Lobber

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Lobber
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Description
Standard monster. Will prioritise attacking the base over the player.
Details
Difficulty Medium
Attacks Moderate damage, long range
Health Relatively low.
Special Abilities Lobs skulls into the sky towards the base.
Weapons to use Melee or Ranged.

Lobber husks throw purple or orange flaming skulls from a long distance. Purple skulls deal damage on impact to players and structures, while orange skulls linger and deal damage per second to players only. They are the only female husk type.

Lobbers need to be prioritized during defense Missions as they can easily and quickly destroy buildings if left unchecked. When paired with Flingers, their combination can become especially dangerous.

They are first introduced during the second defense wave of Stonewood Storm Shield Defense 2.


Variants[edit | edit source]

  • Standard - Common in all areas. Lobs the standard high damage artillery skulls.
  • Poison - Introduced in Plankerton. They prioritize targeting heroes over objectives or structures. Their projectile cannot harm buildings but instead leaves behind a poison cloud on impact that deals damage per second to players in the cloud. In combination with Beehive Husks, these clouds can create a dangerous area that restricts freedom of movement.

Tips and Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • If time allows, clear sight lines around your fortification to allow sniping. Lobbers prefer to hide behind rocks and trees to make sniping them more difficult. Taking out trees near Storm vortexes can make it much easier to kill them.
  • It is strongly recommended to add roofing to objective defenses, to prevent Lobbers' skulls from damaging the objective directly. Additional protection can be added by placing a pyramid building piece on top of a flat horizontal piece.
  • While the poison variant is virtually harmless to structures, their combination with the Beehive husks can create a very restrictive field which is especially dangerous to Ninjas.
  • As noted above, the skull projectiles can be shot down midair. This is often easier if the Lobber has cover and it is too dangerous to abandon the objective to hunt it down. Weapons with a high rate of fire such as the LMG make shooting the projectiles easier since the high rate of fire minimizes the need for accurate targeting.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

Patch 1.9 (November 13, 2017)
  • Players can now shoot down skull projectiles thrown by Lobbers and Flingers with double barrel shotguns.