Hohtava hyypiö

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The Glowing Creep (ingame name Hohtava hyypiö) is a ghostly white creature native to the Temple of the Art. It has a retaliation attack but is otherwise not aggressive.

Behaviour & Combat[edit | edit source]

As the Hohtava hyypiö is a non-aggressive creature, it will never attack the player on its own. However, it will follow you to the ends of the earth if allowed to and loves to get in the way of your spells which is where its true nature is revealed.

Upon hit with any direct spell attack, the creature will immediately retaliate with an extremely fast white laser beam dealing around 20 damage each. It will fire exactly 1 laser per damage tick, so using a rapid fire wand against it is a death sentence, as the lasers will chew through even large HP pools in mere seconds. Any shields you have will quickly break and offers barely any protection at all against such an onslaught. To make matters worse, the creature is very tanky and can take quite a beating before it dies.

The lasers, while extremely fast, can actually be dodged. The most effective strategy for this is to levitate upwards or fall down, firing your wand while in motion. The Creep will still retaliate, but the laser will miss as it never predicts where you will be, it only shoots where you are currently at. Hard-hitting spells, like those dealing massive explosions, are also recommended as they deal their damage in only a few hits and thus limits the number of retaliations you'll get in return.

Finally, it is a good idea to fight these creatures around corners. Their lasers need a direct line of fire to hit you, and if it is blocked by a wall the lasers will just hit that instead. Unstable Crystals are very effective. Never fight these things on their own terms. Since they don't attack until you do, you can easily lead them to a more favourable battleground.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

"Accidental" damage, such as throwing a huge rock or Tablet on them, doesn't incur retaliation. It wasn't YOU who hurt them, after all. *whistles*