Perks are a large assortment of passive abilities that the player obtains as they descend deeper into the mountain, augmenting the player and their abilities in many ways.

A set of three perks are offered on an altar at the end of each Holy Mountain that the player visits. Upon selecting one, the other two perks disappear.

Perk Rerolling

Perks can be rerolled using the 'perk reroll' structure - resembling a set of weighing scales - located at the exit of the Holy Mountain. This replaces any perks on the altar with a new draw from the pool.

The perk reroll initially costs 200 Gold nugget.png and will double in price every use (200 Gold nugget.png, 400 Gold nugget.png, 800 Gold nugget.png, and so on). Rerolling only affects perks that are currently on the altar and will not spawn new perks if a perk has already been taken. Rerolling will pull from the entire pool of perks, allowing for the possibility of collecting multiple instances of the same perk, aka perk stacking.

Rerolling will not affect the price of previously visited holy mountains; rerolling once raises the price from 200 Gold nugget.png to 400 Gold nugget.png, but the price of all previously visited holy mountains remains 200 Gold nugget.png. For example:

  1. Player has visited two holy mountains (A and B) without claiming a perk. Both holy mountains start at a reroll cost of 200 Gold nugget.png.
  2. Player then rerolls perks in B for 200 Gold nugget.png (cost in B goes up to 400 Gold nugget.png).
  3. Player then goes back to A and is able to reroll for 200 Gold nugget.png (cost in A goes up to 800 Gold nugget.png, but the cost in B remains at 400 Gold nugget.png).

There are various complexities to the local economy, including that it is only possible for a denizen to possess 2.15 billion gold (23 rerolls). However, there are also ways to circumvent some of them.

This content includes possible gameplay spoilers or secrets. Tread carefully.

The player does not have to take any perks during their first visit to each Holy Mountain, and can visit multiple Parallel Worlds. Additionally, the local monetary system only extends to 54 trillion gold, after which it all falls apart!

By visiting at least 38 machines without rolling them, and then looping back to re-visit and roll each of them once, statues will eventually start to display only single-digits. This situation will last for another few hundred rerolls (one reported at "970"), before the machines are fixed back to an unaffordably large amount.

An advanced technique is to blackhole directly downwards from a reroll machine, dropping it out of range of the Holy Mountain. This allows you to save all the reroll machines AND take perks. It speeds up the process a lot, as any perks with a stack limit can be removed from the pool, and you can take extra perks and perk lotteries on the way down the first time. The reroll machine still works from the middle of the biome, if there are perks left above, they will be rerolled, so check those again on the way back as you reroll the machines. If you find a leggy mimic, the perk he drops can be rerolled too if a reroll machine is close enough.

See also: Video guide by Nymphspyre on youtube.

The player does not have to take any perks during their first visit to each Holy Mountain, and can visit multiple Parallel Worlds. Additionally, the local monetary system only extends to 54 trillion gold, after which it all falls apart!

By visiting at least 38 machines without rolling them, and then looping back to re-visit and roll each of them once, statues will eventually start to display only single-digits. This situation will last for another few hundred rerolls (one reported at "970"), before the machines are fixed back to an unaffordably large amount.

An advanced technique is to blackhole directly downwards from a reroll machine, dropping it out of range of the Holy Mountain. This allows you to save all the reroll machines AND take perks. It speeds up the process a lot, as any perks with a stack limit can be removed from the pool, and you can take extra perks and perk lotteries on the way down the first time. The reroll machine still works from the middle of the biome, if there are perks left above, they will be rerolled, so check those again on the way back as you reroll the machines. If you find a leggy mimic, the perk he drops can be rerolled too if a reroll machine is close enough.

See also: Video guide by Nymphspyre on youtube.

Perk Stacking

Many of the perks in Noita, including essences, can be repeatedly stacked by means of going to Parallel Worlds or making use of the reroll altar.Unstackable perks will be removed from the perk pool when picked. Same type of damage immunity perks will not stack as well.(e.g. Oil Blood,Fire immunity)

The effects of stacking varies greatly: For perks such as the essences or Electricity, stacking means adding extra fire rate to the perk. Perks such as Lukki Mutation and Permanent Shield will grant additional length or a copy. Perks such as Stainless Armour and Perk Lottery will logarithmically get more effective, while perks such as Gold Is Forever will have no stacking effect. The full list of stacking effects is yet to be determined.

Normal Perks

Icon Name Message Stacks Notes
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Critical Hit + Increased critical hit chance. Yes Increases critical hit chance all of the player's spells by 10%. Stacks linearly, adding 10% critical hit chance per stack.
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Breathless You can no longer drown, and can move in liquids with ease. Yes You swim faster, and have Immunity to suffocating in liquids, gasses, and even being buried in powders, like snow and coal. You will still be damaged by acid and lava.

If you are polymorphed into a small worm or similar and transform back while inside of a wall, you will not suffocate in the wall.

This affects fall speed as well.

Stacking a couple or more makes movement in liquid even faster than on land.

Anti-synergistic with #Freeze Field, as you will no longer be able to swim in any liquid that can be frozen by it.

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Greed You gain 2x gold per nugget. Yes Stacking doubles the previously collected amount of gold.

For example, stacking twice will grant 4x the gold, and thrice 8x, and so on.

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Trick Greed 4x instead of 2x gold is dropped when death is an accident. Yes Max 5 Methods of achieving "trick kills" include, but are not limited to; killing enemies with physics damage (like from Summon Rock, thrown Emerald Tablets, etc), when enemies burn to death, as well as electric currents running through liquids and metal(such as from Electric Charge). Deaths from material damage (like Poison) will also work.

"Non-projectile" explosions from environmental explosives or explosive chemical reactions (and even a few spells like Dormant Crystal and Unstable Crystal, along with their trigger variants) can also cause trick kills.

