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A Sinkhole from Onslaught.

Sinkholes were Quantum Minions from Scaldron. These enemies used their gravitic abilities to launch projectiles from a floating position. In addition, every once in a while they would form a gravity well around them which pulled all heroes and projectiles towards them. During this period they also received greatly reduced damage.

Description

Sinkholes, draped in tentacles and possessing hideous mandibles and antennae, are one of the only aquatic species on Scaldron to have evolved to survive the planet surface's transition to total aridity. Because sinkholes possess quantum-warp abilities, speculation persists that they draw water interdimensionally, keeping their bodies thoroughly hydrated at all times despite their surroundings. Whatever the case, sinkholes attack their enemies ruthlessly by manifesting lethal gravity wells, which also partially shield them from injury.

Strategy

Sinkhole projectiles were very distinct in appearance, four small blue orbs orbiting each other. These projectiles were not the fastest, and could be dodged easily.

Sinkholes would periodically generate a gravity well around themselves. This would pull all Heroes nearby, making escaping difficult. The Gravity Well itself was not very dangerous, but would prove aggravating when other Darkspore are present. They took reduced damage from all sources when they were creating Gravity Wells.

The easiest way to deal with them was to either take them down with ranged attacks, or to use powerful melee attacks. It was worth noting that while escaping a gravity well a Hero was slowed, it would allow you to reach the Sinkhole even faster with your melee Heroes.

You could even use the gravity well they created to your advantage. Slow heroes like Wraith could run to the Well and could quickly escape an overwhelming attack. Tempests could also use the projectile-redirecting gravity to perform unusual curve shots that could hit another, more important enemy.

Trivia

  • Sinkholes were first revealed in the Enemy
    Sinkhole artwork

    Sinkhole's official Concept Art.

    Spotlight Video, along with several other enemies on Scaldron.
  • Their mouth is a part from Spore.
  • Sinkholes somewhat beared a resemblance to real-life octopuses and squids.
  • Sinkholes in Invasion Mode were called Warp Sinkholes.