Biome Features

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Biome Features are features within the Planetary Regions of Hoxxes IV that can be aesthetic, beneficial, or hazardous to the players. They vary between biome with the majority being exclusive to particular biomes.

Crystalline Caverns[edit | edit source]

Item Type Description
Functional
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Blue Crystals
Supportive Blue crystals emitting bright light which greatly helps with navigation.
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Electrocrystals
Hazardous/Supportive Will shock and slow anyone that comes in contact. Electricity travels through nearby crystals.
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Spider Web
Hazardous Temporarily slows down and impairs the vision of any players running into it, can be burnt with the Flamethrower or Breach Cutter.
Rocks
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Plain Quartz
Neutral Pink crystals which can be easily destroyed, often commented on how useless it is.
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Plain Quartz
Neutral Circle structure formed of crystals. They can spawn on their own, or in group.
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Mineral Chimney
Neutral Rock formations letting out smoke from their holes.
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Wall Eye
Neutral Organic eyes with purple bits surrounding them covering the walls of a cave. Damaging an eye will make it close for a short while. Also found in Radioactive Exclusion Zone.

Dense Biozone[edit | edit source]

Item Type Description
Functional
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Elevator Plant
Supportive Large plants capable of moving Dwarves up or down when stepped on, or when the glowing bulb on the plant is damaged.
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Glowlit
Supportive Once approached, it will open up with a glowing purple bulb lighting up a small area. The bulb will close up if it is hit.
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Exploding Plant
Hazardous/Supportive Glowing plants of varying size that explode violently when damaged. The larger the plant, the less damage needed to detonate it and the larger the explosion. Large amounts of then will commonly be found in groups, leading to the possibility of an explosive chain reaction.

Different color to the explosive plants found in the Magma Core and Fungus Bogs, but functionally identical.

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Ejector Cacti
Hazardous Plants that launch spiked projectiles in many directions at once, capable of damaging Dwarves, enemies, and detonating Exploding Plants.
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Spider Web
Hazardous Temporarily slows down and impairs the vision of any players running into it, can be burnt with a Flamethrower.
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Glyphid Eggs
Hazardous Glyphid Swarmers burst out if an egg is damaged. Random chance all the nearby eggs will burst as well.
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Cave Urchin
Hazardous Small spiky cactus-like plants which damages any dwarves that come into contact with it.
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Trapatactus
Hazardous An egg shaped plant with many small holes around it. When attacked or approached spikes will shoot out of each hole and retract.
Vegetation
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Coral Tongue
Neutral Small cyan colored tentacles which aimlessly wiggle around.
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Glowing Flora
Neutral Tiny green flora that glows in the dark, which can assist with cave navigation.
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Cave Coral
Neutral Large coral formations often found in large caves.
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Cave Coral
Neutral Medium cave coral often found in larger caves.
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Cave Coral
Neutral Medium cave coral often found in larger caves.
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Cave Coral
Neutral Medium cave coral often found in larger caves.
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Cave Coral
Neutral Medium cave coral often found in larger caves.

Fungus Bogs[edit | edit source]

Item Type Description
Functional
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Glow Tree
Supportive Trees with various bioluminescent bulbs at the end of its branches. The bulbs will shed a purple light on the surrounding area if they are shot or hit with a pickaxe, hitting all five bulbs will make the tree light up permanently.
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Steam Geyser
Hazardous/Supportive Rocky geysers which periodically spray hot gas and liquid, propelling dwarves in its faced direction (usually upwards.) If destroyed they will explode violently, dealing large amounts of damage to any enemy or dwarf nearby.
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Exploding Plant
Hazardous/Supportive Glowing plants of varying size that explode violently when damaged. The larger the plant, the less damage needed to detonate it and the larger the explosion.
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Sticky Goo
Hazardous/supportive Thick bubbly green gunk. Slows down any dwarves or glyphids attempting to pass through it. it also reduces fall damage if landed on.
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Poison Spores Fungus
Hazardous Releases harmful green lingering vapors when a dwarf gets too close, causing damage over time. They also release vapors when destroyed.
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Glyphid Eggs
Hazardous Glyphid Swarmers burst out if an egg is damaged. Random chance all the nearby eggs will burst as well.
Vegetation
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Blue Plateau Xenofungus
Neutral Large, flat, plate-shaped fungus that grow out of the walls and can support a dwarf's weight.
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Tall Helmet Xenofungus
Neutral Tall fungus with an irregular texture that are often surrounded by smaller iterations of themselves.
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Grey Bell Xenofungus
Neutral Tall fungus that are grey and black and are often surrounded by smaller iterations of themselves.
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Brown Puffball Fungus
Neutral Tall and chunky fungus that are brown with purple gasses emitting from the largest in the family.
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Hanging Grassy Vines
Neutral Masses of grassy material that hang down from the roof and obstruct vision.
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Rare Glowing Xenofungus
Neutral Rare xenofungus. Glows blue in the darkness, making it easy to spot.

