Scythe Carapace Category: Mutations
Scythe Carapace
+90% Amethyst Damage
+10% Shadow Swarm Duration
No Maximum Level, Goal: 190

  • Increases Amethyst Damage granted by mutations by 90% per level.
  • The very first level when you unlock gives you a double bonus, so you start with 180%
  • Mutation damage adds up into one big bonus, so adding this 90% to an existing bonus of 500% would total 590%.
  • The genes Mutation Infusion multiply this coloured damage by 10% per gene, to a maximum of 110%.
  • The Gene Lab's Mutation Specialization further add to this multiplication by 5% per level, with no maximum,
  • Increases the duration of Shadow Swarm by 10% per level.
  • Default duration is 30 seconds.
  • For "Permanent Shadow Swarm", your goal is level 190 (total cost 265051 DNA + unlock).


Shadow Swarm is your main "let the game play itself" ability, so you want it running as long as possible. When combined with the cooldown mutation - Verdant Wings Pincers - you only need level 190 of this to have "Permanent Shadow Swarm" which is many players' first stops since it is a low bar to reach and the benefits are lovely.

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