AvP Extinction Tips/Strategies
Posted by Darkness on September 24, 2003 (Updated: 24-Jan-2010)
AvP Extinction Alien Tips
Below you’ll find many tips and strategies the Aliens.
Transbreed & Purebreed Aliens
Drones, Runners, Warriors and PredAliens are transbreed aliens and different hosts produce a different transbreed alien. Praetorians, Queens, Carriers and Ravagers are purebreed aliens that can come from any host. Transbreed alien adapt to a target species, whereas purebreed aliens enable them to overpower it. To create transbreed alien, adult aliens attack an enemy until it is unconscious so a Facehugger can pounce on the victim’s face safely. A Chestburster will emerge from the victim’s body and turn into a cocoon and then turning into an adult alien. The alien it turns into depends on the host. To create Carriers and Ravagers, you need to transform a Praetorian into one by spending infestation points. This can only be performed when a Queen already exists and after Praetorians have been upgraded.
Creating a Queen
Aliens can spend infestation points to transform a Praetorian into a Queen. To create a Praetorian, you must first transform an Egg into a Praetorian Egg. A Praetorian Facehugger will emerge which can turn into a Praetorian from any host.
Upgrading Aliens & Infestation Points
All upgrades take place through the Queen Alien and will cost infestation points. You earn infestation points by rendering active enemies unconscious. Remember you don’t need infestation points to order units but to upgrade units. For a strong team, create hive nodes and create Praetorians.
Regeneration & Spores
All aliens can heal themselves when they’re standing on hive webbing. This is created when the Queen lays an egg sack or by creating hive nodes. There are two aliens that can heal themselves which are the Runner and PredAlien. So-called Roaming Regeneration doesn’t occur when being attacked. Hive Nodes, Runners, Praetorians and Queens emit spores that cover a creature for a time period. This allows you to track the creature and bring it back to the hive. Also, spores remove a predator’s cloak.
After hitting an enemy, acid damages it for some time before causing wounds. Kinetic Armor is less effective while being burned by acid and often leverages this effect by tearing into a victim’s wounds. Aliens are immune to effect of their own acid.
- Aliens are the most numerous species and can create new units for free.
- They are physically tough and PredAliens, Ravagers and Queens are deadly.
- It’s hard to stop the production of aliens because of Queen transformations by Praetorians.
- Killing a Queen surrounded by masses of other aliens is no easy task.
- If you slow down production of aliens, the enemy may take advantage of this.
- Most aliens are melee fighters with a lack of ranged attackers.
- Facehuggers and Chestbursters are incredibly weak and can easy be killed.
- Can be hard to build up aliens if there’s a lack of hosts.