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Dilapidated Arboretum, Ossuary

High Peak Castle (Elite in green area)

Spiked Boots (0.4%), Barnacle (1.7%)

The Thorny is encountered in the Ossuary. One appears as an elite key guardian in High Peak Castle, occupying the green room.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Attacks by rolling in a ball towards the player, dealing contact damage and knock-back. Dodge roll through their roll attack and attack them when they get out of their ball form.

If you attack these enemies with a melee weapon while their spiked back is facing you, you will take damage.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Thorny early concept
Thorny early concept ("goat") from the game files
  • In the early days, Thorny didn't have any spikes on his back. Instead, he only had the sort of shield and was named "goat" in the game files. His attack was the same as thorny according to the spritesheet.
  • Along with the fact that Thorny is called "satyrSpike" in the game files, this suggests that his design was inspired by the mythological Satyrs. Indeed, Satyrs were often represented as part goat with horns on their forehead, much like Thorny.