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=Offensive=
 
=Offensive=
 
===Berserk===
 
===Berserk===
Grants a chance of going [[berserk]] every time you attack. Chance of berserking rises with rank (1%, 3%, 9%), while chance of passing out decreases. [[Clarity]] negates it. Often referred to as "berserkitis".
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{{:Berserk (mutation)}}
{{flavour|1. You tend to lose your temper in combat.<br>2. You often lose your temper in combat.<br>3. You have an uncontrollable temper.}}
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=Defensive=
 
=Defensive=
 
===Deformed===
 
===Deformed===
Reduces AC provided by your body armour by half its base AC. Does not stack with the effects of [[Jiyva]]'s [[Jiyva mutations#Pseudopods|Pseudopods]] mutation. Does not affect AC from any other source (i.e. other equipment, the [[protection]] ego, mutations, etc.), and bonus AC from your [[Armour]] skill is still calculated based on the armour's full base AC. [[Naga]]s and [[Centaur]]s start with this mutation. Races that cannot wear armour ([[draconian]]s, [[felid]]s, and [[octopode]]s) get a unique description.
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{{:Deformed}}
{{flavour|Can wear armour: Armour fits poorly on your unusually shaped body.<br>Cannot wear armour: Your body is misshapen.}}
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===Scream===
 
===Scream===
Causes you to [[t|shout]] periodically, as though you'd pressed the "!" key. Higher ranks mean more shouting and also makes your shouts louder.
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{{:Scream}}
{{flavour|1. You occasionally shout uncontrollably.<br>2. You sometimes yell uncontrollably.<br>3. You frequently scream uncontrollably.}}
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=Movement=
 
=Movement=
 
===Slow===
 
===Slow===
Slows your movement speed by multiplying your current speed score by 1.2 each rank. Does not affect your alternate forms. [[Naga]]s start at rank 2.
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{{:Slow (mutation)}}
{{flavour|1. You cover ground slowly.<br>2. You cover ground very slowly.<br>3. You cover ground extremely slowly.}}
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===Teleport===
 
===Teleport===
Grants [[teleportitis]], similar to a [[ring of teleportation]]. Higher ranks increase frequency and teleport range; level 1 only teleports over short distances while level 2 can go farther and level 3 can be anywhere in the level. An [[amulet of stasis]] negates it and other teleportation, while [[teleport control]] allows it to be controlled at the cost of [[glow]].
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{{:Teleport (mutation)}}
{{flavour|1. Space occasionally distorts in your vicinity.<br>2. Space sometimes distorts in your vicinity.<br>3. Space frequently distorts in your vicinity.}}
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=Perception=
 
=Perception=
 
===Blurry Vision===
 
===Blurry Vision===
Grants a cumulative 20% chance to fail reading a book or scroll per rank. Any rank disables passive scanning for traps.
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{{:Blurry Vision}}
{{flavour|1. Your vision is a little blurry.<br>2. Your vision is quite blurry.<br>3. Your vision is extremely blurry.}}
 
  
 
=Diet=
 
=Diet=
 
===Herbivorous===
 
===Herbivorous===
Each rank increases the [[nutrition]] gained from vegetation while reducing that of meat, including [[chunk]]s. Rank 3 prohibits eating any meat. [[Centaur]]s start at rank 1, and [[Spriggan]]s start at rank 3. This mutation is mutually exclusive with [[Good mutations#Carnivorous|Carnivorous]].
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{{:Herbivorous}}
{{flavour|1. You digest meat inefficiently.<br>2. You digest meat very inefficiently.<br>3. You are a herbivore.}}
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===Fast Metabolism===
 
===Fast Metabolism===
Each rank increases the nutrition cost of all actions by 1. [[Troll]]s start at rank 3 (and also have a further, species-specific hunger cost), while [[centaur]]s and [[ogre]]s start at rank 1.
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{{:Fast Metabolism}}
{{flavour|1. You have a fast metabolism.<br>2. You have a very fast metabolism.<br>3. Your metabolism is lightning-fast.}}
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=General=
 
