Arc seeking

A seeking Arcturan shooting at the player in E1M3: Disposal Area - Part 2.

The seeking Arcturan wears dark purple armour and has a greenish skin. It fires homing projectiles. It has the same health as the normal Arcturan.

Statistics Edit

Arcturan Seeking Any difficulty Easy Medium Hard
Health 240.0
Gib health 120.0
Running speed 1.5 1.75 2.0
Stun chance 4.7%
Missile damage 8.0 16.0 25.0
Missile speed 4.0 6.0 8.0
Missile knockback 32.0
Melee damage 4.0 8.0 20.0
Melee knockback 128.0
Score reward 200.0
First appearance E1M3: Disposal Area - Part 2

Behaviour Edit

The behaviour of the Arcturan is similar to the other ranks, the Arcturan will approach the player and check the distance. If the distance between the player and Arcturan is less than 32.0 units it will perform a melee attack. If the player is too far away it will shoot a homing projectile. If the Arcturan gets hit by friendly fire it will retaliate.

Strategy Edit

Due to the ranged nature of seeking Arcturans, your best bet is to close the gap and take advantage of the huge damage output of your weapons, which should take them out in one or two blows.

Killing these is your top priority, especially in long corridors where it's nearly impossible to dodge the projectiles on higher difficulties. If you see the projectiles approaching you run away as fast as you can and hide behind a wall. Take advantage of the fact that homing projectiles 'see' through walls and never try to avoid any geometry whatsoever.

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