This rare metal is foreign to the Origin System and can only be found in asteroids that have made the long journey from other stars.

—-In-Game Description

Tellurium is a rare component dropped primarily by Archwing enemy units, though it may also be dropped by enemies encountered in the Grineer Sealab and Grineer Asteroid Fortress tileset. Can also be awarded as a daily login bonus.

Tellurium was added in Hotfix 15.7.2.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

  • Rare drop from enemy units in Skirmish, Archwing, Grineer Sealab and Grineer Asteroid Fortress missions.
  • Tellurium is available as Bounty rewards in Orb Vallis after completing a stage.
  • One can also use the Sentinel mod Mod TT 20px.pngSpare Parts and go into Void Mode with the operator, allowing enemies to kill the Sentinel or crouch and get damaged by electrified pools or traps (Ariel, Uranus). Then, proceed to revive the Sentinel or die yourself and revive. It is best to run this on a quick mission type like Capture on either the Grineer Sealab or Grineer Asteroid Fortress tilesets .
    • (Primed)Mod TT 20px.pngRegen does not seem to work with Spare Parts.
    • Resource Boosters also apply to Spare Parts.
    • Mod TT 20px.pngSacrifice and letting yourself die can help reliably destroy the sentinel.

Farming Locations[edit | edit source]

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
IconGrineerB.svg Uranus Ophelia Survival 24 - 29 Grineer Sealab

Blueprints Requiring Tellurium[edit | edit source]

Click to view the Blueprints requiring Tellurium.
Blueprint Type Quantity (Research)
Amesha Harness Component (1)
Amesha Wings Component (1)
Amesha Systems Component (1)
Antiserum Injector Gear 2
Archwing Launcher Segment Orbiter Segment (2)
GlassShotgun.png Astilla Primary 4
Chroma Amaru Helmet Cosmetic 2
Chroma Drac Helmet Cosmetic 2
ArchBurstGun.png Cyngas Arch-Gun 2
DualKeres.png Dual Keres Melee 3
Elytron Harness Component (1)
Elytron Wings Component (1)
Elytron Systems Component (1)
Equinox Clisthert Helm Cosmetic 2
Equinox Solstice Helmet Cosmetic 2
GrnAntiAirGun.png Grattler Arch-Gun 5
WarfanWeapon.png Gunsen Melee 3
Haztech Greaves Cosmetic 20
ImperatorVandal.png Imperator Vandal Arch-Gun 10
Itzal Archwing (2)
Itzal Harness Component 2 (1)
Itzal Systems Component 2 (1)
Itzal Wings Component (1)
ArchScythe.png Kaszas Arch-Melee 3
GrnArchHand.png Knux Arch-Melee (10)
GrnEgyptSword.png Krohkur Melee 5
GrnTorpedoPistol.png Kulstar Secondary 2
Landing Craft Foundry Segment Orbiter Segment 2
Limbo PrimeIcon272.png Limbo Prime Systems Component 2
Nekros PrimeIcon272.png Nekros Prime Systems Component 3
Nutrio Incubator Upgrade Segment Orbiter Segment (2)
TennoSais.png Okina Melee 2
Outrider Greaves Cosmetic 30
Personal Quarters Segment Orbiter Segment 2
ArchLongRifle.png Phaedra Arch-Gun 2
Smelter Greaves Cosmetic 20
Revenant Vania Helmet Cosmetic 2
GrnClaws.png Ripkas Melee 2
CrpElectroMag.png Staticor Secondary (1)
TitaniaIcon272.png Titania Chassis Component 1
TitaniaIcon272.png Titania Systems Component 1
Valkyr PrimeIcon272.png Valkyr Prime Systems Component 3
Vent Rat Greaves Cosmetic 30
WispIcon272.png Wisp Neuroptics Component 2
Wukong Macak Helmet Cosmetic 2
Zephyr PrimeIcon272.png Zephyr Prime Chassis Component 2
Quellor.png Quellor Primary 4
Pennant.png Pennant Melee 2
Dry Dock Room (15)
Total 185(+41)
Research Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

Last updated: Hotfix 23.10.6

Market[edit | edit source]

By purchasing this item you can directly exchange Platinum64.png10 for 1 Tellurium.

—In-Game Description

Tips[edit | edit source]

These are based on opinions and may not be true. These should be viewed as advice unless proven undoubtedly true. Check comments for confirmation. Results may vary.

  • As of Hotfix 17.0.2, Ophelia, Uranus is recommended to farm since it is an Archwing submersible mission where normal ground enemies can still drop Tellurium.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Tellurium (symbol: Te) is the 52nd element in the periodic table. Its in-game description alludes to the fact that Tellurium is believed to be more common in the universe than it is on Earth.
    • In real life, Tellurium is silver-white in color as opposed to red.
    • Some of the applications for Tellurium include Alloy Metallurgy, Semi-Conductors and Laser Optics. The latter may explain the Itzal's stealth mechanics and laser drones (as both Tellurium and the Itzal were introduced in the same update). 
  • It is currently one of the few resources that still uses the generic resource container model.
  • Smokefinger believes that the Orokin used Tellurium in the construction of Void gates.

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