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How to Unlock The Helminth

The following contains spoilers, so I suggest completing the quest “Heart of Deimos” before reading on.

One of the major systems added with Heart of Deimos is the new Helminth system that allows you to alter your Warframe’s abilities. However, before you can use this new system, you will first need to earn standing with the new syndicate. This guide will show you exactly how to unlock the Helminth for your orbiter.


  • Complete intro quest
  • Earn Rank 3 with Entrati syndicate
  • Purchase blueprint from conservation NPC
  • Construct segment

Complete the quest “Heart of Deimos”

This quest is an introduction to the new characters of the Entrati syndicate and Deimos itself. You will need to complete the entire quest before you can start taking bounties. You will know you have completed the quest when you earn Xaku’s blueprint.

Earn standing with the Entrati

You will need to be Rank 3 with the Entrati to buy the required item from Son, the Helminth Segment Blueprint. This requires you to earn standing like any other syndicate. Check out our guide on the best ways to earn Entrati standing.

Earn enough standing to rank up with the Entrati syndicate

Purchase the Helminth Segment Blueprint from Son

Once you reach Associate (Rank 3) with the Entrati, the blueprint can be purchased from Son for 15,000 standing. It requires 24 hours to build. Once built, it will unlock the Helminth on your orbiter.

The crafting requirements include Purple Velocipod Tags, which can be difficult to find if you don’t know where to look. Check out our guide on Deimos Conservation to see the easiest way to obtain these and more.

Blueprint requires Rank 3 with the Entrati

Naming and renaming your Helminth

Once unlocked, you will be able to name your Helminth. Don’t fret too much over the name, as you can change it at any time for free at the console to the left of the Helminth room entrance.

You can rename your Helminth at any time for free

Best Warframes to subsume

Now that you know how to unlock the Helminth, be sure to check out the Full List of Helminth Abilities. This should give you some insight into which Warframes you want to subsume first. Or if you are interested in just how this Helminth system works, check out my overview on the Helminth.