Word of inspiration

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Word of inspiration

Word of inspiration

Speak words encouraging creativity while psychically hypercharging the target's mind with new ideas. The target will experience a random inspiration appropriate to them.

Base Stats



Psylink Level
Psyfocus Cost
Neural Heat Gain
Casting Time
120 ticks (2 secs)
Caster Must Be Capable of Violence

Word of inspiration is a level 5 psycast that grants a mental inspiration to its target.


There are two ways to acquire Word of inspiration:

  1. A randomly selected level 5 psycast is granted to the psycaster when they gain psylink level 5. Word of inspiration is one of the options that may be selected. Note that this occurs regardless of how the psylink level is gained.
  2. Word of inspiration can also be acquired from a psytrainer naming it. See the psytrainer page for further details.


<casterMustBeCapableOfViolence>false</ onlyTargetColonists>True Limited to the inspirations the pawn could naturally get?


  • Word of Inspiration can be used to great effect when combined with a persona weapon with the Kill-focused trait.
    • Since this trait counts it as a "kill" when the bonded pawn slaughters an animal with the weapon equipped and held, rapidly-breeding animals such as geese, chickens, and ducks (which lay an egg every 1.6, 2.0, and 3.5 days, respectively) can be turned directly into inspirations by hatching the eggs, then slaughtering the chicks, at a ratio of 4 animal slaughters per inspiration.
    • This means that that, after a warm-up period while the first eggs incubate, each female goose (provided they have a male to fertilize the eggs) is worth 0.15625 inspirations per day.

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