Neutron flux

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


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Cooking Effect

volatile density-based effects

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Prompt to wade through?


Prompt to drink?




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Neutron flux is an extremely volatile and rare liquid that can normally only be found inside a phial for sale.

Drinking neutron flux does not return any message.


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 not cause an explosion

Will cause an explosion

  • Drinking neutron flux. This one in particular is instant death and not a high amount of damage.
  • Pouring neutron flux onto a creature (also instant death).
  • 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 from any container other than a powered magnetic bottle into any container other than a powered magnetic bottle.
  • Pouring neutron flux from a powered magnetic bottle into any container other than a phial or waxflab.
  • A magnetic bottle running out of charge while containing neutron flux.
  • Pouring a liquid other than neutron flux into a container of neutron flux, if one somehow exists.
  • Being hit by a soupy sludge with a \neutronic pseudopod (only possible on sludges encountered in the world in places like sultan cults rather than spawned from soup).

Sources of Neutron flux

Uses of Neutron Flux

  • 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. This is treated as a single cooking effect of "+1 AV Permanently. Small chance of Gravitational Collapse." (with the rate of failure being 10%), so the good and bad outcomes cannot be seperated out via making a Carbide Chef recipe.
  • Neutron flux can be used in a pinch as a very damaging thrown weapon if inside a fragile container like a glass bottle or a phial. 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.
  • Highly entropic beings used to require neutron flux as a Water Ritual liquid, but now ask for warm static instead.