|Data is up-to-date|
|Last updated for version 0.18.12.0|
The current game version is 0.18.12.0
|Sight: 1.5 |
Legs & Tail (see values in Defense section)
|Can Enter Submarine?
only 1 of the items marked with an asterisk * may drop at a time
| Alien Blood (x2)
Small Crawler Egg
The Crawler Broodmother is a stronger variant of the Crawler.
The Crawler Broodmother is a large beast which hunts surrounded by Crawlers. It is significantly larger than a Crawler, but its behavior remains similar. It has several eyes, crown-like protrusions on its head, and a large stomach; presumably where the Crawler Eggs are stored for its ranged attack. A Crawler Broodmother will attack its target using its jaw, preferring to continue swimming past its prey. A blow to the skull of a Human can be fatal.
The Crawler Broodmother spawns within a swarm of crawlers. Typically, 1-2 Crawler Broodmothers can spawn at a time depending on the mission's difficulty. It attacks the submarine using its ranged attack before closing the distance and assaulting the hull. Upon taking damage, it will drop a Crawler Egg which slowly floats down until it makes contact with a surface. Once contact has been made, the egg will explode causing severe hull damage. Crawler eggs can be harvested before they make contact with a surface, and deconstructed for Sulphuric Acid, but they cannot be stacked.
Uniquely, the Crawler Broodmother has a constant attack in response to taking damage. As a result, it is advised to use high damage weaponry against it to minimise the potential damage to the sub. Weapons such as the Railgun using Railgun Shells loaded with high explosives (like C-4 or Oxygenite Shards), or the Pulse Laser are both good options.
Alternatively, players can fight the Crawler Broodmother using small arms weapons such as the Autoshotgun, and melee weapons such as the Boarding Axe. Whilst an unusually viable strategy, it must still be noted that a single bite to the head can immediately knock a player unconscious. Players attempting this must either have medical backup on standby, or be prepared to die on the battlefield.
|Attack||Target type||Afflictions on hit||Context||Structure Damage||Duration||Cooldown||Kinetic Force|
|Water Attack||Character|| Bite Wounds 60
|Ranged Attack||Any|| Burn 20
In addition to the values in the following table, the Crawler Broodmother is also immune to:
|Legs & Tail||x 0.5||x 1||x 0.5|
|Head||x 1||x 1.5||x 1.5|
- The Crawler Broodmother was first introduced in the 0.16.6.0 (Rising Tide) update.