Flood infester form

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Flood infester form
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General overview

Distinctions:

Infects vehicles

Method of attack:

  • Infects infantry and ground vehicles
  • Whips with barbed tentacles
 

The Infester is a Flood pure form that specializes in cracking open vehicles and converting their crew into Flood-controlled puppets. A purpose-built biological weapon, Infesters expend all of their energy on the attack, collapsing in a dying heap and spreading spores upon the completion of their singular task. The Infester is adapted to the task of countering and subverting armored vehicles used by the UNSC and Banished. Though they can attack infantry and structures with barbed tentacles, their goal is to hunt manned vehicles. When they detect mechanized prey, the Infester grabs onto it with their tentacles and bores into the hull to reach the crew. This process can be interrupted, similar to the Hijack ability. If the infestation is successful, however, the vehicle is infected and the Infester dies.[1]

Infected vehicles are hideously warped versions of their former selves, their crew having been converted into spore-packed pustules and mucus-like growths which hold the damaged vehicle together. Infected vehicles are weaker than their uninfected counterparts, but when they are destroyed, infection forms have a chance of bursting from the wreckage.[2]

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Sources[edit]

  1. Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs - Infester
  2. Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs - Infected