Kavat is the third and newest companion type released on the Spectres of the Rail Update. They are the counterpart to the Kubrow (dog) companions. Currently, there are only two variants of Kavats: Smeeta & Adarza. Kavats’ maintenance is completely the same to a kubrow, requiring DNA stabilizers.
How to get a Kavat
Kavats require an Incubator Segment Upgrade, the blueprint for this Upgrade is acquirable through either defeating Hyekka Masters, Clan Dojo or through buying it in the market.
To build the Upgrade, you must gather:
- 100,000 Credits
- 1 Argon Crystal
- 120,000 Alloy Plate
- 10 Kavat Genetic Code
Kavat Genetic Codes are only obtainable through scanning Feral Kavats in the wild and have a fairly small drop rate.
Methods of obtaining Kavat Genetic Codes
The easiest method to obtain these Kavat Genetic Codes is in the second mission for the Sands of Inaros Questline. This mission contains 50 Feral Kavats, free to be scanned.
The second method is to run Orokin Derelict Missions, preferably exterminate, you will encounter roughly 8 kavats per run.
Recommend Warframes to use while attempting to scan Kavats are:
Equinox: Equniox’s night form’s second ability can put enemies to sleep allowing players to scan the Kavats easily.
Oberon: Oberon’s passive makes it so feral kavats are none hostile to the player, making it a bit easier to scan but not as efficent as either Equinox or Ivara’s sleep.
Ivara: Similar to Equinox, Ivara’s sleep arrow makes it easier to scan Feral Kavats.
Other honorable mentions would be Rhino’s stomp & Vauban’s Bastille.
Types of Kavats
Overall, Kavats differ from Kubrow because they work more of a utility role rather than a combat role. Every Kavat can use the mods: Pounce, Sharpened Claws and Sense Danger. All of which don’t inflict physical damage but in order does: Stuns, Removes Armor and Scout enemies.
Smeeta Kavats are currently the best Kavat variant. Smeeta Kavats act as a decoy and also increases the amount of rare drops you get occasionally. Using a Smeeta while farming in a party that consist of a Pilfering Swarm Hydroid and Nekros can yield insane amount of resources.
Adarza Kavats are the combat Kavats, they specialize in giving players increased critical chance and increasing damage done to enemies.