Risk of Rain 2 came to Nintendo Switch back in 2019, and the DLC expansion Survivors of the Void is headed to Switch in Q2 2022. Last month, developer Hopoo Games revealed the Railgunner as a new Survivor for Risk of Rain 2: Survivors of the Void, and today, it next revealed the Void Fiend as another Survivor. The Void Fiend has the new, unique Void Corruption mechanic. Corruption is something your character will accumulate bit by bit over time, but it is increased by taking damage and decreased by healing. (Corruption must be spent to heal your character.) However, once corruption reaches 100%, you will transform and get a huge boost to attack power and other skills.
Here is how full corruption will affect the four abilities of the Void Fiend in Risk of Rain 2: Survivors of the Void:
- In Void Fiend’s controlled form, Drown fires a slowing long-range beam for 300% damage. In his corrupted form, Drown transforms into a short-range rapid-fire beam that rips and tears through your enemies foolish enough to attack you
- Flood fires a plasma missile for 600% damage, and can be charged up to deal 1100% damage. When Corrupted, Flood fires instantly at 1100% damage and also has twice the explosive radius.
- Trespass, in your controlled form, vanishes Void Fiend into the void, cleansing all debuffs and moving you forward in an upward arc – it’s great for escaping tough situations or reaching higher ground. When Corrupted, Trespass becomes an aggressive leap forward, allowing you to quickly close the distance and get to damage-dealing while up close and personal.
- With Void Fiend, everything comes at a price, and Suppress holds the key to maintaining whichever form you wish to stay in. In your controlled form you consume 25% Corruption and convert it into instant 25% healing, and when Corrupted, you consume 25% of your health to instead increase your corruption by 25%.
For further thoughts on the Void Fiend in Risk of Rain 2: Survivors of the Void, you can watch Dev Thoughts #26 below.