=General=
 
===Deterioration===
 
===Deterioration===
Causes periodic, temporary stat loss. Higher rank increases frequency. A [[ring of sustain abilities]] will negate this.<br>
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{{:Deterioration}}
Natural recovery from stat loss tends to keep rank 1 in check. Ranks 2 and 3 will eventually kill you via [[stat death]] if allowed to progress unchecked.
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{{flavour|1. Your body is slowly deteriorating.<br>2. Your body is deteriorating.<br>3. Your body is rapidly deteriorating.}}
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===Frail===
 
===Frail===
Each rank reduces max HP by 10%. This mutation is mutually exclusive with Robust.
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{{:Frail}}
{{flavour|1. You are frail.<br>2. You are very frail.<br>3. You are extremely frail.}}
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===Low MP===
 
===Low MP===
Each rank reduces max MP by 10%. This mutation is mutually exclusive with High MP.
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{{:Low MP}}
{{flavour|1. Your magical capacity is low.<br>2. Your magical capacity is very low.<br>3. Your magical capacity is extremely low.}}
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===Reduced Attributes===
 
===Reduced Attributes===
Gives you -2 to an attribute per rank, up to -4 for each. Each of these mutations is mutually exclusive with its Improved Attribute counterpart. (Coded in-game as "Weak", "Dopey", and "Clumsy" for STR, INT, and DEX, respectively.)
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{{:Reduced Attributes}}
{{flavour|You are [very] weak.<br>You are [very] dopey.<br>You are [very] clumsy.}}
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===Slow Healing===
 
===Slow Healing===
Each level of this mutation decreases your [[regeneration rate]] by one third. This effect also affects the recovery rate of stat loss. At level 3, you will be unable the recover HP or attributes naturally. [[Ghoul]]s start at rank 1, [[Deep Dwarf|Deep Dwarves]] start at rank 3. This mutation is mutually exclusive with [[Good mutations#Regeneration|Regeneration]].
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{{:Slow Healing}}
{{flavour|1. You heal slowly.<br>2. You heal very slowly.<br>3. You do not heal naturally.}}
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==See Also==
 
==See Also==
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In [[0.13]] [[#Reduced_Attributes|Reduced Attributes]] was changed to only have two levels, each of which gives you -2 to an attribute.
 
In [[0.13]] [[#Reduced_Attributes|Reduced Attributes]] was changed to only have two levels, each of which gives you -2 to an attribute.
  
[[Category:Intrinsic]]
 
 
[[Category:Mutations]]
 
[[Category:Mutations]]
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[[Category:Bad Mutations]]
 
[[Category:List]]
 
[[Category:List]]

Revision as of 00:26, 21 November 2013

Here is a list of all the bad mutations you can acquire. Although some may have situational uses, they are at best mixed blessings. Any of these can be acquired through any source of bad mutations.

Offensive

Berserk

Rank Effect Flavor
1 1% chance of berserking each time you attack. Reduces chance of passing out afterwards to 3%. You tend to lose your temper in combat.
2 Same, with a 3% chance of berserking and 2% chance of passing out. You often lose your temper in combat.
3 Same, with a 9% chance of berserking and 1.5% chance of passing out. You have an uncontrollable temper.

Often referred to as "berserkitis", Clarity or "Near Starving" hunger negates this.

Formicids are exempt, because their stasis stops them from berserking.

Bad mutation


Defensive

Deformed

Rank Effect Flavor
1 Reduces body armour base AC by half. Armour fits poorly on your strangely shaped body.

Does not stack with Jiyva's Pseudopods mutation. Does not affect AC from any other source (i.e. other equipment, the protection ego, etc.). Bonus AC from your Armour skill is still calculated based on the armour's full base AC.

Species notes: Nagas and Centaurs start with this mutation. Draconians, octopodes and felids cannot gain this mutation as they cannot wear body armour.

