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Several generations of the dog species have lived and died since the catastrophe. Each was more affected by the Zone than the previous one. Rapid mutation lead to a vast improvement in previously peripheral abilities, frequently at the expense of primary ones. The most notable biological change was the loss of sight, paired with an uncanny development of smell. As it turned out, blind cubs survived in the Zone as well as normal ones, if not better. As a result, the common dog quickly became extinct in the Zone, giving way to a new breed - that of blind dogs. The animals instinctively identify and avoid anomalies, radiation, and other invisible dangers that plague the Zone. Like their wild ancestors - the wolves - blind dogs hunt in packs. An encounter with a large group of these animals can be dangerous even to an experienced and well-armed stalker.[[File:Blind dog.jpg|frame|A pack of blind dogs.]]
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{{Infobox Animal
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|name=Blind dog
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|image =cop_pda_blind_dog.png
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|imagedesc=
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|type=Mutated dog
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|weapons=
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|abilities=
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|bodyparts=[[Dog tail]] (SoC)
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|health=Low
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|locations='''Shadow of Chernobyl'''<br>
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* [[Cordon]] <small>(Very common)</small>
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* [[Garbage]] <small>(Common)</small>
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* [[Agroprom]] <small>(Common)</small>
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* [[Dark Valley]] <small>(Rare)</small>
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* [[Wild Territory]] <small>(Common)</small>
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* [[Army Warehouses]] <small>(Common)</small>
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* [[Red Forest]] <small>(Common)</small>
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* [[Pripyat]] <small>(Common)</small>
   
== General characteristics ==
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'''Clear Sky'''
As the name implies, these dogs have lost their eyesight, possibly due to some form of warped, mutation-induced evolution. Rather than rely on eyes, Blind dogs have extremely keen senses of hearing and smell and can hunt, fight and navigate through pockets of radiation and fields of [[anomalies]] without much problem.
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* All areas except [[Limansk]], [[Agroprom Underground]] and [[Chernobyl NPP]]
   
Blind dogs move in packs and will usually attack prey ([[Stalkers]] or other small mutants) that are alone. Though widely regarded as one of the least dangerous mutants in the Zone, a pack of Blind dogs can be a threat to a lone Stalker. They use their sharp teeth to wound and incapacitate victims. Keeping on the move will usually hold them at bay, but if you do encounter a pack, kill or wound one or two, and the rest will sound off a scared bark and retreat. if you stay in the vicinity, they often return to torment you, so once they run, go away from the area.
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'''Call of Pripyat'''
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* [[Zaton]] <small>(Common)</small>
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* [[Yanov]] <small>(Common)</small>
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* [[Pripyat]] <small>(Common)</small>
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}}
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A '''Blind dog''' is a type of mutant appearing in [[S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl]], [[Clear Sky]] and [[Call of Pripyat]]. It is one of the fastest enemies in the series, yet is rather weak and easily disposable.
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== Overview ==
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<!-- pda-->Several generations of the dog species have lived and died since the catastrophe. Each was more affected by the Zone than the previous one. Rapid mutation lead to a vast improvement in previously peripheral abilities, frequently at the expense of primary ones. The most notable biological change was the loss of sight, paired with an uncanny development of smell. As it turned out, blind pups survived in the Zone as well as normal ones, if not better. As a result, the common dog quickly became extinct in the Zone, giving way to a new breed – that of blind dogs. The animals instinctively identify and avoid anomalies, radiation, and other invisible dangers that plague the Zone. Like their wild ancestors – the wolves – blind dogs hunt in packs. An encounter with a large group of these animals can be dangerous even to an experienced and well-armed stalker.<!--pda-->
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===Biology===
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As the name implies, these dogs have lost their eyesight, possibly due to some form of warped, mutation-induced evolution. Rather than rely on eyes, Blind Dogs have extremely keen senses of hearing and smell and can hunt, fight, and navigate through both pockets of radiation and fields of [[anomalies]] without much problem. They also seem to have developed an unusually high resistance to electricity. Perhaps due to radiation in the Zone and subsequent mutations, many Blind Dogs are albino.
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==Tactics==
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While in theory second-weakest mutants in the game after the [[Flesh]], packs of Blind Dogs should not be underestimated - like Fleshes they hunt in groups, but unlike Fleshes they are both small and fast targets, making them difficult to hit. They also have higher "morale" and don't run away as easily, and their constant attacks, though weak, will interrupt your sprinting as you try to run away.
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One way of dealing with Blind Dogs is finding high ground - in Shadow of Chernobyl they can't jump at all which means any rock is a safe haven. In Clear Sky and Call of Pripyat the player can also "run for the hills", just pick higher ones so their jump can't reach you. When surrounded in an open area, kill several as quickly as possible to break the horde and then sprint away. In Clear Sky the Blind Dogs cannot enter thickets of bushes, they will circle the thicket and try to enter and attack. The player can safely hide in a thicket and kill the dogs as they try to enter. Not all of the dogs in the pack will attack at once, so the player will have to run out of the thicket and entice the remaining dogs back to the thicket.
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Due to their speed and small size, the best window of opportunity for dispatching blind dogs quickly, is when they run directly towards the player for the kill, giving ample opportunity for delivering headshots, and dealing enough damage to either kill the dog outright, or cause it to retreat.
   
