Zealous and patient.

Misery is one of Shadow Stalker's acolytes. He takes the form of NekrosIcon272.png Nekros with an Immortal Skin, wearing Stalker's helmet and OberonIcon272.png Oberon's loincloth, as well as modified Warframe Cosmetics including a Kyroptera Syandana and Daedalus Chest Plate codpiece.

Misery first appeared in Operation: Shadow Debt and, as of Update 29.5, now spawns in The Steel Path missions.


Tactics[edit | edit source]

In battle, Misery wields an EtherScythe.png Ether Reaper.

Operation: Shadow Debt[edit | edit source]

Misery is only fought during every 5th wave of the final Defense and Defense Endurance mission of the Operation. Misery will enter the battle alongside a retinue of enemies known as Void Shades. After losing 33% of his health Misery will get knocked over, after which he will begin summoning more Void Shades as reinforcements. Upon losing 66% of his health Misery will summon yet more reinforcements, this final group made up of Shadows of Angst and Violence.

Steel Path[edit | edit source]

In Steel Path, Misery has an equal chance to spawn every 4 to 7 minutes as the other Acolytes. He will use his Reaper up close, and Soul Punch to knock down Tenno at range to close the distance. Misery will consistently summon two Void Shades of Infested Crawlers, replacing them shortly after they are slain.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Enough! You will regret your past crimes..."
  • "We serve the Shadow, the Stalker, the truth."
  • "The Shadow is pure, undreaming, untainted."
  • "We asked... what is thy will, Shadow? Punishment was his call."
  • "These children will not stop us from punishing you. The Shadow commands it."
  • "Those who oppose will be consumed. Emotion drives us. Blood divides us."
  • "The Shadow commands us. Betrayers will die. Orokin blood will dry."

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • During Operation Shadow Debt, all Tenno are awarded a random mod from Operation: Shadow Debt after completing a wave in which Misery is fought. Misery himself will drop a mod upon death as well, allowing Tenno to collect two mods; Misery's drop table is identical to the mission's reward table. Players are given 5 seconds to collect the dropped mod before the mission ends.
  • While playing the endurance mission of Shadow Debt, Misery can be both Desecrate130xDark.png Desecrated and raised by ShadowsOfTheDead130xDark.png Shadows Of The Dead.

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Hotfix 29.5.4

  • Acolytes have been given the fancy “boss Health bar” treatment!

Update 29.5

THE STEEL PATH: ACOLYTES JOIN THE BATTLE & MORE!
  • As you play in any Steel Path mission, Acolytes will spawn and attack - defeating the Acolyte grants a guaranteed drop of 2 Steel Essence. Beware! If you get downed by an Acolyte, they'll escape and you won’t receive any Steel Essence!
    • The Steel Path Acolytes now have received the same Status Effect eligibility treatment that Liches received in Update 27.3 earlier this year. This means we have slightly increased their health (scaled by squad size) as the Status Effect eligibility makes them easier to kill.
    • Reduced the Melee attack damage on Misery to avoid the more reported 1HKOs.
  • In essence (ha), there is virtually no RNG with Steel Essence anymore. Acolytes will always appear in regular missions (Endlessly in Endless missions.). The time at which they choose to appear may be a bit random, but if you kill mobs, they will come!
    • Please note, Acolytes won't spawn in Archwing missions on the Steel Path.

Hotfix 18.4.1

  • Introduced.
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