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Midas' Blood is a colorless mutation which causes the player to gain gold upon losing health.

Details[]

  • Scroll Cap: None
  • Special Effects:
    • When the player gets damaged by any source they receive 3 gold for each hit point lost.
  • Scaling: Does not scale.

History[]

  • 2.8: Introduced.

Notes[]

  • Changes the color of the blood dripping off the Beheaded at low health from red to gold.
  • Links health and gold as resources, allowing lost health to effectively be saved as gold for later use, regardless of whether the damage was taken accidentally or was self-inflected.
  • It is possible to generate more than 100,000 gold from damage alone in a single run, especially on low difficulties, where Health Fountains are abundant.
  • Damage taken while Gold Plating is also active is not converted to gold; however, with insufficient gold to totally negate incoming damage, any remaining damage will be converted to gold.
  • There is a point of convergence at 33+ of any Stat, where Gold Plating negates 1 point of damage for 3 gold and Midas' Blood generates 3 gold per 1 point of damage.
  • Bonus health from Tonic and the health loss from Vampirism are not converted to gold.
  • It is possible to gain significantly more gold from healing damage with unneeded food than from recycling it.
  • Midas Blood can be swapped in temporarily any time the player needs gold, since the earned gold can be used to pay to reset the mutations.
Mutations
Brutality
Killer Instinct Mutation Icon.pngKiller InstinctCombo Mutation Icon.pngComboVengeance Mutation Icon.pngVengeanceMelee Mutation Icon.pngMeleeSadism Mutation Icon.pngSadismremovedOpen Wounds Mutation Icon.pngOpen WoundsTainted Flask Mutation Icon.pngTainted FlaskAdrenaline Mutation Icon.pngAdrenalineFrenzy Mutation Icon.pngFrenzyScheme Mutation Icon.pngSchemeFireworks Technician Mutation Icon.pngFireworks TechnicianremovedInitiative Mutation Icon.pngInitiativePredator Mutation Icon.pngPredatorPorcupack Mutation Icon.pngPorcupack
Tactics
Support Mutation Icon.pngSupportParting Gift Mutation Icon.pngParting GiftTranquility Mutation Icon.pngTranquilityRipper Mutation Icon.pngRipperRanger's Gear Mutation Icon.pngRanger's GearBarbed Tips Mutation Icon.pngBarbed TipsPoint Blank Mutation Icon.pngPoint BlankEfficiency Mutation Icon.pngEfficiencyremovedNetworking Mutation Icon.pngNetworkingCrow's Foot Mutation Icon.pngCrow's FootTactical Retreat Mutation Icon.pngTactical RetreatHunter's Instinct Mutation Icon.pngHunter's InstinctAcrobatipack Mutation Icon.pngAcrobatipack
Survival
Soldier's Resistance Mutation Icon.pngSoldier's ResistanceBerserker Mutation Icon.pngBerserkerBlind Faith Mutation Icon.pngBlind FaithCounterattack Mutation Icon.pngCounterattackWhat Doesn't Kill Me Mutation Icon.pngWhat Doesn't Kill MeNecromancy Mutation Icon.pngNecromancyExtended Healing Mutation Icon.pngExtended HealingGastronomy Mutation Icon.pngGastronomySpite Mutation Icon.pngSpiteFrostbite Mutation Icon.pngFrostbiteHeart of Ice Mutation Icon.pngHeart of IceKill Rhythm Mutation Icon.pngKill RhythmArmadillopack Mutation Icon.pngArmadillopack
Colorless
Ygdar Orus Li Ox Mutation Icon.pngYgdar Orus Li Ox Depleted Mutation Icon.pngYgdar Orus Li OxRecovery Mutation Icon.pngRecoveryEmergency Triage Mutation Icon.pngEmergency TriageVelocity Mutation Icon.pngVelocityDead Inside Mutation Icon.pngDead InsideAlienation Mutation Icon.pngAlienationAcceptance Mutation Icon.pngAcceptanceMasochist Mutation Icon.pngMasochistDisengagement Mutation Icon.pngDisengagementNo Mercy Mutation Icon.pngNo MercyInstinct of the Master of Arms Mutation Icon.pngInstinct of the Master of ArmsAmmo Mutation Icon.pngAmmoGold Plating Mutation Icon.pngGold PlatingGet Rich Quick Mutation Icon.pngGet Rich QuickMidas' Blood Mutation Icon.pngMidas' Blood
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