Burgeoning

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Burgeoning
Burgeoning mutation.png
Category

Mental

Cost

3

Creation CodeThe letters that represent this
Mutation within a Build Code

db

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

Burgeoning

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

no

Burgeoning

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. If bQudzuOnly is set to true, then only Qudzu.pngqudzu will be summoned regardless of mutation level.

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

Formulas

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

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

Advantages & Disadvantages

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

Advantages

  • 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

Disadvantages

  • Moderate cost at character generation
  • Relatively short range that cannot be increased
  • Summoned plants can occasionally hurt you accidentally