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The Xarquid is a large, flying alien nautilus with substantial armor. Not only are they giant, they move in reverse. Real Nautilus float backwards with the tentacles behind - the Xarquid floats with the tentacles forward. They have a fairly powerful and accurate ranged attack, and will mostly stay at long range and snipe at your units.
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== General Information ==
  
Xarquids usually accompany Gill Men underwater, but may also be found as part of Mixed crews, even on land. They are arguably the most rarely-encountered alien in the game.
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[[Image:Xarquid.png|right|Xarquid]]Another modfied Earth invertebrate, the Xarquid is a creature of great beauty and danger.<br><br>The swift swimming gargantuan hides a devastating arsenal of weapons, a smothering ink spray and an ionised particle blast.<br><br>Since our first encounters with this powerful creature we have been wary of its power and its controllers the vengeful Gillmen. <br clear="all" />
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{{Ref Close | source = Terror From The Deep Ufopaedia}}
  
== Live Specimen ==
 
[[Image:Xarquid.png|right|Xarquid]]Another modfied Earth invertebrate, the Xarquid is a creature of great beauty and danger.
 
  
The swift swimming gargantuan hides a devastating arsenal of weapons, a smothering ink spray and an ionised particle blast.
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{{Ref Open|title = Xarquid Autopsy}}
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[[Image:XarquidAutopsy.png|right|Xarquid Autopsy]]This overgrown Nautilus has beeen made huge on a diet of Alien drugs and surgical alterations. Perverted beyond the scope of nature, the Gillmen have added mechanical control systems to the creature and now none of the creature's original nature exists.<br><br>Deployed as an organic weapons platform, the Xarquids tough shell and mobility make it a formidable opponent. <br clear="all" />
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{{Ref Close | source = Terror From The Deep Ufopaedia}}
  
Since our first encounters with this powerful creature we have been wary of its power and its controllers the vengeful Gillmen. <br clear="all" />
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{{Statbox module
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| name = Xarquid
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| time_units = 40 - 59
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| health = 114
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| energy = 80 - 118
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| reactions = 50 - 68
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| strength = 70 - 87
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| bravery = 90
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| firing_acc = 26 - 105
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| throwing_acc = 50
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| MC_skill = 0
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| MC_strength = 100 - 124
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| armour_front = 20 - 60
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| armour_left = 20 - 60
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| armour_right = 20 - 60
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| armour_back = 20 - 60
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| armour_under = 2 - 6
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}}
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{{Statbox module/hidden stats
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| melee_acc = 50 - 74
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| energy_recharge = 40
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| victory_points = 30
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| standing_height = ?
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| kneeling_height =  ?
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| intelligence = 4
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| aggression = 2
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}}
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{{Statbox module/unique stats
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| armour_category = Xarquid/Bio-Drone
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| rank_types = Terrorist
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| unique_attributes = Can "Fly"
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}}
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== Autopsy ==
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The Xarquid is a large, flying alien nautilus with substantial armor. Not only are they giant, they move in reverse. Real Nautilus float backwards with the tentacles behind - the Xarquid floats with the tentacles forward. They have a fairly powerful and accurate ranged attack (roughy equivalent to a SWS Gauss Cannon), and will mostly stay at long range and snipe at your units.
[[Image:XarquidAutopsy.png|right|Xarquid Autopsy]]This overgrown Nautilus has beeen made huge on a diet of Alien drugs and surgical alterations. Perverted beyond the scope of nature, the Gillmen have added mechanical control systems to the creature and now none of the creature's original nature exists.
 
  
Deployed as an organic weapons platform, the Xarquids tough shell and mobility make it a formidable opponent. <br clear="all" />
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Xarquids usually accompany Gill Men underwater, but may also be found as part of Mixed crews, even on land. They are arguably the most rarely-encountered alien in the game except for the Triscene.
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==Tactics==
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The Xarquid is not a particularly difficult enemy. The greatest danger comes from its tendency to lurk in a particular location and use reaction fire to take out your Aquanauts (which is actually fairly smart considering the Xarquid is one of the slowest aliens). Once you get [[Ion Armor]], their attacks will become considerably less dangerous, except if they manage to hit your Aquanauts' weaker side armour.
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The best weapons to use against the Xarquid are explosives (despite their resistance, they have weak Under Armour and will take extra damage due to their size) or melee weapons (provided they're not "flying" out of reach, that is!).
  
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
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* The Xarquid takes 0.6x damage from incendiary and explosive attacks, 0.7x damage from Gauss weapons, 0.9x damage  from Sonic and Stun Attacks, but 1.45x damage from melee attacks.
 
* The Xarquid takes 0.6x damage from incendiary and explosive attacks, 0.7x damage from Gauss weapons, 0.9x damage  from Sonic and Stun Attacks, but 1.45x damage from melee attacks.
 
