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The Collector

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The Collector
The Collector.png
Enemy Type Human/Eldritch
Size Average (1)
Actions per round Turnticker.png
Stats
Variation The
Collector
The
Collector
The
Collector
HP 70 98 137
HP (Stygian/Bloodmoon) 84 118 165
Dodge 0 8.75 21.25
Protection 0 0 0
Speed 5 6 7
Tray stealth.png Stealth None None None
Resistances
Poptext stun.png Stun 50% 70% 90%
Poptext poison.png Blight 20% 40% 60%
Poptext bleed.png Bleed 20% 40% 60%
Poptext debuff.png Debuff 20% 40% 60%
Poptext move.png Move 25% 45% 65%

Collected Highwayman
Collected Highwayman.png
Enemy Type Eldritch
Size Small (1, no corpse)
Actions per round Turnticker.png
Stats
Variation Collected
Highwayman
Collected
Highwayman
Collected
Highwayman
HP 16 22 31
HP (Stygian/Bloodmoon) 20 27 38
Dodge 7.5 16.25 28.75
Protection 0 0 0
Speed 3 4 5
Tray stealth.png Stealth None None None
Resistances
Poptext stun.png Stun 25% 45% 65%
Poptext poison.png Blight 40% 60% 80%
Poptext bleed.png Bleed 40% 60% 80%
Poptext debuff.png Debuff 15% 35% 55%
Poptext move.png Move 10% 30% 50%

Collected Man-at-Arms
Collected Man-at-Arms.png
Enemy Type Eldritch
Size Small (1, no corpse)
Actions per round Turnticker.png
Stats
Variation Collected
Man-at-Arms
Collected
Man-at-Arms
Collected
Man-at-Arms
HP 16 22 31
HP (Stygian/Bloodmoon) 20 27 38
Dodge 7.5 16.25 28.75
Protection 0 0 0
Speed 7 8 9
Tray stealth.png Stealth None None None
Resistances
Poptext stun.png Stun 25% 45% 65%
Poptext poison.png Blight 40% 60% 80%
Poptext bleed.png Bleed 40% 60% 80%
Poptext debuff.png Debuff 15% 35% 55%
Poptext move.png Move 10% 30% 50%

Collected Vestal
Collected Vestal.png
Enemy Type Eldritch
Size Small (1, no corpse)
Actions per round Turnticker.png
Stats
Variation Collected
Vestal
Collected
Vestal
Collected
Vestal
HP 16 22 31
HP (Stygian/Bloodmoon) 20 27 38
Dodge 7.5 16.25 28.75
Protection 0 0 0
Speed 5 6 7
Tray stealth.png Stealth None None None
Resistances
Poptext stun.png Stun 25% 45% 65%
Poptext poison.png Blight 40% 60% 80%
Poptext bleed.png Bleed 40% 60% 80%
Poptext debuff.png Debuff 15% 35% 55%
Poptext move.png Move 10% 30% 50%

The twisted faces of the damned, piled high, and cloaked in malice.
~ The Ancestor

The Collector is an Eldritch/Human miniboss who has a 3%, 4%, or 5% chance, depending on difficulty, to spawn if your inventory is over 65% full. He carries a Puzzling Trapezohedron, a gem worth 3,500 gold, or one of three powerful unique trinkets: Dismas' Head, Barristan's Head, or Junia's Head. His main strength is the ability to create grotesque parodies of Highwaymen, Men-at-Arms, and Vestals (referred to as the Collected in this article).

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Collector is guaranteed to use Collect Call on his first turn, spawning a combination of Collected Highwaymen, Collected Men-at-Arms, and Collected Vestals. There is a 3/7 (~43%) chance to spawn a Collected Highwayman, a 2/7 (~28.5%) chance for a Collected Man-at-Arms, and a 2/7 (~28.5%) chance for a Collected Vestal. Only one Vestal and Man-at-Arms can be alive at any time, while Highwaymen are limited to two.

The Collector has specific chances to use Collect Call the fewer other enemies there are:

  • He has a base 3x chance to use it if there are 2 Collected left.
  • The chance increases to 9x if there is 1 Collected left.
  • He is guaranteed to use it if there are no Collected Highwaymen, or if no Collected are left.

