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Carrier-Swarm
Carrier
Physical description and equipment
Species

Swarm

Eye color
  • Orange
Weapons
Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Post-Lambent Pandemic

Affiliation

The Swarm

"That thing was like a walking aircraft carrier!"
Delmont Walker

Carriers are a type of creature found within the Swarm. They are capable of firing several Cankers from their chest into the air, which home in on the nearest target, or a single Canker directly at an enemy. Carriers are sluggish but heavily armored, and are vulnerable whenever they open their chest to release their projectiles.

HistoryEdit

The Carrier first appears during JD Fenix's group assault on the Tollen Dam Swarm nest, breaking through a heavy door in an access tunnel and engaging the group at extreme close range.

Carriers then appear every so often during the group's assault on the dam and the subsequent battles in the abandoned towns of Speyer and Tollen.

StrategyEdit

Carriers can take a lot of punishment before being killed, so heavy and explosive weapons are a must when engaging them. Whilst being heavily armored, Carriers do have an unarmored chest area, vulnerable only when a Carrier releases its Cankers. Cankers explode in a similar fashion to an Incendiary Grenade when they hit their target, downing a player quickly if they don't roll away, and causing continuous damage to fortifications. As such, Cankers should be destroyed before they can cause any damage. Carriers can move over cover, and destroy fortifications at close range by smashing them. Fortunately, Carriers are sluggish, and will take some time before reaching your fortified base.

Carriers can execute either downed players or players who wander too close to them. If a player is downed, the Carrier will either rise its fist and crush the victim, or it will pick them up and roar at them with enough force that their head pops off, throwing away their corpse forcefully afterwards. If a player approaches a Carrier, it will trap them with its fist, raise them up and then crush them into the ground.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Carriers can appear in boss waves in Horde 3.0.

AppearancesEdit

Locust Horde
Sire
Berserker · Boomer (Butcher, Flame Boomer, Grinder, Mauler, Mauler Elite, Savage Boomer, Tremor) · Drone (Beast Rider, Bolter, Cleaver Theron, Cyclops, Flame Drone, Flame Grenadier, Grappler, Grenadier, Grenadier Elite, Gunner, Hunter, Hunter Elite, Miner, Palace Guard, Rager, Savage Drone, Savage Grenadier, Savage Grenadier Elite, Savage Hunter, Savage Marauder, Savage Theron, Sniper, Spotter, Theron Elite, Theron Guard, Theron Sentinel) · Kantus (Armored Kantus, Savage Kantus)
Hollow Creatures
Bloodmount · Brumak · Corpser (Shibboleth) · Digger · Gas Barge · Heart Leech · Kryll · Leviathan · Mangler · Nemacyst · Nemacyte · Reaver (Hydra) · Riftworm · Rock Worm · Seeder · Serapede · Shrieker · Siegebeast · Tempest · Ticker · Torture Barge · Wretch
Lambent
Imulsion
Former · Lambent Berserker · Lambent Brumak · Lambent Drone · Lambent Drudge · Lambent Gunker · Lambent Leviathan · Lambent Polyp · Lambent Stalk · Lambent Wretch
Swarm
Canker · Carrier · Drone (Elite Drone · Grenadier · Hunter · Imago · Sniper) · Hive Beast · Juvie (Screamer) · Pouncer · Scion · Snatcher · Swarmak
DeeBees
DR-1 · Shepherd (Deadeye) · Tracker (Shock Tracker) · Watcher (Guardian · Sentinel)

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