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Bomber

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"Bomber"
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Details
Location(s)
Ossuary (2-3 BC)

Astrolab (5 BSC)

Ramparts, Stilt Village, Graveyard, High Peak Castle (2+ BSC for all)

Reward
Seismic Strike (0.4%)

A Thousand and One Nights Outfit (4+ BSC; 0.4%)

Bombers are enemies wearing a Plague Doctor mask and able to fly by using a jetpack on their back. These enemies are only found in high difficulties (2 BSC and above) in many biomes such as the Ramparts, Stilt Village and Ossuary. In cramped levels with low ceiling or many platforms, such as the Toxic Sewers and Castle, Bombers are particularly dangerous because they follow the player wherever they may run and perform a dive attack at any sign of stopping. This can become especially problematic when multiple Bombers are following the Beheaded and launching dive attacks one after another. Therefore, it is advised to bait them individually into diving to safely eliminate them after avoiding their attack with a roll.

Some very efficient ways of neutralizing Bombers are ranged weapons as well as area of effect skills. Above all, a good way to get rid of a Bomber is to interrupt its flying and make him fall to his death. It is important to note that if a Bomber falls too long without touching the ground, it will recover and fly back to the player. Rather, its is advised to interrupt their flying when they are only moderately high above the ground, which will often make them die on impact. Low cooldown grenades like Infantry Grenade or bows can be useful in this endeavor. Possibly the best items to neutralize these enemies are Aura of Laceration and Wave of Denial, which can get rid of multiple flying Bombers at once and do not allow them to ever launch a dive attack.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Bombers can spot players through walls and will fly to them if they get too close from their location. In general, Bombers' attacks do not deal a lot of damage to the player, but they are fast and can quickly land multiple hits.

The main attack of Bombers is the dive attack. They hover above the player and dive as soon as the character shows a sign of immobility. This attack deals relatively low damage, but it cannot be parried with a shield.

Bombers can also throw a pink grenade at the player, in a manner similar to Grenadiers.

Finally, Bombers can use their sword to perform a melee attack. This attack is particularly fast and is best avoided by rolling.

Elites[edit | edit source]

Elite Bombers can spawn with any of the Elite special abilities. They are particularly dangerous when they have the rotating laser and the clone Elite abilities.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Bombers were added with the v1.2 update, aka Rise of the Giant DLC in March 2019.