Stacks exponentially, i.e. 2 stacks will grant 8x gold, 3 stacks 16x gold etc.

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Gold is Forever Gold nuggets never disappear. No This perk can be incredibly valuable, allowing you to get every bit of gold without needing to rush.

It can cause performance issues in long runs where gold nuggets may pile up.

Gold nuggets can still be destroyed via Luminous Drill and Black Hole.

Synergizes well with perks that provide Blood Money, as you will essentially have healing nuggets of (red) gold around until they're picked up (also letting you defer picking them up if you have full health at that moment).

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Trick Blood Money Blood money is dropped when death is an accident. No All gold nuggets dropped via "trick kills" will heal you small amounts in proportion to the value of each individual nugget. The nuggets will be ruby rather than gold, so it's quite easy to distinguish.

Methods of achieving "trick kills" include, but are not limited to; killing enemies with physics damage (like from Summon Rock, thrown Emerald Tablets, etc), when enemies burn to death, as well as electric currents running through liquids and metal(such as from Electric Charge). Deaths from material damage (like Poison) will also work.

This perk does not stack, however Trick Greed does, and will synergize well with Trick Blood Money, as it will increase the number of blood nuggets dropped.

This perk also synergizes very well with #Gold is Forever preventing the blood nuggets from despawning, and can be left for healing later if need be.

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Exploding Gold Nuggets of gold explode once they expire or are picked up. No The explosion can destroy terrain, but doesn't hurt the player.
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Strong Levitation You can fly 100% longer. Yes Your levitation bar is doubled.

Because it is a direct extension, to recharge your flight to max capacity, you must also wait on the ground for twice as long.

Stacking doubles the levitation bar again with every stack.

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Faster Levitation You levitate 75% faster. Yes Stacking increases levitation speed further.
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Faster Movement Your movement speed is increased. Yes You move about ~40% faster. Stacking increases speed further.
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Low Gravity All creatures, you included, have lower personal gravity. Yes (Currently removed from the game)

Reduces the player's gravity by 40%, making it far easier to remain airborne, and reduces your falling speed.

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High Gravity All creatures, you included, have higher personal gravity. Yes (Currently removed from the game)

Increases the player's gravity by 40%, making it harder to remain airborne and increasing falling speed.

This also increases the speed liquids fall off of you while moving.

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Never Skip Leg Day Your kicks deal extra damage and knockback. Yes Increases kick damage by 60 and greatly increases enemy knockback.

Kicking physical objects (carts, crates, etc) will send them flying.

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Telekinetic Kick You gain new telekinetic powers. No Pressing the kick button now causes objects the player is looking at to hover directly in front of them.

Pressing kick again with a held object launches it in the direction the player is looking.

This may be used to collect gold nuggets from a distance.

Stacking this perk with Never Skip Leg day will allow you to throw objects even harder. Stacking too many will usually cause objects to "skip" past enemies, leaving them unharmed.

You cannot perform normal kicks with Telekinesis, preventing you from kicking powders around, and no longer being able to disarm or damage enemies with direct kicks.

Objects that are grabbed and thrown with Telekinesis will not directly be able to trigger "trick kills", which can make utilizing perks that rely on them (such as Trick Blood Money) more difficult.

You may also use picked up objects to provide you with portable cover, though it may get in the way of your shots.

This perk also synergizes with #Lukki Mutation allowing player to fly by pressing up and using hovering object.

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Repelling Cape Stains drop at a fast rate (when moving). Yes

Max 8

Stains go away much faster while you are moving. This also applies to potions, making the effects they grant much harder to maintain.

Synergizes well with perks that require a clean cape, such as #Invisibility or #Stainless Armour.

Being constantly dry will make you much more likely to be set on fire.

Stacking makes stains fall off even faster. Just two stacks dries stains practically as soon as you exit the liquid.

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Exploding Corpses Enemies explode upon death, but you gain immunity to explosive damage. No Explosions often scatter gold, set off traps, and start fires.

By destroying at least most of the corpse, this perk may lessen the amount of blood and overall clutter.

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Saving Grace If you would die and have more than 1 HP, your HP is set to 1 instead. No Prevents death from a single high-power attack, but is ineffective against rapid damage. Unlike the #Extra Life perk, Saving Grace is reusable, and will recharge after healing above
1 ♥

Saving Grace will not save you while polymorphed.

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Invisibility You're invisible. Stains, casting spells, kicking and taking damage removes the effect temporarily. No Grants the player an infinite Invisiblium effect. Synergizes well with #Repelling Cape.

Having two instances of the perk removes the wait time to go invisible when a stain is removed, but not when you kick or use a wand.

Spells affected by a Boomerang modifier will not arc towards the player while invisible.

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More Blood Blood blood blood. Yes All creatures (including the player) bleed more.

This includes unusual 'blood', such as slime (some monsters such as Turso) or lava (fire-themed enemies such as Stendari) when hurt.

This also affects items that give off material when destroyed, such as oil lamps.

Can synergize well with #Vampirism.

Stacking increases the amount of extra blood.

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All-Seeing Eye You can now see everywhere. No Removes all darkness from the world, revealing the entire screen without needing to see an area first.

Works everywhere, even in places the spell variant would not.

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Levitation Trail Flying leaves a trail of magical sparks that harm passing creatures. Yes Similar to the Barrier spell. The sparks from this perk deal 3 damage each and may linger in the air for approximately 5 seconds.

Sparks spawned by this perk do not damage objects such as explosive barrels.

The sparks are projectiles and are affected by Homing Shots.

Possible bug (confirmation needed): the sparks are able to damage friendly characters or pets such as the Homunculus or Plague Rats, which will cause those characters to retaliate against the player. Because these pets are immune to other attacks by the player, this is probably a bug.

