Similar to the parasite, this unit spawns from special events rather than spawning at the edges of the map and has a very small life capacity. It moves moderately fast and slows the units that it attacks.

Engagement & Tactics

While the eel is one of the easiest zombies to kill, it can swarm soldiers and severely reduce their movement speed which can make it easier for zombies to surround them. Eel spawn in large groups whenever a Gourmand or Grotesque is killed, which can be a nuisance to any who may be kiting them. Rifle butt and Area of Effect damage will prevent eels from overwhelming soldiers, but should still not be underestimated as a threat.