What a Hideous Freak is to a normal person, is what an Abomination is to a Freak. A Freak may be a twisted mutant, but still somewhat recognisable as human, an Abomination has been so twisted by radiation that they are little more then a violent degenerate beast.
Abomination is a different kind of Hideous Freak. Compared to the typical freak, they have many new quirks. Due to the requirements and its nature, players taking Abomination often specifically plan for it. To become an Abomination, you must have the mutations Hideous Freak, Ripper, and Fuck Machine.
It's important to note that Abomination is even more of a lifestyle choice than Hideous Freak. It is encouraged to hunt Abominations, and there is even an Abomination killing contract available at Rough Trade (KH) in Slagtown. If you're an Abomination, you can't complain much about griefing, unless it's something like spawn camping. You should be in a respected, powerful corporation, or you may be steamrolled by roleplayers. Abominations obey the law of nature: only the strong survive.
You gain the following natural resistances:
- 4-10 beat
- 6-9 slash
- 4-10 stab
- 8-10 bullet
- 1-4 acid
The following modifiers are also given:
- -2 Brains
- -2 Cool
- +1 Endurance
- +1 Brawn
- +3 Fish
- -2 Pistols
- -2 Rifles
- -6 Persuade
- -4 Focus (The focus boost from Freak is taken away here, but you still gain +3 from senses and endurance buffs)
Message upon receiving
[ Your endurance increased by 1! ] [ Your cool decreased by 2! ] [ Your brains decreased by 2! ] [ Your rifles decreased by 2! ] [ Your pistols decreased by 2! ] [ Your persuade decreased by 6! ] [ Your fish increased by 3! ] [ Your brawn increased by 1! ] [ Your focus decreased by 4! ] [ Your generic addiction resistance increased by 100! ] [ Your radiation sickness resistance increased by 100! ] [ Your suffocation resistance increased by 100! ] [ Your nutrition resistance increased by 80! ] [ Your nanite healing resistance increased by 60! ] [ Your beating resistance increased by 4 - 10! ] [ Your slashing resistance increased by 6 - 9! ] [ Your stabbing resistance increased by 4 - 10! ] [ Your bullets resistance increased by 8 - 10! ] [ Your acid resistance increased by 1 - 3! ] [ You've just received some new commands. ] [ devour <any> : Devour a corpse for sustenance and rapid regeneration. ] [ burrow : Dig a safe burrow in the ground and enter a comfortable rest (logs you off). ]
As with Hideous Freak, there are modifiers which are not numeric:
- Your claws are upgraded, giving them much higher potential slashing damage and adding stabbing damage, as well as irradiation damage.
- You acquire an inability to wear thick armor. Your thickness limit is 4. You cannot stack armor to 15 thickness. Leather armor, Robes of the Lamb, and Deathsheads are among the choice armor for Abominations, if they are going to wear any. Deathsheads, however, are extremely rare, and Robes of the Lamb only drop off of prchr. You are best off hiring a non-Freak to buy you Leather armor, or having someone make it for you. Don't worry too much about armor though, because you get a huge amount of dodge for the soaks you have.
- You acquire the ability , which allows you to eat a human corpse, healing you. The healing properties work like so: at first you get a large initial boost of health, which then peters down. This boost can be as small as 6 and as large as 16. The more corpses you eat, the larger the healing.
- You acquire the command, allowing you to safely log out in outdoor type rooms that are not asphault.
- Your semen also becomes acidic like your blood, allowing you to wank on players or NPCs to weaken them. If you facefuck someone, they will get a chestburster, which will burrow out of the stomach, doing massive damage.
- Anyone in the same room as you who does not have radiation immunity will be irradiated, at about the same rate as a Plutonium Rod, which is relatively slow.
- You cannot get irradiated, thus you cannot get radiation mutations
(Except Red Eyes).(Red Eye pills have been removed).
- You can breathe underwater.
You still cannot breathe in acidic environments such as the Toxic Dump or in parts of the sewers, and the only protective equipment for that is too thick for an Abomination to wear.Freaks, and by extension Abominations, now have 90% toxic resistance so they can stroll around Toxic Dump.
- Drugs do not give you addiction, and you cannot overdose, which means you can have a full dose of drugs all the time. Coke and crank both give addiction, so as an abomination you can safely be on the max dose of each at all times with no complications. Get a pipe to make your smoking a ton faster.
- Nanite healers are only 40% as effective, and food will only fill you 20% as much as it did. Most Abominations go Hyperimmune, which would then render nanite healers completely useless. Healing must be done by devouring humanoids, or by using trauma kits, which is hard enough with the medic and brains penalties of Ripper and Abomination. can also heal 6 at high levels of Focus, taking advantage of your reversed stress gains.
