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Enemy
NPC


These goons have been stealing for years, and it's made them very muscular and strong. Constantly hiding from the public have made them pale. Their attacks are harder to dodge, and they will try to steal your items instead of cents.

Overview

Burglars are an enemy encountered in the Hidden Woods alongside the Bandit. Burglars are in essence a stronger variation of the Bandit, with better raw stats.

Skills

  • Punch (SP.png0) - Does 4 Damage and can be faked out. Dodgeable, Blockable.
    • (Corruption.png1) - Damage increased to POW.png6.
    • (Corruption.png2) - Damage increased to POW.png8.
    • (Corruption.png3) - Damage increased to POW.png10.
  • Shoplift (SP.png1) - Deals no Damage; steals one random item. Partially Dodgeable and Unblockable.
  • (Corruption.png2+) Savage Hit (SP.png2) - Deals POW.png12 Damage , Pierces 1 DEF.pngDefense and inflicts Stun.pngStun for two turns. Dodgeable, Blockable.
    • Deals POW.png14 for Corruption Level 3.
  • (Corruption.png3) Barrage (SP.png2) - Deals POW.png17 Damage with 8 hits total and Piercing 1 DEF.pngDefense, first hit dealing 10 Damage and the rest dealing 1 Damage. Partially Dodgeable, Blockable.

Items

As a humanoid enemy, the Burglar is capable of using items. Before the Overgrown Grotto Update, Burglars used to have Milk.

Strategy

Fighting Burglars may prove difficult for newer players due to them being the first enemies introduced with DEF.pngDefense, leaving them with miscalculations in POW.pngDamage. In addition, their Shoplift skill is extremely difficult to avoid, almost always resulting in the loss of an Item, and they aren't afraid to use Cheeseburgers and BBQ Sauce to stay alive longer. Burglars are always fought in groups of one or more alongside Bandits.

The ideal skill would be to use Fiery Explosion to severely injure the Burglars and eliminate all Bandits. Alternatively, Barrage can eliminate a single Burglar at a time. With a partner, an additional skill can be used to finish off the Burglars in a single turn. A 'Critical!' Stunning Giant Crowbar is an excellent way to one-shot non-corrupted Burglars. Alternatively, the threat of Shoplift can be lifted entirely with Ice Armor and PoweredUp.pngPower Up gained from it will allow you to finish the burglars with a single Fiery Explosion.

Against Corruption.pngCorruption 1 and 2 Burglars, they will have even higher DEF.pngDefense, making the Dull Rapier a better choice for its piercing after disposing of the accompanying enemies. Against Corruption.pngCorruption 3 Burglars, they gain Barrage, which is a serious problem even if the first hit isn't dodged. Thanks to their high POW.png and DEF.pngDefense, players will need a diverse array of skills to take them out before the worst happens.

Trivia

  • Burglars are the first enemies encountered to have DEF.pngDefense.
  • Burglars are similar to a Corruption.pngCorruption 1 Bandit due to having the same attack/power and defense.
  • Burglars used to have Milk when Corruption.pngCorruption 1 or lower but got nerfed in a newer version.
  • Shoplift is unblockable unless you have enough defense with skills like Ice Armor and/or with items like BBQ Sauce.
Enemies
Woodlands Bandit - Daiseye - Lileye - Burglar - Tangler - Druid - Dweller - Fungeye - Golem
Bosses The Bandit King - Bedrock
Events Wraith - Snowman
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