Lichen are a type of enemy encountered in the Clockworks.
Unlike its cubic cousins, Lichens tend to ooze along towards the player. They also move faster than Jelly Cubes, and some Lichens develop a projectile attack in later tiers.
Lichens can inflict normal and piercing damage.
- Defeating non-elemental Lichens is very simple, but you must keep in mind that when they merge:
- The resulting Lichen has full health and is cured of status effects
- The bigger they get, the harder they hit you
- For more skilled players, it may be beneficial to let them form into giant colonies before attacking so you will get increased heat
- Don't let Red Rovers take notice of you when there are Oilers or Toxoils around, and don't use weapons that inflict fire or they will be set aflame.
- Oilers slide around for a bit after they stop moving, meaning they can charge up an attack and still hit you as you run away.
- A frozen Oiler or Toxoil will lose its "aflame" status, and elemental damage will do normal damage to it instead of reduced damage. They can be relit quite easily however from fire traps, shadow fire, red rovers and other lit oilers.
- If a Quicksilver has been shocked, it can damage or kill other enemies (including other Quicksilvers, which can be useful when there are a large number of Quicksilvers in the vicinity) but will heal itself.
- Unknown (No longer ingame)
This monster's drop table is pending.
- According to the mission: Alien Ooze (Rank 3-1), Lichens are an alien species of the slime family thought to have come to the Clockworks via a meteor that crashed on to the surface of Cradle. A specific Scenario Room shows a meteor crashed into the Clockworks with some Lichens nearby.
- The mission: A Pinch of Salt states that Lichens hate rock salt; that stuff makes them dissolve.
- Toxoils and Giant Toxoils were created by Herex but apparently formed an intelligence well beyond the scope of a standard bio-toxin. Herex ordered the facility destroyed seeing that those experiments could endanger the Order.