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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 Impact DamageDmgImpactSmall64.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 DetronDECorpusHandCannon.png Detrons, however their versions have a slower flight speed, can home in on targets, and deal Blast DamageDmgBlastSmall64.png Blast damage instead of Radiation DamageDmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation.
  • Seeker: These Scrambuses are equipped with AngstrumCorpusHandRocket.png Angstrum rocket launchers loaded with target-seeking missiles that deal Blast DamageDmgBlastSmall64.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 LectaLecta.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 Electricity DamageDmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity damage.

Variants

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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
AtlasAtlasIcon272.png Atlas PetrifyPetrify130xDark.png PetrifyTectonicsTectonics130xDark.png Tectonics
BansheeBansheeIcon272.png Banshee SonarSonar130xDark.png Sonar
BaruukBaruukIcon272.png Baruuk LullLull130xDark.png Lull?? • Desolate HandsDesolateHands130xDark.png Desolate Hands??
ChromaChromaIcon272.png Chroma Elemental WardElementalWard130xDark.png Elemental WardVex ArmorVexArmor130xDark.png Vex ArmorEffigyEffigy130xDark.png Effigy
EmberEmberIcon272.png Ember ImmolationImmolation130xDark.png Immolation??
EquinoxEquinoxIcon272.png Equinox MetamorphosisMetamorphosis130xDark.png MetamorphosisRest & RageRestRage130xDark.png Rest & RagePacify & ProvokePacifyProvoke130xDark.png Pacify & ProvokeMend & MaimMendMaim130xDark.png Mend & Maim
ExcaliburExcaliburIcon272.png Excalibur Exalted BladeExaltedBlade130xDark.png Exalted Blade
FrostFrostIcon272.png Frost Snow GlobeSnowGlobe130xDark.png Snow Globe
GaraGaraIcon272.png Gara Mass VitrifyMassVitrify130xDark.png Mass Vitrify
GarudaGarudaIcon272.png Garuda Blood AltarBloodAltar130xDark.png Blood Altar?? • BloodlettingBloodletting130xDark.png Bloodletting??
GaussGaussIcon272.png Gauss Kinetic PlatingKineticPlating130xDark.png Kinetic Plating??
GrendelGrendelIcon272.png Grendel NourishNourish130xDark.png Nourish??
HarrowHarrowIcon272.png Harrow CondemnCondemn130xDark.png CondemnPenancePenance130xDark.png PenanceThuribleThurible130xDark.png ThuribleCovenantCovenant130xDark.png Covenant
HildrynHildrynIcon272.png Hildryn PillageShieldPillage130xDark.png Pillage?? • HavenHaven130xDark.png Haven??
HydroidHydroidIcon272.png Hydroid UndertowUndertow130xDark.png Undertow
InarosInarosIcon272.png Inaros DevourDevour130xDark.png DevourScarab SwarmScarabSwarm130xDark.png Scarab Swarm
IvaraIvaraIcon272.png Ivara QuiverQuiver130xDark.png QuiverProwlProwl130xDark.png ProwlArtemis BowArtemisBow130xDark.png Artemis Bow
KhoraKhoraIcon272.png Khora VenariVenari130xDark.png Venari?? • StrangledomeStrangledome130xDark.png Strangledome??
LimboLimboIcon272.png Limbo Rift SurgeRiftSurge130xDark.png Rift Surge
MagMagIcon272.png Mag PolarizePolarize130xDark.png Polarize
MesaMesaIcon272.png Mesa Ballistic BatteryBallisticBattery130xDark.png Ballistic BatteryShooting GalleryShootingGallery130xDark.png Shooting GalleryShatter ShieldShatterShield130xDark.png Shatter Shield
MirageMirageIcon272.png Mirage Hall Of MirrorsHallOfMirrors130xDark.png Hall Of MirrorsEclipseEclipse130xDark.png Eclipse
NekrosNekrosIcon272.png Nekros TerrifyTerrify130xDark.png TerrifyDesecrateDesecrate130xDark.png DesecrateShadows Of The DeadShadowsOfTheDead130xDark.png Shadows Of The Dead
NezhaNezhaIcon272.png Nezha Fire WalkerFireWalker130xDark.png Fire WalkerWarding HaloWardingHalo130xDark.png Warding Halo
NidusNidusIcon272.png Nidus Parasitic LinkParasiticLink130xDark.png Parasitic Link??
