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Most items in Qud can occasionally be found possessing one or more enhancements, such as less weight, additional fire damage, or providing extra protection. These items are quite rare to find, but with tinkering you can add these mods to your weapons and armor if you have learned the schematics from a data disk.

Note that while you cannot apply the same mod to an item multiple times via tinkering, most mods with an X value in them, such as Electrified (X), will get a higher value if you mod the enhancement onto a higher-quality piece of equipment. Additionally, an item can have only three mods applied to it in total; and each one you apply increases the cost of the next.

List of ModsEdit

GeneralEdit

These mods apply to both weaponry and armor.

Name Effect Notes Value Change
Engraved Reveals a decription of a Historical Event when looked at Can also appear on pottery 200%
Jewel-Encrusted Base item value x5 and +100 reputation with water barons Cannot be added with Tinkering 500%
Lacquered Item cannot rust - 110%
Painted Reveals a decription of a Historical Event when looked at Can also appear on pottery 200%
Slender Item weighs less than normal Slender daggers are useful as 0 weight trade items 110%
Sturdy Item cannot break - 110%
Willowy Item weighs much less than normal - 130%

Weapon Exclusive ModsEdit

Name Effect Notes Value Change
Counterweighted (X) +X To-Hit Melee weapons only 110%
Drum-loaded Weapon holds 20% additional ammo Pistols and rifles only 120%
Electrical (X) When powered, weapon deals an additional electrical damage Melee weapons only; higher X means higher damage range; chance for AoE damage 120%
Flaming (X) When powered, weapon deals an additional fire damage Melee weapons only; higher X means higher damage range 120%
Freezing (X) When powered, weapon deals an additional cold damage Melee weapons only; higher X means higher damage range 120%
Serrated Weapon has 3% chance to dismember opponent Long blades and axes only 130%
Sharp +1 bonus to armor penetration Short and long blades and axes only 110%
Scoped Weapon is more accurate Pistols and rifles only 110%

Armor Exclusive ModsEdit

Name Effect Notes Value Change
Feathered +250 reputation with Birds - 120%
Flexiweaved (X) Item's DV penalty is reduced by X Can't be applied to shields or bucklers. Can't be used to bring an item's DV modifier above 0 120%
Gesticulating +2 Strength, but disables the Floating Nearby item slot Handwear only 130%
Lanterned item provides light Headgear only 120%
Recycling Item stores up to 8 drams of water and steadily fills with water while worn, like a Recycling Suit - 130%
Reinforced +1 AV - 120%
Scaled +250 reputation with Unshelled Reptiles - 120%
Six-Fingered +1 Agility Handwear only 130%
Serene Visage +1 Willpower. Reduces the cooldown of mediate by 40 rounds. Headgear only 130%
Spiked Item adds bonus damage to your Shield Slam equal to your strength modifier, and makes the target bleed. Shields only 130%
Spring-Loaded +5-10 to move speed Footwear only 120%
Terrifying Visage Reduces the cooldowns of Berate, Intimidate and Menacing Stare by 10 rounds. Causes headgear to also occupy the face slot. Headgear and Facegear only 130%
Visored +1 DV Headgear only 110%
Wooly Grants +5 resistance to Heat and Cold - 120%

Negative ModsEdit

Apply to almost any item. Those are generally added to items as a side-effect of combat.

Name Effect Notes Value Change
Bloody Item is covered in blood Can affect items lying on the ground, if Critical Hit happens nearby; items can be washed by pouring a dram of water on them or by dropping them in water 100%
Broken Item is no longer functional and must be repaired Greatly reduces value; can be caused by failed artifact identification attempt ?
Rusted Item is no longer functional and must be repaired Greatly reduces value; can be applied to any metal item (even equipped or in inventory) by certain creatures. Repeated rusting of the same object can destroy it entirely. ?

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