"Unleash balls of energy which bounce once when contacting walls."
―In-game text, Mega Man Maverick Hunter X

Deadstar Hug (デッドスターハグ Deddosutā Hagu) is a Leg-type energy ball weapon that Vile obtains by defeating Armored Armadillo in Mega Man Maverick Hunter X. This weapon is more or less Vile's version of X's Rolling Shield. When equipped, Vile shoots a ball of energy which will roll along the floor and disappear if it hits something. The damage is only moderate, but its range is nearly infinite.

Deadstar Hug is Launch Octopus's weakness, and X takes a considerable amount of damage from this weapon as well.

Defeating Armored Armadillo will Vile not only be rewarded with Deadstar Hug, but he will also be rewarded with Zip Zapper and Territorial Pow as well.

Damage data chart

Damage values in units for Mega Man Maverick Hunter X.

MHX-Icon-Vile-Leg-DeadstarHug.png Deadstar Hug
Boss Damage
Mega Man X 4
Chill Penguin 2
Spark Mandrill 2
Armored Armadillo 2
Launch Octopus 6*
Boomerang Kuwanger 2
Sting Chameleon 2
Storm Eagle 2
Flame Mammoth 2
Bosspider 2
Rangda Bangda 2
Mega Man X 1*
Zero 1
  • Any damage value marked with a "*" means that the weapon will cause a weakness reaction for that boss.
    • In Mega Man X's case, in his second encounter in Sigma Palace, any damage entries marked with a "*" will break through his Rolling Shield.



  • Deadstar Hug's name refers to its appearance somewhat resembling a dead star, also known as a "white dwarf". The ball also "hugs" the ground as it rolls.

See also

Similar weapons