NovaNovaIcon272.png Nova Molecular PrimeMolecularPrime130xDark.png Molecular Prime
NyxNyxIcon272.png Nyx AbsorbAbsorb130xDark.png Absorb
OberonOberonIcon272.png Oberon Hallowed GroundHallowedGround130xDark.png Hallowed GroundRenewalRenewal130xDark.png Renewal
OctaviaOctaviaIcon272.png Octavia MetronomeAmp130xDark.png Metronome?? • Amp (Ability)Metronome130xDark.png Amp??
RevenantRevenantIcon272.png Revenant Mesmer SkinMesmerSkin130xDark.png Mesmer Skin??
RhinoRhinoIcon272.png Rhino Iron SkinIronSkin130xDark.png Iron SkinRoarRoar130xDark.png Roar
TitaniaTitaniaIcon272.png Titania SpellbindSpellbind130xDark.png SpellbindTributeTribute130xDark.png Tribute
TrinityTrinityIcon272.png Trinity Well Of LifeWellOfLife130xDark.png Well Of LifeEnergy VampireEnergyVampire130xDark.png Energy VampireLinkLink130xDark.png LinkBlessingBlessing130xDark.png Blessing
ValkyrValkyrIcon272.png Valkyr WarcryWarcry130xDark.png WarcryHysteriaHysteria130xDark.png Hysteria
VaubanVaubanIcon272.png Vauban MinelayerMinelayer130xDark.png MinelayerBastilleBastille130xDark.png Bastille
VoltVoltIcon272.png Volt SpeedSpeed130xDark.png SpeedElectric ShieldElectricShield130xDark.png Electric Shield
WispWispIcon272.png Wisp ReservoirsReservoirs130xDark.png Reservoirs??
WukongWukongIcon272.png Wukong Cloud WalkerCloudWalker130xDark.png Cloud WalkerDefyDefy130xDark.png DefyPrimal FuryPrimalFury130xDark.png Primal Fury
ZephyrZephyrIcon272.png Zephyr TurbulenceTurbulence130xDark.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
AshAshIcon272.png Ash ShurikenShuriken130xDark.png ShurikenBlade StormBladeStorm130xDark.png Blade Storm
AtlasAtlasIcon272.png Atlas LandslideLandslide130xDark.png LandslideRumblersRumblers130xDark.png Rumblers
BansheeBansheeIcon272.png Banshee Sonic BoomSonicBoom130xDark.png Sonic BoomSound QuakeSoundQuake130xDark.png Sound Quake
BaruukBaruukIcon272.png Baruuk Serene StormSereneStorm130xDark.png Serene Storm??
ChromaChromaIcon272.png Chroma Spectral ScreamSpectralScream130xDark.png Spectral Scream
EmberEmberIcon272.png Ember FireballFireball130xDark.png FireballFire BlastFireBlast130xDark.png Fire BlastInfernoInferno130xDark.png Inferno
ExcaliburExcaliburIcon272.png Excalibur Radial JavelinRadialJavelin130xDark.png Radial Javelin
FrostFrostIcon272.png Frost FreezeFreeze130xDark.png FreezeIce WaveIceWave130xDark.png Ice WaveAvalancheAvalanche130xDark.png Avalanche
GaraGaraIcon272.png Gara Shattered LashShatteredLash130xDark.png Shattered LashSplinter StormSplinterStorm130xDark.png Splinter StormSpectrorageSpectrorage130xDark.png Spectrorage
GarudaGarudaIcon272.png Garuda Dread MirrorDreadMirror130xDark.png Dread Mirror?? • Seeking TalonsSeekingTalons130xDark.png Seeking Talons??
GaussGaussIcon272.png Gauss Mach RushMachRush130xDark.png Mach Rush?? • Thermal SunderThermalSunder130xDark.png Thermal Sunder?? • RedlineRedline130xDark.png Redline??
