Fomorian Sabotage is a special Sabotage Alert variant that involves using Archwings to engage and destroy a Balor Fomorian before it reaches a Relay. First introduced in Operation: Eyes of Blight, Fomorian Sabotage is now a recurring event that appears as a result of Grineer victories in Invasions.
Mechanics[edit | edit source]
Similar to Alerts, Fomorian Sabotage missions will show up once the construction has reached 100% from completing Grineer-sided Invasion missions. The Fomorian Sabotage will appear on the Star Chart as a mission node, beside the chosen planet's active Relay. Each Fomorian Sabotage mission has a timer displaying the time until it reaches the relay, along with a health counter showing the percent of health it has remaining.
Once the Fomorian Sabotage appears, all players will receive an inbox message containing a reusable blueprint for a Fomorian Disruptor gear item, which is required to enter the mission. The Disruptor requires Omega Isotopes to craft, which drop from non-Archwing enemies on the planet where the Fomorian Sabotage mission is present.
In mission, players engage in their Archwings to make their way into the interior of the Balor Fomorian on the other end of the map, dealing with threats along the way including Zeplens to trap the player and the Balor Fomorian's own weaponry. The Fomorian's entrances are protected by energy shields that bar players from entering, and must be brought down by destroying two shield generators located at the top sides of the Fomorian.
Once inside the Fomorian, a player must activate their Fomorian Disruptor in order to remove the protective shielding on the Fomorian Power Core, which will allow it to be damaged by weapons for 30 – 40 seconds, depending on the planet's difficulty. Unlike with normal Sabotage missions, the goal is not to destroy the core outright, but instead deal as much damage as possible to the core within the short window that the shield is down. While the entirety of the Power Core can be damaged, there are 16 large power nodes on the core which can be destroyed, increasing the total damage done by 25% up to a total of 400% more damage.
The Power Core's shield will reactivate after the vulnerability duration has expired, at which point players have 30 seconds with which to evacuate from the Fomorian ship and escape into a safe distance of 350 meters (1,400 Archwing meters) away from it. The mission successfully ends once the 30 seconds are up, and a player manages to safely escape.
The damage dealt to the Fomorian Power Core on a single run will result in the Fomorian's overall mission health being reduced, accumulating as more missions are run against it by the community. The Fomorian Sabotage alert ends once the Fomorian's overall health has been reduced to 0. If a Fomorian is not destroyed before the time listed for it to reach the Relay is over, the Fomorian will destroy the Relay, permanently leaving it in a wreckage of ruins and can no longer be accessed.
Rewards[edit | edit source]
Players that have dealt a total of 1,000,000 damage or more to the Fomorian Power Core will receive 200,000 and an Orokin Catalyst. This can only be received once per event.
Upon completion of the mission, all members of the squad will receive one of the following:
|Imperator Vandal Barrel||10%|
|Imperator Vandal Blueprint||10%|
|Imperator Vandal Receiver||10%|
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Archwing Abilities are nullified within a 1,400 meter radius around the Fomorian Power Core (listed as 350 meters on the HUD), preventing their use. This is, not coincidentally, the distance the players must fly from the core to extract safely.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Fomorian Sabotage was first featured in the Operation: Eyes of Blight Event, featuring multiple Balor Fomorians assaulting the Tenno Relays. This mission type was only properly introduced into the game as an occasional Alert in Hotfix 17.7.1 (2015-10-15).
Fomorian Sabotage History[edit | edit source]
The following table keeps track of the Fomorian Sabotage alerts since Hotfix 17.7.1 (2015-10-15)
|2015 October 15||Larunda (Mercury)||Kronia (Saturn)||Orcus (Pluto)||-|
|2015 November 23||Kronia (Saturn)||Kuiper (Eris)||Vesper (Venus)||-|
|2016 January 14||Orcus (Pluto)||Strata (Earth)||Leonov (Europa)||-|
|2016 February 24||Larunda (Mercury)||Kronia (Saturn)||Orcus (Pluto)||-|
|2016 May 11||Kronia (Saturn)||Kuiper (Eris)||Vesper (Venus)||-|
|2017 June 26||Orcus (Pluto)||Strata (Earth)||Leonov (Europa)||-|
|2017 September 4||-||-||Leonov (Europa)||-|
|2017 September 20||-||Kronia (Saturn)||-||-|
|2017 October 27||Kronia (Saturn)||-||-||-|
|2018 January 6||-||Strata (Earth)||Vesper (Venus)||-|
|2018 February 6||Larunda (Mercury)||-||-||-|
|2018 April 2||-||-||Orcus (Pluto)||-|
|2018 May 1||-||Kuiper (Eris)||-||-|
|2018 May 16||Larunda (Mercury)||-||-||-|
|2018 July 11||-||-||Orcus (Pluto)||-|
|2018 August 1||-||Kronia (Saturn)||-||-|
|2018 October 2||Strata (Earth)||-||-||-|
|2018 November 16||-||Strata (Earth)||Leonov (Europa)||-|
|2019 January 15||Kronia (Saturn)||-||-||-|
|2019 February 21||-||Kuiper (Eris)||-||-|
|2019 March 8||-||-||Vesper (Venus)||-|
|2019 March 13||-||-||-||Larunda (Mercury)|
|2019 April 19||Orcus (Pluto)||-||-||
|2019 April 26||-||Strata (Earth)||-||-|
|2019 June 3||-||-||Orcus (Pluto)||-|
|2019 July 15||Kronia (Saturn)||-||-||Kuiper (Eris)|
|2019 July 30||-||Larunda (Mercury)||-||-|
|2019 September 16||-||-||Leonov (Europa)||-|
|2019 September 30||Orcus (Pluto)||-||-||-|
|2019 November 4||-||Kuiper (Eris)||-||-|
|2019 November 20||-||-||-||Kuiper (Eris)|
|2019 December 27||-||-||Strata (Earth)||-|
|2020 January 2||Strata (Earth)||-||-||-|
|2020 February 6||-||Strata (Earth)||-||-|
|2020 February 27||-||-||-||Leonov (Europa)|
|2020 March 31||-||-||Orcus (Pluto)||-|
|2020 April 29||Kronia (Saturn)||-||-||-|
|2020 July 8||Orcus (Pluto)||-||-||-|
|2020 July 26||-||-||-||Leonov (Europa)|
|2020 November 11||Orcus (Pluto)||-||-||-|
|2021 February 1||Strata (Earth)||-||-||-|
|2021 April 5||-||Kuiper (Eris)||-||-|
|2021 May 19||Kronia (Saturn)||-||-||-|
Patch History[edit | edit source]
Last updated: Update 24.0 (2018-11-08)
See also[edit | edit source]
- Operation: Eyes of Blight, the Event that introduced this mission type.
- Razorback Armada
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