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 tileset on nodes that contain the tag Submersible. Can also be awarded as a daily login bonus.

Tellurium was added in Hotfix 15.7.2 (2014-12-19).


  • Rare drop from enemy units in Empyrean (including warframe sections), Archwing, Grineer Sealab missions and Kuva Fortress Assault missions.
  • Tellurium is available as Bounty rewards in Orb Vallis after completing a stage, or from Resource Caches in Grineer Reactor Sabotage missions, as well as the Kuva Fortress' Assault mission.
  • Since Warframe abilities cannot be used in Archwing missions, taking a frame with looting abilities such as Nekros into a submersible mission such as Ophelia is likely to yield superior results.

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
IconGrineerB Uranus Caelus Interception 24 - 29 Free Space
IconCorpusB Neptune Salacia Mobile Defense 27 - 32 Corpus Ship (Archwing)

Drop Locations[]

Mission Drop Tables

Mission Type Source Rotations
Drop Table
Chance[1] Quantity[2] Avg. per roll[3] Star Chart Nodes
Exterminate Jupiter Exterminate Resource Caches C 4.4% 1 0.044
Exterminate Lua Exterminate Resource Caches C 10.82% 1 0.1082
Exterminate Kuva Fortress Exterminate Resource Caches C 3.67% 1 0.0367
Sabotage Sealab Sabotage Resource Caches C 15.49% 1 0.1549
Sabotage Tier 1 Reactor Sabotage C 0.67% 1 0.0067
Sabotage Tier 2 Reactor Sabotage C 4.4% 1 0.044
Sabotage Tier 3 Reactor Sabotage C 3.67% 1 0.0367
Weekly Conclave Challenge Reward Weekly Conclave Challenge Reward B 12.5% 10 1.25

Complete all weekly Conclave challenges to get this reward in your in-game inbox:

  • Match Won: Win 6 matches of any game type.
  • Match Complete: Complete 20 matches of any game type.
  • Conditioning: Complete 10 Daily Challenges.

Enemy Drop Tables

Enemy Drop Table Chance[4] Item Chance[5] Chance[6] Expected Kills[7] Quantity[8] Avg. per roll attempt[9]

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

Blueprints Requiring Tellurium[]

Click to view the Blueprints requiring Tellurium
Blueprint Type Quantity
Amesha Harness Component (1)
Amesha Systems Component (1)
Amesha Wings Component (1)
Antiserum Injector Gear 2
Archwing Launcher Segment Orbiter Segment (2)
Astilla Astilla Primary 4
Atlas PrimeIcon272 Atlas Prime Chassis Component 2
Bishamo Greaves Cosmetic 10
Chondricord trophy Decoration 1
Chroma Amaru Helmet Cosmetic 2
Chroma Drac Helmet Cosmetic 2
Cyngas Cyngas Arch-Gun 2
DarkSplitSwordHeavyBlade Dark Split-Sword (Heavy Blade) Melee (1)
DualKeres Dual Keres Melee 3
Duroid Trophy Decoration 1
Elytron Harness Component (1)
Elytron Systems Component (1)
Elytron Wings Component (1)
Equinox Clisthert Helm Cosmetic 2
EquinoxPrimeIcon Equinox Prime Neuroptics Component 2
Equinox Solstice Helmet Cosmetic 2
Garuda Bathory Helmet Cosmetic 2
Glazio Mk I Ship Turret (1)
Glazio Mk II Ship Turret (1)
Glazio Mk III Ship Turret (1)
Grattler Grattler Arch-Gun 5
Gunsen Gunsen Melee 3
Haztech Greaves Cosmetic 20
HildrynIcon272 Hildryn Systems Component 2
ImperatorVandal Imperator Vandal Arch-Gun 10
InarosPrimeIcon272 Inaros Prime Systems Component 3
Itzal Archwing (2)
Itzal Harness Component 2 (1)
Itzal Systems Component (1)
Itzal Wings Component 2 (1)
Kaszas Kaszas Arch-Melee 3
Knux Knux Arch-Melee (10)
Krohkur Krohkur Melee 5
Kubrodon Ventkid Greaves Cosmetic 20
Kulstar Kulstar Secondary 2
Laith Mk I Ship Turret (1)
Laith Mk II Ship Turret (1)
Laith Mk III Ship Turret (1)
Landing Craft Foundry Segment Orbiter Segment 2
Limbo PrimeIcon272 Limbo Prime Systems Component 2
Myxostomata Trophy Decoration 1
Nekros PrimeIcon272 Nekros Prime Systems Component 3
NezhaPrimeIcon272 Nezha Prime Systems Component 3
Nutrio Incubator Upgrade Segment Orbiter Segment (2)
Okina Okina Melee 2
Outrider Greaves Cosmetic 30
Pennant Pennant Melee 2
Personal Quarters Segment Orbiter Segment 2
Phaedra Phaedra Arch-Gun 2
Pulsar Mk I Ship Turret (1)
Pulsar Mk II Ship Turret (1)
Quellor Quellor Primary 4
Revenant Vania Helmet Cosmetic 2
Ripkas Ripkas Melee 2
Smelter Greaves Cosmetic 20
Staticor Staticor Secondary (1)
Talyn Mk I Ship Turret (1)
Talyn Mk II Ship Turret (1)
Talyn Mk III Ship Turret (1)
TitaniaIcon272 Titania Chassis Component 1
TitaniaPrimeIcon272 Titania Prime Systems Component 3
TitaniaIcon272 Titania Systems Component 1
Valkyr PrimeIcon272 Valkyr Prime Systems Component 3
Vent Pobber Ventkid Greaves Cosmetic 20
Vent Rat Greaves Cosmetic 30
Vort Mk I Ship Turret (1)
Vort Mk II Ship Turret (1)
Vort Mk III Ship Turret (1)
WispIcon272 Wisp Neuroptics Component 2
Wukong Macak Helmet Cosmetic 2
Zephyr PrimeIcon272 Zephyr Prime Chassis Component 2
GaraPrimeIcon Gara Prime Systems Component 2
Slaytra Slaytra Melee 8
HildrynPrimeIcon272 Hildryn Prime Chassis Component 2
BaruukPrimeIcon272 Baruuk Prime Chassis Component 2
RevenantPrimeIcon272 Revenant Prime Systems Component 2
KhoraPrimeIcon272 Khora Prime Chassis Component 2
GarudaPrimeIcon Garuda Prime Chassis Component 2
HarrowPrimeIcon Harrow Prime Chassis Component 2
NidusPrimeIcon272 Nidus Prime Chassis Component 2
WispPrimeIcon272 Wisp Prime Systems Component 2
YareliIcon272 Yareli Chassis Component 2
Ghoulsaw Ghoulsaw Blade Component 1
Venato Venato Melee (1)
Total 284 (+42)
Research Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

Last updated: Update 29.10 (2021-03-19)


By purchasing this item you can directly exchange Platinum64 10 for 1 Tellurium.
—In-Game Description


  • 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.
  • The word Tellurium is from the Latin tellūs, tellūr-, earth (by contrast with uranium, under a conception of the latter as an element of the heavens because of its being named after the planet Uranus).

External Links[]

  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)