Butchers are Grineer units that wield single Cleavers. They lack the armor and ranged firepower standard Grineer units possess, making them much easier to kill; in exchange, they can move quicker and deal more damage with their melee weapons. Butchers will wind-up their attacks for a split second, making it possible for players to dodge.


Tactics[edit | edit source]

  • Their attacking style is simple, running towards their target straight forward. This makes them easy targets to kill with non-hitscan weapons, added with their low durability.
  • Their attacks have a chance of inflicting a Slash b.svg Slash proc, dealing damage over time that ignores armor.
  • Decoy130xDark.png Decoys are prone to short life due to the effectiveness of the Butchers as they tend to attack these first.

Farming Locations[edit | edit source]

These are based on opinions and may not be 100% true. These should be viewed as advice for finding the enemies until better facts are proven.

Normal Butcher
Target Planet Name Type Level Tile Set
IconGrineerB.svg Sedna Kelpie Disruption 35 - 40 Grineer Galleon
IconGrineerB.svg Ceres Lex Capture 14 - 16 Grineer Shipyard
IconGrineerB.svg Sedna Adaro Exterminate 32 - 36 Grineer Asteroid
IconGrineerB.svg Saturn Cassini Capture 21 - 23 Grineer Galleon
IconGrineerB.svg Earth Mariana Exterminate 1 - 3 Grineer Sealab

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Butchers have a level limit of 15, frequently seen in low level Survival and Defense missions. The treatment of spawning is similar with the Grineer Lancers, as the Butchers are seemingly replaced by either Grineer Flameblades, Powerfists or Scorpions in higher-level missions.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In early versions of the game, Butchers were called Sawmen and wielded DEGlaive.png Glaives with a spinning animation that had a distinctive sound. Update 7.11 changed their weapon to the single cleaver they use now, but their names were never changed to reflect this until Update 11.0. WellOfLife130xDark.png Well Of Life still depicts a handsaw-armed Butcher.
    • At some point late into Update 10.0, they were given personal shielding to increase their durability. This was removed in Update 11.
  • Butchers are the only units in the game that are capable of slicing corpses to pieces unlike other melee combatants, a rather fitting attribute to their namesake.
  • An undocumented addition to Update 15.8 added reindeer antlers to the top of butchers helmet.
  • In the back of the Red Veil room within the Tenno Relays, there is what appears to be a butcher who is bound within Warframe dissecting equipment as seen within the Zanuka Project, about to be dismembered by one of the Veil's members with a Heat.png Heat Sword.
  • The Butcher's weapon, a single Cleaver, is a one-handed version of the Dual Cleavers.png Dual Cleavers.
  • In Hotfix 11.3.2 the Slash b.svg Slash proc chance has been reduced to reduce chances of unranked frames getting killed.

Variants

Arid Butcher General Miscellaneous
DesertBladeSawmanAvatar.png
Introduced Undetermined
Tileset Grineer Settlement Codex Scans 20
Weapon Cleaver Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Blunderbuss 1.1382%
Perpetual Agony 1.1382%
Fever Strike 0.1326%
North Wind 0.1326%
Reflex Coil 0.1326%
Rifle Aptitude 0.1326%
50 Endo 0.1326%
Flow 0.0303%
Tranquil Cleave 0.0303%
Cloned Flesh 50
Slash b.svg+ Heat b.png+ Viral b.png+++ Impact b.svg Gas b.png‐‐
Ferrite Armor 5
Puncture b.svg++ Corrosive b.png+++ Slash b.svg- Blast b.png-
Affinity 50
Base Level 1

Frontier Butcher General Miscellaneous
ForestButcher.png
Introduced Undetermined
Tileset Grineer Forest Codex Scans 20
Weapon Cleaver Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Blunderbuss 1.1382%
Perpetual Agony 1.1382%
Fever Strike 0.1326%
North Wind 0.1326%
Reflex Coil 0.1326%
Rifle Aptitude 0.1326%
50 Endo 0.1326%
Flow 0.0303%
Tranquil Cleave 0.0303%
Cloned Flesh 50
Slash b.svg+ Heat b.png+ Viral b.png+++ Impact b.svg Gas b.png‐‐
Ferrite Armor 5
Puncture b.svg++ Corrosive b.png+++ Slash b.svg- Blast b.png-
Affinity 50
Base Level 1

