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The Mactera Spawn is the most common of the Mactera, and illustrates precisely why DRG's position is to annihilate this species utterly. Fast, efficient, and utterly horrible, the Mactera Spawn will do its best to overwhelm its enemies through sheer numbers, and then swoop in to liquify and suck out the remains using a proboscis the approximate size and shape of an old-war bayonet. Shoot to kill any time you spot any of these flying horrors.
— Miner's Manual Description

The Mactera Spawn is a hostile creature found on Hoxxes IV. It is the most common member of the Mactera species, and a semi-familiar sight down in the caves. It takes flight by four large wings found on its abdomen, and is always found flying. Like Glyphid Grunts, they can sometimes be found idly wondering the caves, but most of the time they are seen flying into action to fight the Dwarves. While Mactera Spawn aren't always common, they spawn in great numbers if the Mactera Plague mutator is active.

The Mactera Spawn's primary technique is a yellow spit attack. To do this, they will "lock on" to a single target and face them exclusively, hovering a set distance away from their target. It will then puff up its abdomen for a second before firing.

Alongside their spit attack, Mactera Spawn are highly mobile foes. While their spit requires them to remain stationary, they can use their flight to juke the Dwarves, zipping about in random directions.

Mactera will often accompany Glyphids during Swarms, forcing the Dwarves to focus their gunfire on both the ground and the air.

Stunning a Mactera will cancel their spitting charge, forcing them to start over.

Combat[]

Health and Armor[]

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 to Dwarfcount4.png 156.1 223 245.3 267.6 267.6 245.3 245.3 267.6 267.6 267.6

Attacks[]

Sting Shot
Projectile
Damage Amount 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 Kinetic


Elite Variant[]

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 382.29 573.43 573.43 700.86 828.29 573.43 605.29 732.71 828.29 860.14
Dwarfcount2.png 477.86 700.86 700.86 700.86 828.29 700.86 732.71 732.71 828.29 860.14
Dwarfcount3.png 541.57 700.86 828.29 828.29 955.71 828.29 860.14 860.14 955.71 987.57
Dwarfcount4.png 700.86 828.29 828.29 955.71 1051.29 828.29 860.14 987.57 1051.29 1083.14


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