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Being noticeably larger than the majority of the [[Glyphid]] species, the Praetorian is an imposing creature with the majority of its body covered in thick chitinous plating. It has a much larger mouth than most Glyphids with bigger teeth and two massive fangs. The creature's abdomen is noticeably developed and sticks out at the rear, with no plating to protect it.
 
Being noticeably larger than the majority of the [[Glyphid]] species, the Praetorian is an imposing creature with the majority of its body covered in thick chitinous plating. It has a much larger mouth than most Glyphids with bigger teeth and two massive fangs. The creature's abdomen is noticeably developed and sticks out at the rear, with no plating to protect it.
   
As their name suggests, Praetorians hold a notable presence in enemy ranks. Despite their power they are fairly common, and often seen accompanied into battle by Glyphid Grunts (plus [[Glyphid Grunt Guard|their]] [[Glyphid Grunt Slasher|varieties]]) and [[Glyphid Swarmer|Glyphid Swarmers]]. There is also a rare type of swarm that is composed almost entirely of Praetorians, with few Glyphids Grunts, and occasionally a [[Glyphid Oppressor]] or two. These special swarms are always prefaced by an alert from Mission Control.<br><br>
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As their name suggests, Praetorians hold a notable presence in enemy ranks. Despite their power they are fairly common, and often seen accompanied into battle by Glyphid Grunts (plus [[Glyphid Grunt Guard|their]] [[Glyphid Grunt Slasher|varieties]]) and [[Glyphid Swarmer|Glyphid Swarmers]]. There is also a rare type of swarm that heavily spawns Praetorians, with a few [[Glyphid Oppressor]]s. These special swarms are always prefaced by an alert from Mission Control.<br><br>
   
 
== Combat ==
 
== Combat ==

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The Glyphid Praetorian is two tons of armor, teeth, and claws. It is extremely aggressive and highly territorial. It vomits up powerful sprays of corrosive poison and is mostly resistant to bullet fire from the front - both very good reasons to flank Praetorians at all times. Furthermore, R&D advises standing well back once one of these beasties go down - their poison sacks tend to rupture, covering the surrounding area in a deadly cloud of poisonous vapor.
— Miner's Manual Description

The Glyphid Praetorian is a hostile creature found on Hoxxes IV. It is found in every region of the planet, though some biomes (the Radioactive Exclusion Zone and the Glacial Strata) have unique variants. They are similar in body shape to Glyphid Grunts, being an arachnid creature with two overly developed front legs and no apparent eyes.

Being noticeably larger than the majority of the Glyphid species, the Praetorian is an imposing creature with the majority of its body covered in thick chitinous plating. It has a much larger mouth than most Glyphids with bigger teeth and two massive fangs. The creature's abdomen is noticeably developed and sticks out at the rear, with no plating to protect it.

As their name suggests, Praetorians hold a notable presence in enemy ranks. Despite their power they are fairly common, and often seen accompanied into battle by Glyphid Grunts (plus their varieties) and Glyphid Swarmers. There is also a rare type of swarm that heavily spawns Praetorians, with a few Glyphid Oppressors. These special swarms are always prefaced by an alert from Mission Control.

Combat[]

Health and Armor[]

Praetorians occupy a tanky role, using their big health pools and Heavy Armor to soak up lots of damage while fighting the Dwarves.
Unlike the Light Armor found on Grunts, Heavy Armor will fully block all damage to the Praetorian until its own health is depleted. The Heavy Armor on the Praetorian's body is broken up into segments, and will expose the vulnerable flesh underneath which will receive the full damage of a weapon.
Unlike the rest of their body, their mouths have no plating and can be fired at to deal damage; going for the abdomen can give you more damage only if your weapon has a weakpoint damage bonus.


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.png 337.5 487.5 600 750 900 600 637.5 825 900 975
Dwarfcount2.png 412.5 562.5 675 750 900 675 712.5 825 900 975
Dwarfcount3.png 525 675 750 900 1050 750 825 975 1050 1125
Dwarfcount4.png 637.5 750 825 975 1125 825 900 1050 1125 1200

Attacks[]

Their primary attack is an Acid Spray. The Praetorian backs up for a second before spewing out a spray of acidic chemicals which can quickly cut through a Dwarf's health pool. This spray has a deceptively long range - Praetorians will often seek to close the gap in distance before using it, so that they can catch even retreating players in the spray. The Gunner's Shield Generator will not block the spray attack of Praetorians.

They can also fight by using their forelegs to strike or biting with their huge mouths - similar to Grunts, though they deal much more damage with their melee attacks.

Finally, on death they will release a cloud of toxic gas at the location of their body, a couple seconds after they die. This Gas Cloud lingers on surfaces for a few seconds, obscuring vision and dealing constant damage to anything which lingers in the cloud. The gas is highly flammable, and weapons which inflict fire damage (such as the Driller's CRSPR Flamethrower) can ignite it to produce a large fiery explosion, which damages Dwarves and enemies alike. A Frozen or disintegrated Praetorian will not release its Death Cloud.

