|"There's green goop everywhere!"|
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|Abilities and Upgrades|
Place on valid ground, Must connect to Hive or nearby Cysts
|Build Time:||5 seconds|
|Builds From:||Alien Commander|
|Buy From:||Build Tab|
|Mature Time:||120 seconds|
As the most fragile organ found within any Kharaa habitat, the Cyst can proliferate extremely rapidly. A parent is first grown around a Hive, then daughter Cysts can subsequently branch outward onto horizontal surfaces. When grown, the Cyst spreads bacterial Infestation to encompass nearby terrain, allowing other Kharaa structures to sprout and grow. Cysts depend on Hives for nutrition, and should connection between daughter Cysts be severed, the outermost unconnected Cysts will begin degenerating until death; if left unattended, an entire chain can be eradicated over time. Without Cysts to regenerate the infestation, the nano-grid can slowly eliminate the Bacterium at cellular level.
|Grows Infestation onto nearby terrain to allow Kharaa structures to sprout from and stay nourished.
|Radius||7 (Tunnel), 7.5 (Cyst), 20 (Hive)|
|Targets||Ground, Walls, Props|
|Requires||Cyst, Hive, Gorge Tunnel|
|Connects to an active Hive through other nearby Cysts to stay healthy.
|Damage||12 per second|
|Requires||Nearby Cyst and active Hive|
|Flammable Kharaa structures will take extra damage from fire-based weapons.|
|Damage||Damage x 250%|
|Targets||Bone Wall, Clog, Contamination, Cyst, Egg, Hydra, Web|
|Requires||Cluster Grenade, Flamethrower, Welder|
|Most Kharaa structures will mature over time, gaining extra maximum Health and Armor every second until fully matured.