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Oxium is a rare lighter than air alloy of Orokin origin.

—In-Game Description

Oxium is an uncommon component. Dropped by the uncommonly encountered Oxium Osprey with a guaranteed drop rate, it can be found in quantities of 7-12 and will only drop if the Osprey is killed before it destroys itself by charging against the player, an ally, or a wall.

Oxium can also be found in the Orokin Void by destroying canisters, as rare loot in Corpus canisters, Grineer containers or opening Grineer caches in Orokin Derelict Sabotage missions.

Gathering TipsEdit

These tips are based on opinion and may not be true. They should be viewed as advice and not solid fact.

  • Playing Corpus Defense, Survival and Mobile Defense missions can yield a decent amount of Oxium per run. (Easiest Corpus Level is Kiliken, Venus, a Defense mission)
  • 20 waves of Defense on Venera, Venus can yield around 100 Oxium if extracted properly.
  • Ara, Mars can give roughly 100 units in 25 minutes with a 2-player team.
  • Playing on Cerberus, Pluto can yield about 300-900 Oxium in 4 Rounds. (Depending on total Osprey kills)
  • Baal, Europa can yield 50-150 Oxium per run with a 4-player team.
  • Doing Sabotage, Capture, and Deception missions while being as loud as possible by destroying all enemies can yield a fair amount of Oxium, especially on Venus, where there aren't too many high-level enemies. Just don't let the targets escape in Capture.
  • Some Corpus Alerts can yield a high amount of Oxium.
  • Alerts may also have a higher spawn rate of Oxium Ospreys.
  • An easy way to kill the Oxium Ospreys without getting them to self-destruct, and therefore not drop any Oxium, is to use Frosts Freeze ability and quickly destroying them while they are slowed down or using Nyxs Mind Control which will deal high damage to it when the effect ends. If using Mind Control, make sure there are no other enemies around, otherwise, the Osprey will self-destruct attacking them. Using Nekros' Fear ability also quickly destroys them.


  • As it's dropped by a specific enemy and is not a planet-specific drop, it cannot be obtained by using Extractors.
  • Previously Oxium only dropped in quantities of 1-2, but most items required several hundred units of Oxium so the drop amount was drastically increased.
  • Sometimes Oxium can get stuck in the ceiling in narrow hallways/locations with a low ceiling, Loot Radar mods ( Animal Instinct & Thief's Wit ) can help locating those otherwise invisible resource drops.
  • Oxium can also be acquired from Grineer/Corpus/Orokin storage containers, albeit with a very low chance. Therefore, one should not rely on this source due to it being unreliable and infrequent.
  • As of March 14, 2016, 17,928 Oxium is required to build all blueprints that require Oxium once.
  • As of Update 18.0, Nekros can desecrate Oxium Ospreys.

Blueprints Requiring OxiumEdit

Click to view the Blueprints requiring Oxium.
Blueprint Type Quantity
Amaru Chroma Helmet Cosmetic 300
Bolt Release Item 20
Broken-War Melee 2700
Distilling Extractor Item 150
Drac Chroma Helmet Cosmetic 300
Dragon Nikana Melee 75
Cierzo Zephyr Helmet Cosmetic 2
Convectrix Primary 900
Chroma Systems Component 400
Grattler Archwing Weapon 3500
Halikar Melee 500
Hidden Messages Key Quest Key 4
Helios Sentinel 300
Inaros Chassis Component 100
Itzal Systems Component 200
Itzal Harness Component 300
Itzal Wings Component 400
Incubator Upgrade Segment Misc 1200
Mantis Fuselage Component 1800
Mesa Chassis Component 50
Nikana Melee 75
Karyst Melee 100
Kohm Primary 500
Sands of Inaros Key Quest Key 400
Sonicor Secondary 600
Talons Secondary 1200
Tonbo Melee 100
Tonkor Primary 200
Tengu Zephyr Helmet Cosmetic 2
Trinity Prime Chassis Component 500
Trinity Prime Helmet Component 450
Vauban Prime Chassis Component 7000
Zephyr Helmet Component 200
Zephyr Chassis Component 200
Zephyr Systems Component 200


By purchasing this item you can directly exchange Platinum64‍ 30 for 300 Oxium.

—In-Game Description

Oxium was added to the Market in Update 12.6.

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