Research Materials The First Descendant Material
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All research materials and how to get them fast in The First Descendant

Finally starting the grind, huh?

There are many different research materials in The First Descendant, and you’ll need to know how to farm them all to make all the best gear. This is a very long list, so let’s get into it.

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Do note that this list goes over only the Basic research materials that go into making everything you need. This list doesn’t cover Core research materials as they aren’t farmed, they’re made using these components. So if you want to get them to make your Descendants and Weapons, you’ll need to get these.

This list also doesn’t cover Amorphous Material Patterns that are also used to unlock Blueprints and Codes that go into making Core research materials.

Research Materials on Kingston

Repton

Repton The First Descendant Research Material
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You can get Repton in The First Descendant by:

  • Shooting Resource Boxes anywhere in Kingston (Normal or Hard).
  • Looting Munitions anywhere in Kingston (Normal or Hard).

The best way to get Repton in The First Descendant is by running around Kingston battlefields and looting and shooting every Munitions and Resource Box you find.

Monad Shard

Monad Shard Research Material In The First Descendant
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You can get Monad Shards in The First Descendant by:

  • Shooting Resource Boxes anywhere in Kingston (Normal or Hard).
  • Looting Munitions anywhere in Kingston (Normal or Hard).

The best way to get Monad Shards in The First Descendant is by running around Kingston battlefields and looting and shooting every Munitions and Resource Box you find.

Organic Biogel

Organic Biogel The First Descendant Research Material
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You can get Organic Biogel in The First Descendant by:

  • Defeating the boss monster of the following missions in Kingston (Normal):
    • Kingston Communication Repeater
    • Vulgus Field Generator
    • Kingston Surveillance Radar

The best way to get Organic Biogel in The First Descendant is by replaying one of the above Kingston missions that’s the easiest for you to complete and takes the least time.

Low-Carbon Activator

Low Carbon Activator The First Descendant Research Material
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You can get Low-Carbon Activators in The First Descendant by:

  • Completing Fallen Theater: Vulgus Strategic Outpost in Kingston (Normal)

The best way to get Low-Carbon Activators in The First Descendant is by repeatedly completing Fallen Theater: Vulgus Strategic Outpost.

Insulated Metallic Foil

Insulated Metallic Foil The First Descendant Research Materials
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You can get Insulated Metallic Foil in The First Descendant by:

  • Defeating the boss monster of the following Special Operations in Kingston (Normal or Hard):
    • Magister Lab
    • Slumber Valley

The best way to get Insulated Metallic Foil in The First Descendant is by replaying Magister Lab, as this isn’t a guaranteed drop and it’s the quickest.

Research Materials on Sterile Land

Superfluid

Superfluid The First Descendant Research Material
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You can get Superfluid in The First Descendant by:

  • Shooting Resource Boxes anywhere in Sterile Land (Normal or Hard).
  • Looting Munitions anywhere in Sterile Land (Normal or Hard).

The best way to get Superfluid in The First Descendant is by running around Sterile Land battlefields and looting and shooting every Munitions and Resource Box you find.

Metal Accelerant

Metal Accellerant The First Descendant Research Materials
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You can get Metal Accelerant in The First Descendant by:

  • Shooting Resource Boxes anywhere in Sterile Land (Normal or Hard).
  • Looting Munitions anywhere in Sterile Land (Normal or Hard).

The best way to get Metal Accelerant in The First Descendant is by running around Sterile Land battlefields and looting and shooting every Munitions and Resource Box you find.

Artificial Biometal

Artificial Biometal The First Descendant Research Material
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You can get Artificial Biometal in The First Descendant by:

  • Defeating the boss monster of the following missions in Sterile Land (Normal):
    • Anticipated Ambush
    • Deception Transmitter
    • External Reactor
    • The Barracks
    • The Base’s Power Grid
    • High-powered Jammer
    • Weapon Processing Facility
    • biological Research Facility

The best way to get Artificial Biometal in The First Descendant is by replaying one of the above Sterile Land missions that’s the easiest for you to complete and takes the least time.

