Profit-Taker Orb is a large Raknoid creature found in Enrichment Labs in the Orb Vallis on top of the building, acting as one of the Grand Bosses of the landscape. The gargantuan creature can only be engaged during the Heist with Vox Solaris, requiring the rank of Old Mate within Solaris United.
The orb incorporates Sentient technology within its shields (which is put into overcharge by satellites) and is protected by an extremely durable carapace, making it seemingly invulnerable.
Behavior[edit | edit source]
In the Enrichment Labs[edit | edit source]
If a Heist against it is not currently in progress, Profit-Taker can be found idling on top of the entrance to the Enrichment Labs, overlooking the courtyard. It will remain passive until the third alarm level, at which point the Orb begins firing mortar projectiles at nearby Tenno. However, the Profit-Taker Orb will not move to engage the Tenno in any other ways and will remain on top of the Enrichment Labs unless it is engaged in a Heist.
In the Profit-Taker Heist[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Profit-Taker Heist
Profit-Taker possesses her own line of Heist Bounties relating to all the steps taken to bring the Mother Orb down. Although the theme implies otherwise, the Profit-Taker can only be fought when the player had reached the third and the fourth stage of the Heist, and they will engage approaching Tenno with its wide arsenal of attacks.
- Mounted Turret: An invulnerable Turret attached under the Orb's main body continuously fires at nearby Tenno. The Turret has high accuracy and acts independently of the Orb's other attacks.
- Leg Discharge: The Orb channels electricity into one of its legs and unleashes it at nearby Tenno, with a high chance of inflicting Electricity status in the process. Profit-Taker only uses this attack if a Tenno runs in front of one of its legs and cannot use it on any of its destroyed legs. This move can be used independently of the Orb's other attacks.
- Rocket Barrage: The Orb fires a volley of rockets from the top of its head, that automatically home in on the Tenno, dealing high damage as they explode.
- Repelling Shields: The Orb summons giant rectangular energy shields all around itself, then pushes them outwards. Any Tenno in the shields' path will be pushed back and knocked down, and will also take a moderate amount of damage. The shields spawn depending on how high above ground the target is: if the target is 50 meters above ground, the Orb will summon the shields 50 meters above itself. Later in the fight, Profit-Taker can use an advanced version of this attack, where it becomes capable of summoning an additional shield barrier on top of the other.
- Laser Sweep: The Orb fires four laser beams at the ground, which progressively travel further, in a sweeping motion, until they reach the Tenno. While powerful, this move is slow, travels in a single direction, and thus can be easily dodged by running away from the beams' path.
- EMP Slam: The Orb slams the ground with its main body; the impact creates three radial shockwaves, dealing high Magnetic damage and status to any Tenno in the way. Profit-Taker tends to use this move only when a Tenno passes under its main body. Additionally, this attack is briefly telegraphed, and the shockwaves can be dodged by ducking under or jumping over them.
- Mortar Cannon: The Orb opens the top of its head to reveal a massive cannon, firing a single, powerful mortar shot, similar to the one it uses when encountered in the Enrichment Labs. Upon touching the ground or a target, the mortar explodes in a large area of effect, outlined in red at the point of impact, dealing a high amount of damage and is guaranteed to knock down any Tenno caught in the blast. Profit-Taker can use this move in two different ways:
- If shield pylons are active: the Orb fires the mortar in the same manner as when encountered in the Enrichment Labs.
- If shield pylons are inactive: the Orb fires the mortar directly at the target. This has its pros and cons, as while this version of the attack is very dangerous, Profit-Taker can also be tricked into firing the mortar so that it doesn't explode nearby (for example, staying airborne as the Orb fires the mortar, so that instead of exploding on the ground, the mortar continues its course and explodes far away from the battlefield).
- Shield Pylons: Each time the Orb recovers its adaptive shielding, it launches 4 to 6 pylons in the sky, which then land all around the battlefield. As long as the pylons are active, Profit-Taker will stop moving, but is invulnerable to all damage. The pylons themselves are protected by a small forcefield that blocks incoming gunfire, but can be passed through. Profit-Taker only uses this move twice in the entire fight; when used for the second time, the pylons also possess the Orb's Repelling Shields attack.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Profit-Taker Orb can only be engaged in its own Heist bounties, specifically in Phase 3 to Phase 4.
