If you're looking for a Grounded full mutations list, this is everything you need to know. Being an important way of getting nice buffs as you go along, you should learn what mutations are and how they work. Luckily, we have you covered with our list.
In this, we'll go over every mutation in the game right now, as well as the amount of phases it has and what it does. As well as all of this, we go over what mutations are and what you should do to unlock them. Grounded can be a pretty challenging game - you should take all the help you can possibly get.
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Mutations Full List in Grounded
There’s numerous Mutations to find in Grounded, the full list of which we’ve laid out below, including how to get them and what they do. However, some of them also have phases, starting weak and growing in power as you complete certain tasks. We’ll show those phases too, and how to achieve them
|Ant-nihilator||Increases damage to Ants. At Phase 3, decreases damage taken from Ants.||3||Kill 50/100/150 Ants.|
|Apex Predator||Chance to deal stronger poison with Club of the Mother Demon Increased weapon attack speed with Scythe of Blossoms||1||Kill the Mantis|
|Assassin||Increases damage dealt with Daggers.||3||Kill 50/100/200 creatures with Daggers.|
|Barbarian||Increases damage dealt with Clubs.||3||Kill 50/100/200 creatures with Clubs.|
|Blademaster||Sword attacks have a chance to reduce the stamina cost of the next combo of attacks||3||Kill 40/100/200 creatures with a sword|
|Buff Lungs||Increases Stamina.||1||Buy from BURG.L for 5000 Science.|
|Cardio Fan||Increases Stamina Regen speed.||3||Be exhausted 100/250/500 times.|
|Chopper||Increases damage dealt with Axes.||3||Kill 50/100/200 creatures with Axes.|
|Corporate Kickback||Blocked attacks have a chance to trigger an effect that will cause the next melee attack to regenerate some life.||1||Kill Director Schmector|
|Coup de Grass||Makes every attack have a chance to land as a Critical Hit.||1||Find the Four-Leaf Clover landmark (see below).|
|Daredevil||Reduces fall damage.||1||Buy from BURG.L for 5000 Science.|
|Fresh Defense||Decreases damage taken from gas attacks from Stinkbugs, Bombadier beetles and the Haze.||1||Add a Mint Chunk to your inventory.|
|Grass Master||Increases speed of chopping grass.||3||Chop down 50/200/500 Grass Blades.|
|Guard Dog||Extra attack damage during Factional Raids or MIX.Rs.||3||Complete a MIX.R/4 MIX.Rs/6 MIX.Rs|
|Javelineer||Increases damage dealt with Spears.||3||Kill 50/100/200 creatures with Spears.|
|Juicy||Thirst and Hunger depletes slower.||1||Find all 5 Juice Boxes.|
|Lil' Fist||Damage with unarmed attacks is doubled.||1||Kill 50 creatures with unarmed attacks.|
|Mantsterious Stranger||Has a chance to spawn a friendly Mant to fight for you for a short time||1||Kill the Mant|
|Meat Shield||Max health is increased by 20%.||1||Buy from BURG.L for 5000 Science.|
|Merteen||Increases swim speed and Oxygen by 10%.||1||Find 3 Underwater Landmarks.|
|Mithridatism||Player is immune to venom and poison.||1||Survive 5 poisonings with Venom.|
|Mom Genes||Spawns Spiderlings that assist the player in combat.||1||Kill the Hedge Broodmother boss.|
|Natural Explorer||Increases Sprint speed.||3||Find 5/20/50 Landmarks.|
|Parry Master||Refunds stamina on a perfect block, amount increasing with each phase.||3||Perfect block 20/60/100 times|
|Reliable Friend||Increases Revival Speed.||3||Revive Friends 5/15/30 times.|
|Rock Cracker||Increases Rock Bust speed.||3||Bust 25/75/100 Rocks/Harvesting Nodes.|
|Sharpshooter||Increases damage dealt with Bows.||3||Kill 50/100/200 creatures with Bows.|
|Shocking Dismissal||Blocked attacks have a chance to trigger an effect that will turn the next melee attack into an electric AOE shock.||1||Kill the Assistant Manager|
|Smasher||Increases damage dealt with Hammers.||3||Kill 50/100/200 creatures with Hammers.|
|Spicy Safety||Reduces damage taken from smashing and stabbing attacks. This also includes explosive damage.||2||Eat a spicy shard/4 spice shards|
|Trapper PEEP.R||Increases damage dealt when inflicting a Critical Hit||3||Obtain 1/3/5 golden card(s)|
|Truffle Tussle||Unarmed attacks have a chance to create a fungal explosion, damaging anything in its radius. This only occurs when striking a creature.||1||Kill Infected Ladybug in the Haze Lab|
|Whittle Wizard||Minty attacks have a chance to slow targets. Sour attacks have a chance to do more stun to targets. Spicy attacks have a chance to burn targets.||3||Kill 40/100/200 creatures with a candy stave|
How to Equip Mutations
Any Mutations you’ve unlocked can be equipped in the Mutations Tab of the main menu. However, you can only ever have three equipped at once. This isn’t much of a problem when you don’t have many, however, when you unlock more, you should learn to swap between them to better suit whatever challenge you’re up against.
The best mutations will vary according to your situation and what phase of them you’ve unlocked. However, you want to prioritise those you’ll simply get the most use out of, or that are most drastic in terms of change. Mithridatism, Mom Genes, Coup de Grass, Natural Explorer, Cardio Fan and Juicy are all great for general exploration, so if you see the chance to get those, grab them! They might be what makes the difference.
As you might expect, there's a lot to play around with here. You should experiment with as many mutations as you possibly can, until you figure out what works for you. This may take you a little while but here's where the fun of this system comes in.
We can expect new Grounded mutations to arrive as the game continues to see big updates. We have recently been hit with the 1.0 update, signifying a full release. This means that content plans moving forward will be about future DLCs, as opposed to fixes. The team are working on something different.
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