Nimble Fingers is located in the Sub-Sewers beneath Freedom city, behind the bug queen. Combat builds over 5k total XP rarely have trouble with her, though she does have a special attack. Beyond her, arachnos lurk in the sub-sewers, which are much more dangerous and must be avoided. To reach the mutation tile in the sub-sewers, go north from the entrance, ignore the first turning west, and then keep west while going north.
This mutation grants:
Passive: +1 to Locksmith Passive: +1 to Craft Passive: +2 to Reflexes Passive: -2 to Endurance Passive: - 2-4 to beat protection ability: use Medic skill to destress targets.
- +2 Reflexes. This translates to +1 dodge and (for many but not all builds) +1 to weapon skill, and also contributes to melee weapon speed.
- +1 Craft and Locksmith. These are small but useful buffs for brainy builds, and also assist combat builds with crafting planes endgame.
- Gives the ability to Empath. Massaging someone destresses them, and also gives medic IP. This is not useful, because there are so many better ways to remove stress; it's mostly a flavor function. without a massage table or getting
- Negative 2-4 beat soak. Beat is a very common damage type with brutal crit effects, making this disadvantage dangerous in PvP and against certain mobs, especially junkers. Many nimble-fingered players take High Density to offset this.
- -2 Endurance. Endurance is a strong stat; this reduces a mutant's ability to use drugs safely, use focus, and resist everything from radiation poisoning to knockouts. This also means it's a contentious pick for Fists and Spears; the former will lose a point of skill and the latter will get a zero net gain, though both will find it easier to speedcap their weapons.
- Can't take Ripper. Only fists min-maxers care about this, and even some of them shy away because of Ripper's poor cost-benefit ratio. This also means that Nimble Fingers is incompatible with Abomination.
|Racial Mutations||Abomination • Chromemouth • Chud • Empath • Genetic Purity • Hideous Freak • Vampire • Zombie|
|Focus Mutations||Carrie • Chiller • Fuck Machine • Salamander • Screech • Writhing Smoke|
|Movement Mutations||Leapfrog • Phaser • Clairvoyance|
|Flight • Blink • Medium|
|Soak Mutations||High Density • Firewalker • Rubberskin • Snakeskin • Yeti Skin|
|Lithodermis • Solar Sponge • Silicone Skin • Eelskin • Yeti Fur|
|Miscellaneous Mutations||Billygoat • Bleeder • Bloodhound • Brainslug • Brute Strength • Camelfat • Enigma • Fibrocartilage • Hooligan • Hyperimmune • Iron Liver • Junkrat • Mule • Nimble Fingers • Plant Whisperer • Ripper • Stench • Twitchy Nerves • Superclot • Xray Vision|
|Joke Mutations||Cat Ears • Caucasian • Third Nipple|