So named for its terrifying leer, the Rictus (AKA 'the Sawman') lives to divide and conquer its foes - literally.

The Ghoul Rictus is a Grineer Ghoul armed with a GhoulsawGhoulsaw.png Ghoulsaw. These saws can be ejected similar to the PantheraTennoMiter.png Panthera's Alternate Fire, traveling a distance before returning to them. The Rictus also has the uncanny ability to ride on the ejected saws, allowing them to approach and ram their enemies from afar. As with all Ghouls, on death they will release a cloud that inflicts Cold DamageDmgColdSmall64.png Cold and Toxin DamageDmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin.


Depending on their distance from the players, they'll often start by shooting their saw off, flying off a distance before traveling back to them. Then they will quickly ride their saw towards the player, attempting to ram them in the process.


Ghoul Rictus Alpha General Miscellaneous
Introduced Undetermined
Tileset Plains of Eidolon Codex Scans 3
Weapon Circular saw Other Drops StubbaGrnUziWeapon.png Stubba Blueprint
Statistics Mod Drops Hunter Adrenaline 37.94%
Hunter Munitions 11.055%
Hunter Track 0.505%
Slicing Feathers 0.505%
Cloned Flesh 1200
Slash DamageDmgSlashSmall64.png + Heat DamageDmgHeatSmall64.png + Viral DamageDmgViralSmall64.png +++ Impact DamageDmgImpactSmall64.png  Gas DamageDmgGasSmall64.png ‐‐
Ferrite Armor 250
Puncture DamageDmgPunctureSmall64.png ++ Corrosive DamageDmgCorrosiveSmall64.png +++ Slash DamageDmgSlashSmall64.png - Blast DamageDmgBlastSmall64.png -
Affinity ?
Base Level ?
This specimen shows evidence of advanced cognitive abilities and greater, if rudimentary, situational analysis. Cold blooded and ruthless, it is easy to see how this specimen led its pack so ably.




Patch History[]

Hotfix (2020-04-17)

  • Fixed a script error that could occur if a Ghoul Rictus' hook-shot grabbed onto something that was destroyed before it could reach.
  • Fixed a script error that could occur if a Ghoul Rictus' hook-shot grabbed onto something right as you exited the mission.

Update 27.2 (2020-03-05)

  • (Undocumented) Armor type changed from Cloned Flesh to Ferrite Armor.

Update 25.7 (2019-08-29)

  • Fixed Ghouls targeting your Sentinel when it and you are both invisible (eg: Ivara's Prowl, Loki’s Invisibility, etc.).

Hotfix 22.8.2 (2018-01-04)

  • Reduced the number of Codex scans required Ghoul Rictus Alpha to 3.

Update 22.8 (2017-12-21)

  • Introduced.

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