Investigator allows the Helios Sentinel to scan objects and enemies it encounters. This consumes Codex Scanner, or Synthesis Scanner charges.


Rank Range (m) Duration (s) Cost
0 +20m +5.0s 4
1 +26m +4.4s 5
2 +32m +3.8s 6
3 +38m +3.2s 7
4 +44m +2.6s 8
5 +50m +2.0s 9


  • Helios' scans will not give the player Simaris standing, even if Synthesis Scanner charges were used, however each scan will reward the player with affinity, like a normal Codex Scanner use would.
  • You must have a codex scanner or Synthesis Scanner equipped in your gear for Helios to use scan charges from; there is no warning if you go into a mission without any charges (Helios will just not scan anything).
    • The order of scanner usage is Codex Scanners then Synthesis Scanners. Once you are out of Codex Scanners, Helios will begin to consume Synthesis Scanners.
  • If one has a Sol-Battery Widget, these scans will not drain charges from the Synthesis Scanners, allowing for free scanning. (Make sure to not equip any Codex Scanners, since Codex Scanners are consumed first regardless of Sol-Battery Widget.)

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  • helios

    23 messages
    • Well this post is pretty old, but my question fits to the topic so: I don´t have Helios or the Widget yet, so I´m not able to test it myse...
    • no it dont work helios consumes your synthesis scanners if you have one it cinsumes one and then dont scan anymore

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