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A huge creature that resembles a disfigured combination of a bear and other animals. It is vicious without limit.
It's not known if this is a combination of natural animals or a poor imitation of animal life created by an insane machine mind.

Base Stats


Pawn Stats

Move Speed
3.6 c/s
Health Scale
Body Size
Mass - Baby
25.8 kg
Mass - Juvenile
64.5 kg
Mass - Adult
129 kg
Carrying Capacity
161 kg
Trainable Intelligence
Comfortable Temp Range
-40 °C – 60 °C (-40 °F – 140 °F)


Meat Yield
151 twisted meat
Leather Yield
43 dread leather

Melee Combat

Attack 1
Left claw
17 dmg (Scratch)
25 % AP
2 second cooldown
Stun for 280 ticks (4.67 secs) on first strike
Attack 2
Left claw
17 dmg (Scratch)
25 % AP
2 second cooldown
Stun for 280 ticks (4.67 secs) on first strike
Attack 3
23.6 dmg (Bite)
35 % AP
2.6 second cooldown
0.5 chance factor
Stun for 280 ticks (4.67 secs) on first strike
Attack 4
11 dmg (Blunt)
16 % AP
2 second cooldown
0.2 chance factor
Average DPS
AnimalUncommon, AnimalFighter

The chimera is a bestial and ferocious entity added by the Anomaly DLC.



Chimeras often appear in packs. Cunning predators, they will wait for an opportunity to attack you at your most vulnerable.[Detail needed] They can be dangerous combatants, especially in large numbers.

They bleed at half the rate of normal animals and have 50% Toxic Resistance.

The chimera has the unique ability to become enraged upon taking damage, gaining a hediff called 'Rage Speed.' This ability makes them much harder to put down, and much more adept at closing the distance between it and your pawns.

Rage Speed:

Colonists who see a Chimera will receive a −8 mood effect for 24 hours. Killing or disposing of the Chimera has no affect on this moodlet.[Thought Template]


It provides Advanced anomaly research, and can be studied every 2 days. It has a minimum containment strength of 70. When hooked up to a bioferrite generator, it yields Bioferrite 3.225 bioferrite per day. When hooked up to an electroharvester, it provides 430 watts.


With its ability to become enraged, and inability to be downed due to pain, it can catch up to ranged pawns frighteningly fast. With much greater movement speed than a default pawn, outpacing it might prove very difficult. Heavily armored melee pawns or ghouls are recommended to intercept them first. It has some of the strongest melee attacks of any single entity, equivalent to a Bear, and can quickly cause a colonist to bleed out by tearing off limbs. Like many entities, it is susceptible to fire, and won't attack while it is putting out the flames.

They are limited to their powerful melee attacks and will eagerly pile up behind a door blocked by melee colonists. Like manhunter animals, they will not attack structures and will wait patiently outside a colony that has walled itself in and closed its doors. Unlike manhunter packs, they won't sleep and will roam outside player bases indefinitely until they're killed. Also unlike manhunter packs, chimeras do not count as mentally broken and can be turned against each other with psychic insanity lances or berserk psycastsContent added by the Royalty DLC - notably, they're affected by the Manhunter pulse psycastContent added by the Royalty DLC, which has a very large area of affect and can often turn entire raids of Chimeras against themselves. Chimeras are also hostile to non-entity raiders. Summoning a mech boss or deliberately failing a draw animals ritual to summon manhunters are both viable ways to eliminate or weaken a pack of chimeras. Another strategy is to attack from afar using Mortars to force them to trigger their rage ability early, so that it will be close to ending or on cooldown by the time they reach the base and susceptible to pain shock.

Capturing chimeras is quite difficult due to their immunity to pain combined with their high speed and durability. The most reliable method is generally to wound one severely, then retreat behind a door until it passes out from blood loss. When using this strategy, keep in mind that they are extremely fast and may block a doorway before your colonist can close the door. They are also susceptible to temperature traps, though their thick fur provides ample insulation against the elements in cold biomes. Psychic shock lances are another option, if available.

If raised as a shambler (e.g. by deadlife dust), Chimera retain their Rage Speed ability.


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