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| name = Quillback
 
| name = Quillback
 
| image = File:Quillback_S2.png
 
| image = File:Quillback_S2.png
| caption = [[Journal|Bestiary Entry 7]]: The leader of the cavemen. A big bully who wears the pelt of the last cave porcupine.
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| caption = [[Journal|Bestiary Entry 7]]: The leader of the [[Caveman|cavemen]]. A big bully who wears the pelt of the last cave porcupine.
 
| spawns = • [[Dwelling]]
 
| spawns = • [[Dwelling]]
| health = 10 HP<sup>[confirm]</sup>
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| health = 10 HP
 
| damage = 2 (Contact)
 
| damage = 2 (Contact)
 
Instant Kill (Roll)
 
Instant Kill (Roll)
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| corpse = No
 
| corpse = No
 
| size = Large (2x2)
 
| size = Large (2x2)
| notes = • Drops [[Roasted Turkey]] and [[Bomb Bag/2|Bomb Bag]] when killed.
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| notes = • Drops [[Cooked Turkey]] and [[Bombs|Bomb Bag]] when killed.
 
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'''Quillback''' is an enemy/mini boss added in [[Spelunky 2]]. He is the leader of the [[Caveman|Cavemen]], and according to the [[Journal]], he built the [[Totem Trap|Totem Traps]] to train his followers. He is always found in level 1-4, in his own special arena.
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'''Quillback''' is an enemy/mini boss added in [[Spelunky 2]]. He is the leader of the [[Caveman|Cavemen]], and according to the [[Journal]], is responsible for the many [[Totem Trap|Totem Traps]] and [[Log Trap|Log Traps]] seen around the [[Dwelling]]. He is always found in level 1-4, in his own special arena.
 
 
   
   
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[[File:Quillback strategy.gif|thumb|263x263px|A player battling Quillback. ]]
   
 
== Behavior ==
 
== Behavior ==
Quillback attacks in the player's direction by jumping if the player is 3-4 tiles away from him, and does a jump roll when the player is 5-10 tiles away from him, which is capable of destroying blocks. If hit by Quillback during the roll attack you will instantly die regardless of health.
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Quillback attacks in the player's direction by jumping if the player is 3-4 tiles away from him, and does a jump roll when the player is 5-10 tiles away from him, which is capable of destroying blocks. Anything hit by Quillback during the roll attack will instantly die regardless of health.
   
He is immune to conventional whips and jumping, unless the player [[Spike Shoes]] or a flaming whip from a [[Powerpack|Power Pack]]. Weapons such as [[Machete|Machetes]], [[Shotgun]], and the [[Freeze Ray]] work. Thrown objects like rocks, arrows, skulls and torches are also effective at dealing damage.
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He is immune to conventional whips and jumping, unless the player has [[Spike Shoes]] or a flaming whip from a [[Powerpack|Power Pack]].
   
Quillback will start automatically rolling in the player's direction when he suffers damage. Quillback will always drop a [[roasted turkey|Roasted Turkey]] and a [[Bombs|Bomb Bag]] when killed.
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Quillback will start automatically rolling in the player's direction when he suffers damage. Quillback will always drop a [[Cooked Turkey]] and a [[Bombs|Bomb Bag]] when killed.
   
== Strategy ==
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=== Strategy ===
Since he is weak to thrown objects, if the player is able to save a torch, there are several fire sources in his arena that can be used to light the torch, and the torch can then be used as a volley back and forth to deal damage, using the ladders to avoid his roll. However, it should be noted that the torch can also set the bomb bag he drops on fire.
 
   
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* Quillback can be skipped, and does not need to be beaten. One can bait his roll towards the desired side that the player wishes to go through, use one of the many ladders or other equipment like [[Spring Shoes]] to avoid his attack, and watch as he opens the way forward.
'''Note''': can be skipped, and is not required to be beat to progress.
 
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* Placing a bomb directly next to Quillback after his roll has completed, timing a bomb to explode once thrown at him, or throwing a single [[Bomb Paste|Paste]] bomb at him is an effective way to defeat him.
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* Since Quillback is weak to thrown objects, one can repeatedly pelt small items such as [[Rock|rocks]] and [[Skull|skulls]] at him until they have successfully watered down all of his HP.
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** If the player was able to save a [[torch]], there are several fire sources in his arena that can be used to light the torch. Repeatedly throwing the lit torch will kill Quillback in 5 throws.
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* Any weapon such as a [[Shotgun]], [[Freeze Ray]], [[Crossbow]] or even [[Spike Shoes]] can easily dispatch of Quillback.
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** Note that if the player uses a [[Shotgun]], firing again after his death will ignite the [[Bombs|Bomb Bag]] he drops, exploding it.
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* Using either the whip from the [[Powerpack]] or the [[Machete]] is not recommended, as it will likely provoke Quillback into rolling directly into the player, killing them instantly without a chance to react.
   
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{{Spelunky 2 enemies}}
If baited to open one side of the walls and having him roll towards you in the opposing direction, whilst using a vertical mobility option of some sort to get above him as he passes, he will destroy the walls, and the player can reach the exit while avoiding Quillback entirely.
 
   
 
[[Category:Enemies]]
 
[[Category:Enemies]]

Latest revision as of 14:36, 14 January 2021

Quillback is an enemy/mini boss added in Spelunky 2. He is the leader of the Cavemen, and according to the Journal, is responsible for the many Totem Traps and Log Traps seen around the Dwelling. He is always found in level 1-4, in his own special arena.


A player battling Quillback.

Behavior

Quillback attacks in the player's direction by jumping if the player is 3-4 tiles away from him, and does a jump roll when the player is 5-10 tiles away from him, which is capable of destroying blocks. Anything hit by Quillback during the roll attack will instantly die regardless of health.

He is immune to conventional whips and jumping, unless the player has Spike Shoes or a flaming whip from a Power Pack.

Quillback will start automatically rolling in the player's direction when he suffers damage. Quillback will always drop a Cooked Turkey and a Bomb Bag when killed.

Strategy

  • Quillback can be skipped, and does not need to be beaten. One can bait his roll towards the desired side that the player wishes to go through, use one of the many ladders or other equipment like Spring Shoes to avoid his attack, and watch as he opens the way forward.
  • Placing a bomb directly next to Quillback after his roll has completed, timing a bomb to explode once thrown at him, or throwing a single Paste bomb at him is an effective way to defeat him.
  • Since Quillback is weak to thrown objects, one can repeatedly pelt small items such as rocks and skulls at him until they have successfully watered down all of his HP.
    • If the player was able to save a torch, there are several fire sources in his arena that can be used to light the torch. Repeatedly throwing the lit torch will kill Quillback in 5 throws.
  • Any weapon such as a Shotgun, Freeze Ray, Crossbow or even Spike Shoes can easily dispatch of Quillback.
    • Note that if the player uses a Shotgun, firing again after his death will ignite the Bomb Bag he drops, exploding it.
  • Using either the whip from the Powerpack or the Machete is not recommended, as it will likely provoke Quillback into rolling directly into the player, killing them instantly without a chance to react.
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