Rogue assault drone.
Mechanoid capable of generating earth-shattering shock waves. Energy shield can be breached with opposite-polarity beam systems. Designed to fight alongside the Luminoth, the Ingsmasher now seeks to destroy them. In close combat, it smashes its energized fists into the earth to send out powerful shock waves, then pulverizes any immobile prey. It will fire salvos of missiles at long-distance quarry. It uses an energy shield in battle that can be adjusted to protect against a variety of beam weapons. The shield can be overloaded by opposite-polarity beams, however, damaging the Ingsmasher in the process.
The robots name came from what it was designed to do by the Luminoth. Kill any ING that invaded the Sanctuary Fortress. As recorded in Luminoth Lore and by U-Mos the mechanisms did excellently and terminated the subjects without question. However after the Luminoths death the ING corrupted the machines and made them slaves. The ING Masher is deadly. It has a large cannon mounted on its shoulder. It was given a special kind of reverse polarity shielding that is great for protection. If the Shields are glowing white the only damaging weapon is the Darkness. Black Shields need Light Power. The huge fists of the mechanism can send shockwaves for many meters around.
Being a robot the only thing the ING Masher needs is power. It also needs to place to go dormant until needed. Special areas inside the Sanctuary Temple fill both these needs. If an ING Masher needs to recharge or is called off the offensive there or power-recharging stations scattered throughout the temple. The ING Masher needs to lock its shielding generators into specially designed slots to support them, than go dormant. In this state power is fully recharged.
If an ING Masher is taken to Dark Aether it can be fully corrupted by ING to create a Dark ING Masher. This mechanism can withstand a high amount of damge and is very durable. It is still currently unknown what types of metals and wire configurations the Luminoth used but they hoped to be replicated to create an ultimate fighting machine. It can detect an opponent from only a few feet away even though it has three large sensors.