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.


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)
Astilla Primary 4
Chroma Amaru Helmet Cosmetic 2
Chroma Drac Helmet Cosmetic 2
Cyngas Arch-Gun 2
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
Grattler Arch-Gun 5
Gunsen Melee 3
Imperator Vandal Arch-Gun 10
Itzal Archwing (2)
Itzal Harness Component 2 (1)
Itzal Systems Component 2 (1)
Itzal Wings Component (1)
Kaszas Arch-Melee 3
Knux Arch-Melee (10)
Krohkur Melee 5
Kulstar Secondary 2
Landing Craft Foundry Segment Orbiter Segment 2
Limbo Prime Systems Component 2
Nekros Prime Systems Component 3
Nutrio Incubator Upgrade Segment Orbiter Segment (2)
Okina Melee 2
Personal Quarters Segment Orbiter Segment 2
Phaedra Arch-Gun 2
Revenant Vania Helmet Cosmetic 2
Ripkas Melee 2
Staticor Secondary (1)
Titania Chassis Component 1
Titania Systems Component 1
Valkyr Prime Systems Component 3
Wukong Macak Helmet Cosmetic 2
Zephyr Prime Chassis Component 2
Total 77(+26)
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.
Resources / Components