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Snarks are small, insect-like aliens originating from the dimension Xen. They can be thrown and used as weapons, and/or act as attention-getting decoys. They are typically used by Alien Grunts by deploying Snark Nests that are mobile and will burst on contact releasing a swarm of angry Snarks at players.

Function

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Snarks can be found in Snark Nests. Collecting these nests grants the player with 5 Snarks. Throwing a Snark will leave it to hop around, attacking friend or foe for 2 damage per bite. Snarks will simply attack the player immediately once thrown, if no enemies are around. This means that the player should be aware of their surroundings before throwing any Snarks.

Throwing many Snarks at enemies may not eliminate them as quick as using normal weapons, but can provide an excellent distraction. After 20 seconds of being thrown, Snarks will jump up and explode, spraying acid everywhere at short range.

Because friendly fire is generally disabled in Sven Co-op, players will not be able to hurt each other with snarks, but can still damage themselves with their own snarks. Snarks can be disposed of with conventional weapons, though shooting them is very tricky due to their erratic movement and small size.

If the user is a donor or team member the secondary function will create a Chumtoad allied to the player team at the cost of 10 snarks. The Chumtoad will follow its creator, can be healed, can be revived, and can fight enemies using toxic purple clouds. The player can instruct their Chumtoad where to go using the NPC commands "npc_moveto" and "npc_attackmytarget" just like with any other allied NPC. Only one Chumtoad can exist for each player at a time. (Subsequent creations will destroy the previous one.) -- Team member Chumdoads differ from donors only in that theirs have 333 hitpoints instead of 100.

Weapons
Handguns Pistol Icon.png 9mm Pistol · Revolver Icon.png Revolver · Uzi Icon.png Uzi · Desert Eagle Icon.png Desert Eagle
Light arms MP5 Icon.png Submachine Gun · Shotgun Icon.png Shotgun · M16 Icon.png Assault Rifle ·

SAW Icon.png Chain Gun · Sniper Rifle Icon.png Sniper Rifle

Special weapons Crossbow Icon.png Crossbow · Rocket Launcher Icon.png Rocket Launcher · Minigun Icon.png Minigun ·

Tau Cannon Icon.png Tau Cannon · Gluon Gun Icon.png Gluon Gun · Displacer Cannon Icon.png Displacer Cannon

Alien weapons Hivehand Icon.png Hivehand · Shock Roach Icon.png Shock Roach · Spore Launcher Icon.png Spore Launcher ·

Barnacle Icon.png Barnacle Grapple · Snark Icon.png Snark

Explosives Hand Grenade Icon.png Hand Grenade · Tripmine Icon.png Laser Tripmine · C4 Icon.png Satchel Charge
Tools Medkit Icon.png Medkit · Crowbar Icon.png Crowbar · Pipe Wrench Icon.png Pipe Wrench · Knife Icon.png Knife
NPCs
Black Mesa Scientist · Security Guard
HECU Grunt · Engineer · Medic · Sergeant
Black Ops Female Assassin · Male Assassin · Bodyguard
Aliens Alien Controller · Alien Grunt · Alien Slave ·

Baby Gargantua · Baby Headcrab · Baby Voltigore · Barnacle · Bullsquid · Chumtoad · Gargantua · Gene Worm · Gonarch · Gonome · Headcrab · Houndeye · Ichthyosaur · Kingpin · Leech · Nihilanth · Panthereye · Pit Drone · Pit Worm · Shock Roach · Shock Trooper · Snark · Stukabat · Tentacle · Voltigore · Xen Commander · Zombie

Machines Large Mounted Turret · Small Mounted Turret · Sentry Turret · Robot Grunt
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