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The Brood Nexus is one of the great mysteries of Hoxxes. While we know for a fact that Glyphids hatch from eggs, these malodorous, organic protuberances nonetheless expel freshly birthed and ravenous Glyphid Swarmers. It's theorized that the Brood Nexus is a completely separate genus, somehow able to replicate the DNA of other species, and use their "designs" for its own protection. Either way, if you meet one, take it out with extreme prejudice.
— Miner's Manual Description

The Glyphid Brood Nexus is a stationary creature type that spawns Glyphid Spawn, a swarmer variant. Upon death, it releases a large group of Glyphid Spawn. The Glyphid Brood Nexus spawns in large open caves, and can be found in any biome.


Health and Armor[]


Health Scaling

Hazard Level
Normal Mission DD EDD
1 2 3 4 5 3 3.5 4.5 5 5.5
Player Count Dwarfcount1.png 810 1170 1440 1800 2160 1440 1530 1980 2160 2340
Dwarfcount2.png 990 1350 1620 1800 2160 1620 1710 1980 2160 2340
Dwarfcount3.png 1260 1620 1800 2160 2520 1800 1980 2340 2520 2700
Dwarfcount4.png 1530 1800 1980 2340 2700 1980 2160 2520 2700 2880

Breakable Weakpoints[]

The Brood Nexus possess 3 eyes, unlike regular weakpoints, they are breakable.
They have a fixed, non scaling health of 200 and can only be damaged directly (ie not by Area Damage). Upon dealing 200 damage or more to an eye, it will explode, dealing 300 damage to the Nexus.


The Brood Nexus has no attack of its own, relying on its tankiness and producing an endless swarm of Glyphid Spawns to defend itself.

On death, the Brood Nexus explodes into a rain of multiple Glyphid Spawns. If frozen when destroyed, it will not release the group of Spawns.