The sparks can collide with the Energy Shield spell and #Permanent Shield perk, causing them to momentarily break and recharge.

You will not create a trail while invisible, however cannot become invisible while the trail is firing. If you wish to utilize the Invisibility perk, you must wait for it to activate before levitating.

Makes becoming polymorphed even more hazardous, as they may damage you and kill you.

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Vampirism You lose 25% maximum health, but can replenish health by drinking blood. Blood doesn't affect satiation level. No Blood can be drank from the world or from a flask, the latter restoring
+4 ♥
per 10% (a single drink).

Health per amount of blood drank is the same whether drank from a flask or the world.

It synergizes well with the #More Blood perk, and any other means of generating more blood from enemies. The #Unlimited Spells perk is also great with Vampirism, since spells which produce blood (such as Materialize Blood) will have unlimited uses.

Anti-synergistic with #Freeze Field, as all blood near you will freeze, and getting blood into a flask will become significantly more difficult. It also pairs poorly with #Exploding Corpses, because you won't be able to dig or blow up corpses for additional blood.

Max health removed is calculated from your current total max health.

Recommended to fill a flask with blood and drink from it, rather than the ground directly as this will prevent you from becoming sick due to accidentally eating rotten meat, and will allow you to 'filter' what you end up drinking, in case other liquids are in the vicinity (especially ones that cause you to throw up like invisiblium and ambrosia, which make collecting blood harder)

Anti-synergistic with #Eat Your Vegetables as blood can no longer be used for that.

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Extra Health (One-off) 50% extra maximum health. Yes Bonus calculated from player's current maximum Health at time the time of acquiring. Does not affect any future changes to max health. May be stacked.

This will not work if Glass Cannon has been taken.

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Stronger Hearts Hearts bestow double the maximum HP. Yes

Max 9

Increases HP gained from Extra Max Health and the rarer Large Extra Max Health pickups. Works by increasing a multiplier for these pickups. The player starts out with a 1x multiplier for these pickups (
+25 ♥
for Extra Max Health,
+50 ♥
for Large Extra Max Health). The first time this perk is picked, the multiplier is increased to 2x (
+50 ♥
for Extra Max Health,
+100 ♥
for Large Extra Max Health). Subsequent stacks increase the multiplier by a further 0.25x (additive), so 5 stacks are needed to achieve a 3x multiplier, and 9 stacks are needed to achieve a 4x multiplier (
+100 ♥
for Extra Max Health,
+200 ♥
for Large Extra Max Health). Additional stacks beyond 9 will have no effect, even if more are spawned in with mods.

This will not have any benefit if Glass Cannon has been taken.

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Glass Cannon Your spells deal 5x damage and have larger blast ranges, but your maximum health is capped to 50. Yes

Max 2

Explosions and blasts caused by the player are 5x larger. If health is below
50 ♥
, it will be set to
50 ♥
. Max health can still be reduced below
50 ♥
via #Vampirism.

Picking up a health increase will give the message: "Health increased by [#] ..but some sort of curse blocked the increase of maximum health!"

The player's maximum HP can still be increased using the Holy Mountain Health Regeneration pickups, but re-applying this perk will reset your max HP to
50 ♥
. Picking up Maximum Health upgrades will not reset the health to
50 ♥

You can only have two copies of Glass Cannon, any additional stacks after that will have no effect.

Glass Cannon has a peculiar interaction with the perk #Living on the Edge when stacked (see details there).

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Living on the Edge When under 25% HP, your spells deal 3x damage. Yes You can stack this perk up to three times. This perk will multiply the last damage multiplier by three, ending up squaring (x9) or even cubing it (x81).

Glass Cannon can stack itself once. When having this perk, the damage can be multiplied once more, but only once.

The exact way the damage gets calculated while having both is complicated, however the most effective combination would be having two Glass Cannon perks first and then adding this perk, as the Glass Cannon perk will nullify any previous instance of this one as long as health is below
25 ♥
, potentially making the output worse.
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Extra Life Upon death you respawn with 100 health. Yes Upon dying, your health is set to
100 ♥

You do not 'respawn' somewhere safe.

You will not be saved from death while polymorphed.

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Worm Attractor Worms of the world come to you. Yes Causes worms to be attracted towards the player's general area.

Seems to increase rate of Jättimato and other worms. Also seems to increase the number of Kalmamato that spawn in the Temple of the Art.

This perk can make getting Worm Blood much easier. It synergizes with #Melee Immunity quite well, allowing you to use the worms to dig through extremely durable materials like temple brickwork without risk of direct harm. However, the ghastly Death Worms (Kalmamato in-game), which deal curse damage, will still be a threat.

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Worm Detractor Worms of the world run from you. ?
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Enemy Radar Detects nearby enemies. No Red circles will appear around you, indicating the distance and direction to nearby enemies.

The larger a marker is, the closer the enemy.

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Wand Radar Detects nearby wands. No Green circles will appear around you, indicating the distance and direction to nearby wands.

The larger a marker is, the closer the wand.

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Fire Immunity You take no damage from fire. No You can no longer be set on fire. Does not prevent damage from lava, fiery explosions, and direct fire attacks like those from Stendari.
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Toxic Immunity You take no damage from toxic sludge and other toxic things. No Prevents the Toxic Sludge stain, causing Toxic Sludge to remove stains instead.

Also prevents damage from Toxic Gas, Toxic Ice, Toxic Rock, and Toxic Gold.

Does not prevent damage from Acid, Frozen Acid, Poison, and/or poison stains.

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Explosion Immunity You take no direct damage from explosions. No Player is still affected by harmful material generated by certain explosions, including fire, toxic sludge, acid, electricity, and/or freezing vapour.
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Melee Immunity You take no damage from close-range enemy attacks. No Can cause many enemies to become completely harmless to the player.

