Powerfists are similar to Butchers, but use a single Furax.png Furax instead. Like Flameblades, they tend to take cover until a player is close, which can allow them to ambush players. This is further aided by their faster sprint speed. Upon closing on players Powerfists will charge their melee to inflict massive damage, and then follows it up with a combo of quick melee. Powerfists have a much longer charge time than Butchers, but after their long charge they will attack like normal. They can also perform a powerful ground slam, knocking enemies up in the air and inflicting Electricity b.png Electricity damage.


Tactics[edit | edit source]

  • They possess similar attack strategies as Butchers.
  • When Powerfists "prepare" to hit their target, their animation speed is set to be slower compared to other melee Grineer. This makes headshots surprisingly convenient.
  • Powerfists can deal a Viral b.png Viral status effect when they hit, temporarily increasing damage dealt to health.

Spawning Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Powerfists can be commonly found in Capture mission types, such as Cassini, Saturn. They also appear frequently in Sabotage missions, such as Enceladus, Saturn.
  • Mobile Defense missions, including Charybdis, Sedna, have a very high spawn rate for Powerfists. These can be potentially risky though as failing a mission yields no dropped mods.

Variants

Tusk Predator General Miscellaneous
EidolonPredator.png
Introduced Undetermined
Tileset Plains of Eidolon Codex Scans 10
Weapon DualGrnEgyptSwords.png Twin Krohkur Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Flame Repellent 0.76%
Trick Mag 0.76%
15 Endo 0.76%
Cleanse Corpus 0.22%
Rifle Aptitude 0.22%
50 Endo 0.22%
Enemy Sense 0.03%
80 Endo 0.03%
Cloned Flesh 75
Slash b.svg+ Heat b.png+ Viral b.png+++ Impact b.svg Gas b.png‐‐
Ferrite Armor 5
Puncture b.svg++ Corrosive b.png+++ Slash b.svg- Blast b.png-
Affinity ?
Base Level 1
  • They are a hybrid of both Scorpions and Powerfists, able to use both grappling hooks and ground slams.
  • Their Codex description is the same as that of the Flameblade.
    • Despite Codex description they cannot teleport.

Kuva Powerclaw General Miscellaneous
FortressPistonSawman.png
Introduced Undetermined
Tileset Kuva Fortress Codex Scans 10
Weapon GrnClaws.png Ripkas Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Calculated Redirection 1.14%
Vaporize 1.14%
Bane of Infested 0.17%
Grim Fury 0.17%
Target Cracker 0.17%
50 Endo 0.17%
Malicious Raptor 0.03%
Seeking Force 0.03%
Cloned Flesh 100
Slash b.svg+ Heat b.png+ Viral b.png+++ Impact b.svg Gas b.png‐‐
Ferrite Armor 5
Puncture b.svg++ Corrosive b.png+++ Slash b.svg- Blast b.png-
Affinity 100
Base Level 1

Nightwatch Powerclaw General Miscellaneous
NightwatchPowerclaw.png
Introduced Undetermined
Mission Tactical Alert Codex Scans 10
Weapon Cleaver Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops None
Cloned Flesh 100
Slash b.svg+ Heat b.png+ Viral b.png+++ Impact b.svg Gas b.png‐‐
Ferrite Armor 5
Puncture b.svg++ Corrosive b.png+++ Slash b.svg- Blast b.png-
Affinity 100
Base Level 1

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Powerfist's charged melee and quick melee damage seems to be reversed. Tested on a level 10 Powerfist, his charged melee only deals around 60 damage whilst his quick melee deals over 200 damage.
  • Blocking while getting slam attacked by a Powerfist (Electricity b.png Electricity damage) it will oddly send you flying farther than not blocking.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to Update 13.6, this was a very uncommon enemy type, normally appearing in small numbers in Grineer Capture missions and very rarely in Exterminate.
    • Update 13.6 increased the spawn rate of Powerfists, making them more common overall.

Media[edit | edit source]

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Hotfix 24.5.7

  • Tweaked the following stats for the Nightwatch Powerclaw to fix them doing a one-hit KO to Grineer Defectors:
    • Decreased base Melee damage from 75 to 30
    • Decreased Slash Status Effect Chance from 15% to 5%
    • Decreased Critical Chance from 30% Chance (for 3x Crit) to 0

Update 18.5

  • Grineer Powerfists will now slam the ground before entering melee range, setting off a magnetic proc to disorient his target. He is also really jealous of the Flameblade, but that’s life.

Vanilla

  • Introduced.
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