Snakes

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Overview

The Snakes are an enemy group in City of Villains.

Background

Snakes official info ( Copied from the City of Villains official website [1]):

Very little is known about the origins of the Snakes that now swarm Mercy Island. Rumors abound that they are the legacy of the esoteric Mu while others believe that they are somehow linked to the Children of Enos, the mystic cult that once dominated these isles. Though their antiquity coupled with their humanoid features suggest that their provenance can be found in the realm of the arcane, further study has revealed that their actual origin is linked to neither of these ancient groups.

When Arachnos first descended on Mercy Isle, their superior firepower quickly forced the Snakes underground. Flourishing in the subterranean snake pits that spread out like a maze underneath the streets of Mercy, the “snake-men” numbers grew unseen by those above ground. They remained hidden until the Rikti assault altered the balance of power. Taking advantage of the chaos following the Rikti War, the Snakes emerged in force from their underground warrens and rampaged through the now abandoned streets of Mercy.

Rather than destroy them, Recluse has allowed them to inhabit Mercy Island so that he might study them to determine their origins. Arachnos scientists have conducted extensive experiments on these aggressive people and have begun to uncover evidence of an obscure cult that continues to perform dark, impenetrable rituals under the streets of Mercy. The Snakes are often observed worshipping together, murmuring hissing chants to an unidentified deity. Their gorgon-like traits and cruel fangs reveal a possible link to the vicious female monsters of the Old World though this connection remains unconfirmed. No matter their origin, the Snakes have troubled the human inhabitants of Mercy Island for centuries. They display human level intelligence, sentience and sapience, speak English in a hissing manner and often make reference to a 'power' that lies in their bite: some quotations insinuating that those bitten would have their 'destiny changed', hinting that those bitten would become snakes also. This would explain their numbers, intelligence and cunning.

As they slither through the streets and sewers of Mercy, the Snakes have proven to be an excellent mechanism through which to destroy the weak. For this reason, Arachnos tolerates these creatures as they weed out those possible destined ones unable to survive their wrath. Some also say that Recluse has found a use for the Snakes in one of his many secret operations.

The Snakes now dominate the rooftops above and caves below Mercy Island. Attacking with poison, daggers, swords and their own razor sharp fangs, the Snakes lie in wait, ambushing all those who venture into their territory.

Enemy Types

Minions

Viper Fang

Viper

Rumor has it that Snakes are what's left of the long-vanished Children of Enos, the Mu cult that originally discovered the Rogue Isles. Or perhaps they were here before the Children fled the French authorities, and gobbled up the unfortunate refugees who tried to hide here on Mercy Island.

Powers

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Throwing Dagger Ranged, Lethal
Wavy ritual blade.

RadiationPoisoning RadiationInfection.png Bite Melee, Lethal
The Snake bites you!

Fitness Quick.png Quick Auto: Self +Speed
You can naturally run slightly faster than normal. This ability is always on and does not cost any Endurance.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance Self +Res( C-20 T50 )
Snakes are highly resistant to Toxic Damage but vulnerable to Cold.

Viper Claw

Viper

Rumor has it that Snakes are what's left of the long-vanished Children of Enos, the Mu cult that originally discovered the Rogue Isles. Or perhaps they were here before the Children fled the French authorities, and gobbled up the unfortunate refugees who tried to hide here on Mercy Island.

Powers

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Throwing Dagger Ranged, Lethal
Wavy ritual blade.

Claws ClawsSwipe.png Swipe Melee, Lethal
A fast claw attack that shreds your opponent.

Fitness Quick.png Quick Auto: Self +Speed
You can naturally run slightly faster than normal. This ability is always on and does not cost any Endurance.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance Self +Res( C-20 T50 )
Snakes are highly resistant to Toxic Damage but vulnerable to Cold.

Viper Blade

Rumor has it that Snakes are what's left of the long-vanished Children of Enos, the Mu cult that originally discovered the Rogue Isles. Or perhaps they were here before the Children fled the French authorities, and gobbled up the unfortunate refugees who tried to hide here on Mercy Island.