This includes 'tentacle-type' attacks such as the Jättikonna's tongue and the Turso's tentacle.

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Electricity Immunity You take no damage from electric shocks. No This perk may be preferable over the #Electricity perk, which is capable of activating traps and triggering explosives.

Note that many electricity-based spells also deal explosive damage, and so this perk is not sufficient to grant immunity to Lightning Bolt and similar spells.

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Teleportitis Damage is reduced by 20%. Every time you take damage, you teleport away. No Any amount of damage (including damage-over-time effects like fire or toxic sludge) will make player randomly teleport to a random off-screen location. This includes blocked damage, and even healing damage from healing projectiles.

Can teleport into harmful material, such as lava or acid.

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Teleportitis Dodge You teleport a short distance away when an enemy projectile is near. No
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Stainless Armour You take 50% less damage as long as you have no active stain status effect. Yes Synergizes well with #Repelling Cape and #Freeze Field. Stacking halves damage every time.
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Tinker with Wands Everywhere A divine blessing allows you to tinker with wands everywhere. No Enables the editing of wands outside of Holy Mountains.

Allows you to strip away the spells from any wand you find, as well as replace spells with depleted charges with fresh counterparts on a whim.

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No Wand Tinkering Wands cannot be tinkered with, but enemies may drop blood money. No Gives a 6% chance for an enemy to drop blood money instead of normal gold.

Removing wand editing in exchange for enemies sometimes dropping blood money (which heals a small amount when picked up) is a bad play in almost any situation...

...because without wand editing, you will have to rely entirely on a wand you built before receiving the perk, or randomly generated wands found in the game.

If the player has both this perk and the #Tinker with Wands Everywhere perk, the player can edit wands in the Holy Mountain as normal, but not outside of it.

Having multiples of either/both perks does not seem to change this interaction.

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Wand Experimenter Firing newly found and unmodified wands heals you. Yes This perk heals
+69 ♥
per wand over the course of 7 casts with each cast halving the HP healed per use (
+30 ♥
+15 ♥
+9 ♥
+6 ♥
+4 ♥
+3 ♥
+2 ♥

The perk still works even if the new and unedited wand has no spells on it, or has a spell similar to Torch that has no cost or cast effect.

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Bombs Materialized Bomb-like spells can be placed in the ITEMS space in inventory and thrown without a wand. No The TNT, Bomb, Glitter Bomb, Propane Tank and Holy Bomb spells may now occupy item slots.

Spells can still only be moved around the inventory in Holy Mountain, except with #Tinker with Wands Everywhere perk.

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Homing Shots All your spells home towards enemies very slightly. No Static projectiles such as Death Cross, Slime Mist and the sparks of #Levitation Trail will reliably follow targets, while fast projectiles like Magic Arrow will only curve slightly.
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Boomerang Spells Your spells arc towards you, but gain extra speed and deal extra damage. No Be wary of using explosives with this perk. Long-lasting spells, such as Dormant Crystal, can follow you around indefinitely.

Conversely, high-velocity spells like Spark Bolt may curve up or down in an odd manner due to their attraction to you.

This quirk can throw off your aim, so this perk is not recommended for novice players.

The perk adds 15 projectile damage to spells, this can be abused by multicasting spell (if you multicast 2 spells, both gain 30 extra damage).

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Unlimited Spells Most spells are now unlimited. No Does not work for: Black Hole (+ Death Trigger), Heal Projectile, Circle of Vigour, Matter Eater, Mana to Damage, Worm Launcher, Giga Black Hole, Giga Holy Bomb, Touch of Gold, Spells To Nukes, Spells To Black Holes, Spells To Death Crosses, Spells To Magic Missiles, Matosade, Meteorisade, Summon Taikasauva, and The End of Everything.
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Freeze Field Freezes liquids around you. No Extinguishes fires, and freezes most liquids near you, but will not freeze liquids that do not have a frozen material counterpart (like oil or magic potions).

Also gives immunity to fire damage, even to some direct fire attacks like those from a Pikkutulikärpänen. Additionally makes the player virtually immune to Lava and Poison, as those normally extremely dangerous liquids are harmless when frozen.

Synergizes poorly with #More Blood, frequently causing the player to become trapped in their own frozen blood mid-battle. Also removes the ability to gather freezable liquids.

Synergizes well with #Stainless Armour, as fewer liquids will be able to stain you, even preventing your own blood from getting on you (however you may get stuck in your frozen blood, especially if you have #Slime Blood). If you have #Oil Blood, you can prevent getting stuck in ice, as oil will not freeze, however this is anti-synergistic with #Stainless Armour.

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Gas Fire Gases near you ignite automatically. No Will ignite any gas in a decent radius around you.

If you don't yet have Toxic Immunity, this will provide protection against Toxic Gas. Exceptionally useful for its unique ability to protect against Freezing Vapours. This perk will also nullify the risk of suffocating in gas clouds without #Breathless.

While you are normally not likely to catch on fire as a direct result of the gas ignitions, teleporting into gas clouds will likely cause you to catch fire. The player should also be wary of fires which may start as a result of igniting small amounts of common gases in the environment, such as Smoke or Steam.

Note that Cloud, although static and solid to non-physics bodies, is actually a gas, so navigating the Cloudscape with this perk may be difficult.

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Dissolve Powders Sand and other soft, powdery materials dissolve quickly in your presence. No A small radius around the player will instantly destroy things like coal, gunpowder, sand, snow, bone dust, and more.

See the Materials page for more details.

This is especially useful when utilizing the Ground To Sand spell.

