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Kavat 101 -A Full Breeding Guide


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Kavats 101 - A Full Breeding Guide!

 

Kavats are a wonderful and beloved companion to your warframe! And whilst they do not have rare traits to breed like kubrow there are several head and tail types to choose, along with energy colours!

This guide will give you full details on how to obtain a Kavat, how to breed them, what types you can obtain and how to identify all the head and tail types. There is also a handy price guide at the end.

 

Kavat DNA -How and Where to find it!

 

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In order make a Kavat you first need to get a ‘Kavat Incubator Upgrade Segment’ for your Incubator. You can buy it for 175 platinum in the market or if you are in a Clan you can research it in the Dojo and buy it in the ‘Tenno Lab’. It costs 15,000 credits to buy the blueprint and then the following to build: 100,000 credits / 1 argon / 10 kavat codes / 120,000 alloy plate.

The blueprint also drops from Hyekka masters.

 

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Once you have the upgrade you then need a set of 10 DNA Codes. You can buy Codes in the Warframe Market for 5 platinum each (so 50 platinum total) or you can obtain them from scanning wild Kavats, which can only be found in the Orokin Derelict. There is a 15% chance you will get a DNA Code every time you scan a Kavat. Occasionally there is also Alerts that will Reward you with 5 DNA Codes.

 

Tips and Tricks to get Codes faster:

  • Bring any Frame that can slow the Wild Kavats to make them easier to scan (such as a Slow Nova or using ‘Disarm’ on Loki)

  • Use the Synoid Helicore melee, which will Scan anything it kills

  • Be sure to get the upgrades for your Scanners (at Cephalon Simaris) - especially the upgrade that gives you a chance for a double scan and the one that makes scanning faster - the Wild Kavats can move pretty fast.

  • Play the missions solo, or go in a group with the goal of Scanning Kavats - randoms on public will kill them before you can Scan them.

  • Personally I find Captures and Exterminates the fastest way to find Kavats, there are generally 4-8 Kavats in each mission.

  • If you already have a Smeeta Kavat, you can sometimes get double DNA from its ‘Charm’ (see Types section for more info) but you need to make sure your Kavat isn’t going to kill the Wild Kavats before you can Scan it.

  • Don't bring a Companion or Sentinel with a Weapon if you think it is able to ‘one shot’ or quickly kill things.

 

Once you have your 10 DNA Codes you need a 'Power Core' in order to get one you can either buy one for 35 platinum in the market or buy a reusable Blueprint for 50,000 credits. Building a Power Core takes 8 hours (unless you rush it) it also needs; 1 Argon Crystal, 2 Control Modules, 4,500 Nano Spores and 100,000 credits.     

 

Incubation takes two days, your kitten will then be ready to be named. Once named your Kavat will be able to roam around your ship and may be kept as a kitten forever if you desire, however it can't go on Missions and you can't take Imprints until it is grown up. To Mature a Kavat you simply click 'Mature (Kavat’s Name)' at the Incubator. Adult Kavats also roam around the ship but you can only have one Kavat or Kubrow out at a time.                                

 

I highly recommend getting the upgrade segment from a dojo for you incubator. This not only makes incubation take a day (instead of two) and it will put your pet into stasis should it get low on health (so it doesn't die). It also makes stasis recovery half an hour, which you can then rush for only 10k credits.     

   

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If you click 'Random Incubation' it is just that -you will get a completely random Kavat! That means its breed type (eg Smeeta or Adraza) will be random, what colours, head and tail you will get will be completely down to RNG.               

                               

If you click 'Begin Combined Incubation' you will need two imprints of any Kavat you wish, you can either pick two from the same kavat or two different ones to try and combine things like colours or get a more desirable head and tail combination etc.                                 

                               

Genetic Code Templates --Imprints:

You can take imprints from an adult Kavat, this makes a 'copy' of that Kavat, retaining the colours, pattern, head and tail type on the print. Gender is not carried on the imprints and is random every time you breed.

As stated before you can use these prints to breed a new Kavat. In order to take a print you must build a template, which is done by a reusable blueprint found in the market. Once the template is built you can then take a print from any active adult Kavat you have. You can only take two prints from one Kavat.                                

 

2) Caring for your Kavat!

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Kavats like Kubrows lose 10% of their 'genetic stability' a day aka health -only 5% if you have the incubator upgrade. if a companion hits -100% health it dies!