Powers

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Throwing Dagger Ranged, Lethal
Wavy ritual blade.

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Dagger Melee, Lethal
Wavy ritual blade.

Fitness Quick.png Quick Auto: Self +Speed
You can naturally run slightly faster than normal. This ability is always on and does not cost any Endurance.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance Self +Res( C-20 T50 )
Snakes are highly resistant to Toxic Damage but vulnerable to Cold.

Elder Viper

Elder Viper

These Elder Snakes are vastly more powerful versions of the regular Snakes who inhabit Mercy Island. They are spawned from the mighty Snake goddess Stheno herself!

Powers

Fitness Quick.png Quick Auto: Self +Speed
You can naturally run slightly faster than normal. This ability is always on and does not cost any Endurance.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance Auto, Self +Resistances: Toxic
Snakes are highly resistant to Toxic Damage but vulnerable to Cold.


Elder Viper Assassin

These Elder Snakes are vastly more powerful versions of the regular Snakes who inhabit Mercy Island. They are spawned from the mighty Snake goddess Stheno herself!

Powers

Fitness Quick.png Quick Auto: Self +Speed
You can naturally run slightly faster than normal. This ability is always on and does not cost any Endurance.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance Auto, Self +Resistances: Toxic
Snakes are highly resistant to Toxic Damage but vulnerable to Cold.


Lieutenants

Mamba Blade

Mamba

Rumor has it that Snakes are what's left of the long-vanished Children of Enos, the Mu cult that originally discovered the Rogue Isles. Or perhaps they were here before the Children fled the French authorities, and gobbled up the unfortunate refugees who tried to hide here on Mercy Island.

Powers

AssaultWeapons ShotgunBuckShot.png Throwing Daggers (Ranged) Cone, Lethal
Three thrown daggers that can hit multiple targets.

MedievalWeapons MaceSwing.png Hack (Melee, Lethal) Foe -Defense
The Snake has lowered your defense with his sword.

Fitness Quick.png Quick Auto: Self +Speed
You can naturally run slightly faster than normal. This ability is always on and does not cost any Endurance.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance Self +Res( C-20 T50 )
Snakes are highly resistant to Toxic Damage but vulnerable to Cold.

Mamba Fang

Rumor has it that Snakes are what's left of the long-vanished Children of Enos, the Mu cult that originally discovered the Rogue Isles. Or perhaps they were here before the Children fled the French authorities, and gobbled up the unfortunate refugees who tried to hide here on Mercy Island.

Powers

AssaultWeapons ShotgunBuckShot.png Throwing Daggers (Ranged) Cone, Lethal
Three thrown daggers that can hit multiple targets.

RadiationPoisoning RadiationInfection.png Bite Melee, Lethal, Damage over Time (Toxic)
The Snake bites you!

Fitness Quick.png Quick Auto: Self +Speed
You can naturally run slightly faster than normal. This ability is always on and does not cost any Endurance.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance Self +Res( C-20 T50 )
Snakes are highly resistant to Toxic Damage but vulnerable to Cold.

Elder Mamba

Elder Mamba

These Elder Snakes are vastly more powerful versions of the regular Snakes who inhabit Mercy Island. They are spawned from the mighty Snake goddess Stheno herself!

Powers

Fitness Quick.png Quick Auto: Self +Speed
You can naturally run slightly faster than normal. This ability is always on and does not cost any Endurance.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance Auto, Self +Resistances: Toxic
Snakes are highly resistant to Toxic Damage but vulnerable to Cold.

  • Aimed Shot (+toxic DoT)
  • Fistful Of Arrows (+toxic DoT)
  • Snake Arrow (ST Hold)


Bosses

Cobra

Cobra

Rumor has it that Snakes are what's left of the long-vanished Children of Enos, the Mu cult that originally discovered the Rogue Isles. Or perhaps they were here before the Children fled the French authorities, and gobbled up the unfortunate refugees who tried to hide here on Mercy Island.

