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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 Locations[]

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
IconCorpusB Lua Apollo Disruption 35 - 40 Orokin Moon
IconCorpusB Europa Paimon Defense 18 - 23 Corpus Ice Planet

These locations are always available and are additionally useful for gathering resources that drop from enemies. However, in the event that one only needs large amounts of Oxium, and one does not have an active resource booster, it is highly advisable to run the open world bounty missions if Oxium is being offered. Since it only drops in stage 1 and 2, the Oxium farm can be optimized by intentionally failing Stage 3 and restarting the bounty without entering the hub section.

Drop Locations[]

Mission Drop Tables

Mission Type Source Rotations
or
Drop Table
Chance[1] Quantity[2] Avg. per roll[3] Star Chart Nodes
Cetus Bounty Cetus Bounty Lvl 5-15 Stage 1 A 20% 100 20
Cetus Bounty Cetus Bounty Lvl 10-30 Stage 2 A 15.97% 200 31.94
Cetus Bounty Cetus Bounty Lvl 10-30 Stage 1 A 25% 200 50
Cetus Bounty Cetus Bounty Lvl 5-15 Stage 2 A 15.49% 100 15.49
Fortuna Bounty Fortuna Bounty Lvl 5-15 Stage 1 A 25% 100 25
Fortuna Bounty Fortuna Bounty Lvl 5-15 Stage 2 A 15% 100 15
Fortuna Bounty Fortuna Bounty Lvl 10-30 Stage 1 A 25% 200 50
Fortuna Bounty Fortuna Bounty Lvl 10-30 Stage 2 A 15% 200 30
Sabotage Sealab Sabotage Resource Caches C 15.49% 250 38.725

Enemy Drop Tables

Enemy Drop Table Chance[4] Item Chance[5] Chance[6] Expected Kills[7] Quantity[8] Avg. per roll attempt[9]
Carabus 100% 100% 100% 1 1 1
Juno Oxium Osprey 100% 100% 100% 1 1 1
Nemes 100% 100% 100% 1 1 1
Oxium Osprey 100% 100% 100% 1 1 1
Vapos Oxium Osprey 100% 100% 100% 1 1 1

Sourced from the official drop table repository. See Module:DropTables/data to edit on the wiki.

Blueprints Requiring Oxium[]

Click to view the Blueprints requiring Oxium
Blueprint Type Quantity
(Research)
Amesha Systems Component (2,200)
ArcaScisco Arca Scisco Secondary 250
Archwing Launcher Segment Orbiter Segment 1,200 (600)
Astilla Astilla Primary 175
Atlas PrimeIcon272 Atlas Prime Neuroptics Component 200
Atlas Shikoro Helmet Cosmetic 1,200
Atlas Tartarus Helmet Cosmetic 400
AuroxiumAlloy Auroxium Alloy x20 Resource 600
Banshee PrimeIcon272 Banshee Prime Systems Component 300
Cassowar Cassowar Melee 150
CetiLacera Ceti Lacera Melee 400
Chroma Amaru Helmet Cosmetic 300
Chroma Drac Helmet Cosmetic 300
ChromaIcon272 Chroma Systems Component 400
Convectrix Convectrix Primary 900
Distilling Extractor Extractor 150
Distilling Extractor Prime Extractor 300
DragonNikana 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)
Fluctus Fluctus Arch-Gun (50)
Garuda Bathory Helmet Cosmetic 400
Grattler Grattler Arch-Gun 3,500 (390)
Grustrag Bolt Release Item 20
Guandao Guandao Melee 65
Gunsen Gunsen Melee 200
Halikar Halikar Melee 500
HarrowIcon272 Harrow Chassis Component 800
Helios Sentinel 300 (100)
InarosIcon272 Inaros Chassis Component 100
InarosPrimeIcon272 Inaros Prime Neuroptics Component 225
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
Karyst Karyst Melee 100
Kohm Kohm Primary 500
Krohkur Krohkur Melee 125
LavosIcon272 Lavos Neuroptics Component 750
Mantis Fuselage Component 1,800
Masseter Masseter Melee 225
MesaIcon272 Mesa Chassis Component 50
Mirage PrimeIcon272 Mirage Prime Chassis Component 350
NezhaPrimeIcon272 Nezha Prime Neuroptics Component 225
Nikana 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
OctaviaPrimeIcon64 Octavia Prime Neuroptics Component 250
Okina Okina Melee 1,800
ProteaIcon272 Protea Chassis Component 550
Revenant Vania Helmet Cosmetic 400
Sands of Inaros Quest 400
Scourge Scourge Primary 350 (4,500)
SevagothIcon272 Sevagoth Systems Component 250
StyanaxIcon272 Styanax Chassis Component 1,200
Sonicor Sonicor Secondary 600
Talons Talons Secondary 1,200
Tenora Tenora Primary (600)
TitaniaPrimeIcon272 Titania Prime Neuroptics Component 225
Tonbo Tonbo Melee 100 (20)
Tonkor Tonkor Primary 200
Trinity PrimeIcon272 Trinity Prime Chassis Component 500
Trinity PrimeIcon272 Trinity Prime Neuroptics Component 450
TwinKrohkur Twin Krohkur Melee (300)
Tyli Gyro Moa 1,200
Vauban PrimeIcon272 Vauban Prime Chassis Component 7,000
Vitrica Vitrica Melee 925
Volnus 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 43,617 (20,010)
Research Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

