Burrowing Claws

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Burrowing Claws
Burrowing claws.png
Category

Physical

Cost

2

Takes up

Hands

Exclusions

Flaming Hands, Freezing Hands

Creation Code

bb

ID

BurrowingClaws

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

no

Burrowing Claws

You bear spade-like claws that can burrow through the earth.

4 successful attacks dig through a wall
Claw penetration bonus: (3 * Level)
+(1-3) AV
Cannot wear gloves
(if prerelease content is enabled):
Can dig passages up or down when outside of combat

Burrowing Claws (the mutation) also grants the creature a pair of Burrowing claws.pngburrowing claws (the item) on their hands.

burrowing claws

Huge spade-like claws as hard as any natural substance (and many unnatural).

Perfect


Advancement Table[edit | edit source]

Mutation Level PV Bonus AV
1 +3 ♦1
2 +6 ♦1
3 +9 ♦1
4 +12 ♦1
5 +15 ♦2
6 +18 ♦2
7 +21 ♦2
8 +24 ♦2
9 +27 ♦3
10 +30 ♦3

Advantages & Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

Advantages[edit | edit source]

  • Allows the player to dig through walls, making exploration of areas with locked doors or tight corridors much easier.
  • If the player has unfinished and prerelease content enabled, they can create staircases when out of combat, allowing for much easier exploration of the underground.
  • Being able to dig through walls gives the player several tactical advantages, such as the ability to create bottlenecks or break line of sight with ranged enemies.
  • Grants 1, 2, or 3 AV depending on the level, which is comparable to Boarskin gloves.pngboar-skin gloves, Steel gauntlets.pngsteel gauntlets, and Carbide gauntlets.pngcarbide gauntlets, respectively, though Burrowing Claws weigh nothing.

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

  • Takes up a hands slot, and the AV does not scale well enough to compensate.
  • Penetration bonus only applies to walls.
  • Prevents the player from taking the Flaming Hands or Freezing Hands mutations.