For the orange suicide variant, see Volatile Runner.

“First, my crew were torn down and consumed. Then my segments were ripped out and crushed. Now I lay blind but feel its growth through each failed system. And with nothing but time remaining, Jordas is forced to wonder, will its complete infiltration bring some vicious mercy or a new nightmare?”

Jordas, Ship’s Cephalon, 3rd Class Frigate

Runners are Infested Corpus Crewmen that make up the second most common enemy type of the Infested. Like Leapers, Chargers and Volatile Runners, they can lob Infested mass at players who they cannot reach, but otherwise have swipe attacks like the other Crewman Infested do. The Runner was introduced in Update 12.4 (2014-03-05).


Visually, a Runner is one of the least disfigured of the Infested types, alongside Leapers and their volatile variant, with most of the Crewman's form still intact as well as most of their suit. However, one leg has dissolved completely and replaced with an Infested stump, as well a missing finger on the left hand. Most notably, however, is the right arm which was attached to the head and then fused to the body by an overgrowth of Infested mass, with a tentacle acting as its replacement. Although almost identical to the other Crewmen Infested, their tentacle appears to be more savage, slightly bigger in size and bulkier.

Farming Locations[]

These are based on opinions and may not be 100% true. These should be viewed as advice for finding the enemies until better facts are proven.

Target Planet Name Type Level Tile Set
IconInfestedB.svg Eris Saxis Exterminate 34 - 38 Infested Ship
IconInfestedB.svg Mercury Boethius Mobile Defense 8 - 10 Grineer Asteroid


  • Runners are found in the most numbers during Infested Survival missions.
  • They have a small chance to be found in a cell in a Rescue mission.
  • They can throw balls of Infested mass at players they can't reach with melee, although this attack does not deal toxin and thus does not ignore shields. It will, however, do sizable amounts of damage, especially when stacked with groups of other Infested that also throw it.



Deimos Runner General Drops
Introduced Update 29.0 (2020-08-25) Mod Drops:
Mod TT 20px.png Ghost 0.7587%
Mod TT 20px.png Reach 0.7587%
EndoIconRenderLarge.png Endo 0.7587%
Mod TT 20px.png Concussion Rounds 0.3318%
Mod TT 20px.png Point Blank 0.3318%
Mod TT 20px.png Sundering Strike 0.0303%
EndoIconRenderLarge.png Endo 0.0303%
Tileset Cambion Drift
Weapon Claws
Codex Scans 30
Infested 100
DmgSlashSmall64.png + DmgFireSmall64.png + DmgGasSmall64.png +++ DmgRadiationSmall64.png ‐‐ DmgViralSmall64.png ‐‐
Base Level 1


Patch History[]

Update: The Silver Grove (2016-08-19)

  • Infested Runners and Chargers will now resort to a projectile attack only on the condition that they have no chance of melee attacking you.