How do you actually get mutated?
After some discussion in Discord, I really wanted to know for sure. You have a 5% chance per 5 radiated HP to be mutated. That means the best way to farm them is to radiate all your HPs away as fast as possible, heal and repeat.
Emmett Mountain Disposal Site
The guides I looked up to do this recommend you go to Old Mold Quarry. That’s a great spot which has a ton of radiation but I think I found a better one: Emmett Mountain Disposal Site in Savage Divide.
Why? One reason: There’s a decontamination chamber!
In addition to hundreds of barrels of nuclear waste, there’s also a chamber that will allow you to remove rads. This makes the spot easily repeatable and much more farmable than dying over and over or using up RadAway.
The Mutation Farm Process
What you’re going to do is simple. Stand on rads until you almost die or you get a mutation, whichever comes first.
- Enter the Emmett Mountain Disposal Site
- Clear any mobs
- Stand on radioactive barrels
- Get mutation
- Almost die
- Clean yourself in the decontamination chamber
- Repeat step 3
Note that if you get a mutation you don’t like, after you cure it you’ll need to switch instances. I haven’t tested this thoroughly but on initial observation it seems like you can only get one mutation per session.