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Tentacler

A Tentacler from Onslaught.

Tentaclers were tree-like Bio Minions found on Verdanth. Before the Darkspore invasion, they were miners that dug tunnels on Verdanth, but when they were infected, they became invaluable Darkspore soldiers, as they could make spiky thorns emerge underneath a hero, dealing heavy damage.


Lore

Eons ago, Tentaclers were a class of Verdanthi miners who tunneled their homeworld's ancient depths, seeking motherlodes of phosphates and precious symbiotic animals. But the Darkspore mutated these industrious seekers into murderers. Today tentaclers deploy the roots they once used seeking treasures to trap their foes from below with spiky thorns, before closing in to inflict terrifying death. The best way to avoid such an end: keep moving.

Strategy

  • Invasion Variant: Retractile Tentacler
  • Apocalypse Variant: Undulating Tentacler
Tentaclers were annoying, especially when you were being blocked off by a horde of Darkspore. Using an AoE on them might help. They made an easily noticeable noise and animation before using their roots.

Good hero examples against them were Vex or Blitz, as they could teleport to them before they did damage, and finish them quickly with fast damaging basic attacks.

Trivia

  • They did not appear to have any relation to their name. However, it was possible that their name refers to their ability of summoning thorns, referring to said thorns as "tentacles".
  • This minion had had the most damage reduction patches then all other minions in Darkspore.
  • Their attack slightly resembled the Groundspike attack from the game Prototype.
  • In-game, Undulating Tentaclers were called "Ungulating" Tentaclers. This was probably due to a typo.