You deal damage and defeat slugs by matching colored blocks in the grid. The numbers above the slug's head indicate how much damage your current match will make / the slug's remaining health. In the example below, the current match will do 165 damage to the slug and the slug has 1205 health remaining.
Fiends increase the damage every block of their color does to a slug. For example: if you have a green Fiend with an Attack of 200, every green block you chain together will do 200 damage to the slugs.
If you don't have a Fiend of the color you are matching, these blocks only deal 55 damage to slugs. It is almost always better to match colors when you have a Fiend of the same color.
Also remember to grow your Fiends to increase the damage they do per block! Growing your Fiends is an essential part of fighting slugs.
To do even more damage - make longer matches to improve your combo damage multiplier.
- Match at least 6 blocks to do 1.2x more damage.
- Match at least 10 blocks to do 1.5x more damage.
- Match at least 15 blocks to do 2.0x more damage.
Bombs deal a lot of damage to slugs and are a great way of dealing with them. If you need to defeat a lot of slugs, use Fiends with bombs as their special power.
Slug special attacks and powers
Slugs also have special attacks and powers! They will periodically throw these into the level to hamper your progress.
Make matches next to slime to remove it! Slimed blocks do not move.
- Munchers like to eat your special blocks! Deal with munchers fast by making a match next to them.
These slugs have developed a resistance to certain colors. Matching the color indicated on the shield icon above the slug will do 0 damage to that slug! To defeat these slugs, you must match the other colors.
While the collected blocks don't do damage to the resistant slug, they do still count towards any color goals that the level may have. For example: if you match 10 green blocks, against a green-resistant slug in a level with 50 green blocks as a goal, this will still bring you 10 blocks closer to the goal!
A green-resistant slug