Profit-Taker Heist: Phase 3[edit | edit source]
After disabling the satellite charger in the bounty, The Business will bombard the Profit-Taker with mortars forcing her off the roof. Enraged, Profit-Taker engages the Tenno and a Data Gathered percentage meter will appear as an objective.
To gather data, its impenetrable shield must be assaulted at. Each attack, regardless of their effectiveness, will contribute to the objective meter (including attacks that does not affect her shield at all).
Once the data meter reaches 66.66%, the data meter will only increase when the shield itself is properly damaged, meaning the player must adapt to Profit-Taker's weaknesses. A damage type will be displayed on its forehead, which means that the shield is only vulnerable to that damage, while every other damage type will be rendered useless. The Orb's weakness can change through various means:
- When the adaptation remains unchanged for 20 seconds, the shield will naturally cycle to another element.
- If the Orb takes damage from its current element, up to 20% of her total shields, the shield will quickly cycle to another element as a countermeasure.
- If the Orb is struck with the Operator's Void Beam or Paracesis at Rank 40, the shield will adopt another weakness. Note that when the shield changes weaknesses, it cannot change again for another five seconds.
Regardless of how much damage was dealt to the Orb, it is not possible to completely strip Profit-Taker's shield. Thankfully, the meter will be filled long before this becomes a problem. Once the meter is filled the Tenno are free to retreat to Fortuna.
Profit-Taker Heist: Phase 4[edit | edit source]
Before going into the details about the fight, this section assumes that the player possesses an Arch-gun installed with both Orokin Catalyst and Gravimag, and has an Archgun Deployer equipped in their gear, as the fight requires the use of said weapon.
Note that an Archgun Deployer accumulates cooldown the more ammo the Arch-gun is using, up to 5 minutes. However, Terra Manker may spawn throughout the fight which will drop a Heavy Ammo Pickup which will instantly restore all Archgun ammo, hence refreshing the gear's cooldown. Protea's Dispensary can prevent the deployment cooldown from occurring by refreshing the ammo while the player has the Arch-Gun equipped, but unlike the Heavy Ammo Pickup, it cannot reset the cooldown.
Phase 1[edit | edit source]
The Profit-Taker Orb will be found wandering around three possible locations in the Vallis until it is engaged, with massive Corpus reinforcements at the ready, occasionally deploying an alert beacon to call in stronger Vallis units. A level 60 specter of Little Duck also appears in some location, assisting the Tenno.
The player must first take down her Sentient shield, which behaves the same way as seen in the Heist's third phase. Damage and swap her weakness as necessary until her shield is completely down.
Once her shield is down, her main body can only be damaged using a Gravimag-enhanced Archgun. Call down the weapon with an Archgun Deployer and shoot down her legs, and work up to her main body. The fight will transition to the next phase when her hit points are down to 75%.
Phase 2[edit | edit source]
Profit-Taker Orb will recover and deploy 4 Pylons, which will turn the Orb invulnerable until all Pylons are destroyed. They are protected by a spherical barrier that nullifies gunfire, but can be physically passed through. The Pylon itself has Object-based health, meaning neither Critical Hits nor Status Effects will have any effect on it.
Once the Pylons are destroyed, her main body will be vulnerable to Arch-gun fire again. Like in the first phase of the fight, fire down her legs again and then damage her main body. The phase will transition to the next when her hit points are down to 50%.
Phase 3[edit | edit source]
This phase is mostly a repeat of the first and second phase of the fight. The Orb Mother's shielding will restore itself to full upon entering the phase, requiring the players to take down its shield again with the corresponding damage type. After her shield is stripped, take down the main body with Arch-gun fire down to 25% of her health. She will then deploy 6 Pylons around the area which must be destroyed to transition to the final phase.
Phase 4[edit | edit source]
As soon as the players enter the fourth phase, they will be given a timer of 5 minutes to complete the fight before her satellite shielding realigns and render her unkillable, thus failing the bounty. She will restore her shield for the final time to full, which must be taken down with the appropriate damage type. And then she must be damaged with more Arch-gun fire until she is defeated.
