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An Enhanced Leaper.

Enhanced Necromorphs are a sub-breed of the Necromorph infection. While no certain reason has been given as to why some Necromorphs are Enhanced, one possible reason is that the infection is more advanced in them than their counterparts. They are featured in all Dead Space games.


All Enhanced Necromorphs feature the same universal attacks and habits as their basic form. Enhanced Necromorphs, however, are stronger with increased attack damage, and possess more health; dispatching them can be challenging as they can withstand more punishment than their basic form.

While their physical shapes are identical to the normal variants of each Necromorph, Enhanced Necromorphs are either black or slimy dark green with yellow glowing eyes. This dark coloration will often make them much harder to spot, especially in darker areas such as the corridors in the USG Ishimura and the bunkers on Tau Volantis.


The following Necromorphs have Enhanced variants:


  • Though most "classic" Necromorphs have seen extensive redesign during later games in the series, their Enhanced variants still retain their original appearance.
    • Only Enhanced Slashers received a visual overhaul since the original Dead Space, while all other Enhanced Necromorph strains still retain their previous appearance.
    • The Lurkers are a special case, since they have been completely remodeled in Dead Space 3 and have a new Enhanced-variant model to fit the design of a Necromorph Dog.
  • In Dead Space: Mobile, the Enhanced variants are called "uber" variants.


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