NOOOO! LET ME GO!~A survivor trapped between Niepuszcza’s teeth
Niepuszczas (pol. Nie puszcza, literal eng. Won’t let go) are one of the toughest creatures of Sinsecta origin. They are known for their large, durable bodies and trap-like mouths that deal massive damage. They resemble sundews, only that they are bigger and have literal teeth inside. Fortunately, Niepuszczas are quite slow, so they can be dealt with before they attempt to trap anyone.
Niepuszcza’s weakness map represents the probability of weakpoints spawning on various alien body parts. Green color highlights the areas where these points generate less often, whereas, in the places marked red, they appear most frequently. Please note that in no way does it affect the damage dealt unless you attack the weakpoint directly. So, for example, if you target the teeth when no weakpoint is present, you’ll get the same result as if you tried to attack the lower body.
Niepuszczas are so massive that they don’t really need to fear anything. However, their skin can be easily set on fire. If your weapon has a Dizzy effect, this will also be effective against them.
- Bleed – 0% resistance
- Blind – 95% resistance
- Dizzy – 100% vulnerability
- Fear – 80% resistance
- Hatred – 90% resistance
- Ignite – 100% vulnerability
- Poison – 0% resistance
- Stun – 99% resistance
Resistances affect a weapon’s base debuff multiplier (100%). With no resistance, the chance to apply a debuff is what you see on a weapon’s card. So, for example, if your weapon has a 10% Hatred enhancement, each hit with that weapon has 10% (base chance) * (100% – 0%) (base debuff multiplier) = 10% chance to apply the Hatred debuff. However, with Niepuszczas’ 90% resistance against the debuff, that number is reduced to only 10% * (100% – 90%) = 1% chance. Alternatively, a weapon with a 10% Ignite enhancement would be more effective due to Niepuszczas being vulnerable to flames. 10% * (100% + 100%) = 20% chance to ignite the enemy.
These facts increase your chance to successfully obtain alien-specific loot:
“Bone fragments on the skin can reflexly hit if they sense the touch on the skin.”
“Their teeth can be used as a weapon due to their sharpness and hardness.”
When killed, Niepuszczas have a chance to drop:
One of the creatures purposely dragged on subsequent Stream planets by Hoppers so they can help spread parasites from Sinsecta and allow for a quick terraformation. In their language, Niepuszcza’s name means “won’t let go” – as in “that which it bites – it won’t let go.” The species is very resistant to losing parts of its body, which allows even bigger specimens to jump through relatively small clouds. Niepuszcza’s cocoons, often found after the passage of a large individual, aren’t eggs. Rather, they’re the means of cleansing one’s body from parasites. Parasites are lured to a cocoon by high pressure and lumps of fat residing inside and then forced into the tissue that is quickly excreted like an egg. Parasite rains (oftentimes consisting of Cotoje larvae) that sometimes fall on Earth are the direct result of a Niepuszcza cocoon being torn during teleportation.