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

—In-game description

Vitus Essence is a special resource that only appears on Arbitrations.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

  • Guaranteed end of mission reward on Arbitrations. Amount varies depending on rounds completed.
  • There is a 7% chance to gain 3 x Vitus Essence from any drop rotation on Arbitrations.
  • Arbitration Shield Drones have a 3% chance to drop Vitus Essence on kill.

Usage[edit | edit source]

  • 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
Mod TT 20px.pngAerial Ace Mod 30
Amprex Telos Skin ChainLightningGunEdit.png Amprex Cosmetic 15
Arbitration Statue Decoration 15
Archgun Riven Mod (Veiled) Mod 35
Atomos Telos Skin GrnHeatGun.png Atomos Cosmetic 15
Atterax Telos Skin GrineerWhip.png Atterax Cosmetic 15
Ayatan Amber Star Blueprint Resource 10
Ayatan Zambuka Resource 50
Bleeding Body Ephemera Blueprint Cosmetic


Blazing Step Ephemera Blueprint Cosmetic


Mod TT 20px.pngCautious Shot Mod 20
Mod TT 20px.pngEnergizing Shot Mod 30
Grendel Chassis Locator​ Mission Locator 25
Grendel Neuroptics Locator Mission Locator 25
Grendel Systems Locator Mission Locator 25
Illumina Judicium Emote 75
Judicial Coils Operator Cosmetic 30
Judicial Oculus Operator Cosmetic 30
Kuva64.png10,000 Resource 25
Mod TT 20px.pngMending Shot Mod 30
Mod TT 20px.pngPower Donation Mod 20
Mod TT 20px.pngPreparation Mod 30
Mod TT 20px.pngRolling Guard Mod 20
Scars of Arbitration Sigil Cosmetic 20
Mod TT 20px.pngSharpshooter Mod 20
Mod TT 20px.pngVigorous Swap Mod 20
Vitus Emblem Cosmetic 5
Vitus Essence Decoration Decoration 15
Vitus Illumina Decoration 15
Total 605

Last updated: Update 26.0

  • Vitus Essence is also used to craft items, mainly Ephemeras.

    Vitus drop.

Click to view the Blueprints requiring Vitus Essence.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Old "Nitain" icon.

  • Prior to Hotfix 25.7.6, Vitus Essence's icon was a recolored Nitain Extract icon.
    • Similarly, while Nitain Extract is internally labeled as "Alertium", Vitus Essence is labeled 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 History[edit | edit source]

Hotfix 25.7.6

Reward and Rotation Changes
  • Arbiter Drones will now have a small chance to drop Vitus Essence on kill.
    • Vitus Essence dropped by destroyed Arbitration drones will have the special pickup notification.
New Arbitration Rewards
  • Added 3 x Vitus Essence bundle to the Arbitrations drop table.

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: Hotfix 25.7.6

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