Beak

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Beak
Beak mutation.png
Category

Physical

Cost

1

Body LocationThe body part(s) where this
mutation can be located

Face

VariantsThe Customize options that may
be selected for this mutation

Beak, Bill, Rostrum, Frill, Proboscis

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

Beak

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

no

Beak

Your face bears a sightly beak.

+1 Ego
You occasionally peck at your opponents.
+200 reputation with birds

Beak is a mutation that grants one of the following natural equipment variants on the character's face:

The natural body equipment will be seen if nothing is equipped in the Face body slot (similar to how an empty hand has a "fist"). This beak is weightless and provides no ♦AV or ○DV. When the player selects the Beak mutation, they can also Customize it by pressing "C" during character creation to select the variant of beak they would like. The options are: Beak, Bill, Rostrum, Frill, or Proboscis. Mechanically, these variants are identical to each other, but they will alter the name of the natural body equipment in the face slot.

The beak functions as a natural weapon with a 20% chance of being used as an extra weapon when performing a melee attack, but can only be used this way if the face with the beak is not occupied by equipment. Growing extra faces through Two-headed or Chimera will not result in extra beaks.

Beak

Some facial appendages are so sightly, scattering light like the prismatic loam or curving toward geometric bliss. But there are many others.

Perfect

Advantages & Disadvantages

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

Advantages

  • Very low cost at character creation
  • Grants 1 permanent point of Ego
  • Chance to attack with your beak
  • Grants 200 reputation with birds

Disadvantages

  • Cannot be leveled up, as with all 1-cost mutations
  • Beak can only attack if that face does not have something equipped to it

Creatures with Beak

Trivia

This mutation used to be a -1 point physical defect that decreased ego by -1 and took up a face slot. The description was "Your face bears an unsightly beak." Once the mutation was reworked to be positive instead, the beak description was modified to be "sightly".

References

This information is reliable as of patch 2.0.203.39.