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Various bizarrely-shaped machines that have taken different forms and functions to adapt to different goals.
Legend has it that they are war machines left behind by a nation that has already been destroyed. Compared to the more common Ruin Guards, their design has greater value in the study of biomimesis. Exactly why the form and movements of certain deep-sea lifeforms are being imitated is not known. But either way, tangling with them is hardly the best idea.

Ruin Scouts are Elite Enemies that are part of the Ruin Sentinels enemy group and the Automatons family.

For specific locations, see the HoYoLAB Teyvat Interactive Map.


Item Mora.png ≤200 Mora
Item Chaos Gear.png Lv. 1+ Chaos Gear
Item Chaos Axis.png Lv. 40+ Chaos Axis
Item Chaos Oculus.png Lv. 60+ Chaos Oculus
Item Berserker.png3-4★ Set Berserker
Item Instructor.png3-4★ Set Instructor
Item The Exile.png3-4★ Set The Exile


Physical Pyro Hydro Electro Cryo Anemo Geo
50% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Level Scaling
1 308 76 505
5 695 127 525
10 1,215 203 550
15 2,189 321 575
20 3,575 502 600
25 5,004 686 625
30 6,657 820 650
35 8,936 987 675
40 11,953 1,225 700
45 16,057 1,525 725
50 22,023 1,889 750
55 28,576 2,239 775
60 37,208 2,661 800
65 48,917 3,142 825
70 61,539 3,673 850
75 77,003 4,188 875
80 99,274 4,726 900
85 126,832 5,140 925
90 155,821 5,709 950
95 190,800 6,549 975
100 232,932 7,387 1,000

Note that HP and ATK values may change in Co-Op, some Quests, and certain Domains. The change usually involves multiplying some of the values by a constant scale factor.

Abilities and Attacks

Names are unofficial

  • Headbutt: Turning its body on the side, it charges up a lunge to headbutt its target, dealing 130% ATK as Physical DMG. Its core is exposed while charging but is protected while it lunges.
  • Tentacle Spin: The Scout spins its 4 tentacles dealing 40% ATK as AoE Physical DMG. Core is protected.
  • Orb Lay: The Scout quickly charges an energized orb and sets it right below itself. The orb deals 50% ATK as Physical DMG to players that come in contact. When two or more orbs are on the field, the orbs will make an energized beam that connects them, dealing 50% ATK as Physical DMG to players that come in contact. If one of the orbs disappears, the beam connecting to it will disappear. During this whole attack its core is protected.
  • Discharge: Planting itself, the Scout charges up before discharging energy around itself, dealing 100% ATK as Physical DMG. Its core is protected during this attack.
  • Deactivated: After having its core hit twice while exposed, it will fall to the ground and deactivate. During this short time the Scout will not attack.


Ability Logic

  • An ability will only be used if they meet both of the following conditions:
    • The ability is not on cooldown
    • The target is within the range required by the ability
  • If multiple abilities meet both conditions, one will be chosen at random.
  • Global CD is shared with all nearby Ruin Sentinels.
Ability Range Req. (m) CD (s) Initial CD (s) Global CD Action Interval (s) Ignores Act. Int.
Group CD (s)
Tentacle Spin 0–4 12 3 Ruin Sentinel Melee 8 2
Discharge 0–6 12 6 Ruin Sentinel Melee 8
Headbutt 2–10 15–18 Ruin Sentinel Melee 8
Orb Lay 0–20


The easiest of the Ruin Sentinels as its main job is setting up traps and blockades to stop its targets. It can only do close-ranged attacks, meaning any bow user can take them out from afar. However, when two or more Ruin Scouts are together, they go from being an easy enemy to a moderate annoyance. As the two Scouts will now always form a connection with their Orb Lay attack, one of them can headbutt you and the other can charge up its Discharge attack. It should be noted that you must not stand on high constructs when fighting them as they will just lose focus of you and return to their spawn point.



Other Languages

LanguageOfficial NameLiteral Meaning
EnglishRuin Scout
Yíjī Zhēnchá-zhě
Ruin Scout
Yíjī Zhēnchá-zhě
Iseki Teisatsusha
Ruin Scout
Korean유적 정찰자
Yujeok Jeongchalja
Ruin Scout
SpanishExplorador de las RuinasExplorer of the Ruins
FrenchÉclaireur des ruinesRuin Scout
RussianРуинный шпион
Ruinnyy shpion
ThaiRuin Scout
VietnameseTrinh Sát Di TíchRuin Scout
GermanRuinenspäherRuin Scout
IndonesianRuin Scout
PortugueseBatedor das Ruínas

Change History

Released in Version 2.0