The throwing attack still counts as melee, so it will do bonus damage against unalerted enemies even when thrown.
Can hit enemies on the way back to the thrower.
Comes with and polarity slots.
Slow flight speed when thrown.
Thrown attack deals physical damage, with Puncture damage as the dominant damage type.
When combining elemental damage mods, the Cerata's innate Toxin damage is added last.
The innate Toxin damage is ignored for elemental combinations when using throw attacks, thus the addition of a Toxin damage mod is required to maintain any Toxin-based elemental combos for the throw attack.
Cerata are anatomical structures found externally on nudibranches. They are typically used to aid respiration, but are sometimes used for attack and defense.
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