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The Tar Hog Nexus is one of the worst creatures of Hoxxes. This disgusting, vile creature lays motionless in the depths of the Magma Core, seemingly attracted by the warmth. It is awoken only by the movement of potential prey nearby, which it attacks by spewing black superheated tar at. Thankfully, the horrible stench of sweat and car tyres it emits serves as an effective early warning system to miners in the proximity of this creature, spreading out into the caves around it.
— Miner's Manual Description

The Tar Hog Nexus is a stationary Creature found on Hoxxes. It is the only member of the Tar Hog family and typically spawns in large, open caves, spawning on cave generation. It can be found only in the Magma Core.

Combat[]

The Tar Hog Nexus will spew globules of hot damaging tar towards its enemies, which behave very similar to the projectiles of the Glyphid Septic Spreader. However, these projectiles will also cause slowdown and heat up anything in the pool left behind.

The Tar Hog Nexus’ possess 2 eyes that, unlike regular weakpoints, are breakable. They have a fixed, non-scaling health of 300 and can only be damaged directly (i.e. not by Area Damage). Upon dealing 300 or more damage to an eye, it will explode, dealing 300 damage to the Nexus.

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 450 900 1980 2340 2700 1980 2790 3240 3060 4140
Dwarfcount2 1386 2700 3420 3600 5760 2340 3510 3780 3960 5940
Dwarfcount3 1386 2700 3420 3600 5760 2340 3510 3780 3960 5940
Dwarfcount4 3330 3600 4140 4680 5220 4140 4680 5040 5040 6480

Attacks[]

Tar Launch
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 0 1.25 7.5 15 19 10 17.5 10 19 20
Dwarfcount2

{{#ifeq: Kinetic | Cold | |

0 8.5 11.5 16.65 20 0 8.5 11.5 16.65 20
Dwarfcount3

{{#ifeq: Kinetic | Cold | |

0 8.5 11.5 16.65 20 0 8.5 11.5 16.65 20
Dwarfcount4

{{#ifeq: Kinetic | Cold | |

0 13.5 14.5 21.65 25 0 13.5 14.5 21.65 25
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 0.375 2.25 4.5 5.7 3 5.25 3 5.7 6
Dwarfcount2

{{#ifeq: Kinetic | Cold | |

0 2.55 3.45 4.995 6 0 2.55 3.45 4.995 6
Dwarfcount3

{{#ifeq: Kinetic | Cold | |

0 2.55 3.45 4.995 6 0 2.55 3.45 4.995 6
Dwarfcount4

{{#ifeq: Kinetic | Cold | |

0 4.05 4.35 6.495 7.5 0 4.05 4.35 6.495 7.5
Details
Damage Type Kinetic
Interval 0.5-1 
Duration | 2.32

Trivia[]

  • The Miner’s Manual states the Tar Hog Nexus smells strongly of “sweat” and “tyres”. Coupled with its black, rubbery appearance, it seems the creature has evolved a latex exoskeleton, to protect it either from the local heat of its home biome, the Magma Core, or other predators.
  • The Tar Hog Nexus was introduced in Season 05: Drilling Deeper.
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