Fusion Plasma Battery

Fusion Plasma Battery The First Descendant Research Material
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You can get Fusion Plasma Battery in The First Descendant by:

  • Completing the following special missions in Sterile Land (Normal):
    • Rockfall: Vulgus Strategic Outpost
    • Classified Area: Vulgus Strategic Outpost
  • Completing 1 quest (one-time reward).

The best way to get Fusion Plasma Battery in The First Descendant is by repeatedly completing one of the Sterile Land Vulgus Strategic Outposts that’s the quickest for you to complete.

Murky Energy Residue

Murky Energy Residue The First Descendant Research Materials
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You can get Murky Energy Residue in The First Descendant by:

  • Completing the following special operations in Sterile Land (Normal or Hard):
    • The Forgottense
    • Unknown Laboratory

The best way to get Murky Energy Residue is by completing The Forgottense, as this isn’t a guaranteed drop and this Special Operation is much easier.

Negative Ion Particle

Negative Ion Particle The First Descendant Research Materials
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You can get Negative Ion Particles in The First Descendant by:

  • Decrypting Encrypted Storage Boxes in Sterile Land (Normal or Hard).
  • Decrypting Precise Encrypted Vaults in Sterile Land (Normal or Hard).
  • Decrypting Ultraprecise Encrypted Vaults in Sterile Land (Normal or Hard).
  • By completing 1 quest (one-time reward).

The best way to get Negative Ion Particles in The First Descendant is by stocking up on Code Analyzers and running through the battlefields of Sterile Land to unlock all the vaults you can.

Research Materials on Vespers

Semi-permanent Plasma

Semi Permanent Plasma Research Material In The First Descendant
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You can get Semi-permanent Plasma in The First Descendant by:

  • Shooting Resource Boxes anywhere in Vespers (Normal or Hard).
  • Looting Munitions anywhere in Vespers (Normal or Hard).

The best way to get Semi-permanent Plasma in The First Descendant is by running around Vespers battlefields and looting and shooting every Munitions and Resource Box you find.

Hardener

Hardener The First Descendant Research Materials
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You can get Hardener in The First Descendant by:

  • Shooting Resource Boxes anywhere in Vespers (Normal or Hard).
  • Looting Munitions anywhere in Vespers (Normal or Hard).

The best way to get Hardener in The First Descendant is by running around Vespers battlefields and looting and shooting every Munitions and Resource Box you find.

Data Processing Neural Circuit

Neural Circuit Research Material In The First Descendant
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You can get Data Processing Neural Circuits in The First Descendant by:

  • Defeating the boss monster of the following missions in Vespers (Normal):
    • Frontline Base
    • Ruins Courtyard
    • Destroyed Temple
    • Captured Base
    • Lakeside
    • Old Surveillance Station
    • Ancient Giant Tree
    • Timberfall Power Facility

The best way to get Data Processing Neural Circuits in The First Descendant is by replaying one of the above Vespers missions that’s the easiest for you to complete and takes the least time.

Inorganic Biogel

Inorganic Biogel The First Descendant Research Material
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You can get Inorganic Biogel in The First Descendant by:

  • Completing the following special missions inVespers (Normal):
    • Lumber Yard: Vulgus Strategic Outpost
    • Lost Supply Depot: Vulgus Strategic Outpost

The best way to get Inorganic Biogel in The First Descendant is by repeatedly completing one of the Vespers Vulgus Strategic Outposts that’s the quickest for you to complete.

Common Carbon Activator

Common Carbon Activator
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You can get Common Carbon Activators in The First Descendant by:

  • Completing the following special operations in Vespers (Normal or Hard):
    • Sepulcher
    • The Shelter

The best way to get Common Carbon Activators is by completing The Shelter, as this isn’t a guaranteed drop and this Special Operation is quicker.

