|Unique Trait:||Spawned from Lelanthos|
|Charge on NM:||No|
Broodlings are tiny minions bred by Lelanthos for the specific purpose to attack and ultimately die fighting marines. Where as Lelanthos is a massive, slow, and thickly armored creature, Broodlings are the exact opposite. They are among the smallest and weakest enemies in game but extremely fast.
Killing a Broodling takes only a few hits from any weapon. Weapons like the M45 Marksman Rifle and P-45 Gauss Pistol will always kill them in one hit outright. Some weapons like the Shotgun, XM814 Heavy Machine Gun, or Stinger MK-3 have such a large splash they sometimes kill Broodlings accidentally while engaging the Lelanthos itself.
Overall the creatures typically pose minimal threat. However, Broodlings have a very low threat value and often inflict venom on hits. If not killed, Broodlings will die anyway within a few seconds.
Broodlings are a much larger threat in Survival. The swarm of Lelanthos on round 13 are quite difficult to kill, and are typically ignored until later on in the game. If an unsuspecting player runs into the Lelanthos later on, they can be killed in seconds if swarmed by packs of Broodlings.