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Pincher

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Pincher
Pincher.png
Statistics
Health 25 (Heart.png×12.5)
Size Width: 1 block
Height: 0.75 blocks
Damage Easy: 2 (Heart.png×1)
Normal: 4 (Heart.png×2)
Hard: 6 (Heart.png×3)
Armor 4
Environment Overworld: Ocean Biomes
Hostility Aggressive
Classification Arthropod
Id aoa3:pincher
Version added 2.0

Pinchers are hostile melee mobs that spawn naturally in the Overworld.

Spawning[edit | edit source]

Pinchers spawn naturally in oceans in the Overworld.

They have a low spawn chance and will spawn much less frequently than most other mobs.

They will only spawn in water under Y=55, with a light level lower than 8. Their spawning can be prevented by placing torches or other lighting blocks nearby to raise the light level above 7.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Pinchers are melee mobs that will follow targets both on land and in water.

They are aggressive, and will attack nearby players within 16 blocks without provocation. If attacked by another entity, they will retaliate and continue targeting that entity.

Staying outside of their targeting range will prevent them from attacking or targeting entities.

Pinchers move very quickly in water, and are generally too fast to escape from once confronted. Additionally, they are able to surface from within water extremely quickly, making them formidable mobs.

Unique Abilities[edit | edit source]

When a Pincher successfully attacks an underwater enemy, it will create a small explosion, dealing additional AoE damage.

Immunities[edit | edit source]

Pinchers are completely immune to ranged damage. This includes bows and thrown weapons, but not guns or blasters.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Unique drops
Item Quantity Looting Chance Notes
Overworld Table 100.0%
The above pool is rolled 1 time.
Nothing 62.5% Chance is decreased with each level of luck and/or looting.
Chitin.png Chitin 1 31.2%
Armour Plating.png Armour Plating 1 6.2%
The above pool is rolled 1 time.

Experience[edit | edit source]

Pinchers drop Xp Orb.png×2 experience when killed.

Bestiary Entry[edit | edit source]

Pinchers are extremely well evolved crustaceans that reside solely within the oceans of the overworld. Equally fearless and ruthless, they trawl the ocean floors searching for other smaller creatures to eat.

Like all crustaceans, they have a hard outer shell, but this creature is special in just how tough their outer shell is. Few ranged projectiles can penetrate its protective layer, and those that can must be fired at very high speeds.

Their claws also offer them powerful offensive abilities. When snapping their claws underwater, a small cavitation bubble forms due to the high speed at which they move. This bubble can briefly stun or slow targets, and in some cases may even cause them to be launched far away.

Their fearless nature will often cause Pinchers to approach and attack nearby creatures for no reason at all, and in almost every case they will come out victorious. Unless the attacker is extremely experienced in a fight, there's not much chance of survival in a fight against a Pincher.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Pincher's explosive attack is a reference to Pistol Shrimp, which are known for creating concussive force when attacking.