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8. First In-Depth Look At The Illuvials

The range of terrain in Illuvium lends itself to a vast zoology of elemental creatures for you to capture and battle. Illuvials have some unique distinctions for the (relatively new) NFT/gaming space:

They are high-quality 3D art made by some of the best in the business. Illuvials are designed to be addictively collectible. 100+ fully-designed characters with individual features make each Illuvial a complete original, rather than be assembled out of modular components. They are also fully functional characters in an Auto Battler, which has never yet been seen before.

We’ve concentrated efforts to make them iconic, knowing seasoned gamers will appreciate it.

They’re Hidden Everywhere In This Vast, Multi Terrain World…

While travelling across the vast obelisk-connected valleys and chasms that make up the mystical world of Illuvium, you’ll encounter all manner of Illuvials in their natural habitats.

The true nature of Illuvials is just one of many secrets waiting to be discovered in this vast but eerily quiet world.

One thing is certain though — the Illuvials are beasts more akin to deities than to average creatures. They’re all connected by a mysterious bond which seems to also hint at the divine essence that powers them.

Another vital factor that makes each Illuvial even more unique is that if Illuvials share a class, an affinity — or better yet, the two of them at once — then they can synergize with each other.

Many Illuvials are yet to be revealed — but a couple of them have already been sighted in the wild. When we launch, these and many more will be waiting for you.

…And you need them.

Without Illuvials, you have no hope of surviving the panoramic wildlands of this new world.

Although all Illuvials are hostile in the wild, nursing one back to health after besting it in battle will turn the Illuvial into your lifelong companion. These Illuvials will never leave your side. You can’t advance, or finish your quest, without them.

What’s the Illuviary?

The Illuviary is the compendium that will house all known facts about Illuvium’s pantheon of legendary creatures. From stage 1 cubs to stage 3 deities that will terrify and fill you with wonder, the Illuviary will be your go-to source of knowledge.

We are ready to start leaking for you pages from this encyclopedia. Read on below to meet an Illuvial of the Sea Scorpion line.

005 — Rypper

Like a looking-glass set into emerald-hued grasslands, the surface of the landlocked sea sparkles with perfect clarity. In this enormous body of water within the brightland, aquatic creatures dwell. This tranquil lake region, however, hosts some of the most hostile sea monsters. Known among the most aggressive of them is Rypper, a stage 2 Illuviual. Even if a frenzied Rypper moves with stealth, it is the opponent one never sees coming that poses a much graver threat than the one carving a path of destruction.

Biology

Rypper, nearly imperceptible in the sea foliage thanks to its aquatic color palette of emerald shell body speckled with jade spots, is a gleaming green menace on land. Rypper charges swiftly across the ground. Two rows of 4 arachnid legs rotate like pistons — all 8 legs alternate like a locomotive.

Rypper keeps a low stance, hovering flat to the ground, but has a fairly large body and is three feet in height, and eight feet in length from fangs to the end of its spiked stinger. Rypper doubles in size when, feeling threatened, it extends its segmented tail capped by a two foot-long barb that is surrounded with four spikes to inflict additional wounds.

It taunts by snapping its spiked claws menacingly. An agile predator, Rypper easily follows its opponents every movement with its large, oval, tangerine-colored cycloptic eye. Its field of vision is superior to that of most, an unexpected advantage for a single-eyed creature — extending 130 degrees laterally and 180 degrees up-and-down.

Rypper is built for combat with its rapid, undulating scurry across the battlefield, snapping claws, and perilously looming stinger held constantly aloft and ready to harpoon.

Affinity / Class

Poison Fighter

Basic Attack

Rypper uses one of its enormous claws to keep its prey still. It’s very hard to dodge this attack and when it lands, it’s painful. Often, smaller prey simply get crushed by the powerful vice grip of the claw alone.

Critical Attack

Rypper grabs its enemies using both claws at the same time. It quickly applies increasing pressure to squeeze its opponent into painful submission. Once enclosed on an opponent, this grip is nearly unbreakable. Rypper easily holds it without tiring due to the action being just as much a resting state for its claws — which it keeps closed — and also Rypper’s endurance.

Ultimate Ability — Toxic Skewer

Rypper grabs hold of the enemy. Once its opponent is rendered motionless, Rypper thrusts its stinger forward. This causes severe injury as it pierces flesh to deliver powerful poison with its huge barb. Its poison is concentrated and strong, and courses through its body warmed, so the hot injection can leave the opponent motionless and in a state of shock even before the toxins take hold. The toxins have a fairly instant effect, however. Being impaled by the stinger even before Rypper retracts it could be the last thing an enemy sees before it closes its eyes, succumbing to the poison.

Key Attributes

Attack Damage Attack Speed Savagery

These Illuvials are only known to us thanks to rare glimpses of them before they vanish again into the alien landscape.

Who knows how many more there may be — camouflaged in caverns, windswept endless prairies, and lush evergreen thickets?

If you’d like to know more about the creatures you will soon face, you can follow the developers on Twitter and Medium — or better yet, join the discussion on Discord.

Note: This game is currently in development, and details are subject to change.

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