In order to keep it healthy you need to give it DNA stabilizers, these can be brought at 6 to a pack for 75,000 credits. one 'dose' restores 40% of its health.                     

 

If your Kavat falls during battle (and 'dies') it will return back to your ship, however it will affect its loyalty, which in turn affects how much damage a Kavat does. Petting your Kavat will restore this, but only has effect up to three times a day.

If a Kavat is in stasis it will not lose health and having the upgraded segment means your Kavat will automatically go into stasis if it is low on health so it doesn’t die.

 

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3) Types of Kavats!

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There was currently only two types of Kavat, Smeeta and Adraza, both have different abilities.

 

Smeeta - “This sly feline is playful yet devious.” -Smeeta has two main abilities:

charm -Smeeta Kavat bestows its owner with good fortune during the course of a mission. ( charm can do a few things -give you double resources of anything you pick up whilst its active, buff shields and more)

Mischief -Allows Smeeta Kavat to become invisible while a decoy kavat draws fire by running toward the enemy.

 

Adraza - “Piercing eyes reflect deadly instincts.” -Adraza has two main abilities:

Cat’s eye -Adarza Kavat grants increased critical chance to all nearby Tenno for a short duration.

Reflect -Adarza Kavat will occasionally reflect and amplify damage back to an enemy.

 

4) Heads and Tails! Identifying them!

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There is currently four head types and five tail types available! No head or tail is more rare than any other so every type has an equal chance of occurring when randomly breeding.

 

Although there is no rarity some head types and tail types are more popular than others. Below is an example of each head and tail type. I have arranged them in order of general popularity (or rather what I have found after breeding and selling over 60 Kavats)

 

There are no official names for each head and tail type however I have labeled them under the most commonly used names for each type.

 

HEADS!

Big Tuffed Ears: (A head with long ears and tuffs of fur on the top of them)

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Big Balled Ears: (A head with long ears but with ball like bits on the top)

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Fennec Fox: (A head with short wide ears)

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Persian: (A squashed, squat head with floppy ears and tuffs of fur on each sides of the face)

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TAILS!

 

Leaf Tail: (Along leaf shaped tail, which doesn’t use the Kavat’s energy colour)

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Arrow Tail: (A tail with five arrow shaped spikes, the tips glow with the Kavat’s energy colour)

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Peacock Tail: (A tail with a peacock like appearance, with the ‘eyes’ glowing with the Kavat’s energy colour)

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Guppy Tail (Also known as Betta Tail -A long fish like tail, with spots that glow with the Kavat’s energy colour)

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Mermaid Tail: (Also known as a Fan Tail -A short wide tail which glows with the Kavat’s energy colour on the bottom)

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5) Colours, Patterns and Armour!

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No colour is rare for a kavat as every colour that can be bred on a Kavat, can be brought from the warframe market! Each colour also has an equal chance of being produced when making a random Kavat.

This means that colour isn’t as important as getting a desired head/tail combination but Kavats with a nice natural colour harmony tend to be more desired and saleable.

 

Kavats have four colour slots, which can be identified by looking at the following picture. -There is currently only one type of pattern that can be produced via breeding. (Hythinth pattern)

 

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Although there is no rare colours a 100% solid natural coloured Kavat could be considered rare. (so a completely red Kavat or an all yellow one), especially if the energy colour matched.

Due to the wide range of colours available this is harder to breed and a less common occurrence, I have only ever seen one or two full colour Kavats about, and they are generally sought after.

 

You can buy all the colours you can breed on the market, so you can colour your Kavat any way you wish (though this won't be carried onto prints, only its natural colours will be) There is also several different patterns you can buy on the market to decorate your Kavat with.

 

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Eye and Energy colours!

 

Energy colour is the only thing you can not change on your Kavat. No energy colour is rare but some tend to be more popular than others.

Below is an example of each energy colour available. Sometimes the colours on the Kavat can affect what the colour looks like, if you want to be sure, set the Kavat’s fur colour to all white or black for the best results.

 

Alternatively if you have the 'ki'teer sekhara' emblem or the 'Sevati Sekhara' emblem, attaching them to your Kavat means they will use the energy colour of your Kavat making it easy to see what energy colour they have.(You attach them under 'Appearance' and 'Regalia' section)

 

You could also take it into a mission an use a mod like 'scene danger' on your Kavat, which will cause enemies to glow with your Kavats energy colour.

                               

Blue, Green and Orange tend to be the most popular. Sadly there is no ‘red’ energy.