Aside from Collect Call, the Collector will also use Show Collection and Life Steal, with a slight bias towards Show Collection.

Collected Highwaymen have only one skill, Headhunt, which can target any position, with a 3x higher chance to target marked heroes.

The Collected Man-at-Arms can only use its guard skill, Head Games, if there is at least one other Collected alive aside from itself; it will almost always guard either the Collector or a Collected Highwayman. Head Games has a 2x chance to be used over Head Knocker, which has no biases towards targeting.

The Collected Vestal normally has a 2x chance for either its buff skill Headache or its stress attack Head Rush, and a 1x chance for its healing skill Headstrong. It has a significant bias to buff or heal the Collector, with 2x and 5x chances respectively. Otherwise, it will usually buff a Collected Highwayman (4x) or just use Head Rush.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Get used to fighting the Collector, as it is bound to show up numerous times during the campaign. The problem is that since you can't predict when you'll run into it, you're probably not prepared for it when you do. This means using whatever party build you have on hand at the time, to try to fight the thing. The good news is that even if you are forced to abandon the quest afterwards, the gems will make it worth your trouble.

When the fight starts, try to stun the Collector. It does not have high stun resist and this can give you 2 turns to attack before any minions are summoned. The Collector, unlike most bosses, has all around weak stats. The only thing it has going for it is dodge, and even that isn't very high.

After it summons minions, it'll be in the back slot and harder to reach. You can either pull it forward, snipe it, or try to clear to it. Clearing through the minions however won't grant you much time before they are replaced.

Since it will keep replacing the minions, it's ideal to ignore them as much as possible. This is not too hard to do with the Man At Arms and Vestal, which mostly just drag out the fight with supportive skills. The Highwayman however has too much damage to ignore. This one is best to be killed whenever it's active.

The Collector doesn't have much offense on its own, but its main attack will heal itself while marking the target, also attracting Highwayman. Both can apply bleeds as well, so bandages are recommended to remove these. Since the Collector and all minions are only 1 slot, multiple target skills can be effective in the fight.

Whenever the Collector is slain, the minions will disappear.

Trinkets[edit | edit source]

There is a 3/4 chance of him dropping a Puzzling Trapezohedron and a 1/4 chance of him dropping one of the aforementioned Heads. A player can only have one of each trinket in their inventory, so when all the Head Trinkets are collected, The Collector will always and only drop Trapezohedrons.

Dismas' Head Barristan's Head Junia's Head
Inv trinket collector01.png Inv trinket collector02.png Inv trinket collector03.png
  • +25% DMG
  • -10% MAX HP
  • +20% Stress
  • +25% PROT
  • +20% Stress
  • +30% Healing Skills
  • +20% Stress

Abilities[edit | edit source]

The Collector[edit | edit source]

Apprentice Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Chance
Damage Effect
(Target)
Effect
(Self)
Collect Call Support 1,2,3,4 Self
Summon Summon 3 Collected
Show Collection Melee 1,2,3,4 1+2 92.5% 0% 1
Stress 80% Stress +10
Life Steal Ranged 1,2,3,4 3,4 82.5% 16% 3-7
Bleed 100% Bleed 2

Mark Mark Target (2 rds)
Heal Heal 10

Collected Highwayman[edit | edit source]

Apprentice Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Chance
Damage Effect
(Target)
Effect
(Self)
Headhunt Melee 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4 87.5% 12% 5-11
Bleed 100% Bleed 2

Collected Man-at-Arms[edit | edit source]

Apprentice Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Chance
Damage Effect
(Target)
Effect
(Self)
Head Games Support 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4
(allies)
Guard Guard Ally (2 rds)
Buff Buff: +25% PROT
Head Knocker Melee 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4 92.5% 2% 3-7
Stun 100% Stun

Collected Vestal[edit | edit source]

Apprentice Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Chance
Damage Effect
(Target)
Effect
(Self)
Headstrong Support 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4
(allies)
Heal Heal 6-12
Headache Support 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4
(allies)
Buff Buff: +10 ACC, +10% CRT, +50% DMG
Head Rush Ranged 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4 97.5% 2% 2-4
Stress Stress +10

The Collector[edit | edit source]

