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Wood Construct

Last updated: Exalt Version 1.3.0.0 (Dec 2020)
Wood Construct

The Wood Construct is an enemy found in the Mountains. It is always accompanied by a Steel Construct and a Rock Construct when it spawns.

Contents

Stats

HP: 2,000
DEF: 20
EXP: 150
Location: Mountains

Counts towards God Kills
Counts towards Construct Kills

Combat

Attacks

Aesthetics
Damage
Condition effects
Speed (tiles/sec)
Range (tiles)
Comments
Construct Wood Bolt
50
3
12
Piercing Shots hit multiple targets
Shots: 3 (8 upon death)
Angle: 20
Trigger Range: 15
Cooldown: 0.8s

Behaviour

Circles around the Steel Construct while firing 3-shot spreads of wood bolts. It will fully heal all nearby Rock Constructs every second.

Reproduction

Spawns from:
Rock ConstructRock Construct

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Drops

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Tips and Strategies

Left: who heals whom; right: the classic circle of life

The constructs were devised to be the embodiment of the concept behind the game, Rock, Paper, Scissors. Along with this, the constructs were made to showcase the Mystic’s stasis ability.

In the image above, the left circle shows which construct heals which, and the right circle likens them to the elements that they each represent in Rock, Paper, Scissors, along with what beats what. The way constructs heal can be thought of as each element healing the element that dominates it–for example, since Rock loses to Paper, the Rock Construct heals the Wood Construct.

The classical way to destroy a construct group is to use a Mystic’s stasis ability against one of the constructs, and then take them down piece-by-piece following the left circle in the image above. Stasis disables a construct’s ability to heal its dominant, thus breaking the healing circle and exposing their vulnerability. While you can use this method by stasising any one or even two constructs, generally, the best construct to stasis is the Rock Construct, due to it serving as the anchor for the other two constructs. When a construct group’s Rock Construct is killed, the other constructs will no longer swirl, instead wandering in search of another Rock Construct to protect. There is no limit to how many Wood or Steel Constructs circle a single Rock Construct.

While using stasis was the intended method for killing constructs, it is not actually a requirement. The constructs are not as invulnerable as the Rock Construct claims them to be. If the player(s) can do enough damage to an individual construct in less than one second (the cooldown on healing for the constructs), then the player(s) can take down a construct group without the aid of a Mystic.

Of course, this has all been turned on its head by Exalt Version 1.3.1.0, which removed its ability to be healed by the Steel Construct. Simply defeat this one first to cut off the chain of healing.

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Trivia

Prior to Exalt Version 1.3.0.0, the Wood Construct’s sprite was as shown below:
Old Wood Construct

Prior to Exalt Version 1.3.1.0, the Wood Construct was healed by Steel Constructs, gave no XP, and could not drop The Machine.