Burrowing Claws

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Burrowing Claws
Burrowing claws.png




Takes up



Flaming Hands, Freezing Hands

Creation Code




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


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).


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.