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Nesting Scorpion burrowing out

Overview[edit]

Burrowing is a monster special quality, a movement mode.

Description[edit]

A creature with this movement mode can tunnel through dirt, sand, earth, and sometimes rock and masonry. Most burrowing creatures do not leave behind any sign of their passage, but some do leave tell-tale marks on the ground in the entry and exit points.

This is a potent defensive ability, since you can't target a burrowing creature.

It is an offensive ability as well, since it allows a creature to attack you by surprise, provided you don't spot it before it burrows.

Tactics[edit]

Sometimes, you can track subtle signs of underground movement that enable you to roughly estimate the general direction and speed of the creature.

Moreover, since a burrowing creature's combat routine usually involves a recurring pattern of attack and burrow, if you manage to hit it with an attack that deals damage over time while aboveground, it will keep damaging the creature even when underground.

Creature Entries[edit]

The following creatures have been confirmed to be capable of burrowing (there might be more - research continues - be on your guard).

  1. Armored Scorpion
  2. Aspect of Wrath
  3. Blacktail
  4. Cave Twilight Scorpion
  5. Cove Scorpion
  6. Crystal Scorpion
  7. Darksting
  8. Death Stalker
  9. Desert Scorpion
  10. Desert Twilight Scorpion
  11. Doomstalker
  12. Dunestalker
  13. Duskspur
  14. Ebony
  15. Elder Purple Worm
  16. Fellsting
  17. Fiend-Blood Scorpion
  18. Fiendish Monstrous Scorpion
  19. Gloom's Huntress
  20. Hatchling
  21. Hell Scorpion
  22. Infernal Stinger
  23. Island Scorpion
  24. Jungle Scorpion
  25. Large Monstrous Scorpion
  26. Large Twilight Scorpion
  27. Medium Monstrous Scorpion
  28. Menechtarun Cleaver
  29. Menechtarun Crusher
  30. Monarch Scorpion
  31. Nesting Scorpion
  32. Night Scorpion
  33. Purple Worm
  34. Purple Worm Tail
  35. Rancor
  36. Ravenous
  37. Rhath
  38. Roaming Scorpion
  39. Sandstalker
  40. Scorpion Ambusher
  41. Scorpion Guardian
  42. Sineater
  43. Snikkit
  44. Spawn of Vulkoor
  45. Spellspew Scorpion
  46. Stone Scorpion
  47. Vile Twilight Scorpion
  48. Wrathspawn

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