Mindscrew

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Mindscrew

Mindscrew

Inflicts continuous pain on the user. Mindscrews are used by some authorities as a long-term punishment. Some even install them voluntarily as a demonstration of ideological or religious devotion.


Base Stats

Type
Medical ItemsBody Parts
HP
50
Market Value
210 Silver.png
Mass
4 kg
Flammability
100%

Creation

Crafted At
MachiningTable.png
Skill Required
Crafting 5
Work To Make
15,000 ticks (4.17 mins)
Resources to make
Steel.png 15 + Component.png 5
Technical
thingSetMakerTags
RewardStandardLowFreq
techHediffsTags
PainCauser
tradeTags
ImplantEmpireCommon


The Mindscrew is an implant that permanent gives a pawn that's been implanted with it +20% Pain.

Acquisition

A mindscrew is made with Steel 15 steel, Component 4 components and 15,000 ticks (4.17 mins) of work at the fabrication bench, after the Brain Wiring research is completed. The required techprint can be obtained either by trade or completing quests for the Empire. They require a crafting skill of 5.

Analysis

May be useful on masochists to give a permanent mood boost to them. Note that this also makes them less effective in battle since they collapse earlier from pain and that pain itself will inflict a -4% consciousness penalty as well.

On non-masochist pawns, just the pain from the mindscrew will inflict enough pain to give a -10 mood penalty.

On Wimps, it will causes immediate and permanent shock as the pain will instantly reach their pain shock threshold.

Can also be useful on psycasters since they recover from neural heat faster when in pain.

There is also potential synergy with the psychic harmonizer when used on prisoners as psychic harmonizers only affect pawns of the implantee's faction.