Glacial Strata[edit | edit source]

Item Type Description
Functional
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Oasis
Supportive Warm heat vent with lush red vegetation growing in close proximity. Raises a dwarves temperature meter quickly when they are near.
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Cryo Foamer
Supportive Cyan colored plants containing a liquid. When damage sufficiently, it will burst and the liquid inside will immediately freeze horizontally, forming a stable platform to stand on.
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Cryo Bulb
Hazardous/Supportive Blue bulb plants that explode when damaged, releasing icy gas. This gas will freeze any dwarves or enemies nearby before dissipating.
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Cold Vent
Hazardous/Supportive Cracks in the walls periodically releasing blasts of freezing air that lowers a dwarves temperature quickly.
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Smooth Ice
Hazardous/Supportive Slippery ice making dwarves slip and slide, impairing movement. Sliding speed is not restricted to a dwarf's movement speed.
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Unstable Ice
Hazardous/Supportive Large green icicles jutting out of the ceiling which fall down if damaged or an explosion occurs nearby. They shatter on impact.
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Deep Snow
Hazardous/Supportive Large piles of deep snow that impedes the movement of any dwarf walking through it. However, the deep snow will also reduce fall damage if landed on.
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Blizzard
Hazardous Impairs vision and slowly freezes all Dwarves in the cave, while also reducing movement speed of creatures and Dwarves. Fog will become much more dense seconds before a blizzard hits.
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Crevasse Crack
Hazardous Once stepped on will break into a crevasse trapping any unfortunate dwarves that fall inside. Rock platforms do form inside the crevasse for easier escape.
Other
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Icicle
Neutral Small horizontal stalactites jutting out of the ceiling.

Magma Core[edit | edit source]

Item Type Description
Functional
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Exploding Plant
Hazardous/Supportive Glowing plants of varying size that explode violently when damaged. The larger the plant, the less damage needed to detonate it and the larger the explosion.
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Lava Geyser
Hazardous Rocky geysers which periodically spit out lava upward and burns anyone near it or directly in contact with it. Once destroyed they will explode violently, dealing large amounts of damage to any enemy or dwarf in the vicinity.
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Hot Rock
Hazardous Hot rock which deals damage to any dwarf and glyphid stepping on it. It can be found in large patches on the floor, but also appears from explosive damage made to the ground.
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Quake
Hazardous The cave violently shakes, slowing down the dwarves and creatures movement. It can also create crevices around the dwarves.
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Small Lava Geysers
Hazardous Groups of small holes in the ground which periodically shoot lava a short distance upwards and deal a small amount of burn damage to anything standing in the jets.
Vegetation
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Yellow Tubel
Neutral Tube shaped plant sucking in particles through the yellow tip.
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Chromepuff
Neutral Puffy flower with chrome coloring.
Rocks
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Mineral Chimney
Neutral Rock formations letting out smoke from their holes. Also found in Crystalline Caverns.

Radioactive Exclusion Zone[edit | edit source]

Item Type Description
Functional
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Volatile Uranium
Hazardous Highly active uranium crystals, will damage anything that approaches it. Can be disabled by attacking the crystal's center.
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Spider Web
Hazardous Temporarily slows down and impairs the vision of any players running into it, can be burnt with a Flamethrower.
Other
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Breather
Neutral Strange mouth mutation of flora, seems to breathe aimlessly.
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Radipuff
Neutral Mutated result of a puffy flower.
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Inert Uranium
Neutral An exhausted uranium crystal, no longer poses any danger.
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Tumorous Growth
Neutral Highly mutated tumors embedded into the cave's surfaces.
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Rock-Tree
Neutral A fossilised tree that shatters when mined.
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Wall Eye
Neutral Organic eyes with purple bits surrounding them covering the walls of a cave. Damaging an eye will make it close for a short while. Also found in Crystalline Caverns.

Salt Pits[edit | edit source]

Item Type Description
Functional
BF Glowing Salt Crystals.png
Glowing Salt Crystal
Supportive White crystals emitting bright light which greatly helps with navigation.
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Unstable Crystal/White Crystal
Hazardous/Supportive Large white crystals jutting out of the ceiling which can fall down if damaged or an exploder detonates near it. Once the crystal falls its name changes to "White Crystal" from "Unstable Crystal".
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Unstable Platform
Hazardous/Supportive Jagged platform which can temporarily hold a dwarf before shattering.
Rocks
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Red Crystals
Neutral Large amount of tiny red crystals which break when running through them.
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Red Salt Crystal
Neutral Big red salt crystal which can be destroyed easily.
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Salt Crystal
Neutral Salt crystal formations.
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Stalactite
Neutral Harmless red rock formations hanging from the ceiling.

Sandblasted Corridors[edit | edit source]

Item Type Description
Functional
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Explosive Spore
Hazardous/Supportive Plant holding a large explosive spore which will pop out if damaged. The spore explodes on impact and regenerates after a few seconds.
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Sandstorm
Hazardous Impairs vision and slows down movement of all dwarves in the cave. Creatures only have their movement speed affected. Fog will become much more dense seconds before a sandstorm hits.
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Wind Tunnel
Hazardous Periodically blasts air and sand out horizontally. This can launch dwarves very far, which can be fatal.
Other
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Fossilized Xenoform
Neutral Fossilized giant bones of alien creatures.
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Rock-Tree
Neutral A fossilised tree that shatters when mined.

Hollow Bough[edit | edit source]

Item Type Description
Functional
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Dry Thorn Tumble
Neutral A tumble weed-like plant which can be kicked around by the player.
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Bough Cone
Neutral A giant white acorn which can be kicked around by the player.
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Creeper Vine
Hazardous A thin red parasitic vine that rapidly retracts when damaged by the player.
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Bloated Vine
Hazardous A bloated form of the creeper vine that does not react to the player, but which has hazardous spiked that will regularly retract and shoot out.
Other
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Corpse Feeder
Neutral A strange larva-like creature that wriggles and retreats into the wall when the player comes near.

Azure Weald[edit | edit source]

Item Type Description
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Supportive Pillars in circle emitting light.
Provides a 50% damage reduction buff to both Dwarves and creatures inside the radius of its effect and lasts 15 seconds after leaving the area.
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Magic Hole
Supportive A large hole emitting bright light.
Grants low gravity and gives +30% movement speed for 15 seconds.
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Void Basket
Neutral A basket like plant emitting purple light and a low humming noise.