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Overview[]

The Devouring Earth are a group of monsters bent on destruction. Created by a god-like super-being known as the Hamidon, the Devouring Earth are a series of creatures based upon plants and Earth-like formations that are completely focused upon the destruction of human kind on the bidding of their creator. The legions of Devouring Earth spawn from plant-like creatures to the Devoured: humans converted into grotesque monstrosities. The minions of the Devouring Earth use thorns, vines, stone, crystal and poisons to cause as much mayhem and destruction as they can, replacing the overtaken lands they dominate with organic extensions, trees and other forms of forestry and earth. The most fearsome of the Devouring Earth soldiers are the Devoured, humans mutated from their 'festering' human forms and spliced into the eco-terrorizing monsters that the Hamidon envisions as the "true inhabitants" of the Earth. The Hamidon itself is protected by its greatest minions, giant monsters that patrol the Hamidon's lair of 'Eden', destroying anything and everything that potentially poses a threat to their master.

In the hero zones you can find levels 25-27 in Talos Island, Independence Port and Terra Volta. Up to level 40 can be found in Founders' Falls, Croatoa, Crey's Folly and all over Eden. In Peregrine Island you can find levels 41-43 on the southern docks and levels 48-50 on the northern islands. They are all over The Hive at levels 48 and above.

Enemy Types[]

Underlings[]

The Swarm[]

Swarm

These nettlesome swarms are sometimes encountered in groups, though they can also be summoned by other Devouring Earth creatures. They are highly resistant to smashing and lethal attacks, but these flying hordes don't fare well when confronted with fire or energy based assaults.

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Rubble[]

Large Rock Beasts might fall, but from rubble smaller creatures arise to plague heroes!

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Geode Shard[]

Even Shards from a fallen crystalline creature can prove deadly.

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Quartz Shard[]

Even Shards from a fallen crystalline creature can prove deadly.

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Sardonyx Shard[]

Even Shards from a fallen crystalline creature can prove deadly.

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Guardian Shard[]

Even Shards from a fallen crystalline creature can prove deadly.

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Minions[]

Bladegrass[]

These horrid perversions of normal flora have become one of the most identifiable monsters in the Devouring Earth maniacal menagerie. In addition to their astonishing mobility, they can fire swarms of thorns at their enemies, tearing flesh to shreds in an instant.

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Razorvine[]

These horrid perversions of normal flora have become one of the most identifiable monsters in the Devouring Earth maniacal menagerie. In addition to their astonishing mobility, they can fire swarms of thorns at their enemies, tearing flesh to shreds in an instant.

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Blackrose[]

These horrid perversions of normal flora have become one of the most identifiable monsters in the Devouring Earth maniacal menagerie. In addition to their astonishing mobility, they can fire swarms of thorns at their enemies, tearing flesh to shreds in an instant.

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Deathblossom[]

These horrid perversions of normal flora have become one of the most identifiable monsters in the Devouring Earth maniacal menagerie. In addition to their astonishing mobility, they can fire swarms of thorns at their enemies, tearing flesh to shreds in an instant.

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Bedrock[]

Made from assemblages of rocks that are somehow given form and consciousness, the Rock Troops are tough, resilient creatures who can either pound their opponents in close combat or hurl rocks from a distance.

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Boulder[]

Made from assemblages of rocks that are somehow given form and consciousness, the Rock Troops are tough, resilient creatures who can either pound their opponents in close combat or hurl rocks from a distance.

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Jurassik Rubble[]

Jurassik has fallen, but from the rubble a smaller creature has arisen to vex heroes!

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Fungoid[]

Fungus run amok' is probably the best way to describe these loathsome creatures. Like their inanimate ancestors, mushroom men prefer dark, dank places. In combat they can release clouds of deadly spores that choke and disable nearby enemies.

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Deathspore[]

Fungus run amok' is probably the best way to describe these loathsome creatures. Like their inanimate ancestors, mushroom men prefer dark, dank places. In combat they can release clouds of deadly spores that choke and disable nearby enemies.

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Deathcap[]

Fungus run amok' is probably the best way to describe these loathsome creatures. Like their inanimate ancestors, mushroom men prefer dark, dank places. In combat they can release clouds of deadly spores that choke and disable nearby enemies.

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Geode[]

The Devouring Earth grows these crystalline warriors in special caves deep beneath the Earth. Their blasts of shards can cut deeply into a target's flesh and bone, and energy attacks have a diminished effect against their crystalline forms. Luckily, they are susceptible to smashing attacks.

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Quartz[]

The Devouring Earth grows these crystalline warriors in special caves deep beneath the Earth. Their blasts of shards can cut deeply into a target's flesh and bone, and energy attacks have a diminished effect against their crystalline forms. Luckily, they are susceptible to smashing attacks.

