Oxium is a rare lighter than air alloy of Orokin origin, used in certain Corpus Robotics.

—In-Game Description

Oxium is an uncommon component. Dropped by the uncommonly encountered Oxium Osprey with a guaranteed drop rate, it can be found in quantities of 7-12 and will only drop if the Osprey is killed before it destroys itself by charging against the player, an ally, or a wall.

Oxium can also be found by destroying Storage Containers, completing low-tier Bounties, and by opening the 3rd Cache in Grineer Sealab Sabotage missions.

Farming LocationsEdit

These are based on opinions and may not be 100% true. These should be viewed as advice for finding the resource until better facts are proven.

Target Planet Name Type Level Tile Set
IconCorpusB Phobos Gulliver Defense 10 - 15 Corpus Ship
IconCorpusB Jupiter Io Defense 15 - 20 Corpus Gas City
IconCorpusB Pluto Outer Terminus Defense 30 - 40 Corpus Outpost

Blueprints Requiring OxiumEdit

Click to view the Blueprints requiring Oxium.
Blueprint Type Quantity
Amesha Systems Component (2,200)
CrpScopePistol Arca Scisco Secondary 250
Archwing Launcher Segment Orbiter Segment 1,200 (600)
GlassShotgun Astilla Primary 175
Atlas PrimeIcon272 Atlas Prime Neuroptics Component 200
Atlas Shikoro Helmet Cosmetic 1,200
Atlas Tartarus Helmet Cosmetic 400
Auroxium Alloy Resource 600
Banshee PrimeIcon272 Banshee Prime Systems Component 300
Bolt Release Item 20
Cassowar Cassowar Melee 150
Chroma Amaru Helmet Cosmetic 300
Chroma Drac Helmet Cosmetic 300
ChromaIcon272 Chroma Systems Component 400
CrpSplitRifle Convectrix Primary 900
Distilling Extractor Item 150
Distilling Extractor Prime Item 300
DragonKatana Dragon Nikana Melee 75
DualKeres Dual Keres Melee 230
Endura Endura Melee (40)
Equinox Clisthert Helm Cosmetic 400
EquinoxPrimeIcon Equinox Prime Chassis Component 150
Equinox Solstice Helmet Cosmetic 400
Exergis Exergis Primary 175
Ferrox Ferrox Primary (500)
ArchRocketCrossbow Fluctus Archwing Weapon (50)
Garuda Bathory Helmet Cosmetic 400
GrnAntiAirGun Grattler Archwing Weapon 3,500 (390)
Guandao Guandao Melee 65
WarfanWeapon Gunsen Melee 200
GrnBoomerang Halikar Melee 500
HarrowIcon272 Harrow Chassis Component 800
Helios Sentinel 300 (100)
Hidden Messages Quest 4
InarosIcon272 Inaros Chassis Component 100
Itzal Harness Component 180 (250)
Itzal Systems Component 320 (3,750)
Itzal Wings Component 400 (3,750)
Ivara Loxley Helmet Cosmetic 600
Ivara PrimeIcon272 Ivara Prime Systems Component 175
KarystDagger Karyst Melee 100
GrineerSparkGun Kohm Primary 500
GrnEgyptSword Krohkur Melee 125
Mantis Fuselage Component 1,800
Masseter Masseter Melee 225
MesaIcon272 Mesa Chassis Component 50
Mirage PrimeIcon272 Mirage Prime Chassis Component 350
Katana Nikana Melee 75 (100)
Nutrio Incubator Upgrade Segment Orbiter Segment 1,200 (600)
Oberon PrimeIcon272 Oberon Prime Chassis Component 100
OctaviaIcon272 Octavia Neuroptics Component 1,000
TennoSais Okina Melee 1,800
Revenant Vania Helmet Cosmetic 400
Sands of Inaros Quest 400
PriestSpearGun Scourge Primary 350 (4,500)
CrpAirPistolArray Sonicor Secondary 600
U18throwingknives Talons Secondary 1,200
TnBardRifle Tenora Primary (600)
FlowerPowerPolearm Tonbo Melee 100 (20)
GrnGrenadeLauncher Tonkor Primary 200
Trinity PrimeIcon272 Trinity Prime Chassis Component 500
Trinity PrimeIcon272 Trinity Prime Neuroptics Component 450
DualGrnEgyptSwords Twin Krohkur Melee (300)
Vauban PrimeIcon272 Vauban Prime Chassis Component 7,000
GlassHammer Volnus Melee 225
WispIcon272 Wisp Chassis Component 700
Wukong Macak Helmet Cosmetic 1,000
Zakti Zakti Secondary (2,000)
ZephyrIcon272 Zephyr Warframe (200)
ZephyrIcon272 Zephyr Chassis Component 200 (20)
Zephyr Cierzo Helmet Cosmetic 2
ZephyrIcon272 Zephyr Neuroptics Component 200 (20)
Zephyr PrimeIcon272 Zephyr Prime Chassis Component 300
Zephyr PrimeIcon272 Zephyr Prime Neuroptics Component 250
ZephyrIcon272 Zephyr Systems Component 200 (20)
Total 37,421 (20,010)
Research LeaderBadgeGhostHolo x1   LeaderBadgeShadowHolo x3   LeaderBadgeStormHolo x10   LeaderBadgeMountainHolo x30   LeaderBadgeMoonHolo x100

