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Bursting Scythids are large bloated scythids that prefer to get close and attack exactly like the Scythid Crawler. Relative to their size they have very little health but explode when killed, damaging their victim if they are close enough. This is a hazard when driving, since the death explosion will deal extra damage to a vehicle when they are run over. Bursting scythid glow immediately before exploding; avoid damage from the explosion by being cautious when the scythid starts to glow.

Due to their ample target profile and vulnerability to regular guns, any weapon can kill them quickly. Curiously, if killed by a melee strike, their dying blast will not injure the killer.



Main article: Scythid#General_Strategy


  • In Playthrough 2 they are renamed Exploding Scythid, and in Playthrough 2.5 they are renamed Kablooey Scythid.