Despite their strong offensive and defensive capabilities, Praetorians are slow, often lagging behind their smaller and nimbler cohorts. While using their Acid Spray attack they are completely stationary and cannot turn around.


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.png 7.5 10.5 18 30 42 18 22.5 34.5 42 45
Dwarfcount2.png 7.5 12 19.5 32.25 45 19.5 24 36.75 45 48
Dwarfcount3.png 7.5 13.5 21 34.5 48 21 25.5 39 48 51
Dwarfcount4.png 7.5 15 22.5 37.5 51 22.5 27 42 51 54
Details
Damage Type Melee
Dwarf for scale (1.5 m)

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.png 6 8.4 14.4 24 33.6 14.4 18 27.6 33.6 36
Dwarfcount2.png 6 9.6 15.6 25.8 36 15.6 19.2 29.4 36 38.4
Dwarfcount3.png 6 10.8 16.8 27.6 38.4 16.8 20.4 31.2 38.4 40.8
Dwarfcount4.png 6 12 18 30 40.8 18 21.6 33.6 40.8 43.2
Details
Damage Type Melee
Dwarf for scale (1.5 m)

Attack Radius: 1.5 m

Max. Angle 180°
Acid Spray
Spray
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.png 2.5 3.5 6 10 14 6 7.5 11.5 14 15
Dwarfcount2.png 2.5 4 6.5 10.75 15 6.5 8 12.25 15 16
Dwarfcount3.png 2.5 4.5 7 11.5 16 7 8.5 13 16 17
Dwarfcount4.png 2.5 5 7.5 12.5 17 7.5 9 14 17 18
Details
Damage Type Poison
Interval 0.5-1.0 s
Duration 2.65 s
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.png 1.5 2.1 3.6 6 8.4 3.6 4.5 6.9 8.4 9
Dwarfcount2.png 1.5 2.4 3.9 6.45 9 3.9 4.8 7.35 9 9.6
Dwarfcount3.png 1.5 2.7 4.2 6.9 9.6 4.2 5.1 7.8 9.6 10.2
Dwarfcount4.png 1.5 3 4.5 7.5 10.2 4.5 5.4 8.4 10.2 10.8
Details
Damage Type Poison
Dwarf for scale (1.5 m)

Cloud Radius: 4 m

Interval 1.0-1.5 s
Lifetime 10 s
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.png 32.5 45.5 78 130 182 78 97.5 149.5 182 195
Dwarfcount2.png 32.5 52 84.5 139.75 195 84.5 104 159.25 195 208
Dwarfcount3.png 32.5 58.5 91 149.5 208 91 110.5 169 208 221
Dwarfcount4.png 32.5 65 97.5 162.5 221 97.5 117 182 221 234
Details
Damage Type Fire + Heat
Dwarf for scale (1.5 m)

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

Variants[]

The regional variants of this enemy don’t have the Acid Spit attack and don’t leave a Gas Cloud behind on death; instead they acquired some unique attack and features representatives to the biome they live in.
The regional variants also react differently to temperature.

Glacial Strata Variant[]

Some Praetorians have adapted to the bone-chilling cold of Hoxxes' permafrost layers, replacing much of their bodily fluids with an organic compound not too unlike commercial anti-freeze. The Frost Praetorian will violently exhale gouts of freezing by-product of this process, capable of flash-freezing almost anything in their tracks before moving in for the kill.
— Miner's Manual Description

Attacks[]

Frost Praetorians spew an icy mixture which deals no damage, but will rapidly chill a Dwarf's body (which can result in them being frozen solid). When killed, they generate a Cold Cloud that can rapidly freeze any Dwarf.


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.png 7.5 10.5 18 30 42 18 22.5 34.5 42 45
Dwarfcount2.png 7.5 12 19.5 32.25 45 19.5 24 36.75 45 48
Dwarfcount3.png 7.5 13.5 21 34.5 48 21 25.5 39 48 51
Dwarfcount4.png 7.5 15 22.5 37.5 51 22.5 27 42 51 54
Details
Damage Type Melee
Dwarf for scale (1.5 m)

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.png 6 8.4 14.4 24 33.6 14.4 18 27.6 33.6 36
Dwarfcount2.png 6 9.6 15.6 25.8 36 15.6 19.2 29.4 36 38.4
Dwarfcount3.png 6 10.8 16.8 27.6 38.4 16.8 20.4 31.2 38.4 40.8
Dwarfcount4.png 6 12 18 30 40.8 18 21.6 33.6 40.8 43.2
Details
Damage Type Melee
Dwarf for scale (1.5 m)

