Cooking effects

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Cooking effects are granted when a player creates a cooked meal, which grants the metabolizing status. The type of effect(s) granted by the meal are controlled by the particular ingredients that are selected when cooking.

  • The Meal Preparation skill allows cooking with up to two selected ingredients.
  • The Spicer skill allows cooking with up to three selected ingredients.
  • The Fasting Way and Mind over Body skills extend the duration of metabolizing and its associated cooking effects.
  • The Carbide Chef skill allows choosing from 3 of the possible random recipe outcomes based on the ingredients you cook with.

Basic and Triggered Effects[edit | edit source]

There are two different types of effects one may gain from a cooked meal.

  • Basic effects: Singular effects that are associated with one ingredient.
    • For example, cooking with Honey.pnghoney can grant the basic effect +3 to saves vs. Disease.
    • A basic effect always occurs when cooking with one ingredient. Multiple basic effects may be granted when cooking with two or more ingredients.
  • Triggered effects: Dual effects that represent the combination of two different ingredients. One of the provided ingredients randomly provides a trigger condition, while the other provides the resulting effect.
    • For example, cooking with Dried lah petals.pngdried lah petals and Freezedried hoarshrooms.pngfreeze-dried hoarshrooms can grant the triggered effect: Whenever you become afraid, you emit a ray of frost per Freezing Hands at level 5-6.
    • A triggered effect has a chance of occurring whenever cooking with two or more ingredients. The game randomly selects which ingredient will provide the trigger condition and which will provide the resulting effect.
    • Not all ingredients are capable of being combined with other ingredients to create a triggered effect. Some ingredients have only basic effects.

Tasty Bonus[edit | edit source]

There is a 10% chance when cooking a meal that it'll give the message "It's tastier than usual." This will give the player one small bonus in addition to the meal effects already given. These can be guaranteed if one of the cooking ingredients is Salt.pngsalt.

Possible Effects
+10% HP
+1 MA
+6% Movement Speed
+3% Quickness
+1 Strength, Intelligence, Willpower, Agility, Toughness, or Ego
+10% to natural healing rate
+1 to hit for melee weapons

Additional Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Canned haveitall.pngcanned Have-It-All is a notable ingredient because it contributes random cooking effects to recipes. It can generate almost any cooking effect that would normally be caused by other ingredients. For more information about the probabilities of obtaining specific effects from canned Have-It-All, refer to its wiki page.
  • To see a full list of cooking effect domains, refer to the Category:Cooking Effects page.

