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Unfortunately, the Lithophage CHX4 is infectious to some organisms native to Hoxxes IV, the most prominent of these species being the Glyphid Grunt. A Grunt infected with the Rockpox undergoes systematic physiological changes making their bodies numb, rigid, and very hard to kill. During this stage Rockpox Blisters are formed, causing devastating internal damage upon destruction.
— Miner's Manual Description

The Rockpox Grunt is a hostile creature found on Hoxxes during a Lithophage event. Formed from a Glyphid Grunt being infected by a Rockpox Larva, the Rockpox Grunt is the end result of this ghastly mutation. 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[]

As a Glyphid infected with the Rockpox, the Rockpox Grunt's body is highly resistant to conventional damage. What you need to do is aim for its glowing Rockpox Blisters. Popping each one of them deals tremendous damage to the Rockpox Grunt, and popping all of them outright kills it.

Caution must also be taken as unlike normal Glyphid Grunts, the Rockpox Grunt actually behave more like a Glyphid Acid Spitter due to the Rockpox Infestation attack, but whereas the normal Acid Spitter spits out acid, the Rockpox Grunt spits out a phlegm of Lithophage, dealing both high damage and a build-up in the Rockpox effect. Due to the presence of the blisters, As such, it is best to use splash damage weapons or area-covering damage weapons that could hit near all of the blisters at once to get rid of them.

Like all Lithophage infected organisms, they can be repelled (although not damaged) by a LithoFoam.

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 27 63 90 135 153 90 108 144 153 180

Attacks[]

Bite
Direct Melee Attack
Damage Amount 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: Melee | Cold | |

0 6.8 9.2 13.32 16 0 6.8 9.2 13.32 16
Dwarfcount3

{{#ifeq: Melee | Cold | |

0 6.8 9.2 13.32 16 0 6.8 9.2 13.32 16
Dwarfcount4

{{#ifeq: Melee | Cold | |

0 10.8 11.6 17.32 20 0 10.8 11.6 17.32 20
Details
Damage Type Kinetic
Max. Range 2.5 m
Max. Angle 180°
Slash
Direct Melee Attack
Damage Amount 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: Melee | Cold | |

0 6.8 9.2 13.32 16 0 6.8 9.2 13.32 16
Dwarfcount3

{{#ifeq: Melee | Cold | |

0 6.8 9.2 13.32 16 0 6.8 9.2 13.32 16
Dwarfcount4

{{#ifeq: Melee | Cold | |

0 10.8 11.6 17.32 20 0 10.8 11.6 17.32 20
Details
Damage Type Kinetic
Max. Range 2.5 m
Max. Angle 80°
Rockpox Infestation
Radius Effect
Damage Amount Hazard Level
Normal Mission DD EDD
1 2 3 4 5 3 3.5 4.5 5 5.5
Player Count Dwarfcount1 0 2.5 15 30 38 20 35 20 38 40
Dwarfcount2

{{#ifeq: Rockpox | Cold | |

0 17 23 33.3 40 0 17 23 33.3 40
Dwarfcount3

{{#ifeq: Rockpox | Cold | |

0 17 23 33.3 40 0 17 23 33.3 40
Dwarfcount4

{{#ifeq: Rockpox | Cold | |

0 27 29 43.3 50 0 27 29 43.3 50
Details
Damage Type Kinetic
 
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 0.625 3.75 7.5 9.5 5 8.75 5 9.5 10
Dwarfcount2

{{#ifeq: Rockpox | Cold | |

0 4.25 5.75 8.325 10 0 4.25 5.75 8.325 10
Dwarfcount3

{{#ifeq: Rockpox | Cold | |

0 4.25 5.75 8.325 10 0 4.25 5.75 8.325 10
Dwarfcount4

{{#ifeq: Rockpox | Cold | |

0 6.75 7.25 10.825 12.5 0 6.75 7.25 10.825 12.5
Details
Damage Type Kinetic
Interval 0.5-1 
Duration | 5.8

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • Despite coming from the more common Glyphid Grunt, the Rockpox Grunt actually appears less than the much bigger Rockpox Praetorian.


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