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Scrambus are Corpus infantry units which utilize special hover shoes to move quickly around the battlefield. Like the Comba, the Scrambus is capable of projecting aura from their helmet that disrupts certain classes of Warframe abilities. The nullification aura also disrupts the player's HUD.


A Scrambus' loadout is modular, and they can be equipped with one type of nullification Aura combined with one type of weapon. There are four classes of nullification auras, and four types of weapons that a Scrambus can equip, thus there are sixteen different possible combinations of loadouts possible for Scrambuses, making them unpredictable in the field.

Behavior[]

Scrambuses are equipped with hover shoes, which not only make them move faster than Combas but also allow them to avoid attacks by dashing quickly from one place to another.

Aura[]

Scrambuses have access to 4 different nullification auras, each disrupting only a certain category of Warframe abilities. They will periodically hold their arms in front of them to charge up their helmets, releasing an expanding aura within a 15 meter radius that disables certain abilities for 2.5 seconds and does a fixed 50 DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact damage. The helmet design changes depending on the aura equipped, allowing them to be identified visually.

Shooting the aura enough times or simply killing the Scrambus will cause the aura to disperse. Shooting off the Scrambuses' helmet will also permanently prevent them from projecting an aura.

Weapons[]

Each Scrambus can be equipped with one of the following weapons in combination with any of the four different auras above:

  • Swarmer: Swarmer-type Scrambuses are equipped with DECorpusHandCannon.png Detrons, however their versions have a slower flight speed, can home in on targets, and deal DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast damage instead of DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation.
  • Seeker: These Scrambuses are equipped with CorpusHandRocket.png Angstrum rocket launchers loaded with target-seeking missiles that deal DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast damage on impact. These rockets move slower and are fired in bursts of three to four.
  • Whip: Designed for close-quarters fighting, these Scrambuses use Lecta.png Lecta electric whips. Utilizing their hover skates, these Scrambus can perform quick evasive maneuvers and can strafe around an enemy quickly.
  • Energy Shield: Primarily defensive in nature, these Scrambuses can deploy elliptical energy shields in front of them that block all incoming attacks. They can be identified by the large emitters on their forearms. In a pinch, they will attack by swinging their emitters at nearby targets, dealing DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity damage.

Variants

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A Fog Scrambus disrupts Perception-type abilities. They wear tall, cylindrical helmets inscribed with Corpus text.

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A Nul Scrambus disrupts Buff & Debuff-type abilities. They wear tall, boxy helmets with a blue, cross-shaped light strip.