Attack Radius: 1.5 m

Max. Angle 180°
Frost Spray
Spray
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.png 12/s
Dwarfcount2.png
Dwarfcount3.png
Dwarfcount4.png
Details
Damage Type Cold
Interval 0.5 s
Duration 2.65 s
Status Effect ×0.35 Movement Speed while inside the Spray
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.png 2/s
Dwarfcount2.png
Dwarfcount3.png
Dwarfcount4.png
Details
Damage Type Cold
Dwarf for scale (1.5 m)

Cloud Radius: 4 m

Interval 0.5 s
Lifetime 10 s
Status Effect ×0.5 Movement Speed while inside the Cloud

Radioactive Exclusion Zone Variant[]

Praetorians found in the radioactive exclusion zones of Hoxxes display all the usual tenacity and adaptiveness of their misbegotten kind. In short, they lap up rads like candy, and use it in their attacks to devastating effect. A minimum safe distance of at least 15 meters is advised at all times - both their beard-curdling radioactive breath, and the lethal burst of radiation they release on death makes the Radioactive Praetorian a formidable enemy for the dwarf caught unawares.
— Miner's Manual Description

Attacks[]

Radioactive Praetorians create an aura of radiation around their body in a fairly large radius. Upon death, they will leave behind the same radiation aura for a few seconds.


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.png 7.5 10.5 18 30 42 18 22.5 34.5 42 45
Dwarfcount2.png 7.5 12 19.5 32.25 45 19.5 24 36.75 45 48
Dwarfcount3.png 7.5 13.5 21 34.5 48 21 25.5 39 48 51
Dwarfcount4.png 7.5 15 22.5 37.5 51 22.5 27 42 51 54
Details
Damage Type Melee
Dwarf for scale (1.5 m)

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.png 6 8.4 14.4 24 33.6 14.4 18 27.6 33.6 36
Dwarfcount2.png 6 9.6 15.6 25.8 36 15.6 19.2 29.4 36 38.4
Dwarfcount3.png 6 10.8 16.8 27.6 38.4 16.8 20.4 31.2 38.4 40.8
Dwarfcount4.png 6 12 18 30 40.8 18 21.6 33.6 40.8 43.2
Details
Damage Type Melee
Dwarf for scale (1.5 m)

Attack Radius: 1.5 m

Max. Angle 180°
Radiator
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.png 3 4.2 7.2 12 16.8 7.2 9 13.8 16.8 18
Dwarfcount2.png 3 4.8 7.8 12.9 18 7.8 9.6 14.7 18 19.2
Dwarfcount3.png 3 5.4 8.4 13.8 19.2 8.4 10.2 15.6 19.2 20.4
Dwarfcount4.png 3 6 9 15 20.4 9 10.8 16.8 20.4 21.6
Details
Damage Type Radiation
Dwarf for scale (1.5 m)

Cloud Radius: 4 m

Interval 0.5-1.0 s
Lifetime 7 s
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.png 3 4.2 7.2 12 16.8 7.2 9 13.8 16.8 18
Dwarfcount2.png 3 4.8 7.8 12.9 18 7.8 9.6 14.7 18 19.2
Dwarfcount3.png 3 5.4 8.4 13.8 19.2 8.4 10.2 15.6 19.2 20.4
Dwarfcount4.png 3 6 9 15 20.4 9 10.8 16.8 20.4 21.6
Details
Damage Type Radiation
Dwarf for scale (1.5 m)

Cloud Radius: 2.75 m

Interval 0.5-1.0 s
Lifetime 7 s

Ebonite Mutation Variant[]

Elite Variant[]

In addition to all the benefits that all Elite enemies receive, Elite Praetorians have two additional enhancements:

  • Their Armor is greatly increased. All of their Heavy Armor plates have their Armor Health increased from 100 to 500.
  • Their melee attacks have a bonus knockback. Their Bite attack adds 1 m/sec horizontal impulse and 1.25 m/sec vertical impulse, and their Stab attack adds 4 m/sec horizontal impulse and 5 m/sec vertical impulse.


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.png 642.86 964.29 964.29 1178.57 1392.86 964.29 1017.86 1232.14 1392.86 1446.43
Dwarfcount2.png 803.57 1178.57 1178.57 1178.57 1392.86 1178.57 1232.14 1232.14 1392.86 1446.43
Dwarfcount3.png 910.71 1178.57 1392.86 1392.86 1607.14 1392.86 1446.43 1446.43 1607.14 1660.71
Dwarfcount4.png 1178.57 1392.86 1392.86 1607.14 1767.86 1392.86 1446.43 1660.71 1767.86 1821.43


Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • Before update 24 hotfix 7, Praetorian abdomen used to be designed to take 150% damage, but wasn't registered as a weakpoint for the purpose of weapon modifications (such as Hollow Point Bullets).
  • The Glyphid Praetorian's Steam Card, unlike the game, spells its name as "Glyphid Pretorian", likely as a misspelling.
  • According to the announcement before a special Praetorian swarm, a group of Praetorians is called a pack.