Dread Root

A Dread Root from Onslaught.

Dread Roots
are Bio Minions from the game Darkspore. They are encountered on Verdanth. While they're dormant they remain hidden in the ground with only their "branches" sticking out. However, when a player is in detected proximity, they burst out of the ground and attack.


Dread Roots were once mysterious creatures of Verdanth's forbidding polar rainforests, thought by many Verdanthi to be ghosts or simply legends. But under Darkspore contamination, the roots emerged from hiding as rugged, ruthless attackers. Their physical assaults are frequently deadly against any prey unlucky enough to be immobilized by their subterranean rootshackles, allowing their allies to converge for a mass-attack.


Dread Roots have a simple scratching melee attack, but occasionally, these attacks can root heroes in place for a short time. As a bonus, any player hit by a Dread Root will get the attention of other nearby Darkspore as well.

Avoid charging into a group of these enemies, because they can immobilize you quickly. If one traps you it gives another dread root the chance to root you again. Thus, leaving you open to other attacks.


  • Dread Roots have arms, legs and feet resembling those of Arborus.
  • Just like Pack Brawlers, they are some of the ONLY cyclopean Darkspore. (meaning they have only one eye)
  • Their hands are the same ones that Sage and Viper have.
  • Their is a glitch where Dread Roots can attack you even if they are underground. (Idle enemies usually have a special animation like coming out of the ground.)