Electromagnetic Pulse

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Electromagnetic Pulse
Category

Physical

Cost

2

Creation CodeThe letters that represent this
Mutation within a Build Code

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ID?Use this ID to wish for the mutation
(example: mutation:ElectromagneticPulse)

ElectromagneticPulse

Reality DistortingReality distorting mutations
cannot be used under
the effects of normality.

no

Electromagnetic Pulse

You generate an electromagnetic pulse that disables nearby artifacts and machines.

Area: (level based) centered around yourself
Duration: (level based) - (level based) rounds
Cooldown: 200 rounds

Electromagnetic Pulse is a physical mutation that grants the "Emit Pulse" ability, which disables any EMP sensitive objects caught within it's radius (such as artifacts and robots), as well as any EMP sensitive items being carried or wielded by any creatures caught within the radius. This ability, when used by a player, does not affect any items they are carrying.

Formulas[edit | edit source]

The following formulas are used to determine duration based on mutation level.

Duration (Minimum)
4 + Level × 2)
Duration (Maximum)
(13 + Level × 2)

Radius is not determined by a formula. Instead, it is determined based on certain mutation level thresholds:

If Level < 5
2 (5x5)
If 5 ≤ Level < 9
5 (11x11)
If Level ≥ 9
9 (19x19)

Advancement Table[edit | edit source]

Mutation Level Duration Area (Radius)
1 6-15 rounds 5x5 (2)
2 8-17 rounds 5x5 (2)
3 10-19 rounds 5x5 (2)
4 12-21 rounds 5x5 (2)
5 14-23 rounds 11x11 (5)
6 16-25 rounds 11x11 (5)
7 18-27 rounds 11x11 (5)
8 20-29 rounds 11x11 (5)
9 22-31 rounds 19x19 (9)
10 24-33 rounds 19x19 (9)
Mutation Level Duration Area (Radius)
11 26-35 rounds 19x19 (9)
12 28-37 rounds 19x19 (9)
13 30-39 rounds 19x19 (9)
14 32-41 rounds 19x19 (9)
15 34-43 rounds 19x19 (9)
16 36-45 rounds 19x19 (9)
17 38-47 rounds 19x19 (9)
18 40-49 rounds 19x19 (9)
19 42-51 rounds 19x19 (9)
20 44-53 rounds 19x19 (9)
Mutation Level Duration Area (Radius)
21 46-55 rounds 19x19 (9)
22 48-57 rounds 19x19 (9)
23 50-59 rounds 19x19 (9)
24 52-61 rounds 19x19 (9)
25 54-63 rounds 19x19 (9)
26 56-65 rounds 19x19 (9)
27 58-67 rounds 19x19 (9)
28 60-69 rounds 19x19 (9)
29 62-71 rounds 19x19 (9)
30 64-73 rounds 19x19 (9)

Ability Cooldown[edit | edit source]

Electromagnetic Pulse's cooldown (CD) in rounds depends on the user's willpower (WI) attribute:

WICDWICDWICDWICD
927015210211502790
1026016200221402880
1125017190231302970
1224018180241203060
1323019170251103150
1422020160261003240

Advantages & Disadvatages[edit | edit source]

This section is opinion-based. Your mileage may vary.

Advantages[edit | edit source]

  • Can disable robots for a good amount of time at higher levels, allowing its users an easy escape or free hits.
  • Has a fairly large radius at higher levels, allowing its users to affect large numbers of enemies at a time.
  • Has a fairly low cost at character generation.

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

  • Has no effect against organic enemies not using artifacts, making it less useful in the early game.
  • An Emp grenade mk i.pngEMP grenade mk I or its mk II and mk III variants can achieve a similar effect.