List of Basic Effects and Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Basic EffectCooking DomainPossible Ingredients
+4 AgilityagilityCongealed skulk.pngcongealed skulk
+2 AVarmorClump of compacted bone meal.pngclump of compacted bone meal
Can use Psychometry at level (1-2). If you already have Psychometry, it's enhanced by (3-4) levels.artifactSundried banana.pngsun-dried banana
Can use Burrowing Claws at level 5-6. If you already have Burrowing Claws, it's enhanced by 3-4 levels.burrowingCongealed skulk.pngcongealed skulk
+10-15 Cold ResistcoldFreezedried hoarshrooms.pngfreeze-dried hoarshrooms
Can use Freezing Hands at level 1-2. If you already have Freezing Hands, it's enhanced by 2-3 levels.coldFreezedried hoarshrooms.pngfreeze-dried hoarshrooms
Can use Cryokinesis at level 1-2. If you already have Cryokinesis, it's enhanced by 2-3 levels.coldFreezedried hoarshrooms.pngfreeze-dried hoarshrooms
Can use Ice Breath at level 1-2. If you already have Ice Breath, it's enhanced by 2-3 levels.coldFreezedried hoarshrooms.pngfreeze-dried hoarshrooms
Can use Confusing Breath at level 5. If you already have Confusing Breath, it's enhanced by 5 levels.confusion gas-breathingMazebeard gland paste.pngmazebeard gland paste
Can use Corrosive Breath at level 5. If you already have Corrosive Breath, it's enhanced by 5 levels.corrosive gas-breathingTartbeard gland paste.pngtartbeard gland paste
Can use Quills at level 5-6. If you already have Quills, it's enhanced by 3-4 levels.damage reflectionSpine fruit jam.pngspine fruit jam
Reflect 3-4% damage back at your attackers, rounded up.damage reflectionSpine fruit jam.pngspine fruit jam
+4 DVdarknessCongealed skulk.pngcongealed skulk, Dried vanta petals.pngdried vanta petals
+3 to saves vs. Diseasedisease prevention and curingFermented yuckwheat stem.pngfermented yuckwheat stem
You only get Ill for 1/10th the usual length of time.disease prevention and curingFermented yuckwheat stem.pngfermented yuckwheat stem
Can use Electromagnetic Pulse at level 2-3. If you already have Electromagnetic Pulse, it's enhanced by 3-4 levels.electricSpark tick plasma.pngspark tick plasma
Can use Electrical Generation at level 1-2. If you already have Electrical Generation, it's enhanced by 2-3 levels.electricSpark tick plasma.pngspark tick plasma
+10-15 Electric ResistelectricSpark tick plasma.pngspark tick plasma
+2 MAfearDried lah petals.pngdried lah petals
Can use Intimidate. If you already have Intimidate, gain a +2 bonus on the Ego roll when using Intimidate.fearDried lah petals.pngdried lah petals
Can use Fire Breath at level 5. If you already have Fire Breath, it's enhanced by 5 levels.fire-breathingFlamebeard gland paste.pngflamebeard gland paste
+300 reputation with fungifungusFreezedried hoarshrooms.pngfreeze-dried hoarshrooms, Pickled mushrooms.pngpickled mushrooms
75% chance that itchy skin doesn't develop into a fungal infectionfungusFreezedried hoarshrooms.pngfreeze-dried hoarshrooms, Pickled mushrooms.pngpickled mushrooms
Can use Flaming Hands at level (1-2). If you already have Flaming Hands, it's enhanced by (2-3) levels.heat and fireCongealed blaze.pngcongealed blaze, Cured dawnglider tail.pngcured dawnglider tail, Fire ant gaster paste.pngfire ant gaster paste
Can use Fire Breath at level (1-2). If you already have Fire Breath, it's enhanced by (2-3) levels.heat and fireCongealed blaze.pngcongealed blaze, Cured dawnglider tail.pngcured dawnglider tail, Fire ant gaster paste.pngfire ant gaster paste
