Awarded by the Arbiters of Hexis to few Tenno capable of surviving Arbitration.

—In-game description

Vitus Essence is a special resource that is rewarded upon completing each rotation in an Arbitrations mission.


  • Obtained from completing or failing Arbitrations missions, as long as the player completes at least one rotation.


  • Vitus Essence is used to buy items from the Arbitrations Vendor NPC in the Arbiters of Hexis room of any relay.
Click to view the items purchased with Vitus Essence.
Item Type Vitus Essence Cost
Amprex Telos Skin ChainLightningGunEdit Amprex Cosmetic 10
Arbitration Statue Decoration 12
Archgun Riven Mod (Veiled) Mod 25
Atomos Telos Skin GrnHeatGun Atomos Cosmetic 10
Atterax Telos Skin GrineerWhip Atterax Cosmetic 10
Ayatan Amber Star Blueprint Resource 10
Bleeding Body Ephemera Blueprint Cosmetic 20
Cautious Shot Mod 15
Illumina Judicium Emote 50
Judicial Coils Operator Cosmetic 20
Judicial Oculus Operator Cosmetic 20
Power Donation Mod 15
Scars of Arbitration Sigil Cosmetic 15
Vitus Emblem Cosmetic 3
Vitus Illumina Decoration 9
Total 244

Last updated: Update 24.8

  • Vitus Essence is also used to craft items, mainly Ephemeras.
Click to view the Blueprints requiring Vitus Essence.


  • The Vitus Illumina decoration appears invisible unless GPU particles option is turned on to at least minimal in the graphics settings.
  • The Ayatan Amber Star blueprint is reusable. Each star requires Credits64100,000, 2 Ayatan Cyan Stars and 1 Vitus Essence.


  • Vitus Essence's icon is a recolored Nitain Extract icon.
    • Similarly, while Nitain Extract is internally labelled as "Alertium", Vitus Essence is labelled as "Elitium" – Arbitrations were originally workshopped under the moniker of Elite Alerts.
  • Vitus means "of life" in latin, the item's name can be taken literally as essence of life.

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 24.8
General Arbitrations Changes
  • Reduced Vitus Essence crafting cost for the Amber Star Blueprint from 2 to 1.

Update 24.0

  • A reusable Ayatan Amber Star Blueprint (available for 10 Vitus Essence) is purchasable from the Arbiters of Hexis in the Relay.

Hotfix 23.10.2

  • Fixed Arbitration missions rewarding the incorrect amount of Vitus Essence at End Of Mission.

Update 23.10

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 24.8

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