Hammerhead Matriarch

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Current game version: 0.12.0.3

The Hammerhead Matriarch is a Europan creature related to the Hammerhead.



Hammerhead Matriarch
Hammerhead Matriarch.png
Stats
Health

500

Armor

90%

Weakpoints

Head: Gunshot Wound Lacerations x10

Armored Points

Skirt, Fins

Speed
Walking

N/A

Swimming

2 slow - 8 fast

Behavior
Aggressive?

Only when attacked

Can Enter Submarine?

No

Sight

1

Hearing

1

Drops
only 1 of the items marked with an asterisk * may drop at a time
Item(s) Chance
None N/A

Description

The Hammerhead Matriarch is a large dark red squid-like creature with 4 arms attached to its torso. Its head is a large, fragile sac of eggs.
The Hammerhead Spawn hatching from those eggs have the shape of a standard Hammerhead, only much smaller and sharing the Matriarch's dark-red shade.

In-game

The Hammerhead Matriarch is not aggressive until provoked and will flee on sight of a submarine. Upon being attacked however, it will retaliate with its only attack, a suicidal, devastating assault on the submarine's hull. The impact makes its egg sac burst, releasing 30 hammerhead spawn.
The spawn aren't capable of damaging the hull, but the strength of their mother's assault is likely to have caused a breach right where they are released.
Killing the Matriarch before it has a chance to ram the submarine may prevent the spawn from entering. Most of its body has 90% armor against all Affliction Internal Damage.pngInternal Damage types and 80% resistance against Affliction Bleeding.pngBleeding, however the Matriarch's head takes 10 times the Affliction Gunshot Wound.pngGunshot Wounds and Affliction Lacerations.pngLacerations.

Hammerhead Spawn are weak and may not be hard to kill individually, but their numbers can quickly become problematic to an unprepared crew. Should other hostile creatures still be attacking the submarine, such as Hammerheads that were defending the Matriarch, dealing with both inside and outside creatures can be a challenge. The spawn are easily dispatched with melee weapons like wrenches or knives, and incendiary weapons are highly effective. Being unable to move or attack outside of water, fixing the breaches and pumping the water out will leave them defenseless and quickly kill them.

Damage Values

Hammerhead Matriarch:

Item
Afflictions
Structure Damage
Attack Duration
Cooldown
Nose Attack
Affliction Bite Wounds.pngBite Wounds 25
Affliction Stun.pngStun 1 sec
On self: Affliction Internal Damage.pngInternal Damage 1000
200
0.1 Seconds
15 Seconds
Hammerhead Spawn
Hammerhead Spawn.png
Stats
Health

5

Armor

N/A

Weakpoints

None

Armored Points

None

Speed
Walking

N/A

Swimming

1.6 slow - 3 fast

Behavior
Aggressive?

Always

Can Enter Submarine?

Yes

Sight

1

Hearing

1

Drops
only 1 of the items marked with an asterisk * may drop at a time
Item(s) Chance
None N/A

Hammerhead Spawn:

Item
Afflictions
Structure Damage
Stun Duration
Attack Duration
Cooldown
Head
Affliction Bite Wounds.pngBite Wounds 1
0
0
0.25 Seconds
3 Seconds

Trivia

  • If a Nasonov Artifact is on board, the Matriarch will attack even unprovoked.
  • The Hammerhead Spawn is the weakest creature in the game.

Audio

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