Retrode

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Retrodes are a type of monster found in The Clockworks.

Traits

Retrodes appear to be twiggy mechanical Zombies. Their most dangerous attack is their beam attack, which they only start using in Tier 2 and higher. Their laser beams (which are the Retrode's equivalent of a zombie's breath attack but are more dangerous) will travel a straight path towards the adventurer before exploding, usually inflicting a negative status effect.

Types

Retrode

Retrode
Tier 1
Tier 2
Tier 3
Abilities
  • Swipe
  • Beam
Location Drops
Description

Humanoid constructs that resemble mechanical zombies.

  • Gains a Beam attack after Tier 2.


Hotrode

Hotrode
Tier 1
Tier 2
Tier 3
Abilities
  • Swipe
  • Beam
Location Drops
Description

You can feel the heat radiating off them, especially around the eyes.

  • Gains a Beam attack after Tier 2.


Sleetrode

Sleetrode
Tier 1
Tier 2
Tier 3
Abilities
  • Swipe
  • Beam
Location Drops
Description

Its touch can immobilize players and finally maul the trapped players in the most painful way.

  • Gains a Beam attack after Tier 2.


Voltrode

Voltrode
Tier 1
Tier 2
Tier 3
Abilities
  • Swipe
  • Beam
Location Drops
Description

These slow-moving monsters are shocking!

  • Gains a Beam attack after Tier 2.


Isotrode

Isotrode
Tier 1
Tier 2
Tier 3
Abilities
  • Swipe
  • Beam
Location Drops
Description

This construct has a weird bacteria inhabiting its body.

  • Gains a Beam attack after Tier 2.


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Batterbot

Batterbot
All Tiers


Abilities
  • Swipe
  • Beam
Location Drops
  • None
Description

This creation made by the Gremlin Chef Groat acts like a Voltrode except that it will drop a Current Cake after being destroyed.

  • Gains a Beam attack after Tier 2.


Notable Retrodes

Thumbnail Name Description Location Notes
Petrode Nonna's Assistant Retrode Haven
  • Assists Nonna in helping knights adopt lost baby monsters
  • Significantly larger than other Retrodes and is almost entirely grey.
  • Has a single, exed eye, and the face carving is in the shape of a heart.
  • Has an Electrolisk on his head.

Strategy

The Retrode Propaganda when Greta informs you about the monsters attacking the Rescue Camp

Beam aside, Retrodes closely resemble a Zombie both in attack pattern and in strategy to defeat them - a full sword combo will usually knock them down, interrupting almost anything the Retrode was doing (although it WILL NOT stop a beam that has already been fired). The beam is the most problematic attack Retrodes have: after the beam is fired, explosions will follow the beam and inflict elemental damage as well as a status effect if it is not a normal Retrode. Here are some pointers on how to avoid dying at the hands of a Retrode's optical device:

  • When the Retrode rears its head back, GET OUT OF ITS LINE OF SIGHT - the beam and accompanying explosions always go in a straight line and if you are not in that straight line the Retrode will inevitably miss.
  • Can be lured to shoot the beam into walls and corners, despite the beam visual effect, the explosions will not occur making it the best time to counterattack.
  • The beam that they shoot does not cross gaps or any other object that you cannot walk through. For this reason, a Knight can sit behind a gap or a block and happily fire away while the Retrode sits there ineffectively firing beams at said Knight.

Unlike most enemies, Retrodes can still rotate to track you while charging their Swipe attack, so running behind them to dodge won't work; you need to either shield or get out of range. However, Retrodes do not rotate when preparing a beam attack, which is easily distinguished because it is telegraphed by a green aura rather than a red one.

Trivia

  • Retrodes can be seen attacking the Rescue Camp on the 'Light in the Darkness' stage. However, they will always be killed by Mecha Turrets within seconds of their appearance.
  • Retrodes can be seen emerging from the ground in the early levels of the game, this ability is not seen later in Clockwork Tunnels.
  • Despite sharing identical Weakness and Resistance as Construct monsters and clearly being a Retrode itself, Batterbots are not classed as a Construct by the game.

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