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A consumable archotech-created device that forms or upgrades a psylink in the user's mind.
The user presses the device over the eyes, where it links to the brain directly and restructures part of it. Afterwards, the device disintegrates into worthless ash.
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- 1 kg
The Psylink neuroformer gives a pawn that's been implanted with it a Psycast level.
By gaining Honor with the Empire faction, one may call a Bestower to the colony to provide a Psylink to a pawn after it ranks up in titles. Alternatively, you may steal the Psylink neuroformer themselves from the Bestower, making your colony an enemy of the Empire.
Psylink neuroformers can also be found as occasional quest rewards. A new quest should appear roughly every 40 days, if no psylink levels have been gained. They can not be acquired through trade (except trade quests) or surgery as they could in past versions.
When used, a psylink neuroformer gives 1 level of psylink to the pawn. This turns a pawn into a psycaster if they weren't already. This increases the neural heat capacity, neural heat regeneration rate, and the level of psycasts available. Upon gaining a new level of psylink, a random psycast will be granted.
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The empire only gives psylink levels to the level "owed" - e.g. if you already have a level 2 psylink, becoming an Acolyte will not increase psylink any further. If you plan on raising a pawn up the royal ranks, you may want to use any spare neuroformers on a different pawn.
The best pawns to give psycasting powers are those with psychic sensitivity boosts, and/or those with trigger-happy (which lowers psycast warmup time). If a pawn has the Natural meditation focus, they can use the anima tree in conjunction with neuroformers with no penalty. Because gathering many neuroformers can take a long time, you may want to combine the anima tree with neuroformers to raise psylink faster.
- Royalty DLC Release - Added as Psychic amplifier
- 1.1.2647 - Renamed from Psychic amplifier to Psylink neuroformer, lore changed, and is no longer the sole method of obtaining psycasts.
- 1.1.2654 - Remove psylink neuroformer from traders (but most still buy it). Neuroformer market value increased from 1200 to 2600.