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The Writhing Mass is an enemy encountered in Act 3. It is unique in that it is the only enemy that can permanently add a card to the player's deck.



Pattern[]

The Writing Mass has an equal chance of using Multi-Strike, Strong Strike, Flail, or Wither on the first turn.

Afterwards, it has a 10% chance of using Implant, 30% chance of using Flail, 20% chance of using Wither, 30% chance of using Multi-Strike and 10% chance of using Strong Strike every turn. These chances also apply when changing intent due to its inate Reactive buff.

The Writhing Mass can use Implant only once per combat and cannot use a move twice in a row; additionally, its intent will always change when Reactive is activated.

Name Intent Effect Asc 2+
Implant Debuff2.png Permanently adds a

Parasite to your deck.

Permanently adds a

Parasite to your deck.

Flail Attack Defend.png Deal 15 damage, gain 16 Icon Block.png Block. Deal 16 damage, gain 18 Icon Block.png Block.
Wither Intent - Debuff - Sword.png Deal 10 damage, apply 2 Icon Weak.png Weak and 2 Icon Vulnerable.png Vulnerable. Deal 12 damage, apply 2 Icon Weak.png Weak and 2 Icon Vulnerable.png Vulnerable.
Multi-Strike Attack intent 5.png Deal 7 x 3 damage. Deal 9 x 3 damage.
Strong Strike Intent - Attack - Sickle.png Deal 32 damage. Deal 38 damage.

Update History[]

  • Weekly Patch 56: The Collector
    • Writhing Mass' strong hit damage nerfed 34 -> 32. 40 -> 38 (Ascension 2)
  • Weekly Patch 51: Recursion
    • Writhing Mass enemy's attacks deal slightly less damage.
    • Fixed issue when Writhing Mass enemy would sometimes not change its intent when hit.
  • Weekly Patch 47: Metamorphosis
    • Fixing issues with Writhing Mass displaying the incorrect intent on turn 1.
  • Weekly Patch 46: Adrenaline
    • A Writhing Mass wriggles into Act 3.
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