For the version used in Spy and Sabotage Missions, see Sensor Regulator.
For MesaIcon272 Mesa's Exalted Weapon, see Regulators.

Regulators are floating Grineer support drones found in Grineer Settlements. They can be deployed by any Grineer units and their propaganda broadcasts provide allies around them with a buff similar to RhinoIcon272 Rhino's Roar130xDark Roar. This will give the units in range increased damage and speed, and disrupt the player's mini-map.


  • Locating Regulators with a minimap, following the tactic above, is impossible. It is best to look around or at most unexpected areas where traditional Grineer are not commonly found.  They are often found high in the air, or against the ceilings of caves and other overhead obstacles.
  • Players who use headphones or headsets can take advantage of searching Regulators through their voices.
  • Players who are equipped with either or both Mod TT 20pxEnemy Sense and Mod TT 20pxEnemy Radar, and/or having Mod TT 20pxPrimed Animal Instinct on their companion, will be the most likely to be affected by radar jamming abilities of the Regulators, as these would screen off any indicated enemy on the players' minimap. The minimap itself only receives minor scrambles but remains visually capable for navigation.


Frontier Regulator General Miscellaneous
Introduced Update 11.5
Tileset Grineer Forest Codex Scans 20
Weapon Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Melee Prowess 0.76%
Vitality 0.76%
15 Endo 0.76%
Convulsion 0.22%
Fury 0.22%
50 Endo 0.22%
Hell's Chamber 0.03%
80 Endo 0.03%
Machinery 1
Impact b+ Electricity b++ Blast b+++ Toxin b- Viral b-
Ferrite Armor 200
Puncture b++ Corrosive b+++ Slash b- Blast b-
Affinity 50
Base Level 1


  • Regulator does not count towards the tally numbers during Exterminate missions.
  • These are the easiest Grineer units to destroy, as they have no offensive capabilities and do not have scaled health.
  • Ever since The Cicero Crisis, Councilor Vay Hek has broadcast his speech through Frontier Regulators found in Grineer Forests.


  • They are first introduced as a "reward" of the Operation: Arid Fear.
  • Regulators look and function similar to the Grineer Informers but do not disappear on the first shot that does not kill them.
  • They function like some kind of announcer for the Grineer, as a female voice can be heard announcing messages in Grineer language. For the Frontier-variant Regulators found in the forests of Earth, these are replaced by the unmistakable voice of Councilor Vay Hek. His messages can be found on his Quotes page.
  • It seems the Regulators were mentioned in the Arid Fear victory lore. Captain Vor mentions in his message to the Twin Queens that he will "bring their messages of encouragement to rile up the troops". Judging by the female voice of the Regulator's broadcast, it is possible that the messages being broadcast are those of the Queens.
  • After the Informer project failed, the Grineer removed the Orokin cloaking device and replaced it with a radio transmitter that transmitted propaganda to the frontlines.
  • The word Grineer GGrineer AGrineer SGrineer EGrineer R "Gaser" is written all over it in Grineer language.
  • They can be MindControl130xDark Mind Controlled by NyxIcon272 Nyx, however, they do not provide any buffs to the player faction.
    • Even whilst Mind-Controlled, they will still scramble the Tenno's map, and continue to buff enemy Grineer.


  • Regulators spawned in Void Capture Grineer themed missions cannot become MindControl130xDark Mind Controlled, however Regulators that are found elsewhere can.
  • After the Frontier Regulator was added into the game, the name of the gray Regulators from Phobos in the codex was incorrectly changed to Frontier Regulator as well.


  • Frontier variant
  • Codex Entry
  • A Hellion under the influence of the Regulator.
  • Frontier Codex Entry

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  • regulator bug?

    • anyone knows how to fix this bug: in the regulator description is this text: Lotus/.../.../regulatorDisc or something like that :/
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