Unlocking Silver Grove quest, scanning plants for hours and waiting for the earth day/night cycle to change every 4 hours is what makes Growing Power the rarest and most expensive Aura mod for Warframes.
“Why?” “Why do I even need Growing Power?” “What do I use it for?” are your first thoughts that cross your mind!? I mean what you even need that for seriously?
What does it do?
“Applying status effects with weapons increase Ability strength by x for x seconds” (+25% Ability Strength for 6s Max Rank 5)
So if we manage to land a status effect like toxic, corrosive, heat or whatever with a weapon we will gain +25% Ability Strength for 6s!? That sounds hard and complicated, to land a status chance with a weapon, but let’s break it down. So logically we need a weapon with high status chance. Where do we find it? Don’t most of us already have it?
Yes I am talking about Ignis Wraith that does total heat damage. Here you have it. One left click and your Warframe gains +25% Ability Strength.
Which Warframes need Growing Power?
Every frame needs Ability Strength bonus. But what we are looking for is a frame that uses abilities while shooting with our primary weapon. Ringing any bells?
For me Ember would be the one smashing that bell. A full Ability Strength (World on Fire) build with this mod will dust any mob up to level 70. Perfect for Plains of Eidolon bounties, but we can talk about that some other time.
Farming Growing Power
Growing Power drops form Knave specters with a 6.06% chance along with the following items:
- Pistol Amp 51.52%
- Blind Justice 36.36%
- Crimson Dervish 6.06%
Well, this is going to be a long guide so be prepared to read a lot, but I’ll try to make it as simple as possible. But first things first, you need to do the Silver Grove quest. If you already have done it there should be a Nightfall Apothic blueprint in your inventory. Found it? Check the required components:
- 2 Morphics
- 2 Dusklight Sarracenia
- 6 Moonlight Dragonlily
- 12 Sunlight Threshcone
Excluding Morphics, every component mentioned is a plant which can only be obtained through scanning. You can obtain scanners either from the Market (Codex Scanners) or Cephalon Simaris (Synthesis scanners). To keep it short, they are plants that are located in maps, which need scanning to be obtained as items.
Best farming location
So in order to find all the scan targets, you do need to visit some different planets and missions. Some nodes yield better results or are simply a better choice because of their mission types. Here are our favourites:
Dusklight Sarracenia -> Ker/Thor (Ceres)
Look out for deposits of toxin pools, where they can be found in quantities of 1-4. You can yield four to five per mission.
Moonlight Dragonlily -> Cervantes (Earth)
This one is a bit tricky. Planet earth has a day/night cycle. Each lasts 4 hours and moonlight plants spawn only at night. Check online sites to see its cycle. It can spawn anywhere on map. You can yield three to five per mission.
Sunlight Threshcone -> Cervantes (Earth)
It spawns only during day time and same as with Dragonlily, you need to check the entire map around. You can yield nine to fifteen per mission.
Also, here are some tips you should know about:
- Resource booster doubles the yield from scans.
- The Synthesis scanner after being upgraded with Cross-Matrix Widget (50.000 standings at Cephalon Simaris) has a 45% chance to double your scanning yield.
Last but not least, after crafting some Nightfall Apothic, we need to equip them as gears at the arsenal. Only a quantity of 2 Apothics can be carried as gears per mission.
After done equipping we need to start looking for other players that have also crafted Apothics. For maximum profit, each player must have 2 Apothics equipped. After creating a team, head to E Prime (Earth) and start searching for a Silver Grove Shrine on the map. Lotus will alert you if one is located close by.
When finding it, players should go to the shrine and one by one use their Apothics, which then spawns a Knave specter. After finishing him, it will drop a unidentified item that will be revealed after extraction.
Tips for better results:
- Hydroid’s Pilfering Swarm augment increases the amount of unidentified items after touching the specter with tentacles.
- Nekros’ ‘Desecrate’ ability also increases the amount of unidentified items.
- Smeeta Kavat charm works as well, because she doubles the pickups which include mods.
- Resource booster or Resource drop chance booster do not affect hidden rewards, since it counts as the class of mods and not as a resource.
By following the guide above and finding a team with farm-related Warframes, you should have earned a total of 18-21 unidentified items from killing specters and obtain zero to three Growing Powers per run.
Farm it or buy it?
Well, to go through all these processes it requires a lot of specific things to make it worth farming if you are simply doing it to sell it later. It is not very time efficient for beginners, so rather focus on doing vault runs or get Anasas Ayatan Sculptures and Riven mods from sorties, sell those and then just buy a Growing Power. But if you ever get to the point in the game where you can farm the mod fast enough to make it worth your while, go ahead and do that – it will yield some nice Platinum!
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