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The Glyphid Oppressor is literally an organic tank: A monstrously mutated Praetorian, the Oppressor is covered in so much bullet-resistant chitin that it is pointless to attack it from the front. Luckily, they still leave their abdomen mostly exposed to flanking maneuvers, but the Oppressor is something you very much don't want to encounter in a tight space. Their forelimbs are powerful enough to chew through sheer rock like butter, as well as capable of producing stunning shockwaves on impact. Be extra mindful of your footing when confronting one of these.
— Miner's Manual Description

The Glyphid Oppressor is a hostile creature found on Hoxxes IV. It is a "mutated" Glyphid Praetorian, larger in size and with black, pointed, chitinous armor encasing every inch of its body save for a small, green abdomen found on its back. It has a large pair of tusk-like fangs protruding from its jaw.

Oppressors can appear in any mission type. They are capable of digging through terrain in a manner akin to the Glyphid Dreadnought. Moreover, their impressive durability and powerful set of attacks make them one of the bigger threats among the Glyphid species.


Combat[]

Health and Armor[]

The Glyphid Oppressor has a massive section of unbreakable armor covering the entire front of its body. It can therefore only be damaged with conventional weapons by attacking the small, greenish weakpoint on the back of its body, in roughly the same area as the Glyphid Praetorian. It can also be damaged with indirect damage using weapons such as the CRSPR Flamethrower or the Cryo Cannon, as well as melee attacks or pierce weapons (at the moment, only the Nishanka Boltshark X-80 has such a damage type), although the latter damage type deals only 50% damage to the Oppressor.


Effective

Health Scaling

Hazard Level
Normal Mission DD EDD
1 2 3 4 5 3 3.5 4.5 5 5.5
Player Count Dwarfcount1 225 450 990 1170 1350 990 1395 1620 1530 2070
Dwarfcount2 693 1350 1710 1800 2880 1170 1755 1890 1980 2970
Dwarfcount3 693 1350 1710 1800 2880 1170 1755 1890 1980 2970
Dwarfcount4 1665 1800 2070 2340 2610 2070 2340 2520 2520 3240

Attacks[]

Like most other Glyphids, the Oppressor inherits a melee attack in which it bites a dwarf at close range. Aside from this, it has numerous other deadly attacks:

  • The Oppressor can pound the ground with its front legs, creating a massive shockwave that knocks back any unfortunate dwarves standing near it and dealing a small amount of damage.
  • The Oppressor can dig in the same way that a Glyphid Bulk Detonator or a Glyphid Dreadnought can, using a slam that removes terrain and damages any dwarves in the radius of the slam.
  • A ranged attack consisting of the Oppressor repeatedly slamming its front legs on the ground, producing stalagmite-like protrusions from the ground that damage and push away any dwarves caught in the area of the attack.


Bite
AoE Melee Attack
Area Damage Hazard Level
Normal Mission DD EDD
1 2 3 4 5 3 3.5 4.5 5 5.5
Player Count Dwarfcount1 0 4.5 27 54 68.4 36 63 36 68.4 72
Dwarfcount2

{{#ifeq: Melee | Cold | |

0 30.6 41.4 59.94 72 0 30.6 41.4 59.94 72
Dwarfcount3

{{#ifeq: Melee | Cold | |

0 30.6 41.4 59.94 72 0 30.6 41.4 59.94 72
Dwarfcount4

{{#ifeq: Melee | Cold | |

0 48.6 52.2 77.94 90 0 48.6 52.2 77.94 90
Details
Damage Type Kinetic
Dwarf for scale (1

Attack Radius: 1.5 m

Max. Angle 180°
Slash
AoE Melee Attack
Area Damage Hazard Level
Normal Mission DD EDD
1 2 3 4 5 3 3.5 4.5 5 5.5
Player Count Dwarfcount1 0 4.5 27 54 68.4 36 63 36 68.4 72
Dwarfcount2

{{#ifeq: Melee | Cold | |

0 30.6 41.4 59.94 72 0 30.6 41.4 59.94 72
Dwarfcount3

{{#ifeq: Melee | Cold | |

0 30.6 41.4 59.94 72 0 30.6 41.4 59.94 72
Dwarfcount4

{{#ifeq: Melee | Cold | |

0 48.6 52.2 77.94 90 0 48.6 52.2 77.94 90
Details
Damage Type Kinetic
Dwarf for scale (1

Attack Radius: 1.5 m

Max. Angle 180°
Sonic Stomp
AoE Attack
Area Damage Hazard Level
Normal Mission DD EDD
1 2 3 4 5 3 3.5 4.5 5 5.5
Player Count Dwarfcount1 0 0.875 5.25 10.5 13.3 7 12.25 7 13.3 14
Dwarfcount2

