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Troopers are the shotgun-wielding counterpart to the Lancer. Armed with various shotguns, including GrnDBSG Sobeks (and previously used Strun Struns, which they are shown holding in the Codex), they lack the accuracy and range of Lancers and outfitted in more heavily armored yellow attire. This makes them comparatively more effective in close quarters, with shotguns and higher armor.

Farming LocationsEdit

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.

Trooper
Target Name Planet Type Level Tile Set
IconGrineerB Adaro Sedna Exterminate 32 - 36 Grineer Asteroid
IconGrineerB Cassini Saturn Capture 21 - 23 Grineer Galleon
IconGrineerB Numa Saturn Rescue 22 - 24 Grineer Asteroid
IconGrineerB Pantheon Mercury Exterminate 6 - 8 Grineer Galleon
Frontier Trooper
Target Name Planet Type Level Tile Set
IconGrineerB E Prime Earth Exterminate 1 - 3 Grineer Forest
IconGrineerB Mantle Earth Capture 2 - 4 Grineer Forest

TacticsEdit

  • Troopers generally share the tactics of Lancers: hide, shoot and throw grenades. However, they often refrain to take cover and move closer to their targets with their shotgun, making them significantly more dangerous in close range.
  • Troopers will occasionally take cover and blind-fire at their targets, albeit with suffered accuracy; (a) if ever their cover is half of their standing height, almost completely covering most of their weak-spots, (b) if standing near a post or an end of a wall, they will rotate their weapons sideways, hiding most of their bodies until moving sideways reveal them.
  • They occasionally throw grenades, and when behind cover there is an increased likelihood they will throw one.

NotesEdit

  • They are somewhat stronger and more durable than the standard Lancers and some lesser units.
  • With accordance to the Sobek used by players, this weapon fires up to 4 individual pellets, although these are inaccurate.
  • Their helmets do not change the hitboxes of their heads compared to the Lancers, instead it distinguishes them from their less armored comrades.
  • Because they utilize shotguns, Troopers have a great chance to deal status effects such as Slash b Slash and Puncture b Puncture

TriviaEdit

  • On Halloween 2013, they were among the Grineer units whose helmets were replaced by Jack-o'-lanterns.
  • Prior to Update 11.0, Troopers in space-based tilesets used to wield the Strun Strun instead of the GrnDBSG Sobek. Until Update 16.6 their AIs did not take into account the higher fire rate of the Sobek compared to the Strun, resulting in a very sporadic and slow fire rate. This was fixed in the aforementioned update.
  • Troopers can spawn with their pre-rework variant (Default helmet, Strun) when the vault alarm is triggered in a Spy mission. They are far more dangerous, given that Struns are also hit-scan and delivers high Impact b Impact damage if all pellets make contact.
    • This, however, is limited to one tileset, notably the same that will also trigger the Lynx to spawn.
  • TrooperReload

    Trooper Manually Reloading Some Ammo

    Troopers will manually reload some of the shells when initiating a reload, using a separate animation from players. This may be a relic from when the enemy originally used the Strun Strun, and now that players reload the Strun's ammo one shell at a time the Trooper still has trigger to do so as well.

Variants

Arid Trooper General Miscellaneous
DesertShotgunLancerAvatar
Introduced Undetermined
Tileset Grineer Settlement Codex Scans 10
Weapon GrnDBSG Sobek
GrineerCombatKnife Sheev
Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Disruptor 0.57%
Lingering Torment 0.57%
Melee Prowess 0.57%
Pistol Gambit 0.57%
Shocking Touch 0.33%
Sundering Weave 0.33%
80 Endo 0.06%
Cloned Flesh 120
Slash b+ Heat b+ Viral b+++ Impact b Gas b‐‐
Ferrite Armor 100
Puncture b++ Corrosive b+++ Slash b- Blast b-
Affinity 100
Base Level 1

Frontier Trooper General Miscellaneous
Frontier Trooper
Introduced Undetermined
Tileset Grineer Forest Codex Scans 10
Weapon GrnDBSG Sobek
GrineerCombatKnife Sheev
Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Disruptor 0.57%
Lingering Torment 0.57%
Melee Prowess 0.57%
Pistol Gambit 0.57%
Shocking Touch 0.33%
Sundering Weave 0.33%
80 Endo 0.06%
Cloned Flesh 65
Slash b+ Heat b+ Viral b+++ Impact b Gas b‐‐
Ferrite Armor 100
Puncture b++ Corrosive b+++ Slash b- Blast b-
Affinity 100
Base Level 1

Drekar Trooper General Miscellaneous
SeaLabTrooper
Introduced Update 17.0
Tileset Grineer Sealab Codex Scans 10
Weapon GrnDBSG Sobek
GrineerCombatKnife Sheev
Other Drops Boar Boar Blueprint 0.5%
Statistics Mod Drops Disruptor 0.57%
Lingering Torment 0.57%
Melee Prowess 0.57%
Pistol Gambit 0.57%
Patagium 0.33%
Shocking Touch 0.33%
80 Endo 0.06%
Cloned Flesh 120
Slash b+ Heat b+ Viral b+++ Impact b Gas b‐‐
Ferrite Armor 100
Puncture b++ Corrosive b+++ Slash b- Blast b-
Affinity 100
Base Level 1

Kuva Trooper General Miscellaneous
FortressShotgunLancer
Introduced Undetermined
Tileset Kuva Fortress Codex Scans 10
Weapon Hek Hek
GrineerCombatKnife Sheev
Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Disruptor 0.57%
Lingering Torment 0.57%
Melee Prowess 0.57%
Pistol Gambit 0.57%
Shocking Touch 0.33%
Sundering Weave 0.33%
80 Endo 0.06%
Cloned Flesh 120
Slash b+ Heat b+ Viral b+++ Impact b Gas b‐‐
Ferrite Armor 150
Puncture b++ Corrosive b+++ Slash b- Blast b-
Affinity 100
Base Level 1

Tusk Trooper General Miscellaneous
EidolonShotgunLancer
Introduced Undetermined
Tileset Plains of Eidolon Codex Scans 10
Weapon GrineerM16Rifle Karak
Heat b Napalm grenade
GrineerCombatKnife Sheev
Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Disruptor 0.57%
Lingering Torment 0.57%
Melee Prowess 0.57%
Pistol Gambit 0.57%
Shocking Touch 0.33%
Sundering Weave 0.33%
80 Endo 0.06%
Cloned Flesh 120
Slash b+ Heat b+ Viral b+++ Impact b Gas b‐‐
Ferrite Armor 150
Puncture b++ Corrosive b+++ Slash b- Blast b-
Affinity 100
Base Level 1

MediaEdit

  • Comparison between Troopers in space (left) and Settlement (right)
  • Trooper in Grineer Settlement with brown camo.
  • Halloween Trooper after receive a shot with ice mod.
  • Trooper Codex
  • Troopers in combat
  • Grineer Troopers
  • The old Trooper look within U16 after triggering vault alarms

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 17.7
  • Drekar Troopers now have a chance to drop the Boar Blueprint.

Vanilla

  • Introduced.
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