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Warframe Abilities
AtlasIcon272.png Atlas Petrify130xDark.png PetrifyTectonics130xDark.png Tectonics
BansheeIcon272.png Banshee Sonar130xDark.png Sonar
BaruukIcon272.png Baruuk Lull130xDark.png Lull?? • DesolateHands130xDark.png Desolate Hands??
ChromaIcon272.png Chroma ElementalWard130xDark.png Elemental WardVexArmor130xDark.png Vex ArmorEffigy130xDark.png Effigy
EmberIcon272.png Ember Immolation130xDark.png Immolation??
EquinoxIcon272.png Equinox Metamorphosis130xDark.png MetamorphosisRestRage130xDark.png Rest & RagePacifyProvoke130xDark.png Pacify & ProvokeMendMaim130xDark.png Mend & Maim
ExcaliburIcon272.png Excalibur ExaltedBlade130xDark.png Exalted Blade
FrostIcon272.png Frost SnowGlobe130xDark.png Snow Globe
GaraIcon272.png Gara MassVitrify130xDark.png Mass Vitrify
GarudaIcon272.png Garuda BloodAltar130xDark.png Blood Altar?? • Bloodletting130xDark.png Bloodletting??
GaussIcon272.png Gauss KineticPlating130xDark.png Kinetic Plating??
GrendelIcon272.png Grendel Nourish130xDark.png Nourish??
HarrowIcon272.png Harrow Condemn130xDark.png CondemnPenance130xDark.png PenanceThurible130xDark.png ThuribleCovenant130xDark.png Covenant
HildrynIcon272.png Hildryn Pillage130xDark.png Pillage?? • Haven130xDark.png Haven??
HydroidIcon272.png Hydroid Undertow130xDark.png Undertow
InarosIcon272.png Inaros Devour130xDark.png DevourScarabSwarm130xDark.png Scarab Swarm
IvaraIcon272.png Ivara Quiver130xDark.png QuiverProwl130xDark.png ProwlArtemisBow130xDark.png Artemis Bow
KhoraIcon272.png Khora Venari130xDark.png Venari?? • Strangledome130xDark.png Strangledome??
LimboIcon272.png Limbo RiftSurge130xDark.png Rift Surge
MagIcon272.png Mag Polarize130xDark.png Polarize
MesaIcon272.png Mesa BallisticBattery130xDark.png Ballistic BatteryShootingGallery130xDark.png Shooting GalleryShatterShield130xDark.png Shatter Shield
MirageIcon272.png Mirage HallOfMirrors130xDark.png Hall Of MirrorsEclipse130xDark.png Eclipse
NekrosIcon272.png Nekros Terrify130xDark.png TerrifyDesecrate130xDark.png DesecrateShadowsOfTheDead130xDark.png Shadows Of The Dead
NezhaIcon272.png Nezha FireWalker130xDark.png Fire WalkerWardingHalo130xDark.png Warding Halo
NidusIcon272.png Nidus ParasiticLink130xDark.png Parasitic Link??
NovaIcon272.png Nova MolecularPrime130xDark.png Molecular Prime
NyxIcon272.png Nyx Absorb130xDark.png Absorb
OberonIcon272.png Oberon HallowedGround130xDark.png Hallowed GroundRenewal130xDark.png Renewal
OctaviaIcon272.png Octavia Amp130xDark.png Metronome?? • Metronome130xDark.png Amp??
RevenantIcon272.png Revenant MesmerSkin130xDark.png Mesmer Skin??
RhinoIcon272.png Rhino IronSkin130xDark.png Iron SkinRoar130xDark.png Roar
TitaniaIcon272.png Titania Spellbind130xDark.png SpellbindTribute130xDark.png Tribute
TrinityIcon272.png Trinity WellOfLife130xDark.png Well Of LifeEnergyVampire130xDark.png Energy VampireLink130xDark.png LinkBlessing130xDark.png Blessing
ValkyrIcon272.png Valkyr Warcry130xDark.png WarcryHysteria130xDark.png Hysteria
VaubanIcon272.png Vauban Minelayer130xDark.png MinelayerBastille130xDark.png Bastille
VoltIcon272.png Volt Speed130xDark.png SpeedElectricShield130xDark.png Electric Shield
WispIcon272.png Wisp Reservoirs130xDark.png Reservoirs??
WukongIcon272.png Wukong CloudWalker130xDark.png Cloud WalkerDefy130xDark.png DefyPrimalFury130xDark.png Primal Fury
ZephyrIcon272.png Zephyr Turbulence130xDark.png Turbulence

Last updated: Update 27.1 (2020-02-04)

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A Sap Scrambus disrupts Damage-type abilities. They wear a visor consisting of a long, protruding box, while the lower half of their face remains exposed.

