|First Encounter||Hydroponics Deck|
The Swarms are the male form of the first-stage Annelid life-cycle, and are extremely short lived. Although small, the flying organisms generated by these pods contain a complex DNA structure indicative of a much more advanced creature. Each small creature is bonded to the Swarm via a sub-psionic link. This link is impervious to normal psionic attacks or disturbances.
Annelid Swarm creatures seem to exist only as a living weapon, since their cells have a genetically programmed lifespan of no more than a few seconds. During these seconds, they are attracted to human tissue, as they frantically attempt to prolong their short lives with nourishment. The Eggs from which these emerge often contain organs that might be extracted for useful purposes, unless the Egg has been destroyed in combat.
Simply run, or, alternately, ignore them, as they won't be able to cause serious harm except for in very large numbers. It is actually possible to kill them using the Anti-Annelid settings on the Viral Proliferator and Annelid Launcher, but spending the ammo really isn't worth it, as Worm Clusters are already rare enough to begin with.
- Swarms are an enemy that cannot actually be killed by any conventional ways by players.
- However swarms can still take "damage" from explosions.
- The presence of the swarm can be heard by simple buzzing (similar to that of flies)
|System Shock 2 Enemies|
|Annelids||Grub • Swarm • Grub Egg • Swarm Egg • Toxic Egg • Black Egg • Infant Arachnid • Adult Arachnid • Invisible Arachnid • Psi-Reaver • Greater Psi-Reaver|
|Hybrids||Pipe Hybrid • Shotgun Hybrid • Grenade Hybrid • Blue Monkey • Red Monkey • Rumbler|
|Robotic||Security Camera • Maintenance Robot • Security Robot • Assault Robot • Protocol Droid • Slug Turret • Laser Turret • Blast Turret • Rickenbacker Turret|
|Cyborgs||Cyborg Midwife • Cyborg Assassin • Red Assassin|
|Bosses||Brain of The Many • SHODAN|