Last updated: Update 30.0 (2021-04-13)

Gathering Tips[]

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, the lowest level being Kiliken, Venus.
  • Jupiter Gas City missions have various interactive sources of Oxium, such as reactors that can be raised from a console at their base.
  • Keeping enemies in an alerted state in Sabotage missions can bring a fair amount of Oxium, especially on lower level missions, where more demanding enemies do not spawn right away.
  • Io, Jupiter yields around 80 Oxium in 10 waves.

Notes[]

  • IvaraIcon272 Ivara can use Prowl130xWhite 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 20px Animal Instinct & Mod TT 20px Thief'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 (2015-12-03), NekrosIcon272 Nekros can Desecrate130xWhite 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 (Terrify130xWhite Terrify, RadialBlind130xWhite Radial Blind (RadialHowl130xWhite Radial Howl), RestRage130xWhite Rest & Rage, and similar abilities) is a good way of approaching the situation.
    • NidusIcon272 Nidus can use Larva130xWhite Larva to catch Oxium Ospreys, leaving them open for potshots before they have a chance to destroy themselves while also potentially granting him Mutation stacks as well. Doing it this way however, it is ill-advised to melee the Oxium Ospreys as they can still detonate if they aren't destroyed quickly enough.
    • HarrowIcon272 Harrow can use Condemn130xWhite Condemn to hold Oxium Ospreys in place, creating an ample opportunity to land potshots.
    • KhoraIcon272 Khora can use Strangledome130xWhite Strangledome to hold the Oxium Ospreys in place and finish them off, although if the Ospreys start their kamikaze charge before the Strangledome casting animation is complete, they will still explode. As a bonus, with the Mod TT 20px Pilfering Strangledome augment there is a good chance that the Ospreys will drop double the amount of Oxium.
  • Sorties seem to have somewhat higher spawn rates for the Ospreys.

Market[]

By purchasing this item you can directly exchange Platinum64 30 for 300 Oxium.
—In-Game Description

Media[]

Patch History[]

Update 24.0 (2018-11-08)

  • (Undocumented) Oxium resource pickups are now green.

Update 23.8 (2018-09-12)

  • 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 (2017-11-15)

  • Added to Bounty reward tables.

Hotfix 17.1.5 (2015-08-14)

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

Hotfix 15.7.2 (2014-12-19)

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

Update 15.7 (2014-12-17)

  • Fixed Feral Kubrow dropping Oxium.

Update 15.0 (2014-10-24)

  • Oxium added to alert rotation.

Hotfix 12.6.1 (2014-03-26)

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

Update 12.6 (2014-03-26)

  • Added the ability to purchase Oxium through the Market.

Hotfix 12.0.2 (2014-02-06)

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

Hotfix 11.9.2 (2014-01-30)

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

Update 11.9 (2014-01-29)

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 22.8 (2017-12-21)

Trivia[]

  • The word Oxium might be made up out of Oxy- (ancient greek ὀξύς, romanized oxús), meaning "sharp" or "pointy" and -ium which is a common suffix for elements.
  • Anything containing Oxium, being it enemies or weaponry, is showing golden color, same as the resource icon. In real-world, pure Gold will form crystals as well, so Oxium might be the far future name for Au79.

See Also[]

  1. Chance to roll item within drop table
  2. Amount rewarded on successful roll
  3. (Quantity × Chance)
  4. Chance to roll drop table
  5. Chance to roll item within drop table
  6. (Drop Table Chance × Item Chance)
  7. (1 / Chance), see WARFRAME Wiki:Expected & Nearly Guaranteed Numbers for more details
  8. Amount rewarded on successful roll
  9. (Quantity × Chance), average item quantity on a roll attempt (successful or not)
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