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Warframe Abilities
AshIcon272.png Ash Shuriken130xDark.png ShurikenBladeStorm130xDark.png Blade Storm
AtlasIcon272.png Atlas Landslide130xDark.png LandslideRumblers130xDark.png Rumblers
BansheeIcon272.png Banshee SonicBoom130xDark.png Sonic BoomSoundQuake130xDark.png Sound Quake
BaruukIcon272.png Baruuk SereneStorm130xDark.png Serene Storm??
ChromaIcon272.png Chroma SpectralScream130xDark.png Spectral Scream
EmberIcon272.png Ember Fireball130xDark.png FireballFireBlast130xDark.png Fire BlastInferno130xDark.png Inferno
ExcaliburIcon272.png Excalibur RadialJavelin130xDark.png Radial Javelin
FrostIcon272.png Frost Freeze130xDark.png FreezeIceWave130xDark.png Ice WaveAvalanche130xDark.png Avalanche
GaraIcon272.png Gara ShatteredLash130xDark.png Shattered LashSplinterStorm130xDark.png Splinter StormSpectrorage130xDark.png Spectrorage
GarudaIcon272.png Garuda DreadMirror130xDark.png Dread Mirror?? • SeekingTalons130xDark.png Seeking Talons??
GaussIcon272.png Gauss MachRush130xDark.png Mach Rush?? • ThermalSunder130xDark.png Thermal Sunder?? • Redline130xDark.png Redline??
GrendelIcon272.png Grendel Feast130xDark.png Feast?? • Regurgitate130xDark.png Regurgitate?? • Pulverize130xDark.png Pulverize??
HildrynIcon272.png Hildryn Balefire130xDark.png Balefire?? • Pillage130xDark.png Pillage??
HydroidIcon272.png Hydroid TempestBarrage130xDark.png Tempest BarrageTentacleSwarm130xDark.png Tentacle Swarm
InarosIcon272.png Inaros Desiccation130xDark.png DesiccationDevour130xDark.png DevourSandstorm130xDark.png SandstormScarabSwarm130xDark.png Scarab Swarm
IvaraIcon272.png Ivara Quiver130xDark.png QuiverNavigator130xDark.png Navigator
KhoraIcon272.png Khora Whipclaw130xDark.png Whipclaw??
LimboIcon272.png Limbo Banish130xDark.png BanishCataclysm130xDark.png Cataclysm
MagIcon272.png Mag Pull130xDark.png PullPolarize130xDark.png PolarizeMagnetize130xDark.png MagnetizeCrush130xDark.png Crush
MesaIcon272.png Mesa Peacemaker130xDark.png Peacemaker
NekrosIcon272.png Nekros SoulPunch130xDark.png Soul Punch
NezhaIcon272.png Nezha FireWalker130xDark.png Fire WalkerBlazingChakram130xDark.png Blazing ChakramDivineSpears130xDark.png Divine Spears
NidusIcon272.png Nidus Virulence130xDark.png Virulence??
NovaIcon272.png Nova NullStar130xDark.png Null StarAntimatterDrop130xDark.png Antimatter Drop
NyxIcon272.png Nyx PsychicBolts130xDark.png Psychic Bolts
OberonIcon272.png Oberon Smite130xDark.png SmiteReckoning130xDark.png Reckoning
OctaviaIcon272.png Octavia Mallet130xDark.png Mallet?? • Resonator130xDark.png Resonator??
RevenantIcon272.png Revenant Reave130xDark.png Reave?? • DanseMacabre130xDark.png Danse Macabre??
RhinoIcon272.png Rhino RhinoStomp130xDark.png Rhino Stomp
SarynIcon272.png Saryn Spores130xDark.png SporesToxicLash130xDark.png Toxic LashMiasma130xDark.png Miasma
TitaniaIcon272.png Titania Tribute130xDark.png TributeLantern130xDark.png Lantern
TrinityIcon272.png Trinity EnergyVampire130xDark.png Energy VampireLink130xDark.png Link
ValkyrIcon272.png Valkyr Paralysis130xDark.png Paralysis
VaubanIcon272.png Vauban TeslaNervos130xDark.png Tesla Nervos?? • Minelayer130xDark.png Minelayer?? • PhotonStrike130xDark.png Photon Strike?? • Bastille130xDark.png Bastille
VoltIcon272.png Volt Shock130xDark.png ShockDischarge130xDark.png Discharge
WispIcon272.png Wisp SolGate130xDark.png Sol Gate??
WukongIcon272.png Wukong PrimalFury130xDark.png Primal Fury
ZephyrIcon272.png Zephyr TailWind130xDark.png Tail WindAirburst130xDark.png Airburst?? • Tornado130xDark.png Tornado

Last updated: Update 27.1 (2020-02-04)

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A Slo Scrambus disrupts Mobility-type abilities. They wear tall, boxy helmets with a single white, vertical light strip in the middle.

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Debt Collector[]

The Debt Collector was a Scrambus unit that only appeared during the The Corpus Bust Alerts. As they shared the kit flexibility and Codex entries of the other variants it is likely they were merely the above units renamed.

