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=== Controls ===
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=== Movement ===
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== Abilities ==
 
== Abilities ==

Revision as of 19:52, 11 May 2019

Alien skulk normal front.png
Kharaa.png Skulk
Personal Resources
Icon personal resource neutral.png 0
Health
75 (+3 per Biomass)
Armor
10 (17 / 23 / 30)
Energy
Icon resources energy neutral.gif 100 (110 / 120 / 130)
Respawns In: 10 seconds
Respawns From: Egg
Air Speed: 11 (Leap)
Ground Speed: 7.0 (7.5 / 8.0 / 8.5)
Crouch Speed: 3.5
Wall Speed: 7.25 (run), 8.0 to 11 (jump)
Abilities and Upgrades
Abilities:
Alien Vision, Evolve Menu, Hive Sight, Sneak, Wall Walking (Wall Jumping), Bite, Parasite, Leap, Xenocide
Evolutions:
Carapace, Regeneration, Vampirism,
Adrenaline, Celerity, Crush,
Camouflage, Aura, Focus
Upgrades:
Leap at biomass 4, Xenocide at biomass 9
Miscellaneous
Buy From: Evolve Menu
Purchase By: Player
Gestation Time: 3 seconds
Can attack with bite and track enemies with parasite. Can ambush enemies by climbing on walls and ceilings. Can evolve leap and xenocide.

In-game description.

Introduction

The Skulk is the default Alien lifeform that all Alien players will initially spawn as and respawn as after each death.

Background

The Skulk is a very agile yet delicate quadruped. It has the unique ability to walk on walls and ceilings, making it very effective for ambushing lone/unaware Marines.

Tactics

Though Skulks are considered expendable, they are a very versatile lifeform and can perform a myriad of roles.

An Early-game skulk should focus on tagging Marines with its Parasite ability and killing them wherever possible. Skulks should generally work as a pack of 2 or more and should always favour stealthy attacks over direct engagements.

Due to its speed and low-profile, the Skulk is able to traverse the map very quickly and should use this to its advantage to harass the Marine economy, by constantly destroying Extractors and this becomes its primary objective in the mid-to-late game, though a Skulk is more than capable of killing Marines throughout the full length of the game, even being able to engage a Marine with a Jetpack with Leap and being able to kill or damage large groups of Marines with Xenocide.


Tactical Summary - Skulk

  • Parasite Everything
  • Ambush Marines, don't fight them head-on.
  • Move erratically, use the walls and ceilings and avoid the floor!
  • If you struggle to kill Marines, kill Extractors instead.


Controls

Movement

Main article: Movement techniques.

Abilities

Wall Walk & Sneak

All Alien units have a movement mechanic that is unique to their class. The Skulk possesses the unique ability to Wall Walk.

  • When you are close to a Wall you can press Jump (Space) in order to gain speed.
    • If you touch the wall too closely you will attach yourself and lose some speed even if you press Forward (W). It is recommended to hold the detach button (CTRL) in order to maintain your speed better
    • If you look upwards while jumping from a wall you will gain height faster though lose some speed while jumping forward.


Additional information about movement techniques can be found in Movement.

Bite

The Skulk's powerful Bite can rip through both flesh and metal with frightening speed.

Bite
Icon bite.png
Hotkey 1 (slot), Mouse1 (attack)
Energy Icon resources energy neutral.gif 5.85
Damage 75
Type Normal
Range Melee
Fire Rate 0.45 seconds
Targets Marines, Robots, Structures


Parasite

Infects an enemy target with small Parasites, allowing all Kharaa players to track the target's position through walls using Hive Sight.


Tip: You should try and Parasite every enemy you see, to give your teammates better awareness of the enemy forces!


Parasite
Icon parasite.png
  • Parasite projectile travels in a straight line.
  • Parasited targets will also appear on the Map as icons.
Hotkey 2 (slot), Mouse1 (attack)
Energy Icon resources energy neutral.gif 30
Damage 10
Type Normal
Range 1000
Fire Rate 0.5 seconds
Duration 44 seconds
Targets Marines, Robots, Structures


Leap

Leaps toward the Skulk's current direction while on the ground or in mid-air. While leaping, the Skulk gains a move speed bonus.

Leap
Icon leap.png
Hotkey Mouse2
TRes Icon team resource neutral.gif 15 (research 40 seconds)
Energy Icon resources energy neutral.gif 45
Speed Base speed + 4
Requires Biomass level 4, Research Leap (Hive)


Xenocide

Explodes the Skulk after a short delay to damage all nearby Frontiersmen units and structures. Xenocide cannot be cancelled once activated, unless the player hits the "Evolve Last Upgrade" button.

Xenocide
Icon xenocide.png
  • Changes to Bite attack after activation.
  • Player will respawn in 6 seconds instead of default spawn time.
Hotkey 3 (slot), Mouse1 (attack)
TRes Icon team resource neutral.gif 25 (research 60 seconds)
Energy Icon resources energy neutral.gif 30
Damage 200
Type Normal
Radius 14
Delay 2 seconds
Uses 1
Targets Marines, Robots, Structures
Requires Biomass level 9
Research Xenocide


Variants

The following images show all the variations of Skulk camouflage (skins) that you may see in the game.

Please note:

  • Not all variants are available for purchase.
  • Skins are purely cosmetic and offer no augmented or additional stats in-game.
Camouflage variants & availability
Variant Description Acquisition Notes
Normal Default Camouflage. Provided with game. N/A
Shadow Red eyes, Dark blue/purple skin, Extrusions on exo-skeletal features. May be found on the Steam Community Market. Originally part of the Reinforcement Program for Shadow Tier & above.
Kodiak Green eyes, Jungle effect skin. Requires Kodiak DLC. Released with the Kodiak update.
Reaper Red eyes, White skin, Black exo-skeletal features. Requires Reaper DLC. Released with the Reaper update.
Abyss Blue eyes, Blue skin. May be found on the Steam Community Market. Originally awarded for playing on Caged at its release.