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This is one of the many Boss Tanks that can spawn in Fortresses. It is the Boss Tank version of the Lurker. Idea by Diepmon. Integrated and created off ideas by Zathsu.

Design

This Son of Panzer takes a liking to the ocean. Hiding underwater for days at a time, he takes pleasure in yanking unsuspecting tanks on the shore to a watery grave.

The Crustacean, like its name implies, looks like a crab. Its body is a red circle with two sets four of tightly packed Auto Turrets on two sides. Attached to the front are two circles that have Griever hooks mounted on them, which have curved claws on the curvy part instead of points. On the body near the front, there are two dark gray sideways rhombuses with black triangles inside to represent pupils. These "eyes" move around and follow players. On the rear of the tank is a wide drone spawner.

Attacks

The fortress room that this Boss Tank spawns in has water on one half of it. Water makes tanks go half as fast as they usually would, but the opposite is true for the Crustacean. The Auto Turrets are purely for decoration, and move around like legs instead of firing.

Hook, Line, and Stinker: One of the claws will grab a tank, and swing it around on a chain to attempt to hit other tanks. The tank that was grabbed will not be damaged, but will deal body damage to friendlies equal to its body damage and health build.

Scald: The Crustacean jumps in the water and swings its claws to splash hot water on tanks. Tanks hit will receive the Burned debuff for 5 seconds.

Spawning: The drone barrel on the back pumps out 4 large, slow drones that deal heavy body damage. They can be destroyed, but they lunge at tanks to attack if they get too close.

Exoskeleton: The Crustacean flashes gray and white as it receives the Armored buff for 20 seconds.

Wrath of Cancer: This is an ultimate-style attack which is used at 10% health. The Crustacean splits its claws in two, and swings the spikes around to hit tanks. During this time, it is Invulnerable.

Feeding Time: The Crustacean climbs out of the water pool (if it wasn't already out of there) and points its drone spawner at players. Out come HUNDREDS of Battleship drones, which last for 8 seconds instead of the usual 3 and are 50% faster. (Warning: Lag central.)

Claw Crunch: Grabbing two tanks at the time, the Crustacean pulls them in quickly, pinches them, and sends them flying across the room, dealing medium damage as this happens. This is repeated 3-5 times in rapid succession.

Here, Tanky Tanky: A vacuum will slowly pull nearby tanks in and allow the Crustacean to simply crush them with its claws. However, the rate of pull is so slow that even a level 45 Octotank or Paladin could easily escape.

Trivia

  • The second Boss Tank to be based on an animal, the first being The Wolf.
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