The Elite Crewmen are a more powerful version of the regular Corpus Crewmen. They wield the CorpusLaserRifle Flux Rifle, which fires a sustained laser beam capable of dealing extremely high DPS at medium range, and has the tendency to inflict Slash b Slash procs against their foes frequently.

According to their Codex entry, The Elite Crewmen currently appear in Mars, Jupiter, Neptune, Pluto and Europa.

Farming LocationsEdit

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 Elite Crewman
Target Planet Name Type Level Tile Set
IconCorpusB Lua Copernicus Capture 25 - 30 Orokin Moon
IconCorpusB Lua Zeipel Rescue 25 - 30 Orokin Moon
IconCorpusB Venus Venera Capture 5 - 7 Corpus Outpost


  • Elite Crewmen behave similarly to regular Crewmen.
  • Their CorpusLaserRifle Flux Rifle has a significant increase in accuracy compared to CorpusEnergyRifle Dera rifles used by standard Crewmen.
    • These can constantly aim at their targets effectively while dealing devastating damage even against the most durable of Warframes.
    • These rifles are exceptionally powerful against the Grineer in comparison with the Dera.
    • With these, Elite Crewmen synergize very well along with the Shockwave MOAs as they can chase off their targets constantly even when targets fly off from their places, dealing significant damage without chances of fighting back.
  • As of Update 11.0, Elite Crewmen bear greater health and shields, allowing them to take more punishment than regular Crewmen.
  • Unlike their standard counterparts, their helmets cannot be shot off, but they still take the damage multiplier if hit on the head.
  • As of Update 17.0, Elite Crewmen replace regular Crewmen from about level 15, but not Detron Crewmen, if they appear.


  • The Elite Crewman was first introduced in Operation Arid Fear: Escalation, the second phase of the event.
  • Flux Rifle-armed Crewmen can be seen in the diorama for the Sling-Stone Event, roughly half a month before Elite Crewmen were added.
  • Elite Crewmen can rarely be found wandering in Orokin Derelicts. A possible reason for this: the Derelict vessels are one of the few places which have Orokin technology. This makes them a valuable target, but also a dangerous place to salvage technology from.
  • Previously, the Elite Crewman was able to sever and dismember the Tenno as like Slash b Slash is able to when this was still possible for enemies to do so.


  • Rarely, and if left unnoticed, Elite Crewmen have a tendency to constantly shoot their Flux Rifles on idle when immediately terminating their targets.
  • Elite Crewmen currently are unable to be cut to pieces by Slash b Slash weapons. Other enemies that share this bug include the Corpus Warden and Grineer Commander.


Juno Elite Crewman General Miscellaneous
Introduced Update 28.0
Tileset Corpus Ship Codex Scans 5
Weapon CorpusMachineGun Supra Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Ammo Drum 0.76%
Thief's Wit 0.76%
15 Endo 0.76%
No Return 0.33%
Reaping Spiral 0.33%
Hell's Chamber 0.03%
80 Endo 0.03%
Flesh 300
Slash b+ Toxin b++ Viral b++ Impact b- Gas b-
Shield 200
Impact b++ Cold b++ Magnetic b+++ Puncture b- Radiation b-

Vapos Elite Crewman General Miscellaneous
Introduced Update 25.0
Tileset Corpus Gas City Codex Scans 5
Weapon Exergis Exergis
Prova8point2 Prova
Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops 15 Endo 2.28%
Fury 0.17%
Infected Clip 0.17%
No Return 0.17%
50 Endo 0.17%
Gnashing Payara 0.02%
Jagged Edge 0.02%
80 Endo 0.02%
Flesh 60
Slash b+ Toxin b++ Viral b++ Impact b- Gas b-
Shield 200
Impact b++ Cold b++ Magnetic b+++ Puncture b- Radiation b-
Base Level 16

Terra Elite Crewman General Miscellaneous
Introduced Hotfix 24.0.9
Tileset Orb Vallis Codex Scans 5
Weapon DETetra Tetra / Prova8point2 Prova Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Metal Fiber 7.59%
Pistol Gambit 7.59%
Chilling Grasp 0.88%
Fury 0.88%
Infected Clip 0.88%
No Return 0.88%
Shotgun Savvy 0.88%
Guardian Derision 0.1%
Jagged Edge 0.1%
Rapid Resilience 0.1%
Vital Sense 0.1%
Flesh 300
Slash b+ Toxin b++ Viral b++ Impact b- Gas b-
Shield 400
Impact b++ Cold b++ Magnetic b+++ Puncture b- Radiation b-
Affinity 150
Base Level 1
Spawn Level 30


  • Elite Crewman Codex
  • Elite Crewman Weakness

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 22.16

  • (Undocumented) Elite Crewmen suit reverted back to its original blue color (from tan)
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