Spike Tops are Buzzy Beetles with shells that are red and have a single spike projecting out of the top (hence the name), making them impossible to jump on. They are also still resistant to fire, which makes them one of the most resilient enemies in the Mario series. Their defining trait is the adhesive quality of their feet, which allows them to crawl along vertical and upside-down surfaces. Despite being a shelled enemy, in the platforming games, any effective method of attack will defeat them instantly instead of having them retreat into their shells.


Can either be a Bruiser or an Infiltrator.


Spiked - applies Bleeding to melee attackers
Titanium Shell - immune to Fire attacks, Burning, Bleeding, and Chilled. Very high crit resistance. Vulnerable to Ground attacks (this leaves them vulnerable to critical damage).


Shell Tackle
One Enemy
(enemy) Slowed - evasion reduced by 25%
(enemy) Off-Balance - cannot counter attacks

Spike Jump
Slashing Melee
One Enemy
(Special) Hemorrhaging attack - causes all applications of bleeding to trigger
(enemy) Bleeding - takes damage each turn and when attacking
(enemy) Tenderized - takes exta damage from slashing attacks

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