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Butchers are Grineer units that wield single Cleavers. They lack the armor and ranged firepower standard Grineer units possess, making them much easier to kill; in exchange, they can move quicker and deal more damage with their melee weapons. Butchers will wind-up their attacks for a split second, making it possible for players to dodge.

TacticsEdit

  • Their attacking style is simple, running towards their target straight forward. This makes them easy targets to kill with non-hitscan weapons, added with their low durability.
  • As of Update 11.0, they have a chance to inflict a Slashing status proc, dealing damage directly to players' health. In Hotfix 11.3.2 the Slashing status proc has now been reduced, to reduce chances of unranked frames getting killed.
  • Decoys are prone to short life due to the effectiveness of the Butchers as they tend to attack these first.

NotesEdit

  • Butchers have a level limit of 15, frequently seen in low level Survival and Defense missions. The treatment of spawning is similar with the Grineer Lancers, as the Butchers are seemingly replaced by either Grineer Flameblades, Powerfists or Scorpions in higher level missions.

TriviaEdit

  • In early versions of the game, Butchers were called Sawmen and wielded Glaives with a spinning animation which had a distinctive sound. Update 7.11 changed their weapon to the single cleaver they use now, but their names were never changed to reflect this until Update 11.0. Well Of Life still depicts a handsaw-armed Butcher.
    • At some point late into Update 10.0, they were given personal shielding to increase their durability. This was removed in Update 11.
  • Butchers are the only units in the game that are capable of slicing corpses to pieces unlike other melee combatants, a rather fitting attribute to their namesake.
  • An undocumented addition to Update 15.8 added reindeer antlers to the top of butchers helmet.
  • In the back of the Red Veil room within the Tenno Relays, there is what appears to be a butcher who is bound within Warframe dissecting equipment as seen within the Zanuka Project, about to be dismembered by one of the Veil's members who wields a Heat Sword.
  • The Butcher's weapon, a single Cleaver, is a one handed version of the Dual Cleavers.

Variants

Arid Butcher General Miscellaneous
DesertBladeSawmanAvatar
Tileset Grineer Settlement Codex Scans 20
Weapon Cleaver Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Blunderbuss (1.14%)
Perpetual Agony (1.14%)
Fever Strike (0.13%)
North Wind (0.13%)
Reflex Coil (0.13%)
Rifle Aptitude (0.13%)
50 Endo (0.13%)
Flow (0.03%)
Tranquil Cleave (0.03%)
Cloned Flesh 50
Slash b+ Heat b+ Viral b+++ Impact b Gas b‐‐
Ferrite Armor 5
Toxin b+ Puncture b++ Corrosive b+++ Slash b- Blast b-
Base Exp 50
Base Level 1

Frontier Butcher General Miscellaneous
ForestButcher
Tileset Grineer Forest Codex Scans 20
Weapon Cleaver Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Blunderbuss (1.14%)
Perpetual Agony (1.14%)
Fever Strike (0.13%)
North Wind (0.13%)
Reflex Coil (0.13%)
Rifle Aptitude (0.13%)
50 Endo (0.13%)
Flow (0.03%)
Tranquil Cleave (0.03%)
Cloned Flesh 50
Slash b+ Heat b+ Viral b+++ Impact b Gas b‐‐
Ferrite Armor 5
Toxin b+ Puncture b++ Corrosive b+++ Slash b- Blast b-
Base Exp 50
Base Level 1

Drekar Butcher General Miscellaneous
SeaLabButcher
Tileset Grineer Sealab Codex Scans 20
Weapon Cleaver Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Fast Hands (0.57%)
Point Strike (0.57%)
Pressure Point (0.57%)
Shattering Impact (0.57%)
Reflex Coil (0.33%)
Smite Grineer (0.33%)
Condition Overload (0.02%)
Ice Spring (0.02%)
80 Endo (0.02%)
Cloned Flesh 50
Slash b+ Heat b+ Viral b+++ Impact b Gas b‐‐
Ferrite Armor 5
Toxin b+ Puncture b++ Corrosive b+++ Slash b- Blast b-
Base Exp 50
Base Level 1

Kuva Butcher General Miscellaneous
FortressBladeSawman
Tileset Kuva Fortress Codex Scans 20
Weapon Cleaver Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Fast Hands (0.57%)
Point Strike (0.57%)
Pressure Point (0.57%)
15 Endo (0.57%)
North Wind (0.17%)
Reflex Coil (0.17%)
Smite Grineer (0.17%)
50 Endo (0.17%)
Flow (0.03%)
80 Endo (0.03%)
Cloned Flesh 50
Slash b+ Heat b+ Viral b+++ Impact b Gas b‐‐
Ferrite Armor 5
Toxin b+ Puncture b++ Corrosive b+++ Slash b- Blast b-
Base Exp 50
Base Level 1

Kuva Butcher General Miscellaneous
EidolonBladeSawman
Tileset Plains of Eidolon Codex Scans 20
Weapon Cleaver Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Fast Hands (0.57%)
Point Strike (0.57%)
Pressure Point (0.57%)
15 Endo (0.57%)
North Wind (0.17%)
Reflex Coil (0.17%)
Smite Grineer (0.17%)
50 Endo (0.17%)
Flow (0.03%)
80 Endo (0.03%)
Cloned Flesh 50
Slash b+ Heat b+ Viral b+++ Impact b Gas b‐‐
Ferrite Armor 5
Toxin b+ Puncture b++ Corrosive b+++ Slash b- Blast b-
Base Exp 50
Base Level 1

MediaEdit

  • Butcher Codex
  • Butcher
  • Frontier Butcher
  • Arid Butcher
  • Previous version Butchers (Sawmen)
  • Butchers (formerly Sawmen) prior to Update 7.11
  • The Christmas reskin

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