Warframe Kavat Guide 2024 (How to Get, Genetic Code Farm, Breeding & Mods)

There are several companions that you can choose from to join you in battle and one of the types of companions is Kavats.

These feline buddies can be quite useful to use during missions and can be a nuisance to the foes that try to get in your way.

While favored by many of the Tenno, obtaining a Kavat requires a bit more effort to obtain, unlike the other companions in the game.Warframe Kavat


Kavats are feline creatures that can be found in the missions where they are wild and roam, living off of the infested.

During missions in the Derelict, one may notice Kavats roaming while cloaked, hard to see without a scanner, or unless they are uncloaked for a certain reason.

They may be found wandering or fighting infested and other enemies that may be in the Derelict missions, which allows you to scan them.

These Kavats are wild and will attack when provoked by the player or other enemies and usually come in groups of 3 or more in certain areas in the missions.

How To Get Kavats?Kavat Genetic Code

Kavat Genetic Code is a resource in the game that contains the genetic code or DNA used to create Kavats in an incubator.

To breed Kavats, you will need to have Kavat Genetic Code which is a requirement for their breeding process.

You will need 10 Kavat Genetic Codes to breed a Kavat, which makes obtaining these a necessary step before you can start.

How To Get Kavat Genetic Code?Kavat Genetic Code can be purchased in the market

Kavat Genetic Codes can be obtained by scanning Feral Kavats, which are often found waiting, roaming, and ambushing their prey on Deimos.

These creatures often spawn in groups of 3 and are usually cloaked before they begin to attack targets that they find as threats.

Once you spot a Feral Kavat, you will need to scan it with a Codex Scanner or Synthesis Scanner to get a chance to obtain a Kavat Genetic Code. (25% Chance per scan)

Kavat Genetic Code may also be purchased in bulk from the Market in your Orbiter, costing you 95 Platinum for the Kavat Starter Kit or 5 Platinum for one Kavat Genetic Code.

Where To Get Kavat Genetic Code?

Feral Kavats can only be found in Orokin Derelict Tilesets, which were a part of the Orokin Derelict in previous versions of the game but are now found on Deimos.

These missions will often have Feral Kavats spawned at the start, and you will need to search around for them, which will result in them roaming around cloaked or fighting other targets.

The following are the missions where you may find Feral Kavats:

  • Horend (Capture)
  • Phlegyas (Exterminate)
  • Formido (Sabotage)
  • Dirus (Mobile Defense)
  • Hyf (Defense)
  • Magnacidium (Assassination)
  • Terrorem (Survival)
  • Exequias (Assassination)

Finding And Scanning Kavats



You will need to make sure that you have a scanner ready in your gear which you will need to find and scan the Kavats for their Kavat Genetic Code.

Using a synthesis scanner with widgets may prove useful since these may make the scanning process easier and more efficient in ways of scanning faster, having unlimited scans, and double scanning.

Without a scanner, you will not be able to obtain the Kavat Genetic Code as the Feral Kavats need to be scanned.

Choosing a Mission

Selecting the mission to get Feral Kavats

Knowing that Feral Kavats can only be found in Deimos, you will need to choose where you will search for them and what type of mission you prefer.

Choosing a mission that you can complete easily is vital so that you can easily extract from the mission afterward.

Some of the best missions for this would be Horend, Phlegyas, or Terrorem as these are easy to complete and give you time to roam.

Scanning Kavats

Scanning Kavats

Once the mission you have selected begins, you can either complete the objective first or begin searching for Feral Kavats.

Feral Kavats that are attacking enemies can easily be scanned but some will be cloaked and will only be visible through your scanner.

Scan the Feral Kavat as you would do with any other enemy and once complete, you may or may not obtain a Kavat Genetic Code.

Disabling Feral Kavats

Certain Warframe abilities make it easy for you to scan Feral Kavats by disabling them but some of these may require that you mod your Warframe to deal less damage with abilities.

  • Banshee – Silence
  • Equinox – Rest & Rage
  • Excalibur – Radial Javelin/ Radial Blind
  • Frost – Avalanche
  • Harrow – Condemn
  • Inaros – Desiccation
  • Ivara – Quiver (Sleep Arrow)
  • Khora – Ensare & Strangledome
  • Limbo – Stasis
  • Nekros – Terrify
  • Nidus – Larva & Parasitic Link
  • Nova – Molecular Prime (Slowva Build)
  • Nyx – Mind Control
  • Rhino – Rhino Stomp
  • Trinity – Well of Life & Energy Vampire
  • Valkyr – Warcry
  • Vauban – Bastille

Breeding KavatsKVGD-16

To begin breeding a Kavat head to the incubator located in your orbiter and interact with it to open the menu, where you can choose it as an option.

