Goliath (monster type)

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For the notable passive skill, see Goliath.

A goliath (also referred to as a "porcupine" or a "spiker") is a type of beast monster typically found in man-made garden areas of Wraeclast. They fire a nova of spikes on death. Goliaths generally resist cold damage.

Mechanics

Goliaths do not fire their on-death spikes if they are shattered. Spikes in flight can be removed by destroying the corpse of the goliath. Spikes are considered attack damage and can be dodged, blocked, or evaded.

Classification

Bestiary classification:

Varieties

Name Location Special Attributes
Porcupine Goliath The Imperial Gardens, The High Gardens Spikes on Death
Chrome-infused Goliath The High Gardens Spikes on Death, Gain 100% of Physical Damage as Extra Cold Damage
Chrome-touched Goliath The High Gardens Spikes on Death, Gain 100% of Physical Damage as Extra Cold Damage
Maze Needleback The Eternal Labyrinth Spikes on Death
Infected Spiker Tora missions (removed) Spikes on Death

Uniques

Name Location Special Attributes
Thistlesage The Imperial Gardens MultistrikeMultistrike SupportAttack, Melee, Support
Icon: 3
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 150%
Requires Level 38Supports melee attack skills, making them repeat twice when used, targeting a random enemy each time. Cannot support Vaal skills, channelling skills or triggered skills.Supported Skills Repeat 2 additional times
Supported Skills have (35-44)% more Melee Attack Speed
Supported Skills deal (30-20)% less Attack Damage
First Repeat of Supported Skills deals 22% more Damage
Second Repeat of Supported Skills deals 44% more Damage

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Supported Skills deal (0.5-10)% increased Melee Damage
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
autoattack, Ice SpearIce SpearCritical, Spell, Projectile, Cold
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (8-23) Mana
Cast Time: 0.70 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 130%
Projectile Speed: 1000
Requires Level 12Launches shards of ice in rapid succession. After travelling a short distance they change to a second form, which moves much faster and pierces through enemies.Deals (22-568) to (33-852) Cold Damage
Fires 2 Projectiles
Second form has 600% increased Critical Strike Chance
Second form has +(30-49)% to Critical Strike Multiplier
Second form has 300% more Projectile Speed

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Second form has +(2-40)% to Critical Strike Multiplier
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
, Ice Storm CallStorm CallSpell, AoE, Duration, Lightning
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (6-16) Mana
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 250%
Requires Level 12Sets a marker at a location. After a short duration, lightning strikes the marker, dealing damage around it and causing lightning strikes at any other markers you've cast.Deals (21-949) to (39-1762) Lightning Damage
Base duration is 1.50 seconds
+(0-0.6) metres to radius

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(0.75-15)% chance for Lightning to Strike the Marker when Cast
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
, Ice Spears on Death
Gazuul, Droughtspawn Dry Sea MapDry Sea MapMap Level: 72
Map Tier: 5
Guild Character: `
Where once waves crashed with crushing force,
brittle wooden bones tell tall tales.
Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
boss
Shield ChargeShield ChargeAttack, AoE, Movement, Travel, Physical, Melee
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 10 Mana
Attack Time: 0.50 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
AoE Radius: 8 / 16
Requires Level 10Charges at a targeted location or enemy, pushing away enemies in your path and repeatedly dealing off-hand damage in a small area in front of you. You deal damage in a larger area when you reach the target. The further you travel, the more damage you deal, and the greater your chance of stunning enemies. Cannot be supported by Multistrike.(12-134) to (18-200) Base Off Hand Physical Damage
(3-5) to (4-7) Added Physical Damage per 15 Armour or Evasion Rating on Shield
75% increased Stun Threshold reduction on enemies at Maximum charge distance
100% more Damage with Hits at Maximum Charge Distance
(90-109)% increased Movement Speed

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(1-20)% increased Movement Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
, Leap SlamLeap SlamAttack, AoE, Movement, Travel, Slam, Melee
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 10 Mana
Attack Damage: (100-150)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (100-150)%
AoE Radius: 15
Requires Level 10Jump through the air, damaging and knocking back enemies with your weapon where you land. Enemies you would land on are pushed out of the way. Requires an Axe, Mace, Sceptre, Sword or Staff. Cannot be supported by Multistrike.(20-39)% increased Stun Duration against Enemies that are on Full Life
+0.55 seconds to Attack Time
Base radius is 1.5 metres
Damaging Hits always Stun Enemies that are on Full Life

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
(2-40)% increased Stun Duration against Enemies that are on Full Life
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
, FireballFireballProjectile, Spell, AoE, Fire
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (6-25) Mana
Cast Time: 0.75 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 370%
Projectile Speed: 1040
AoE Radius: 9
Unleashes a ball of fire towards a target which explodes, damaging nearby foes.Deals (9-1640) to (14-2460) Fire Damage
25% chance to Ignite enemies
Base radius is (0.9-1.4) metres

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Base radius is (0.01-0.2) metres
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
, Bleeding spike nova
Bladeback Guardian Invasion boss Ice SpearIce SpearCritical, Spell, Projectile, Cold
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (8-23) Mana
Cast Time: 0.70 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 130%
Projectile Speed: 1000
Requires Level 12Launches shards of ice in rapid succession. After travelling a short distance they change to a second form, which moves much faster and pierces through enemies.Deals (22-568) to (33-852) Cold Damage
Fires 2 Projectiles
Second form has 600% increased Critical Strike Chance
Second form has +(30-49)% to Critical Strike Multiplier
Second form has 300% more Projectile Speed

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Second form has +(2-40)% to Critical Strike Multiplier
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
, IncinerateIncinerateSpell, Fire, Channelling, AoE
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (2-4) Mana
Cast Time: 0.20 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 50%
Requires Level 12Continuously launches a torrent of fire from your hand, repeatedly damaging enemies. As you channel this spell longer, the flames spread wider close to you and spread longer directly in front of you. When you stop channelling you release a wave of fire damage over a wide and long area that will apply a powerful Ignite.Deals (3-207) to (5-311) Fire Damage
25% more Damage with Hits and Ailments for each stage
100% increased angle per stage, up to 300%
Final wave always Ignites
8 maximum Stages
+(0.4-0.5) metres to radius per stage, up to a maximum of +(1.5-1.9) metres
Final wave deals 500% more Damage with Hits
Final wave deals 250% more Damage with Ignite

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
+(0.1-2) to maximum Stages
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
nova, Lightning Nova, Ice Spears on Death
Note: historically also had physical/elemental reflect auras

Version history

Version Changes
1.0.0
  • Introduced to the game.