 
== Appearances ==
 
== Appearances ==
 
=== Shadow of Chernobyl ===
 
=== Shadow of Chernobyl ===
Blind dogs can be found in almost any area of the Zone but they tend to be most dominant in the [[Great Swamp]], [[Cordon]], [[Garbage]], [[Agroprom Research Institute]], [[Dark Valley]], [[Wild Territory]], [[Army Warehouses]] and [[Pripyat]]. In [[Shadow of Chernobyl]], a fairly large pack of dogs have made a nest just outside [[Rostok]].
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Blind dogs can be found in almost any area of the Zone but they tend to be most dominant in the [[Cordon]], [[Wild Territory]] and [[Army Warehouses]]. In [[Shadow of Chernobyl]], a fairly large pack of dogs have made a nest just outside [[Rostok]]. The pack outside Rostok is most ferocious and dangerous to take on and the best tactical manouver is to try outrun the pack till you reach Rostok's gates or trying to sneak past the pack when its attention is fixed on something else.
   
 
===Clear Sky===
 
===Clear Sky===
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Except in [[Limansk]] and the [[Chernobyl NPP]] area, both of which are Monolith controlled territories, blind dogs appear in all territories.
   
Except for the swamps and Monolith controlled areas, Blind Dogs appear in all territories in the map.
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===Call of Pripyat===
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Blind dogs can be commonly found throughout all game areas that are not underground. These blind dogs hunt [[Flesh]]es and unsuspecting [[Stalker|Stalkers]], are sometimes found hunting with [[Pseudodog]]s, and tend to be the most numerous mutants in a [[Controller]] horde.
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==Development==
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===Build 1844===
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Several differently colored variants of Blind dogs appear in the ''present_military'' level.
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<gallery>
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File:AlbinoBlindDogBuild1844.jpg|Albino blind dog.
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</gallery>
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
* [[Pseudodog]]
 
* [[Pseudodog]]
 
* [[Psy dog]]
 
* [[Psy dog]]
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==Gallery==
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<gallery captionalign="left">
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File:Blind dog.jpg|A Blind Dog (S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Official site). <!-- ? old -->{{Fact}}
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bad pups.jpg|Blind dog and psy Dogs eat a rookie stalker.
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</gallery>
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{{Navbox Mutants}}
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[[ru:Слепой пёс]]
 
[[Category:Shadow of Chernobyl Mutants]]
 
[[Category:Shadow of Chernobyl Mutants]]
 
[[Category:Clear Sky Mutants]]
 
[[Category:Clear Sky Mutants]]
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[[Category:Call of Pripyat Mutants]]

Latest revision as of 14:47, December 1, 2018

A Blind dog is a type of mutant appearing in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, Clear Sky and Call of Pripyat. It is one of the fastest enemies in the series, yet is rather weak and easily disposable.

Overview Edit

Several generations of the dog species have lived and died since the catastrophe. Each was more affected by the Zone than the previous one. Rapid mutation lead to a vast improvement in previously peripheral abilities, frequently at the expense of primary ones. The most notable biological change was the loss of sight, paired with an uncanny development of smell. As it turned out, blind pups survived in the Zone as well as normal ones, if not better. As a result, the common dog quickly became extinct in the Zone, giving way to a new breed – that of blind dogs. The animals instinctively identify and avoid anomalies, radiation, and other invisible dangers that plague the Zone. Like their wild ancestors – the wolves – blind dogs hunt in packs. An encounter with a large group of these animals can be dangerous even to an experienced and well-armed stalker.

BiologyEdit

As the name implies, these dogs have lost their eyesight, possibly due to some form of warped, mutation-induced evolution. Rather than rely on eyes, Blind Dogs have extremely keen senses of hearing and smell and can hunt, fight, and navigate through both pockets of radiation and fields of anomalies without much problem. They also seem to have developed an unusually high resistance to electricity. Perhaps due to radiation in the Zone and subsequent mutations, many Blind Dogs are albino.

TacticsEdit

While in theory second-weakest mutants in the game after the Flesh, packs of Blind Dogs should not be underestimated - like Fleshes they hunt in groups, but unlike Fleshes they are both small and fast targets, making them difficult to hit. They also have higher "morale" and don't run away as easily, and their constant attacks, though weak, will interrupt your sprinting as you try to run away.

One way of dealing with Blind Dogs is finding high ground - in Shadow of Chernobyl they can't jump at all which means any rock is a safe haven. In Clear Sky and Call of Pripyat the player can also "run for the hills", just pick higher ones so their jump can't reach you. When surrounded in an open area, kill several as quickly as possible to break the horde and then sprint away. In Clear Sky the Blind Dogs cannot enter thickets of bushes, they will circle the thicket and try to enter and attack. The player can safely hide in a thicket and kill the dogs as they try to enter. Not all of the dogs in the pack will attack at once, so the player will have to run out of the thicket and entice the remaining dogs back to the thicket.

Due to their speed and small size, the best window of opportunity for dispatching blind dogs quickly, is when they run directly towards the player for the kill, giving ample opportunity for delivering headshots, and dealing enough damage to either kill the dog outright, or cause it to retreat.

Appearances Edit

Shadow of Chernobyl Edit

Blind dogs can be found in almost any area of the Zone but they tend to be most dominant in the Cordon, Wild Territory and Army Warehouses. In Shadow of Chernobyl, a fairly large pack of dogs have made a nest just outside Rostok. The pack outside Rostok is most ferocious and dangerous to take on and the best tactical manouver is to try outrun the pack till you reach Rostok's gates or trying to sneak past the pack when its attention is fixed on something else.

Clear SkyEdit

Except in Limansk and the Chernobyl NPP area, both of which are Monolith controlled territories, blind dogs appear in all territories.

Call of PripyatEdit

Blind dogs can be commonly found throughout all game areas that are not underground. These blind dogs hunt Fleshes and unsuspecting Stalkers, are sometimes found hunting with Pseudodogs, and tend to be the most numerous mutants in a Controller horde.

DevelopmentEdit

Build 1844Edit

Several differently colored variants of Blind dogs appear in the present_military level.

See also Edit

GalleryEdit

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