Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl
Stalker: Clear Sky
Stalker: Call of Pripyat
Chimera is a hairless cat/dog-like creature, close to the size of an adult lion, with two heads and a broad tail. Chimeras are extremely strong and they’re able to turn a car over alone. They are the most deadly mutant encountered, jumping incredible distances and doing extreme damage. Though physically weaker than the Pseudogiant, the Chimera is considered deadlier due to its extremely fast speeds and aggressiveness.
Their attacks are fairly limited, to a leaping pounce, and a vicious – but very short-ranged – melee attack. The pounce itself isn’t too dangerous compared to its melee, but it temporarily stuns the player, reducing them to a walking pace for a moment. The melee can make quick work of nearly any other mutant in the game – killing them with such force that it tosses the corpses into the air, which is an excellent warning sign that one is about. A player can take anywhere from 25-50% damage from a single slash, meaning heavy armor of some kind is nearly a necessity for surviving an encounter – and Exoskeleton users in particular need to be wary of the Chimera pouncing and combo-attacking them while they’re reduced to a crawl. A Chimera also uses some Hit and Run attacks especially during night, trying to get behind the player’s back and pounce on him and then run off to a distance, to repeat this attack again.