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Blight (game mechanic)

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An exile during a Blight encounter

Blights are tower defense-like encounters that can spawn from Fungal Growths. There is around a 10% chance to find a Fungal Growth in any map area, which will always be accompanied by Sister Cassia.

Mechanics

A Fungal Growth

Once players interact with the Fungal Growth, Cassia will place a purification pump on the growth, causing it to spawn roots in random directions. At the end of each root is a portal that spawns enemies that slowly move towards the core, only stopping to attack units in its way. The Blight can spawn up to 8 roots, increasing with zone level. Players will be given a short preparation time before the Blight starts spawning monsters. Players can skip this by pressing the button on the bottom right.

Some roots will spawn after a delay, and sometimes a root will have multiplied monster density (indicated by a multiplier). An icon corresponding to a tower can appear over each root, indicating which tower it is resistant to. Along the paths of the roots, players can construct a tower in specified areas. Towers cost resources to build or upgrade, which is acquired at the start and from killing blighted enemies.

When an enemy reaches the core, it will lower the durability of the pump and despawn itself. The pump has 10 durability, and the amount of durability lowered is based on the monster's rarity (1 for normal, 2 for magic, 5 for rare, 10 for unique). When the pump's durability reaches 0, the Blight encounter fails and monsters will stop spawning.

Once all enemies from each portal are defeated, it will spawn chests at where the portal was. These chests persist even if the pump gets destroyed afterwards. Blights always reward at least one oil or one Blighted map.

Towers

List of towers

Name Tier Cost Radius Description Icon
Arc Tower IV 500 45 Damage: Medium
Casts Arc

Ineffective against Blighted Monsters of the same type
Arcing tower icon.png
Chilling Tower Mk I I 100 35 Damage: Low
Chills and Damages nearby enemies

Ineffective against Blighted Monsters of the same type
Cold tower icon.png
Chilling Tower Mk II II 150 35 Increased Damage
Increased effect of Chill
Affects more Targets
Cold tower icon.png
Chilling Tower Mk III III 300 35 Increased Damage
Increased effect of Chill
Affects more targets
Cold tower icon.png
Empowering Tower Mk I I 100 35 Improves the effectiveness of other Towers
Does not Damage Enemies
Buff tower icon.png
Empowering Tower Mk II II 150 45 Improves the effectiveness of other Towers
Does not Damage Enemies
Buff tower icon.png
Empowering Tower Mk III III 300 55 Improves the effectiveness of other Towers
Does not Damage Enemies
Buff tower icon.png
Fireball Tower Mk I I 100 45 Damage: Medium
Casts a Fireball

Ineffective against Blighted Monsters of the same type
Fire tower icon.png
Fireball Tower Mk II II 150 60 Casts 3 Fireballs Fire tower icon.png
Fireball Tower Mk III III 300 75 Casts 5 Fireballs Fire tower icon.png
Flamethrower Tower IV 500 45 Damage: High
Casts a stream of Fire

Ineffective against Blighted Monsters of the same type
Flamethrower tower icon.png
Freezebolt Tower IV 500 75 Damage: Very High
Shoots a Piercing projectile which Freezes enemies

Ineffective against Blighted Monsters of the same type
Freezing tower icon.png
Glacial Cage Tower IV 500 60 Deals no Damage
Imprisons Enemies

Ineffective against Blighted Monsters of the same type
IcePrison tower icon.png
Imbuing Tower IV 500 55 Improves the effectiveness of Players in range.
Does not Damage Enemies
BuffPlayer tower icon.png
Lightning Storm Tower IV 500 45 Damage: High
Lightning rapidly strikes around the Tower

Ineffective against Blighted Monsters of the same type
LightningStorm tower icon.png
Meteor Tower IV 500 100 Damage: Very High
Rains Meteors from the sky

Ineffective against Blighted Monsters of the same type
Meteor tower icon.png
Scout Tower IV 500 75 Summons 10 Flying Minions
Minion Damage: High
Minion Life: Low
Can only summon Minions when previous Minions are dead

Ineffective against Blighted Monsters of the same type
FlyingMinion tower icon.png
Seismic Tower Mk I I 100 45 Damage: Low
Repeats 3 times
Always Stuns
Damages and Stuns nearby Enemies

Ineffective against Blighted Monsters of the same type
Physical tower icon.png
Seismic Tower Mk II II 150 45 Repeats 5 times Physical tower icon.png
Seismic Tower Mk III III 300 45 Repeats 7 times Physical tower icon.png
Sentinel Tower IV 500 45 Summons 1 Durable Minion
Minion Damage: Low
Minion Life: High
Can only summon Minions when previous Minions are dead

