The Perforator

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The Perforator is a boss that appears in Agnisort. His appearance is a four-directional, rotating turret.

Perforator Alpha
Perforator Alpha

Boss Room

The Perforator's boss room consists of 3 vertical wires that stretch the whole length of the room with 3 horizontal wires overlaid on top of them. There are 8 Flame Spewers, 2 in each corner to discourage fighting outside of the grid the wires make. Several platforms are within the grid. One moving platform in each of the empty spaces formed inside the grid. A long stationary platform that stretches the entirety of the bottom wire, two stationary platforms on either side of the grid center and aligned with the middle wire and a stationary platform just below the top wire that dwarfs the bottom platform, but is still longer than the two middle platforms.


Moveset

Vera

One of the two moves that the Perforator uses, but is the more versatile of them. Vera is also the move you receive when you defeat him. When the Perforator is in any of the 8 intersections of the wire grid, he will fire a small spread of Vera bullets at the player. When in the center of the grid, he will fire Vera in all four of his turret cannons, rotating either clockwise or counter-clockwise 90 degrees. At higher levels and when enraged, he may rotate for longer.

Bullet Wave

The second of the two moves the Perforator uses, but not as frequently. The Perforator may sometimes fire a 360 degree wave of bullets from his current position. When enraged, he may create a bullet wave when firing Vera in the center.


Weakness

The Perforator is vulnerable to Eternal Star's Shadespur. Using Shadespur not only deals increased damage, but will also disrupt the Perforator when rotating and firing Vera.


Strategy

The Perforator is pretty unpredictable in his movement along the wires, especially when enraged as he increases his speed and moves between two intersections instead of one. It's highly advisable to keep your distance and shoot from afar with Nina or hit and run with Ace. When the Perforator is in any of the intersections, lead his shots away from your designated path to ensure minimal to no damage. When he is in the center, follow his rotation. Having Nina with either the Star Beam or Forkalator, or having any of the other powers gives you the ability to attack him when either above or below him.

Datalore

Alpha Lore (Level 1+ Kill)

Shoot-First Unit, built as a fully autonomous Corp Facility protection solution.

Taking slight liberties with the wording of the Home Security Liberty Act of 2034, The Perforator's architects designed it to be the ultimate point-defense drone, complete with limited FreeMove rail, omnidirectional BulletSpray tech, and state-of-the-art TargetChoose threat detection software. Sprays bullets wherever it wants, sometimes at incoming threats.

Beta Lore (Level 5+ Kill)

As it turns out, "state-of-the-art" doesn't always imply "production-ready" tech. I told them TargetChoose wasn't ready - I told them it needed more time. They told me Q4 was an "ambitious" delivery timeframe - I insisted it was insane. We "proudly reached" version "1.0" by taking the first build that didn't "indiscriminately eviscerate all organic matter within its optical detection radius", setting fire to the server housing our bug tracker, and promptly shuttering the department.

Gamma Lore (Level 8+ Kill)

Perforator's production line was permanently canceled after the fourth purchaser's facility suffered "insurmountable" personnel losses, and the unsold units went on Black Auction for pennies on the dollar. Having joined up with the project, "indiscriminate semi-mobile death machine" suddenly sounded useful, and "pennies on the dollar" matched our budget quite well. We purchased the remainder, and looked forward to a repeat performance.