Last updated: Hotfix 27.0.10

Gathering TipsEdit

Tips collected from common player experience and should be viewed as advice rather than fact.

  • Playing Corpus Excavation, Defense, Survival, and Mobile Defense missions can offer a decent amount of Oxium as well, lowest level being Kiliken, Venus.
  • Keeping enemies in an alerted state in Sabotage missions bring a fair amount of Oxium, especially on lower level missions, where more demanding enemies do not spawn right away.
  • Io, Jupiter used to yield around 250 Oxium in 10 waves. The updated corpus tileset on Io has negatively impacted the oxium yield. A 10-minute match now only averages around 100 oxium.


  • IvaraIcon272 Ivara can use Prowl130xDark Prowl on the Ospreys, potentially doubling the amount of Oxium dropped by a single unit.
  • As it's dropped by a specific enemy and is not a planet-specific drop, it cannot be obtained by using Extractors.
  • Sometimes Oxium can get stuck in the ceiling in narrow hallways/locations with a low ceiling, Loot Radar mods (Mod TT 20pxAnimal Instinct & Mod TT 20pxThief's Wit) can help locating those otherwise invisible resource drops.
  • Oxium can also be acquired from Grineer/Corpus/Orokin storage containers, albeit with a very low chance. Therefore, one should not rely on this source due to it being infrequent.
  • As of Update 18.0, NekrosIcon272 Nekros can Desecrate130xDark Desecrate Oxium Ospreys.
  • Each player obtains a different amount of Oxium from the same pickup, implying that the amount of Oxium contained in a pickup is not pre-determined.
  • Recommended manner of dealing with Oxium Ospreys before they self-destruct without dropping the desired resource is incapacitating them before they are able to see the enemy and attack. Otherwise focusing on diverting their attention from fighting (Terrify130xDark Terrify, RadialBlind130xDark Radial Blind, RestRage130xDark Rest & Rage, and similar abilities) is a good way of approaching the situation.
  • Sorties seem to have somewhat higher spawn rates for the Ospreys. 


By purchasing this item you can directly exchange Platinum6430 for 300 Oxium.

—In-Game Description


Patch HistoryEdit

Update 24.0

  • (Undocumented) Oxium resource pickups are now green.

Update 23.8
As a result of a review from the Capture Mission changes that affected Oxium acquisition (Galatea, Neptune) and Oxium acquisition as a whole, we have made tweaks to better benefit your Oxium grofit:

  • Oxium Ospreys now appear within the first 5 Waves/Rounds of all Corpus Defense/Interception missions.
  • Slightly increased the spawn chance of Oxium Ospreys in all Corpus Defense/Interception missions at higher Waves/Rounds.

Update 22.3

  • Added to Bounty reward tables.

Hotfix 17.1.5

  • Increased the amount of Oxium that drops from Grineer Underwater Oxium Caches to 250.

Hotfix 15.7.2

  • Oxium Ospreys now drop more Oxium! Increased from 1-2 to 7-12.

Update 15.7

  • Fixed Feral Kubrow dropping Oxium.

Update 15.0

  • Oxium added to alert rotation.

Hotfix 12.6.1

  • Fixed issue where 1 Oxium was being sold for 10 Platinum, correct Market Price is 30 Platinum for 300 Oxium.

Update 12.6

  • Added the ability to purchase Oxium through the Market.

Hotfix 12.0.2

  • Fixed over contributions resulting in negative Oxium in some clans cases.

Hotfix 11.9.2

  • Fixed Oxium description appearing as a file-path in the foundry.

Update 11.9

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 22.8

See AlsoEdit

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