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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.pngImpact 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[edit | edit source]

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.pngDetrons, however their versions have a slower flight speed, can home in on targets, and deal DmgBlastSmall64.pngBlast damage instead of DmgRadiationSmall64.pngRadiation.
  • Seeker: These Scrambuses are equipped with CorpusHandRocket.pngAngstrum rocket launchers loaded with target-seeking missiles that deal DmgBlastSmall64.pngBlast 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.pngLecta 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.pngElectricity 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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Warframe Abilities
AshIcon272.pngAsh SmokeScreen130xDark.pngSmoke Screen
AtlasIcon272.pngAtlas Tectonics130xDark.pngTectonics
BansheeIcon272.pngBanshee Silence130xDark.pngSilence
ExcaliburIcon272.pngExcalibur RadialBlind130xDark.pngRadial Blind
Excalibur UmbraIcon272.pngExcalibur Umbra RadialHowl130xDark.pngRadial Howl
GaraIcon272.pngGara Spectrorage130xDark.pngSpectrorage
InarosIcon272.pngInaros Desiccation130xDark.pngDesiccationScarabSwarm130xDark.pngScarab Swarm
IvaraIcon272.pngIvara Prowl130xDark.pngProwl
LokiIcon272.pngLoki Invisibility130xDark.pngInvisibilityDecoy130xDark.pngDecoy
MirageIcon272.pngMirage Prism130xDark.pngPrism
NyxIcon272.pngNyx MindControl130xDark.pngMind ControlChaos130xDark.pngChaos
OctaviaIcon272.pngOctavia Amp130xDark.pngMetronome??
RevenantIcon272.pngRevenant Enthrall130xDark.pngEnthrall??
SarynIcon272.pngSaryn Molt130xDark.pngMolt
WispIcon272.pngWisp WilOWisp130xDark.pngWil-O-Wisp??
WukongIcon272.pngWukong CloudWalker130xDark.pngCloud Walker

Last updated: Update 27.1

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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.pngAtlas Petrify130xDark.pngPetrifyTectonics130xDark.pngTectonics
BansheeIcon272.pngBanshee Sonar130xDark.pngSonar
BaruukIcon272.pngBaruuk Lull130xDark.pngLull?? • DesolateHands130xDark.pngDesolate Hands??
ChromaIcon272.pngChroma ElementalWard130xDark.pngElemental WardVexArmor130xDark.pngVex ArmorEffigy130xDark.pngEffigy
EmberIcon272.pngEmber Immolation130xDark.pngImmolation??
EquinoxIcon272.pngEquinox Metamorphosis130xDark.pngMetamorphosisRestRage130xDark.pngRest & RagePacifyProvoke130xDark.pngPacify & ProvokeMendMaim130xDark.pngMend & Maim
ExcaliburIcon272.pngExcalibur ExaltedBlade130xDark.pngExalted Blade
FrostIcon272.pngFrost SnowGlobe130xDark.pngSnow Globe
GaraIcon272.pngGara MassVitrify130xDark.pngMass Vitrify
GarudaIcon272.pngGaruda BloodAltar130xDark.pngBlood Altar?? • Bloodletting130xDark.pngBloodletting??
GaussIcon272.pngGauss KineticPlating130xDark.pngKinetic Plating??
GrendelIcon272.pngGrendel Nourish130xDark.pngNourish??
HarrowIcon272.pngHarrow Condemn130xDark.pngCondemnPenance130xDark.pngPenanceThurible130xDark.pngThuribleCovenant130xDark.pngCovenant
HildrynIcon272.pngHildryn ShieldPillage130xDark.pngPillage?? • Haven130xDark.pngHaven??
HydroidIcon272.pngHydroid Undertow130xDark.pngUndertow
InarosIcon272.pngInaros Devour130xDark.pngDevourScarabSwarm130xDark.pngScarab Swarm
IvaraIcon272.pngIvara Quiver130xDark.pngQuiverProwl130xDark.pngProwlArtemisBow130xDark.pngArtemis Bow
KhoraIcon272.pngKhora Venari130xDark.pngVenari?? • Strangledome130xDark.pngStrangledome??
LimboIcon272.pngLimbo RiftSurge130xDark.pngRift Surge
MagIcon272.pngMag Polarize130xDark.pngPolarize
MesaIcon272.pngMesa BallisticBattery130xDark.pngBallistic BatteryShootingGallery130xDark.pngShooting GalleryShatterShield130xDark.pngShatter Shield
MirageIcon272.pngMirage HallOfMirrors130xDark.pngHall Of MirrorsEclipse130xDark.pngEclipse
NekrosIcon272.pngNekros Terrify130xDark.pngTerrifyDesecrate130xDark.pngDesecrateShadowsOfTheDead130xDark.pngShadows Of The Dead
NezhaIcon272.pngNezha FireWalker130xDark.pngFire WalkerWardingHalo130xDark.pngWarding Halo
NidusIcon272.pngNidus ParasiticLink130xDark.pngParasitic Link??
NovaIcon272.pngNova MolecularPrime130xDark.pngMolecular Prime
NyxIcon272.pngNyx Absorb130xDark.pngAbsorb
OberonIcon272.pngOberon HallowedGround130xDark.pngHallowed GroundRenewal130xDark.pngRenewal
OctaviaIcon272.pngOctavia Amp130xDark.pngMetronome?? • Metronome130xDark.pngAmp??
RevenantIcon272.pngRevenant MesmerSkin130xDark.pngMesmer Skin??
RhinoIcon272.pngRhino IronSkin130xDark.pngIron SkinRoar130xDark.pngRoar
TitaniaIcon272.pngTitania Spellbind130xDark.pngSpellbindTribute130xDark.pngTribute
TrinityIcon272.pngTrinity WellOfLife130xDark.pngWell Of LifeEnergyVampire130xDark.pngEnergy VampireLink130xDark.pngLinkBlessing130xDark.pngBlessing
ValkyrIcon272.pngValkyr Warcry130xDark.pngWarcryHysteria130xDark.pngHysteria
VaubanIcon272.pngVauban Minelayer130xDark.pngMinelayerBastille130xDark.pngBastille
VoltIcon272.pngVolt Speed130xDark.pngSpeedElectricShield130xDark.pngElectric Shield
WispIcon272.pngWisp Reservoirs130xDark.pngReservoirs??
WukongIcon272.pngWukong CloudWalker130xDark.pngCloud WalkerDefy130xDark.pngDefyPrimalFury130xDark.pngPrimal Fury
ZephyrIcon272.pngZephyr Turbulence130xDark.pngTurbulence

