Jiyva mutations

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For most species, these mutations can only be acquired as gifts while worshiping Jiyva.

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Offensive

Acidic Bite

Rank Effect Flavor
1 Auxiliary bite attack with 2d4 acid damage. Stacks with Fangs. You have acidic saliva.

Species notes: Yellow draconians gain this mutation at XL14.

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Eyeballs

Rank Effect Flavor
1 +3 to hit. Chance to cause confusion in foes who attack you in melee. Your body is partially covered in golden eyeballs.
2 +5 to hit. Higher chance to cause confusion in foes who attack you in melee. Your body is mostly covered in golden eyeballs.
3 +7 to hit and see invisible. Highest chance to cause confusion in foes who attack you in melee. Your body is completely covered in golden eyeballs.

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Defensive

Gelatinous Body

Rank Effect Flavor
1 +1 AC Your rubbery body absorbs attacks.
2 +1 AC, +1 EV Your pliable body absorbs attacks.
3 +2 AC, +2 EV Your gelatinous body deflects attacks.

Species notes: Octopodes start at rank 1.

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Jelly Missile

Rank Effect Flavor
1 Each time you are injured by a jelly-edible projectile, there is a 50% chance that you will be healed for up to half the damage received. You have a small jelly attached to you that may absorb incoming projectiles.

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Translucent Skin

Rank Effect Flavor
1 no effect. Your skin is partially translucent.
2 Stealth +20. Your skin is mostly translucent.
3 Stealth +40. Your transparent skin reduces the accuracy of your foes.

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General

Jelly Growth

Rank Effect Flavor
1 Detect items in radius 6. You have a small jelly attached to you that senses nearby items.

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Pseudopods

Rank Effect Flavor
1 Auxiliary pseudopod attack. Damage 4. Reduces body armour base AC by 50%. Armour fits poorly on your pseudopods.
2 Auxiliary pseudopod attack. Damage 8. Reduces body armour base AC by 50%. Armour fits poorly on your large pseudopods.
3 Auxiliary pseudopod attack. Damage 12. Reduces body armour base AC by 50%. Armour fits poorly on your massive pseudopods.

The Pseudopods AC penalty functions identically to the Deformed mutation. If you have both, only one AC penalty is applied.

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Tendrils

Rank Effect Flavor
1 20% chance of passively attempting to disarm opponents who strike you with a weapon. Thin tendrils of slime have grown from your body.

Disarm logic: The attacker is disarmed if X > attacker's HD (or the attacker's HD*1.5 for enemies with fighter flag). X is random number between 1 and the player's STR or DEX (whichever is greater).

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History

Tendrils, Jelly Growth, and Jelly Missile were all added in 0.13, while Jelly Spawner was removed.