Rare crafting materials, as the name suggests, are difficult-to-find commodities in ME: Andromeda. These materials include Element Zero, titanium, platinum, vanadium and Eiroch fluid sacs. While sparse, you can find them scattered around the game, both at vendors and through mining. In this guide, we’ll show you where to find rare crafting materials in Mass Effect Andromeda.
Element Zero (Ez) might just be the rarest material in Mass Effect Andromeda. It’s a classic staple of the series, since when you run an electrical current through it, it creates dark energy manipulated into the mass effect field, allowing faster-than-light travel. If you’re lucky, you might get it from a vendor, but you’ll probably need the Black Market Connections cryo pod perk. It might also appear in Remnant tech, tough, again, very rarely. Somemetimes the gold loot boxes in multiplayer can have it.
Your best bet to get Element Zero is to do orbital scans and mine it with the Nomad. The planet where you can find Element Zero is Voeld in the Nol system. Also, make sure to scan the anomalies at the edge of the Zheng He system, and the one outside the fourth orbit of in Sabeng. Element Zero is necessary in a large number of different blueprints.
- Melee Weapons (Biotic Amplifier, Kett Vakarsh, Krogan Hammer)
- Pistols (Carnifex, M-25 Hornet, M-3 Predator, M-5 Phalanx, N7 Eagle, N7 Hurricane, Scorpion, Talon)
- Shotguns (Disciple, Reegar Carbine, Ruzad)
- Assault Rifles (M-37 Falcon, M-8 Avenger, M-96 Mattock, N7 Valkyrie, Revenant)
- Sniper Rifles (Black Widow, Incisor, Lanat, M-80 Indra, Shadow, Widow)
You can buy titanium (Ti) off of the general merchant on the Nexus, and a number of other vendors across the game. The best way to both mine and shop for titanium is Kadara in the Govorkam system. You can mine for it with the Nomad, since you can find deposits via orbital scan. Also, the vendors have a higher likelihood to have some titanium in stock. However, you might also find some on H-047c. We’ll update the guide once we find more locations.
Here are some of the blueprints that require titanium.
- Angaran Armor Set
- Hyperguardian Armor Set
- Initiative Armor Set
- Pathfinder Armor Set
- Remnant Armor Set
Platinum (Pt) can be obtained at certain vendors, but you can also get it yourself with the Nomad. Of course, you can detect it using the orbital scan. The best places to look for deposits of this material are Havarl in the Faroang system, and, once again, Voeld. We’ll add more information once we dig it up.
Platinum can be used as a crafting element in the following blueprints.
- Maverick Armor Set
- N7 Armor Set
Vanadium (V) can, fortunately, be found very near the beginning of the game. More specifically, on Eos. Another place where you can both mine it from the Nomad is, once again, on Kadara. There might be vendors on Kadara and elsewhere that you can purchase vanadium from, but we haven’t been able to confirm that. It’s used in a slew of different weapon blueprints, as seen below.
- Melee Weapons (Angaran Firaan, Asari Sword, Electric Firaan, Kett Carfalon, Omni-Blade, Remnant Cryo Gauntlet)
- Pistols (Charger, Equalizer, Rozerad, Sidewinder, Ushior)
- Assault Rifles (Cyclone, P.R.W., Sandstorm, Soned, Sweeper, Thokin, Zalkin)
- Shotguns (Dhan, Hesh, M-23 Katana, N7 Crusader, N7 Piranha, Scattershot, Venom)
- Sniper Rifles (Inferno, Isharay, N7 Valiant, Naladen, Raptor, Vanquisher, Viper
Eiroch Fluid Sacs
While Eiroch fluid sacs aren’t too rare of a material, you can’t mine it. Instead, you’ll have to look for and hunt wild Eirochs, and they should drop the material after you kill them. Alternatively, they might appear at a vendor, though we haven’t confirmed that yet. When we do, we’ll update the guide.
The crafting material itself is a necessary component in some armor and assault rifle blueprints. Check them out below.
- Kett Armor Set
- Soned Assault Rifle