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The pride of the Tusk fleet, the Bolkor is the ideal platform from which to mount ground operations. Equipped with a high capacity rotary canon, densely plated and with enough space to carry a platoon, the Bolkor holds its own raining down fire and dropping squad after squad at regular intervals.

The Bolkor is a Grineer gunship, that is used to bring in high numbers of reinforcements on Plains of Eidolon.


  • Unlike the harmless Firbolgs, Bolkors are very effective at suppressing Tenno with their cannons, located under the ship. This minigun has its own hit-points and can be attacked with the player's weapons and powers. Once the minigun is disabled, the Bolkor usually retreats.
  • Passengers are protected by the Bolkor's hull and cannot be killed while in transit. However, they deploy much slower than from Firbolg and still are vulnerable while the rear ramp is lowered.
  • If the ship is left unattended, it will drop several waves of Grineer. [citation needed]
  • Engines and maneuver legs are somewhat vulnerable, however destroying the whole Bolkor would still take time.
  • Bolkors are more common in high level instances of the Plains, and can be found over the hills of Plains more frequently than near the shore.


  • SleightOfHand130xDark.png Sleight Of Hand will affect the Bolkor's turrets, allowing them to target nearby Grineer troops instead of the Tenno. This can be difficult to apply however, as the Bolkor usually operates at an altitude well out of reach of most Warframe abilities.
  • MagIcon272.png Mag's Magnetize130xDark.png Magnetize can be incredibly useful when fighting the Bolkor's turrets, as it not only prevents the turret from shooting the Tenno, but also drastically increases the hitbox of the turret, which is usually quite small.
  • A fully-modded Opticor.png Opticor can be incredibly useful when fighting the Bolkor itself, as the weapon is not only hitscan, but also carries a powerful blast.
  • Warframes such as RhinoIcon272.png Rhino can also be very useful when fighting Bolkors, as a Roar130xDark.png Roar from a Rhino can make fighting them much easier. A NidusIcon272.png Nidus can also use their ParasiticLink130xDark.png Parasitic Link to further increase weapon damage for allies.



Patch History[]

Update 31.5 (2022-04-27)

  • Fixed white explosions in Grineer Dropships debris FX.

Update 29.8 (2021-02-11)

  • Fixed Bonewidow's Meathook working against Coildrives and Dropships. As reported here.

Update 28.3 (2020-08-12)

  • Fixed enemies in Dropships not counting towards the number of living enemies until they dropped down, causing some spawning counting issues.

Update 27.2 (2020-03-05)

  • (Undocumented) Health type changed from Robotic to Machinery.

Update 22.10 (2018-01-25)

  • Lowered health from 650 to 550 and armor from 100 to 75 of the big Dropship Turret.

Update 22.0 (2017-10-12)

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 22.10 (2018-01-25)

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