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Ripper is an enemy appearing in Shadow Warrior Classic and its expansions Wanton Destruction and Twin Dragon.


These large gorilla-like creatures are very strong. They will leap at you from long distances or from below. They can cling to walls above you, waiting to drop at any moment. They can also charge at you with full speed to start ripping your flesh.

You will not survive long if they are not dealt with. They also drop a Heart, which can be used as a weapon. They come in two variations - grey and brown. Brown rippers are much bigger and tougher than normal, grey ones.


Rippers are half gorilla, half reptilian creatures with muscular bodies, sharp teeth and claws, and bright red eyes of pure hatred. They come in two variants, the normal (grey) and giant (brown) ones.


Ripper's attack mainly consists of a full on charge at the player, so expect to have close quarters combat. Because of this, it is highly advised to use high damage, high-rate of fire weapons such as the Uzi or Riot Gun (make sure that you use its alternate fire mode). Try gibbing a Ripper for a chance for a Heart to appear.


  • When killed without being gibbed, the Ripper seems to "dodge" a short distance backwards before playing its death animation.
  • If the Ripper manages to kill Lo Wang via scratch attack, it will extract Wang's heart, which can be seen and heard still beating as a "trophy" in the monster's hand.