GrendelGrendelIcon272.png Grendel FeastFeast130xDark.png Feast?? • RegurgitateRegurgitate130xDark.png Regurgitate?? • PulverizePulverize130xDark.png Pulverize??
HildrynHildrynIcon272.png Hildryn BalefireBalefire130xDark.png Balefire?? • PillageShieldPillage130xDark.png Pillage??
HydroidHydroidIcon272.png Hydroid Tempest BarrageTempestBarrage130xDark.png Tempest BarrageTentacle SwarmTentacleSwarm130xDark.png Tentacle Swarm
InarosInarosIcon272.png Inaros DesiccationDesiccation130xDark.png DesiccationDevourDevour130xDark.png DevourSandstormSandstorm130xDark.png SandstormScarab SwarmScarabSwarm130xDark.png Scarab Swarm
IvaraIvaraIcon272.png Ivara QuiverQuiver130xDark.png QuiverNavigatorNavigator130xDark.png Navigator
KhoraKhoraIcon272.png Khora WhipclawWhipclaw130xDark.png Whipclaw??
LimboLimboIcon272.png Limbo BanishBanish130xDark.png BanishCataclysmCataclysm130xDark.png Cataclysm
MagMagIcon272.png Mag PullPull130xDark.png PullPolarizePolarize130xDark.png PolarizeMagnetizeMagnetize130xDark.png MagnetizeCrushCrush130xDark.png Crush
MesaMesaIcon272.png Mesa PeacemakerPeacemaker130xDark.png Peacemaker
NekrosNekrosIcon272.png Nekros Soul PunchSoulPunch130xDark.png Soul Punch
NezhaNezhaIcon272.png Nezha Fire WalkerFireWalker130xDark.png Fire WalkerBlazing ChakramBlazingChakram130xDark.png Blazing ChakramDivine SpearsDivineSpears130xDark.png Divine Spears
NidusNidusIcon272.png Nidus VirulenceVirulence130xDark.png Virulence??
NovaNovaIcon272.png Nova Null StarNullStar130xDark.png Null StarAntimatter DropAntimatterDrop130xDark.png Antimatter Drop
NyxNyxIcon272.png Nyx Psychic BoltsPsychicBolts130xDark.png Psychic Bolts
OberonOberonIcon272.png Oberon SmiteSmite130xDark.png SmiteReckoningReckoning130xDark.png Reckoning
OctaviaOctaviaIcon272.png Octavia MalletMallet130xDark.png Mallet?? • ResonatorResonator130xDark.png Resonator??
RevenantRevenantIcon272.png Revenant ReaveReave130xDark.png Reave?? • Danse MacabreDanseMacabre130xDark.png Danse Macabre??
RhinoRhinoIcon272.png Rhino Rhino StompRhinoStomp130xDark.png Rhino Stomp
SarynSarynIcon272.png Saryn SporesSpores130xDark.png SporesToxic LashToxicLash130xDark.png Toxic LashMiasmaMiasma130xDark.png Miasma
TitaniaTitaniaIcon272.png Titania TributeTribute130xDark.png TributeLanternLantern130xDark.png Lantern
TrinityTrinityIcon272.png Trinity Energy VampireEnergyVampire130xDark.png Energy VampireLinkLink130xDark.png Link
ValkyrValkyrIcon272.png Valkyr ParalysisParalysis130xDark.png Paralysis
VaubanVaubanIcon272.png Vauban Tesla NervosTeslaNervos130xDark.png Tesla Nervos?? • MinelayerMinelayer130xDark.png Minelayer?? • Photon StrikePhotonStrike130xDark.png Photon Strike?? • BastilleBastille130xDark.png Bastille
VoltVoltIcon272.png Volt ShockShock130xDark.png ShockDischargeDischarge130xDark.png Discharge
WispWispIcon272.png Wisp Sol GateSolGate130xDark.png Sol Gate??
WukongWukongIcon272.png Wukong Primal FuryPrimalFury130xDark.png Primal Fury
ZephyrZephyrIcon272.png Zephyr Tail WindTailWind130xDark.png Tail WindAirburstAirburst130xDark.png Airburst?? • TornadoTornado130xDark.png Tornado

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

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)