Can use Pyrokinesis at level (1-2). If you already have Pyrokinesis, it's enhanced by (2-3) levels.heat and fireCongealed blaze.pngcongealed blaze, Cured dawnglider tail.pngcured dawnglider tail, Fire ant gaster paste.pngfire ant gaster paste
10-15 Heat Resistheat and fireCongealed blaze.pngcongealed blaze, Cured dawnglider tail.pngcured dawnglider tail, Fire ant gaster paste.pngfire ant gaster paste
+10-15% max HPHPBarkbiter jerky.pngbarkbiter jerky, Bear jerky.pngbear jerky, Beetle jerky.pngbeetle jerky, Boar jerky.pngboar jerky, Crab jerky.pngcrab jerky, Croc jerky.pngcroc jerky, Fish jerky.pngfish jerky, Frog jerky.pngfrog jerky, Goat jerky.pnggoat jerky, Scorpiock jerky.pngscorpiock jerky, Worm jerky.pngworm jerky
Can use Ice Breath at level 5. If you already have Ice Breath, it's enhanced by 5 levels.ice-breathingSleetbeard gland paste.pngsleetbeard gland paste
+4 Egolove and loyaltyCongealed love.pngcongealed love
Can use Beguiling at level (1-2). If you already have Beguiling, it's enhanced by (2-3) levels.love and loyaltyCongealed love.pngcongealed love
Can use Normality Breath at level 5. If you already have Normality Breath, it's enhanced by 5 levels.normality gas-breathingNullbeard gland paste.pngnullbeard gland paste
Whenever you take damage, there's a 15-20% chance you start phasing for 8-10 turns.phasingCongealed shade oil.pngcongealed shade oil, Phase silk.pngphase silk
Can use Phasing at level 1-2. If you already have Phasing, it's enhanced by 2-3 levels.phasingCongealed shade oil.pngcongealed shade oil, Phase silk.pngphase silk
Phase effects last twice as long.phasingCongealed shade oil.pngcongealed shade oil, Phase silk.pngphase silk
Can use Poison Breath at level 5. If you already have Poison Breath, it's enhanced by 5 levels.poison gas-breathingGallbeard gland paste.pnggallbeard gland paste
Can use Confusing Breath at level 10. If you already have Confusing Breath, it's enhanced by 10 levels.powerful confusion gas-breathingConcentrated mazebeard gland paste.pngconcentrated mazebeard gland paste
Can use Corrosive Breath at level 10. If you already have Corrosive Breath, it's enhanced by 10 levels.powerful corrosive gas-breathingConcentrated tartbeard gland paste.pngconcentrated tartbeard gland paste
Reflect 15-18% damage back at your attackers, rounded up.powerful damage reflectionMirror dust.pngmirror dust
Can use Fire Breath at level 10. If you already have Fire Breath, it's enhanced by 10 levels.powerful fire-breathingConcentrated flamebeard gland paste.pngconcentrated flamebeard gland paste
Can use Ice Breath at level 10. If you already have Ice Breath, it's enhanced by 10 levels.powerful ice-breathingConcentrated sleetbeard gland paste.pngconcentrated sleetbeard gland paste
Can use Normality Breath at level 10. If you already have Normality Breath, it's enhanced by 10 levels.powerful normality gas-breathingConcentrated nullbeard gland paste.pngconcentrated nullbeard gland paste
Can use Burgeoning at level 7-8. If you already have Burgeoning, it's enhanced by 5-6 levels.powerful plantCrushed grave moss.pngcrushed grave moss
Can use Poison Breath at level 10. If you already have Poison Breath, it's enhanced by 10 levels.powerful poison gas-breathingConcentrated gallbeard gland paste.pngconcentrated gallbeard gland paste
+100% to natural healing ratepowerful regeneration and healingSoul curd.pngsoul curd
Can use Sleep Breath at level 10. If you already have Sleep Breath, it's enhanced by 10 levels.powerful sleep gas-breathingConcentrated dreambeard gland paste.pngconcentrated dreambeard gland paste
