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Barnacle is a deployable skill which summons a ceiling turret to shoot at enemies while the player is nearby. Inflicts critical hits on poisoned enemies.


  • Special Effects:
    • Deploys a turret where the projectile gets close to a ceiling, platform or high wall. It has a height limit and anywhere over that, the Barnacle will instead suspend itself with purple balloons.
      • Turret deals damage once every 0.38 seconds with a base DPS of 80.
        • The turret deals critical damage to enemies that are poisoned.
      • The turret can be destroyed, but enemies cannot target the turret.
        • If the turret does not attach to a wall, it explodes after 9 seconds.
      • Only one turret per Barnacle skill can be active at a time - attempting to deploy another turret will destroy the first one.
      • Turret stops operation if the player moves too far away and resumes operation once the player comes back within range.
  • Tags: Ranged, HasBullets, Deployable, NeedPower, UnlockInPublicEvent
  • Legendary Version:
    • Forced Affix: Poison Bullet
      • "Shots explode into a toxic cloud."



  • The name and design of Barnacle are directly taken from an enemy in the Half-Life series of video games, although they are ultimately different. Barnacles in Half-Life have long tongues that they use to snatch smaller entities before munching them with their jaws while the DC Barnacle is green (instead of crimson), has a single eye, and launches ranged attacks with solid projectiles. The sprite still shows its red tongue, however.


  • 0.1: Introduced.
  • 0.8: Can now float with a balloon if no attach point is found.
  • 1.9: Rally effect has been removed.
    • No longer activates cooldown reduction mutations.
  • 2.4: Base DPS increased from 52 to 80.
  • 2.9: Inflicts critical hits on poisoned enemies.
  • 3.0: Added the Legendary Affix "Poison Bullet".
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