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R&D reports sightings of these giant structures above our new Rival's data vaults, hidden behind a giant impenetrable shield. The few miners who have returned alive report that the structure is the Facility Caretaker, an extremely dangerous machine that furiously protects the valuable data hidden underneath it. Bring your strongest arsenal for this beast!
— Miner's Manual Description

The Rival Caretaker is a sentient construct which exists to protect a Data Rack. Stealing it is the main objective in Industrial Sabotage.

The Caretaker appears to be a floating upside-down pyramid. It has four intakes on its top corners and a closed eye on each of its sideways faces. It will lie in a dormant state until its shielding is brought down.

Combat

The Caretaker's health bar is split into 3 segments, each signifying a different phase of the fight. Upon activating the Caretaker and initiating combat, it will reveal 4 destructible intakes on the top of its body, which must be destroyed in order to allow damage to its main health pool. The Caretaker will slowly rotate during this stage, spinning faster with each intake destroyed. During this stage, the Caretaker will periodically summon clusters of Patrol Bots and Robotic Appendages to fight off the Dwarves. Standing on the vault underneath the Caretaker will also cause it to deploy an electric shock, damaging any dwarves nearby. In addition, the Caretaker will deploy large plasma barriers akin to a Repulsion Turret, which will slowly move outward, damaging and pushing back dwarves on contact while also blocking projectiles.

Once the 4 intakes are destroyed, the Caretaker will open one of its 4 eyes, allowing the dwarves to deal damage to it. The open eye will shut after enough damage is dealt or enough time has passed, and another will open shortly thereafter. All of the Caretaker's normal attacks will continue during this time. This process will repeat until one of the segments of its health bar has been depleted, at which point the destructible intakes will reappear and a new phase will begin.

After depleting the first and second segments of its health bar, the Caretaker will add a new attack to its arsenal, selected at random from a pre-determined pool; this includes summoning Sniper Turrets which will fly up and attach to the ceiling, summoning swarms of Shredders, or deploying phase bombs, which will teleport to the dwarves, appearing nearby and exploding after a short animation.

Upon defeating the Caretaker, all other Rival Tech enemies will immediately explode, and the Caretaker itself will fall to the ground. After a few seconds, it will also explode, launching any dwarves nearby a fair distance. The vault below it will open, revealing the data rack, which can then be deposited into the M.U.L.E, allowing the Drop Pod to be called.

Health and Armor

Caretaker (Intakes)

Effective

Health Scaling

Hazard Level
Normal Mission Icons Difficulty ToughEnemies.png DD EDD
1 2 3 4 5 TE 1

TE 2

3 3.5 4.5 5 5.5
Player Count Dwarfcount1.png 110 165 275 385 412.5 618.75 721.88 275 330 385 412.5 412.5
Dwarfcount2.png 220 220 302.5 412.5 440 660 770 302.5 357.5 412.5 440 440
Dwarfcount3.png 330 385 495 550 660 990 1155 495 522.5 605 660 660
Dwarfcount4.png 440 550 660 880 935 1402.5 1636.25 660 770 880 880 935

This is the health per intake.

Caretaker (Eyes)

Effective

Health Scaling

Hazard Level
Normal Mission Icons Difficulty ToughEnemies.png DD EDD
1 2 3 4 5 TE 1

TE 2

3 3.5 4.5 5 5.5
Player Count Dwarfcount1.png 1100 1650 2750 3850 4125 6187.5 7218.75 2750 3300 3850 4125 4125
Dwarfcount2.png 2200 2200 3025 4125 4400 6600 7700 3025 3575 4125 4400 4400
Dwarfcount3.png 3300 3850 4950 5500 6600 9900 11550 4950 5225 6050 6600 6600
Dwarfcount4.png 4400 5500 6600 8800 9350 14025 16362.5 6600 7700 8800 8800 9350

This is the total health, shared between the 3 health segments.

Robotic Appendage

The Robotic Appendage is a special rival tech construct that can only be spawned by the Rival Caretaker. It has the ability to fire several projectiles at dwarves like the Burst Turret while moving its "head" around to dodge return fire. It can also occasionally very quickly lunge and embed itself in the terrain in an attempt to attack players. Robotic Appendages are generally spawned on the 4 raised cylinders of the Caretaker's platform, but can be spawned anywhere.

Effective

Health Scaling

Hazard Level
Any Mission
1 to 5.5
Player Count Dwarfcount1.png to Dwarfcount4.png 675

Gallery

Trivia

  • The backup batteries ejected from the force field projector use the same model as Nanite Bombs from the Tritilyte Crystal Machine Event.
  • The large orange bubble shield it is guarded by before the generators are destroyed can not be stood on, as it will damage and bounce players off.