Last updated: Update 27.1

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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.pngAsh Shuriken130xDark.pngShurikenBladeStorm130xDark.pngBlade Storm
AtlasIcon272.pngAtlas Landslide130xDark.pngLandslideRumblers130xDark.pngRumblers
BansheeIcon272.pngBanshee SonicBoom130xDark.pngSonic BoomSoundQuake130xDark.pngSound Quake
BaruukIcon272.pngBaruuk SereneStorm130xDark.pngSerene Storm??
ChromaIcon272.pngChroma SpectralScream130xDark.pngSpectral Scream
EmberIcon272.pngEmber Fireball130xDark.pngFireballFireBlast130xDark.pngFire BlastInferno130xDark.pngInferno
ExcaliburIcon272.pngExcalibur RadialJavelin130xDark.pngRadial Javelin
FrostIcon272.pngFrost Freeze130xDark.pngFreezeIceWave130xDark.pngIce WaveAvalanche130xDark.pngAvalanche
GaraIcon272.pngGara ShatteredLash130xDark.pngShattered LashSplinterStorm130xDark.pngSplinter StormSpectrorage130xDark.pngSpectrorage
GarudaIcon272.pngGaruda DreadMirror130xDark.pngDread Mirror?? • SeekingTalons130xDark.pngSeeking Talons??
GaussIcon272.pngGauss MachRush130xDark.pngMach Rush?? • ThermalSunder130xDark.pngThermal Sunder?? • Redline130xDark.pngRedline??
GrendelIcon272.pngGrendel Feast130xDark.pngFeast?? • Regurgitate130xDark.pngRegurgitate?? • Pulverize130xDark.pngPulverize??
HildrynIcon272.pngHildryn Balefire130xDark.pngBalefire?? • ShieldPillage130xDark.pngPillage??
HydroidIcon272.pngHydroid TempestBarrage130xDark.pngTempest BarrageTentacleSwarm130xDark.pngTentacle Swarm
InarosIcon272.pngInaros Desiccation130xDark.pngDesiccationDevour130xDark.pngDevourSandstorm130xDark.pngSandstormScarabSwarm130xDark.pngScarab Swarm
IvaraIcon272.pngIvara Quiver130xDark.pngQuiverNavigator130xDark.pngNavigator
KhoraIcon272.pngKhora Whipclaw130xDark.pngWhipclaw??
LimboIcon272.pngLimbo Banish130xDark.pngBanishCataclysm130xDark.pngCataclysm
MagIcon272.pngMag Pull130xDark.pngPullPolarize130xDark.pngPolarizeMagnetize130xDark.pngMagnetizeCrush130xDark.pngCrush
MesaIcon272.pngMesa Peacemaker130xDark.pngPeacemaker
NekrosIcon272.pngNekros SoulPunch130xDark.pngSoul Punch
NezhaIcon272.pngNezha FireWalker130xDark.pngFire WalkerBlazingChakram130xDark.pngBlazing ChakramDivineSpears130xDark.pngDivine Spears
NidusIcon272.pngNidus Virulence130xDark.pngVirulence??
NovaIcon272.pngNova NullStar130xDark.pngNull StarAntimatterDrop130xDark.pngAntimatter Drop
NyxIcon272.pngNyx PsychicBolts130xDark.pngPsychic Bolts
OberonIcon272.pngOberon Smite130xDark.pngSmiteReckoning130xDark.pngReckoning
OctaviaIcon272.pngOctavia Mallet130xDark.pngMallet?? • Resonator130xDark.pngResonator??
RevenantIcon272.pngRevenant Reave130xDark.pngReave?? • DanseMacabre130xDark.pngDanse Macabre??
RhinoIcon272.pngRhino RhinoStomp130xDark.pngRhino Stomp
SarynIcon272.pngSaryn Spores130xDark.pngSporesToxicLash130xDark.pngToxic LashMiasma130xDark.pngMiasma
TitaniaIcon272.pngTitania Tribute130xDark.pngTributeLantern130xDark.pngLantern
TrinityIcon272.pngTrinity EnergyVampire130xDark.pngEnergy VampireLink130xDark.pngLink
ValkyrIcon272.pngValkyr Paralysis130xDark.pngParalysis
VaubanIcon272.pngVauban TeslaNervos130xDark.pngTesla Nervos?? • Minelayer130xDark.pngMinelayer?? • PhotonStrike130xDark.pngPhoton Strike?? • Bastille130xDark.pngBastille
VoltIcon272.pngVolt Shock130xDark.pngShockDischarge130xDark.pngDischarge
WispIcon272.pngWisp SolGate130xDark.pngSol Gate??
WukongIcon272.pngWukong PrimalFury130xDark.pngPrimal Fury
ZephyrIcon272.pngZephyr TailWind130xDark.pngTail WindAirburst130xDark.pngAirburst?? • Tornado130xDark.pngTornado

