Glyphid Crassus Detonator

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Glyphid Crassus Detonator
Glyphid Crassus Detonator
Creature Details
Species Glyphid
Biome All
Category Rare Boss Enemy
Combat
Attack(s) Hellfire
Dig
Golden Final Blow (on death)
Base Health 6000
Resistance(s) Explosive: 50%
Weakness(es) None
Immunity Stun
Weakpoint Bulbs: ×3
Armor Medium Medium armor: -60% damage taken

Glyphid Crassus Detonator Umodel Front.png

Glyphid Crassus Detonator Umodel Top.png

Glyphid Crassus Detonator Umodel Back.png

Weakpoint / Medium Armor
Temperature
Hot Cold
Burn T°C Freeze T°C
60° Heat -490° Cold
Douse Fire T°C Unfreeze T°C
30° Heat -200° Cold
Cooling Rate Warming Rate
10°/s Heat 300°/s Cold

A close cousin of the Glyphid Detonator, but displaying an exceptionally thrilling mutation. It is every bit as lethal as its cousin, releasing the same devastating shockwaves and blowing up with a blast in the kiloton range, but - instead of glassing the surrounding environment on account of the tremendous heat released, a most peculiar chemical reaction occurs. Everything caught in the blast radius of an exploding Crassus Detonator turns to gold. Incredible.
~ Miner's Manual

The Glyphid Crassus Detonator is a hostile Creature. It can spawn in any region of the planet, but its spawn is tied to level generation - only one can appear in a mission, and no more will spawn once the original is killed. It typically spawns at the beginning of the mission and roams around the caves towards the Dwarves. The Glyphid Crassus Detonator is commonly referred to as a Crassus or a Crassus Detonator.

Described by the Miner's Manual as a mutation of the original Bulk Detonator, the Crassus is very similar in appearance and behavior. The biggest and most obvious difference is its whole body being covered in a layer of Gold - this gold serves as a type of armor which reduces damage and cannot be broken. This on top of the extremely high 6000 health the Crassus boasts makes it a very resilient enemy. Targeting the tumorous bulbs on its backside is a necessity to deal larger amounts of damage to it.

The Crassus will also explode violently in the same manner as the Bulk Detonator does, but with a key difference. The 10 meter crater it leaves behind will be coated in a layer of solid Gold, which can be mined and deposited. The amount of Gold created depends on how much space is caught within the radius of the blast - catching the Bulk within a narrow tunnel will result in the largest amounts of Gold possible.

Asides from these differences, the Crassus Detonator behaves in the exact same way as a regular Bulk Detonator does, so any strategies that work for the Bulk can also tame a Crassus quite effectively. It retains the same slow movement speed and extremely high damage. It still has the same stomp attack, but the explosions caused by this attack will not produce any Gold. While the massive amounts of Gold produced by the Crassus is an alluring prize, don't forget that it's still a very lethal enemy.

Combat[edit | edit source]

Health and Armor[edit | edit source]

Effective

Health Scaling

Hazard Level
Normal Mission DD EDD
1 2 3 4 5 3 3.5 4.5 5 5.5
Player Count Dwarfcount1.png 2700 3900 4800 6000 7200 4800 5100 6600 7200 7800
Dwarfcount2.png 3300 4500 5400 6000 7200 5400 5700 6600 7200 7800
Dwarfcount3.png 4200 5400 6000 7200 8400 6000 6600 7800 8400 9000
Dwarfcount4.png 5100 6000 6600 7800 9000 6600 7200 8400 9000 9600

Attacks[edit | edit source]

  • Massive ~15 meter explosion upon death that releases several additional flying explosive globs
  • Explosive damage to terrain can leave behind layers of Gold when killed
  • Explodes with a non-damaging shock-wave, when killed while frozen
  • Stomps on nearby Dwarves, creating a very large blast that deals 100 fire damage
  • Digs through the dirt towards Dwarves using explosive slams

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Try to lure Crassus Detonators into enclosed spaces before finishing them off for the highest quantity of gold
  • If the Crassus Detonator dies while it is frozen, it's death explosion will not produce a crater of gold
  • Shooting any of the three "bulbs" deals 3x the damage of shooting the body

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Glyphid Crassus Detonator is a reference to Roman general and politician Crassus, who was known as one of the wealthiest men of his time. According to legend, when his body was recovered by his enemies after a battle resulting in his death, they poured liquid gold into his mouth to taunt his wealth and greed.
  • The Crassus has the highest amount of base health of any creature in the game, at 6000 HP. This can scale all the way up to 9000 HP on a Hazard 5 mission with four players.