Neutron flux

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neutron flux
When on/in other objects/liquids:
neutronic liquid
neutral object
flux-stained object
Vaporizes at


Base temperature


Cooking Effect

volatile density-based effects

Value per dram


Weight per dram






Cleaning factor


Prompt to wade through?


Prompt to drink?




Liquid ID


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neutron flux is an extremely volatile and rare liquid that can normally only be found inside a Phial.pngphial for sale.

Upon eating a meal which uses neutron flux as an ingredient, the player will either gain a permanent +1 to their AV, or they will instantly die. Dying in this way will grant the Starry Demise achievement.

highly entropic beings are the only faction that requires neutron flux as a Water Ritual liquid, although legendary creatures of this faction are unable to spawn normally as of patch

Sources of Neutron flux


Neutron flux is a volatile liquid that, for most actions performed to it, will explode with a force of 15,000, causing ♥10d10+250260-350 (Avg: 305) damage to any creatures, items, or walls caught in the explosion. Dying from a neutron flux explosion will grant an achievement.

Will cause an explosion

  • Drinking neutron flux. This one in particular is Instant death and not a high amount of damage.
  • Pouring neutron flux into a pool of any liquid (including itself)
  • Pouring neutron flux on the ground. wishing for the liquid will also cause it to instantly explode.
  • Pouring neutron flux into any container.

Will not cause an explosion

  • Pouring neutron flux onto yourself (but when the liquid drips onto the ground, it will explode).
  • Using the collect liquid command on a container of neutron flux.
  • Pouring a liquid other than neutron flux into a pool of neutron flux, if one somehow exists.
  • Pouring a liquid other than neutron flux into a container of neutron flux, if one somehow exists.


This section is opinion-based. Your mileage may vary.
  • Neutron flux can be used in a pinch as a very damaging thrown weapon if inside a fragile container like a Glass bottle.pngglass bottle or a Phial.pngphial. However, note that a container shattering is similar to a distant pour, so it will explode if it lands on another liquid, the ground, or drips off the creature that it was poured on.
  • At a commerce value of 1000 per dram, neutron flux is one the more valuable liquids by weight, and the third most valuable item by weight.

RNG prediction

  • When a dram of neutron flux would fail during cooking, a Drop of nectar.pngdrop of nectar will succeed, allowing the player to accurately predict when they should and should not consume a Drop of Nectar for a guaranteed success. This is because when neutron flux is rolled in cooking, the game checks a roll of 10 in 100. When the roll is 10 or under, the check fails, and the neutron flux causes an explosion. Nectar, meanwhile, succeeds if a roll of 25 in 100 is 25 or under. Since the roll is always under 25 when the neutron flux fails, it is possible to go back using Precognition or a Sphynx salt injector.pngsphynx salt injector and roll a Drop of Nectar instead of a neutron flux when it would have failed, guaranteeing you receive the beneficial effects of a Drop of Nectar every time. This strategy may require the player to secure large amounts of neutron flux to guarantee Nectar success, however.