Swine Skiver

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Swine Skiver
Swine Skiver.png
Enemy Class Human/Beast
Size Average
Actions per round Turnticker.png
HP 49
HP (Stygian/Bloodmoon) 59
Dodge 31.25
Protection 15
Speed 9
Tray stealth.png Stealth No
Poptext stun.png Stun 85%
Poptext poison.png Blight 100%
Poptext bleed.png Bleed 60%
Poptext debuff.png Debuff 70%
Poptext move.png Move 65%

The porcine horrors of the Warrens delight in the manic cruelty of the hunt.

There is no finer sport to the Pig-Men than the pursuit of screaming victims through the labyrinthine squalor of the Warrens. Although their blood lust is insatiable, they are not overly fond of drawn out chases. Thus Skivers have been bred and trained as expert javelineers. Even the swiftest runner cannot outpace a hurled missile! Then, slow, potent, paralytic toxins do the rest of the work, reducing the pursued prey to a crawling, twitching wretch – screaming for mercy that will never come!

~ Radiant Update Teasers

The Swine Skiver is a Human/Beast type enemy that only appears in Champion level dungeons in the Warrens. It is a hard-hitting and evasive fighter, capable of blighting and debuffing multiple heroes in a single move, and delivering a powerful stun that also disrupts party formation.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Swine Skiver will always spawn in either position 3 or 4, usually the latter. It has an equal chance to use either Spit to Roast, a single-target stun and knockback which will move the Skiver forward, or Cripple Them, striking heroes in the 3 back ranks with blight and a nasty debuff. It is 6x more likely to target marked heroes with Spit to Roast, so be especially careful with self-marking skills like the Crusader's Bulwark of Faith.

If you bring the Skiver to position 2 while other enemies are alive, it will use Goring Flight, a weak attack that moves itself back to position 4 where it will keep using Spit to Roast or Cripple Them. In position 1, it can only use Goring Flight.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

It is advised to take any Skivers out as fast as possible, as it will do a lot of damage in rapid succession, especially to the heroes in the final 3 ranks. A single crit with either Cripple Them or Spit to Roast can be devastating for the party. The most effective way to prevent Skivers from doing much lasting harm is to pull them to the front, so they use Goring Flight instead of the other powerful attacks, using skills like a Bounty Hunter's Come Hither. That said, Goring Flight will send it back to position 4, so there is only a brief opportunity to kill the Skiver before it escapes again, and one must be vigilant in keeping it up front to prevent javelins raining down on your team.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Champion Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Damage Effect
Spit to Roast Ranged 2,3,4 1,2,3 107.5% 21% 12-18 Poptext stun.png 130% Stun
Poptext move.png 120% Knockback 3
Poptext move.png Forward 1
Cripple Them Ranged 2,3,4 2+3+4 97.5% 9% 6-13 Poptext debuff.png 130% Debuff: -8 DODGE, -6 SPD
Poptext poison.png 120% Blight 3
Goring Flight Melee 1,2 1,2 92.5% 7% 4-7 Poptext move.png Back 4

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Swinefolk[edit | edit source]

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