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Slime Blood You bleed slime, but slime no longer slows you down and you have higher projectile resistance. Yes Confers 25% projectile resistance, applied directly to the player's current damage multipliers. This effect can stack, and also stacks with other sources of projectile resistance.

Also increases how much the player bleeds (more stacks will further increase the amount bled).

Taking this perk after #Oil Blood will overwrite the material bled by the player, causing them to bleed slime instead of oil, but the player will still retain the increased blood multiplier (which will stack with the one given by Slime Blood) and the fire immunity.

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Oil Blood You bleed fast-burning oil, but are immune to fire. No One of three perks which can grant immunity to fire (the others being #Fire Immunity and #Freeze Field), making it very useful when you don't already have either of the others.

This perk will not make you immune to the slippery effects of oil, which can be a nuisance.

Also increases how much the player bleeds (more stacks will further increase the amount bled).

Taking this perk after #Slime Blood will overwrite the material bled by the player, causing them to bleed oil instead of slime, but the player will still retain the increased blood multiplier (which will stack with the one given by Oil Blood) and the projectile resistance.

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Permanent Shield You gain a small, permanent shield. Yes

Max 5

A small shield will make smaller projectiles bounce off and break after a certain amount of damage. The shield will reappear shortly after breaking.

Stacks with other shield spells for increased protection. Damaging projectiles bounce off of shields, potentially hitting enemies or explosives.

Due to its smaller size, the shield may not always protect you from very high-velocity or large-hitbox projectiles.

The shield is damaged by #Levitation Trail sparks, even though the player is not.

Stacking the perk will result in more layers of shield which must be broken individually, giving several layers of resistance to projectile damage.

The shield can interfere with some spell configurations, e.g. infiniwisps.

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Revenge Explosion You release a magical explosion upon taking damage, and gain 25% resistance against explosions. Yes The perk will trigger on any amount of damage.

Your explosion can activate other explosives and create fires, but will not itself set the player on fire.

The explosion destroys many sources of damage, including Freezing Vapour and other harmful gases, making it a useful alternative to Gas Fire. It can also eliminate Earthquake material, Lava, Acid, some enemy projectiles, etc.

Confers 25% explosion resistance, applied directly to the player's current damage multipliers. This effect can stack, and also stacks with other sources of explosion resistance.

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Revenge Tentacle You summon a monstrous tentacle upon taking damage, and gain 25% resistance against projectiles. Yes Causes a tentacle to emerge from the player and hit anything that damages the player.

This also includes taking damage from various passive sources of damage, like lava or damage-over-time effects, causing the tentacle to sometimes flail randomly.

Confers 25% projectile resistance, applied directly to the player's current damage multipliers. This effect can stack, and also stacks with other sources of projectile resistance.

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Revenge Bullets You return projectiles back to enemies upon taking damage, and gain 20% resistance against projectiles & explosions. Yes The perk has a 'cooldown' of 10 frames, or 1/6th of a second, during which it will not trigger.

The return projectile is not guaranteed to hit, but will be aimed at the enemy which fired the shot (if it is still alive).

The speed of the return projectile is random, typically somewhere around the speed of a Spark Bolt, and the damage of the return projectile is double the damage of the received shot.

Confers 20% projectile and explosion resistance, applied directly to the player's current damage multipliers. This effect can stack, and also stacks with other sources of projectile or explosion resistance.

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Lukki Mutation You grow curious additional limbs that fight for you. Yes

Max 3

Slightly increases movement speed and gives the player unlimited flight, but the player can only fly while at least one limb is touching a solid surface. Good for claustrophobic areas but severely limits your vertical mobility in large open spaces.

The player will gain a burst of speed when surfacing from a liquid , and this can be used to reach higher surfaces. The Faster Levitation perk can similarly increase the vertical reach of the player.

This perk can be stacked multiple times. Stacking increases length of the legs as well as movement speed gained from the perk.

This perk also synergizes with #Telekinetic Kick allowing player to fly by pressing up and using hovering object.

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Plague Rats Enemies that die near you spawn hungry rats to serve your bidding. Yes

Max 5

Rats no longer attempt to harm you, except after friendly fire, due to Berserkium or possibly with the #More Hatred perk.

Plague Rats are much stronger than regular rats but disappear after a while. Good for combating and distracting groups of ground based opponents.

Damage and HP of Plague Rats scales with their Y coordinate, meaning they will be stronger the deeper you are below the mountain.

Additional stacks will cause more rats to spawn with each enemy death.

Collecting #Plague Rats, #Revenge Rats, and #Spontaneous Generation will cause the player sprite to grow a rat tail.

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Feared by Worms Worms run away from you, and worms and lukkis no longer destroy ground while burrowing. No Primarily used to prevent the gods from being angered by Worms and Lukki from destroying the brickwork around the Holy Mountain sanctuaries.

Will also prevent them from destroying items like Emerald Tablets, Chaos Dice, etc.

A major downside to this perk is that you can no longer use Worm/Lukki tunnels as a means of returning to previous areas, and polymorphing into a worm will likely result in getting stuck in the terrain (and suffocating if you don't have #Breathless).

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Projectile Repulsion Field Most projectiles are repulsed by your presence, but you take slightly more projectile damage. Yes You take 26% more damage from projectiles.

Projectile spells you cast fly faster / further as they are repelled from the field, such as Black Holes now going 3x+ the distance.

However, this also causes a very slight variation in their flight pattern from your body, i.e. you'll point straight and it will go slightly up or down.

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Projectile Slower Projectiles near you slow down. Yes Every stack will cause projectiles to decelerate quicker, including the player's.

This can be countered by #Projectile Repulsion Field's projectile acceleration, and even synergizes with Projectile Repulsion Field for increased projectile protection.

