Writhing Smoke is located in the Gas Station on the Abandoned Highway. It is relatively easy to get, as the only hostile creatures in the area are low-level rabid dogs.
This mutation grants:
+2 to focus The command
Grants +2 to focus, which is a significant advantage to add to your other focus mutations.is also very useful for escaping enemies and grinding for focus IP, which makes it a decent early mutation for some characters.
None, unless you have really crappy endurance and senses or simply choose to never use the granted ability, then it's just a waste of a mutation slot. At low levels of focus, the ability is borderline useless given its charge time.
Spew Smoke Edit
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When used, the user gains a low amount of stress and makes a focus roll. If successful, the user exhales a cloud of smoke into the room and may briefly stun others in the room (duration of the stun depending on the focus roll). While this cloud is in the room (duration depending on the user's focus roll), one can leave the room without broadcasting a message saying when they exited and in which direction. Spewing while you are being attacked also makes it easier for you to run away from your assailants (but be warned, this causes you to stop attacking, and it can be interrupted). Note that the presence of smoke clouds in the room make it harder to create another smoke cloud successfully, and gas masks may be used to resist the effects of this ability at lower levels of focus. The cloud of smoke also effectively buffs the dodge of everyone within its effect, which is why it's easier to escape.
No changes are made. Lucky you.
Messages broadcasted upon use of:
(initate)<Name> inhales sharply as his/her eyes roll back into his head. (successful) Tendrils of thick black fog erupt from <name>'s mouth like ghostly tentacles swirling as they fill the room with darkness. (failure) <Name> coughs out a thin cloud of greenish vapor. Hm.