Elite Lancers are the Elite counterpart of the Grineer Lancers, and are found replacing the latter in mission levels 15 and up. Unlike the typical Lancers, they wield Hind.pngHinds with a much higher damage than the regular GrineerAssaultRifle.pngGrakatas, as well as a high chance of DmgSlashSmall64.pngSlash procing targets. Their armor is not only doubled in amount, but replaced by more resilient Alloy Armor compared to normal Lancer's Ferrite, the same armor heavy Grineer units often incorporate. They also have a slightly different helmet design, appearing to have a hood.


The standard Hind-wielding variant has 37.5% of their damage being DmgSlashSmall64.pngSlash and has decent status chance; a large part of their threat to health comes from their occasional DmgSlashSmall64.pngSlash procs (Bleeding) bypassing armor. They also have a good fire rate, further increasing their DmgSlashSmall64.pngSlash proc capabilities.

Tactics[edit | edit source]

  • These Elite Lancers are treated the same way with regular Lancers, but conventional attacks are slightly tolerated.
    • They attack normally as their standard counterparts, which also includes the ability to throw grenades.
    • At Update 11.0, they possess significant armor values, double of regular Lancers. It is advised to use DmgPunctureSmall64.pngPuncture damage weapons to effectively dispatch the threat.
    • Their larger health pool provides greater protection overall, forcing attackers to deliver more damage to these units.
  • The Hind fires slightly slower than the Grakata despite its burst fire, which allows additional dodging time for the players.
    • These normally have larger clip sizes; this, combined with the Hind's lower rate of fire and faster reload speed, makes it more difficult to avoid damage by waiting for Elite Lancers to reload.
  • Karak-wielding Frontier Elite Lancers have smaller clips, and a lower status chance, but are much more accurate over distance and can fire on full-auto.
    • This makes rushing Frontier Elite Lancers riskier than rushing standard ones due to the higher rate of fire and greater accuracy, however their lower status chance and trading of Slash for Impact damage offsets this so long as the player has enough health.
  • Standard Elite Lancers are likely to deal DmgSlashSmall64.pngSlash procs more often than regular Lancers, making them dangerous units even when not in swarms.
  • Elite Lancers tend to have less health after replacing the normal Lancers at level 15 due to standard Lancers being affected by level scaling while the Elite Lancer is not (as they have a base level of 15).
  • It is important to have weapons that can inflict elemental or physical damage that the Elite Lancer is weak against due to their much higher base armor and health, combined with their tendency to appear in large groups.
  • They are the most likely enemies to carry a Blunt pack, a device that provides the Grineer units additional cover whenever the environment is too open to hide from attacks.
    • The Blunt pack spawning is shared along with the Lancer.

Variants

Elite Arid Lancer General Miscellaneous
DesertEliteRifleLancerAvatar.png
Introduced Undetermined
Tileset Grineer Settlement Codex Scans 5
Weapon Hind.pngHind / GrineerCombatKnife.pngSheev Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Quickdraw 0.7587%
Redirection 0.7587%
Revenge 0.7587%
Razor Shot 0.3318%
50 Endo 0.3318%
Crossing Snakes 0.0201%
Thunderbolt 0.0201%
Undying Will 0.0201%
Cloned Flesh 150
DmgSlashSmall64.png+ DmgFireSmall64.png+ DmgViralSmall64.png+++ DmgImpactSmall64.png DmgGasSmall64.png‐‐
Alloy Armor 200
DmgPunctureSmall64.png+DmgColdSmall64.png+DmgRadiationSmall64.png+++DmgSlashSmall64.png‐‐DmgElectricitySmall64.png‐‐DmgMagneticSmall64.png‐‐
Affinity 150
Base Level 1

Elite Frontier Lancer General Miscellaneous
ForestEliteLancer.png
Introduced Undetermined
Tileset Grineer Forest Codex Scans 5
Weapon GrineerM16Rifle.pngKarak / GrineerCombatKnife.pngSheev Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Quickdraw 0.7587%
Redirection 0.7587%
Revenge 0.7587%
Razor Shot 0.3318%
50 Endo 0.3318%
Crossing Snakes 0.0201%
Thunderbolt 0.0201%
Undying Will 0.0201%
Cloned Flesh 150
DmgSlashSmall64.png+ DmgFireSmall64.png+ DmgViralSmall64.png+++ DmgImpactSmall64.png DmgGasSmall64.png‐‐
Alloy Armor 200
DmgPunctureSmall64.png+DmgColdSmall64.png+DmgRadiationSmall64.png+++DmgSlashSmall64.png‐‐DmgElectricitySmall64.png‐‐DmgMagneticSmall64.png‐‐
Affinity 150
Base Level 1