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Projectile Repulsion Sector Projectiles that fly into a small sector in front of you get blown away. Yes Behaves as a much stronger version of the #Projectile Repulsion Field.

Goes outward in a cone formation with a repulsion zone behind the barrier, which throws enemy projectiles off course.

Repulsion sector gets stronger with each perk stack.

The player's projectiles will also be affect as they pass the edge of the sector.

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Projectile Eater Projectiles that fly into a small sector behind you disappear. No Stacking has no effect and all projectiles, including the player's, will be consumed by the field.

Does not appear to affect static projectiles.

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Phasing Projectiles seemingly phase through you. Yes Every frame that a projectile in a small radius around you moves slower than a basic Spark Bolt, there is a 50% chance for that projectile to teleport behind you instead of hitting you.

Slower projectiles will be more likely to phase. Does not protect you from your own spells.

Applies to healing projectiles from Hiisi Healers, making them much less effective at healing you when charmed.

Synergizes with #Projectile Repulsion Field and #Projectile Slower, because the field will slow down projectile speeds, giving more opportunities for phasing.

(Hidden stat): Also increases damage taken by projectiles and explosives by 33%.

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Angry Ghost An angry spirit comes to your aid, copying nearby spells and projectiles Yes Spawns a red ghost that follows you around. This ghost will copy and shoot projectiles shot by you, enemies, and traps.

Projectiles fired in this manner do not appear to harm you, although their explosions still can. Additionally, Healing Bolt can heal you if fired by the ghost into water or with Piercing Shot.

The ghost will copy some normally limited spells, such as Black Hole, and will fire using the cast-delay of the currently held wand. Both of these traits can be used to great effect.

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Homunculus Every time you leave a Holy Mountain, a helpful homunculus is summoned. Yes A homunculus will spawn whenever you leave a Holy Mountain for the first time. Triggering the collapse is not necessary and it doesn't matter if you leave towards the bottom or top.

There is no limit to how many homunculi can follow the player at any time. The homunculus attacks with one of 4 different types of projectiles.

Stacking the perk gives Homunculi extra damage, and increases the maximum count of Homunculi you can have.

They will attack any non-player creatures and will teleport to the player if they are separated.

They will drown themselves in liquids even if it would be possible to swim to safety.

They can damage the player. Given their tendency to teleport close to the player they are a hazard for players with little health or close to dangerous environment.

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Electricity You're immune to electric damage but metal and liquids electrify around you constantly. Look out! No Electrified metals and liquids can cause combustion and activation of explosives. Also makes collecting flasks in liquids much harder.

Synergizes well with perks relying on "trick kills" (such as #Trick Blood Money), as enemies killed by the electric current will be considered as such.

Has an anti-synergy with #Teleportitis, as even though the damage from the electric current is blocked, it may still activate Teleportitis, and makes it even harder to control.

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Attract Gold Gold nuggets gravitate towards you. Yes

Max 6

Attracts gold nuggets towards the player and increases in strength the closer it is to the player.

Additional stacks increase the attraction strength and the attraction range.

Does not apply to gold powder.

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Extra Knockback on Spells Your spells knock enemies back more. Yes This perk is likely to cause any enemy to flinch, at the expense of flinging them far away. Useful for fighting melee enemies.

When using weak, but fast spells like Bouncing Burst, you may find yourself disadvantaged by the fact that your aim is thrown off by the enemy's recoiling.

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Concentrated Spells Your spells have lower spread and extra damage, but have increased cast delay. Yes Reduces spread by 25 degrees and increases projectile speed by 20%.

In addition to the direct benefit of more accurate spells, the added recoil can be used as a crude jetpack or jump extender by firing opposite of where you wish to go.

Might slow digging operations, as you will be pushed back from whatever you're digging without careful spell arrangement. Chainsaw wands in particular become a jetpack.

Has a hidden effect which increases damage by 13 points and cast delay by 2 frames (0.03333333 of a second) to each individual projectile or static projectile spell.

Has an anti-synergy with Healing Bolt - the bolt will harm the player for 8 damage. This can be counteracted by Light Shot.

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Low Recoil Recoil caused by your spells is greatly reduced, but your spells fly slightly slower. No Decreases projectile speed by 20%.
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Bouncing Spells Almost all your spells bounce around. No This perk will cause spells like Energy Orb and Magic Missile to no longer immediately detonate on impact with terrain.

As a result, their digging potential becomes greatly hampered.

Increases spell lifetime by 60 frames (1 second) and makes them bounce 3 more times.

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Faster Projectiles Your projectile spells fly faster than before. No Increases projectile speed by 75%.
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Always Cast (One-off) Adds a random spell as "Always Cast" to the equipped wand. Yes A wand can have a maximum of 4 Always Cast slots.

Taking this perk is always a gamble, as many spells can be detrimental as an Always Cast. It is most likely to give you a spell categorized as a Projectile Modifier, with a lower chance of a Projectile or Static Projectile. There is a rare 1/200 chance of a Utility spell being selected.

It will never give you a spell that is categorized as Multicast, Material, or Other. All spells not explicitly stated below will be Tier 6.

This perk is particularly likely to give you Damage Plus, Critical Plus, Homing, Speed Up, Acid Trail, or Slithering Path.

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High Mana, Low Capacity (One-off) Your one (1) currently held wand loses half its capacity, but gains more mana. Yes Increases max mana of the wand between 100-600, up to 20000.

Randomly increases the mana charge speed by 100-300, or multiplies it by 2x to 3.5x, whichever is less. Caps at 20000.

Halves the wand's capacity, rounding down. The exception is if a wand would be left with zero capacity.

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No More Shuffle From now on there are no more shuffling wands. The wands you carry with you turn into non-shufflers too. No All carried wands have shuffle set to 'no'.

