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Grotesque

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The Grotesques are as the name implies, very grotesque. Believed to be Initiates fallen in battle, too wounded to recover, regrown into mindless beasts capable only of rushing headlong against the enemy.

A true testament to the vile nature of the Cyborgs, killing them is doing them a favor, ending their non-life.

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Light Infantry Medium Claws Medium None
Health Constitution Armor
Base Decay Base Decay Location Min Max
450 0 0 5 default 25 40
Attacks Power Crit AP? Effects
Melee 30 n/a no n/a

Tactics[edit | edit source]

  • Predominately found on medium to high level planets, Grotesques are transported onto the battlefield inside IFVs or airdropped onto the planet surface, normally in groups of three to five, wherever 'Squadleader' Soldiers or Infantry Fighting Vehicles have raised an alarm to warn of a Helldiver's presence. IFVs will periodically disgorge several Grotesques if not destroyed.
  • After spawning, Grotesques will close to melee range and engage players in combat where several rapid strikes from their claws are enough to down a Helldiver. The speed of their attacks and the fact they often appear in significant numbers can make Grotesques a dangerous enemy for an unwary Helldiver who allows them to get too close. Trying to kill a Grotesque in melee combat without a bayonet is considered a suicidal move in most cases.
  • Because of their small size, it can be hard to hit Grotesques with precision weapons. However, they have no armor to speak of and shots to their center mass will down them surprisingly quickly.
  • Their small size and short melee-range permits a player using the SH-32 Directional Kinetic Shield to block Grotesques with their shield and keep them at bay without taking any damage, so long as they don't get surrounded by them.
  • Grotesques will most likely charge you in a small group (5 to 6), if you throw the Grenade perfectly you can take them all in one go.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Enemies
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Bugs

Scout Vanguard Shadow Stalker Warrior Elite Brood Commander Impaler Tank Behemoth Hive Lord

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Illuminate

Observer Watcher Obsidian Observer Hunter Tripod Strider Apprentice Outcast Obelisk Illusionist Council Member Great Eye

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Cyborgs

Initiate 'Squadleader' Soldier Legionnaire Hound Grotesque Immolator Comrade Berserker Butcher Hulk Warlord Infantry Fighting Vehicle Siege Mech