Conductive Metallic Foil

Metallic Foil The First Descendant Research Materials
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You can get Conductive Metallic Foil in The First Descendant by:

  • Decrypting Encrypted Storage Boxes in Vespers (Normal or Hard).
  • Decrypting Precise Encrypted Vaults in Vespers (Normal or Hard).
  • Decrypting Ultraprecise Encrypted Vaults in Vespers (Normal or Hard).

The best way to get Conductive Metallic Foil in The First Descendant is by stocking up on Code Analyzers and running through the battlefields of Vespers to unlock all the vaults you can.

Research Materials on Echo Swamp

Silicon

Silicon The First Descendant Research Materials
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You can get Silicon in The First Descendant by:

  • Shooting Resource Boxes anywhere in Echo Swamp (Normal or Hard).
  • Looting Munitions anywhere in Echo Swamp (Normal or Hard).

The best way to get Silicon in The First Descendant is by running around Echo Swamp battlefields and looting and shooting every Munitions and Resource Box you find.

Compound Coating Material

Compound Coating Material Research The First Descendant
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You can get Compound Coating Material in The First Descendant by:

  • Shooting Resource Boxes anywhere in Echo Swamp (Normal or Hard).
  • Looting Munitions anywhere in Echo Swamp (Normal or Hard).

The best way to get Compound Coating Material in The First Descendant is by running around Echo Swamp battlefields and looting and shooting every Munitions and Resource Box you find.

Encrypted Neural Circuit

Encrypted Neural Circuit
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You can get Encrypted Neural Circuits in The First Descendant by:

  • Defeating the boss monster of the following missions in Echo Swamp (Normal):
    • Hazy Swamp
    • Environment Contamination Zone
    • Abandoned Zone
    • Arche Motion Sensor
    • Verdant Greenery
    • Emergency Landing Strip

The best way to get Encrypted Neural Circuits in The First Descendant is by replaying one of the above Echo Swamp missions that’s the easiest for you to complete and takes the least time.

Macromolecule Biogel

Macromolecule Biogel The First Descendant Research Material
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You can get Macromolecule Biogel in The First Descendant by:

  • Completing the following special missions in Echo Swamp (Normal):
    • Muskeg Swamp: Vulgus Strategic Outpost
    • Derelict Covert: Vulgus Strategic Outpost
  • Completing 1 quest (one-time reward).

The best way to get Macromolecule Biogel in The First Descendant is by repeatedly completing one of the Echo Swamp Vulgus Strategic Outposts that’s the quickest for you to complete.

Complex Carbon Activator

Complex Carbon Activator The First Descendant Research Materials
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You can get Complex Carbon Activators in The First Descendant by:

  • Completing the following special operations in Echo Swamp (Normal or Hard):
    • Seed Vault
    • The Chapel

The best way to get Complex Carbon Activators is by completing Seed Vault, as this isn’t a guaranteed drop and this Special Operation is quicker.

Thermal Metallic Foil

Thermal Metallic Foil The First Descendant Research Materials
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You can get Thermal Metallic Foil in The First Descendant by:

  • Decrypting Encrypted Storage Boxes in Echo Swamp (Normal or Hard).
  • Decrypting Precise Encrypted Vaults in Echo Swamp (Normal or Hard).
  • Decrypting Ultraprecise Encrypted Vaults in Echo Swamp (Normal or Hard).
  • By completing 1 quest (one-time reward).

The best way to get Thermal Metallic Foil in The First Descendant is by stocking up on Code Analyzers and running through the battlefields of Echo Swamp to unlock all the vaults you can.

Research Materials on Agna Desert

Nanopolymers

Nanopolymers The First Descendant Research Materials
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You can get Nanopolymers in The First Descendant by:

  • Shooting Resource Boxes anywhere in Agna Desert (Normal or Hard).
  • Looting Munitions anywhere in Agna Desert (Normal or Hard).

The best way to get Nanopolymers in The First Descendant is by running around Agna Desert battlefields and looting and shooting every Munitions and Resource Box you find.

Monomolecular Extractor

Monomolecular Research Material The First Descendant
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You can get Monomolecular Extractors in The First Descendant by:

  • Shooting Resource Boxes anywhere in Agna Desert (Normal or Hard).
  • Looting Munitions anywhere in Agna Desert (Normal or Hard).