All future wands generated will be non-shuffle. Wands that would have been shufflers still have their superior stats.

Does not affect wands that have already generated if they are outside of the loaded area when the perk is picked up. Will also not affect wands that have already been picked up and left on the floor.

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No More Knockback Enemies can't knock you back. No Also prevents you from being knocked out of the air when hit.
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Projectile Duplication Your projectile spells have a chance to duplicate, but you're more vulnerable to projectile damage Yes You have a 50% chance to shoot a projectile spell twice, but you take 25% more damage from projectiles.

Applies to every projectile individually (i.e. a triple multicast of a spell can fire between 3-6 projectiles)

All projectile modifiers apply, including cast and recharge delay, but not mana drain.

Triggers are sometimes ignored, with spells intended to be cast following a trigger or trigger-like effect (e.g. Delayed Spellcast) being cast from the player directly. Avoid picking up this perk if you are using dangerous spells that need to be cast at a distance.

Stacking applies exponentially, the perk applies to the result of all previous stacks. For example, having 3 stacks and a single projectile can result in 1 to 8 (2^3) projectiles.

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Faster Wands (One-off) All four (4) wands you're currently carrying gain a bonus to their cast delay & reload time. Yes Reduces the reload time and cast delay of all held wands by 20% + 5 frames (rounded towards zero) and increases their mana charge speed by 30.

Caps at -0.35s for reload time and cast delay. Can exceed the 20000 mana charge speed limit from High Mana, Low Capacity.

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Extra Wand Capacity (One-off) All four (4) wands you're currently carrying gain 1-3 additional spell slots (to a maximum of 25). Yes Adds 1-3 spell slots to every wand you're carrying, up to a max of 25.
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Extra Perk From now on, you will find an extra perk in every Holy Mountain. Yes

Max 5

Stacking creates additional perk slots. Note that if you previously visited another holy mountain, it will not gain another perk.

Synergizes well with #Perk Lottery, and re-rolling perks.

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Perk Lottery When you pick a perk, there's a 50% chance the others won't disappear. Yes

Max 6

Can also trigger when Perk Lottery itself is first picked.

The effect can be stacked if multiple instances are picked up via perk re-rolling.

If the effect triggers, re-rolling perks will only re-roll the amount of perks remaining on the altar.

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Extra Item in Holy Mountain Additional item in every shop you haven't visited. Yes

Max 5

Wand shops will contain one extra wand, and spell shops will contain two extra spells.
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More Hatred Creatures in the world are more aggressive towards each other. Yes Causes enemies not of the same group (e.g. Hurtta and Haulikkohiisi) to attack each other on sight.

With three stacks, enemies will attack each other regardless of affiliation.

This perk may result in unpredictable and chaotic behavior from groups of enemies as they constantly attack each other, often breaking flasks of potentially hazardous or otherwise valuable magical liquids in the process.

Synergizes with #Gold is Forever, preventing gold being lost by off-screen deaths.

Can cause allies to turn on you.

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More Love Creatures in the world are more friendly to each other. Yes Reduces infighting, such as making most enemies passive to Rats.

Useful for reducing unfavorable situations that result from infighting, such as flasks getting broken, nukes being fired, etc.

Increases "Relation" by 25 per stack (see the More Love and Factions pages for more information).

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Peace with Gods You make peace with your gods. No Applies a permanent charm effect to all Stevari and also prevents the gods from being angered by defiling the Holy Mountain.

However, since you cannot anger the gods, you will not be able to summon Stevari in future Holy Mountains.

This means that aside from any that have already spawned before picking this perk up, the only Stevari you will encounter are from very rare natural spawns in certain areas, or created by The End of Everything.

This also means that you will not be able to use Stevari as a reliable source of gold.

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Kills to Mana Every time an enemy near you dies, you release mana-recharging liquid. No Does not actually produce any permanent liquid. Instead, each enemy death provides the player with a short duration buff that acts similarly to being stained by Concentrated Mana. Multiple kills will provide separate instances of the buff, potentially stacking up to very high levels of mana regen for a short period.
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Pinpointer Your wand arm emits a beam to help with aiming! Yes Your wands emit an orange laser sight, similar to that of a Snipuhiisi.

Has a hidden effect that reduces spread by 20 degrees and increases projectile speed by 40%.

This effect is applied per projectile, so casting multiple at once will have an increased effect.

May be used to cause Black Holes to cover extensive distances by multi-casting a Black Hole with other projectiles.

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Personal Plasma Beam You constantly fire a devastating plasma beam, but you fire spells much slower. Yes While holding a wand, you emit a constant stream of plasma, similar to a miniature version of the plasma beam emitters that are normally found in The Vault.

You will not emit a beam while holding an item. The beam can dig through materials with a durability of 11 or less. This can be useful for getting rid of pools of dangerous liquids, namely Polymorphine, although the process can be rather tedious. The rate of destruction can be increased with more stacks.

The beam will easily break flasks and may set off explosives, so exercise caution. Some spells (such as Acid Ball and Bomb) may be detonated by the beam if it touches them.

It also deals damage to enemies in its path (rate of damage still needs to be measured).

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Close Call You gain additional chance to deal critical hits as long as there are enemies near you. Yes

Max 3

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A Toxic Slime within range, but the Large Bat is outside the range.

If there are any enemies within a very short range (radius=40), you get +20% critical chance applied to each shot. So if you have a 4-cast wand and you shoot 4 spark bolts, each spark bolt gets +80% crit. When enemies are within range, red particles will surround your body.

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Contact Damage Enemies near you take damage; the damage is higher the lower your health gets. No
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Cordyceps Fungal creatures spawn from the corpses of enemies killed by you. No Fungal creatures explode on death, which can potentially damage a player without #Explosion Immunity.

