How to get all Perks and Mutations in Grounded

Enjoy the hidden boons of Grounded with Mutations!

As players make their way through the ground level of their backyard, they can pick up 26 different perks. Each of these perks offers boons to the player to help them survive. While players can only keep three of them active at a time, we'll cover all of them and how to get them.

Purchased Mutations

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These are mutations that can be bought from BURG.L's Tech Chip Swap Shop with science. However, players will need to have certain location-based chips on top of their science points to purchase each of these.

  • Buff Lungs - Increases max stamina by 50%. Costs 7,360 science and requires the Anthill BURG.L chip.
  • Daredevil - Reduces Fall damage by 25% and will let players barely survive fatal falls. Costs 3,000 science and requires the Hedge BURG.L chip.
  • Meat Shield - Increases max health by 50%. Costs 4,000 science and requires the Grasslands BURG.L Chip.

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Unlockable Mutations & Perks

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These are perks and mutations that players will have to unlock with certain activities. Some require stacked events, while others are more related to specific boss battles. Most of these perks, however, have three tiers to them, requiring more of the player for each one.

  • Ant-nihilator - Increases damage against ants.
    • Level One - Kill 50 ants to deal 5% more damage against them.
    • Level Two - Kill 100 ants to deal 15% more damage against them.
    • Level Three - Kill 200 ants to deal 25% more damage against them and become 10% more resistant to their attacks.
  • Assassin - Dagger attacks can cause a bleed effect, and gain a increased chance with each level.
    • Level One - Kill 50 creatures with a dagger.
    • Level Two - Kill 100 creatures with a dagger.
    • Level Three - Kill 200 creatures with a dagger.
  • Barbarian - Club attacks gain a chance to enrage the character, causing them to deal more damage while they are unable to complete a perfect block.
    • Level One - Kill 50 creatures with a club.
    • Level Two - Kill 100 creatures with a club.
    • Level Three - Kill 200 creatures with a club.
  • Blade Master - Sword attacks gain a chance to restore the weapon's durability.
    • Level One - Kill 50 creatures with a sword.
    • Level Two - Kill 100 creatures with a sword.
    • Level Three - Kill 200 creatures with a sword.
  • Cardio Fan - Increases base stamina regen.
    • Level One - Exhaust the player 100 times to increase the regen by 10%.
    • Level Two - Exhaust the player 250 times to increase the regen by 15%.
    • Level Three - Exhaust the player 500 times to increase the regen by 20%.
  • Chopper - Axe attacks gain the chance to stagger enemies.
    • Level One - Kill 50 creatures with an axe.
    • Level Two - Kill 100 creatures with an axe.
    • Level Three - Kill 200 creatures with an axe.
  • Coup de Grass - Increases critical hit chance.
    • Level One - Discover four four-leaf clover landmarks to increase the chance by 10%.
    • Level Two - Roll a natural 20 on a 20 sided die in the Minotaur Maze to increase the chance to 25%.
  • Fresh Defense - Increases resistance to gas and burning damage, as well as reduce the sizzle rate.
    • Level One - Eat one mint chunk to increase resistances by 25%.
    • Level Two - Eat five mint chunks to increase resistances by 50%.
    • Level Three - Eat 10 mint chunks to increase resistances by 75%.
  • Grass Master - Increases chopping efficiency and refunds stamina when used on grass.
    • Level One - Chop 50 blades of grass for a 25% increase.
    • Level Two - Chop 200 blades of grass for a 50% increase.
    • Level Three - Chop 500 blades of grass for a 100% increase.
  • Javelineer - Spear attacks gain a chance to cripple enemies.
    • Level One - Kill 50 creatures with a spear.
    • Level Two - Kill 100 creatures with a spear.
    • Level Three - Kill 200 creatures with a spear.
  • Juicy - Hunger and thirst decrease 50% slower once they discover all five juiceboxes.
  • Lil Fist - Unarmed attacks deal double damage, once players have killed 50 creatures with their fists.
  • Merteen - Increases swim speed by 15% and underwater oxygen time by 10% when players discover three underwater landmarks.
  • Mithridatism - Grants player's poison immunity for killing five wolf spiders.
  • Mom Genes - All attacks have a chance to spawn friendly spiderlings. This is unlocked when players defeat the Hedge Broodmother.

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  • Natural Explorer - Increases movement speed.
    • Level One - Discover five landmarks to increase sprint speed by 3%.
    • Level Two - Discover 20 landmarks to increase sprint speed by 6%.
    • Level Three - Discover 50 landmarks to increase sprint by 10%.
  • Parry Master - Perfect blocks refund stamina.
    • Level One - Complete 20 perfect blocks.
    • Level Two - Complete 60 perfect blocks.
    • Level Three - Complete 100 perfect blocks.
  • Reliable Friend - Increases the player revival speed.
    • Level One - Revive a friend five times to increase the speed by 15%.
    • Level Two - Revive a friend 15 times to increase the speed by 25%.
    • Level Three - Revive a friend 30 times to increase the speed by 40%.
  • Rock Cracker - Increase mining efficiency.
    • Level One - Break 25 rocks to gain a 25% efficiency boost.
    • Level Two - Break 75 rocks to gain a 50% efficiency boost.
    • Level Three - Break 100 rocks to gain a 100% efficiency boost.
  • Smasher - Hammer attacks gain a chance to daze enemies.
    • Level One - Kill 50 creatures with a hammer.
    • Level Two - Kill 100 creatures with a hammer.
    • Level Three - Kill 200 creatures with a hammer.
  • Spicy Saftey - Reduces smashing and stabbing damage taken.
    • Level One - Eat a spicy shard.
    • Level Two - Eat four spicy shards.
  • Truffle Tussle - Unarmed attacks gain a chance to spawn fungal explosions. This mutation is earned when players defeat the infected ladybug in the Haze Lab.

Players may have a hard time narrowing it down to just three active mutations/perks at a time. However, players should remember that Grounded is still in early access, so this list will likely change and grow over time as the game is improved upon until its final official release. With that in mind, explore and enjoy the wonders of Grounded's perks and mutations!

For more Grounded content, be sure to check out Grounded Patch Notes (November 2021) on Pro Game Guides.

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