Alter Self

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Obsolete: This article refers to an aspect of the game which has been removed. It is retained for historical reference only.
Alter Self
Level 7
School1 Transmutation
Casting noise 0
Spell noise 0
This spell causes aberrations to form in the caster's body, leaving the caster in a weakened state (though it was not fatal in and of itself). It may fail to affect those who are already heavily mutated.

Alter Self was a level 7 Transmutations spell which gave you a random mutation, much like eating a fresh mutagenic chunk. This spell also damaged your health, but could not kill you directly. You could not cast this spell if your HP was too low.


This spell is tedious and useless. The best way to use this spell is to go to the temple, cast it, cast Necromutation (so you don't starve), rest and repeat, until you get a decent mutation set.

Alternatively, distill a few mutation potions (gives more than 1 at a time), draw a 'Helix' card (better chance of a good mutation), or worship Jiyva who tends to give good mutations and a way to get rid of bad mutations.


Alter Self was removed in 0.9.