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Spores is the Lerk's second slot ability, which specializes in close range, area of effect, and damage over time. It is available for research by the Alien Commander once a second Hive is complete; once researched, Spores is automatically accessible to all Lerk players until the second Hive is destroyed.
The Lerk can exhale toxic spore clouds that trail behind it while in flight. Spores will gravitate toward the ground and linger for several seconds, during which the toxins can damage Marines inside the clouds. Spores can directly damage Health and bypass Armor, as well as obstruct Frontiersmen vision until the clouds dissipate. However, robotic units such as MACs, ARCs, and Exosuits are immune to Spores damage.