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Health 900 (+270 per level)
Damage 16 (+3.2 per level)
Speed 11 m/s

The Parent is a returning ogre-like, sprite/spirit Monster added in the Artifacts Update.

Environments[edit | edit source]

Skills and Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Parent is a monster native to Sky Meadow. It can be seen slowly lumbering around along with its fellow monsters. Upon death, it will freeze and fall straight to the ground, disappearing into ash and sand.

Seismic Smash[edit | edit source]

The Parent attack by slamming the ground with their two fists, damaging players for 350% damage in a large radius in front of them.

This skill has a cooldown of 2 seconds and a Proc Coefficient of 1.

Teleport[edit | edit source]

The Parent's second skill is a teleport that allows them to instantly travel a large distance. However unlike Imps, a Parent only uses their teleport once they have taken notice of a player and can't store multiple charges of it.

This skill has a cooldown of 4 seconds.

Lore[edit | edit source]

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This is the logbook entry of D. Furthen, naturalist for the UES [Redacted] in conjunction with the UES Research and Documentation of Outer Life. I am joined by my good friend Tharson, who is keeping me safe through this journey.


While assessing our landing site and the small ghostly creatures that now lay, unfortunately flat, under our ship, we heard loud booming footsteps approaching. We stepped away to observe this lifeform’s behavior from afar.

I will describe its properties below. I have assigned their common name as ‘Parent’.

• Tall, lumbering giants, eerily humanoid. Where you would expect to see a face there is only a hole, giving a blank look to them. Their ghostly skin appears to run like wax but even so it does not seem to congeal at their feet.

• Their large hands have opposable thumbs. This could possibly mean that they have the capability for intelligence, using tools or testing their environment with dextrous manipulation.

• If we hadn’t taken up this vantage point when we did, the creature would have been upon us before we realized it. Its distant footstep sounds betrayed how quickly it closed the distance.

• I had Tharson throw a stone near the creature and suddenly any signs of intelligence faded, replaced with primal fury. Deadly, wild force rained down as it smashed the ground with its fists, searching for the perpetrator of its peaceful moment. Our ship was not OK from this encounter.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • An unused boss monster related to the Parent, the Grandparent, can be found within the game's files. It is a large, two-headed and generally misshapen creature that is partially submerged in the ground.
    • The Grandparent can summon pods which eventually hatch into Parents after a period of time. The pods can be destroyed before they hatch.
      • An unreleased item named the Ancestral Incubator is very likely related to the Grandparent. It functions similarly to the Queen's Gland.pngQueen's GlandBgBoss.pngQueen's Gland.pngRecruit a Beetle Guard.
        Every 30 seconds, summon a Beetle Guard with bonus 300% damage and 100% health. Can have up to 1 (+1 per stack) Guards at a time.
        boss item and aforementioned attack; upon killing an enemy, a pod may spawn which temporarily distracts enemies until it hatches into an allied Parent.
  • In Risk of Rain 1, Parents lack the natural ability to teleport, and can only do so if they are a Frenzied Elite. Incidentally, Frenzied Elites are yellow in color.