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No Man’s Sky – Resources and elements guide

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No Man’s Sky may start out different for everyone who plays it, but there’s one universal constant at play here: Greed is good. Specifically the kind of greed that has you hoarding various resources so that you can escape whichever mudball you’ve found yourself stranded on, cursing William Shatner and reciting Moby Dick while showing off your finely chiselled pectoral muscles.

I may have gotten ahead of myself though. There’s a lot of resources and elements present in No Man’s Sky, too many to accurately keep track of. Fortunately, here’s a handy list of the valuable star-stuff discovered so far in No Man’s Sky:

NMS Elements (2)


  • Lemmium – Heavy metal alloy used for freighter construction.
  • Terumin – Light metal alloy used for the construction of trading shuttles.
  • Herox – Neutral alloy, Jack of all trades.
  • Magmox – Lustrous alloy with high value.


  • Carbon – Found inside planetary fauna.
  • Plutonium – Found on planets in spiky ore formations on the surface and in caves.
  • Thamium9 – Found on planets and asteroids in red flowering plants.

NMS Elements (1)


  • Aluminium – Found on asteroids and in rock formations.
  • Copper – Found on asteroids and in rock formations.
  • Emeril – Found on asteroids on planets.
  • Gold – Found on asteroids and in rock formations.
  • Iridium – Found on rock formations and in the core of Thamium9 asteroids.
  • Nickel – Found on asteroids and by feeding animals.


  • Iron  – Found in rock formations and asteroids.
  • Titanium – Found in yellow crystalline formations on hot planets.
  • Zinc – Found in yellow flowering plants on planets.

Precious Elements

  • Calium – Found inside blob-like species.
  • Omegon – Found by feeding animals.
  • Radnox – Found inside the rock formations of planets.


  • Chrysonite – Found in blue crystal formations on various formations.
  • Heridium – Found in terrain formations that are marked out by holographic cubes.
  • Platinum – Found on certain blue plants on planets.

No Man’s Sky is out today on PlayStation 4 and Friday for PC. If you’re wondering what the first few hours are like, then Alessandro will be more than happy to talk your ear off about the game with these early impressions.

Last Updated: August 10, 2016


  1. Yeah, the word is this game is for some and not for others….. will find out tonight


    • Snowlock2.0

      August 11, 2016 at 09:40

      From what I’ve seen this is not a game for those who like to be spoon fed content.


      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        August 11, 2016 at 09:59

        Good, will be nice to use the grey matter again… if I remeber where I left it


        • James Anderton

          August 12, 2016 at 15:29

          Yeah, because after watching all those Twitch steams I’m going to have to be firing on all cylinders to play this game /s

          Fuck spoon fed content. Books, movies, music, board-games, [insert crafted experience here] are for morons.


          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            August 12, 2016 at 15:44

            Didn’t watch single stream, had to melee sentry drones to death before I figured out where to get ammo XD

  2. Ottokie

    August 11, 2016 at 08:04

    -Looks like an Indie game
    -Playes like an Indie game
    -Not priced as an Indie game
    -Has shady dev’s


  3. HairyEwok

    August 11, 2016 at 08:23

    That is hardly as much as i thought it would be. I could’ve swore they said they’re using the actual periodic table and added some imagined elements to it.


    • Cody Shepherd

      August 11, 2016 at 20:17

      Yeah I heard the same. But after playing I’m kind of glad they didn’t. I can barely keep up with the storage space I need as it currently is.


  4. James Anderton

    August 12, 2016 at 15:22

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