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The Rockpox has had a profound influence on the internal workings of the Glyphid Exploder. The usual production of volatile bio-napalm has been twisted into something more like organic concrete, hardening its outer carapace significantly, but likely causing the creature significant pain as its joints seize up and its tendons crystalize. In spite of these drastic changes to its physiognomy, the Rockpox Exploder still explodes - a layer of newly formed pustules cover it almost entirely, and release highly concentrated clouds of infectious Lithophage spores upon rupture. Anything caught in the blast will be instantly infected - take them out from a safe distance and do not allow them to get close.
— Miner's Manual Description

Rockpox Exploders are the sickly mutated result of a Glyphid Exploder being infected by the Lithophage pandemic. The takeover from the sickness has killed off the Glyphid's central immune system, making them incredibly numb to pain. This numbness to pain makes these Glyphid-transformed Lithophages extremely hard to kill. They are usually found near a Lithophage meteorite during an outbreak and will defend the meteorite to its death in order to protect it.

Combat[]

Rockpox Exploders are incredibly dangerous since their infection has made them almost immune to all weapons, meaning that they have a higher chance to run towards the player and detonate. To avoid this, target their blisters before they get too close. Area-of-effect weapons such as the CRSPR Flamethrower and the Colette Wave Cooker are excellent against them as they target all of their blisters at once.

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 to Dwarfcount4 6 14 20 30 34 20 24 32 34 40

Attacks[]

Pustule Burst
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 17.5 105 210 266 140 245 140 266 280
Dwarfcount2

{{#ifeq: Explosive | Cold | |

0 119 161 233.1 280 0 119 161 233.1 280
Dwarfcount3

{{#ifeq: Explosive | Cold | |

0 119 161 233.1 280 0 119 161 233.1 280
Dwarfcount4

{{#ifeq: Explosive | Cold | |

0 189 203 303.1 350 0 189 203 303.1 350
Details
Damage Type Kinetic
Dwarf for scale (1

Radius: 3.5 m
Maximum Damage Radius: 1.5 m
Minimum Area Damage: 25 %

When a Rockpox Exploder sees a dwarf that is not full health it will rush at them, moving at ×1.5 Speed for 3s.


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