|Attack type||No attacks|
|Notes||Grants invulnerability to Creatures, stops the player from touching objects.|
The Black Substance is a passive creature found throughout the Swamp which directly affects other objects. It can be found in Hideout 4 swarming a crate, as well as in the Ruins and Huge Lake enveloping Red Chompers. Black Substance can sometimes be encountered during nightly invasions infesting Huge Dogs and Chompers.
It can be found attached to objects (such as crates), effectively stopping the player from being able to interact with them. Red Chompers and Huge Dogs, while covered in the substance, have a white health bar - similar to that of a barricade - and are invulnerable to all forms of damage with the exception of fire.
The Black Substance is vulnerable to light. To remove the Black Substance, the Protagonist has to shine a light source at it, such as a Torch or either kind of Flashlight, or just stay close with a lit Lantern. Once the white health bar has been depleted, the Black Substance will dissipate.
- The glow created by a Monoculus, such as the one found in Hideout 4, will also work on Black Substance.
- In previous versions, the light from a lantern did not appear to affect the Black Substance; the light had to come from a handheld source or standing lamp. Presumably, this was for balancing reasons, as an infested enemy would be fought off just as easily as a regular one.
|Banshee • Banshee Baby • Black Chomper • Burning Villager • Centipede • Elk • Floor Gore • Huge Dog • Human Spider • Mushroom Man • Red Chomper • Savage (Horns) • Savage (Rock) • Savage (Stick) • Shadow • Swamper|
|Dog • Glare • Huge Bug • Pig • The Sow • Vines • Villager • Villager (Pitchfork) • Worms|
|Chicken • Crow/Raven • Monoculus • Rabbit|