Galleon fleets keep watch over Grineer mining operations that penetrate Mercury's asteroid field. Cavernous rooms and twisting metal corridors mark where labourers have stripped the region for natural resources, transforming the natural landscape to support Grineer occupancy.
—Mercury Fragment

Mercury is a planet under IconGrineerOn Grineer control. Unlike all other planets, Mercury does not have Dark Sector missions and cannot have any Invasions occur on it.

Mercury becomes accessible by defeating the Specter in the Mercury Junction on Venus after completing the required tasks.

The Assassination Target for Mercury is Captain Vor, located in the mission node Tolstoj. Captain Vor has a chance to drop blueprints for the Cronus Cronus longsword and his personal sidearm, the Seer Seer. He also has a higher than average chance to drop Morphics Morphics.

Larunda Relay Status
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  • Spy Missions: Special enemy variants have a chance of spawning during Spy missions.
  • Survival Missions: The following list(s) do not apply to Survival missions.
IconGrineerOn Grineer Infestation w Infested


Target Name Type Level Credit Reward Additional Credit Reward Tile Set Mastery EXP Internal Name Hidden Node
IconTenno Larunda Relay Relay 0 - 0 0 0 Relay 0 MercuryHUB
IconGrineerB Pantheon Exterminate 6 - 8 1,500 0 Grineer Galleon 3 SolNode226
IconGrineerB Caloris Rescue 6 - 8 1,500 0 Grineer Asteroid 3 SolNode119
IconGrineerB Odin Interception 6 - 11 1,500 0 Grineer Galleon 3 SolNode224
IconInfestedB Lares Defense 6 - 11 1,500 0 Grineer Asteroid 3 SolNode130
IconInfestedB Apollodorus Survival 6 - 11 1,500 0 Grineer Galleon 0 SolNode94
IconInfestedB M Prime Exterminate 7 - 9 1,600 0 Grineer Asteroid 3 SolNode103
IconGrineerB Elion Capture 7 - 9 1,600 0 Grineer Asteroid 3 SolNode12
CaptainVor sigil b Tolstoj Assassination 8 - 10 1,700 0 Grineer Asteroid 25 SolNode108
IconGrineerB Suisei Spy 8 - 10 1,700 0 Grineer Galleon 3 SolNode225
IconInfestedB Boethius Mobile Defense 8 - 10 1,700 0 Grineer Asteroid 3 SolNode223
IconInfestedB Terminus Sabotage 8 - 10 1,700 0 Grineer Galleon 0 SolNode28


  • MercuryDecoration
    Apollodorus (Survival) is one of the best places to farm Ferrite, yielding approximately 1,000 units every five minutes.
  • Odin (Interception) is a good way to farm affinity for new players, since it can yield 300 affinity per captured objective and 500 for total control. Consider allowing the enemy to capture the objectives frequently for more affinity gain.
  • The Larunda relay on the PC platform is the earliest available relay, new players can enter this relay and potentially interact with more experienced players, as well as find other players who may be willing to play missions with them.


  • Nodes on Mercury mostly have the names of craters on the planet Mercury or names which reference Ancient Rome.
    • Apollodorus, Boethius, Caloris and Tolstoj are all craters on Mercury.
      • Boethius was also a Roman politician and philosopher.
    • Lares were guardian deities in ancient Roman religion.
    • The Pantheon is a former temple of ancient Roman origins.
    • The name of the mission Suisei likely comes from the Suisei Planitia, a geological feature on Mercury. Alternatively, it is also the Japanese name for the planet.
    • Terminus was the god who protected boundary markers.
  • Mercury has not been the target of Invasions ever since they were implemented.
  • Despite being the only planet to still have the Orokin Towers, they are never accessible after the tutorial mission.
  • As of Update 14.0 (2014-07-18), Mercury has been expanded with 7 additional missions and increased difficulty.
  • Before Update 14.0 (2014-07-18), Mercury was the first planet accessible to players, beginning with the Terminus node.
  • Mercury is currently the only planet that does not reward Warframe components from its assassination target.
  • Captain Vor, the boss of Mercury, is one of a few bosses to potentially drop more than one item after being defeated.
    • These items are, as mentioned before, the Seer Seer and the Cronus Cronus
    • The other notable boss(es) to do this is the dual boss fight on Exta, Ceres, that awards the player FrostIcon272 Frost component blueprints, Miter Miter components and the TwinGremlins Twin Gremlins blueprints
      • Interestingly, one of the bosses fought there is also Captain Vor. This marks the second boss fight where a player can encounter him in.
  • On the PC platform, the Larunda Relay, the first relay available to new players, is available on this planet.
    • This relay does not have a Mastery level requirement to access.


Patch History[]

Update 32.0 (2022-09-07)

  • Update 32 (2022-09-07) synced accessible relays across all platforms. Relays that are active and destroyed on PC were applied to the consoles' Star Charts.

Update 27.4 (2020-05-01)

  • Fixed a couple map holes in Lares, Mercury.

Update 21.0 (2017-06-29)

  • Changed Mercury MPrime to Crossfire Exterminate (Infested vs Grineer, was Infested only)
  • Fixed Point D on the Grineer Galleon Interception mission on Mercury appearing as a Cryopod instead of an Interception point.
  • Fixed Mercury Terminus Sabotage not showing Crossfire and the correct faction on the Star Chart UI.

Hotfix 19.5.5 (2017-01-03)

  • Changed the default Solar Chart region zoom to Earth instead of Mercury.

Update: Recurring Nightmares (2016-10-27)

  • Mercury is now included in Nightmare node eligibility.

Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 0.11 (2016-07-19)

  • Fixed missing ship node icons on Mercury Pantheon.

Update 15.13 (2015-02-05)

  • Mercury - Suisei has been updated to include this new Spy game mode.

Update 15.0 (2014-10-24)

  • Starting enemy level ranges on planets have been adjusted accordingly:
    • [1-5] Mercury
  • Added the new U14 Mercury nodes to node list of eligible Alert Locations.

Hotfix 14.0.8 (2014-07-24)

  • Fixed an issue with the wrong resource drops appearing in Mercury.

Hotfix 14.0.5 (2014-07-21)

  • Removed Arc Traps from Mercury missions.
  • Lowered some node difficulty settings on Mercury, heavy defenders should no longer spawn in Sabotage.

Update 11.8 (2014-01-22)

  • Updated menu planet/node hint to give specific names (Mercury and Terminus) for new players. Until the player has completed a mission they cannot select a planet other than Mercury.

Update 11.6 (2014-01-08)

  • Fixed issue with Polish translation of “Continue” and German text on Mercury overlapping UI.

Update 10.7 (2013-11-06)

  • Mercury Matchmaking Changes for new players. New players will no longer be “matched” in lobbies with high-leveled peers in Mercury Region.

Update 9.2 (2013-07-19)

  • Removed Nightmare mode as an option for Mercury missions.

Hotfix 9.1.1 (2013-07-15)

  • Mercury difficulty tweaks, now more new player friendly.

Last updated: Hotfix 23.10.8 (2018-10-25)