Disclaimer: The following Infected was originally going to be posted back in April, but had been delayed due to the release of Lil, since they share many similarities, and I didn’t want it to seem like I was “ripping off” that idea.
I guess I’ll just jump right into it, this infected is called The Spider. He gets this name both from his attack, and from his ability to also cling to walls/ceilings. Let me explain, his mutation is mainly centered around his lungs, where he creates a very thick, grey colored, tar-like phlegm (listed onward simply as ‘tar’). When attacking, he coughs out several globs of this tar, yet small amounts can still be seen leaking out onto the ground, leaving a small trail similar to the Spitter. This slight leakage also gives reason for him to be covered in this tar, allowing him to climb on any surface like a ladder.
When attacking, he can cough out up to four globs of tar in quick succession. Each glob can stay connected to one another by strands of tar when fired in succession. These globs can be used for 1 of 3 purposes: If spat onto the ground, they will spread out, creating a patch that slows survivors as they walk through it. If spat vertically onto a wall, it can create a temporary ‘ladder’ for other infected to climb up. And if spat onto parallel walls (like a hallway) the connecting strands act almost like police tape, preventing entry. This can also be used to seal doors shut, and if spat onto downed survivors it can ‘glue’ them to the ground, increasing the time required to help them.
Regardless of how it is used, the tar only remains sticky for a short time, before hardening and becoming more ‘rubber-like’ and finally cracking and crumbling away.
To give you the best example of his appearance, just try to imagine what a Spitter would look like as a male (covered in grey tar).