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Description

Small in size but surprisingly agile, the Tick will launch itself at you if they get too close. Often found in groups, these small machines will use their wicked-sharp talons and self-destruct mode to severely hurt you if you aren’t too careful. A way to tell that they are in an area is that they make radiation sounds or clicking.

Abilities

Ticks have speed combined with a close-range jump attack that deals low to moderate amounts of damage. Easy to fight if there is only one or a few, but can become deadly very fast in larger groups. Be wary of FNIX class Ticks due to their high explosive suicide attacks that can decimate your health. Apocalypse class Ticks have stingers from their back which resembles a scorpion's tail. They poison you upon a successful attack.

Story

Diary Extract 2 - The Tick
I hate bugs with a passion. I hate their little legs, I hate their little pincers and I hate their disgusting little bodies. So let’s just say I wasn’t too thrilled about the idea of exploring the bunker we discovered yesterday. But, the group convinced me as we were in desperate need of supplies and answers. “Maybe the shelter would contain both”, they argued.

Well, that’s the last time I listen to them over my gut instinct. It started off ok I suppose. No visible spiders or other creepy crawlies were spotted as we entered, and I actually started to relax a little. Then the team opened one of the doors and out of the darkness several revolting little metal things jumped out at us. My screams could probably be heard for miles.

It was about the size of my head, with an evil looking red eye and sharp legs. The two front ones were like talons, and it proceeded to tear at my face. It managed to nick my cheek before I could dodge it, but once it landed back on the ground I was able to kill it with my pistol. I’m just happy I didn’t miss in my panicked state. Also, I now have a new thing I passionately hate – bugs and whatever the heck that thing was. The shape kind of reminded me of a Tick.

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