Upon defeat, the Orb will collapse to the ground and clear the bounty, yielding a sizable amount of loot: 1 Crisma Toroid, 3 Medical Debt-Bonds, 2 Advances Debt-Bond, and 1 Familial Debt-Bond. Retrieve the loot and vacate the vicinity as soon as possible, as the Orb will then initiate a self-destruct protocol which will obliterate all Tenno and the loot in question within 300 meters.
Summary[edit | edit source]
- Phase 1: Take down the Profit-Taker's shield with the corresponding damage type. Then damage its legs working up to her main body with an Arch-gun summoned down with Archgun Deployer.
- Phase 2: The Profit-Taker deploys 4 Object-based Pylons which must be destroyed. Then, damage its legs and main body again with an Arch-gun.
- Phase 3: The Orb Mother will restore its shield. Take the shield down, destroy the Orb's legs and damage its main body with an Arch-gun, and then destroy the 6 deployed Pylons she deploys afterwards.
- Phase 4: A fail timer worth 5 minutes will start ticking down and the Orb Mother will restore its shield. Take its shield down, destroy its legs and damage its main body with an Arch-gun until it is defeated. Retrieve the loot and escape the vicinity as soon as possible as it will self-destruct with a lethal range of 300m (the loot will also be destroyed).
Tips[edit | edit source]
- Players can avoid staggers and knockdown in the fight by using a combination of knockdown immunity mods such as Sure Footed ( Primed), Power Drift or the Motus set mods. Alternatively, Spellbind or Fire Walker can be infused to provide knockdown and stagger resistance.
- Profit-Taker's attacks deal a lot of damage, so the player is advised to build around that.
- To survive the attacks at all, most frames will require a combination of ( Umbral) Vitality, Aerodynamic, Adaptation, ( Umbral) Fiber, Arcane Guardian and/or Arcane Tanker.
- Even with a tanky setup, the players should avoid the laser sweep attack at all costs, as this attack can deal 6k effective health in 50 milliseconds. Avoiding the attack is as simple as making sure that you are not directly in front of the Profit-Taker.
- If you can survive the attacks, some form of healing is still advised. Magus Elevate and Magus Repair are perfect tools for the job as they do not restrict the player to certain frames or weapons.
- To survive the attacks at all, most frames will require a combination of ( Umbral) Vitality, Aerodynamic, Adaptation, ( Umbral) Fiber, Arcane Guardian and/or Arcane Tanker.
- Taking out the Reinforcement Beacons prevents stronger mobs from showing up that could otherwise be overwhelming.
- When modding weapons for multiple elements, it is advised to mod for one dual-stat and one single-stat element, where the single-stat element corresponds with the Primed elemental mod for that weapon such as Primed Cryo Rounds for primaries. Doing so balances out the elemental damage and leaves a mod slot to be used to buff the overall damage, instead of investing it in an elemental mod to create a dual stat element.
- Eclipse can be infused onto any frame using the Helminth system, allowing any frame to utilize a strong damage buff against the Profit-Taker. The light levels in Orb Vallis are consistent and will generally be high enough to make Eclipse give 100% of the damage buff, with the lowest they get being 45% (source). This makes it provide 2-4 times as much damage as Roar.
- If a player is consistently facing cooldowns on their Arch-gun, they should consider using Ammo Chain as modding for max ammo will lower the cooldown.
- Necramechs can provide quick access to a player's Arch-gun which can be modded to clear multiple elements on the shield phases. Since the Necramech Arch-gun can be modded independently of the ground Arch-gun, players can still use mod setups optimized for the armor phase on their ground Arch-gun.
- The Arquebex cannot deal damage against Profit-Taker during the armor phase, but can damage the shields as normal and will easily oneshot the elements that it has covered on a full build.
- It is not recommended to use the Necramech's Arch-gun for the armor phase as you cannot make use of most buffing abilities and arcanes.
