The Spineling is a small creature of impressive agility and marksmanship, and the only creature with a ranged attack.
The Spineling is small and spindly, appearing similar to a dark dragonfly thanks to its twelve metallic-white spines and scales on its rear. But is more so a fin-less eel, capable of twisting on the spot to get the best shot with its plethora of natural harpoons.
Spinelings are incredibly quick and capable of turning on the spot, making it challenging to hit them with Coilgun and Railgun weapons. The Spineling's only means of attack is to launch its spines akin to a Harpoon Gun, most often at submarines or unfortunate divers. The main danger of these spines is that they can easily penetrate multiple decks of a submarine, and reliably hit the crew on the inside, inflicting heavy bleeding and panic. A spineling will most often fire 1-2 spines at a time, but can easily fire up to 6 in rapid succession should it choose to do so. A spineling's spines do not regenerate in any capacity.
However, this is offset by their lack of armor and bulk, resulting in them dying in just a few shots from a Coilgun. It is also not uncommon to see friendly fire between Spinelings in swarms. The head of a Spineling is incredibly vulnerable, and will take 2x Internal Damage and Bleeding damage.
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