Wardens are special units that appear in Rescue missions, tasked with protecting prison complexes where hostages are kept. They appear as Heavy Gunners or Ballistas for Grineer missions, Corrupted Heavy Gunner for Orokin Moon missions, and Sniper Crewman and Corpus Tech for Corpus missions, and are more durable than normal units. They are however highly vulnerable to stealth attacks and takedowns.

Variants

Corpus Warden General Miscellaneous
DECorpusWarden.png
Introduced Undetermined
Tileset Corpus Gas City
Corpus Ship
Corpus Outpost
Corpus Ice Planet
Codex Scans 3
Weapon CorpusSniperRifle.png Lanka
CorpusMachineGun.png Supra
Prova8point2.png Prova
Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Point Strike 1.1382%
15 Endo 1.1382%
Charged Shell 0.1659%
Cleanse Grineer 0.1659%
Swirling Tiger 0.1659%
50 Endo 0.1659%
Handspring 0.0603%
Flesh 400
Slash b.svg+ Toxin b.png++ Viral b.png++ Impact b.svg- Gas b.png-
Proto Shield 300
Impact b.svg+Toxin b.png+Magnetic b.png+++Puncture b.svg‐‐Heat b.png‐‐Corrosive b.png‐‐
Base Multiplier Stealth/Finisher: 16.0x
Head: 2.0x
Affinity 500
Base Level 1

Corrupted Warden General Miscellaneous
OrokinHeavyFemaleAvatar.png
Introduced Undetermined
Tileset Orokin Moon Codex Scans 3
Weapon Gorgon.png Gorgon
Vulkar.png Vulkar
GrineerCombatKnife.png Sheev
Other Drops Gorgon.png Gorgon Blueprint 1%
Statistics Mod Drops Blunderbuss 0.5691%
Magazine Warp 0.5691%
Slip Magazine 0.5691%
15 Endo 0.5691%
Shell Compression 0.3318%
50 Endo 0.3318%
Decisive Judgement 0.0303%
80 Endo 0.0303%
Cloned Flesh 600
Slash b.svg+ Heat b.png+ Viral b.png+++ Impact b.svg Gas b.png‐‐
Ferrite Armor 500
Puncture b.svg++ Corrosive b.png+++ Slash b.svg- Blast b.png-
Base Multiplier Stealth/Finisher: 16.0x
Head: 2.0x
Affinity 500
Base Level 1

Grineer Warden General Miscellaneous
DEGrineerWarden.png
Introduced Undetermined
Tileset Grineer Asteroid
Grineer Galleon
Grineer Settlement
Grineer Shipyard
Codex Scans 3
Weapon Gorgon.png Gorgon
Hind.png Hind (Vor's Prize)
Vulkar.png Vulkar
GrineerCombatKnife.png Sheev
Other Drops Gorgon.png Gorgon Blueprint 1%
Statistics Mod Drops Blunderbuss 0.5691%
Magazine Warp 0.5691%
Slip Magazine 0.5691%
15 Endo 0.5691%
Shell Compression 0.3318%
50 Endo 0.3318%
Decisive Judgement 0.0303%
80 Endo 0.0303%
Cloned Flesh 600
Slash b.svg+ Heat b.png+ Viral b.png+++ Impact b.svg Gas b.png‐‐
Ferrite Armor 500
Puncture b.svg++ Corrosive b.png+++ Slash b.svg- Blast b.png-
Base Multiplier Stealth/Finisher: 16.0x
Head: 2.0x
Affinity 500
Base Level 1

Tactics[edit | edit source]

  • Wardens can only be found in the prison complex tile of a Rescue mission, usually appearing in quantities of 3 to 4 units, though they can sometimes spawn up to a maximum of 10 units.
  • When a player has been spotted, they will quickly activate the prison complex's Execution system, which sets off a timer counting down to the prisoner being killed.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Due to their durability, Wardens can be tough to face head-on, which may make rescuing the hostage difficult. However, they are highly vulnerable to Stealth Attacks, taking +1600% or effectively 16x more damage, therefore one can usually be killed in a single hit despite their durability. Use this to eliminate Wardens from a position of stealth.
    • Apart from stealth attacks, Wardens also share the same vulnerability to Counterattack Finishers, allowing players to kill them instantly if fighting them directly.
  • Wardens have a stricter and more predictable patrol route than most enemies, which can be used to avoid them or set up stealth kills.
  • The codex scanner can be used to highlight the location of any wardens, even through walls.
  • Excalibur's Radial Blind can be useful for taking down Wardens since they are highly vulnerable to Stealth Attacks.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Despite being based off Heavy Gunners, Grineer Wardens will sometimes be seen carrying Vulkar.png Vulkars instead. Corpus Wardens will also sometimes carry a CorpusMachineGun.png Supra instead of their normal CorpusSniperRifle.png Lanka sniper rifles.
  • Like many other enemies, Wardens can also spawn as Eximus units. Warden Eximus units feature Life Leech ability and improved movement speed.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Eximus of both the Grineer, Corpus and Corrupted Wardens have 601 Cloned flesh and 401 Flesh respectively.
    • These are the only Eximus variants to have 1 armor value higher than their non Eximus counterparts.
  • Corpus Warden currently cannot be cut to pieces by slash weapons. Other enemies that share this bug include the Elite Crewman and Grineer Commander.

Media[edit | edit source]

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Hotfix 27.5.4

  • Fixed Wardens in Rescue missions sometimes teleporting ahead of the player en route to extraction.

Update 13.2

  • Introduced.

See also[edit | edit source]

  • Rescue, which introduced this enemy type.
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