Giant Spineling

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Last updated for version 0.18.15.0
The current game version is 0.18.15.2


Giant Spineling
Giant Spineling.png
ID: Spineling_giant
Stats
Health

500

Sight: 2
Hearing: 2
Armor

All body:
Stun100% (Immune)

Weakpoints

None

Behavior
Walk speed

N/A

Swim speed

6 (Slow) 12 (Fast)

Aggressive?

Always

Can Enter Submarine?

No

Drops
only 1 of the items marked with an asterisk * may drop at a time
Items Chance
Alien Blood.png Alien Blood (x3)
Swim Bladder.png Swim Bladder (x1)
100% (1/1)

The Giant Spineling is a stronger variant of the Spineling.

Description

The Giant Spineling is significantly larger than the Spineling. Despite its size, however, it remains just as nimble as its smaller counterpart. The Giant Spineling is covered in a green moss-like substance and has drastically less spikes around its body. Its tail-end is shaped like a flipper, which perhaps is the source of its speed relative to its size, as such a flipper is absent on regular Spinelings.

In-game

Giant Spinelings only spawn within a swarm of Spineling. They typically come in packs of 2, however in higher difficulty areas up to 3 can spawn at a time. They swim around the submarine, firing giant spikes at it which cause severe hull damage. Its speed is balanced by its large size, which allows most gunners to land shots on it with ease.

Combat strategies

The quick movements of the Giant Spineling make weapons such as the Chaingun inferior in combat. It is advisable to use the Railgun or Pulse Laser instead due to their high damage outputs and accuracy. The Coilgun is viable, but not as effective. If killed quickly, it is possible to avoid taking major hull damage. This requires good coordination between the captain and the security team.

It is absolutely not recommended to attempt to kill the Giant Spineling with small arms or melee weapons due to their lower damage outputs compared to submarine weaponry.

Attacks

Attack Target type Afflictions on hitStructure DamageDurationCooldown
Spike Any Affliction Bleeding.png Bleeding 10
Affliction Lacerations.png Lacerations 15
Affliction Stun.png Stun 1s 
100  0.1s  5
  • Each spike can hit up to 10 times.

Variants

Trivia

  • The Giant Spineling was first introduced in the 0.16.6.0 (Rising Tide) update.
  • The projectiles fired by the Giant Spineling are larger than Humans.
  • The spawn tag for the Giant Spineling is "spineling_giant". Without the "_", the console command to spawn it does not work.

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