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.


  • 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 20pxSpare 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 20pxRegen does not seem to work with Spare Parts.
    • Resource Boosters also apply to Spare Parts.
    • Mod TT 20pxSacrifice and letting yourself die can help reliably destroy the sentinel.

Farming LocationsEdit

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 Ophelia Survival 24 - 29 Grineer Sealab

Blueprints Requiring TelluriumEdit

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 Astilla Primary 4
Chroma Amaru Helmet Cosmetic 2
Chroma Drac Helmet Cosmetic 2
ArchBurstGun Cyngas Arch-Gun 2
DualKeres 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 Grattler Arch-Gun 5
WarfanWeapon Gunsen Melee 3
Haztech Greaves Cosmetic 20
ImperatorVandal Imperator Vandal Arch-Gun 10
Itzal Archwing (2)
Itzal Harness Component 2 (1)
Itzal Systems Component 2 (1)
Itzal Wings Component (1)
ArchScythe Kaszas Arch-Melee 3
GrnArchHand Knux Arch-Melee (10)
GrnEgyptSword Krohkur Melee 5
GrnTorpedoPistol Kulstar Secondary 2
Landing Craft Foundry Segment Orbiter Segment 2
Limbo PrimeIcon272 Limbo Prime Systems Component 2
Nekros PrimeIcon272 Nekros Prime Systems Component 3
Nutrio Incubator Upgrade Segment Orbiter Segment (2)
TennoSais Okina Melee 2
Outrider Greaves Cosmetic 30
Personal Quarters Segment Orbiter Segment 2
ArchLongRifle Phaedra Arch-Gun 2
Smelter Greaves Cosmetic 20
Revenant Vania Helmet Cosmetic 2
GrnClaws Ripkas Melee 2
CrpElectroMag Staticor Secondary (1)
TitaniaIcon272 Titania Chassis Component 1
TitaniaIcon272 Titania Systems Component 1
Valkyr PrimeIcon272 Valkyr Prime Systems Component 3
Vent Rat Greaves Cosmetic 30
WispIcon272 Wisp Neuroptics Component 2
Wukong Macak Helmet Cosmetic 2
Zephyr PrimeIcon272 Zephyr Prime Chassis Component 2
Quellor Quellor Primary 4
Pennant Pennant Melee 2
Dry Dock Room (15)
Total 185(+41)
Research LeaderBadgeGhostHolo x1   LeaderBadgeShadowHolo x3   LeaderBadgeStormHolo x10   LeaderBadgeMountainHolo x30   LeaderBadgeMoonHolo x100

Last updated: Hotfix 23.10.6


By purchasing this item you can directly exchange Platinum6410 for 1 Tellurium.

—In-Game Description


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.


  • 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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