Black Substance
Behavior Passive
Attack type No attacks
Drops -
Health Unknown
Running Speed Depends what it is on
Stamina -
View Distance -
Damage -
Notes Grants invulnerability to Creatures, stops the player from touching objects.
Release [[Update:{{{release}}}|{{{release}}}]]

The Black Substance, also known as Black Shell or Shadow Armor, is a passive creature found throughout the Swamp which directly affects other objects. It can be found in the Swamp Hideout swarming a crate, as well as in the Ruins and the Great Lake enveloping Red Chompers. Black Substance can sometimes be encountered during nightly invasions infesting Huge Dogs and Red Chompers.

It can be found attached to objects (such as crates), effectively stopping the Protagonist from interacting 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.

Trivia Edit

  • 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.

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