- If you die, your corpse will explode shortly after, causing damage to anyone in the room, as well as covering them in acid blood. Any implants you were wearing will be gone unless you have someone to cut them out immediately on the scene. You cannot be defibbed even if someone is right by you when you die.
- No matter the stars, you'll never clone in jail - whether it's the Panopticon prison or the dreaded Cube. This makes robbing and going on rampages less of a hassle.
- You cannot be medically treated by anyone besides other Hideous Freaks.
- Having screech or mend is incredibly useful, for not just against enemies or healing, but a quick destress.
- Paging people acts as a queue action and will stop you from doing anything for about 5 seconds.
Abominations are most definitely encouraged to be Fists users, due to constantly having Claws and Fangs. Because of this, an Abomination should almost always have maxed out Brawn, as Fists weapons, bar Tesla or Edison Gauntlets, all scale in maximum damage based on Brawn. However, don't neglect technology! While Abominations spawn with a good weapon already, having a non-Freak buy you Jawbreakers can make you even more lethal, as many a victim of these relatively easy to get but powerful weapons will attest to. For PvE it is also possible to have Tesla Gauntlets or Edison Gauntlets crafted for your use; these weapons are slow but deal the rare Electricity damage type in high amounts. Other Fists weapons tend to pale in comparison to your natural one, however. Fists have the advantage of often being one-handed, despite having no parry class, making them an extremely good class for grabbing someone and beating them down.
Should you be planning to make it into the endgame, or even just survive the random attack from Hawthorn, a secondary weapon type is encouraged as an Abomination. The most popular choice is Spears, as having a parry class of ** is extremely useful in combating Hawthorn and other players. For the uninitiated: each weapon has a parry class and may parry weapons of the same class or below it. Thus, a Chainsaw lance wielding Abomination has a parry class of **, allowing it to parry the Shiver Sword, also **, as well as the Crime Stick, which has a parry class of *, and Jawbreakers, which have a parry class of 0. However, the Crime Stick can only parry weapons with the same class or below, meaning they will rely on Dodge when fighting against the Shiver Sword or Assegai user. All weapon choices here were generic, but they serve to illustrate a point: the parry class on a weapon is important, and Spears happen to be ** all around the board. In addition, Spears scale with Brawn as well, being very useful in that regard as an Abomination will have a higher maximum damage than many other Spears users. You may ask yourself- why not just use Spears then? As has been stated, you are preparing for a multitude of situations. Fists weapons have the advantage of, for the most part, being one-handed, especially the ubiquitous Jawbreaker. You will have to unwield your spear of choice to grab, lowering your damage potential which, in a PvP situation, may not be enough to get past armor. For this reason, opponents you wish to grab you will often use Fists against, while opponents you want to parry you will often use Spears against. It pays to be prepared!
However, do not discount the usefulness of clubs! Clubs have their own two-handed weapons with a ** parry class, namely the Combustor Hammer and Piston Hammer, as well as Crime Sticks, which allow you to grab in a similar fashion to Fists, but also have a parry class of *! In addition, unlike Spears, Clubs can break bones, lowering their Brawn and Reflexes. While not many Abominations choose to take this path, clubs should still be considered for its versatility weaponry-wise, and also just for fun!
The hunter of Abominations, Hawthorn is a Chainsaw Lance wielding maniac who chases down Abominations wherever they may go. Hawthorn is characterized as having decent health, good soaks, and a
extremely damaging weapon that is liable to kill you in two or three hits, if not in one hit outright if you suck complete ass. For this reason, many Abominations take Spears as a secondary weapon class to aid them in their fight against Hawthorn, as the Chainsaw Lance has low Hit in comparison to other weapons, making it a bit a lot easier to dodge or parry. However, Hawthorn has a funny tendency to ambush players while they are gymming, fighting against other monsters, or just idling. It is not uncommon for an abom to come back from idling with a broken wristpad at his feet.
His ability to one-shot players has
been noted hilariously exaggerated, as has his high capacity for punishment strength in general. Should you choose to fight him although the Chainsaw Lance is supposed to be slow (it has a very high speedcap dunkass) Hawthorn swings it surprisingly quickly. He also has decently-high skill, enough to parry most some of the attacks you throw at him, so the fight may stall out. Hawthorn does not receive stun from a powerattack very well (you know, like nearly every other NPC), so landing one can easily turn the tide in your favor. His Brawn makes grabbing a risky proposition at best, as he will break out instantly, and you cannot afford to be stunned and unable to parry. Should you win, his Chainsaw Lance may drop for your own use! It is a great weapon that scales extremely well with high Brawn and when you're on enough drugs (which you should be) it gets insanely fast. Clubboms will usually not mind Hawthorn, because he is knocked out rather easily, and they can take his chainsaw lance from him. Whipboms will laugh in Hawthorn's face because his shitty tohit means nothing when you have decent dodge.
