Ember Tipped Pincers Category: mutations
Ember Tipped Pincers
+20% All Damage
+20% Golden Reptile Spawn Chance
No Maximum Level. Goal: 245

  • Increases Damage granted by mutations to EVERY colour by 20% per level.
  • The very first level when you unlock gives you a double bonus, so you start with 40%
  • Mutation damage adds up into one big bonus, so adding this 20% to an existing bonus of 500% would total 520%.
  • 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 chance to spawn a Golden Reptile by 20% per level.
  • A Golden Reptile refers to the reptiles you defeat on the way to the boss, not the boss itself. Golden Boss is available as a Gene.
  • The base chance to see a Golden Reptile is 2%
  • Getting level 245 (4900%) will make your chance of seeing a Golden Reptile 100%.


Golden Reptiles give you 10x the gold that a normal reptile would, so seeing more of them is never a bad thing - plus your queens like to run along a carpet of gold! While we're here, as a reminder Golden Reptiles have their own mutation that increases their gold (Violet Tipped Pincers) - the "normal reptile" gold that they are based off is not impacted by the normal reptile gold mutation (Cerulean Walkers). See this article for more information on reptile gold drops.

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