Physical Mutation: Alter Toxic Weapon

Chris Van Deelen

Alter Toxic Weapon

Type: Physical

Frequency: Rare

Power Score: Yes

Range: Personal / Touch

Duration: 1 attack or saving throw

AI Recognition: None

Damage: See description

Uses: 1 plus power score modifier times per day (minimum of 1)

By physically touching another creature, the mutant is able to alter the toxicity of a toxic attack possessed by itself or another mutant. The mutant has three choices of how to modify a specific toxic attack. First, it can increase or decrease the damage of a toxic attack by 1 point per power score modifier (minimum of 1) up or down. For example, a mutant has an acidic spit that causes 3d6 points of damage. The mutant decides to increase the damage done by the attack and it has a power score modifier of +2. The new attack does 3d6+6 points of damage.

Secondly, the mutant increase the level of a poison or radioactive attack by 1 class level per power score modifier (minimum of 1) up or down. Using the same example as above, the mutant decides to increase the toxicity of another mutant’s dermal poison slime. The original class of poison was 9, but it increases it to 11.

Finally, the mutant can increase or decrease the save against a toxic attack by 1 point per power score modifier (minimum of 1) up or down.

If the mutant is attempting to modify a toxic weapon of an unwilling creature, the target gets a save versus energy attacks to negate any changes.  The downside is that the mutant has to be careful… it could very well be subjected to a toxic attack if the mutant touches something with a dermal toxin (such as dermal poison slime).

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Chris Van Deelen is the creator and contributor to over half of the Wisdom from the Wastelands series, contributor to the Swords of Kos: Hekaton anthology. He also wrote Creatures of the Tropical Wastelands, and 100 Oddities found in a Car. As prolific as he is, Chris Van Deelen continues to write and produce material which will be in publication soon. Not only is he a prolific content creator, he also has a wide selection of fiction and stories! If you like his work, please follow his personal author page on Facebook and on Twitter to keep up with his latest news and game content.