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Grineer Bombards wield the Ogris, whose projectiles have a minor homing ability; these rockets can be shot down. In larger areas their rockets are more easily avoidable, but they can be quite dangerous in enclosed areas, due to the large blast radius of the rockets. They can be identified by their white/grey armor. They have a significantly high amount of armor, which makes most weapons without Puncture b Puncture damage almost useless. Like other heavy Grineer units, Bombards can also perform seismic shockwaves when players get too close, knocking them down with a radial blast. This ability has a long cooldown and can be used more than once over a long period of time.

The Blast damage from their Ogris has no special modifiers to Warframe health, armor or shields, which positions the Bombard at the armored health focused end of the Grineer damage spectrum, together with the Scorch and Napalm.

Farming TipsEdit

These tips are based on opinion and may not be true. They should be viewed as advice and not solid facts.

  • Playing Mobile Defense/Defense/Survival seems to spawn Bombards after 5 Waves or 10 Minutes. Mobile Defense has them spawning right at the beginning.
    • Kiste, Ceres (mobile defense) appears to be a good area to farm Bombards.

TacticsEdit

  • Though bearing similar tactics to those of the Grineer Napalm, the Bombard can run and fire full blast against stationary targets with a fire rate faster than the Napalm.
  • Their attention to targets is tunnel-visioned, in spite of their AoE weaponry, thus frequently points at one enemy at a time.
  • When encountered a Bombard can be "startled", forcing him in delivering a panic shot towards the attacker. This rocket is three times faster than a regular Ogris shot and does not home onto targets.
  • Rockets are very dangerous:
    • AoE damage penetrates solid walls (cover is ineffective)
    • AoE damage can set off Explosive Barrels
    • Homing capabilities make them trickier to dodge
  • Rocket base damage is 65 damage at level 1.
  • Getting behind a rocket by sliding under or jumping over it is often the only safe option (rocket only follows targets within a 270 degree cone)
  • Rockets can be shot down with good enough aim, though it must be done quickly to avoid inflicting self-damage.
  • Rockets can collide with any object, including corpses. They are also affected by Mag's Magnetize ability.
  • Often, in large areas, rockets have been observed to completely circle around the player after missing them and coming in for another pass, but often when the rocket collides after some time being airborne, the physical rocket will be gone but the sound of it will continue for quite some time afterwards.
    • If the rockets stay alive and on course towards their targets for more than 20 seconds, they will stop producing smoke on their exhausts, but this does not stop their warheads from exploding.
  • Along with Damage 2.0, Bombards deliver a Blast b Blast status, causing, by chance, significant knockbacks to those who are caught in the blasts of the rockets.
    • It is advised to use Knockdown resistance mods such as Sure Footed and Fortitude to reduce these risks.

TipsEdit

  • Using a slam attack to deliver a knockdown can be extremely effective, as with all heavy units, by making it vulnerable to finishers.
  • Utilizing the Bullet Jump or roll maneuvers can allow players to dodge incoming missiles.

TriviaEdit

  • Before Update 11.0, the Bombard and the rest of the heavy Grineer units used to have powerful shields and reduced armor.
  • A Bombard is a cannon or mortar used in medieval times. During sieges they were used to break down the walls of the enemy fortress so the army could get to the enemy. This description fits the Bombard nicely as they will often break players out of cover with rocket blasts and provide a heavy source of firepower for the troops in front. 
  • If playing as Valkyr, one can Rip Line onto a rocket fired by the Bombard (or Ogris in general). 

Variants

Kuva Bombard General Miscellaneous
FortressRocketBombard
Tileset Grineer Asteroid Fortress Codex Scans 3
Weapon AT Ogris
Sheev (Disarmed)
Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops True Steel (0.76%)
Warm Coat (0.76%)
15 Endo (0.76%)
Expel Grineer (0.33%)
Tactical Pump (0.33%)
Crimson Dervish (0.01%)
Sanctuary (0.01%)
Sure Footed (0.01%)
80 Endo (0.01%)
Cloned Flesh 300
Slash b+ Heat b+ Viral b+++ Impact b Gas b‐‐
Alloy Armor 500
Puncture b+Cold b+Radiation b+++Slash b‐‐Electricity b‐‐Magnetic b‐‐
Base Exp 500
Base Level 4

Tusk Bombard General Miscellaneous
Tusk Bombard
Tileset Plains of Eidolon Codex Scans 3
Weapon Ogris
Sheev (Disarmed)
Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops True Steel (0.76%)
Warm Coat (0.76%)
15 Endo (0.76%)
Expel Grineer (0.33%)
Tactical Pump (0.33%)
Crimson Dervish (0.01%)
Sanctuary (0.01%)
Sure Footed (0.01%)
80 Endo (0.01%)
Cloned Flesh 300
Slash b+ Heat b+ Viral b+++ Impact b Gas b‐‐
Alloy Armor 500
Puncture b+Cold b+Radiation b+++Slash b‐‐Electricity b‐‐Magnetic b‐‐
Base Exp 500
Base Level 4
  • Uses a normal Ogris instead of the usual AT Ogris.
  • Has the same laser sights and charge-up sound as the Ballista.

Tusk Mortar Bombard General Miscellaneous
EidolonMortarBombard
Tileset Plains of Eidolon Codex Scans 3
Weapon Kraken/Mortar
Sheev (Disarmed)
Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops True Steel (0.76%)
Warm Coat (0.76%)
15 Endo (0.76%)
Expel Grineer (0.33%)
Tactical Pump (0.33%)
Crimson Dervish (0.01%)
Sanctuary (0.01%)
Sure Footed (0.01%)
80 Endo (0.01%)
Cloned Flesh 350
Slash b+ Heat b+ Viral b+++ Impact b Gas b‐‐
Alloy Armor 500
Puncture b+Cold b+Radiation b+++Slash b‐‐Electricity b‐‐Magnetic b‐‐
Base Exp  ?
Base Level  ?
  • Long range artillery, very dangerous.
  • Immune to backstab finishers.
  • Has no eximus variant.

Nightwatch Bombard General Miscellaneous
NightwatchBombard
Mission Tactical Alert Codex Scans 3
Weapon AT Ogris
Sheev (Disarmed)
Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops None
Cloned Flesh 300
Slash b+ Heat b+ Viral b+++ Impact b Gas b‐‐
Ferrite Armor 500
Toxin b+ Puncture b++ Corrosive b+++ Slash b- Blast b-
Base Exp 500
Base Level 1
  • Has no eximus variant.

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