Crystalline Claws Category: genes
Crystalline Claws
Cost: 5 Gene Points

  • This is a Permanent Genetic Upgrade to the All Damage Genes
  • Adds 20% damage to ALL colours of crab and queen per level.
  • This damage bonus is summed up with the All Damage gene total.
  • The total bonus is then added to the individual colour's bonus to be used in its Gene damage multiplier.
  • Example, if you have 50 All Damage genes (250%) and 5 levels of Crystalline Claws (100%), the total bonus of 350% would be applied to an individual colour. For this example, if your Amethyst Gene Bonus multiplier was 1.5x, adding this would make the Amethyst Gene Bonus equal to 5.0x.

Should I Buy Them?

Our general advice for all of these Gene Lab "Permanent Genetic Upgrades" would be to use the Gene Lab Worksheet to see what might be the best use of your genes. The reason for this is everyone's setup is different, and since all of the Genetic Upgrades cost the same, the 5 points you spend here might be better spent in one of the other upgrades.

That said, of the four upgrades this one is probably third in terms of "bang for your buck" - increasing the gene damage bonus is certainly a good thing, but you probably get more benefit by raising one of the other upgrades first. Your mileage may vary though, which is why we have the worksheet so it can look at your specific picture of mutations, genes, gems, etc and calculate your specific benefit from choosing this upgrade.

The best thing about these upgrades - there are no caps, and the price does not go up as you raise it. All Damage caps out on the Gene Tree at 355%. This upgrade lets you dramatically increase that over time.