Ineffective against Blighted Monsters of the same type
TankyMinion tower icon.png
Shock Nova Tower Mk I I 100 20 Damage: Low
Creates Shocked Ground
Casts Shock Nova

Ineffective against Blighted Monsters of the same type
Lightning tower icon.png
Shock Nova Tower Mk II II 150 25 Increased Damage
Increased chance to Shock
Increased Area of Effect
Lightning tower icon.png
Shock Nova Tower Mk III III 300 30 Increased Damage
Increased chance to Shock
Increased Area of Effect
Lightning tower icon.png
Smothering Tower IV 500 55 Weakens Enemies in range
Does not Damage Enemies
Weakining tower icon.png
Stone Gaze Tower IV 500 45 Periodically Petrifies Monsters
Does not Damage Enemies

Ineffective against Blighted Monsters of the same type
Petrification tower icon.png
Summoning Tower Mk I I 100 30 Summons 3 Minions
Minion Damage: Low
Minion Life: Low
Can only summon Minions when previous Minions are dead

Ineffective against Blighted Monsters of the same type
Minion tower icon.png
Summoning Tower Mk II II 150 30 Summons 5 Minions Minion tower icon.png
Summoning Tower Mk III III 300 30 Summons 7 Minions Minion tower icon.png
Temporal Tower IV 500 45 Persistently Slows Monsters
Does not Damage Enemies

Ineffective against Blighted Monsters of the same type
Temporal tower icon.png
Tower Foundation 0 0 A powered base for one of Cassia's towers.

Tower upgrades

Upgrade paths
Tier I Tier II Tier III Upgrades Tier IV Upgrades
Cold tower icon.png
Chilling Tower Mk I
Cold tower icon.png
Chilling Tower Mk II
Cold tower icon.png
Chilling Tower Mk III
Increased Damage

Increased effect of Chill

Affects more Targets

Freezing tower icon.png
Freezebolt Tower
Increased Damage (Very High)

Shoots a Piercing projectile which Freezes enemies

IcePrison tower icon.png
Glacial Cage Tower
Deals no Damage

Imprisons Enemies

Buff tower icon.png
Empowering Tower Mk I
Buff tower icon.png
Empowering Tower Mk II
Buff tower icon.png
Empowering Tower Mk III
Increased effect area
BuffPlayer tower icon.png
Imbuing Tower
Improves the effectiveness of Players in range
Weakining tower icon.png
Smothering Tower
Weakens Enemies in range
Fire tower icon.png
Fireball Tower Mk I
Fire tower icon.png
Fireball Tower Mk II
Fire tower icon.png
Fireball Tower Mk III
Increased effect area

Cast more fireballs (1-3-5)

Flamethrower tower icon.png
Flamethrower Tower
Increased Damage (High)

Casts a stream of Fire

Meteor tower icon.png
Meteor Tower
Increased Damage (Very high)

Rains Meteors from the sky

Physical tower icon.png
Seismic Tower Mk I
Physical tower icon.png
Seismic Tower Mk II
Physical tower icon.png
Seismic Tower Mk III
Repeats more times (3-5-7)
Petrification tower icon.png
Stone Gaze Tower
Periodically Petrifies Monsters

No longer does damage

Temporal tower icon.png
Temporal Tower
Persistently Slows Monsters

No longer does damage

Lightning tower icon.png
Shock Nova Tower Mk I
Lightning tower icon.png
Shock Nova Tower Mk II
Lightning tower icon.png
Shock Nova Tower Mk III
Increased Damage

Increased chance to Shock

Increased Area of Effect

Arcing tower icon.png
Arc Tower
Increased Damage (Medium)

Casts Arc

LightningStorm tower icon.png
Lightning Storm Tower
Increased Damage (High)

Lightning rapidly strikes around the Tower

Minion tower icon.png
Summoning Tower Mk I
Minion tower icon.png
Summoning Tower Mk II
Minion tower icon.png
Summoning Tower Mk III
Summons more minions (3-5-7)
FlyingMinion tower icon.png
Scout Tower
Summons 10 Flying Minions dealing high damage
TankyMinion tower icon.png
Sentinel Tower
Summons one durable minion with a high life pool

Trivia

  • Blights were the main focus of the temporary Blight leagues. After the leagues ended, Blight was added to the core game, but spawns much less often than in the Blight leagues.