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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.svg Phobos Gulliver Defense 10 - 15 Corpus Ship
IconCorpusB.svg Jupiter Io Defense 15 - 20 Corpus Gas City
IconCorpusB.svg Pluto Outer Terminus Defense 30 - 40 Corpus Outpost

Blueprints Requiring Oxium[]

Click to view the Blueprints requiring Oxium
Blueprint Type Quantity
Amesha Systems Component (2,200)
ArcaScisco.png Arca Scisco Secondary 250
Archwing Launcher Segment Orbiter Segment 1,200 (600)
Astilla.png Astilla Primary 175
Atlas PrimeIcon272.png Atlas Prime Neuroptics Component 200
Atlas Shikoro Helmet Cosmetic 1,200
Atlas Tartarus Helmet Cosmetic 400
AuroxiumAlloy.png Auroxium Alloy x20 Resource 600
Banshee PrimeIcon272.png Banshee Prime Systems Component 300
Cassowar.png Cassowar Melee 150
CetiLacera.png Ceti Lacera Melee 400
Chroma Amaru Helmet Cosmetic 300
Chroma Drac Helmet Cosmetic 300
ChromaIcon272.png Chroma Systems Component 400
Convectrix.png Convectrix Primary 900
Distilling Extractor Extractor 150
Distilling Extractor Prime Extractor 300
DragonNikana.png Dragon Nikana Melee 75
DualKeres.png Dual Keres Melee 230
Endura.png Endura Melee (40)
Equinox Clisthert Helm Cosmetic 400
EquinoxPrimeIcon.png Equinox Prime Chassis Component 150
Equinox Solstice Helmet Cosmetic 400
Exergis.png Exergis Primary 175
Ferrox.png Ferrox Primary (500)
Fluctus.png Fluctus Arch-Gun (50)
Garuda Bathory Helmet Cosmetic 400
Grattler.png Grattler Arch-Gun 3,500 (390)
Grustrag Bolt Release Item 20
Guandao.png Guandao Melee 65
Gunsen.png Gunsen Melee 200
Halikar.png Halikar Melee 500
HarrowIcon272.png Harrow Chassis Component 800
Helios Sentinel 300 (100)
InarosIcon272.png Inaros Chassis Component 100
InarosPrimeIcon272.png 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.png Ivara Prime Systems Component 175
Karyst.png Karyst Melee 100
Kohm.png Kohm Primary 500
Krohkur.png Krohkur Melee 125
LavosIcon272.png Lavos Neuroptics Component 750
Mantis Fuselage Component 1,800
Masseter.png Masseter Melee 225
MesaIcon272.png Mesa Chassis Component 50
Mirage PrimeIcon272.png Mirage Prime Chassis Component 350
NezhaPrimeIcon272.png Nezha Prime Neuroptics Component 225
Nikana.png Nikana Melee 75 (100)
Nutrio Incubator Upgrade Segment Orbiter Segment 1,200 (600)
Oberon PrimeIcon272.png Oberon Prime Chassis Component 100
OctaviaIcon272.png Octavia Neuroptics Component 1,000
Octavia PrimeIcon272.png Octavia Prime Neuroptics Component 250
Okina.png Okina Melee 1,800
ProteaIcon272.png Protea Chassis Component 550
Revenant Vania Helmet Cosmetic 400
Sands of Inaros Quest 400
Scourge.png Scourge Primary 350 (4,500)
SevagothIcon272.png Sevagoth Systems Component 250
Sonicor.png Sonicor Secondary 600
Talons.png Talons Secondary 1,200
Tenora.png Tenora Primary (600)
TitaniaPrimeIcon272.png Titania Prime Neuroptics Component 225
Tonbo.png Tonbo Melee 100 (20)
Tonkor.png Tonkor Primary 200
Trinity PrimeIcon272.png Trinity Prime Chassis Component 500
Trinity PrimeIcon272.png Trinity Prime Neuroptics Component 450
TwinKrohkur.png Twin Krohkur Melee (300)
Tyli Gyro Moa 1,200
Vauban PrimeIcon272.png Vauban Prime Chassis Component 7,000
Vitrica.png Vitrica Melee 925
Volnus.png Volnus Melee 225
WispIcon272.png Wisp Chassis Component 700
Wukong Macak Helmet Cosmetic 1,000
Zakti.png Zakti Secondary (2,000)
ZephyrIcon272.png Zephyr Warframe (200)
ZephyrIcon272.png Zephyr Chassis Component 200 (20)
Zephyr Cierzo Helmet Cosmetic 2
ZephyrIcon272.png Zephyr Neuroptics Component 200 (20)
Zephyr PrimeIcon272.png Zephyr Prime Chassis Component 300
Zephyr PrimeIcon272.png Zephyr Prime Neuroptics Component 250
ZephyrIcon272.png Zephyr Systems Component 200 (20)
Total 42,417 (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.
  • 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 250 Oxium in 10 waves.


  • IvaraIcon272.png Ivara can use Prowl130xDark.png 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.png Animal Instinct & Mod TT 20px.png 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.png Nekros can Desecrate130xDark.png Desecrate Oxium Ospreys.
  • NidusIcon272.png Nidus can use Larva130xDark.png 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.
  • 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.png Terrify, RadialBlind130xDark.png Radial Blind, RestRage130xDark.png 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 Platinum64.png 30 for 300 Oxium.
—In-Game Description


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)

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