Tips[]

  • The Scrambus' helmets emit a distinct pinging sound that can alert players to their position within 50 meters, giving ample warning as to their presence.
  • Since their nullification abilities are tied to their helmets, a Scrambus' nullification field can be disabled by shooting off their helmets.
  • The Scrambuses (and their counterparts the Combas) may easily be found on medium to high level Corpus controlled planets such as Europa, Neptune and Pluto.

Trivia[]

  • The Scrambuses (and their counterparts the Combas) are the first enemies in Warframe to have both male and female versions. They are also the first Corpus enemies to feature females.
  • Their design may have been inspired by Derf Anyo, an upcoming tag-along boss that will fight alongside Nef Anyo when the latter is added back into the game as an assassination target/boss.

Media[]

Patch History[]

Hotfix 30.5.3 (2021-07-09)

  • Fixed all enemy shockwave type attacks doing knockbacks (ex: Corpus Scrambus).

Update 29.5 (2020-11-19)

  • Made a micro-optimization in cases where Scrambus could not spawn.

Hotfix 27.3.11 (2020-04-09)

  • Fixed Scrambus nullifications being permanent on friendly AI.

Hotfix 24.1.2 (2018-11-29)

  • Fixed Warframes with Channeling abilities being permanently nullified by Scrambus or Comba enemies when hit by their projection Aura while in Operator mode.

Update 23.0 (2018-06-15)

  • Fixed Shotgun Scrambus projectiles not being deflected by Zephyr's Turbulence.

Update 22.20 (2018-05-17)

Scrambus/Comba Changes
  • Their Nullify aura has been replaced with a power that they can activate in combat. Upon use, it creates an expanding sphere that nuffilies players’ powers, and disrupts them for 2.5 seconds. https://clips.twitch.tv/SecretiveSplendidShallotWTRuck
  • Similar to the way shooting the Nullifier bubble or weak point can interrupt or prevent the aura from spreading, shooting off Scrambus/Comba’s helmet (or killing them) will negate the sphere: https://imgur.com/93yStsu

Hotfix 21.2.1 (2017-08-01)

  • Reduced damage of the Swarmer weapon used by Comba and Scrambus units.

Update 19.4.2 (2016-12-20)

  • Fix a script error that happened when Eximus or Scrambus were ragdolled at the moment they gain their Aura Trigger.

Update 19.2 (2016-12-01)

  • Fixed all Comba/Scrambus’ being able to nullify Nekros’ Shadow of the Dead summons.

Update 19.0 (2016-11-11)

  • Fixed numerous issues with enemy projectiles being able to affect players through solid objects. Affected enemies are as follows:
    • Bombard
    • Corrupted Bombard
    • Manic Bombard
    • Hellion
    • Denial Bursa
    • Drover Bursa
    • Comba/Scrambus
    • Executioner Gorth
    • Executioner Vay Molta
    • Shik Tal
    • Zanuka
    • Jackal
    • Vay Hek Terra Frame
    • Tyl Regor
    • Kela de Thaym

Update: The Index Preview (2016-10-20)

  • Fixed not being able to headshot Corpus Scrambus/Combas.

Update 18.7 (2016-03-30)

  • Fixed the Hyekka Master, Crawlers, Eximus’, and Corpus Scrambus’ affecting Limbo while in the Rift.

Hotfix 18.3.1 (2016-01-14)

  • Corpus Comba and Scrambus enemies can now drop the Vulpine Mask Stance Mod.

Update 18.0 (2015-12-03)

  • Fixed an error causing lighting effects to give Comba and Scramba Corpus units irregularly glowing eyes.

Update 17.8 (2015-10-21)

  • Increased the Affinity from 150 to 500 for Modular Corpus units.

Update 17.5 (2015-10-01)

  • Introduced.
    • Fog Comba: Disrupts Perception powers
    • Fog Scrambus: Disrupts Perception powers
    • Nul Comba: Disrupts Buff and Debuff powers
    • Nul Scrambus: Disrupts Buff and Debuff powers
    • Sap Combat: Disrupts Damage powers
    • Sap Scrambus: Disrupts Damage powers
    • Slo Comba: Disrupts Mobility powers
    • Slo Scrambus: Disrupts Mobility powers

Last updated: Hotfix 24.1.5 (2018-12-13)

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