Can use Stun Breath at level 10. If you already have Stun Breath, it's enhanced by 10 levels.powerful stun gas-breathingConcentrated stillbeard gland paste.pngconcentrated stillbeard gland paste
+8-12 to saves vs. Bleedingregeneration and healingCongealed salve.pngcongealed salve, Starapple jam.pngstarapple jam
+10-15% to natural healing rateregeneration and healingCongealed salve.pngcongealed salve, Starapple jam.pngstarapple jam
Reveals a secret to you.secretPsychal gland paste.pngpsychal gland paste
Causes your tongue to rot away.self-diseasingBlack ooze.pngblack ooze
Poisons you.self-poisoningBrown sludge.pngbrown sludge, Green goo.pnggreen goo
+10-15 Acid Resistsimple acidAcid.pngacid
Can use Corrosive Gas Generation at level 1-2. If you already have Corrosive Gas Generation, it's enhanced by 2-3 levels.simple acidAcid.pngacid
Can use Corrosive Breath at level 1-2. If you already have Corrosive Breath, it's enhanced by 2-3 levels.simple acidAcid.pngacid
Causes you to multiply 1 to 3 times.simple cloningCloningdraught.pngcloning draught
+10-15 Cold Resistsimple coldCanteen.pngcanteen of convalessence
Can use Freezing Hands at level 1-2. If you already have Freezing Hands, it's enhanced by 2-3 levels.simple coldCanteen.pngcanteen of convalessence
Can use Cryokinesis at level 1-2. If you already have Cryokinesis, it's enhanced by 2-3 levels.simple coldCanteen.pngcanteen of convalessence
Can use Ice Breath at level 1-2. If you already have Ice Breath, it's enhanced by 2-3 levels.simple coldCanteen.pngcanteen of convalessence
+3 to saves vs. Diseasesimple disease preventionHoney.pnghoney
You only get Ill for 1/10th the usual length of time.simple disease preventionHoney.pnghoney
Can use Flaming Hands at level (1-2). If you already have Flaming Hands, it's enhanced by (2-3) levels.simple heat and fireLava.pnglava
Can use Fire Breath at level (1-2). If you already have Fire Breath, it's enhanced by (2-3) levels.simple heat and fireLava.pnglava
Can use Pyrokinesis at level (1-2). If you already have Pyrokinesis, it's enhanced by (2-3) levels.simple heat and fireLava.pnglava
10-15 Heat Resistsimple heat and fireLava.pnglava
+4-5 Quicknesssimple QuicknessCider.pngcider
+8-12 to saves vs. Bleedingsimple regeneration and healingCanteen.pngcanteen of convalessence
+10-15% to natural healing ratesimple regeneration and healingCanteen.pngcanteen of convalessence
+6 to saves vs. forced movement effectssimple stabilityAsphalt.pngasphalt
Guaranteed to be tasty if eaten while hungry.simple tasteSalt.pngsalt
+4 Willpowersimple WillpowerNo Results!
Can use Sleep Breath at level 5. If you already have Sleep Breath, it's enhanced by 5 levels.sleep gas-breathingDreambeard gland paste.pngdreambeard gland paste
Can use Slime Glands at level 1.slime-spittingPhial.pngphial of slime
+4 StrengthstrengthCongealed hulk honey.pngcongealed hulk honey
Can use Intimidate. If you already have Intimidate, gain a +2 bonus on the Ego roll when using Intimidate.strengthCongealed hulk honey.pngcongealed hulk honey
Can use Stun Breath at level 5. If you already have Stun Breath, it's enhanced by 5 levels.stun gas-breathingStillbeard gland paste.pngstillbeard gland paste
25% chance to gain +1 Strength, Agility, Toughness, Intelligence, Willpower, and Ego permanently.uncertain attributeDrop of nectar.pngdrop of nectar
+1 AV permanently. Small chance of gravitational collapse.volatile densityPhial.pngphial of neutron flux
You thirst at half rate.water and thirstPickles.pngpickles, Vinewafer sheaf.pngvinewafer sheaf

