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Monster of the Vallis and protector of Enrichment Labs, this massive Orb appears to be invulnerable.

"I am patient,
I am still.
When I descend,
it's you I'll kill."

—Profit-Taker's introduction

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

In the Enrichment Labs

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

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 DamageDmgElectricitySmall64.png 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 DamageDmgMagneticSmall64.png 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:
    1. If shield pylons are active: the Orb fires the mortar in the same manner as when encountered in the Enrichment Labs.
    2. 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

Profit-Taker Orb can only be engaged in its own Heist bounties, specifically in Phase 3 to Phase 4.

Profit-Taker Heist: Phase 3

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 25 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 ParacesisBallasSword.png 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

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. ProteaProteaIcon272.png Protea's DispensaryDispensary130xDark.png 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.

Alternatively, a Necramech Summon can be deployed to bring down a Necramech, which can use Archguns with regenerative ammo while still allowing the player to use their Warframe's weapons.

Phase 1

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

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

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

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

  • 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

  • Players can avoid staggers and knockdown in the fight by using a combination of knockdown immunity mods such as Sure Footed12?cb=20190608095452 Sure Footed (Primed Sure Footed12?cb=20190608095452 Primed), Power Drift12?cb=20190608095452 Power Drift or the Motus set mods. Alternatively, SpellbindSpellbind130xDark.png Spellbind or Fire WalkerFireWalker130xDark.png 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.
  • 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 Rounds12?cb=20190608095452 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.
  • EclipseEclipse130xDark.png 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 RoarRoar130xDark.png Roar.
  • If a player is consistently facing cooldowns on their Arch-gun, they should consider using Ammo Chain12?cb=20190608095452 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 ArquebexArquebexFixed.png 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.
      • The exception to this is the VelocitusArchRailgun.png Velocitus as it is able to consistently take out the legs and body during the armor phase with a single charged shot for each part, without need for external buffs or Riven Mods.
  • 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

Bugs

  • 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.
  • 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. FluctusArchRocketCrossbow.png 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.

Trivia

  • 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.
  • SheduShedu.png Shedu is the first weapon to come with two separate single-stat elements, Electricity DamageDmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity and Heat DamageDmgHeatSmall64.png 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 DamageDmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity can no longer be covered with this weapon.

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Patch History

Hotfix 30.3.5 (2021-06-10)

  • Fixed an exploit that would let you bypass most of the Profit Taker Heist. (The exploit referred to was pylon skip[1])

Update 30.3 (2021-05-25)

  • Fixed a soft-lock that would occur on a surviving Client if the Host left the squad vote for a Profit Taker Bounty.

Hotfix 30.2.2 (2021-05-13)

  • Fixed the Neo Z7 Relic from the Profit-Taker Phase 4 rewards not being Radiant.

Update 29.10 (2021-03-19)

  • Fixed Profit Taker losing all its color and appearing solid white for the remainder of the fight after using Voidrig’s Guard Mode ability.

Hotfix 29.5.4 (2020-11-25)

  • (Undocumented) Shield Ospreys can no longer provide shields to the Profit-Taker.

Update 29.3 (2020-10-27)

  • Fixed a loss of functionality if you open the Pause Menu with the controller and Fast Travel to a vendor while a Profit-Taker Heist Bounty is counting down.

Hotfix 29.2.2 (2020-10-06)

  • Fixed a script error when being attacked by the Profit-Taker.

Hotfix 29.0.3 (2020-08-26)

  • Fixed a script error related to the Profit-Taker.

Update 27.4 (2020-05-01)

  • Fixed certain boss attacks (Profit Taker’s missile for example) not respecting Shield Gating and killing players in one hit.

Hotfix 27.3.3 (2020-03-25)

  • Fixed high GPU Effects time when shooting Profit Taker's legs with the Imperator Vandal.

Update 27.2 (2020-03-05)

Profit Taker Change:

Due to the frequency of the Profit Taker Ability being too high and frustrating, we have made a minor QoL change to the Profit Taker encounter. The cooldown has been increased on a very specific, but noticeable, attack: The Blue shield projectile knockdown attack.

Hotfix 25.7.4 (2019-09-05)

  • Fixed Corpus Mankers not spawning in the Profit Taker fight.

Hotfix 25.7.1 (2019-08-30)

  • Fixes towards crashing when attempting to play the Profit Taker fight.

Update 25.7 (2019-08-29)

Hotfix 25.4.2 (2019-07-25)

  • Increased the drop rate of the Bloodshed Sigil from 1% to 3% from the Profit-Taker.

Update 24.4 (2019-03-08)

  • Reduced the number of enemies that can trigger knockback to players during the Orb Heist Profit Taker fight.
  • Increased the radius of the Profit-Takers final explosion - you betta run!
  • All Orbs in the Orb Vallis are now immune to the effects of Corrosive Projection.

Hotfix 24.2.7 (2018-01-09)

  • Fixes towards Profit-Taker not entering last Pylon phase in the Profit-Taker Bounty 4.
  • Fixed Profit-Taker dipping its toe in coolant and attempting to teleport, resulting in breaking its AI.

Hotfix 24.2.6 (2018-12-20)

  • Fixed ability to double-up on Profit-Taker drops if a Host Migration occurred (coal for you!).
  • Fixed a Profit-Taker Bounty 1 progression stopper if players join-in-progress during the fishing stage.
  • Fixed a Profit-Taker Bounty 2 progression stopper where a Director wouldn’t spawn.
  • Fixed the Shattering Impact Mod breaking the Profit-Taker. Profit-Taker is now immune to Armor Reduction.

Hotfix 24.2.5 (2018-12-20)

  • The following items have been added to the Profit-Taker drop table (not Bounty reward):
    • A chance for Profit-Taker Articula (New!)
    • Guaranteed Debt-Bonds
      • 3x Medical Debt-Bonds
      • 2x Advances Debt-Bonds
      • 1x Familiar Debt-Bond
    • Guaranteed 'Profit' 5x 25,000 Credit Drops
  • Profit-Taker is no longer affected by the Shield Disruption Aura.

Hotfix 24.2.4 (2018-12-19)

  • Added waypoints to the spawned Pylons.
  • Added a waypoint to the Crisma Toroid when dropped.
  • Removed Knockdown from the Profit-Taker’s lightning attack.
  • The Fluctus carrying Terra Manker now has a guaranteed Heavy Weapon Ammo drop. Their spawn rates have also been increased to allow up to 3 of them simultaneously at max Alert Level.
  • Sound tweaks towards the Profit-Taker.
  • Fixed Limbo getting pushed back from the Profit-Taker when in the Rift.

Hotfix 24.2.3 (2018-12-19)

  • Operators can now switch the Profit-Taker’s Shield type regardless of the damage type of the equipped Amp.
  • Lowered spawn chances and max simultaneous counts of Nullifier Shield Ospreys and the Fluctus carrying Terra Manker during the Profit-Taker end fight.
  • Fixed ability to kill the Profit-Taker during Phase 3 of the Profit-Taker Bounty.
  • Fixed certain Profit-Taker abilities and leg Electricity damaging Limbo when in the Rift.

Update 24.2 (2018-12-18)

  • Introduced Heist bounties to take down the Profit-Taker Orb.

Update 24.0 (2018-11-08)

  • Introduced.

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