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Locusts are found in the Gellan system starting from Kritillian and ending in Vibrillian. They are almost exclusively found patrolling around planets. They differ from egg locusts which are spawned by destroying the locust flowers in Vibrilian, and gen-modified locusts which are found in Sarkinon.
Weapons and Damage
Locusts have no weapon that fires at the player. Instead, they attach onto the player's ship dealing damage every second. Although an individual locust does relatively little damage, multiple locusts can attach at once making them dangerous. Additionally, attached locust are not automatically cleared off a ship by firing its weapons. Spinning in circles while shooting may be the most effective way to clear locusts off a ship. Another good way is to use a large AoE weapon, such as Nuke Launcher, Energy Nova, Algae Nova Gland, Nexar Bomb, or Shadow Bomb. Note: Locusts can be very easy to kill in large amounts, making the timed mission's Massacre 1 and 2 very easy to complete.
The encounter for a level 12 locust gives the player 20 Experience.