 

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Update: there is a Iilac energy, I just need to add a example of it here. 

Please note that the eye colour chart on the Warframe wiki is currently incorrect.

Lilic doesn’t exist. The closest we have is a pinky white, which can be affected by the Kavat’s coat colours and general lighting. (feel free to message me and prove me wrong -I would love to see a true Lilic energy Kavat.)

 

 

Amour:

There is various types of armour you can buy in the Warframe Market to decorate your Kavat with. These are purely cosmetic and don’t effect your kavat in anyway.

 

Kuva Armour:

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Hyekka skin! If you've ever wanted a ugly Gineer Kavat you can also buy the Hyekka Kavat skin which also changes the shape and build of your Kavat to make it look like one. (again this isn’t carried on imprints and is purely cosmetic)

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6) Selling Imprints! What Are they Worth?!

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Things to remember before buying or selling:

  • ALL COLOURS can be found and brought on the marketplace so there is no rare ‘natural only’ coloration.

  • The HEADS and TAILS all have an % chance of being produced. Same goes for energy colours.

  • Smeeta and Adaraza have an equal chance of occurring.

  • Gender is the only thing that isn’t carried over in prints but there is no visual differences between male and female Kavats.

  • Hythinth Pattern is the only naturally occurring pattern.  

 

This means that all Kavats will have about the same value, it just depends how much you are willing to pay for a particular head/tail combination you want.

 

You may sell your kavat for as much or as little as you like! This guide is here just to help you get a rough idea of current prices that I have seen most Kavats for sale at.

 

Generally I have found Kavats to sell for the following sort of prices, though in the trade chat you can rarely get hidden gems for as low as 20-40p a set of prints.

   

Big Eared Kavats with either Leaf, Peacock, Guppy or Arrow tail:  60-150p

Big Eared Kavats with mermaid tail: 40-80p

Persian faced Kavats (any tail): 20-50p

Fennec Fox faced Kavats (any tail): 30-80p

--Mermaid (short tails) seem the least popular along with the Persian face.

 

A full same coloured Kavat (so sold yellow or red etc) will probably sell for 200-500p depending on the colour, (a full grey one wouldn’t be very popular, but a full bright blue one or yellow one would be for example, especially if it has a desired head/tail combo and matching energy colour) Triple coloured Kavats also tend to be a bit more popular and would probably be worth higher than the average Kavat (so 120-200p)

 

Want to talk more about Kavats? Come and join the kavat breeders society on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1042633549149290/

 

Our Kubrow fb page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/321512584651651/

 

Alternatively join the kubrow and kavat breeders on discord:

https://discord.gg/w8uH4mF

 

Please also check the Full Kubrow Breeding Guide:

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Doxorn said:

Please change the text color to automatic because it's hard to read for Dark Forums Theme users.

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im in the process of sorting out all  the images and stuch atm. its a long post so it take a while to copy things over to the forum and not have things mess up. >..<

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30 minutes ago, Doxorn said:

Please change the text color to automatic because it's hard to read for Dark Forums Theme users.

This should be fixed now, thanks. (though it wont let me change the bullet point sections to automatic, and I have no idea why :/ )

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3 minutes ago, morningstar999 said:

could you show a pic of it in stasis? the light of your ship might be throwing off the colour I'm not sure.

Sure.

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I hope the energy color is more clear despite that it changed his fur colors to my default coloration for him.

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3 minutes ago, OkamiA said:

Sure.

 

I hope the energy color is more clear despite that it changed his fur colors to my default coloration for him.

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ahh it does seem like it might be darker than the other pink but I can't be 100% sure prehaps Lilac is a thing after all :/ 

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ahh it does seem like it might be darker than the other pink but I can't be 100% sure prehaps Lilac is a thing after all :/ 

It seems to be really rare. I dunno how I got lucky enough to have a lilac energy kitty. I see the energy effects of charm being that color as well.

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Nice guide, a few notes though:

Split the first paragraph into to. Kavat DNA and Imprinting. 

Because basically those are two different things wich have to be looked at separately 

 

 

Next thing is a question :

 

I don't know about breeding kavats or kubrows. So there are those two pieces of information that don't look that consistent to me:

 

"if you click 'Random Incubation' it is just that -you will get a completely random Kavat! That means its breed type (eg Smeeta or Adraza) will be random"

"Gender is not carried on the imprints and is random every time you breed"

 

is this gender directed at the type? I already said that I have never looked into breeding so I don't know of those pets really have a gender 

 

for me the most important thing is getting both types for mastery fodder (I'm a sentinel guy....) but it looks like I can't control what type/kind/gender I get

 

so: Imprinting only for looks?

