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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 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 Detron Detrons, however their versions have a slower flight speed, can home in on targets, and deal DmgBlastSmall64 Blast damage instead of DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation.
  • Seeker: These Scrambuses are equipped with Angstrum Angstrum rocket launchers loaded with target-seeking missiles that deal DmgBlastSmall64 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 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 Electricity damage.

Variants

FogScrambusFull

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

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NulScrambusFull

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

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AtlasIcon272 Atlas Tectonics130xWhite TectonicsPetrify130xWhite Petrify
BansheeIcon272 Banshee Sonar130xWhite Sonar
BaruukIcon272 Baruuk Elude130xWhite EludeLull130xWhite LullDesolateHands130xWhite Desolate HandsSereneStorm130xWhite Serene Storm
CalibanIcon Caliban SentientWrath130xWhite Sentient WrathLethalProgeny130xWhite Lethal ProgenyFusionStrike130xWhite Fusion Strike
ChromaIcon272 Chroma ElementalWard130xWhite Elemental WardVexArmor130xWhite Vex Armor
EmberIcon272 Ember Immolation130xWhite Immolation
EquinoxIcon272 Equinox Metamorphosis130xWhite MetamorphosisRestRage130xWhite Rest & RagePacifyProvoke130xWhite Pacify & ProvokeMendMaim130xWhite Mend & Maim
ExcaliburIcon272 Excalibur ExaltedBlade130xWhite Exalted Blade
FrostIcon272 Frost SnowGlobe130xWhite Snow Globe
GaraIcon272 Gara MassVitrify130xWhite Mass Vitrify
GarudaIcon272 Garuda DreadMirror130xWhite Dread MirrorBloodAltar130xWhite Blood AltarBloodletting130xWhite BloodlettingSeekingTalons130xWhite Seeking Talons
GaussIcon272 Gauss KineticPlating130xWhite Kinetic PlatingThermalSunder130xWhite Thermal SunderRedline130xWhite Redline
GrendelIcon272 Grendel Nourish130xWhite Nourish
GyreIcon272 Gyre CathodeGrace130xWhite Cathode GraceRotorswell130xWhite Rotorswell
HarrowIcon272 Harrow Condemn130xWhite CondemnPenance130xWhite PenanceThurible130xWhite ThuribleCovenant130xWhite Covenant
HildrynIcon272 Hildryn Pillage130xWhite PillageHaven130xWhite Haven
InarosIcon272 Inaros ScarabSwarm130xWhite Scarab Swarm
IvaraIcon272 Ivara Quiver130xWhite QuiverProwl130xWhite ProwlArtemisBow130xWhite Artemis Bow
KhoraIcon272 Khora Ensnare130xWhite Ensnare
LavosIcon272 Lavos TransmutationProbe130xWhite Transmutation Probe
LimboIcon272 Limbo Stasis130xWhite Stasis
LokiIcon272 Loki RadialDisarm130xWhite Radial Disarm
MagIcon272 Mag Polarize130xWhite Polarize
MesaIcon272 Mesa BallisticBattery130xWhite Ballistic BatteryShootingGallery130xWhite Shooting GalleryShatterShield130xWhite Shatter Shield
MirageIcon272 Mirage HallOfMirrors130xWhite Hall of MirrorsEclipse130xWhite Eclipse
NekrosIcon272 Nekros Terrify130xWhite TerrifyDesecrate130xWhite DesecrateShadowsOfTheDead130xWhite Shadows of the Dead
NezhaIcon272 Nezha FireWalker130xWhite Fire WalkerWardingHalo130xWhite Warding Halo
NidusIcon272 Nidus ParasiticLink130xWhite Parasitic Link
NovaIcon272 Nova MolecularPrime130xWhite Molecular Prime
NyxIcon272 Nyx Absorb130xWhite Absorb
OberonIcon272 Oberon Smite130xWhite SmiteRenewal130xWhite Renewal
OctaviaIcon272 Octavia MetronomeIcon MetronomeAmpIcon Amp
ProteaIcon272 Protea GrenadeFan130xWhite Grenade FanDispensary130xWhite Dispensary
RevenantIcon272 Revenant MesmerSkin130xWhite Mesmer Skin
RhinoIcon272 Rhino IronSkin130xWhite Iron SkinRoar130xWhite Roar
SevagothIcon272 Sevagoth Reap130xWhite ReapGloom130xWhite GloomExaltedShadow130xWhite Exalted Shadow
SevagothShadow-Arsenal Sevagoth's Shadow Embrace130xWhite EmbraceDeathsHarvest130xWhite Death's Harvest
TitaniaIcon272 Titania Spellbind130xWhite SpellbindTribute130xWhite Tribute
TrinityIcon272 Trinity WellOfLife130xWhite Well of LifeEnergyVampire130xWhite Energy VampireLink130xWhite LinkBlessing130xWhite Blessing
ValkyrIcon272 Valkyr Warcry130xWhite WarcryHysteria130xWhite Hysteria
VoltIcon272 Volt ElectricShield130xWhite Electric Shield
WispIcon272 Wisp Reservoirs130xWhite Reservoirs
WukongIcon272 Wukong CloudWalker130xWhite Cloud WalkerDefy130xWhite DefyPrimalFury130xWhite Primal Fury
XakuIcon272 Xaku GraspofLohk130xWhite Grasp of LohkTheLost130xWhite The LostTheVastUntime130xWhite The Vast Untime
ZephyrIcon272 Zephyr Turbulence130xWhite Turbulence

