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Unclean Giant
Unclean Giant
Enemy Type Human/Beast
Size Large
Actions per round Turnticker
Variation Blighted
HP 98 137
HP (Stygian/Bloodmoon) 118 165
Dodge 8.75% 21.25%
Protection 0% 0%
Speed 1 2
Tray stealth Stealth No No
Poptext stun Stun 70% 90%
Poptext poison Blight 80% 100%
Poptext bleed Bleed 40% 60%
Poptext debuff Debuff 60% 80%
Poptext move Move 95% 115%

The Unclean Giant is a large Human/Beast type that appears in the Weald, infested by the terrible fungus that has run amok within it. These lumbering monsters are capable of using the spores of the fungus on their back to inflict Blight and shuffle the party, or clobber the frontlines with the uprooted tree they carry.

Behavior[ | ]

Giants have no PROT, unlike other Large enemies. They instead rely upon their heavy resistances and massive HP pool to weather the Heroes' attacks. Their Treebranch Smackdown (referred to as TS for short) inflicts massive damage and knockback to a single target. Confusion Spores shuffles the entire party. Poison Spores blights anywhere from one to two targets.

Giants should be prioritized after the lighter enemies have been dealt with, most notably Crones, as she increases the hit chance of the Giant's fairly inaccurate attacks of connecting by Debuffing the party. Keeping him stunned while you deal with the other monsters is a good idea. The Occultist's Weakening Curse and the Man-at-Arms' Bolster are very helpful here, with the former reducing the damage of the giant's attack and the latter reducing the chances of getting hit.

COOLDOWNS: Both of his spore attacks have a 2 turn cooldown in between each use.

On Veteran Level dungeons, the giants will have a 3x probability of using his Confusion Spores on the first turn, compared to the other two skills with a 2x chance each. On any other turn, should the skill not be in cooldown, he will always use Confusion Spores. This, however, changes on Champion dungeons, where the giants will have a greater chance to open with Confusion Spores (4x), but on subsequent turns, they will rarely use that skill (1x chance) while preferring to use his Poison Spores or the dreaded Treebranch Smackdown.

Finally, for both dungeon levels, if the target has very low health, the giant's Poison Spores is twice as likely to be used, in order to possibly ensure killing an ally who is on Death's Door through Blight damage.

Strategy[ | ]

It is usually a wise idea to take care of the Crone first in order to avoid piling stress damage. However, if left unchecked, the Giant will wreak havoc among your party members by shuffling them and, in even greater measure, due to the massive burst damage of Treebranch Smackdown.

Being the tank that he is with a large pool of HP, bursting him down seems unlikely or difficult, at least in a single turn. For this reason and considering the relatively low Stun Resist, heroes equipped with Stun chance-increasing trinkets can prove to be a valuable asset to mitigate damage received.

Good strategies include: reducing his damage (via an Occultitst's Weakening Curse or Leper's Intimidate), thereby potentially reducing the damage your heroes receive; reducing his ACC (through the Arbalest's Suppressing Fire or the Antiquarian's Flashpowder), or by stacking DODGE buffs (through the MAA's Bolster, Antiquarian's Invirogating Vapours or the Houndmaster's Guard Dog), since TS has a fairly low chance of hitting (this, however, is in part countered by the Crone's Curse of Vulnerability, another reason for which prioritizing her should be on the top part of your list). TS's accuracy is at 97.5% at Champion level dungeons, slightly higher than the accuracy of the Fungal Crawler's Groping Swipe at 92.5%. By standing in one front-line position while using Defender on the the other, the MAA can direct all log swipes to himself, while the skill's PROT bonus prevents critical hits from bringing the Man-at-Arms to death's door.

Be prepared for party shuffles and large amounts of damage. Furthermore, on Champion level dungeons, be especially wary of the giant chaining multiple TS, easily knocking down your heroes to Death's Door. TS has a very high chance to deal critical damage, so keep SPD and healing abilities in mind.

Abilities[ | ]

This enemy does not appear in Apprentice level dungeons.

Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Damage Effect
Treebranch Smackdown Melee 1, 2, 3, 4. 1, 2. 83.75% 14% 14-27 Poptext move 120% Knockback 1 No Effect
Confusion Spores Ranged 1, 2, 3, 4. 1+2+3+4. 88.75% 12% 2 Poptext move 90% Shuffle Party
Poptext debuff 120% Debuff: -7 ACC
No Effect
Poison Spores Ranged 1, 2, 3, 4. 1, 2, 3, 4. 88.75% 6% 2 Poptext poison 120% Blight 3 No Effect

Champion Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Damage Effect
Treebranch Smackdown Melee 1, 2, 3, 4. 1, 2. 97.5% 16% 19-37 Poptext move 140% Knockback 1 No Effect
Confusion Spores Ranged 1, 2, 3, 4. 1+2+3+4. 102.5% 14% 2 Poptext move 100% Shuffle Party
Poptext debuff 140% Debuff: -10 ACC
No Effect
Poison Spores Ranged 1, 2, 3, 4. 1, 2, 3, 4. 102.5% 9% 2 Poptext poison 140% Blight 4 No Effect

Related Enemies[ | ]

Weald[ | ]

Bosses[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • This enemy's apprentice level variant is called "Unclean Giant" in the game files. However, since this enemy is programmed to only spawn in veteran dungeons or higher, it goes unused.

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