Thwacker

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Gremlin Thwackers are a type of monster found in the Clockworks.

Traits

Thwackers are the largest Gremlins found in the Clockworks and are also the most aggressive, using health capsules to tirelessly pursue knights that disturb their many operations. These Gremlins attack with an axe similar to the Thwack Hammer by either throwing or swinging it, which can cause a stunning status. Thwackers can belong to Tenderfoot, Ironclaw, or Darkfang clans, depending on which tier they appear in. In deeper tiers, Thwackers become even more aggressive and more conscious of their health. In Tier 3, they will flee and shield against your attacks if they are nearing their demise.

Gremlin Thwackers deal split Normal and Elemental damage.

Types

Tenderfoot Thwacker

Tenderfoot Thwacker
Tier 1
Monster-Tenderfoot Thwacker.png


Abilities
  • Axe Swing Attack normal icon.png Icon status stun.png
  • Axe Toss Attack normal icon.png Icon status stun.png
  • Use Health Capsule Item-Health Capsule.png
Location Drops
Description

An inexperienced Thwacker of the Tenderfoot clan.


Ironclaw Thwacker

Ironclaw Thwacker
Tier 2
Monster-Ironclaw Thwacker.png


Abilities
  • Axe Swing Attack normal icon.png Attack elemental icon.png Icon status stun.png
  • Axe Toss Attack normal icon.png Attack elemental icon.png Icon status stun.png
  • Use Health Capsule Item-Super Health Capsule.png
  • Dash
Location Drops
Description

An adept Thwacker of the Ironclaw clan.

  • Can attack again after its first swing or throwing its axe. Also becomes more agile and swiftly moves across distances.


Darkfang Thwacker

Darkfang Thwacker
Tier 3
Monster-Darkfang Thwacker.png


Abilities
  • Axe Swing Attack normal icon.png Attack elemental icon.png Icon status stun.png
  • Axe Toss Attack normal icon.png Attack elemental icon.png Icon status stun.png
  • Spin Attack Attack normal icon.png Attack elemental icon.png Icon status stun.png
  • Dash
  • Back shield
  • Use Health Capsule Item-Ultra Health Capsule.png
Location Drops
Description

An elite Thwacker of the Darkfang clan.

  • These Gremlins have a shield on their backs that blocks all attacks from behind. They also gain the ability to perform a sudden, 360 degree spin with their axe if knights are nearby.


Void Thwacker

Void Thwacker
Tier 3
Monster-Void Thwacker.png


Abilities
  • Striker Swing Attack normal icon.png Attack elemental icon.png
  • Use Health Capsule Item-Ultra Health Capsule.png
  • Dodge
Location Drops
Description

This dark monster is Swarm-Infested, so it offers absolutely no Crowns, Heat, Materials, or Vials, and seemingly never stops spawning. Its defenses are enhanced on a Swarm Seed.

These thwackers carry a purple Striker-like weapon, similar to the Phantoms. They curiously resemble Ironclaw Thwackers but, unlike them, they seem to be incapable of throwing their Striker-like weapon.


Notable Thwackers

Grinchlin Thwacker

Grinchlin Thwacker
All Tiers
Monster-Grinchlin Thwacker.png


Abilities
  • Axe Swing Attack normal icon.png Attack elemental icon.png Icon status stun.png
  • Axe Toss Attack normal icon.png Attack elemental icon.png Icon status stun.png
  • Dash
Location Drops
  • None
Description

An Ironclaw Thwacker who is willing to ruin Winterfest and even destroy Impostoclaus! Can use a basic Axe Swing attack and toss his axe from long range. Can attack again after its first swing or throwing its axe. Also becomes more agile and swiftly moves across distances.


Strategy

Thwackers are rather annoying due to their speed and the fact that they are usually found in groups (potentially of several dozen thwackers in deconstruction zones). Here are a few important tips for defeating these dangerous gremlins:

  • Thwackers will start to idle when low on health. Knock them down with a slash from your sword.
  • Thwackers in higher tiers will idle in corners (usually on spikes or brambles) and will recover themselves if left alone. This is particularly annoying when done by Darkfang Thwackers as they are immune to rear attacks and often end up facing the wall.
  • Thwackers have a short recovering time after their charged melee attack. Take advantage of this by counterattacking the Gremlins.
  • Be aware of the Darkfang Thwacker's sudden spin attack. Handguns might be useful, but remember that Thwackers will dodge guns and any other attacks that remotely resemble a projectile (such as a Shard Bomb, the Avenger and Faust line's charge attacks, and even the explosions created by a charge attack of the Brandish line).

Notes

The Grinchlin Thwacker alludes to the Dr. Seuss story How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

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