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8 minutes ago, xXFlippyXx said:

Nice guide, a few notes though:

Split the first paragraph into to. Kavat DNA and Imprinting. 

Because basically those are two different things wich have to be looked at separately 

 

 

Next thing is a question :

 

I don't know about breeding kavats or kubrows. So there are those two pieces of information that don't look that consistent to me:

 

"if you click 'Random Incubation' it is just that -you will get a completely random Kavat! That means its breed type (eg Smeeta or Adraza) will be random"

"Gender is not carried on the imprints and is random every time you breed"

 

is this gender directed at the type? I already said that I have never looked into breeding so I don't know of those pets really have a gender 

 

for me the most important thing is getting both types for mastery fodder (I'm a sentinel guy....) but it looks like I can't control what type/kind/gender I get

 

so: Imprinting only for looks?

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because the imprint bit was so small i didnt think it needed its own section but i could change that.

what I mean by 'gender is random' is that imprints do not carry the gender of the kavat so when making one from imprints gender is still rng.

people will combine/ use prints to make a kavat they like the looks of, but it also carries the breed type so if you want to be 100% sure you get the right breed then its best to use imprints for that.

 

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19 minutes ago, morningstar999 said:

because the imprint bit was so small i didnt think it needed its own section but i could change that.

what I mean by 'gender is random' is that imprints do not carry the gender of the kavat so when making one from imprints gender is still rng.

people will combine/ use prints to make a kavat they like the looks of, but it also carries the breed type so if you want to be 100% sure you get the right breed then its best to use imprints for that.

 

Well, your other paragraphs aren't that long either (if you take out the images). It would help remove the clutter. And from a breeders perspective (if i would want to go in depth into breeding) the thing with imprints is important. As i've said, i neither bred kubrows nor kavats (except for the quest kubrow) so that part isn't clarified enough to get a grasp of how imprints work. This is mostly because it's either inconsistent (using the words type/gender) or some information is missing. What i want to know is this:

Can i determine what type of Kavat (Smeeta or Adraza) with the use of imprints

Maybe you could make a clear listing of what will carry over by using imprints by doing a listing. For Example:

Will carry over:

- Colors

- Pattern

- Head and Tail Type

 

Will not Carry over:

- Type

- Gender

this would make it a lot of easier to grasp the most important informations. Hiding this stuff in written text isn't entirely wrong but from an informational point of view, but it's bad practice because this makes the reader reread the paragraph a few times.

 

Edit:

One more thing i'd like to know:

Are imprints used on Kavats reusable?

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2 minutes ago, xXFlippyXx said:

Well, your other paragraphs aren't that long either (if you take out the images). It would help remove the clutter. And from a breeders perspective (if i would want to go in depth into breeding) the thing with imprints is important. As i've said, i neither bred kubrows nor kavats (except for the quest kubrow) so that part isn't clarified enough to get a grasp of how imprints work. This is mostly because it's either inconsistent (using the words type/gender) or some information is missing. What i want to know is this:

Can i determine what type of Kavat (Smeeta or Adraza) with the use of imprints

Maybe you could make a clear listing of what will carry over by using imprints by doing a listing. For Example:

Will carry over:

- Colors

- Pattern

- Head and Tail Type

 

Will not Carry over:

- Type

- Gender

this would make it a lot of easier to grasp the most important informations. Hiding this stuff in written text isn't entirely wrong but from an informational point of view, but it's bad practice because this makes the reader reread the paragraph a few times.

yeah I could split it up a little more, the main reason its in parts is because of all the images.

(type is carried on imprints )

"You can take imprints from an adult Kavat, this makes a 'copy' of that Kavat, retaining the colours, pattern, head and tail type on the print. Gender is not carried on the imprints and is random every time you breed. "

I mean I can list it but I thought it was straightforward enough not to need it.  :/ there's not that many things and because gender is the only random thing.... 

thanks for the feedback.

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For scanning Kavats (or anything, really), I'm using Helios with the Investigator mod. It scans objects/enemies within a 50 meter radius of its line of sight (maxed out mod). But be prepared to spend a lot of scans, though. I usually buy around 100 scans (25 scans for 500 credits in the market) before entering a mission...

http://warframe.wikia.com/wiki/Investigator

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