The best way to get Monomolecular Extractors in The First Descendant is by running around Agna Desert battlefields and looting and shooting every Munitions and Resource Box you find.

Positive Ion Particle

Positive Ion Particle
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You can get Positive Ion Particles in The First Descendant by:

  • Defeating the boss monster of the following missions in Agna Desert (Normal):
    • Surveillance Location
    • Rock Cave Base
    • Abandoned Reconstruction Site
    • Previous Construct Team Quarters
    • Excavation Team Directional Radar
    • Commanding Ground

The best way to get Positive Ion Particles in The First Descendant is by replaying one of the above Agna Desert missions that’s the easiest for you to complete and takes the least time.

Synthesized Artificial Biometal

The First Descendant Research Material
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You can get Synthesized Artificial Biometal in The First Descendant by:

  • Completing the following special missions in Agna Desert (Normal):
    • Void Fusion Reactor – Agna Desert The Storage
    • Vermillion Waste: Vulgus Strategic Outpost
    • Miragestone: Vulgus Strategic Outpost

The best way to get Synthesized Artificial Biometal in The First Descendant is by repeatedly completing one of the Agna Desert Vulgus Strategic Outposts, as they’re free to start and are quick.

Divided Plasma Battery

Divided Plasma Battery The First Descendant Research Materials
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You can get Divided Plasma Batteries in The First Descendant by:

  • Completing the following special operations in Agna Desert (Normal or Hard):
    • The Asylum
    • Callgo Ossuary

The best way to get Divided Plasma Batteries is by completing The Asylum, as this isn’t a guaranteed drop and this Special Operation is quicker.

Mixed Energy Residue

Mixed Energy Core The First Descendant Research Material
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You can get Mixed Energy Residue in The First Descendant by:

  • Decrypting Encrypted Storage Boxes in Agna Desert (Normal or Hard).
  • Decrypting Precise Encrypted Vaults in Agna Desert (Normal or Hard).
  • Decrypting Ultraprecise Encrypted Vaults in Agna Desert (Normal or Hard).
  • By completing 1 quest (one-time reward).

The best way to get Mixed Energy Residue in The First Descendant is by stocking up on Code Analyzers and running through the battlefields of Agna Desert to unlock all the vaults you can.

Research Materials on White-night Gulch

Ceramic Composite

Ceramic Composite The First Descendant Research Material
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You can get Ceramic Composite in The First Descendant by:

  • Shooting Resource Boxes anywhere in White-night Gulch (Normal or Hard).
  • Looting Munitions anywhere in White-night Gulch (Normal or Hard).

The best way to get Ceramic Composite in The First Descendant is by running around White-night Gulch battlefields and looting and shooting every Munitions and Resource Box you find.

Flectorite

Flectorite The First Descendant Research Materials
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You can get Flectorite in The First Descendant by:

  • Shooting Resource Boxes anywhere in White-night Gulch (Normal or Hard).
  • Looting Munitions anywhere in White-night Gulch (Normal or Hard).

The best way to get Flectorite in The First Descendant is by running around White-night Gulch battlefields and looting and shooting every Munitions and Resource Box you find.

Advanced Neural Circuit

Advanced Neural Circuit The First Descendant Research Materials
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You can get Advanced Neural Circuits in The First Descendant by:

  • Defeating the boss monster of the following missions in White-night Gulch (Normal):
    • Triumphal Arch
    • Border Line of Truth
    • Cave Rally Point
    • Forgotten Comms Device
    • Deployment Area of the Order’s Forces
    • Order’s Veil
    • Order’s Occupied Facility
    • Order Supply Warehouse
    • Fortress Outskirts
    • Fortress Courtyard
    • Fortress Control Facility
    • Lower Hatchery
  • Completing 1 quest (one-time reward).

The best way to get Advanced Neural Circuits in The First Descendant is by replaying one of the above White-night Gulch missions that’s the easiest for you to complete and takes the least time.

