|Environment||The Corruption – The Crimson|
|Damage||60 / 120 (body)|
30 / 60 (claws)
|Max Life||34000 / 44000|
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Spawn[edit | edit source]
Behavior[edit | edit source]
Esophage pursues the player fairly slowly at first, speeding up and becoming more aggressive as its health lowers. At high health, it is unable to pursue the player without tiles to walk on, but at lower health it gains a degree of ability to pursue them through the air, albeit erratically.
Esophage alternates randomly between four attacks (never repeating the same attack twice in a row), some of which are made more difficult in Expert Mode:
- Cursed Fireballs - Shoots high-velocity cursed fireballs at the player with a very small degree of random spread. As its health lowers, the attack becomes slightly faster and the degree of spread increases slightly. Below 2/3 health, the boss will instead shoot wide spreads of three fireballs, and below 1/3 health, it will shoot spreads of 5.
- Tooth Shotgun - Shoots four irregular shotgun blasts of teeth at the player, which increase in number and degree of spread at lower health. In expert mode, these shotguns anticipate the player's motion.
- Ichor Spray - Esophage will shoot a stream of ichor blasts into the air, slightly in the direction of the player, similar to those produced by Ichor Stickers. The projectiles become faster, cover a wider range, and are shot more frequently at lower health.
- Capsid Plates - Esophage will create a ring of six capsid plates around its capsid, which it will launch in a wide spread at the player after a short delay, firing them significantly faster if the player is further away. In expert mode, below 2/3 health, it will create ten plates instead of six, and below 1/3 health, it will create twenty.