This guide will teach you how to use explosives properly in Rain World. Combat with explosives in this game is a form of art in and of itself, but it’s critical that you know how to handle explosive weaponry because using such items incorrectly can be disastrous.
Explosives in Rain World appear to have a common ancestor: “Cherrybombs,” also known as gunpowder plants. Scavengers appear to use this plant as the primary ingredient in the production of grenades and explosive spears, which are then used in combat.
Slugcat can’t make the last two items on its own, so it has to trade them with Scavengers or steal them. The Cherrybomb, on the other hand, can be found growing naturally, and Slugcat is free to harvest it at any time.
It is important to note that submerged explosives do not lose their effectiveness.
Cherrybombs can be found growing in a variety of locations and will regenerate one or two cycles after being harvested. Cherrybombs are commonly used to scare away various types of lizards, but they can also be used for other purposes.
When the raceme is thrown, it will crackle and pop in a burst of small explosions, similar to our world’s firecrackers, inflicting tinnitus on any nearby creature, including the player, temporarily deafening everyone in the current room. This is especially useful when dealing with sound-based monsters like the Daddy Long Legs.
Lizards will naturally flee when they hear the Cherrybomb explode, making it an effective tool for making chameleon lizards reveal their current location. Take into account that it is ineffective at scaring away other species of creatures, such as vultures.
It can not only deafen enemies, but it can also stun anyone caught in a burst of small explosions, though this isn’t very useful. The small burst of explosions can also trigger any other nearby explosives, so use these near explosive-armed Scavengers with caution.
One of the most chaotic items in the game. The Grenade, which is frequently used by scavengers, will cause havoc if used in combat. The grenade, which has the same color scheme as the Cherrybomb, can only be obtained from Scavengers.
When a Grenade is thrown, it will continue on its path until it collides with a surface or a creature, at which point it will immediately explode, flinging away any unlucky creature standing nearby. Surprisingly, the Grenade is rarely used, especially in close quarters, due to the fact that it has no timer and explodes the moment it comes into contact with anything, making it extremely dangerous.
Grenades will explode if hit by rocks; this can be used to blow up grenade-wielding scavengers. When it comes to combat, keep enough distance between yourself and your target, and consider the potential collateral damage inflicted on any nearby creatures that weren’t originally your intention to harm.
Brother and Daddy Long Legs
Such creatures can easily stop a grenade with a single arm and deflect the majority of the damage; if you plan on using grenades against these monsters, wait for their core to be exposed and avoid hitting any tentacles.
The Explosive Spear, the game’s most powerful item and the Scavengers’ signature weapon, is a must-have weapon for dealing with large threats. The explosive spear appears to be a normal spear with a red package attached to it. When thrown, it will stab anything it comes into contact with, pop a few times in the form of tiny explosions, and end with a final, mediane but powerful explosion.
Except for the mighty red lizard and centipede, as well as the King Vulture, a single well-landed hit from this spear guarantees a one-hit-kill. It’s worth noting that Daddy and Brother Long Legs can still take the hit with an arm and only take minor damage. To avoid this, make sure you get to their core.
If the spear strikes a particularly hard surface, it will detonate immediately rather than popping a few times before exploding. This is especially dangerous when dealing with armored opponents because the sudden explosion can stun and possibly fling Slugcat away.
Lizards are known to have strong armored heads that can deflect spears. If an explosive spear falls on their head, it will absorb almost all of the damage. Make sure you hit the lizard’s soft body or stab them in the esophagus when their maw is wide open for an insta-kill.
Vultures have armor that covers their face and most of their head, similar to lizards; this mask can deflect spears and protect against explosive spears as well because they cannot penetrate the mask. Make sure the explosive spear hits their body or neck, rather than their wings, which absorb more damage. If the Vulture is masked, make sure to hit them in the face.