While Necropolis becomes a safe haven for regular freaks, it is even more awesome for abominations. You can buy crank from Drucilla in the drug hut, and cocaine from Basil. The sky pirates in northeast Necropolis drop assegais, which are extremely useful for most abominations. The best part about Necropolis is that health almost rains from the sky. The only things that aggro you are the FCEF and sky raiders, so you are safe from most creatures, and zombies are everywhere. What's so special about zombies, you ask? Well, as an abomination, they can't even hurt you, and you can devour them by the truckload. Also, Hawthorn does not enter Necropolis because he is a pansy.
The additional Cool penalty means that you would have to work harder to get a good Sneak score. An abomination is less likely to be able to hang around Freedom City than a normal Freak. It is still possible, however, to make quick runs. While Implants are less appealing, due to the insta-gib nature of an Abomination, they are still a valuable resource if used sparingly.
Because Abominations have an additional Cool penalty, you may have difficulty telling Nick you want the implants put in. In this case, just input "nod nick" and there should be no problems. Nick is racist. Meatwad underneath Weezer is not. He's your only option.
The focus penalty nullifies the direct bonus given by Hideous Freak. However, you still have more focus than normal humans by the fact that you have an additional 4 senses and 2 endurance. That works out to +3 focus as opposed to the +6.5 of a Hideous Freak. Abominations can still reliably Blink, a great mutation to shorten distance, especially with reversed stress gains.
The lesser Brains of an Abomination are made even bigger of a problem by the requirement of Ripper. You will not be competent at many, if any, Brains-based skills.ing can also be a problem for Abominations in both PvE and PvP. If you have high focus, you can utilize to lower your opponent's Brains. You may also want to look into the Hooligan mutation, which increases your resistance to various stuns, including a feint stun, at the cost of 3 focus total. Getting into a frenzy before fighting a high Brains foe may also help change the tide of battle, thanks to the added feint resistance. A high dose of frenzy can be achieved not just via using on a group of enemies, but with the function of the Bleeder mutation as well.
Money for an Abomination is mostly spent on recloning. They aren't going to need to spend as much money on armor like a typical Hideous Freak, but Deathsheads are expensive, should you want them. Money not spent on recloning could be spent towards buying contracts as well as weapons, if you do not specialize in fists. The newer breeds of Abomination, however, tend to actually need money to support their secondary weapon type of choice. Still, Abomination is a great mutation for hoarding money as it is often worry free in regards to thirst, hunger, and stress.
Since only Freaks can treat your medical issues, you should aim for becoming as independent as possible. The Salamander mutation will help a lot with broken bones and healing. Hyperimmune helps with most else. The only times you'd actually need a player to treat you is brain damage or mental illness, and you would need another Freak only to treat brain damage. Since there is a scarcity of freak medics, suicide may be the only solution the majority of the time. However, you can still receive psychoanalysis from humans, so it is still recommended you seek out medical attention to fix mental issues upon respawn.
With the limitations on skin mutations, it is generally recommended that you take High Density or Snakeskin in tandem with Firewalker and Rubberskin, as Abomination does not provide soaks for non-physical damage.
Take advantage of your inability to become addicted! This ability is overlooked by many Abominations, but the rewards are mind boggling. Because you suffer no ill effects from drugs, they make an extremely useful buff with no downsides. The two big drugs from an Abomination to use are Crank, which at max dosages that would kill an average player give +4 Reflex and Endurance, and Coke, which is even more dangerous for a regular player, but gives +5 Reflex and +4 Cool. Scavenge in the Crack Mansion for Rocks of Crank, and have a non-Freak buy you the Coke- you won't regret it.
This is the infamous fine print. Abominations generally have a endurance build and the problem with the current system is that, at higher endurance, your ability to shrug off drugs is crazy high. This means you might be blowing off $30,000 worth of cocaine just to get high. Frustration will be part of your journey as a coked-up junkie abomination.
No. Just no. Endurance isn't that big of a deal when it comes to drugs. Just get crank from Drucilla and a pipe. When you buy cocaine, be sure to get someone to make you crack (Cocaine + baking soda) so you're actually getting a reasonable amount of doses.
You could also purchase custom "abom meals" from players that contain full doses of drugs for a rapid drug bolus. These meals typically doses you with the maximum amount of drugs in a single bite, so maintaining high systemic drug levels is fairly easy.