Last updated: Update 31.5 (2022-04-27)

SapScrambusFull

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 Ash Shuriken130xWhite ShurikenBladeStorm130xWhite Blade Storm
AtlasIcon272 Atlas Landslide130xWhite LandslideRumblers130xWhite Rumblers
BansheeIcon272 Banshee SonicBoom130xWhite Sonic BoomSoundQuake130xWhite Sound Quake
BaruukIcon272 Baruuk DesolateHands130xWhite Desolate Hands
CalibanIcon Caliban RazorGyre130xWhite Razor GyreSentientWrath130xWhite Sentient WrathLethalProgeny130xWhite Lethal ProgenyFusionStrike130xWhite Fusion Strike
ChromaIcon272 Chroma SpectralScream130xWhite Spectral ScreamEffigy130xWhite Effigy
CitrineIcon272 Citrine FracturedBlast130xWhite Fractured BlastPrismaticGem130xWhite Prismatic Gem
EmberIcon272 Ember Fireball130xWhite FireballImmolation130xWhite ImmolationFireBlast130xWhite Fire BlastInferno130xWhite Inferno
EquinoxIcon272 Equinox MendMaim130xWhite Mend & Maim
ExcaliburIcon272 Excalibur SlashDash130xWhite Slash DashRadialJavelin130xWhite Radial Javelin
FrostIcon272 Frost Freeze130xWhite FreezeIceWave130xWhite Ice WaveAvalanche130xWhite Avalanche
GaraIcon272 Gara ShatteredLash130xWhite Shattered LashSplinterStorm130xWhite Splinter StormSpectrorage130xWhite Spectrorage
GarudaIcon272 Garuda DreadMirror130xWhite Dread MirrorBloodAltar130xWhite Blood Altar
GaussIcon272 Gauss MachRush130xWhite Mach RushThermalSunder130xWhite Thermal SunderRedline130xWhite Redline
GrendelIcon272 Grendel Feast130xWhite FeastNourish130xWhite NourishRegurgitate130xWhite RegurgitatePulverize130xWhite Pulverize
GyreIcon272 Gyre Arcsphere130xWhite ArcsphereCoilHorizon130xWhite Coil HorizonRotorswell130xWhite Rotorswell
HildrynIcon272 Hildryn Balefire130xWhite BalefireAegisStorm130xWhite Aegis Storm
HydroidIcon272 Hydroid TempestBarrage130xWhite Tempest BarrageTidalSurge130xWhite Tidal SurgeTentacleSwarm130xWhite Tentacle Swarm
InarosIcon272 Inaros Desiccation130xWhite DesiccationSandstorm130xWhite SandstormScarabSwarm130xWhite Scarab Swarm
IvaraIcon272 Ivara Quiver130xWhite QuiverNavigator130xWhite Navigator
KhoraIcon272 Khora Whipclaw130xWhite WhipclawEnsnare130xWhite EnsnareVenari130xWhite VenariStrangledome130xWhite Strangledome
LavosIcon272 Lavos OphidianBite130xWhite Ophidian BiteVialRush130xWhite Vial RushTransmutationProbe130xWhite Transmutation ProbeCatalyze130xWhite Catalyze
LimboIcon272 Limbo RiftSurge130xWhite Rift SurgeCataclysm130xWhite Cataclysm
