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"No prayers, no words, not even deeds can rightfully honour our protectress; only sacrifice means true loss, and hence, true belief".
The Sacred Barks, 20:1.
Since time immemorial religious rituals have proven themselves to be extremely useful tools for eliminating one's enemies. This one also helps to keep the ticks at bay.
Before dawn the Nest spills forth its wretched brood, ever hungry, hunting for their mother.

Nest flag

The Nest is a first boss biome that is exclusive to the Bad Seed DLC. It is the home of the boss of this area, Mama Tick, as well as the Giant Ticks encountered within the Morass of the Banished.

General information[]

Access and exit[]

The Nest can only be accessed from the Morass of the Banished. Three exits are available after, leading to the Stilt Village, the Fractured Shrines,FF and the Graveyard (requiring the Spider Rune IconSpider Rune).

Level characteristics[]


When 3 Boss Stem Cells are active, Mama Tick will drop 3 guaranteed Scroll Fragments, and when 4/5 Boss Stem Cells are active, she will drop 4 Scroll Fragments.

Enemy tier and gear level scaling[]

Difficulty Normal Hard Very Hard Expert Nightmare/Hell
Gear level V V V VI VIII
Enemy lvl tier 12 15 16 18 21
Enemy Health tier Base 16 20 22 25

Exclusive blueprints[]

Beating Mama Tick will award the following blueprints:

Giant Tick Outfits[]

Beating Mama Tick will also reward the player with one of her outfits. There are 7 Giant Tick outfits, one for each difficulty, one for defeating Mama Tick without taking a single hit and one that can be obtained if a special condition is met. The outfit of the lowest difficulty remaining is always the one that drops, e.g. the Classic outfit will drop on 4 BSC if it hasn't been looted yet. On the other hand, the special outfit has the unique trait of being obtainable at any difficulty as long as a special condition is met. The player must sacrifice the Mushroom Boi! IconMushroom Boi! in a lore room located before leaving the Morass of the Banished.


Mama Tick[]

See the main article for information about Mama Tick.


  • 1.7: Introduced.