Powers

MentalControl Hypnotize.png Mesmerize Ranged Psionic, Foe Sleep
Hypnotize painfully enraptures a target with psychic energy rendering him unconscious. The target will remain asleep for some time, but will awaken if attacked.

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Venomous Spray Ranged, (Toxic, Damage over Time, Toxic)
Venom Sprays all over you.

MedievalWeapons MaceSwing.png Hack (Melee) Foe -Defense
The Snake has lowered your defense with his sword.

MedievalWeapons MaceSmash.png Slash (Melee, Lethal) Foe -Defense
The Snake has lowered your defense with his sword.

Sword Slice.png Slice (Melee) Foe -Defense
The Snake has lowered your defense with his sword.

RadiationPoisoning RadiationInfection.png Poison Bite Melee, Lethal
You have been Poisoned.

Regeneration Reconstruction.png Reconstruction Self Heal, +Resistances (Toxic)
Through perfect control of your body, you can concentrate for a few moments and heal yourself. The effects of Reconstruction also leaves you resistant to Toxic damage for a while.

Fitness Quick.png Quick Auto: Self +Speed
You can naturally run slightly faster than normal. This ability is always on and does not cost any Endurance.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance Self +Res( C-20 T50 )
Snakes are highly resistant to Toxic Damage but vulnerable to Cold.


Elder Cobra

Elder Cobra

These Elder Snakes are vastly more powerful versions of the regular Snakes who inhabit Mercy Island. They are spawned from the mighty Snake goddess Stheno herself!

Powers

Fitness Quick.png Quick Auto: Self +Speed
You can naturally run slightly faster than normal. This ability is always on and does not cost any Endurance.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance Auto, Self +Resistances: Toxic
Snakes are highly resistant to Toxic Damage but vulnerable to Cold.


Archvillains

Stheno

Stheno

Main Article: Stheno

Stheno is the mother of the Snakes on Mercy Island. Her goal is to drive away all beings from Mercy Island and claim it for herself!

Powers

MentalControl Hypnotize.png Mesmerize Ranged, Moderate Damage (Psionic), Sleep
(description)

MentalControl MassHypnosis.png Mass Hypnosis Ranged (Targeted Area of Effect), Sleep
(description)

MentalControl Command.png Dominate Ranged, Moderate Damage(Psionic), Hold
(description)

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Venomous Spray Ranged, Lethal Damage
(description)

RadiationBurst NeutrinoBlast.png Venomous Spit Ranged Damage over Time (Toxic)
(description)

RadiationPoisoning ChokingCloud.png Summon Snakes Snakes: Cone Toxic, Immobilize, Hold
You are held.

SonicBlast MassiveDamage.png Dreadful Wail Disorient, -Resist
(description)

Fitness Quick.png Quick Auto Self +Speed
(description)

Invulnerability TemporaryInvulnerabilty.png Resistance Resistance to all debuffs(high), Stun, Fear, Hold, Confuse, Knockback Protection (high)
(description)

Objects

Snake Egg

Those snake eggs are laidby the Gorgon Stheno, sister of Medusa. Destroy them, or they may hatch and destroy you!

Powers

Power Missing.png No Ranged attacks
Snake Eggs do not have any Ranged attacks at all.

Power Missing.png No Melee attacks
Snake Eggs do not have any Melee attacks at all.

Power Missing.png Immobile
Snake Eggs are Immobile.

Paramilitary SuperSoldier.png Egg Hatch Summon Snake (Cobra)


Named Bosses

  • Broken Fang
  • Cobra Hatchling
  • Cobra Trueborn
  • Fayng
  • High Priest S'thaco
  • Quick Death
  • Sapphus
  • Short Fang
  • Sithius (Cobra)
  • Slither
  • Slythe
  • Syrus
  • The Night Killer
  • Three Bands
  • Yellow Stripe

Related Badges

File:V badge BattleDomeBadge.png Cobra

Sssnakes ssserve you.

File:V badge SnakeBadge.png The Mongoose

You've become adept at taking down the Snakes.