Veteran Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Chance
Damage Effect
(Target)
Effect
(Self)
Collect Call Support 1,2,3,4 Self
Summon Summon 3 Collected
Show Collection Melee 1,2,3,4 1+2 98.75% 0% 1-2
Stress 80% Stress +10
Life Steal Ranged 1,2,3,4 3,4 88.75% 22% 5-9
Bleed 110% Bleed 2

Mark Mark Target (2 rds)
Heal Heal 14

Collected Highwayman[edit | edit source]

Veteran Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Chance
Damage Effect
(Target)
Effect
(Self)
Headhunt Melee 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4 93.75% 16% 7-15
Bleed 110% Bleed 2

Collected Man-at-Arms[edit | edit source]

Veteran Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Chance
Damage Effect
(Target)
Effect
(Self)
Head Games Support 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4
(allies)
Guard Guard Ally (2 rds)
Buff Buff: +25% PROT
Head Knocker Melee 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4 98.75% 6% 5-9
Stun 110% Stun

Collected Vestal[edit | edit source]

Veteran Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Chance
Damage Effect
(Target)
Effect
(Self)
Headstrong Support 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4
(allies)
Heal Heal 8-14
Headache Support 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4
(allies)
Buff Buff: +10 ACC, +10% CRT, +50% DMG
Head Rush Ranged 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4 103.75% 6% 3-5
Stress Stress +10

The Collector[edit | edit source]

Champion Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Chance
Damage Effect
(Target)
Effect
(Self)
Collect Call Support 1,2,3,4 Self
Summon Summon 3 Collected
Show Collection Melee 1,2,3,4 1+2 112.5% 0% 1-3
Stress 80% Stress +10
Life Steal Ranged 1,2,3,4 3,4 102.5% 24% 6-13
Bleed 120% Bleed 3

Mark Mark Target (2 rds)
Heal Heal 18

Collected Highwayman[edit | edit source]

Champion Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Chance
Damage Effect
(Target)
Effect
(Self)
Headhunt Melee 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4 107.5% 19% 10-20
Bleed 120% Bleed 3

Collected Man-at-Arms[edit | edit source]

Champion Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Chance
Damage Effect
(Target)
Effect
(Self)
Head Games Support 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4
(allies)
Guard Guard Ally (2 rds)
Buff Buff: +25% PROT
Head Knocker Melee 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4 112.5% 9% 6-13
Stun 120% Stun

Collected Vestal[edit | edit source]

Champion Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Chance
Damage Effect
(Target)
Effect
(Self)
Headstrong Support 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4
(allies)
Heal Heal 10-18
Headache Support 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4
(allies)
Buff Buff: +10 ACC, +10% CRT, +50% DMG
Head Rush Ranged 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4 117.5% 9% 4-7
Stress Stress +10

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Collector was added in the Inhuman Bondage update, along with the Madman and Abomination.
  • The Collector is a reference to Hastur, otherwise known as The King in Yellow.
  • The Collector also bears a striking resemblance to the Bloodborne character Micolash, Host of the Nightmare, who also has a cage affixed to his head.
  • The cage that the Collector wears was once a common form of torture employed for prisoners and lunatics. Spikes could be outfitted to the bottom of the cage to inflict additional pain on a subject being tortured should they attempt to crane their heads in response to pain. Additionally, some models featured sharpened spikes or spurs that projected from the horizontal cross-bars of the cage into the mouth, whereupon they dug into the tongue if the victim attempted to speak and were often fitted onto those accused of heresy or witchcraft. A variant called a "scold's bridle" or "the branks" was even employed to silence and humiliate housewives between the 1500-1700's by means of a curb plate which projected into mouth and pressed down upon the top of the tongue, preventing speech.
  • The Collector's trinkets bear the predetermined names of the Highwayman (Dismas), Man-at-Arms (Barristan), and Vestal (Junia). This is especially evident for the Highwayman, since the one you start the game with is named Dismas.
  • The Collector is the most recognizable boss enemy in the game and the game's global community due to his design.
  • Can be sometimes anticipated by one of the narrator's quotes, prior to encountering him as a hallway fight.
  • Despite leaving a corpse, the body itself cannot be targeted, has no health bar, and hides behind the 1st enemy position. It is unknown if this is intentional or a glitch. The corpse itself also only disappears after combat, and may be the only enemy to leave a corpse if he is the only enemy left when slain.
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