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Bats are weak flying enemies commonly found in Dwelling, Jungle, and Volcana. They are also found in every single area within backlayers, and are spawned by Sorceresses.


Bats spawn clinging to ceilings, and fly at the spelunker if they move below them. Bats will always attempt to fly directly at their target, with very little path-finding intelligence. Though they will not fly straight into Lava, the same cannot be said for Thorny Vines or other traps.

While Bats alone are negligible enemies, they can be detrimental to a run after a stronger enemy leaves the spelunker weak or stunned. They can be easily killed with the whip from behind, as its first few frames are diagonal to the spelunker, similar to how a Bat would approach.

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