{{#ifeq: Kinetic | Cold | |

0 5.95 8.05 11.655 14 0 5.95 8.05 11.655 14
Dwarfcount3

{{#ifeq: Kinetic | Cold | |

0 5.95 8.05 11.655 14 0 5.95 8.05 11.655 14
Dwarfcount4

{{#ifeq: Kinetic | Cold | |

0 9.45 10.15 15.155 17.5 0 9.45 10.15 15.155 17.5
Details
Damage Type Kinetic
Dwarf for scale (1

Radius: 8 m
Maximum Damage Radius: 3.5 m
Minimum Area Damage: 25 %

Knockback Force Horizontal: 7 m
Vertical: 7 m
Rage Quake
DoT
Damage per Tick Hazard Level
Normal Mission DD EDD
1 2 3 4 5 3 3.5 4.5 5 5.5
Player Count Dwarfcount1 0 1 6 12 15.2 8 14 8 15.2 16
Dwarfcount2

{{#ifeq: Kinetic | Cold | |

0 6.8 9.2 13.32 16 0 6.8 9.2 13.32 16
Dwarfcount3

{{#ifeq: Kinetic | Cold | |

0 6.8 9.2 13.32 16 0 6.8 9.2 13.32 16
Dwarfcount4

{{#ifeq: Kinetic | Cold | |

0 10.8 11.6 17.32 20 0 10.8 11.6 17.32 20
Details
Damage Type Kinetic
Knockback Force Horizontal: 3 m
Vertical: 0 m
Interval 0.5 
Duration | 13.05
Death Cloud
Cloud
Damage per Tick Hazard Level
Normal Mission DD EDD
1 2 3 4 5 3 3.5 4.5 5 5.5
Player Count Dwarfcount1 0 0.75 4.5 9 11.4 6 10.5 6 11.4 12
Dwarfcount2

{{#ifeq: Poison | Cold | |

0 5.1 6.9 9.99 12 0 5.1 6.9 9.99 12
Dwarfcount3

{{#ifeq: Poison | Cold | |

0 5.1 6.9 9.99 12 0 5.1 6.9 9.99 12
Dwarfcount4

{{#ifeq: Poison | Cold | |

0 8.1 8.7 12.99 15 0 8.1 8.7 12.99 15
Details
Damage Type Kinetic
Dwarf for scale (1

Cloud Radius: 4 m

Interval 1.0-1.5 
Lifetime | 29
Death Cloud Explosion
AoE Attack
Area Damage Hazard Level
Normal Mission DD EDD
1 2 3 4 5 3 3.5 4.5 5 5.5
Player Count Dwarfcount1 0 16.25 97.5 195 247 130 227.5 130 247 260
Dwarfcount2

{{#ifeq: Fire + Heat | Cold | |

0 110.5 149.5 216.45 260 0 110.5 149.5 216.45 260
Dwarfcount3

{{#ifeq: Fire + Heat | Cold | |

0 110.5 149.5 216.45 260 0 110.5 149.5 216.45 260
Dwarfcount4

{{#ifeq: Fire + Heat | Cold | |

0 175.5 188.5 281.45 325 0 175.5 188.5 281.45 325
Details
Damage Type Kinetic
Dwarf for scale (1

Radius: 3.5 m
Maximum Damage Radius: 2 m
Minimum Area Damage: 25 %

Dig
Carving Attack
Area Damage Hazard Level
Normal Mission DD EDD
1 2 3 4 5 3 3.5 4.5 5 5.5
Player Count Dwarfcount1 0 6.25 37.5 75 95 50 87.5 50 95 100
Dwarfcount2

{{#ifeq: Melee | Cold | |

0 42.5 57.5 83.25 100 0 42.5 57.5 83.25 100
Dwarfcount3

{{#ifeq: Melee | Cold | |

0 42.5 57.5 83.25 100 0 42.5 57.5 83.25 100
Dwarfcount4

{{#ifeq: Melee | Cold | |

0 67.5 72.5 108.25 125 0 67.5 72.5 108.25 125
Details
Damage Type Kinetic
Dwarf for scale (1

Attack Radius: 2 m

Max. Angle 180°
Carve Radius 3 m

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • The Oppressor was added in Update 27: Little Big Things.
  • In its early stages of development, the Oppressor was originally named the Glyphid Land-Lord, owing to its prowess over terrain-based combat and digging abilities. This was changed after Ghost Ship Games became aware of the word Landlord being used in the English language to refer to a property owner who collects vast wealth from their tenants. Remnants of this original name can be found in the game files.
  • The Oppressors' ranged attack was added in Update 29.
  • The Oppressor was named Glyphid Praetorian when using the Laser Pointer. The bug was introduced in Update 29 and patched in Hotfix 2 of Update 29.


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