Hammerhead Matriarch

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Hammerhead Matriarch
Hammerhead Matriarch.png
Stats
Health

1000

Sight: 1
Hearing: 1
Armor

Skirt (see values in Defense section)

Weakpoints

Head

Behavior
Walk speed

N/A

Swim speed

2 slow - 6 fast

Aggressive?

Only when attacked

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 100% (1/1)
Swim Bladder.png Swim Bladder
100% (1/1)


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

Description

The Hammerhead Matriarch is a large, dark red squid-like creature with four arms attached to its torso. Despite the sharp appearance of these arms, the Hammerhead Matriarch is a docile creature. It avoids combat wherever possible, only responding aggressively when provoked. Its head is a large, fragile sac of eggs.

In-game

The Hammerhead Matriarch is not aggressive until provoked. Upon being attacked however, it will retaliate with its only form of attack; a suicidal, devastating assault on the Submarine's hull. The impact makes its egg sac burst, releasing 30 Hammerhead Spawn. The attack allows the Hammerhead Spawns entry into the sub, utilising swarm tactics to overwhelm Humans inside the submarine.

Combat strategies

Due to the docile nature of the Hammerhead Matriarch, it is entirely viable to completely avoid it. Typically, it only becomes hostile due to misfires by a gunner, or if the player intentionally shoots it. If intentional combat is the preferred strategy, the Railgun will immediately kill it. It is not advised to use the Coilgun as it will only anger it, being unable to kill it quick enough. The Pulse Laser using Tri-Pulse Ammunition can also quickly kill it, however only in closer ranges as all three shots would land.

It is not advised to attempt to combat the Hammerhead Matriarch with melee weapons.

Attacks

Attack Target type Afflictions on hitContextAfflictions InsideArea of EffectStructure DamageDurationCooldownKinetic ForceNotes
Nose Attack Submarine   Any  Affliction Stun.png Stun 3s  4m  400 (direct hit)
350 (AoE
0.1s  15  Spawns 30 Hammerhead Spawn. Deals 1000 Internal Damage to itself.


Defense

Hammerhead Matriarch Damage Modifiers.png

In addition to the values in the following table, the Hammerhead Matriarch is also immune to: 

 

LimbAffliction Burn.png BurnAffliction Bleeding.png BleedingAffliction Internal Damage.png Internal DamageAffliction Lacerations.png LacerationsAffliction Blunt Force Trauma.png Blunt Force TraumaAffliction Deep Tissue Injury.png Deep Tissue InjuryAffliction Bite Wounds.png Bite WoundsAffliction Gunshot Wound.png Gunshot WoundAffliction Organ Damage.png Organ Damage
Head x 10 x 1 x 2 x 10 x 2 x 1 x 2 x 10 x 1 
Skirt x 0.5 x 0.2 x 0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1


Variants

Trivia

  • If a Nasonov Artifact is on board, the Matriarch will attack even unprovoked.

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