In the menu, select “Kavat Breeding” and this will bring you to the menu where you can choose to use a set of Kavat Genetic Codes that you have obtained.

Once you have selected “Kavat Breeding”, check if you have all the requirements to breed the Kavat and proceed. (This requires that you have a Kavat Incubator Segment installed)


Once you have all the requirements and you are ready to breed a Kavat, select the “Begin Incubation” option at the bottom of the breeding guide.

From here you may choose if you wish to do a random incubation if it is your first time breeding a Kavat which will give you a random Kavat.

If you wish to create a specific Kavat you may choose to place Kavat imprints if you have purchased them from another player or borrowed from another player.


Start the incubation process and wait for the Kavat to be finished, which can also be rushed if you want to skip the waiting time.

After the Kavat has been incubated, you may claim it and may now use it as a companion by equipping it through your Arsenal Menu.

Kavat Incubator Segment

You will have to have a Kavat Incubator Upgrade Segment before you can begin using Kavat Genetic Code for breeding Kavats.

You can get the Kavat Incubator Upgrade Segment Blueprint from the Clan Dojo Tenno Lab or obtain it as a drop when killing Hyekka Masters.

Crafting a Kavat Incubator Upgrade Segment requires that you are at least Mastery Rank 5 before you can craft it.

This can also be purchased from the Market aboard your Orbiter for 175 Platinum.

Types of Kavats

There are 2 Kavats that can be randomly bred in Warframe which are the Smeeta and the Adarza Kavat which each have different abilities and uses in the game.

Having one of each can be useful depending on which missions you will be on as they focus on different abilities and can benefit you greatly depending on which mission you partake.

Each Kavat can use most mods but depending on which type of Kavat you have, it will be able to use certain specific mods only usable by that type which grants them the usage of their main abilities.

1) Smeeta Kavat


The Smeeta Kavat is a more of an all-around Kavat which can benefit you by granting you several random buffs during missions.

These buffs have a certain period of time that they will last depending on which buff is given by the Smeeta Kavat.

The Smeeta Kavat has the following abilities:

A) Charm


Charm allows the Smeeta Kavat to buff the player every 27 seconds (at max rank) which gives them a random buff that benefits them for a certain period of time based on the buff.

The following are the buffs that the Kavat can grant the user:

  • Doubled Pickup and Affinity – causes most of the picked up resources, pickups and affinity to be doubled, giving you extra resources, greater amounts of affinity and higher gains from pickups. (Lasts 120 Seconds)
  • Rare Resources – gives you one of the planets random resources during a mission on the said planet. (Happens randomly during mission)
  • Reinforced Shields – when hit the Kavat can prevent you from taking damage and additionally give you overshields. (Occurs upon taking damage)
  • Instant Reload – when reloading the Kavat can cause you to instantly reload your equipped weapon. (Triggers when reloading)
  • Energy Refund – returns energy consumed when you cast or channel abilities. (lasts 10 seconds)
  • Critical Chance Bonus – Increases your critical chance of your weapons by tiers allowing greater critical damage as well as affecting the damage of some of your abilities. (Lasts 30 seconds)

This is one of the most well-known abilities of the Kavat as not only do these provide benefits to the user but they also increase the efficiency during missions.

One of the favorite buffs of the Smeeta Kavat by players is the Double Resources buff, due to the fact that it greatly helps with farming (stacks with resource booster) and it even doubles resources gained such as Cryotic and Kuva.

The buffs of the Smeeta Kavat only benefit its owner and not their allies.

B) Mischief


Mischief allows the Smeeta Kavat to become invisible every 7 seconds (at max rank) as a decoy of itself draws the attention of enemies.

As an addition the decoy has a chance to evade damage (not take damage from a source) which allows it to stay longer once created by the Smeeta Kavat.

This becomes useful during missions as it gives the players the opportunity of taking advantage of moments where the enemies are distracted and since the attention of the enemies is drawn, the users become safer for the time being.

Not only does it benefit the players but the Kavat as well as having the decoy constantly drawing fire away from both the player and the Kavat will increase both of their survivability.

The Decoy has 100% critical chance along with a 2x critical multiplier and has 50% of the health that the Smeeta Kavat originally has.

The Smeeta Kavat will remain cloaked and can attack enemies without breaking invisibility for the duration that the decoy remains active.

2) Adarza Kavat


The Adarza Kavat is more of an offensive Kavat, granting bonus damage to the team as well as being able to deal damage to enemies.

Unlike the Smeeta Kavat, the Adarza Kavat only has one buff from its mods but this affects the whole team instead of only its user.

The Adarza Kavat has the following abilities:

A) Cat’s Eye


Cat’s Eye allows the Adarza Kavat to frequently grant its user and allies an extra 60% (at max rank) increased critical chance in a radius around it every 20 seconds.

