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Burgeoning mutation.png




Creation CodeThe letters that represent this
Mutation within a Build Code


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


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



You cause plants to spontaneously grow in a nearby area, hindering your enemies.

Range: 8
Area: 3x3 + growth into adjacent tiles
Cooldown: (level based) rounds
+200 reputation with the Consortium of Phyta

Burgeoning is a mental mutation that allows the player to summon allied plants to fight for them.

Using Burgeoning on a non-occluding tile within 8 tiles will spawn plants in a 3x3 radius centered on the chosen tile, with a 20% chance for additional plants to grow in the surrounding tiles. These plants will be allied to the creature who summoned them, and thus hostile to anything that is hostile towards said creature. The plants summoned by Burgeoning can be attacked by the creature who summoned them without fear of retaliation, but will grant no XP when defeated.

What plants are summoned specifically when Burgeoning is used is determined by mutation level. This in turn determines the user's "plant summoning level" from which burgeoned plants can be chosen from.

Summoning Tier

Each plant that can be summoned when Burgeoning is used falls into one or more "tiers". What tier of plants the user's Burgeoning will draw from is determined by mutation level. The formula is:

0 is the lowest possible tier, whereas 9 is the highest possible tier. Each time Burgeoning is used, one plant from the corresponding tier is selected as the "main" plant; 50% of the plants summoned will be the main plant, while the other 50% will be other random plants from the same tier. Mechanimist choraler.pngMechanimist choralers have a special version of Burgeoning that only summons Qudzu.pngqudzu regardless of mutation level.

To see a list of all possible plants and their weights, see Data:PlantSummoning.


The following formulas are used to determine cooldown and plant summoning tier (rounded up) based on mutation level.

115 - 10 × Level
Plant Summoning Tier
(Level/2) + Random(-1, 2)

Note in this case that "Random" designates that a random number between those provided will be factored into the formula. Additionally, if the cooldown formula returns a number less than 5, the cooldown will be set to 5 rounds instead.

Advancement Table

Mutation Level Cooldown Plant Tier
1 105 rounds 0-3
2 95 rounds 0-3
3 85 rounds 1-4
4 75 rounds 1-4
5 65 rounds 2-5
6 55 rounds 2-5
7 45 rounds 3-6
8 35 rounds 3-6
9 25 rounds 4-7
10 15 rounds 4-7

Mutation Level Cooldown Plant Tier
11 5 rounds 5-8
12 5 rounds 5-8
13 5 rounds 6-9
14 5 rounds 6-9
15 5 rounds 7-9
16 5 rounds 7-9
17 5 rounds 8-9
18 5 rounds 8-9
19 5 rounds 9
20 5 rounds 9
Mutation Level Cooldown Plant Tier
21 5 rounds 9
22 5 rounds 9
23 5 rounds 9
24 5 rounds 9
25 5 rounds 9
26 5 rounds 9
27 5 rounds 9
28 5 rounds 9
29 5 rounds 9
30 5 rounds 9

Advantages & Disadvantages

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


  • Allows you to summon allies at a distance to fight for you, letting you avoid direct conflict if needed
    • Allows you to prepare for combat against neutral targets by filling a zone with friendly plants
  • Cooldown rapidly decreases with mutation levels and is decreased further by Willpower
  • Low cost at character generation for a damage dealing mental mutation
  • Livid creeper.pnglivid creepers will follow the user between floors as permanent followers


  • Relatively short range that cannot be increased
  • Many summoned plants are extremely dangerous to user

Creatures with Burgeoning