Clairvoyance allows you to leave your body and travel around the world of HellMOO as a spirit. It also equips you to deal with other Clairvoyants. The mutation adds a bonus of +3 focus. It grants the following commands:
project : Project your consciousness out of your body. Causes you to faint, becoming helpless. return : Return your consciousness to your body. No delay whatsoever. Can be done from any location. scan : Scan the room for clairvoyant projections. See Psi Shimmers for more details. pulse : Give other clairvoyants who are projecting to your location psyblock, potentially forcing them to return involuntarily.
None of these commands cause stress or grant IP. They have no cooldown, although pulsing will also give you psyblock which can nullify your ability to project for a time.
Project causes your body to immediately pass out, allowing your spirit to scout the area. Your body is completely helpless - your gear and cocoons can be stolen, you can be killed, etc.
Travel speed while projected is extremely fast - there is no noticeable delay. You can zoom from one end of Freedom City to the other in an instant if you queue the commands quickly enough and there are no obstructions. Climbing and swimming are both instant. Long travels, such as the distance between Slagtown and the Chemical Plant, is also instant.
However, there are some limitations to this movement. Your ability to see is based on your Focus skill. A focus roll is made for every action - if it's too low, you'll only be able to see nearby exits. If your Focus is too low, you won't even see the room you're currently in, although you can simply look again to see. You cannot enter a room with tin foil on the walls.
You can look at objects, but you cannot examine or peek into them. You may see the contents of open containers, but you have no way of seeing into closed containers. If you're looking for someone to rob, a closed container may be just as big of a cockblock as tin foil.
You may whisper to other players while projected. It's not fun unless you have a shitton of focus because you'll probably fail the focus roll and not hear their response.
When outside, you can go up to project into the sky. From there you can fly around and go down to reach the ground again. This is an easy way to reach far away areas when projecting.
Scan and Pulse
Both of these commands can be used whether you are currently projecting or not.
Scan allows you to search your tile for nearby projections. It will detect projected players and do nothing else. It takes several seconds to perform, but has no cooldown or cost. It will not reveal the name of the player, so make sure you're not psyblocking a corpmate.
Pulse will give you and any other projections around you psyblock. If you have enough psyblock, it will cause you to return if projected and you will be unable to project for a while afterward. Also, Pulse does not tell you if the other player has left or not - there is no message indicating that they have left , and scan will only detect their presence on your tile.
As you travel around projected, you will create psi shimmers. These shimmers are displayed as a blue aura in the area, with messages indicating the strength. Psi shimmers grow stronger as you repeatedly walk through the same area, and gradually grow if you linger in the same spot. They dissipate over time if left alone. If a psi shimmer is allowed to grow to a sufficient size, it will begin to slowly damage nearby projected players. If you die while projected you die for real. Never go AFK while traveling. Additionally, the shimmers seem to give a penalty to Focus rolls when viewing actions - if the blue haze is thick enough, you'll have a hard time just looking at the room you're in. Psi shimmers can be seen by all clairvoyants whether they are projecting or not. Since shimmers are indicative of a nearby projection, a clairvoyant player will easily know when a player is lingering nearby. Take care when spying on other clairvoyants!
Due to changes, clairvoyance no longer gives you the ability to see in the dark, so you will once again need belt lights or rhodopsin implants. It is required to get Medium.