Oxium is a rare lighter than air alloy of Orokin origin.

—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 as alert rewards, by destroying Storage Containers, completing low-tier Bounties, and by opening the 3rd Cache in Grineer Sealab Sabotage missions.

Blueprints Requiring OxiumEdit

Click to view the Blueprints requiring Oxium.
Blueprint Type Quantity
Amesha Systems Component (2,200)
Arca Scisco Secondary 250
Archwing Launcher Segment Landing Craft 1,200 (600)
Astilla Primary 175
Atlas Shikoro Helmet Cosmetic 1,200
Atlas Tartarus Helmet Cosmetic 400
Auroxium Alloy Resource 600
Banshee Prime Systems Component 300
Bolt Release Item 20
Cassowar Melee 150
Chroma Amaru Helmet Cosmetic 300
Chroma Drac Helmet Cosmetic 300
Chroma Systems Component 400
Convectrix Primary 900
Distilling Extractor Item 150
Distilling Extractor Prime Item 300
Dragon Nikana Melee 75
Dual Keres Melee 230
Endura Melee (40)
Equinox Clisthert Helm Cosmetic 400
Equinox Solstice Helmet Cosmetic 400
Ferrox Primary (500)
Fluctus Archwing Weapon (50)
Grattler Archwing Weapon 3,500 (390)
Guandao Melee 65
Gunsen Melee 200
Halikar Melee 500
Harrow Chassis Component 800
Helios Sentinel 300 (100)
Hidden Messages Quest 4
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
Karyst Melee 100
Kohm Primary 500
Krohkur Melee 125
MagusElevate64x Magus Elevate Arcane 230 (+2,070)*
Mantis Fuselage Component 1,800
Mesa Chassis Component 50
Mirage Prime Chassis Component 350
Nikana Melee 75 (100)
Nutrio Incubator Upgrade Segment Landing Craft 1,200 (600)
Oberon Prime Chassis Component 100
Octavia Neuroptics Component 1,000
Okina Melee 1,800
Revenant Vania Helmet Cosmetic 400
Sands of Inaros Quest 400
Scourge Primary 350 (4,500)
Sonicor Secondary 600
Talons Secondary 1,200
Tenora Primary (600)
Tonbo Melee 100 (20)
Tonkor Primary 200
Trinity Prime Chassis Component 500
Trinity Prime Neuroptics Component 450
Twin Krohkur Melee (300)
Vauban Prime Chassis Component 7,000
Volnus Melee 225
Wukong Macak Helmet Cosmetic 1,000
Zakti Secondary (2,000)
Zephyr Warframe (200)
Zephyr Chassis Component 200 (20)
Zephyr Cierzo Helmet Cosmetic 2
Zephyr Neuroptics Component 200 (20)
Zephyr Prime Chassis Component 300
Zephyr Prime Neuroptics Component 250
Zephyr Systems Component 200 (20)
Zephyr Tengu Helmet Cosmetic 2
Total 35,628 (22,080)
Research LeaderBadgeGhostHolo x1   LeaderBadgeShadowHolo x3   LeaderBadgeStormHolo x10   LeaderBadgeMountainHolo x30   LeaderBadgeMoonHolo x100

*If max rank Arcane is to be achieved for each Arcane taken into consideration.

Last updated: Hotfix 23.10.6

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 can yield around 200 Oxium in 10 waves.


  • Corpus alerts often spawn a larger amount of Ospreys compared to same level Corpus missions of the regular variety.
  • Ivara can use 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 (Animal Instinct & 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, Nekros can 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 (Terrify, Radial Blind, Rest and similar abilities) is a good way of approaching the situation.


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

—In-Game Description


Patch HistoryEdit

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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  • Oxium Farm Post latest HOTFIX

    4 messages
    • For now, any survival or defense with corpus is fine. I use io. not great. not going to build anything with oxium until its addressed.
    • I did some testing with my pilfering hydroid: mobile defense does NOT work. Ospreys rarely spawn. survival only yield minimal amonts of oxi...
  • Oxium farm

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    • wrote: Dzpliu wrote:Galatea Still works, Bring Nekros + Hydroid. 1.KILL BUT NOT CAPTURE TARGET. 2.Find a Small Room/Corridor...
    • Galatea's flipping dead