New Zed (Possible Boss Zed)

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Hu3Hu3

FNG / Fresh Meat
Sep 9, 2020
9
3
3
Stalker/Crawler hybrid.
A big crawler that can become invisible.

[If it becomes a boss zed]
-during the boss battle there will be regular spawning of crawlers and stalkers to populate the map and it will occasionally bring out bloats and elite crawlers so it will emphasize the importance of accuracy and keeping enemies at a distance rather than mass crawlers and stalkers for berserkers to mow through.

-Its attack will be fairly similar to both the crawler and stalker (combo hits/scratches) but it will shoot/spray out acidic mucus and silk/slime that will also slowdown the players and can seal up doorways with some slime or silk which will require you to use the welder, fire or explosives to remove the seals on the door; will require some strategy as this zed will make an effort to try and trap you in a room.

-Possible idea for higher difficulty variants; it can place acid traps on the ammo/weapon pickups so you'd have to shoot the ammo boxes to get the acid off so you don't get it on you.
 

Aleflippy

Grizzled Veteran
Sep 18, 2012
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Funny thing is : for quite a while, we all thought the Matriarch would be like that. Some kind of "Spider Queen" of some sort, with maybe some Siren thrown in for good measure.

Mind you, most people are a bit bored with the "zed, except it's a boss" schtick. But who knows... Maybe a "swarmer" kind of boss could still happen? Even if the Abomination fills that role somewhat already.
 

Humam2104

Active member
Jul 1, 2020
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Sounds powerful and requires some hard work to be done with this boss.
And what about a King Scrake? ever wondered about that?
 

Hu3Hu3

FNG / Fresh Meat
Sep 9, 2020
9
3
3
Funny thing is : for quite a while, we all thought the Matriarch would be like that. Some kind of "Spider Queen" of some sort, with maybe some Siren thrown in for good measure.

Mind you, most people are a bit bored with the "zed, except it's a boss" schtick. But who knows... Maybe a "swarmer" kind of boss could still happen? Even if the Abomination fills that role somewhat already.
I actually do have an idea for a completely original new boss with some type of lore that makes decent connections to the background of the game; however it is taking some time to write it up. I'll give you a hint, its name starts with a 'K'