The critical chance does not affect current critical chance but instead adds a flat 60% to whatever critical chance the weapon they have has making this very useful for those who have critical builds.

This also benefits users with other weapon builds as the flat amount of critical chance will ensure any weapon has a high chance to deal critical hits.

This ability occurs only when an enemy is within radius which makes it useful not having it randomly cast by the Adarza Kavat when no enemies are around.

B) Reflect


Reflect gives the Adarza Kavat the ability to prevent damage while amplifying it back to the enemy with 60% more damage (at max rank) allowing it to deal damage to enemies that are attacking.

This becomes useful when a lot of enemies are attacking as the Adarza Kavat can easily deal damage back to them.

Kavat Mods

There are many mods that companions can equip but there are mods that are only usable by Kavats as well.

These may be equipped by both the Smeeta Kavat and Adarza Kavat along with other mods available for similar companions.

You can use different mods to make the preferred Kavat build that suits your playstyle and change it at anytime you want.

Here is are the specific mods usable by both of the Kavats:



Swipe allows the Kavat to hit multiple enemies with a single attack within a 2-meter range (at max rank) making it possible for it to both damage or kill multiple enemies quickly.

This becomes useful as it allows the Kavat to help its owner dispatch enemies quickly and as it fights alongside them.

Swipe also benefits the Pounce ability making it have great synergy when the two mods are equipped.


Pounce Kavat Mod

Pounce allows the Kavat to leap at an enemy to attack them as well as cause them to be stunned for a certain amount of time.

This ability will stun an enemy for 8 seconds and deal 90% damage to them (at max rank) which can open enemies up to be killed with finishers.

Having Swipe equipped will cause this to hit multiple enemies, stunning all enemies affected as well as dealing damage and opening them up to finishers as well.

Equipping a Kavat with Pounce becomes useful for giving the Kavat a boost when attacking enemies as well as being good for crowd control as it can stun enemies.

Sense Danger

Sense Danger Kavat Mod

Sense Danger allows the Kavat to detect and alert its owner of nearby enemies, revealing their location on the mini map as well as causing them to glow or be highlighted allowing you to see them easily.

This reveals the location of enemies in a 50-meter radius for 25 seconds (at max rank) allowing you to make use of the ability to detect the location of enemies as well as where they are heading.

Using this can be useful when doing mission where you need to figure out where enemies are coming from or heading so you can plan your movement or position as well as find enemies that are unseen on your mini map.

Sharpened Claws

Sharpened Claws Kavat Mod

Sharpened Claws allows the Kavat to deal a deadly attack which deals 300% more damage and reduces armor by 120% (at max rank)

This will become useful when there are enemies that are tough to kill as the Kavat will not only attack them but they will also cause the enemy to become weaker, allowing its user to deal more damage to the target.

Territorial Aggression

Territorial Aggression Kavat Mod

Territorial Aggression allows the Kavat to mark an area as its own causing any nearby wild creatures to be pacified for 15 seconds within 40 range (at max rank) allowing the user to take advantage of the moment.

Although this might not be one of the most important mods, it can come in handy when one needs to scan or deal with wild creatures during missions.

Tek Enhance

Tek Enhance Kavat Mod

Tek Enhance increases the duration of Kavat abilities by 30% (at max rank) which comes in handy for boosting the abilities that it has.

Its set bonus allows the Kavat to mark a 3-meter area every 60 seconds which will cause enemies to take 50 damage.

This is useful as it not only has a set bonus but it also increases the duration of the Kavat’s abilities making it more proficient during missions.

Tek Assault

Tek Assault Kavat Mod

Tek Assault allows the Kavat to stay alive even after taking fatal damage, giving it a chance to recover and continue fighting instead of bleeding out.

This has a 60% chance to occur and will also cause the Kavat to become immune for 4 seconds (at max rank) allowing it and its user to take advantage of the borrowed time.

With this mod the Kavat can be more efficient and continue fighting when it could have been downed by an enemy, thus granting it more survivability.

Being a Tek mod, this also gives the set bonus and with more than one Tek mod equipped, the bonus of the set mods will increase per mod equipped.


Each Kavat has its abilities, making one type better for a Tenno depending on how they strategize in certain missions.

The Smeeta Kavat is often favored by players who wish to do more farming and make use of its random buffs while the Adarza Kavat is sought out for its boost to Critical Chance.

Whether it’s for farming or to take out your enemies easily, Kavats are some of the best companions that you can get and will prove to be useful for any Tenno.

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2 thoughts on “Warframe Kavat Guide 2024 (How to Get, Genetic Code Farm, Breeding & Mods)”

    • Thanks for pointing that out. Back then a Radial Javelin would be good enough for other players as it could hold down the kavats, damage everything but leave the kavate with some health but it is true that the Radial blind/howl does give a good advantage with the crowd control. we have added it


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