List of Trigger Conditions and Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Trigger ConditionCooking DomainPossible Ingredients
Whenever you perform a critical hit,...agilityCongealed skulk.pngcongealed skulk
Whenever you suffer a 2X or greater physical penetration,...armorClump of compacted bone meal.pngclump of compacted bone meal
Whenever you identify an artifact,...artifactSundried banana.pngsun-dried banana
Whenever you deal cold damage, there's a 25% chance...coldFreezedried hoarshrooms.pngfreeze-dried hoarshrooms
Whenever you are slowed by cold,...coldFreezedried hoarshrooms.pngfreeze-dried hoarshrooms
Whenever you take damage, there's a 8-10% chance...damage reflectionSpine fruit jam.pngspine fruit jam
Whenever you reflect damage, there's a 50% chance...damage reflectionSpine fruit jam.pngspine fruit jam
Whenever you drink honey,...disease prevention and curingFermented yuckwheat stem.pngfermented yuckwheat stem
Whenever you eat an unfermented yuckwheat stem,...disease prevention and curingFermented yuckwheat stem.pngfermented yuckwheat stem
Whenever you deal electric damage, there's a 25% chance...electricSpark tick plasma.pngspark tick plasma
Whenever you eat a dreadroot tuber or lah petal,...fearDried lah petals.pngdried lah petals
Whenever you become afraid,...fearDried lah petals.pngdried lah petals
Whenever you eat a mushroom,...fungusFreezedried hoarshrooms.pngfreeze-dried hoarshrooms, Pickled mushrooms.pngpickled mushrooms
Whenever you get itchy skin,...fungusFreezedried hoarshrooms.pngfreeze-dried hoarshrooms, Pickled mushrooms.pngpickled mushrooms
Whenever you deal fire damage, there's a 10% chance...heat and fireCongealed blaze.pngcongealed blaze, Cured dawnglider tail.pngcured dawnglider tail, Fire ant gaster paste.pngfire ant gaster paste
Whenever you are set on fire,...heat and fireCongealed blaze.pngcongealed blaze, Cured dawnglider tail.pngcured dawnglider tail, Fire ant gaster paste.pngfire ant gaster paste
Whenever you take damage, there's a 8-10% chance...HPBarkbiter jerky.pngbarkbiter jerky, Bear jerky.pngbear jerky, Beetle jerky.pngbeetle jerky, Boar jerky.pngboar jerky, Crab jerky.pngcrab jerky, Croc jerky.pngcroc jerky, Fish jerky.pngfish jerky, Frog jerky.pngfrog jerky, Goat jerky.pnggoat jerky, Scorpiock jerky.pngscorpiock jerky, Worm jerky.pngworm jerky
Whenever you drop below 20% HP,...HPBarkbiter jerky.pngbarkbiter jerky, Bear jerky.pngbear jerky, Beetle jerky.pngbeetle jerky, Boar jerky.pngboar jerky, Crab jerky.pngcrab jerky, Croc jerky.pngcroc jerky, Fish jerky.pngfish jerky, Frog jerky.pngfrog jerky, Goat jerky.pnggoat jerky, Scorpiock jerky.pngscorpiock jerky, Worm jerky.pngworm jerky
Whenever you gain a new follower,...love and loyaltyCongealed love.pngcongealed love
Whenever you phase in,...phasingCongealed shade oil.pngcongealed shade oil, Phase silk.pngphase silk
Whenever you phase out,...phasingCongealed shade oil.pngcongealed shade oil, Phase silk.pngphase silk
Whenever you take damage, there's a 16-20% chance...powerful damage reflectionMirror dust.pngmirror dust
Whenever you reflect damage, there's a 100% chance...powerful damage reflectionMirror dust.pngmirror dust
Whenever you take damage from a plant,...powerful plantCrushed grave moss.pngcrushed grave moss
Whenever you take damage, there's a 30-40% chance...powerful regeneration and healingSoul curd.pngsoul curd
Whenever you use a salve or ubernostrum injector,...powerful regeneration and healingSoul curd.pngsoul curd
Whenever you take damage, there's a 8-10% chance...regeneration and healingCongealed salve.pngcongealed salve, Starapple jam.pngstarapple jam
Whenever you use a salve or ubernostrum injector,...regeneration and healingCongealed salve.pngcongealed salve, Starapple jam.pngstarapple jam
Whenever you take damage, there's a 12-15% chance...strengthCongealed hulk honey.pngcongealed hulk honey
Whenever you drop below 30% HP,...strengthCongealed hulk honey.pngcongealed hulk honey
Whenever you drink freshwater, there's a 25% chance...water and thirstPickles.pngpickles, Vinewafer sheaf.pngvinewafer sheaf

