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Find a discontinuity in the psychic field and unfold it, releasing a massive amount of psychic energy. Every creature in range but outside of the safe, inner, circle will be driven violently insane. Casting this takes 12 seconds of meditation, and afterwards, the caster will go into a five-day psychic coma. The disturbing neuroquake echoes will inflict pain on everyone for many kilometers around, causing diplomatic consequences with all factions.

Base Stats



Psylink Level
Psyfocus Cost
Neural Heat Gain
Casting Time
70 ticks (1.17 secs)
5.9 tiles
Effect Radius
5.9 tiles
288,000 ticks (80 mins)

Neuroquake is a level 6 psycast that drives pawns insane in its area of effect.


There are two ways to acquire Neuroquake:

  1. A randomly selected level 6 psycast is granted to the psycaster when they gain psylink level 6. Neuroquake is one of the options that may be selected. Note that this occurs regardless of how the psylink level is gained.
  2. Neuroquake can also be acquired from a psytrainer naming it. See the psytrainer page for further details.


If you use neuroquake, everyone in this region will feel the neuroquake echo, you will lose goodwill with every non-hostile faction. Neuroquake takes 12 seconds to cast, and cannot be interrupted. When complete, the caster will fall into a psychic coma for 5 days. Everyone in range except those in a small circle around the caster will be affected.
Do you really want to cast neuroquake?

— Confimation dialogue


  • Neuroquake is a hail-mary-style psycast that is good against a large raid, provided you can protect your psycaster long enough. It is advised to limit all of your pawns, including animals, to the 5 tile radius around the caster, and lock all doors. Reducing psychic sensitivity to reduce coma time no longer is an option in 1.3, as the neuroquake coma no longer scales with a pawns psychic sensitivity. 1.3 also reduced the range from the entire map to a 60-tile radius around the caster.

Version history

  • 1.2.2719 - Added.
  • 1.3.3066 - Neuroquake rebalance: Neuroquake lists duration in the casting warning. Coma duration increased from 3 days -> 5 and no longer scales with psychic sensitivity. The negative moodlet to friendly bystanders applies whether they are conscious or not and is increased from -10 to -12. Casting warmup decreased from 125s -> 12s. Berserk radius decreased from entire map -> 60 tiles.