Arthron Umbra ... eh ... What is up with this? (Possible spoiler)

First time encountered I had not read the “research” on it and thougth “THIS IS NOT FAIR!! THEY COME FROM THE GROUND WITHOUT WARNING!!!”

That was my bad.

But now one of the Purple Bastards just ran through 6 Overwatch-zones with not a single shot triggered!

Do you really think that is fair?


I think they did not trigger my sniper too once… maybe a new bug…

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Probably they have the bionic legs that protect them from triggering overwatch (the thin synedrion ones).

Edit: forget it, I read stupid … Pure instead Purple …

Can arthrons have bionic parts? I didn’t know that…

Nope, sorry, I read Pure not Purple, my mistake … :grin:

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I love the smell of napalm in the morning… the Dante flamer applied to the spawn point is a problem-solver.

Throw another Umbra on the barbie mate! :sunglasses:


Just got my first umbra on the ground, but it fell right beside a NJ sniper that was already hurt by it and I felt bad for the sniper… So I didn’t throw a flame grenade and saved the sniper. The umbra bastard went instead for my heavy, surviving overwatches of a full NJ AR burst, then a NJ sniper shot, and a laser pistol shot from my sniper with double damage. Event then it still had about half its life and was able to land 2 melee hits.

Nothing a close-up MG couldn’t solve, though :grin:

Here in my world they now seem to consistently ignore Overwatch!!!

Just happened 2 more turns in a row. On both turns ignoring 2 or more Overwatches set up to catch it.

That is terrible, when the “second” Umbra is spawned close to your troops!

Please confirm it is at bug! And please fix it!!!

It takes 50 stun, but I did it! This stops them, but they don’t get captured. Now I try to stun the original, which does work normally.

Gives a Starcraft feeling :slight_smile:
Burn those ZERGS … erhm, Pandorans mutated!

Awesome advice. Except in my current game, I don’t have the flame tech. And either does New Jericho. But I’m dealing with umbral enemies. :+1:

Blowing them up before they die seems to prevent them from appearing from the ground the next turn.

I am pretty sure I just had an Umbra spawn another Umbra. Is this possible? Is the spawning mechanism a RNG for whatever type of Arthron is killed?

A “normal colored” Umbra spawns a Purple Umbra/Gas Ghost.
They are named Umbra from the get go, before you kill it the first time.

Did a Purple/Ghost spawn another one… ???

I absolutely hate them.
My entire battle tactic is determined on them.
They are a ticking time bomb that CANNOT get near you.

They need to be seriously nerfed.

Yeah, I found it really strong for a “shadow”. It should be weaker than the original, but it appeared to be stronger.

Also, I got the mutation in february without ever going into an ancient site. That’s OK, but it should come later if it’s stronger / late-game content.