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Scarab Swarm
Charge to transform health into hardened scarab armor. Discharge to blast enemies with a scarab swarm; survivors have their health drained and bestowed on allies.
Strength:100 / 150 / 175 / 200
Duration:6 / 10 / 12 / 15 s
Range:20 / 22 / 25 / 30 m (cast range)
6 / 10 / 12 / 15 m (heal radius)
Misc:5 m (spread radius)

  • Inaros becomes immobile and converts his health into Scarab Armor, which permanently increases his base armor up to 100%. When the ability is charged by holding down the ability key (default 4 ), Inaros loses 29 points of health for every 1% of converted additional bonus armor, for a total of 2,900 health lost to fully charge the armor. Inaros will continue in the animation until releasing the ability key or Inaros only has 2 points of health left but the health drain will stop once the bonus armor has reached 100%.
    • The armor bonus is an additive bonus from Inaros' base armor value; fully charged Scarab Armor will give Inaros 400 armor, while combining it with a maxed rank Steel Fiber will grant him 620 armor.
    • The armor bonus granted by Scarab Swarm is not affected by Ability Strength.
    • Charging Scarab Armor causes Inaros to lose all momentum and fall to the ground.
    • Inaros is immune to stagger, knockback and knockdown effects while charging Scarab Armor.
    • The current bonus armor value is displayed on the ability icon and below the Scarab Armor buff icon beside Inaros' health indicator.
    • Scarab Armor can be removed by casting a swarm projectile, entering a Nullifier Crewman's bubble, moving too close to a Comba or Scrambus, by being dispelled, or falling into a pit. Scarab Armor bonus cannot be removed by enemy weapons fire.
    • When Scarab Armor is dispelled, all health previously converted into armor is instantly refunded to Inaros provided his health is not at maximum value.
      • This can be used as a form of emergency healing. By running on purpose into a Nullifier bubble, you can instantly get up to 2,900 points of health back.
  • While Scarab Armor is active and an enemy target is near the aiming reticle, Inaros can consume 25 energy and convert 25% of his total bonus armor into a swarm projectile by tapping the ability key (default 4 ).
    • Energy cost is affected by Ability Efficiency. Scarab Armor cost is not.
    • Scarab Swarm projectile cannot be cast while Scarab Armor value is below 25%.
    • The swarm projectile is launched near the end of the casting animation, allowing the player time to adjust the trajectory before the animation ends.
    • Launching scarab attack while the enemy is under effect of another scarab effect, will not refresh the debuff.
    • The swarm projectile possesses innate Punch Through and does not bypass obstacles in the environment.
  • Once in flight, the swarm projectile travels up to 20 / 22 / 25 / 30 meters away before dissipating, infesting all enemies with scarabs on contact. Swarmed enemies will flail in panic and receive 100 / 150 / 175 / 200 Corrosive b Corrosive damage per second for 6 / 10 / 12 / 15 seconds, during which they cannot move or use special abilities, but can periodically attack. Each swarm host generates a 6 / 10 / 12 / 15 meter radius aura that converts damage dealt by Scarab Swarm into health for Inaros and his allies in range. Scarab Swarm can spread all of its effects to any unaffected enemies within a 5 meter radius from a swarm host for 100% of its remaining duration.
  • Swarm projectile cast animation of 1.25 seconds is affected by Natural Talent and Speed Drift. Charging scarab armor or launching scarab attack while stationary will prevent movement, however casting scarab attack while moving will not interrupt movement.

Main article: Negation Swarm

Scarab Swarm is a Warframe Augment Mod for Inaros that allows Scarab Swarm to block incoming Status Effects, draining a percentage of bonus Armor for every Status Effect blocked.

Rank Armor Consumption Cost
0 6% 6
1 5% 7
2 4% 8
3 3% 9

Tips & Tricks
  • It is more energy efficient to cast a Scarab Swarm attack on a single enemy in the middle of a large, clustered group, and allowing the swarm spreading effect to infect all nearby enemies. This is particularly effective against Infested that naturally tend to clump together in groups.


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