Crystal Biogel

Crystal Biogel The First Descendant Research Materials
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You can get Crystal Biogel in The First Descendant by:

  • Completing the following special missions in White-night Gulch (Normal):
    • Void Fusion Reactor – White-night Gulch Mountaintops
    • Shipment Base: Vulgus Strategic Outpost
    • Hatchery: Vulgus Strategic Outpost

The best way to get Crystal Biogel in The First Descendant is by repeatedly completing one of the White-night Gulch Vulgus Strategic Outposts, as they’re free to start and are quick.

Compound Carbon Activator

Compound Carbon Activator
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You can get Compound Carbon Activators in The First Descendant by:

  • Completing the following special operations in White-night Gulch (Normal or Hard):
    • Mystery’s End
    • Bio-Lab

The best way to get Compound Carbon Activators is by completing Mystery’s End, as this isn’t a guaranteed drop and this Special Operation is quicker.

Cooling Metallic Foil

Cooling Metallic Foil The First Descendant Research Material
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You can get Metallic Cooling Foil in The First Descendant by:

  • Decrypting Encrypted Storage Boxes in White-night Gulch (Normal or Hard).
  • Decrypting Precise Encrypted Vaults in White-night Gulch (Normal or Hard).
  • Decrypting Ultraprecise Encrypted Vaults in White-night Gulch (Normal or Hard).

The best way to get Metallic Cooling Foil in The First Descendant is by stocking up on Code Analyzers and running through the battlefields of White-night Gulch to unlock all the vaults you can.

Research Materials on Haigos

Carbon Crystal

Carbon Crystal The First Descendant Research Materials
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You can get Carbon Crystals in The First Descendant by:

  • Shooting Resource Boxes anywhere in Haigos (Normal or Hard).
  • Looting Munitions anywhere in Haigos (Normal or Hard).

The best way to get Carbon Crystals in The First Descendant is by running around Haigos battlefields and looting and shooting every Munitions and Resource Box you find.

Shape memory Alloy

Shape Memory Alloy In The First Descendant Research Material
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You can get Shape Memory Alloy in The First Descendant by:

  • Shooting Resource Boxes anywhere in Haigos (Normal or Hard).
  • Looting Munitions anywhere in Haigos (Normal or Hard).

The best way to get Shape Memory Alloy in The First Descendant is by running around Haigos battlefields and looting and shooting every Munitions and Resource Box you find.

Anode Ion Particle

Anode Ion Particle The First Descendant Research Material
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You can get Anode Ion Particles in The First Descendant by:

  • Defeating the boss monster of the following missions in Haigos (Normal):
    • Vulgus Blockade
    • Deep Digger
    • Large Supply Transport Point
    • Broadband Fleet Beacon
    • Antiaircraft Defensive Position
    • Ancient Quantum Facility
    • Tethered Energy Position
    • Ruins Guard Facility

The best way to get Anode Ion Particles in The First Descendant is by replaying one of the above Haigos missions that’s the easiest for you to complete and takes the least time.

Specialized Biometal

Specialized Biometal The Frist Descendant Research Materials
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You can get Specialized Biometal in The First Descendant by:

  • Completing the following special missions in Haigos (Normal):
    • Dune Base: Vulgus Strategic Outpost
    • Forward Base: Vulgus Strategic Outpost

The best way to get Specialized Biometal in The First Descendant is by repeatedly completing one of the Haigos Vulgus Strategic Outposts that is the quickest for you.

Heat Plasma Battery

Heat Plasma Battery The First Descendant Research Material
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You can get Heat Plasma Battery in The First Descendant by doing the following:

  • Completing the following special operations in Haigos (Normal or Hard):
    • The Haven
    • Old Mystery

The best way to get Heat Plasma Battery is by completing The Haven, as this isn’t a guaranteed drop and this Special Operation is quicker.

