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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]
|Gather the Blood||Melee||1,2||1,2,3,4||77.5%||0%||2-5||31% Crimson Curse||Forward 4|
|Predigestion||Melee||1,2,3,4||1,2,3,4||77.5%||4%||1-5|| 100% Blight 2
100% Debuff: -25% Bleed Resist
|Gather the Blood||Melee||1,2||1,2,3,4||83.75%||4%||2-6||31% Crimson Curse||Forward 4|
|Predigestion||Melee||1,2,3,4||1,2,3,4||83.75%||9%||2-6|| 120% Blight 3
120% Debuff: -25% Bleed Resist
Related Enemies[edit | edit source]
All Areas[edit | edit source]
The Courtyard[edit | edit source]
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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.