TGMC:Hivelord

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Hivelord
Difficulty: Intermediate
Superior: The Queen
Duties: Weed the colony, build the hive, plant eggs for the Queen, and build tunnels.
Guides: no separate guides


The Hivelord



Hivelord rundown

You are the Supreme Builder of the hive. Tear down weaker walls and replace them with Thick Resin, build tunnels to reach the front lines more quickly, and use your pheromones to give Combat castes the edge.
Using your dig tunnel ability, you can create links to virtually any tile on the map that operate as fast travel points. Unlike vents, xenos can crawl through these with humans in their stomach. Your thick resin walls are much stronger than the walls the queen or drone can build, and you are able to build in a 1 tile radius around you unlike the drone. Your Hivelord Speed ability lets you move quickly on weeds, allowing you to quickly move in and out of fire lines to build walls, pushing up on marine firing lines, or to slow down marine pushes.

Playing the Hivelord

As the Hivelord, your duties remain similar to those of a Drone, but you are able to operate on the front lines and harass marines much more easily. Beware of your movement speed slowdown off of weeds though. If you're somewhere without weeds, you should plant them as efficiently as possible. Weeds spread from a resin sac to form a 7x7 square minus the 4 corner tiles.
When marines are pushing into the hive, make sure to toggle your Hivelord Speed, and flank them to discourage rushing. You are integral in your ability to rebuild recently destroyed defenses, and sticky resin fields. The more you build, the more you destroy the marines morale.

Hivelord tips & tricks

  • You are the supreme hive builder. Ensure that you build appropriate defenses for the queen, then create tunnels to the front line, and a backup base.
  • Xenos operate best in narrow, enclosed spaces. Consequently, marines operate worst in narrow, enclosed spaces. Build accordingly.
    • Here's an example of a Xeno Hive on LV-426
      Xeno Hive
  • The strength of your corrosive acid is only rivaled by the Queen and the Boiler. You can also claw open holes in walls created by other xenos.
  • You may be able to 1v1 a marine in a pinch, but it's best to leave the combat to the combat castes, you can help by flanking marines and distracting them before a charge from the ravagers, crushers, and other combat xenos.
  • A controversial tactic as hivelord/drone is to wall off certain areas of the map, or lanes of retreat with extremely thick resin wall fields, to force marines to give up on their attempts to break through. This maneuver is countered easily by tanks with machine guns, so it's best to employ this tactic in tight areas.
  • If you hit a marine directly with your sticky spit. You will slow them down immediately. Use this to help you escape pursuit.

Hivelord evolutions & upgrades

You can only evolve into defiler at this point, which can be a strong boon to the hive. However, if there are already 1 or two Defilers, the hive would be much better served by you staying Hivelord, and creating tunnels, and Thick Resin defenses.
Your upgrades primarily supplement your building abilities with increased plasma regeneration, and an increased plasma pool, though unlike the drone you also get reasonable boosts to health, armor, and damage.

Drone Abilities

Abilities Functions Difficulty of use Plasma cost
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Rest
This ability is used to rest and get up, you will heal faster when resting on weeds. Easy N/A
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Regurgitate
Regurgitate does exactly what it sounds like. Expels the contents of your stomach onto the current tile. To consume someone, grab them then click on your sprite, and stand still. Easy N/A
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Plant Weeds
Can only be placed on a tile that does not already have a resin sac, and cannot be placed on rock, grass, or catwalks. Easy 75
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Choose Resin Structure
Click to choose which resin structure you wish to build with Secrete Resin. It will always default to Resin Wall upon evolution. Easy N/A
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Secrete Resin
Builds whatever resin structure you have chosen in Choose Resin Structure on your hotbar, on your current tile. Easy 75
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Transfer Plasma
Lets you transfer a set amount of plasma to any target within a 2 tile range. You must not move while transferring, and if the target moves further than 2 tiles away from you, the channeling is cancelled. Easy See Desc.
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Corrosive Acid
Lets you expel weak acid from your body on to any structure/object you are able to. Drone acid is very weak, and a Spitter, Drone, or Queen's acid should be used instead if available. Easy 75
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Dig Tunnel
This allows you to create a quick method of travel between two points on the map. (currently broken on Ice Colony) This allows the hivelord to create a secondary hive escape point, or even quick routes to the front lines. Easy 200
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Emit Pheromones
Emit one of the three Pheromones. It is advised to emit the pheromone that are not already being emitted, as pheromones don't stack except for Frenzy pheromone. Your pheromones will grow stronger as you mature. Easy 30*
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Toggle Speed
This allows you to move faster when on resin, allowing you to defend the hive more effectively. Easy 30



TGMC
Job Positions

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TGMC Command Captain, Field Commander, Staff Officer, Pilot Officer, Tank Crewman
Security Command Master at Arms, Master at Arms
Engineering and Supply Chief Ship Engineer, Requisitions Officer, Ship Technician
Medical Chief Medical Officer, Medical Officer
Marines Squad Leader, Squad Specialist, Squad Smartgunner, Squad Engineer, Squad Corpsman, Squad Marine
Civilians Researcher, Corporate Liason
Special Synthetic
Xenomorphs Tier 0 Larva
Tier 1 Drone, Defender, Runner, Sentinel
Tier 2 Carrier, Hivelord, Warrior, Hunter, Bull, Spitter
Tier 3 Praetorian, Crusher, Ravager, Boiler, Defiler, Shrike
Tier 4 Queen
Others Emergency Response Team, Survivor