Last updated: Update 27.1

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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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Warframe Abilities
AshIcon272.pngAsh Teleport130xDark.pngTeleport
GaussIcon272.pngGauss MachRush130xDark.pngMach Rush
GrendelIcon272.pngGrendel Pulverize130xDark.pngPulverize??
HildrynIcon272.pngHildryn AegisStorm130xDark.pngAegis Storm??
HydroidIcon272.pngHydroid TidalSurge130xDark.pngTidal SurgeUndertow130xDark.pngUndertow
InarosIcon272.pngInaros Sandstorm130xDark.pngSandstorm
LokiIcon272.pngLoki SwitchTeleport130xDark.pngSwitch Teleport
MagIcon272.pngMag Pull130xDark.pngPull
NezhaIcon272.pngNezha BlazingChakram130xDark.pngBlazing Chakram
NovaIcon272.pngNova WormHole130xDark.pngWorm Hole
RevenantIcon272.pngRevenant Reave130xDark.pngReave??
RhinoIcon272.pngRhino RhinoCharge130xDark.pngRhino ChargeRhinoStomp130xDark.pngRhino Stomp
TitaniaIcon272.pngTitania Spellbind130xDark.pngSpellbindLantern130xDark.pngLanternRazorwing130xDark.pngRazorwing
ValkyrIcon272.pngValkyr RipLine130xDark.pngRip LineParalysis130xDark.pngParalysis
VaubanIcon272.pngVauban Minelayer130xDark.pngMinelayerBastille130xDark.pngBastille
VoltIcon272.pngVolt Speed130xDark.pngSpeed
WispIcon272.pngWisp WilOWisp130xDark.pngWil-O-Wisp??
WukongIcon272.pngWukong CloudWalker130xDark.pngCloud Walker??
ZephyrIcon272.pngZephyr TailWind130xDark.pngTail Wind

Last updated: Update 27.1

Debt Collector[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 29.5

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

Hotfix 27.3.11

  • Fixed Scrambus nullifications being permanent on friendly AI.

Hotfix 24.1.2

  • 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

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

Update 22.20

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

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

Update 19.4.2

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

Update 19.2

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

Update 19.0

  • 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

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

Update 18.7

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

Hotfix 18.3.1

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

Update 18.0

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

Update 17.8

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

Update 17.5

  • 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

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