Highly-concentrated Energy Residue

Highly Concentrated Energy Residue The First Descendants Research Material'
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You can get Highly-concentrated Energy Residue in The First Descendant by doing the following:

  • Decrypting Encrypted Storage Boxes in Haigos (Normal or Hard).
  • Decrypting Precise Encrypted Vaults in Haigos (Normal or Hard).
  • Decrypting Ultraprecise Encrypted Vaults in Haigos (Normal or Hard).

The best way to get Highly-concentrated Energy Residue in The First Descendant is by stocking up on Code Analyzers and running through the battlefields of Haigos to unlock all the vaults you can.

Research Materials on Fortress

Hellion

Hellion The First Descendant Research Material
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You can get Hellion in The First Descendant by:

  • Shooting Resource Boxes anywhere in Fortress (Normal or Hard).
  • Looting Munitions anywhere in Fortress (Normal or Hard).

The best way to get Hellion in The First Descendant is by running around Fortress battlefields and looting and shooting every Munitions and Resource Box you find.

Reverse Charging Coil

Reverse Charging Coil The First Descendant Research Material
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You can get Reverse Charging Coils in The First Descendant by:

  • Shooting Resource Boxes anywhere in Fortress (Normal or Hard).
  • Looting Munitions anywhere in Fortress (Normal or Hard).

The best way to get Reverse Charging Coils in The First Descendant is by running around Fortress battlefields and looting and shooting every Munitions and Resource Box you find.

Polyatomic Ion Particle

Polyatomic Ion Particle The First Descendant Research Material
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You can get Polyatomic Ion Particles in The First Descendant by:

  • Defeating the boss monster of the following missions in Fortress (Normal):
    • Munitions Loading Dock
    • Command Relay
    • Ship Changing Facility
    • Frozen Shipyard
    • Giant Hangar
    • High-thermal Source Detected Zone
    • Destroyed Base
    • Fortress Command Entrance

The best way to get Polyatomic Ion Particles in The First Descendant is by replaying one of the above Fortress missions that’s the easiest for you to complete and takes the least time.

Deformed Biometal

Deformed Biometal Research Materials The First Descendant
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You can get Deformed Biometal in The First Descendant by:

  • Completing the following special missions in Fortress (Normal):
    • Frozen Valley: Vulgus Strategic Outpost
    • Convertor Facility: Vulgus Strategic Outpost

The best way to get Deformed Biometal in The First Descendant is by repeatedly completing one of the Fortress Vulgus Strategic Outposts that is the quickest for you.

Balanced Plasma Battery

Balanced Plasma Battery The First Descendant Research Material
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You can get Balanced Plasma Battery in The First Descendant by:

  • Completing the following special operations in Fortress (Normal or Hard):
    • Heart of the Fortress
    • Quarantine Zone

The best way to get Balanced Plasma Battery is by completing Heart of the Fortress, as this isn’t a guaranteed drop and this Special Operation is quicker.

Pure Energy Residue

Pure Energy Residue The First Descendant Research Materials
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You can get Pure Energy Residue in The First Descendant by:

  • Decrypting Encrypted Storage Boxes in Fortress (Normal or Hard).
  • Decrypting Precise Encrypted Vaults in Fortress (Normal or Hard).
  • Decrypting Ultraprecise Encrypted Vaults in Fortress (Normal or Hard).

The best way to get Pure Energy Residue in The First Descendant is by stocking up on Code Analyzers and running through the battlefields of Fortress to unlock all the vaults you can.

Research Materials from Dismantling items

Superalloy

Super Alloy Research Material In The First Descendant
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You can get Superalloy in The First Descendant by:

  • Dismantling Standard and Rare weapons.

The best way to get Superalloy in The First Descendant is by replaying the mission that gives the most weapons in the latest battlefield you’ve unlocked. Higher level weapons offer more Superalloy. So farm them and dismantle them.

Multi-Composite Receivers

Multi Composite Receivers The First Descendant Research Material
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You can get Multi-Composite Receivers in The First Descendant by:

  • Dismantling Standard, Rare, and Ultimate weapons.