MagIcon272 Mag Pull130xWhite PullPolarize130xWhite PolarizeMagnetize130xWhite MagnetizeCrush130xWhite Crush
MesaIcon272 Mesa Peacemaker130xWhite Peacemaker
MirageIcon272 Mirage SleightOfHand130xWhite Sleight of HandPrism130xWhite Prism
NekrosIcon272 Nekros SoulPunch130xWhite Soul Punch
NezhaIcon272 Nezha FireWalker130xWhite Fire WalkerBlazingChakram130xWhite Blazing ChakramDivineSpears130xWhite Divine Spears
NidusIcon272 Nidus Virulence130xWhite VirulenceLarva130xWhite LarvaRavenous130xWhite Ravenous
NovaIcon272 Nova NullStar130xWhite Null StarAntimatterDrop130xWhite Antimatter Drop
NyxIcon272 Nyx PsychicBolts130xWhite Psychic Bolts
OberonIcon272 Oberon Smite130xWhite SmiteHallowedGround130xWhite Hallowed GroundReckoning130xWhite Reckoning
OctaviaIcon272 Octavia Mallet130xWhite Mallet
ProteaIcon272 Protea GrenadeFan130xWhite Grenade FanBlazeArtillery130xWhite Blaze Artillery
RevenantIcon272 Revenant DanseMacabre130xWhite Danse Macabre
RhinoIcon272 Rhino RhinoCharge130xWhite Rhino ChargeRhinoStomp130xWhite Rhino Stomp
SarynIcon272 Saryn Spores130xWhite SporesToxicLash130xWhite Toxic LashMiasma130xWhite Miasma
SevagothIcon272 Sevagoth Reap130xWhite ReapSow130xWhite Sow
SevagothShadow-Arsenal Sevagoth's Shadow Consume130xWhite Consume
TitaniaIcon272 Titania Tribute130xWhite TributeLantern130xWhite Lantern
TrinityIcon272 Trinity EnergyVampire130xWhite Energy VampireLink130xWhite Link
ValkyrIcon272 Valkyr Paralysis130xWhite Paralysis
VaubanIcon272 Vauban TeslaNervos130xWhite Tesla NervosPhotonStrike130xWhite Photon Strike
VoltIcon272 Volt Shock130xWhite ShockDischarge130xWhite Discharge
VorunaIcon272 Voruna FangsofRakshIcon Fangs of RakshUlfrun'sDescentIcon Ulfrun's Descent
WispIcon272 Wisp BreachSurge130xWhite Breach SurgeSolGate130xWhite Sol Gate
WukongIcon272 Wukong CelestialTwin130xWhite Celestial TwinDefy130xWhite DefyPrimalFury130xWhite Primal Fury
XakuIcon272 Xaku Xata'sWhisper130xWhite Xata's WhisperGraspofLohk130xWhite Grasp of LohkTheLost130xWhite The LostTheVastUntime130xWhite The Vast Untime
YareliIcon272 Yareli SeaSnares130xWhite Sea SnaresAquablades130xWhite AquabladesRiptide130xWhite Riptide
ZephyrIcon272 Zephyr Airburst130xWhite AirburstTornado130xWhite Tornado

Last updated: Update 32.3 (2023-02-15)

SloScrambusFull

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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