Scorpions are female Grineer units that wield Machete.png Machetes. They deal high damage with their Machetes, and have a grappling hook that they can use to knock down Tenno and drag them. The fast hooks, knockdowns and possibility of continuous hook-spamming by multiple Scorpions can make them a deadly adversary, especially when backed up by other units.

Tactics[edit | edit source]

  • They have similar strategies as Butchers, but will stop to attempt to use their hook attack before continuing to move.
  • As a melee unit, Scorpions can quickly move to catch up to their assailants.
  • If a Scorpion attacks a player continuously, she can do a three-hit combo strike against that player, with a slightly different animation from other Grineer melee units.
    • However, like all melee Grineer troops, the Scorpion suffers from a slow windup on her first attack, making it easily avoidable.
  • Scorpions are able to pull players they cannot navigate to.
  • When a Scorpion throws their hook, there is a 5-second delay before they reel back their hook if the hook does not strike something.
  • Scorpions will stop reeling their victims whenever these victims have received any damage from any source, no matter how small the damage may be.
    • DoT effects can be useful in this situation.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • As of Update 11.0, unlike the standard Butchers, Scorpions have decent armor values, mitigating most other damage types aside from Puncture b.svg Puncture damage.
    • Drekar Scorpions have more health, almost on par with the heavy units.
  • Equipping a Constitution or Handspring will reduce the time you are dragged by the hook.
  • The hook counts as a knockdown, therefore it does not work on IronSkin130xDark.png Iron Skin, WardingHalo130xDark.png Warding Halo, KineticPlating130xDark.png Kinetic Plating, or AtlasIcon272.png Atlas when he is on the ground.

Farming Locations[edit | edit source]

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
IconGrineerB.svg Ceres Lex Capture 14 - 16 Grineer Shipyard
IconGrineerB.svg Ceres Pallas Exterminate 12 - 14 Grineer Shipyard
IconInfestedB.svg Ceres Gabii Survival (Dark Sector) 15 - 25 Grineer Galleon
IconGrineerB.svg Saturn Helene Defense 21 - 26 Grineer Galleon
IconGrineerB.svg Saturn Telesto Exterminate 22 - 24 Grineer Galleon

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Grineer Scorpion may be named after Scorpion from the Mortal Kombat series, who can drag and stun an enemy with his spear attack.
    • This is further construed by her earliest tooltip which read "Get over here!", a well-known battle cry from Scorpion.
  • Humorously, one of the Scorpion's earlier tooltips was "Makes the hurt feel good".
  • When they were first released, the Scorpion's grappling hook was completely unavoidable, guaranteed to hit, even through walls and obstacles, once the attack is triggered. Due to the outcry on the forums, the hook was changed to a fast but avoidable projectile in a hotfix.
  • Oddly, the Scorpion will fire the hook below the Warframe's abdomen towards the groin area.
  • Drekar Scorpions seem to use Butcher animations instead of the normal version's animations, and sometimes with bad clients, firing the harpoon can cause them to stay still and forever hold that pose.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Sometimes after attempting to grapple the player with their hooks, the Scorpion will be stuck in the animation, unable to attack. The player is, however, able to kill them.


Tusk Predator General Miscellaneous
Introduced Undetermined
Tileset Plains of Eidolon Codex Scans 10
Weapon DualGrnEgyptSwords.png Twin Krohkur Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Flame Repellent 0.7587%
Trick Mag 0.7587%
15 Endo 0.7587%
Cleanse Corpus 0.2211%
Rifle Aptitude 0.2211%
50 Endo 0.2211%
Enemy Sense 0.0303%
80 Endo 0.0303%
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-
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.

Drekar Scorpion General Miscellaneous
Introduced Update 17.0
Tileset Grineer Sealab Codex Scans 10
Weapon Machete.png Machete Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Pressure Point 1.1382%
Vitality 1.1382%
Diamond Skin 0.3318%
Heated Charge 0.3318%
Heavy Trauma 0.015%
Iron Phoenix 0.015%
Streamline 0.015%
80 Endo 0.015%
Cloned Flesh 350
Slash b.svg+ Heat b.png+ Viral b.png+++ Impact b.svg Gas b.png‐‐
Ferrite Armor 150
Puncture b.svg++ Corrosive b.png+++ Slash b.svg- Blast b.png-
Affinity 100
Base Level 1

Kuva Scorpion General Miscellaneous
Introduced Update 19.0
Tileset Kuva Fortress Codex Scans 10
Weapon Machete.png Machete Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Lightning Rod 1.1382%
15 Endo 1.1382%
Heavy Impact 0.2211%
Serration 0.2211%
50 Endo 0.2211%
Defiled Snapdragon 0.0303%
Master Thief 0.0303%
Cloned Flesh 150
Slash b.svg+ Heat b.png+ Viral b.png+++ Impact b.svg Gas b.png‐‐
Ferrite Armor 150
Puncture b.svg++ Corrosive b.png+++ Slash b.svg- Blast b.png-
Affinity 100
Base Level 10

Media[edit | edit source]

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 23.0

  • Ancient and Scorpion grappling hooks no longer go through Gara’s Mass Vitrify wall.

Update 20.0

  • Drekar Scorpion's armor is reduced from 500 to 150, to be inline with other variants.

Update 14.0

  • Scorpions will now be able to pull players who are ‘off nav’, which means on boxes or other areas off the main path.

Update 8.0

  • Introduced.
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