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Type: Ability
Class: Exobiologist Exobiologist
Tier: 4
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Control Control
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Hortimonculus is a ability of the Exobiologist class.

"Deploy a living/micromechanical hybrid construct that exudes a regenerative aura which improves the Health regeneration rates of the user and nearby allies."


Must be cast on a dead enemy.

Casting this destroys the corpse and creates a Hortimonculus (a plant which radiates a healing aura).

The aura radius is 20 meters, and all squadmates receives a heal every 5 seconds. Squad members may use (target and press T/ mouse2) the Hortimonculus to receive an individual heal right away, however this causes the hortimonculus' own health to drop faster.

Squadmates within the aura range of the Hortimonculus also receive increases to their resistances corresponding to the immunities and resistances of the creature it was cast on. If the creature was immune to a damage type all squadmates in range receive a 10% resistance increase to that damage type for each point put in the skill. If the creature was resistant to something a lower percentage of that resistance will be granted to the squadmates.

For example: At rank 5, if cast on a Kael 50% of all physical and fire damage received by the squadmates will be reduced. If cast on a Lightbender, 50% of all laser damage taken will be reduced. In combination with the health regen, this makes it a very powerful defensive skill at control points.

As the Hortimonculus heals (over time and individual), it depletes its own health until it runs out and dies.

Enemies will aggro the hortimonculus if they get in range of it, however it does not appear to generate any threat by itself.


Pump/Name Hortimonculus I Hortimonculus II Hortimonculus III Hortimonculus IV Hortimonculus V
Target Enemy Corpse - Single
Range 20 meters
Area 20 meter Radius
Resist bonus +10% +20% +30% +40% +50%
Healing Based on Decay
Health 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
Decay 20% every 5 seconds 16% every 5 seconds 12% every 5 seconds 8% every 5 seconds 4% every 5 seconds
Activation 2.666 seconds
Cooldown 0.0 seconds
Power cost 50 75 100 125 150
Medical Grade Micromech 1 2 3 4 5
Description "Target a fallen enemy's corpse with this ability to grow a hybrid plantlike lifeform out of it. The resultant Hortimonculus is surrounded by a restorative aura that heals the user and nearby squadmates in a radius around it, and also grants slight damage resistances based on the strongest damage resistance of the slain creature. Additionally, the user and his squadmates may use the Hortimonculus for a direct heal."