List of Triggered Effects and Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Triggered EffectCooking DomainPossible Ingredients
...you shank your opponent.agilityCongealed skulk.pngcongealed skulk
...you gain +8 Agility for 50 turns.agilityCongealed skulk.pngcongealed skulk
...you gain +6 AV for 50 turns.armorClump of compacted bone meal.pngclump of compacted bone meal
...you identify all artifacts on the local map.artifactSundried banana.pngsun-dried banana
...you gain 40-50 Cold Resist for 6 hours.coldFreezedried hoarshrooms.pngfreeze-dried hoarshrooms
...you freeze an area per Cryokinesis at level 5-6.coldFreezedried hoarshrooms.pngfreeze-dried hoarshrooms
...you emit a ray of frost per Freezing Hands at level 5-6.coldFreezedried hoarshrooms.pngfreeze-dried hoarshrooms
...you gain 125-175 cold resist for 50 turns.coldFreezedried hoarshrooms.pngfreeze-dried hoarshrooms
...you expel quills per the Quills mutation at level 8-9.damage reflectionSpine fruit jam.pngspine fruit jam
...you reflect 100% damage the next time you take damage within 50 turns.damage reflectionSpine fruit jam.pngspine fruit jam
...you can't acquire new diseases for 6 hours.disease prevention and curingFermented yuckwheat stem.pngfermented yuckwheat stem
...you are cured of an incubating disease with a 25% chance.disease prevention and curingFermented yuckwheat stem.pngfermented yuckwheat stem
...you are cured of the Ill status effect.disease prevention and curingFermented yuckwheat stem.pngfermented yuckwheat stem
...you release an electrical discharge per Electrical Generation at level 5-6.electricSpark tick plasma.pngspark tick plasma
...you release an electromagnetic pulse at level 8-9.electricSpark tick plasma.pngspark tick plasma
...you gain 125-175 Electric Resist for 50 turns.electricSpark tick plasma.pngspark tick plasma
...you gain 40-50 Electric Resist for 6 hours.electricSpark tick plasma.pngspark tick plasma
...you become immune to fear for 6 hours.fearDried lah petals.pngdried lah petals
...you intimidate creatures around you.fearDried lah petals.pngdried lah petals
...you are immune to fungal spores for 6 hours.fungusFreezedried hoarshrooms.pngfreeze-dried hoarshrooms, Pickled mushrooms.pngpickled mushrooms
...you gain 40-50 Heat Resist for 6 hours.heat and fireCongealed blaze.pngcongealed blaze, Cured dawnglider tail.pngcured dawnglider tail, Fire ant gaster paste.pngfire ant gaster paste
...you emit a ray of flame per Flaming Hands at level 5-6.heat and fireCongealed blaze.pngcongealed blaze, Cured dawnglider tail.pngcured dawnglider tail, Fire ant gaster paste.pngfire ant gaster paste
...you gain 125-175 Heat Resist for 50 turns.heat and fireCongealed blaze.pngcongealed blaze, Cured dawnglider tail.pngcured dawnglider tail, Fire ant gaster paste.pngfire ant gaster paste
...you heal to full 15% of the time.HPBarkbiter jerky.pngbarkbiter jerky, Bear jerky.pngbear jerky, Beetle jerky.pngbeetle jerky, Boar jerky.pngboar jerky, Crab jerky.pngcrab jerky, Croc jerky.pngcroc jerky, Fish jerky.pngfish jerky, Frog jerky.pngfrog jerky, Goat jerky.pnggoat jerky, Scorpiock jerky.pngscorpiock jerky, Worm jerky.pngworm jerky
...you get +30-40% max HP for 1 hour.HPBarkbiter jerky.pngbarkbiter jerky, Bear jerky.pngbear jerky, Beetle jerky.pngbeetle jerky, Boar jerky.pngboar jerky, Crab jerky.pngcrab jerky, Croc jerky.pngcroc jerky, Fish jerky.pngfish jerky, Frog jerky.pngfrog jerky, Goat jerky.pnggoat jerky, Scorpiock jerky.pngscorpiock jerky, Worm jerky.pngworm jerky
...you beguile a creature at per Beguiling at level 7-8.love and loyaltyCongealed love.pngcongealed love
...you can't be phased for 2 hours.phasingCongealed shade oil.pngcongealed shade oil, Phase silk.pngphase silk
...you phase out for 20 turns.phasingCongealed shade oil.pngcongealed shade oil, Phase silk.pngphase silk
...you reflect 100% damage the next 3 times you take damage within 50 turns.powerful damage reflectionMirror dust.pngmirror dust
...you cause plants to spontaneously grow in a random nearby area.powerful plantCrushed grave moss.pngcrushed grave moss
...you heal 40-50 HP.powerful regeneration and healingSoul curd.pngsoul curd
...all of your negative status effects are removed.powerful regeneration and healingSoul curd.pngsoul curd
...you heal 15-20 HP.regeneration and healingCongealed salve.pngcongealed salve, Starapple jam.pngstarapple jam
...one of your negative status effects is removed at random.regeneration and healingCongealed salve.pngcongealed salve, Starapple jam.pngstarapple jam
...you stop bleeding.regeneration and healingCongealed salve.pngcongealed salve, Starapple jam.pngstarapple jam
...you have a 50% chance to Dismember or Slam your opponent.strengthCongealed hulk honey.pngcongealed hulk honey
...you gain +8 Strength for 50 turns.strengthCongealed hulk honey.pngcongealed hulk honey
...you don't thirst for the next 12 hours.water and thirstPickles.pngpickles, Vinewafer sheaf.pngvinewafer sheaf