Polyp

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Slime Family
Icon Gate Icon-Slime.png
Damage Resistances
Defense elemental icon.png Defense piercing icon.png Defense shadow icon.png
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Polyps are a type of enemy found in the Clockworks.

Traits

A slime turret usally found in Slime and Beast themed depths. Unlike other turrets, Polyps can see in all directions, so it is impossible to sneak up on them. They also shoot thorns which move slightly slower than the bullets of Gun Puppies and Howlitzers.

Types

Polyp

Polyp
Tier 1
Monster-Polyp.png
Tier 2
Monster-Polyp 2.png
Tier 3
Monster-Polyp 3.png
Abilities
  • Barb Shot Attack piercing icon.png
Location Drops
Description

A slime turret that fires piercing barbs and can see in all directions.

  • Shoots a three shot spread in Tier 2, and a five shot spread in Tier 3.


Royal Polyp

Royal Polyp
Tier 2
Monster-Royal Polyp.png


Abilities
  • Shoot Royal Minis Attack normal icon.png Gate Icon-Slime.png
  • Barb Shot Attack piercing icon.png (Heart icon.png Royal Jelly only)
Location Drops
Description

A noble Polyp that shoots barbs and throws globs of jelly that turn into three Royal Minis! All of its attacks can heal the Royal Jelly himself!


Slick Polyp

Slick Polyp
Tier 1
Monster-Slick Polyp.png
Tier 2
Monster-Slick Polyp 2.png
Tier 3
Monster-Slick Polyp 3.png
Abilities
  • Barb Shot Attack piercing icon.png Icon status fire.png
Location Drops
Description

A Polyp made from oil that fires flaming barbs.

  • Shoots a three shot spread in Tier 2, and a five shot spread in Tier 3.


Compound Polyp

Compound Polyp
Tier 2
Monster-Compound Polyp.png
Tier 3
Monster-Compound Polyp 2.png


Abilities
  • Barb Shot Attack piercing icon.png Icon status poison.png
  • Poisonous Oil Slick
  • Spawn Toxoils
Location Drops
Description

A red and green Polyp that shoots flaming poisonous barbs. Can also sling poisonous oil slicks and spawn Toxoils.

  • Shoots a three shot spread in Tier 2, and a five shot spread in Tier 3.


Polar Polyp

Polar Polyp
Tier 1
Monster-Polar Polyp.png
Tier 2
Monster-Polar Polyp 2.png
Tier 3
Monster-Polar Polyp 3.png
Abilities
  • Barb Shot Attack piercing icon.png Icon status freeze.png
Location Drops
Description

A blue Polyp that shoots frosty barbs.

  • Shoots a three shot spread in Tier 2, and a five shot spread in Tier 3.


Royal Polar Polyp

Royal Polar Polyp
Tier 3
Monster-Royal Polar Polyp.png


Abilities
  • Shoot Ice Minis Attack normal icon.png Gate Icon-Slime.png
  • Barb Shot Attack piercing icon.png Icon status freeze.png (Heart icon.png Ice Queen only)
Location Drops
Description

A noble chilling Polyp that shoots frosty barbs and throws globs of frosty jelly that turn into three Ice Minis! All of its attacks can heal the Ice Queen herself!


Caustic Polyp

Caustic Polyp
Tier 1
Monster-Caustic Polyp.png
Tier 2
Monster-Caustic Polyp 2.png
Tier 3
Monster-Caustic Polyp 3.png
Abilities
  • Barb Shot Attack piercing icon.png Icon status poison.png
Location Drops
Description

A green Polyp that shoots poisonous barbs.

  • Shoots a three shot spread in Tier 2, and a five shot spread in Tier 3.


Silver Polyp

Silver Polyp
Tier 1
Monster-Silver Polyp.png
Tier 2
Monster-Silver Polyp 2.png
Tier 3
Monster-Silver Polyp 3.png
Abilities
  • Barb Shot Attack piercing icon.png Icon status shock.png
Location Drops
Description

A silver Polyp that shoots electric barbs.

  • Shoots a three shot spread in Tier 2, and a five shot spread in Tier 3.


Strategy

Like Gun Puppies and Howlitzers, Polyps are generally only a problem in groups: a lone Polyp can be disposed of quite quickly due to how predictable its attacks are. The barbs fired by Polyps move surprisingly slowly compared to the bullets/missiles fired by the other two turrets, but this can be a curse to players used to dodging the bullets from those enemies; finally, players that like killing Howlitzers and Gun Puppies through ambushes will have far less success with Polyps due to their omnidirectional detection abilities. Aside from these details, fighting a Polyp differs little from confronting a Gun Puppy or Howlitzer and should be treated accordingly.

Trivia

  • Despite the Love Puppy being a construct type, it can spawn in place of a Polyp. This can also happen to Howlitzers
    Love Puppy on a Howlitzer Respawner in Heart of Ice
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  • Despite Polyps having an omnidirectional sight, they still must turn to fire at a Knight. Curiously, because of such, a frozen Polyp will be restricted to firing in the last direction it was "facing".

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