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Sardonyx[]

The Devouring Earth grows these crystalline warriors in special caves deep beneath the Earth. Their blasts of shards can cut deeply into a target's flesh and bone, and energy attacks have a diminished effect against their crystalline forms. Luckily, they are susceptible to smashing attacks.

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Lieutenants[]

Fungoid[]

These horrid parodies of men lead the fungi armies of the Devouring Earth. Their pummeling attacks can shatter bones while their spore clouds disable their victims. Meanwhile, their summoned Swarms hold other foes at bay.

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Granite[]

The leaders of the Rock Troops are tougher, smarter and better equipped to take on whatever foes the Devouring Earth sets them against. In addition to the rock wielding skills of the subordinates, they have the ability to summon forth deadly swarms of insects.

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Guardian[]

These crystal captains command their sparkling soldiers in combat, chattering amongst one another with voices like breaking glass. In combat they rain down shards of razor sharp and pummel their opponents mercilessly. Like their followers, these creatures fear smashing attacks.

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Herder[]

The older, more mature plant creatures serve as leaders for their deadly cousins. They are stronger, tougher and more deadly than the lesser plant creatures. They also have the ability to summon forth Swarms to further trouble their enemies.

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Hidden Spawn


Sentry[]

The leaders of the Rock Troops are tougher, smarter and better equipped to take on whatever foes the Devouring Earth sets them against. In addition to the rock wielding skills of the subordinates, they have the ability to summon forth deadly swarms of insects.

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Pets[]

Note: Unlike similar effects found on enemies in other factions, the four Devouring Earth pets do not buff all allies. DE pets only buff Devouring Earth allies. Thus, other enemy factions will not receive a buff if they are within the AoE. A confused DE pet also won't buff you and your teammates, although it will stop buffing other DE. Furthermore, the DE pets do not buff themselves or other DE pets of the same kind, though different kinds do buff each other.

Defeat 500 of these Eminators to earn the Devourer of Earth Badge.

Cairn[]

Cairn

These tiny Cairns channel the Earth's energies, making nearby Devouring Earth creatures more resistant to damage.

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Fungi[]

Fungi

The Fungi emit spores that strengthen the immunity of Devouring Earth creatures. As a result, nearby creatures become resistant to many effects, including Knockdown, Sleep, Disorient and Stun.

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Quartz[]

Quartz

These small quartz shrines focus the Earth's energies, boosting the accuracy of all Devouring Earth attacks.

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Tree of Life[]

Tree of Life

These tiny trees don't do much to heroes, but their aura boosts the healing rate of all Devouring Earth creatures nearby.

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Will of the Earth[]

The Will of the Earth

See the Will of the Earth page for more detail.

This crystal contains the Will of the Earth, a mutagenic mold that could change all Paragon citizens if introduced into the water supply.

Bosses[]

Lesser Devoured[]

The Devoured were once normal human beings, but they have since been transformed into horrifying creatures. Their bodies have been mutated grotesquely, and even their brains have been perverted into believing the radical environmental precepts of the Devouring Earth. In combat they show their hatred for the world of men by spitting poison at their foes.

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Greater Devoured[]

The ultimate eco-warriors, the Greater Devoured incorporate the biomass of fallen heroes into their monstruous forms. They rend foes with their slashing talons, spitting poison on those they can't reach. A Greater Devoured is a formidable foe, resistant to most kinds of attacks.

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Named enemies[]

Devouring Swarm[]

These nettlesome swarms are sometimes encountered in groups, though they can also be summoned by other Devouring Earth creatures. They are highly resistant to smashing and lethal attacks, but these flying hordes don't fare well when confronted with fire or energy based assaults. You have seen these before, but this Swarm seems different somehow.

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Lichen (Minion)[]

The power of the Devouring Earth seems to have no bound. These Lichens are not to be triffled with.

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Lichen Colony (Sniper)[]

The power of the Devouring Earth seems to have no bound. This Lichen Colony seems to be generating some kind of spores.

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Spawn Chamber (Boss)[]

This large cyst seems to call up Devouring Earth creatures from the ground. You'll have to destroy it if you want to stem the tide of monsters.

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Elite Bosses[]

Weakened Hamidon[]

Main Article: Weakened Hamidon

Hamidon is nucleus of a giant single celled organism, spawned from some twisted primordial soup. It has one instinct, to Devour the Earth and all that infests it.

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Monsters[]

Crystal Titan[]

Main Article: Crystal Titan

This giant crystal monster may be the most beautiful of Hamidon's strange creatures. It is also one of the deadliest. Crystal Titan will happily slaughter any human being who sets foot within Hamidon's bizarre paradise.

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Jurassik[]

Main Article: Jurassik

The giant monster was dubbed Jurassik by a hero some time ago, and the name has stuck (though the hero has regrettably disappeared) It appears that Jurassik has been mutated by the many pollutants and chemicals in Crey's Folly. Now it's a creature of pure violence


Lattice[]

Main Article: Lattice

This giant crystal monster may be the most beautiful of Hamidon's strange creations. It is also one of the deadliest. Lattice will happily slaughter any human being who sets foot within Hamidon's bizarre paradise.

