Photosynthetic Skin

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Photosynthetic Skin
Category

Physical

Cost

2

ExclusionsOther mutations that cannot be
selected with this mutation

Albino, Carnivorous

Creation CodeThe letters that represent this
Mutation within a Build Code

br

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

PhotosyntheticSkin

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

no

Photosynthetic Skin

You replenish yourself by absorbing sunlight through your hearty green skin.

You can bask in the sunlight instead of eating a meal to gain a special metabolizing effect for (level based) days: +(level based)% to natural healing rate and +(level based) Quickness
While in the sunlight, you accrue starch and lignin that you can use as ingredients in meals you cook (max (level based) servings each).
+200 reputation with roots, trees, vines, and the Consortium of Phyta

Photosynthetic Skin is a physical mutation that allows the player to derive sustenance from the sun.

Photosynthetic Skin grants the "Bask" activated ability, which when used above ground during the day, will fully replenish the player's hunger and grant a metabolizing effect that boosts the player's natural healing rate and Quickness by mutation level-based amounts. Players with Photosynthetic Skin can still cook on Campfire.pngcampfires to satisfy their hunger as normal.

When a player with Photosynthetic Skin is low on food, rather than becoming Famished!, they will become Wilted!, reducing their natural healing rate by 10% and their Quickness by 5.

Every 6 hours (or 300 game ticks) under the sky and during the day, a player with Photosynthetic Skin will generate one serving of starch and lignin, up to a maximum amount determined by mutation level. These items are intended to be used when cooking and cannot be used in meals unless the player has the Meal Preparation skill. They will not be present in the inventory and cannot be interacted with in any way except for when cooking. When used in a meal, starch and lignin will grant the Quickness and regeneration bonus of the "Bask" ability, respectively.

Creatures with Photosynthetic Skin will bleed Sap.pngsap as well as Blood.pngblood, and will take damage from Defoliant.pngdefoliant.

Formulas[edit | edit source]

The following formulas are used to determine bask bonus duration (rounded down), regeneration bonus, Quickness bonus, and max starch/lignin servings (rounded down) based on mutation level.[1]

Bask Bonus Duration
(Level - 1) / 4 + 1
Regeneration Bonus
20 + (Level × 10)
Quickness Bonus
13 + (Level × 2)
Max Servings
(Level - 1) / 4 + 1

Advancement Table[edit | edit source]

Mutation
Level
Bask Bonus
Duration
Regen
Bonus
Quickness
Bonus
Max
Servings
1 1 day +30% +15 1 serving
2 1 day +40% +17 1 serving
3 1 day +50% +19 1 serving
4 1 day +60% +21 1 serving
5 2 days +70% +23 2 servings
6 2 days +80% +25 2 servings
7 2 days +90% +27 2 servings
8 2 days +100% +29 2 servings
9 3 days +110% +31 3 servings
10 3 days +120% +33 3 servings
Mutation
Level
Bask Bonus
Duration
Regen
Bonus
Quickness
Bonus
Max
Servings
11 3 days +130% +35 3 servings
12 3 days +140% +37 3 servings
13 4 days +150% +39 4 servings
14 4 days +160% +41 4 servings
15 4 days +170% +43 4 servings
16 4 days +180% +45 4 servings
17 5 days +190% +47 5 servings
18 5 days +200% +49 5 servings
19 5 days +210% +51 5 servings
20 5 days +220% +53 5 servings
Mutation
Level
Bask Bonus
Duration
Regen
Bonus
Quickness
Bonus
Max
Servings
21 6 days +230% +55 6 servings
22 6 days +240% +57 6 servings
23 6 days +250% +59 6 servings
24 6 days +260% +61 6 servings
25 7 days +270% +63 7 servings
26 7 days +280% +65 7 servings
27 7 days +290% +67 7 servings
28 7 days +300% +69 7 servings
29 8 days +310% +71 8 servings
30 8 days +320% +73 8 servings

Advantages & Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

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

Advantages[edit | edit source]

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

  • Characters with Photosynthetic Skin take high damage from defoliant gas.
  • Basking is only possible during the day and above ground.
  • Basking bonuses are considered cooking effects and are split into 2 ingredients, so it can be hard to use both quickness and healing bonuses alongside other cooking effects.
  • You occasionally get stuck in your sappy blood, making it harder to get away after critical hits
  • Sappy blood can not be used to fuel Biodynamic cell.pngbiodynamic cells

References[edit | edit source]

  1. XRL.World.Parts.Mutation.PhotosyntheticSkin