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Lieutenant moltencrawler var1

A Molten Crawler

Molten Crawlers were dangerous Plasma Lieutenants. Creeping around the icy wastes of Cryos, the Molten Crawler hurled globs of molten rock at Heroes, and inflicted physical damage by striking with their front limbs.

Lore

Since their earliest appearance in the scrolls of evolution, molten crawlers have been a threat to all creatures they deemed prey. Highly dexterous on any terrain, they unleash devastating attacks by projecting blasts of lava at their targets. Even if those blasts miss, they form lethally hot pools wherever they land. In close quarters, crawlers are capable fighters, using their front feet as devastating fists.

Strategy

  • Onslaught Variant: Molten Crawler
  • Apocalypse Variant: Eruption Crawler
Molten Crawlers were part of a group of uncommon but devastating Darkspore, along with Decelerators and Suppression Mechanoids. Molten Crawlers lobbed projectiles that created a burning AOE wherever they landed. They often launched another as soon as you stepped out of the first one, making escaping their influence nigh impossible. Do NOT cleanse until you were out of the AOE, as it would instantly re-apply the Burn.

Kill any and all Molten Crawlers with extreme prejudice as soon as they spawn. While it was nearly impossible to avoid the damage, you could limit how much you are dealt by killing these obscenities as soon as possible. If you had any Hero with Burn immunity, USE IT. You could also cleanse it by using Tork's Sporegenisis ability to get the burn out of the way while it healed your hero. Also, Meditron's Syndrome Shift could be used to cause the Molten Crawlers to perish by their own flames.

Trivia

  • Molten Crawlers beared a resemblance to Char's pet. They also happened to have the same kind of foot the hero and his pet do.