High density

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A typical High Density mutant. Inflatable biceps not included.

The way I see it, everyone has to take a beating sometimes.

High Density is a soak mutation that adds Beat and Bullet soaks. It's also the prequisite for Lithodermis.

Location

HD is in Maas Neotek, at the Medgentech Kiosk. See MK on the map. From there, search and head down. You may run into hepcats in this area, which are dangerous to low-level players; usually, it's possible to run past them.

Effects

This mutation grants:

    +3-5 beat resistance
    +1-4 bullet resistance

Advantages

  • 3-5 beat soak. Beat is a mildly uncommon damage type in PvE (outside of the early game), but does crop up with basilisks and some other mobs. In PvP, beat is much more common, so this soak is medium- to high-value.
    • 3-5 counteracts the negative beat soak from Nimble Fingers and Leapfrog; some players take the mutation specifically for this purpose.
  • 1-4 bullet soak. PvE bullet damage is rare outside of optional areas such as the Skydock and Glowstiller, but in PvP, this is probably the most common damage type in the game. However, when you are facing guns you'll either be armored to the teeth (making 1-4 superfluous), or else caught off-guard without soaks or with elemental damage (in which case 1-4 won't do much), so this is a low- to moderate-value soak.

Disadvantages

High Density has no disadvantages aside from taking up a mutation slot and one of three available soak mutation slots.

Appearance

High Density does not make any changes to a character's appearance.