.56%||2||1.67|
|Neo S5||Neuroptics||Systems||Receiver||BP||Receiver||Disc||Void – Marduk||−||5.56%||5||0.67|
|Neo S5||Neuroptics||Systems||Receiver||BP||Receiver||Disc||Fortuna 30 – 50 Bounty||A, B or C||16.48%||15||0.66|
|Neo S5||Neuroptics||Systems||Receiver||BP||Receiver||Disc||Cetus 30 – 50 Bounty||A, B or C||15.63%||15||0.63|
|Meso F2||Chassis||BP||Stock||Blade||Barrel||−||Void – Ukko||−||5.56%||2||1.67|
|Meso F2||Chassis||BP||Stock||Blade||Barrel||−||Fortuna 20 – 40 Bounty||A, B or C||22.22%||15||0.89|
|Meso F2||Chassis||BP||Stock||Blade||Barrel||−||Cetus 20 – 40 Bounty||A, B or C||14.74%||15||0.59|
2 Chance is adjusted to reflect the accumulated % chance of obtaining a Relic if multiple rotations have it on drop table.
3 Time per run is based on our trial runs. It’s possible to go faster or slower depending on your loadout and skill.
4 Relics per hour accounts for time per run and chance of Relic to calculate the rate at which relics can be obtained.
Our Favorite Farming Spots
Tier 1 (Hepit) and Tier 3 (Ukko) Void Capture missions are by far the best methods of farming Lith, Meso and Neo relics. You can complete them in under 2 minutes consistently and farm over 30 relics an hour. You can also consider Exterminate if you have a solid build for Equinox / Saryn that can run through the map quickly, but it is less consistent than Capture.
For the Axi E1 relic, we recommend doing Cetus Bounties since this is the fastest method of obtaining them in bulk. Unlike Prime Access Axi relics, the traditional options such as Xini on Eris or Hieracon on Pluto don’t provide Prime Vault Axi relics. This leaves grinding for these relics relatively slow, but with a high speed Itzal and Volt setup you can easily clear Cetus bounties in less time than the 15 minute estimate provided above, increasing the amount of relics you can obtain per hour.
We hope this quick guide and tables helped you with farming Ember and Frost Prime. Since the Prime Vault is only around for a limited time, it’s highly encouraged that you spend the time to grind for a few of these relics and pick these items up while they’re available. For reference, Frost Prime traded for close to 300 Platinum prior to Prime Vault announcement and is now trading around 180p. You can both save and make quite a bit of Platinum by spending the extra time farming now – Good luck with those relics!