- On Call Crew can be used to clear the mobs that spawn and even contribute a bit towards taking out Profit-Taker's shields.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- The Profit-Taker Orb is immune to the effects of Shield Disruption, and any armor-reducing effect (e.g. Corrosive Projection, Shattering Impact and Seeking Shuriken).
- Zenith in its semi-auto mode has infinite punch-through, allowing it to destroy pylons from any point as it can pierce terrain and shield bubbles (but not the Repelling Shields), while additionally having good enough stats to damage the Profit-Taker's shield.
- Fluctus also has infinite punch-through, but only has a range of 54 meters in the atmosphere, whereas pylons often land 150 meters away from the player. To make the weapon a decent alternative to the Zenith, it can be paired with Zephyr's Jet Stream augment for Turbulence and sufficient Power Strength as this can increase the range of the projectile to from 54 meters to a comfortable 160+ meters. Unfortunately, there is a bug which makes it difficult to use in the armor phase. For this reason, it is better to use a Necramech paired with the Velocitus to clear the armor phase as explained in one of the notes below.
- Opticor ( Vandal) will also pierce the shield bubbles, but not the terrain.
- Battacor is useful, as it can be modded to deal up to 4 different elemental damage types combined from its primary fire ( Magnetic) and alternate fire modes ( Radiation).
- Kuva Nukor can also cover 4 elemental damage types: Radiation innate, Magnetic from the kuva bonus and 2 modded elements.
- Exodia Contagion makes any Zaw very suitable for the fight as it has high damage, a perfect balance between the physical elements and will innately cover Blast.
- If you throw the projectile near the rear end of Profit-Taker, it may clear Viral as Viral damage is only dealt when its head is in the explosion radius and the head is coded to be near its rear.
- The Redeemer ( Prime) is a popular and cheaper alternative to Exodia Contagion.
- Currently, the strongest Arch-guns for the fight are the Mausolon for Warframes and the Velocitus for Necramechs. The Mausolon features the highest DPS of rifle-like Arch-guns and has the best ammo economy, meaning that Ammo Chain is not necessary if paired with adequate builds and frame buffs. The Velocitus, when fully charged and built for consistent damage output rather than average damage output, is able to consistently one-shot the legs and body in the armor phase without external buffs or Riven Mods. This means that it can be put on a Necramech to bypass the Warframe's lengthy Arch-Gun deployment animation and clear the armor phase faster than a Warframe could.
- Chroma's Effigy and its credit doubling aura can double the Credits reward when Profit Taker finally collapses, once the bounty reward has been given, as long as any players that want it are standing within Effigy's aura when the credits are given. Additionally, due to how Vex Armor works, Chroma allows the player to free one of the mod slots for their weapon (taken by mods like Serration) and put in additional elemental mod instead.
- Saryn's Toxic Lash provides Toxin damage to all her weapons, allowing her to cover all 4 single-stat elements using Primary, Secondary and Melee weapons only. Additionally, the augment Venom Dose allows her to cover Corrosive damage with all weapons.
- Profit-Taker Orb will randomly spawn in one of three separate locations: mountain, lake, and shrooms, in order of how close they are to Fortuna. Players are advised to land behind Profit-Taker if it spawned at the lake to avoid falling into the water, which can make the fight more difficult.
- As Profit-Taker is a corpus unit, it is affected by all damage to corpus mods such as Bane of Corpus ( Primed) and Smite Corpus ( Primed).
- The Hystrix's switching elemental-damage Secondary Fire mechanic does not work on the Profit-Taker Orb. This is because unless modded for, the Hystrix quills do not deal elemental damage, only status procs, which the Orb is immune to.
- The Paracesis at Rank 40 can cycle the Profit-Taker's shield damage just as the Operator Amps do.
- The Profit-Taker's shield can take a fifth of its total Shield Value before automatically switching to another elemental weakness. At its default level of 60, one-fifth of the shield value is equal to ~162,645 shield points.
- As all heist phases reward the Gyromag Systems, Atmo Systems, and Repeller Systems with the same rarity, completing phase 2 repeatedly is the quickest way to farm these items. With proper gear and the use of an Archwing with Hyperion Thrusters to get to Enrichment Labs and back, the phase can be completed in as little as 2 minutes.
