There are several types of Corrupted in inFamous 2.
The Swamp Monster is the least mutated type of Corrupted and the most common. Instead of arms, they have scythes used for dealing melee blows. They are capable of knocking Cole backwards and for jumping extremly high. They move quickly, but rely on close range attacks. The Behemoth spawns Swamp Monsters while you battle it.
Swamp Monsters do not prioritize their enemies. If left alone, they will attack the nearest being to them, with the exception of other Corrupted. This includes civilians and Militia. After killing a victim, they proceed to devour it. Swamp Monsters appear in groups of at least four. They also accompany larger Corrupted, such as Ravagers. They use their speed and jumping abilities to close in on enemies. They rely solely on melee attacks. Swamp Monsters are first seen in Bertrand Takes the Stage, where they appear during a rally that Bertrand is holding. Swamp Monsters often appear in battles against the Militia.
Swamp Monsters are fairly easy to defeat. However, they are stronger than the Militia, and also capable of withstanding electrical shocks. Should you try to attack from a distance, they will race over to engage you. Height is not a problem for them as they can easily jump onto a rooftop in order to reach Cole. They do have one weakness though, attacks from the Amp deal Swamp Monsters significantly more damage. In a few blows, one can defeat a Swamp Monster, whereas it would take many times more shocks to down the creature. This does present the issue of getting attacked yourself, so be aware of other Swamp Monsters in the area. Another strategy takes advantage of the presence of the Militia during encounters with Swamp Monsters. Should the two be fighting, you can wait for each side to kill each other. In a one-on-one battle, a Swamp Monster easily kills a Militia troop. However, when the two battle each other, the Militia tend to vastly outnumber the Swamp Monsters. If you let the two kill each other, you will have far fewer enemies left. Be aware, that there will be a few Swamp Monsters that survive, and that the Militia will prioritize you if you should step into the battle. If Kuo was with you when fighting the monsters they will try to let Kuo survive and attack you more aggressively.
Gasbags are one of the smallest members of the Corrupted. They have a large sac of a highly unstable explosive liquid on their head. Their breathing patterns tend to be quite loud. This can be used to an advantage, in that it can be used to identify their location before they can be seen. If blown up their heads can be seen, with just very low green-shining eyes and mouth, their neck is fat with lines of low green light.
Gasbags are suicidal. They storm into their targets, and upon doing so, their heads promply explode. This causes instant death for the creatures.
Blasts can stun the Gasbags, but only more powerful forms of them can cause fatal damage. Cole should make sure he's not in a straight line in front of a Gasbag, because if there is one Gasbag, there tend to be more nearby.
Bigger and stronger than Swamp Monsters. Ravagers are four-legged monsters. They may appear slightly clumsy, but their bodies are well suited for charging, and they can also quickly evade projectiles. In early footage of the game ravagers were brownish in color but in the final copy they were black and dark red, similar color to the hive lord.
Ravagers are dangerous creatures. They take no breaks, and always attack at full strength. To avoid taking damage, they evade attacks by digging through the ground, traveling quickly and safely. When they emerge from their burrow, they charge. They can also spit acid at long distances. Ravagers are very vulnerable to Grenades and Rockets.
AppearanceEditThey are very similar to the Ravager in appearance, but they are much darker and have a slightly different color and sharp bone structures on their legs and back.
They act like the Ravager in that they quickly evade damage, charge easily, and spit acid at long distances. They are however much tougher and can create egglike pod that hatch and release Spikers. Also like Ravagers, they are very vulnerable to Grenades and Rockets.
The Devourer is the largest type of Corrupted, with the exception of the Behemoth. They have armor in the form of large scales which are able to sustain even the greatest damage. They have a large, strong tongue as well, which they use to get hold of their targets. They appear by themselves, or with a few lesser members of the Corrupted.
Devourers have natural armor that makes their only weak area the open mouth. They mainly use their tongue as a weapon. They try to eat enemies using this tongue by shooting it foreword and grabbing anybody in its path. The Devourer then retracts the tongue and bites into the victim. If this happens to Cole, he will have a brief opportunity to attack the creature while he is pulled in. However, should he fail and is pulled into the Devourer's mouth, he will be highly damaged and be thrown out if on full health, or else he will instantly die by getting eaten.
Devourers can also charge and spit acid. Their acid can knock down Cole, exposing him to a tongue attack, Cole will receive damage should the Devourer step on him. Bolt Stream is a very useful against Devourers. For a quick kill, one may also call an Ionic Storm on a Devourer, if used on with full health it will only knock off half of its meter leaving it heavily damaged but still very much alive.
The best way to take down a Devourer is to use rockets, as these will do massive amounts of damage to the creature. Avoid fighting it on the ground as the acid will rain down and pummel you very easily. In some cases though, it might be better for the devourer to grab you with its tongue as you can do a little damage to it that way. Every bit helps aginst these monsters.
Small creatures that look similar to insectoid hedgehogs, Spikers are spawned by Hive Lords and later Cole MacGrath (if he swapped powers with Nix).
spit acid pellets at enemies in a manner similar to a shot gun spray, and roll closer to enemies for maximum attack damage. Comparable to the Dust Men's Scrap Crabs in size and durability.
- In UGC the Devourer is shown to have 3000 health.
- Corrupted are createable in UGC but will not attack civilians.
- Gasbags appear in the least amount of missions of all Corrupted.
- The Devourers weigh so much that anything under immediately dies, even Ravagers.
- One of the Swamp Monsters was named Cole Jr. by Nix when she was training them.
- If Cole kills a Spiker that he summoned, he gains negative Karma and a Bystander bonus.