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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.png 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.png Cronus longsword and his personal sidearm, the Seer.png Seer. He also has a higher than average chance to drop Morphics.png Morphics.

Larunda Relay Status
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Protected Rebuilt Destroyed Protected


  • 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.png Grineer Infestation w.svg Infested


Target Name Type Level Tile Set Mastery EXP Internal Name
IconGrineerB.svg Caloris Rescue 6 - 8 Grineer Asteroid 3 SolNode119
IconGrineerB.svg Pantheon Exterminate 6 - 8 Grineer Galleon 3 SolNode226
IconInfestedB.svg Apollodorus Survival 6 - 11 Grineer Galleon 3 SolNode94
IconGrineerB.svg Odin Interception 6 - 11 Grineer Galleon 3 SolNode224
IconInfestedB.svg Lares Defense 6 - 11 Grineer Asteroid 3 SolNode130
IconInfestedB.svg M Prime Exterminate 7 - 9 Grineer Asteroid 3 SolNode103
IconGrineerB.svg Elion Capture 7 - 9 Grineer Asteroid 3 SolNode12
IconGrineerB.svg Suisei Spy 8 - 10 Grineer Galleon 3 SolNode225
IconInfestedB.svg Terminus Sabotage 8 - 10 Grineer Galleon 3 SolNode28
IconInfestedB.svg Boethius Mobile Defense 8 - 10 Grineer Asteroid 3 SolNode223
CaptainVor sigil b.png Tolstoj Assassination 8 - 10 Grineer Asteroid 25 SolNode108


  • 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.png Seer and the Cronus.png Cronus
    • The other notable boss(es) to do this is the dual boss fight on Exta, Ceres, that awards the player FrostIcon272.png Frost component blueprints, Miter.png Miter components and the TwinGremlins.png 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.
    • Guides of the Lotus can be found here.


Patch History[]

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)