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Overview Edit

A Giant Monster is an extraordinarily tough opponent that usually requires more than one team to defeat. They usually spawn at random times in their respective zones, but certain tasks can cause certain ones to spawn. Defeating a Giant Monster, with exception, will reward a Badge.

Vs. Your Level Edit

A Giant Monster will always con as purple, no matter what level your character is. Neither your targeting box nor the GM's info panel will display its level. Giant Monsters do have levels, but due to game mechanics implemented in Issue 7, your relative level to a Giant Monster bears little significance. This was done so players of all levels could contribute equally to a Giant Monster's defeat.

  • If you are a higher level than the Giant Monster, you will do damage to it as if you were its level.
  • If you are a lower level than the Giant Monster, you will do damage to it as if it was one level lower than you.
  • A Giant Monster does damage to you as if it were your level.

For example, two characters team up to attack Babbage (Level 19); one of them is Level 12 and the other is Level 50. When the Level 12 character hits Babbage, he will do damage as if Babbage was a Level 11 enemy. When the Level 50 character hits Babbage, he will do damage as if he (the character) was Level 19. If Babbage hits the Level 12 character, Babbage will do damage to that character as if Babbage was Level 12, but will do damage to the Level 50 character as if it (Babbage) was Level 50.

If the Level 50 now sidekicks the Level 12, the lower level character will now be operating at combat level 49. Both characters will now do damage to Babbage as if they were Level 19, and Babbage will now deal damage as if it was Level 50 and 49, respectively. While there is no real problem with sidekicking for damage it really doesn't matter very much,however sidekicking for healing can be important. If a 15 level EMP/ Defender sikekicks to a 50 level his or her heals improve dramatically and can help the entire team survive the battle.

Rewards Edit

The following text is the official documentation on how awards are managed when fighting Giant Monsters:

  • When fighting these villains you must be within a close proximity to receive your reward. This pertains to both teamed and solo players.
  • When defeating this monster you would have to have done at least 10% of the damage to it to receive an award. This would mean 10% of total damage done to the monster, not its total Hit Points. This includes any damage done by opposing NPC mobs that the Giant Monster may have been attacked by before you defeated it.
  • If a Giant Monster has self healing powers or it travels with other mobs that heal it, that can keep increasing the total damage to kill it, and requiring more and more damage for you to hit 10%.

List of Giant Monsters Edit

Located in Paragon City Edit

Badge villain banished
Adamastor
Zone:
Badge: 
Dark Astoria
Keeper of Secrets
Badge villain clockwork
Babbage
Zone:
Badge: 
Note:
Boomtown
Clockstopper
also appears in Skyway City during Synapse's Task Force
Badge croatoa pumpkin king
Eochai
Zone:
Badge: 
Croatoa
Pumpkin King
Badge croatoa giant killer
Jack in Irons
Zone:
Badge: 
Croatoa
Giant Killer
Badge villain devouring
Jurassik
Zone:
Badge: 
Crey's Folly
The Solution
Badge villain hydra
Kraken
Zone:
Badge: 
Perez Park
Unleasher
Badge villain malta
Kronos Class Titan
Zone:
Badge: 
Note:
Founders' Falls
Master of Olympus
Part of Crimson's "World Wide Red" story arc
Badge giant octopus
Lusca
Zone:
Badge: 
Independence Port
Devilfish
Badge paladin
Paladin
Zone:
Badge: 
Note:
Kings Row
Knight Errant
Badge only awarded for preventing its spawn
Badge croatoa believer
Sally
Zone:
Badge: 
Note:
Croatoa
Believer
- Not actually a Giant Monster
- Badge awarded for 2 defeats

Located in the Rogue Isles Edit

Badge arachnosflier
Arachnos Flier
Zone:
Badge: 
Note:
Grandville
Heat Seeker
Available to heroes in the Ms. Liberty Task Force
V badge CircleOfThornsBadge
Caleb
Zone:
Badge: 
Note:
Nerva Archipelago
Hellbane
Spawned for every 100 Nerva Spectral Dæmons defeated during daylight
V Badge Deathsurge
Deathsurge
Zone:
Badge: 
Note:
Cap au Diable
Surging
Spawned for every 100 Gremlins defeated
V badge ScrapyarderBadge
Ghost of Scrapyard
Zone:
Badge: 
Sharkhead Isle
Hammer Down

Special Giant Monsters Edit

Badge event hallowspirit
Eochai
Zone:
Badge: 
Note:
All zones
Hallow Spirit
Only available during Halloween events
Badges Iron Warrior
Jack in Irons
Zone:
Badge: 
Note:
Level 20+ zones
Iron Warrior
- Only available during Halloween events
- Has a 1 in 10 chance of spawining instead of Eochai
Badge vanguard 003
U'Kon Gr'ai
Zone:
Badge: 
Note:
Rikti War Zone
Master At Arms
- Spawned by placing bombs during a Rikti Ship Raid
- Badge awarded for 10 defeats
Badge winter event 02
Winter Lord
Zone:
Badge: 
Note:
All zones
Frozen Fury
Only available during winter events

Changes Edit

Badge time This article or section contains information about changes that took place in City of Heroes/Villains. It is provided for historical purposes.
  • Before their difficulty was raised, a team had to account for 25% or more of the damage to receive credit for the defeat.

See Also Edit

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