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Troopers are the shotgun-wielding counterpart to the Lancer. Armed with various shotguns, including Sobeks (and previously used Struns, which they are shown holding in the Codex), they lack the accuracy and range of Lancers and outfitted in more heavily armored yellow attire. This makes them comparatively more effective in close quarters, with shotguns and higher armor.

With their Sobek, Troopers deal -20.31% reduced damage to Warframe health at -3.13% armor mitigation (i.e., Warframe armor increased by 3.13% for the calculation of their damage) and +34.38% bonus damage to shields, which is typical for Grineer units, due to their rivals being the Corpus.

TacticsEdit

  • Troopers generally share the tactics of Lancers: hide, shoot and throw grenades. However, they often refrain to take cover and move closer to their targets with their shotgun, making them significantly more dangerous in close range.
  • Troopers will occasionally take cover and blind-fire at their targets, albeit with suffered accuracy; (a) if ever their cover is half of their standing height, almost completely covering most of their weakspots, (b) if standing near a post or an end of a wall, they will rotate their weapons sideways, hiding most of their bodies until moving sideways reveal them.
  • They occasionally throw grenades, and when under cover there is an increased likelihood they will throw one.

NotesEdit

  • On Update 11.0, they are particularly stronger and more durable than the standard Lancers and some lesser units.
  • With accordance to the Sobek used by players, this weapon fires up to 4 individual pellets, although these are inaccurate.
  • Their helmets do not change the hitboxes of their heads compared to the Lancers, instead it distinguishes them from their less armored comrades.
  • Because they utilize shotguns, Troopers have a great chance to deal status effects such as Slash b Slash and Puncture b Puncture

TriviaEdit

  • On Halloween 2013, they were among the Grineer units whose helmets were replaced by Jack-o'-lanterns.
  • Prior to Update 11.0, Troopers in space-based tilesets used to wield the Strun instead of the Sobek. Until Update 16.6 their AIs did not take into account the higher fire rate of the Sobek compared to the Strun, resulting in very sporadic and slow fire. This was fixed in the aforementioned update.
  • Troopers can spawn with their pre-rework variant (Default helmet, Strun) when the vault alarm is triggered in a Spy 2.0 mission. They are far more dangerous, given that Struns are also hit-scan and delivers high Impact b Impact damage if all pellets make contact.
    • This however is limited to one tileset, notably the same that will also trigger the Lynx to spawn.
  • TrooperReload

    Trooper Manually Reloading Some Ammo

    Troopers will manually reload some of the shells when initiating a reload, using a separate animation from players. This may be a relic from when the enemy originally used the Strun, and now that players reload the Struns ammo one shell at a time the Trooper still has trigger to do so as well.


Variants

Arid Trooper General Miscellaneous
DesertShotgunLancerAvatar
Tileset Grineer Settlement Codex Scans 10
Weapon Sobek / Sheev Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Same as regular version
Ferrite Armor 100
Toxin b+ Puncture b++ Corrosive b+++ Slash b- Blast b-
Cloned Flesh 120
Slash b+ Heat b+ Viral b+++ Impact b Gas b‐‐
Base Exp 100
Base Level 1

Frontier Trooper General Miscellaneous
Frontier Trooper
Tileset Grineer Forest Codex Scans 10
Weapon Sobek / Sheev Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Same as regular version
Ferrite Armor 100
Toxin b+ Puncture b++ Corrosive b+++ Slash b- Blast b-
Cloned Flesh 65
Slash b+ Heat b+ Viral b+++ Impact b Gas b‐‐
Base Exp 100
Base Level 1

Drekar Trooper General Miscellaneous
SeaLabTrooper
Tileset Grineer Sealab Codex Scans 10
Weapon Sobek / Sheev Other Drops Boar blueprint
Statistics Mod Drops Same as regular version, but with Patagium instead of Sundering Weave
Ferrite Armor 100
Toxin b+ Puncture b++ Corrosive b+++ Slash b- Blast b-
Cloned Flesh 120
Slash b+ Heat b+ Viral b+++ Impact b Gas b‐‐
Base Exp 100
Base Level 1

Kuva Trooper General Miscellaneous
FortressShotgunLancer
Tileset Kuva Fortress Codex Scans 10
Weapon Hek / Sheev Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Same as regular version
Ferrite Armor 150
Toxin b+ Puncture b++ Corrosive b+++ Slash b- Blast b-
Cloned Flesh 120
Slash b+ Heat b+ Viral b+++ Impact b Gas b‐‐
Base Exp 100
Base Level 1

MediaEdit

  • Comparison between Troopers in space (left) and Settlement (right)
  • Trooper in Grineer Settlement with brown camo.
  • Halloween Trooper after receive a shot with ice mod.
  • Trooper Codex
  • Troopers in combat
  • Grineer Troopers
  • The old Trooper look within U16 after triggering vault alarms


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