Spontaneous Combustion

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Spontaneous Combustion (D)
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Physical defect



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


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cannot be used under
the effects of normality.


Spontaneous Combustion (D)

You spontaneously erupt into flames.

Small chance each round you're in combat that you spontaneously erupt into flames.

Spontaneous Combustion (D) is a physical defect that causes the player to randomly erupt into flames.

When a player with Spontaneous Combustion is close to hostile creatures, there is a 0.2% chance every turn for their temperature to raise 400-700 degrees, causing them to instantly catch on fire.[1]

Advantages & Disadvantages


  • Grants three extra points to use on character creation
  • The chance to combust is very low and can only occur during combat
    • Can defrost the player if they are frozen in combat
  • With high enough heat resistance it is possible to mostly mitigate the effects of the temperature increase, preventing any actual combustion


  • No way to know when the combustion will occur
  • Combusting at an inopportune time can make a bad situation even worse
  • Combusting at low health could potentially kill the player


This information is reliable as of patch
  1. XRL.World.Parts.Mutation.SpontaneousCombustion