The lowest relic tier is probably the easiest to get, simply by playing through the game. Are you clearing the star chart? Here is your Lith relic. Are you hopping into Sanctuary Onslought or into Elite Sanctuary Onslought for Affinity and Focus? Take your Lith relic. Are you planning on farming the Orokin Derelict missions for resources? More Lith relics. It is hard to avoid getting more and more Lith relics and you will eventually end up with a good collection of them. But every now and then you need to farm a specific Lith relic – for example after the implementation of new primed Warframes and weapons.
This guide will tell you exactly which missions are worth farming for Lith relics and what equipment you should bring to get the fastest clear and therefor be as efficient as possible. Here are the best missions in order:
- Low level Void missions (Capture, Exterminate, Defense)
- Elite Sanctuary Onslought (ESO)
Hepit, Teshub and Taranis – Capture, Exterminate and Defense
These three Void missions do have a 100% drop chance for Lith relics (with the Defense mission dropping 100% Lith relics for the A-rotation), but for our guide we will focus on Hepit. The capture mission is the best choice in terms of Lith relics per minute, especially if you bring one of the following Warframes:
- Volt: If you are able to build your Volt for the ‘Speed’ ability, go ahead and do that. You are able to rush through the map, kill the target and head towards the exit within 60 seconds. Add the time you need to extract, load your Orbiter ship and reload the mission and you should be able to get at least one Lith relic every two minutes. There is no faster way in the game.
- Ember: Playing a World on Fire build will allow you to kill everything around you while hunting down the capture target. You are considerably slower compared to the Volt pick, but you will also kill enemies, get some loot and even maybe one of the rare Argon Crystals. You could also just join a team with someone playing a Speed Volt.
Otherwise you can really play whatever you like in this mission. Ignore the enemies, charge towards the capture target and make sure not to die while actually capturing the unit. If you decide to try out the Exterminate or Defense mission, pick your Warframe accordingly and understand that it will be slower – but it will also be a change, which is a great way to combat the boredom of doing the capture mission over and over.
Elite Sanctuary Onslought
We really need to address ESO, simply because this mode gives you a decent chance for an already radianted Lith relic. Sure, the chance is only 65,04% to get the drop in the A-rotation (after two or four zones), but the upside is really great. There is an okay chance to get two already radianted Lith relics within ten minutes of playtime, so bring your best Warframe and weapon to survive long enough. You could also try and stay even longer for even better rewards, a lot of Affinity and a great way to farm Focus.
If you don’t want to bring a DPS Warframe (or simply don’t have the mods to be strong enough) then think about either getting in with a heavy tank build (Rhino, Inaros, Gara, etc.) or a support Warframe like Wisp, Trinity or Oberon with a Healing Renewal build.
If you actually need to (or want to) farm for specific Lith relics there is no better way than rushing through the Void missions. If you’re not there yet you can either ask in recruitment chat for another player to bring you there or work on your star chart for now and don’t even bother with farming for specific relics. While going through the different planets you will already get some relics (not only Lith, but from all the four tiers) and once you’re stronger you should be able to farm for whatever you need.
If we didn’t mention other great maps or if you simply want to add your idea to the farming guide, feel free to leave us a comment and help out the community!