Bad mutation


Scream

Rank Effect Flavor
1 Chance to shout when enemies enter line of sight (same noise as tt). You occasionally shout uncontrollably at your foes.
2 Greater chance for louder shouts. You sometimes yell uncontrollably at your foes.
3 Greatest chance for loudest shouts. You frequently scream uncontrollably at your foes.

Bad mutation


Movement

Slow

Rank Effect Flavor
1 Movement delay * 1.2 You cover ground slowly.
2 Movement delay * 1.44 You cover ground very slowly.
3 Movement delay * 1.728 You cover ground extremely slowly.

Does not affect your alternate forms.
Only occurs as a starting mutation, i.e. does not occur randomly.

Species notes: Nagas start at rank 2.

Bad mutation


Teleport

Rank Effect Flavor
1 You are sometimes teleported next to a monster a short distance away from you. You are occasionally teleported next to monsters.
2 More frequent and can be teleported longer distances. You are sometimes teleported next to monsters.
3 Most frequent and can be teleported to anywhere on the floor. You are often teleported next to monsters.

Formicids are exempt, because they cannot teleport.

Bad mutation


Perception

Blurry Vision

Rank Effect Flavor
1 +5 auts to read scrolls. Scrolls take you a little longer to read.
2 +10 auts to read scrolls. Scrolls take you longer to read.
3 +20 auts to read scrolls. Scrolls take you much longer to read.

Note that the normal 10 aut delay to read a scroll still applies. Specifically, reading a scroll involves first the penalty from blurry vision, then the scroll takes effect, then the normal 10 aut delay for reading the scroll occurs.

Prior to 0.16, this mutation gave a 20%/40%/60% chance to fail all attempts to read books or scrolls.

Bad mutation

Diet

Herbivorous

Rank Effect Flavor
1 Chunks inedible, rations provide less nutrition. You are a herbivore.

Species notes: Spriggans start at rank 1.

  • Prior to 0.21, this mutation had three levels.
  • Prior to 0.15, characters could become partially or completely herbivorous through mutations.

Bad mutation


Fast Metabolism

Rank Effect Flavor
1 Nutrition cost of all actions +1 You have a fast metabolism.
2 Nutrition cost of all actions +2 You have a very fast metabolism.
3 Nutrition cost of all actions +3 Your metabolism is lightning-fast.

Species notes: Trolls start at rank 3 (and also have a further, species-specific hunger cost).

Bad mutation


General

Deterioration

Rank Effect Flavor
1 A small chance for stat loss whenever you take damage. Your body sometimes deteriorates on taking damage.
2 Increased chance for stat loss. Your body often deteriorates on taking damage.

Bad mutation


Frail

Rank Effect Flavor
1 Max HP -10% You are frail.
2 Max HP -20% You are very frail.
3 Max HP -30% You are extremely frail.

Bad mutation


Low MP

Rank Effect Flavor
1 Max MP -10% Your magical capacity is low.
2 Max MP -20% Your magical capacity is very low.
3 Max MP -30% Your magical capacity is extremely low.

Bad mutation


Reduced Attributes

Rank Effect Flavor
1 -2 to STR, INT or DEX You are weak
You are dopey.
You are clumsy.
2 -4 to STR, INT or DEX You are very weak
You are very dopey.
You are very clumsy.

While it's possible to gain this mutation multiple times, each attribute is limited to 2 ranks.

Bad mutation


Slow Healing

Rank Effect Flavor
1 No (non-divine) HP regeneration when monsters are in line of sight. You do not regenerate when monsters are visible.

Species notes: Ghouls start at rank 1.

The regeneration spell will not function when this mutation is active, however Trog's Hand will.

  • Prior to 0.20, this mutation was called slow regeneration, and it had 3 ranks: at rank 1, regeneration was slowed when monsters were visible, rank 2 was the current rank 1, and at rank 3 regeneration was completely stopped.
  • Prior to 0.17, this mutation was called slow healing.

Bad mutation


See Also

History

In 0.13 Reduced Attributes was changed to only have two levels, each of which gives you -2 to an attribute.