Other Warframe Guides:
- All Cave Locations (Plains of Eidolon / Tomb Looter Achievement).
- All Cave Locations (Orb Vallis / Vallis Spelunker Achievement).
- Easy and Fast Way to Grind Standing for Vent Kids.
- Fortuna Fish Locations and Drops.
- MOA Guide + Recommended Builds.
- Kitgun Builds / Guide.
So, you want to help Biz save the endangered wildlife from The Corpus? No? You want floofs. Ok then, well atleast you’re helping. Go Talk to Biz, he can get you started.
You will Need a tranquilizer rifle, and a Lure. There are four Lures total, one for Virmink, Pobbers, Bolerolos, and Kubrodons.
Once you purchase them, you’re almost ready, you need to make a few changes to your loadout. Well, it is not required, but I highly recommend it. On my Ivara hunting loadout I essentially just went for Ability Duration, Efficiency, and Energy Max. You could also slot her faction mod for increased move speed while prowl is active, But I never found the penalty to be that annoying. On my Sentinal I use Animal Instinct to mark the animal on the map, and do not equip a sentinal weapon, as I was having issues with the sentinal murderizing my target.
All done, now we can head out there.
Tracking Your Target
Once you’re outside, Go ahead and select that tranquilizer from your gear spiral.
Open the map and you will see a bunch of blue icons. These are hunt start points.
You can head to any of these, but if you want to get a specific animal, you can narrow your search a little. Select and equip the lure for the animal you want, then open the map again. You will see only start points for that animal. For the purposes of this guide, I’ll be hunting a Vermink.
Go to one of the locations, and Somewhere nearby, there should be something on the ground
Interact with it, and a set of glowing animal tracks will appear. They can be difficult to spot on some terain types. I find jumping and Aim Gliding to get a birds-eye view to be helpful if I lose site of the tracks.
After following the tracks, you will come to the animal’s nest. This is where the kill capture takes place.
Hunting Your Target
Time to call it in, first, clear the area of any enemies, as they can spook or even kill your target. Then, stand by the nest and equip the lure. A bar will apear on your screen, use aim mode to make it easier to control, and try and line the blue dot up in the middle section of the bar so it turns purple. Press and hold your fire button, and wait for the lure to stop producing noise. A few seconds later, you will hear the animal call back to you. If you have directional audio you can turn to face the source of this sound as that is the direction the animal typically spawns in.
You will see that the bar now has a white box added too it. Line the dot up inside this box, and hold fire again. This time, while making the call, move the dot so it stays inside the box. Aim mode will help out a great deal here. If you do it right, the white box will disappear, and you will hear the animal call back you again. If you have directional audio, make any last minute adjustments and head in that direction.
If you are using Ivara like I suggested, you should activate Prowl before moving. Keep in mind the direction of the snowfall, this indicates wind direction. Animals can still smell you even if you are invisible. The animal will not be spooked right away by smell alone, but if you don’t move fast they will start running. If the animal sees you, or hears fighting it will immediately flee. If you are having trouble locating the animal, you can try using a synthesis scanner to highlight it through terrain obstructions. Additionally, Enemy Sense does makr them on the map with the normal red Blip (Another perk of playing Ivara being free Enemy Sense). In this case, I got lucky and could see the animal spawn from the nest.
Shoot it with the tranquilizer, or if playing Ivara, you can use a sleep dart. Any warframe ability that causes an animal to fall asleep without damaging them will also work. Once they are asleep, approach them and interact.
Biz will give you a comment or two about the animal, and grade your capture. Grades affect how much reputation you recieve, a “Good” capture gives normal rep and is the typical grade. A “Bad” capture gives reduced reputation and is pretty hard to achieve, you need to be detected by the animal to the point that it begins fleeing, as well as being very slow. A “Perfect” capture gives bonus reputation and is recieved by Capturing the animal quickly, not being spotted, smelled, or heard