Rustacean

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rustacean
Rustacean.png
Level:
12
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ST:
24
Strength: 24range: 21-28
AG:
10
Agility: 10range: 8-12
QN:
100
Quickness: 100
TO:
21
Toughness: 21range: 19-23
WI:
6
Willpower: 6range: 5-8
MS:
100
Movespeed: 100
IN:
6
Intelligence: 6range: 5-8
EG:
6
Ego: 6range: 5-8
MA:
-1
Mental Armor: -1range: -2-0
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ST:
24
Strength: 24range: 21-28
AG:
10
Agility: 10range: 8-12
QN:
100
Quickness: 100
TO:
21
Toughness: 21range: 19-23
WI:
6
Willpower: 6range: 5-8
MS:
100
Movespeed: 100
IN:
6
Intelligence: 6range: 5-8
EG:
6
Ego: 6range: 5-8
MA:
-1
Mental Armor: -1range: -2-0
Acid
Res:
0
Elec
Res:
-10
Cold
Res:
10
Heat
Res:
10
Character

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Rustacean

Faction

crabs (Loved100 Reputation)

Demeanor

neutral

Gender

neuter

Inventory
Inventory
Skills
Skills
Mutations
Mutations
Corpse Dropped

Rustacean corpse.pngrustacean corpse (90%)

Experience?The XP granted when killed. Click
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a level-based breakdown.

300 XP

XP Tier

2

Role

Tank


Extra info:
  • Weighs 200 lbs

Limbs* (Crab): * Excludes limbs granted via mutations
rustacean

Its shell is the color of air-sucked iron. It waves a monstrous claw in hostility, and blood-crusted rust flakes are shaken free of their serrated home.

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A rustacean is a creature belonging to the crabs faction. Rustaceans can be found underground, as well as in the Ovw rust wells.pngRust Wells and Ovw golgotha.pngGolgotha.[1]

Rustaceans attack in melee with their \rust-encrusted claws, natural cudgel weapons that each deal ♥1d31-3 (Avg: 2) damage.[2] To compliment their claws, rustaceans have the Cudgel Proficiency, Offhand Strikes, and Flurry skills, as well as a special NPC only skill, Shattering Blows.[3]

Rustaceans possess two mutations, Enhanced Skeleton and Kinetic Dampening, each at mutation level 12;[3] however, neither of them have any function.

Despite their name, rustaceans have no method of rusting metal equipment.

Shattering Blows

This section is an excerpt from Shattering Blows#Mechanics.

Shattering Blows grants the attacker a 10% chance to inflict one of the following effects with each cudgel attack:[4]

  • If the target is the player, a longer-duration version of the cracked effect on one random piece of the player's equipment.
  • If the target is not the player, or if the player has AV greater than 0, a longer-duration version of the cleaved effect.
    • The player typically only has AV greater than 0 if they have intrinsic AV, such as AV granted from the Calloused skill.

Both effects last for 2000 turns[5], which is longer than a full day in game. Both effects can also stack, leading either to cracked pieces of equipment with a greater than -1 AV penalty, and/or to a cleaved effect on the player/creature with a greater than -1 AV penalty.

In extreme cases, such as a historic site filled with Rustacean.pngrustaceans, it is completely plausible for a player to get reduced to 0 AV for a long period of time due to this effect. For example, a player with the Calloused skill might have all of their equipment cracked down to 0 AV, as well as a -3 or -4 penalty from a cleaved effect directly applied to themselves.

Trivia

  • "Rustacean" is portmanteau of the words "rust" and "crustacean".

References

This information is reliable as of patch 2.0.201.88.
  1. EncounterTables.xml
  2. ObjectBlueprints.xml, object name Rustacean Crab_Claw
  3. 3.0 3.1 ObjectBlueprints.xml, object name Rustacean
  4. XRL.World.Effects.ShatterArmor
  5. XRL.World.Parts.Skill.Cudgel_ShatteringBlows