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Lucent Raptoid

A bio-mechanical unit of the Lucent forces. Its body structure was based off a now extinct species of solariforme ("Solar-Users"). As a result, it possesses an artificial sun built into its mainframe, used with deadly precision against the Darkbound threat. To energize it to its max potential, it collects solar energy through the panels outstretched on its back, absorbing all available sunlight.

Raptoid units attack in squads of six or more, making swarms of these machines common on the battlefield. Their streamlined bodies allow quick and evasive movements, making their appearances a blur before its too late.

While these traits make it seem invincible against the darkness, Raptoid units do have an Achilles' Heel. A lack of constant solar energy will eventually drain its internal battery, shutting it down effectively. A fatal design flaw by basing it off a solariforme. Additionally, the sun core will detonate once the unit goes offline, damaging both friend and foe alike. Because of these flaws, a Raptoid unit won't last very long without proper support.

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nukethemallfuckhha Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I hope Dark bound gets added in the final game,or post release,there's just so much work and the background story is so scary and interesting.But do the developers know about this mod?
Dragonith Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I'm pretty sure they've seen the suggestion on the forums. If it doesn't get implemented into the game, the crew plans to add the Darkbound through mod support.
EternalMystDesigns Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What is Darkbound?
Dragonith Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the more popular mod/suggestion ideas for Starbound at the time of writing. You can read more about it here:…

The idea however has since been discontinued as the group behind the project more or less lost the motivation to continue with it.
GalacticGoat Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, this design looks great :la: love its jaw and legs.
bamseper Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Great, but how can it run on those feet!? Haha, I love it.
RayquazaMaster Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome! :D
Porycat Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oooh, I wish we could tame monsters in Starbound when it's realesed, because I'd really, really want one of these ;;
It looks great, by the way!
Superior-Serperior Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It looks awesome! :D I have to fave
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