Ahoy thar, Legion! So you got yerself a Kubrow of every size n’ style, but maybe you wanna scale things back a bit and try something a little smaller and hands-free? Sounds like you want yerself a Katbrow! Or a “Kavat” if ya wanna be weird about it >.> Let’s take a look at all the things you’ll need beforehand: Numba One: An Incubator Segment I’m gonna assume you have this one installed already as ya kinda need it for a Kubrow, but if you don’t and ya need one, check out our previous pet guide to get ya up to speed on that in a jiffy! I’ll put a link up on screen and in the description if ya need it.
Numba Two! A Kavat Incubator Upgrade Segment Ironically this one isn’t top priority, but you’ll need one eventually. I’ll give ya tips on that in just a sec, but to craft this you’ll need 100,000 credits, 1 argon crystal, and 120,000 alloy plate. Protip: that’s just to equip it onto your ship. In order to actually hatch up a Kavat that’s gonna cost an Incubator Power Core which itself is another 100,000 credits and Argon. Prices are a bit steep, so if you are just getting started and don’t have a metric ton of spare materials like this lyin’ around, feel free to make and upgrade the weapons you need first and come back to Kavats when you can more easily afford it. If you’re still here I’m gonna assume you’re serious about getting yourself a space kat, which is good because you’ll have to be for this next part: Kavat DNA samples.
You’ll need quite a lot of em to get anywhere with this process, and my what a process it is! In order to scan a Kavat, you can’t just scan a Grineer version, oh no, you need a wild, feral one. These guys only spawn in Derelict missions, which means you’ll need to make Derelict keys. Might as well equip a Dragon Key while you’re at it for a shot at corrupted mods, you’re gonna be here awhile. Kavats… cloak. So you’ll NEED to use the scanner to see them. If you are lucky you might spot them shimmering like predator before say, you activate the survival mission, but as that only works when they aren’t aggrod on anything, and since they can wander all over the level, probably not gonna get this very often. So in practice you’ll have to take a few steps, scan, take a few steps, scan. And on the really long, twisty derelict tilesets this can get monotonous fast. You can sometimes see infested fighting something instead of you, that’s a good time to whip out the scanner and take a look. So ya found one, but how to you scan it? Assumin’ ya got one of the Scanners equipped with ammunition for the shot, go figure the things are both fast, jittery, and really skinny so holding the scanner on them long enough to take an action shot isn’t in the cards.
If you’re not taking a picture of them docile you’ll need an ability to stop them in their tracks long enough to scan them but not strong enough to kill them, as you can’t scan a corpse. I opted to take Inaros as I can lock em down fairly safely with his stun, but take whoever ya like. Note: that previous tip I mentioned about getting the kavat segment? Since you’ll be doing a lot of derelict runs, odds are you’ll clash with Grinner quite a few times. When you see the cat ladies with flame throwers, keep an eye out. These have a chance to drop the blueprint free of charge and I got two this way after I bought one. If you do need to buy it, hit up your or someone else’s clan dojo, luckily it’s not really expensive once researched. The process itself isn’t overtly difficult, but the RNG involved can be quite brutal. Ya see, just because you scanned them doesn’t mean you got a DNA sample from it. Each time you are able to get a scan you only have a 15% chance to get DNA. And that was _after_ they buffed it ^_^ And if you or the enemy kills them off too soon you get no scan at all.
So you might be wondering, “Say, PsyCo. Couldn’t it be possible to get some really bad strings of luck and not get any DNA samples for hours?” Why, that’s a very good observation, Legion! That exact thing happened to me! You need 10 to complete the Kavat incubator and I was stuck at 6 outta 10 for a solid two and a half hours with many scans and no luck at all. Quite a lot of fun and choice words were had hitting those extraction screens, I tell you hwat. But from what I’ve read, I didn’t even have it that bad. It took me somewhere between 68 and 88 scans to get the 10 samples I needed to make the incubator, and since you have to be thorough about this and constantly have to check the scanner and be careful not to kill them accidentally, and the levels can be dark and sprawling…
You can’t exactly RUSH this process. So you just have grind the hours required to get them. If you are doing this solo like I was and the game just laughs at you and gives you zero credit back to back, it’ll be a rather soul crushing experience. But, that mountain hath been climbed and with 10 samples at the ready I was finally able to make and craft myself the Katbrow Incubator Segment! Now just to try our hand at hatchin’ one of these real qui….
Ya need another 10 DNA samples? Y….Are you serious? [Distant] Hey uh, Lotus, just a quick question about these numbers here… WHAT THE F– Thank-you for watchin’, Legion! If this guide helped ya out or put a smile on your face, we’d be honored if you’d like, favorite, and share this video with your fellow Tenno! We always appreciates it when ya does! Good luck on your space kitty DNA hunting extravaganza, I think I’ll just stick with my Kubrow for now. Might not be the brightest bulb in the drawer, but by crickey I already have him unlocked so that’s fiiiine with me. Catch you next time, Legion! Have fun, enjoy your weekend, and Take care!.
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