Drekar Butcher General Miscellaneous
SeaLabButcher.png
Introduced Update 17.0
Tileset Grineer Sealab Codex Scans 20
Weapon Cleaver Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Fast Hands 0.5691%
Point Strike 0.5691%
Pressure Point 0.5691%
Shattering Impact 0.5691%
Reflex Coil 0.3318%
Smite Grineer 0.3318%
Condition Overload 0.0201%
Ice Spring 0.0201%
80 Endo 0.0201%
Cloned Flesh 50
Slash b.svg+ Heat b.png+ Viral b.png+++ Impact b.svg Gas b.png‐‐
Ferrite Armor 5
Puncture b.svg++ Corrosive b.png+++ Slash b.svg- Blast b.png-
Affinity 50
Base Level 1

Kuva Butcher General Miscellaneous
FortressBladeSawman.png
Introduced Undetermined
Tileset Kuva Fortress Codex Scans 20
Weapon Cleaver Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Fast Hands 0.5691%
Point Strike 0.5691%
Pressure Point 0.5691%
15 Endo 0.5691%
North Wind 0.1659%
Reflex Coil 0.1659%
Smite Grineer 0.1659%
50 Endo 0.1659%
Flow 0.0303%
80 Endo 0.0303%
Cloned Flesh 50
Slash b.svg+ Heat b.png+ Viral b.png+++ Impact b.svg Gas b.png‐‐
Ferrite Armor 5
Puncture b.svg++ Corrosive b.png+++ Slash b.svg- Blast b.png-
Affinity 50
Base Level 1

Tusk Butcher General Miscellaneous
EidolonBladeSawman.png
Introduced Undetermined
Tileset Plains of Eidolon Codex Scans 20
Weapon Cleaver / Anti-air Rockets Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Fast Hands 0.5691%
Point Strike 0.5691%
Pressure Point 0.5691%
15 Endo 0.5691%
North Wind 0.1659%
Reflex Coil 0.1659%
Smite Grineer 0.1659%
50 Endo 0.1659%
Flow 0.0303%
80 Endo 0.0303%
Cloned Flesh 50
Slash b.svg+ Heat b.png+ Viral b.png+++ Impact b.svg Gas b.png‐‐
Ferrite Armor 5
Puncture b.svg++ Corrosive b.png+++ Slash b.svg- Blast b.png-
Affinity 50
Base Level 1

Kosma Butcher General Miscellaneous
KosmaButcher.png
Introduced Update 27.0
Tileset Earth Proxima Codex Scans 20
Weapon Machete Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Tempered Blade 3.8235%
Enhanced Durability 0.252%
Furor 0.252%
Poisonous Sting 0.252%
Venomous Clip 0.252%
Automatic Trigger 0.084%
Efficient Transferral 0.084%
Cloned Flesh 750
Slash b.svg+ Heat b.png+ Viral b.png+++ Impact b.svg Gas b.png‐‐
Ferrite Armor 200
Puncture b.svg++ Corrosive b.png+++ Slash b.svg- Blast b.png-

Gyre Butcher General Miscellaneous
GyreButcher.png
Introduced Update 27.0
Tileset Saturn Proxima Codex Scans 20
Weapon Machete Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Energy Inversion 3.991%
Poisonous Sting 0.263%
Resolute Focus 0.263%
Venomous Clip 0.263%
Archgun Ace 0.0875%
Marked Target 0.0875%
Furor 0.044%
Cloned Flesh 750
Slash b.svg+ Heat b.png+ Viral b.png+++ Impact b.svg Gas b.png‐‐
Ferrite Armor 200
Puncture b.svg++ Corrosive b.png+++ Slash b.svg- Blast b.png-

Exo Butcher General Miscellaneous
ExoButcher.png
Introduced Update 27.0
Tileset Veil Proxima Codex Scans 20
Weapon Machete Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Magazine Extension 3.8235%
Furor 0.252%
Poisonous Sting 0.252%
Superior Defenses 0.252%
Venomous Clip 0.252%
Critical Focus 0.084%
Deadly Efficiency 0.084%
Cloned Flesh 750
Slash b.svg+ Heat b.png+ Viral b.png+++ Impact b.svg Gas b.png‐‐
Ferrite Armor 200
Puncture b.svg++ Corrosive b.png+++ Slash b.svg- Blast b.png-

Media[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 27.2

  • (Undocumented) Kosma, Gyre, and Exo health types changed from Flesh to Cloned Flesh.

Update 25.7

  • Fixed Grineer Butchers appearing to be unarmed for Clients.

Update 11.0

  • (Undocumented) Renamed to Butcher.

Update 7.11

  • Grineer Sawmen have had their saws replaced with cleavers.

Vanilla

  • Introduced
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