Scintillant is a newly added resource with the Heart of the Deimos update. This resource is required when you craft Xaku, the Xaku systems blueprint requires 5 Scintillant to craft. The resource drops in quantities of 1 and 2, which can be doubled using a resource booster.
There are tens or maybe hundreds of resources (including open-world ones) in Warframe. Most of the resources are included in floor loot, However, Scintillant is not one of them. It is similar to Nitain Extract, which you get from doing certain bounties or missions.
How To Get Scintillant – Farming Guide
Update: There were many reports about this resource being rare and not dropping for people at all, DE heard and fixed this with Hotfix 29.0.5. Now, Scintillant drops from:
- Mother Bounties, steps for that are mentioned below
- Necramechs in Isolation Vault bounties
- Floating enemies in Isolation Vaults, these are similar to the Cetus Wisps.
Follow the steps given below to obtain Scintillant from Mother Bounties:
- Head to Deimos
- Go to Mother, Interact with her and Select Bounties
- There will be a bounty offering Scintillant as a common reward, select it and start the mission.
As of now, this is the only known way of farming this resource. Good thing is, that this is a common reward so players might not have a hard time farming it. You also get mother tokens by completing these bounties which can be used for Entrati Standing and levelling up.
The bounty mentioned above might change with rotations, so make sure to check which bounty is offering which reward before starting the mission. When I was playing, this was a common reward for a Level 15-25 Bounty.
Heart of Deimos update just dropped for all platforms except Switch, here are the patch notes. The update size is 3GB and brings a lot of stuff, such as Xaku the new frame, new infested open-world, tons of bug fixes, a new warframe system that lets you change your warframe powers. We will be covering everything about the update in the coming days.