How to get Eidolon Shards in Warframe

Take on a monster.


Eidolon Shards are a rare crafting component in Warframe that you can only get from a single source, Eidolon Hunting. Eidolons are huge creatures that can be killed on the Plains of Eidolon on Earth during the night cycle.

How to hunt Eidolons

To hunt Eidolons, you will need to visit Cetus during the night cycle. Fast Travel to Konzu, or just walk to him, and he will have two different bounties available. One sends you on a hunt for the Eidolon Teralyst and will earn you 1000 Standing, while the other is a hunt for the Teralyst, Gantulyst, and Hydrolyst, and this will earn you 5000 Standing.

The Eidolons will drop Eidolon Shards when they are killed or captured:

  • Teralyst – 1 Eidolon Shard
  • Gantulyst – 3 Eidolon Shards
  • Hydrolyst – 5 Eidolon Shards

What are Eidolon Shards used for?

There primary use of Eidolon Shards is for leveling up with The Quill Syndicate. You can find the Quills by visiting Onnko in his secret room in Cetus.

  • Rank 3 – Adherent – 10 Eidolon Shards
  • Rank 4 – Instrument – 20 Eidolon Shards
  • Rank 5 – Architect – 30 Eidolon Shards

You will also need five Eidolon Shards if you want to build the Paracesis sword.

How to kill Eidolons

Eidolon hunting is a huge area and can be as simple or as complicated as you want. You will need to strip away the Eidolon’s Shield using your amp, then damage some weak points. You will also need to find lures to stop the Eidolon from teleporting away during the fight. We would suggest watching the above video from 1ManArmyYigit, who runs through all aspects of Eidolon hunting.