Strogg the Undying Infiltrator is a strogg infiltrator unit from id's Quake series. His design is taken from Quake 4.
They remember when all Strogg received the same order: to harvest the lone human before he reached the Slipgate. But they failed. All Strogg failed.
At the instant the human destroyed the Slipgate, the infiltrator was just a dozen paces behind, preparing to strike. But then a blast of crimson light engulfed it and all went dark. When it regained function, the infiltrator concluded that it was seeing its surroundings through its malfunctioning drone. But that conclusion was incorrect.
Now there is no order – only foes of the Strogg.
Strogg enters a camouflaged state and deploys his drone. He assumes control of the drone, which can fly around and fire at players. Using this ability again causes the drone to launch forward like a rocket and explode.
- Duration: 45 seconds
- Cooldown: 45 seconds
- Initial Delay Before Allowed to Launch: 0.5 seconds
- Drone Health: 90 HP
- Peeker Hyperblaster Damage: 15 damage per shot
- Drone Rate of Fire: 125 ms
- Drone Charge Explosion Damage: 75 damage
Strogg can gather stroyent capsules from the corpses of his victims that heal his wounds.
- Number of Cells per kill: 1
- Amount Healed: 25 HP Notes
- Stroyent Cells can overheal
Strogg's design is a mix of the Strogg Infiltrator, with the wings of a Strogg Oppressor. Strogg's wings act as antennae for him to communicate with his drone Peeker. Strogg's in-game Lore skin was directly inspired by Quake 2. (The broad chest and blocky legs are dead giveaways!)
Strogg and Peeker Bio Part 6
Outgoing_Message(11294.6, Infiltrator1815) Dear Databrain, I would not believe it had my drone and I not seen it ourselves! The human single handed assaulted the incarceration complex and disabled the security grid! This should not be possible. We are tailing it through the steedium mines now. It moves very quickly. I must follow at a distance shorter than protocol, because Peeker is reluctant to use its full drone distance parameter. It can't be learned behavior from its former damage. It must be the gekk cortical casing they used for its new neurocyte. Gekks are pack creatures. They are averse to being alone.
Strogg & Peeker Bio Part 7
Outgoing_Message(11294.7, Infiltrator1815) Dear Databrain, The situation is dire. The human is sabotaging the primary reactor. I think its objective is to disable the EMP generator. Cerberon would be vulnerable! Will the human succeed? It seems unstoppable. It has disposed of hundreds of Strogg. A thick nanite fog hangs in the air from their reprocessing. I could stop the human. It has likely never encountered an infiltrator. It would not detect me. I would approach from behind and sever its brain stem. But I cannot question Makron. Makron sees what I am seeing. I cannot. I must.
Strogg & Peeker Bio Part 8
Outgoing_Message(11294.8, Infiltrator1815) Makron, human has disabled EMP generator ::: Makron, human is nearing inner hangar ::: Makron, request immediate permission to process human human ::: Makron, human has disabled hangar doors : Advise ::: Makron, I do not understand "runes" or "magic" : Clarify ::: Makron, request immediate permission to process human: Advise ::: MAKRON, HUMAN IS NEARING SINGULARITY GENERATOR ::: MAKRON, I HAVE SENT DRONE TO STRIKE HUMAN TARGET ::: MAKRON, CONDONE MY SELF-WILL OR ADVISE IMMEDIATELY ::: MAKRON, I WILL STOP THE HUMAN NOW ::: FOR THE STRO--!
Strogg & Peeker Bio Part 9
Outgoing_Message(11294.9, Infiltrator1815) Dear Databrain, I failed. The human destroyed the singularity generator. There was a blast. I regained function after... a duration. The first thing I heard was Peeker circling me. I have sustained unidentified damage. Is it my neurocyte? I have lost communication with the Strogg. I concluded that my optoceptors were damaged, because I was seeing a landscape that was not Stroggos. But remote drone vision shows the same place. The shock wave from the destroyed generator must have caused a spatial folding. I kept you safe, Databrain. And at least Peeker is here with me. We must find stroyent.
Strogg & Peeker Artifact
A Strogg databrain, still intact, intended to oversee the construction of a Strogg facility on Earth, at a site humans call "New Jersey." Cut off from the Strogg communication device, the databrain is useless except as a storage device connected to the two neurocytes nearby. The Strogg & Peeker artifact was actually a mission objective from the New Jersey map of Quake Wars.