There are three Carrion Shambler Captains, one for each difficulty mode.
- "Kane, the Chief Cannibal" (Onslaught)
- "Beelzebub, the All-Consuming" (Invasion)
- "Ernox, the Insatiable Maw" (Apocalypse)
The loathsome carrion shamblers physically attack their foes with their massive fists. But their primary role is clearing their planet of corpses, which they do by stopping to gorge upon any they find. By consuming fallen bodies, shamblers quickly increase their size and strength to become nightmarish threats in any field of death.
One of the easiest ways to deal with a Shambler is to Critically Strike as often as possible. Enemies that are killed with Critical Hits explode, leaving no remains for Shamblers to consume. This mean Ravagers can make short work of these Darkspore, but these enemies still should be taken-out first if possible.
Even if they get a few corpses in, there's no reason to panic. Just keep your distance, and the buff will where-off eventually, leaving the Carrion Shambler at its original strength. You can also use Meditron's Syndrome Shift to steal the enrage buff, turning their own advantage against them. (Arakna's Essence Volley or Orion's Chrono Flux will also steal buffs with certain modifiers.)
- The Carrion Shambler was first recognized by fans in the Andromeda Spotlight video. While not mentioned, it was seen on-screen several times.
- During one of the videos on Help E-DNA, featuring Titan's Seismic Smash, a Carrion Shambler was seen along with a few Pyros and Parasitic Threshers. (see image, right) However, the Shambler's size and body structure led people to believe it was a Lightning Stalker from one of Maxis' Template Challenges.
- In Invasion Mode, they can eat the bodies of dead players' heroes during co-op mode. In Apocalypse Mode, they can also consume the blood pools left behind when enemies are killed, (even with the 'No Blood' graphic setting).
- Carrion Shamblers are one of only two cannibalistic enemies, the other being Orcus (Animi don't count because they don't eat one another in-game, only in the lore). The term 'cannibalism' is used here under the assumption that the many species of darkspore are genetically intertwined enough to be regarded as a single species.
- They're the only non-Bio character with Enraging capabilities. (This is excluding Elites with the "Deadly" affix, which isn't a true enrage.)
- Like the other Necro Lieutenants, it is based off of one of the Seven Deadly Sins. The Carrion Shambler is based off the sin of Gluttony.