Kills from exploding fungal creatures count as accidental deaths, synergizing well with #Trick Greed and #Trick Blood Money.

Collecting #Cordyceps, #Fungal Colony, and #Fungal Disease will cause the player sprite's head to turn into a mushroom.

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Eat Your Vegetables You gain more damage the more satiated you are, but you start losing health if your stomach is empty. No Also spawns a potion of Hearty Porridge, which when consumed applies the healing buff effect for a percentage-based heal.

To increase satiation (without getting poisoned) you can consume: Blood, Worm Blood, Meat, Hearty Porridge, or Pea Soup.

Has diminishing returns after you pass high enough satiation. Under 1060% the damage added is 0.4*satiation-24. Above 1060% satiation, a logarithmic function kicks in. The function is 1.6*25*(9.549 + ( log( 1+ (((satiation-60)/100)-9)/9 ) * 10)).

Synergizes with #Iron Stomach and #Stainless Armour

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Extra Potion Capacity Potions can contain 80% more liquid, and potions you find will have that much to start with. Yes

Max 3

(Currently removed from the game)
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Fungal Colony Slime near you spontaneously turns into fungal creatures. No Also spawns a potion of Slime when obtained.

Collecting #Cordyceps, #Fungal Colony, and #Fungal Disease will cause the player sprite's head to turn into a mushroom.

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Fungal Disease When near danger, you sprout fungal growths. Yes

Max 3

While within a short distance of an enemy, you emit bursts of spore pods at a rapid rate, similar to Prickly Spore Pod. In some circumstances these will grow into Blue or Weird Fungus after landing.

Collecting #Cordyceps, #Fungal Colony, and #Fungal Disease will cause the player sprite's head to turn into a mushroom.

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Gamble You gain two random perks. Yes Perks produced by Gamble are automatically given to the player.
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Gas Blood You bleed flammable gas instead of blood. No Grants toxic immunity, and lowers your personal gravity a little bit.

Gas Blood is the only blood type perk that does not stain the player, making it synergize very well with Stainless Armor

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Healthy Exploration Every time you visit a new area, you regain 60 health. No This includes areas previously visited before taking this perk.
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Hungry Ghost Summons a happy minion who'll eat enemy projectile every now and then. Yes

Max 5

Gives the "Damage Boost" buff for 4 seconds when a projectile is eaten.
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Item Radar You can sense nearby items. No
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Lukki Minion Summons a lukki minion to your help. No Summons a purple small lukki that follows you around. When on top of an enemy, the foe will take 30 melee damage per second in bursts of 5 damage every 1/6th of a second.
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Mournful Spirit Dying creatures leave behind a spirit that deals damage in a small area. No The spirit does not damage the player.
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Rage-fueled Levitation Killing an enemy makes you replenish some of your levitation power. No
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Revenge Rats When you take damage, there's a chance that you'll spawn a helpful rat minion. No Collecting #Plague Rats, #Revenge Rats, and #Spontaneous Generation will cause the player sprite to grow a rat tail.
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Spontaneous Generation Vomit near you evolves into helpful rat minions No Also spawns a potion of Vomit when obtained.

Collecting #Plague Rats, #Revenge Rats, and #Spontaneous Generation will cause the player sprite to grow a rat tail.

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Summon Sädekivi You gain an artefact that allows you to call the celestial rage. Yes Spawns a Sädekivi
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Iron Stomach You no longer suffer from negative effects of eating. No You can eat materials without damage (e.g. lava and poison), and increase satiation without exploding.

Synergizes with #Eat Your Vegetables.

Anti-synergy with #Vampirism, but only from flasks.

Drinking beserkium won't aggravate enemies.

Since flummoxium's ingestion effect is considered the same effect as its stain effect and is also considered a "negative effect", the stain effect won't affect you either.

Special Perks

These perks are special in that they cannot be found in Holy Mountains, because they are hidden elsewhere.

Icon Name Message Stacks Notes
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Leggy Mutation You grow disturbing looking limbs that fight for you. Yes Dropped by Leggy Mimics (Matkija)

Almost the same effects as Lukki, featuring human-like legs instead of spider legs. Does not hold you in place, instead requires you to constantly levitate.

Curse of Greed! You gain 3x gold, but are terribly cursed! ? You gain more gold, but a curse will haunt you.

Triples the amount of gold that is dropped from enemies, but periodically turns every material or liquid into Greedcursed Rock and Greedcursed Liquid respectively, which damage the player on contact.

Powders, such as coal or gunpowder, will become Greedcursed Liquid.

Spawns a Greed-cursed Crystal inside the Holy Mountain which, when broken, removes the curse completely. Shops visited prior to acquiring the perk will not spawn them. Materials that have already been cursed will not revert to their original state.

Received by picking up the Eternal Wealth in the shrine next to the first branch of the Giant Tree

Has some synergy with Lukki Mutation / Leggy Mutation as the unlimited flight means you may come into contact with it less often.

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Spatial Awareness If you stop for a moment, you can sense your location relative to the Mountain. No If you stand still for about 2 seconds, a white map will appear.

The red dot represents your current location; the triangle is the Mountain (with a number above if the user is in a PW); the 7 larger circles are the 6 Holy Mountains + Laboratory; the smaller circles are the Essences, the Huilu, the Coral & Dark chests; the square is the Nullifying Alter; the green dot is the Friends' room.

See demonstration.

This perk is dropped by Kolmisilmän silmä.

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Moon Radar You can sense lunar energy. No A single white circle will appear around the player, which will always face towards the Moon.

This perk only appears inside the ??? east of the Overgrown Cavern.


Main article: Essences

The Essences are special perks that are not in the normal perk rotation, and instead only spawn in specific locations on the map. Seeking and handling Essences can be quite dangerous.


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