* Xarquids normally accompany [[Gillman|Gillmen]] and will normally replace the [[Deep One]] for underwater missions that involved terror units. They may also be found as part of Mixed crews, where they may also appear on land. This is most likely a bug or design oversight. Finally, a few will be found on the lower levels of T'leth.
 
* Xarquids normally accompany [[Gillman|Gillmen]] and will normally replace the [[Deep One]] for underwater missions that involved terror units. They may also be found as part of Mixed crews, where they may also appear on land. This is most likely a bug or design oversight. Finally, a few will be found on the lower levels of T'leth.
* It's quite large, making for an easy target.
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* It's quite large, making for an easy target (takes up 4 squares on the battlescape).
* Takes up 4 squares on the battlescape.
 
 
* High Strength.
 
* High Strength.
 
* High Health.
 
* High Health.

Revision as of 22:04, 4 August 2014

General Information

Xarquid
Xarquid
Another modfied Earth invertebrate, the Xarquid is a creature of great beauty and danger.

The swift swimming gargantuan hides a devastating arsenal of weapons, a smothering ink spray and an ionised particle blast.

Since our first encounters with this powerful creature we have been wary of its power and its controllers the vengeful Gillmen.
Source: Terror From The Deep Ufopaedia


Xarquid Autopsy
Xarquid Autopsy
This overgrown Nautilus has beeen made huge on a diet of Alien drugs and surgical alterations. Perverted beyond the scope of nature, the Gillmen have added mechanical control systems to the creature and now none of the creature's original nature exists.

Deployed as an organic weapons platform, the Xarquids tough shell and mobility make it a formidable opponent.
Source: Terror From The Deep Ufopaedia
Xarquid
Time Units 40 - 59
Health 114
Energy 80 - 118
Reactions 50 - 68
Strength 70 - 87
Bravery 90
Firing Accuracy 26 - 105
Throwing Accuracy 50
MC Skill 0
MC Strength 100 - 124
Front Armour 20 - 60
Left Armour 20 - 60
Right Armour 20 - 60
Back Armour 20 - 60
Under Armour 2 - 6
Hidden Attributes
Melee Accuracy 50 - 74
Energy Recharge 40
Victory Points 30
Standing Height  ?
Kneeling Height  ?
Intelligence 4
Aggression 2
Other information
Armour category Xarquid/Bio-Drone
Possible Ranks Terrorist
Unique Attributes Can "Fly"

The Xarquid is a large, flying alien nautilus with substantial armor. Not only are they giant, they move in reverse. Real Nautilus float backwards with the tentacles behind - the Xarquid floats with the tentacles forward. They have a fairly powerful and accurate ranged attack (roughy equivalent to a SWS Gauss Cannon), and will mostly stay at long range and snipe at your units.

Xarquids usually accompany Gill Men underwater, but may also be found as part of Mixed crews, even on land. They are arguably the most rarely-encountered alien in the game except for the Triscene.

Tactics

The Xarquid is not a particularly difficult enemy. The greatest danger comes from its tendency to lurk in a particular location and use reaction fire to take out your Aquanauts (which is actually fairly smart considering the Xarquid is one of the slowest aliens). Once you get Ion Armor, their attacks will become considerably less dangerous, except if they manage to hit your Aquanauts' weaker side armour.

The best weapons to use against the Xarquid are explosives (despite their resistance, they have weak Under Armour and will take extra damage due to their size) or melee weapons (provided they're not "flying" out of reach, that is!).

Notes

The following are some miscellaneous notes on the Xarquid:

  • The Xarquid takes 0.6x damage from incendiary and explosive attacks, 0.7x damage from Gauss weapons, 0.9x damage from Sonic and Stun Attacks, but 1.45x damage from melee attacks.
  • Xarquids normally accompany Gillmen and will normally replace the Deep One for underwater missions that involved terror units. They may also be found as part of Mixed crews, where they may also appear on land. This is most likely a bug or design oversight. Finally, a few will be found on the lower levels of T'leth.
  • It's quite large, making for an easy target (takes up 4 squares on the battlescape).
  • High Strength.
  • High Health.
  • Low Reactions.
  • Average Energy.
  • Is slow (low TU).
  • High Firing Accuracy.
  • Has the rough equivalent of Plastic Aqua-Armour.
  • Although the UFOpedia claims they have a secondary attack in the form of an ink spray, which would presumably work like a smoke grenade, it is never used.

See Also


TFTD Badge Terror From The Deep
Aliens AquatoidGillmanLobster ManTasothMixed Crew
Terror Units Bio-DroneCalciniteDeep OneHallucinoidTentaculatZombieTrisceneXarquid
Data TFTD Alien StatsAlien Rank TFTD Damage Modifiers TFTD Alien Appearance Ratios • SWS/Terror Unit Innate Weapons