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Category Special
Type Anomalous Material
Rarity Rare
Blueprint Value 138.0 Units.png
Used for Building, Crafting, Charging, Upgrading
Symbol Pg
Updated Origins

Pugneum is a resource.


Pugneum (Pg) is a resource and one of the special elements.

Game description[]

This oily, unsettling liquid leaks from the circuitry of Sentinels.

Prized by the Vy'keen, Pugneum is thought to share some essential properties with Nanites. It hums in a sinister fashion upon contact with organic matter.


Drops from destroyed Sentinels; the received amount depends on what type of sentinel is destroyed, see more information here.

Also available from some Galactic Trade Terminals.



Pugneum is used as an ingredient for crafting the following products:


Pugneum is used as an ingredient for refining the following products using a Refiner:


Pugneum is not used as an ingredient for cooking using a Nutrient Processor.

Additional information[]

  • Pugneum can be sold at the Galactic Trade Terminal.
  • Pugneum can be requested for a bribe in the rank 4 find missing persons mission from the Mission Board
  • Needed to open cargo containers on crashed freighters.
  • Needed in small amounts (10-25 per component) to repair damaged components in crashed starships and damaged multi-tools. (Example: Scorched Plating)

Release history[]

  • Foundation - Added as a resource.
  • Pathfinder - It is no longer used to acquire certain blueprints.
  • Atlas Rises - The hired NPC overseer could examine a sample (50 units) from a downed sentinel drone and extract the plans for every building part the drone has ever scanned.
  • NEXT - Value changed, previously it was worth 137.5 Units.png each.
  • NEXT 1.60 - Fixed an issue where Pugneum was refined into Big Ball.
  • Visions - Hidden changes: The information panel has an additional icon indicating its purpose.