Creeps, as referred to in the game's files, are small gray spiders that spawn with Metaphor.
Creeps have a base movement speed of 0.48 t/s and health equivalent to 20% of Metaphor's HP. They deal no damage to the base and have no special boss-like properties, meaning they are susceptible to crowd control effects and take full damage from abilities.
There are 7 types of creeps:
- Low HP: has 3x less HP, but also takes 5x less damage from towers. Meant to distract the "Weak" targeting.
- High HP: has 3x more HP, but also takes 5x more damage from towers. Meant to distract the "Strong" targeting and Magnet.
- Random Speed: constantly changes its speed between 0.28 and 0.68 t/s, cycling between being behind and ahead of Metaphor. Meant to distract the "First" and "Last" targeting.
- Front: constantly adjusts its speed to stay slightly ahead of Metaphor. Meant to distract the "First" targeting.
- Rear: constantly adjusts its speed to stay slighly behind Metaphor. Meant to distract the "Last" targeting.
- Big: is 25% larger than normal.
- Small: is 20% smaller than normal.
The type of each creep is determined upon spawn and cycles through the list above.
- High HP creeps have effectively 40% less HP against towers, meaning that single-target towers like Sniper or Minigun set to "Strongest" should take them out very quickly.
- Low HP creeps have effectively 66% more HP against towers, but 80% less against abilities, making them easy targets against Thunder, Smoke bomb, Ball lightning and LOIC.
- Front creeps should be taken out by single-target towers set to "First".
- Rear creeps should be taken out by single-target towers set to "Last".
- Random Speed creeps should be taken out once Front and Rear ones are dead by towers set to either "First" or "Last".
Since the creeps are vulnerable to crowd control, towers like Freezing, Blast or Crusher can be used to desynchronize them from Metaphor. However, once able to move again, Front and Rear creeps can go as fast as 1.2 t/s if they are too far away from the boss.
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