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{{Quote|Awarded by the Arbiters of Hexis to few Tenno capable of surviving Arbitration.|In-game description}}
{{Quote|Awarded by the Arbiters of Hexis to few Tenno capable of surviving Arbitration.|In-game description}}

Revision as of 12:42, November 29, 2019

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.


  • 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 small chance to drop Vitus Essence on kill.


  • 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 20pxAerial Ace Mod 30
Amprex Telos Skin ChainLightningGunEdit Amprex Cosmetic 15
Arbitration Statue Decoration 15
Archgun Riven Mod (Veiled) Mod 35
Atomos Telos Skin GrnHeatGun Atomos Cosmetic 15
Atterax Telos Skin GrineerWhip 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 20pxCautious Shot Mod 20
Mod TT 20pxEnergizing 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
Kuva6410,000 Resource 25
Mod TT 20pxMending Shot Mod 30
Mod TT 20pxPower Donation Mod 20
Mod TT 20pxPreparation Mod 30
Mod TT 20pxRolling Guard Mod 20
Scars of Arbitration Sigil Cosmetic 20
Mod TT 20pxSharpshooter Mod 20
Mod TT 20pxVigorous 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 Screen

    Vitus drop.

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.



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

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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