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Enemy Type Bloodsucker
Size Average
Actions per round Turnticker.png
Variation Supplicant Supplicant Supplicant
HP 12 17 23
HP (Stygian/Bloodmoon) 15 21 28
Dodge 0 8.75 21.25
Protection 20 20 20
Speed 1 2 3
Tray stealth.png Stealth None None None
Poptext stun.png Stun 150% 170% 190%
Poptext poison.png Blight 50% 70% 90%
Poptext bleed.png Bleed 15% 35% 55%
Poptext debuff.png Debuff 40% 60% 80%
Poptext move.png Move 25% 45% 65%

The Supplicant is a Bloodsucker type enemy that is native to the Courtyard, but can be found in any area when infestation is active, usually with Sycophants. They appear as a huge, engorged tick grabbing onto a desiccated corpse. While not particularly tough or hard-hitting, they can inflict the Crimson Curse, and can consistently modify enemy formation, which could disrupt a hero's attack.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Supplicant will usually use its weaker move, Gather the Blood, if it can, since it has a much higher chance to use it over Predigestion (4x/3x/3x higher chance on Apprentice/Veteran/Champion). However, Supplicants are also often in the back ranks, pushed there either by heroes or by other enemies moving forward (e.g. an Esquire using Skewering Repartee). They are also slightly more likely (2x/3x/3x) to target marked heroes with any attack.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Supplicant's abilities may appear weak at first glance, but do not underestimate them—Predigestion, in particular, can be a powerful move, especially as it leaves you more vulnerable to bleed attacks from other Bloodsucker enemies, namely Chevaliers and Esquires. The blight, in the right situation may actually be useful, as it will be transferred to any Sycophants using The Thirst.

The main potential danger of Supplicants is that they move forward with every attack, displacing more important targets to the back and typically allowing them to do much more powerful moves like the Esquire's Skewering Repartee.

Supplicants are fairly unique in being a non-boss enemy that is effectively immune to stuns, even with upgraded abilities and trinkets (others with this distinction, the Bone Bearer and Hateful Virago, are limited to Champion difficulty). Combined with their 20% PROT, this makes the Supplicant a difficult enemy to either kill quickly or disable, and it should still be considered low priority compared to other potentially devastating Bloodsuckers.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Apprentice Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Damage Effect
Gather the Blood Melee 1,2 1,2,3,4 77.5% 0% 2-5 Vampire passive.png 31% Crimson Curse Poptext move.png Forward 4
Predigestion Melee 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4 77.5% 4% 1-5 Poptext poison.png 100% Blight 2
Poptext debuff.png 100% Debuff: -25% Bleed Resist
Poptext move.png Forward 1

Veteran Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Damage Effect
Gather the Blood Melee 1,2 1,2,3,4 83.75% 4% 2-6 Vampire passive.png 31% Crimson Curse Poptext move.png Forward 4
Predigestion Melee 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4 83.75% 9% 2-6 Poptext poison.png 120% Blight 3
Poptext debuff.png 120% Debuff: -25% Bleed Resist
Poptext move.png Forward 1

Champion Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Damage Effect
Gather the Blood Melee 1,2 1,2,3,4 97.5% 7% 3-8 Vampire passive.png 31% Crimson Curse Poptext move.png Forward 4
Predigestion Melee 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4 97.5% 12% 2-9 Poptext poison.png 140% Blight 4
Poptext debuff.png 140% Debuff: -25% Bleed Resist
Poptext move.png Forward 1

Related Enemies[edit | edit source]

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The Courtyard[edit | edit source]

Bosses[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Supplicant bears a great resemblance to Headcrab Zombies from the Half-Life series, both of which are bodies controlled by a parasitic arthropod attached to the head (albeit the tick attached to the Supplicant is much bigger).
  • Supplicants are one of the only (non-boss) Bloodsucker type enemies to not have a Bloodlust form, the others being the Chevalier and Gatekeeper.
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