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Quarry[]

Main Article: Quarry

The greatest of Hamidon's rock beasts, Quarry roams Eden with a single purpose: to destroy any humans who stray inside. It may not be the smartest of Hamidon's followers, but it's certainly among the strongest. More than one hero has met his fate beneath Quarry's stony foot.

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Stropharia[]

Main Article: Stropharia

Catch it unawares and you may find this giant mushroom blissfully content, drinking in the atmosphere of Hamidon's strange Eden. If it sees you, though, watch out! Stropharia seems intent to exacting revenge for all its cousins that met their fate in a buttery saucepan.

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Thorn[]

Main Article: Thorn

No one knows exactly how Hamidon breathed life into this colossal tree. What is certain is that the tree is grateful. Thorn defends Hamidon's Eden with a fearsome vigor, and seems to have no sympathy for anything that walks on two legs.

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Giant monsters[]

Jurassik[]

Main Article: Jurassik

The giant monster was dubbed Jurassik by a hero some time ago, and the name has stuck (though the hero has regrettably disappeared) It appears that Jurassik has been mutated by the many pollutants and chemicals in Crey's Folly. Now it's a creature of pure violence

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Archvillains[]

Mold Wall[]

Main Article: Mold Wall

The power of the Devouring Earth seems to have no bound. The very mold that grows on the rock face has come alive to consume the Earth.

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Rock Wall[]

Main Article: Rock Wall

The power of the Devouring Earth seems to have no bound. The very rock face itself has come alive to consume the Earth.

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Terra[]

Main Article: Terra

Transformed by a Devouring Earth drug, this raging beast was once the woman Tanya Tyler. Now capable of breeding Devouring Earth creatures, Terra is the monsters' greatest offensive weapon in their war against humanity.

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Objects[]

Hive Spire

Hive Spire[]

These strange living spires are somehow connected with Hamidon's ability to control the creatures of the Devouring Earth

Notes

Hive Spires currently only appear in a mission to help Vernon von Grun implement his mad plan to destroy Paragon City. They take a lot of damage to destroy, but are immobile and do not have any offensive capabilities.

Hive spires give no experience, infamy, or prestige when destroyed. Also, Hive Spires do not drop inspirations or enhancements when destroyed.


Hamidon[]

Main Article: Hamidon

Hamidon is the nucleus of a giant single celled organism, spawned from some twisted primordial soup. It has one instinct, to Devour the Earth and all that infests it.

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Notes

Hamidon's attacks are typed as 'Electrolytic,' and can only be resisted through the use of Essence_of_the_Earth inspirations. Attacks are not tagged, and therefore cannot be evaded.


Mitochondria[]

Mending Mitochondria[]

Mending Mitochondria

These creatures seem to be the organelles of the giant single cell organism that is devouring the land around you. These Mitochondria seem to function as repair units for the cell.

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Mitochondria Antibodies[]

Mitochondria Antibody

These creatures seem to be the organelles of the giant single cell organism that is devouring the land around you. These Mitochondria are definitely the cells main defense mechanism.

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Notes

The Mitochondria's attacks are uncategorized, and cannot be defended against, nor resisted, i.e. no amount of defense or resistance will protect a player from Mitochondria's attacks.

  • HyperPhase will not protect players, as the Mitochondria's Blast is able to de-activate toggles.


Mitochondria Electrolytes[]

Mitochondria Electrolyte

These creatures seem to be the organelles of the giant single cell organism that is devouring the land around you. These Mitochondria are definitely the cells defense mechanism.

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The Mitochondria's attacks are uncategorized, and cannot be defended against, nor resisted, i.e. no amount of defense or resistance will protect a player from Mitochondria's attacks.


Named bosses[]

  • Devoured (Greater Devoured)
  • Devoured Pyriss (Greater Devoured)
  • Dr. Theron (Lesser Devoured)
  • Ively (Herder)
  • James Wolfe, Esq. (Lesser Devoured)
  • Lichenous (Fungoid)
  • Natso Fungi (Fungoid)
  • Oax (Herder)
  • Rampaging Devoured (Greater Devoured)
  • Terra Firma (Lesser Devouder)
  • Test Subject (Lesser Devoured)
  • The Justifier (Lesser Devoured)
  • Venomous (Herder)


Obsolete Enemies[]

Badge time.png This section contains information that no longer applies to the current version of City of Heroes. It is provided for historical purposes.

Bosses[]

Hamidon Bud[]

Although defeated, it seems the pieces of the Hamidon are still a threat. Left uncheck, it is likely that eache piece could one day grow to become as big a menace as the original. It must be stopped.

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This enemy was removed with the Issue 9 update.


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