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Oxide elements are one of the five divisions of the periodic table in No Man's Sky


Iron, one of the Oxide family

Oxide elements are commonly used for crafting and recharging defensive technologies, as well as other electronic devices.

All elements in the Oxide family have an icon with a yellow background when shown in the players inventory, or on the No Man's Sky periodic table.

When a scan is taken of an area, locations with Oxide elements are tagged with a yellow diamond-shaped icon with a white ingot (brick) in the centre (view sample).


These elements can be found in rock formations and asteroids. Zinc can also be found in certain types of plants on the surface of planets.


Known members of the Oxide elements family are Iron (Fe), Zinc (Zn), and Titanium (Ti).

Icon Element Rarity Description Base value  units
Substance.commodity.common1.png Iron Common Mined element used to build and recharge defensive technologies. Found in rock formations and areas of geological interest. 13.8
Substance.commodity.uncommon1.png Zinc Uncommon Powerful element used to recharge defensive technologies, and to create and maintain many components and devices. Found in yellow flowering vegetation and planetary flora. 41.3
Substance.commodity.rare1.png Titanium Rare Extremely powerful oxide that can be used to recharge defensive technologies. A vital ingredient in the creation of many advanced devices, products and components. Found in yellow clusters during planetary exploration. 61.9

Additional information[]

  • Formerly known as commodity elements, the icons included a container shape in the upper left-hand corner.
  • Pre-release - Sulfur was a member of this group of elements