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The Amalgam Alkonost is a Corpus Amalgam unit hybridized with Sentient technology. Fully converted into a Sentient, this unit can latch onto their organic allies and inject enhancers directly into their brain, boosting their offense and defense prowess.
Alkonosts can enhance nearly any humanoid Corpus unit, including those that it would never encounter within the Gas City. Enhanced units will fully regain all their health and shields after the injection, and gain drastically improved movement speed and greatly increased damage resistance. They also manifest a blue aura, and if their helmets are shot off their facial skin becomes melted off to expose their red fleshy muscles.
Eligible targets include:
- Almost all Crewmen (Normal, Detron, Elite, Nullifier, Prod, Sniper, Tech, Overtaker, Plasmor, Trencher) and their regional variants.
- Comba and Scrambus
- Orb Vallis Targets (Cestra Target, Sniper Target, Supra Target, Trencher Target)
- Heist Targets (Armaments Director, Sentient Research Director, Vivisect Director)
- Index brokers (Jad Teran, Pelna Cade, Ved Xol, Armis Ulta, Dru Pesfor, Rana Del)
- Corrupted Nullifier
- Amalgam Machinists
- Amalgam Heqets
- Rangers (Detron, Elite, Nullifier, Sniper, Tech)
- Corpus Targets
- Corpus Wardens
- Index operatives (Derim Zahn, Jen Dro, Tia Mayn) and Nako Xol.
- Corrupted Crewman
Alkonosts are also immune to status effects and certain Warframe abilities.
- A Mind Controlled Alkonost will not attempt to upgrade anyone, and simply fire at it's enemies.
- A captured and upgraded Corpus can also Mind Controlled, giving you a stronger unit however they will often choose to take cover more than engage enemies.
- Alkonost is the name of a mythological creature of Slavic folklore, a woman-headed bird, similar to the Sirens of Greek mythology.
- While almost entirely converted into a sentient form, it still retains some of the original host used for conversion, shown by a single corpus helmet (whether it includes a head or not is unknown) at the very top of the creature, and the left and right hands.