Drekar Elite Lancer General Miscellaneous
SeaLabEliteLancer.png
Introduced Update 17.0
Tileset Grineer Sealab Codex Scans 5
Weapon GrnHarpoonGun.pngHarpak / GrineerCombatKnife.pngSheev Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Pressure Point 1.1382%
Vitality 1.1382%
Diamond Skin 0.2211%
Heated Charge 0.2211%
Mobilize 0.2211%
Heavy Trauma 0.0201%
Streamline 0.0201%
80 Endo 0.0201%
Cloned Flesh 150
DmgSlashSmall64.png+ DmgFireSmall64.png+ DmgViralSmall64.png+++ DmgImpactSmall64.png DmgGasSmall64.png‐‐
Alloy Armor 200
DmgPunctureSmall64.png+DmgColdSmall64.png+DmgRadiationSmall64.png+++DmgSlashSmall64.png‐‐DmgElectricitySmall64.png‐‐DmgMagneticSmall64.png‐‐
Affinity 150
Base Level 1

Kuva Elite Lancer General Miscellaneous
FortressEliteRifleLancer.png
Introduced Undetermined
Tileset Kuva Fortress Codex Scans 5
Weapon DEGrinlok.pngGrinlok / GrineerCombatKnife.pngSheev Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Quickdraw 0.7587%
Redirection 0.7587%
Revenge 0.7587%
Razor Shot 0.3318%
50 Endo 0.3318%
Crossing Snakes 0.0201%
Thunderbolt 0.0201%
Undying Will 0.0201%
Cloned Flesh 150
DmgSlashSmall64.png+ DmgFireSmall64.png+ DmgViralSmall64.png+++ DmgImpactSmall64.png DmgGasSmall64.png‐‐
Alloy Armor 200
DmgPunctureSmall64.png+DmgColdSmall64.png+DmgRadiationSmall64.png+++DmgSlashSmall64.png‐‐DmgElectricitySmall64.png‐‐DmgMagneticSmall64.png‐‐
Affinity 150
Base Level 15

Tusk Elite Lancer General Miscellaneous
EidolonEliteRifleLancer.png
Introduced Undetermined
Tileset Plains of Eidolon Codex Scans 5
Weapon DEGrinlok.pngGrinlok / DmgColdSmall64.pngCold grenade / GrineerCombatKnife.pngSheev Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Quickdraw 0.7587%
Redirection 0.7587%
Revenge 0.7587%
Razor Shot 0.3318%
50 Endo 0.3318%
Crossing Snakes 0.0201%
Thunderbolt 0.0201%
Undying Will 0.0201%
Cloned Flesh 150
DmgSlashSmall64.png+ DmgFireSmall64.png+ DmgViralSmall64.png+++ DmgImpactSmall64.png DmgGasSmall64.png‐‐
Alloy Armor 200
DmgPunctureSmall64.png+DmgColdSmall64.png+DmgRadiationSmall64.png+++DmgSlashSmall64.png‐‐DmgElectricitySmall64.png‐‐DmgMagneticSmall64.png‐‐
Affinity 150
Base Level 1

Kosma Elite Lancer General Miscellaneous
KosmaEliteLancer.png
Introduced Undetermined
Tileset Earth Proxima Codex Scans 5
Weapon Quartakk 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 1000
DmgSlashSmall64.png+ DmgFireSmall64.png+ DmgViralSmall64.png+++ DmgImpactSmall64.png DmgGasSmall64.png‐‐
Ferrite Armor 200
DmgPunctureSmall64.png++ DmgCorrosiveSmall64.png+++ DmgSlashSmall64.png- DmgBlastSmall64.png-
Base Level 15

Gyre Elite Lancer General Miscellaneous
GyreEliteLancer.png
Introduced Undetermined
Tileset Saturn Proxima Codex Scans 5
Weapon Quartakk 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 1000
DmgSlashSmall64.png+ DmgFireSmall64.png+ DmgViralSmall64.png+++ DmgImpactSmall64.png DmgGasSmall64.png‐‐
Ferrite Armor 200
DmgPunctureSmall64.png++ DmgCorrosiveSmall64.png+++ DmgSlashSmall64.png- DmgBlastSmall64.png-
Base Level 15

Exo Elite Lancer General Miscellaneous
ExoEliteLancer.png
Introduced Undetermined
Tileset Veil Proxima Codex Scans 5
Weapon Quartakk 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 1000
DmgSlashSmall64.png+ DmgFireSmall64.png+ DmgViralSmall64.png+++ DmgImpactSmall64.png DmgGasSmall64.png‐‐
Ferrite Armor 200
DmgPunctureSmall64.png++ DmgCorrosiveSmall64.png+++ DmgSlashSmall64.png- DmgBlastSmall64.png-
Base Level 15

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Elite Lancers were first introduced in Update 9.0.
  • Elite Lancers originally wielded Burston.pngBurstons as a placeholder. This was changed to the Hind.pngHind in Update 9.6 as the Burston.pngBurston was a Tenno weapon.
  • The Drekar Elite Lancer seems to wear much less armor than the other variants, looking very similar to Drekar Butchers.

Media[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 9.6

  • Elite Lancers now use the Hind!

Update 9.0

  • Introduced.
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