Black Moloch

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Black Moloch

ID: Molochblack

1,700 (Boss: 2,200)

Sight: 0.075 (Boss: 0.1)
Hearing: 1 (Boss: 1.5)

Shell, Skirt, Tentacles
(See values in the Defense section)


Core beneath the Shell

Immunities Vulnerabilities
Poisons x 0.3
Walk speed


Swim speed

2 slow - 6.50 fast



Can Enter Submarine?


only 1 of the items marked with an asterisk * may drop at a time
Items Chance
Moloch Bone
100% (1/1)
Moloch Shell Fragment
33% (1/3)

The Black Moloch is a variant of the Moloch. It is encountered in Random Events.


The Black Moloch, as the name suggests, is a black variant of the Moloch. Its darker shell makes it harder to see, though the dull greenish glow of the Black Moloch's core tends to reveal its location. Black Molochs are a significantly larger threat compared to the Moloch, and caution is advised when encountering one.


The unique trait of the Black Moloch is its ramming attack. Unlike the Moloch, the Black Moloch's ramming attack has a large area-of-effect with a light EMP effect which deals 250 structure damage. This can be devastating to the electronics on the sub, as the temporary blackout the EMP effect causes can restrict the Captain's ability to retreat. If the Submarine does not retreat before the Black Moloch attacks again, it is very likely that all electronics onboard will be destroyed, along with any stored power in Batteries.

Combat Strategies

Black Molochs are to be prioritized over Molochs if seen in a group. It is highly advised to maintain a safe distance from the Black Moloch to minimize the risk of the EMP effect being used against the submarine. The Railgun is an incredibly viable weapon against the Black Moloch, as is the Pulse Laser. Both of these weapons can easily destroy the Black Moloch's shell, revealing the soft core underneath. This core must be targeted at all times when exposed to ensure a swift execution of the Black Moloch.

The use of small arms or melee weapons is considered suicide and not recommended.


Note: A Black Moloch Boss' attacks are 1.2x stronger.

Attack Target type Afflictions on hitAfflictions InsideArea of EffectStructure DamageItem DamageCooldownKinetic Force
Core Structure Stun 7.5s 1.5m 120 100 12 50
Shell Character
 Bite Wounds (150)*
 Stun (3)*
12 15
Tentacles Character
 Bite Wounds (100)*
 Stun (3)*
10 5 50



Limb Burn Bleeding Damage (all)
Core x 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 
Shell x 0.25 x 0 x 0.1 
Tentacles x 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 
Skirt x 0.25 x 0.25 x 0.25



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