Bugs[edit | edit source]
- Profit Taker in Phase 3 and Phase 4 is immune to the AoE damage on weapons with two instances of damage, unless the head of Profit-Taker is within the AoE damage radius. When damage is dealt this way, Damage Falloff is applied to the attack. The falloff distance is determined as the distance between the impact of the damage instance and the head. Until patched, using the following weapons is ill-advised as they lose substantial amounts of damage and damage diversity (many lose forms of secondary elemental damage).
- Acceltra ~55% damage reduction, only deals Impact.
- Akarius ~86% damage reduction, only deals Impact.
- Angstrum ~55% damage reduction.
- Basmu (primary fire) ~32% damage reduction, only deals Electricity.
- Exodia Contagion ?% damage reduction, loses Viral.
- Grattler ~67% damage reduction, loses Blast.
- Komorex (on 3.5x zoom) ~27% damage reduction, loses Viral.
- Kulstar ~72% damage reduction, only deals Impact.
- Kuva Ayanga ~68% damage reduction, only deals Impact.
- Kuva Bramma ~91% damage reduction, only deals Impact.
- Kuva Chakkhurr ~28% damage reduction, only deals Impact.
- Kuva Ogris ~96% damage reduction, only deals Impact and Puncture.
- Kuva Seer ~34% damage reduction, loses Corrosive.
- Kuva Tonkor ~91% damage reduction, only deals Puncture.
- Larkspur (charged shot) ~65% damage reduction.
- Opticor ~28% damage reduction, loses Magnetic.
- Opticor Vandal ~33% damage reduction, loses Magnetic.
- Penta ~82% damage reduction, only deals Impact.
- Prisma Angstrum ~55% damage reduction.
- Sancti Castanas 100% damage reduction.
- Secura Penta ~80% damage reduction, only deals Impact.
- Shedu ~55% damage reduction, only deals Heat.
- Stahlta (charged shot) ~66% damage reduction, loses Radiation.
- Talons 100% damage reduction.
- Tombfinger (secondary) ~49% damage reduction.
- Tombfinger (primary, charged shot) ~80-90% damage reduction.
- Zarr (cannon mode) ~95% damage reduction, only deals Impact.
- Zhuge Prime ~44% damage reduction.
- At the start of the second shield phase, Profit-Taker will regenerate its shields beyond 100%, meaning that damage dealt in the first 2 seconds is wasted effort.
- 5.1 seconds after the last pylon of a pylon phase is killed, Profit-Taker will reset the damage dealt to its legs despite them already being vulnerable for that time. This effectively negates all damage dealt to the legs. If all legs are taken out before the 5.1 seconds pass, the body will becomes vulnerable which can cause both the body and the legs vulnerable at the same time.
- The pylons will despawn if they are still in the air and all players are more than 500 meters away from them. Players will still be able to defeat the Profit-Taker, but they will not be able to get the bounty rewards.
- Hitting one body part of the Profit-Taker with a projectile will make that projectile deal 0 damage to subsequent body parts, even if the initial body part didn't take damage. Fluctus, for example, has a hard time hitting legs in the back despite its infinite Punch Through: hitting the legs in front will prevent the legs in the back being from being hit by the same projectile, even if the front legs have no health left.
- All relics rewarded from finishing any Profit-Taker bounty are supposed to be radiant, but the Neo relics of phase 4 aren't.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Profit Taker's head design appears to be similar if not identical to Zanuka, Zanuka Hunter, and Lockjaw's head.
- Profit Taker is voiced by Tamara Fritz, who also voices Eudico.
- The first glitchless Profit-Taker Phase 4 solo runs under 100 seconds, with and without Rivens, were performed by Aziimuth and CreepingChamp.
- Shedu is the first weapon to come with two separate single-stat elements, Electricity and Heat, making it the first weapon to allow all 4 single-stat elements to be covered on a Primary, Secondary and Melee.
- Since the weapon's initial release, a bug has been introduced which makes AoE damage not apply to the Profit-Taker, meaning that Electricity can no longer be covered with this weapon.
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Patch History[edit | edit source]
See Also[edit | edit source]
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