The best way to get Multi-Composite Receivers in The First Descendant is by replaying the mission that gives the most weapons in the latest battlefield you’ve unlocked. Rarer weapons offer more High Precision Exchange Components. So farm them and dismantle them. Grinding Colossi battles is also optimal.

High Precision Exchange Components

High Precision Exchange Components Research Material The First Descendant
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You can get High Precision Exchange Components in The First Descendant by:

  • Dismantling Standard, Rare, and Ultimate weapons.

The best way to get High Precision Exchange Components in The First Descendant is by replaying the mission that gives the most weapons in the latest battlefield you’ve unlocked. Rarer weapons offer more High Precision Exchange Components. So farm them and dismantle them. Grinding Colossi battles is also optimal.

Liquid Metal

Liquid Metal Research Material In The First Descendant
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You can get Liquid Metal in The First Descendant by:

  • Dismantling Standard and Rare weapons.
  • Completing two quests (one-time rewards).

The best way to get Liquid Metal in The First Descendant is by replaying the mission that gives the most weapons in the latest battlefield you’ve unlocked. Higher level weapons offer more Liquid Metal. So farm them and dismantle them.

Superconductor Core

Superconductor Core The First Desscendant Research Material
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You can get Superconductor Cores in The First Descendant by:

  • Dismantling Standard, Rare, and Ultimate Reactors.

The best way to get Superconductor Cores in The First Descendant is by replaying the easiest missions out of the ones that earn you the highest level Reactors and the most for completing it. Dismantle them all as you farm for them. Higher level Reactors give more Superconductor Cores.

Nano Compound

Nano Compound The First Descendant Research Materials
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You can get Nano Compounds in The First Descendant by:

  • Dismantling Standard, Rare, and Ultimate Reactors.

The best way to get Nano Compounds in The First Descendant is by replaying the easiest missions out of the ones that earn you the highest level Reactors and the most for completing it. Dismantle them all as you farm for them. Higher level Reactors give more Superconductor Cores.

Void Organism

Void Organism The First Descendant Research Materials
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You can get Void Organisms in The First Descendant by:

  • Dismantling Standard, Rare, and Ultimate Auxiliary Powers.
  • Dismantling Standard, Rare, and Ultimate Sensors.
  • Dismantling Standard, Rare, and Ultimate Memory.
  • Dismantling Standard, Rare, and Ultimate Processors.

The best way to get Void Organisms in The First Descendant is by replaying missions or operations that net you the most and rarest above items, and scrap them.

Research Materials from Void Fragment missions

Solenoid

Solenoid Research Material In The First Descendant
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You can get Solenoids in The First Descendant by:

  • Completing Void Fragment missions in any region (Normal).
  • Completing Void Fusion Reactor missions in any region (Normal).
  • Dismantling Standard, Rare, and Ultimate Reactors.
  • Completing 1 quest (one-time reward).

The best way to get Solenoids in The First Descendant is by repeating the latest Void Missions you’ve unlocked, as they’ll award you with the highest rate of Solenoids. Passively dismantling all spare Reactors will help.

Quantum Crystal

Carbon Crystal The First Descendant Research Materials (2)
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You can get Quantum Crystals in The First Descendant by:

  • Completing Void Fragment missions in any region (Hard).
  • Completing Void Fusion Reactor missions in any region (Hard).
  • Dismantling Standard, Rare, and Ultimate Reactors.

The best way to get Quantum Crystals in The First Descendant is by repeating the latest Void Missions you’ve unlocked (in hard mode), as they’ll award you with the highest rate of Quantum Crystals. Passively dismantling all spare Reactors will help.

And finally, we’re at the end of the list for all the Research Materials in The First Descendant. With this info, you can plan your farming strategies with ease. Just make sure you’ve got plenty of Gold to purchase all this research!


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Aidan Lambourne
Aidan Lambourne is a contributing writer for PC Invasion, with almost a couple years of experience in the industry. He has written about Roblox extensively, although has keenly covered new releases and indie games. A passionate writer and gamer, he still can't really believe he gets to indulge in both for a career.