We have begun migration of most wikis to our new host, Amazon Web Services. All but the top 100 wikis are in read-only mode until the migration is complete. Estimated completion: End of Week.

Trait

From Massive Chalice Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Traits are special qualities possessed by some heroes that can provide meaningful advantages or disadvantages in either the strategy or tactical portion of the game. They are similar to personalities in that regard, but traits are usually acquired at birth via a genetic system, whereas personalities are typically acquired later and through more varied means.

List of traits[edit | edit source]

Name Common or Unique Singularity or Duality Opposite Min age Max age Positive, Neutral, or Negative effects. Description
Arthritis
1
Common trait: requires no special conditions to acquire.
1
Singularity trait: this trait has no opposite.
45
3
Negative trait: this trait has adverse effects.
Reduced accuracy and movement range in later years.
Asthmatic
1
Common trait: requires no special conditions to acquire.
1
Singularity trait: this trait has no opposite.
5
3
Negative trait: this trait has adverse effects.
Movement is reduced after sprinting in a previous turn.
Bear Strength
1
Common trait: requires no special conditions to acquire.
2
Duality trait: this trait has an opposite.
Puny
1
Positive trait: this trait has beneficial effects.
Increased strength.
Bountiful
1
Common trait: requires no special conditions to acquire.
2
Duality trait: this trait has an opposite.
Infertile 15
1
Positive trait: this trait has beneficial effects.
Increased chance to have children.
Brainy
1
Common trait: requires no special conditions to acquire.
2
Duality trait: this trait has an opposite.
Dimwitted
1
Positive trait: this trait has beneficial effects.
Increased Intelligence.
Clumsy
1
Common trait: requires no special conditions to acquire.
2
Duality trait: this trait has an opposite.
Nimble
3
Negative trait: this trait has adverse effects.
Decreased Dexterity
Dimwitted
1
Common trait: requires no special conditions to acquire.
2
Duality trait: this trait has an opposite.
Brainy
3
Negative trait: this trait has adverse effects.
Lower Intelligence.
Hawk Eye
1
Common trait: requires no special conditions to acquire.
2
Duality trait: this trait has an opposite.
Nearsighted
1
Positive trait: this trait has beneficial effects.
Increased sight range
Heart Disease
1
Common trait: requires no special conditions to acquire.
2
Duality trait: this trait has an opposite.
Longevity 30
3
Negative trait: this trait has adverse effects.
Reduced lifespan.
Hearty
1
Common trait: requires no special conditions to acquire.
2
Duality trait: this trait has an opposite.
Sickly
1
Positive trait: this trait has beneficial effects.
Increased Max HP.
Impressionable
1
Common trait: requires no special conditions to acquire.
2
Duality trait: this trait has an opposite.
Strong Willed
2
Neutral trait: this trait's effects are neutral.
Personality is strongly influenced by other heroes in combat.
Infertile
1
Common trait: requires no special conditions to acquire.
2
Duality trait: this trait has an opposite.
Bountiful
3
Negative trait: this trait has adverse effects.
Unable to have children.
Kingmaker
1
Common trait: requires no special conditions to acquire.
2
Duality trait: this trait has an opposite.
Queenmaker 15
2
Neutral trait: this trait's effects are neutral.
Increased chance of having sons.
Longevity
1
Common trait: requires no special conditions to acquire.
2
Duality trait: this trait has an opposite.
Heart Disease 30
1
Positive trait: this trait has beneficial effects.
Longer lifespan.
Nearsighted
1
Common trait: requires no special conditions to acquire.
2
Duality trait: this trait has an opposite.
Hawk Eye
3
Negative trait: this trait has adverse effects.
Decreased sight range.
Nimble
1
Common trait: requires no special conditions to acquire.
2
Duality trait: this trait has an opposite.
Clumsy
1
Positive trait: this trait has beneficial effects.
Increased Dexterity
Ostrich Vision
2
Unique trait: must be acquired through special means before heroes can inherit it.
1
Singularity trait: this trait has no opposite.
1
Positive trait: this trait has beneficial effects.
Increased sight range from interacting with the fabled Passenger Ostrich
Puny
1
Common trait: requires no special conditions to acquire.
2
Duality trait: this trait has an opposite.
Bear Strength
3
Negative trait: this trait has adverse effects.
Decreased strength.
Queenmaker
1
Common trait: requires no special conditions to acquire.
2
Duality trait: this trait has an opposite.
Kingmaker 15
2
Neutral trait: this trait's effects are neutral.
Increased chance of having daughters.
Quick
1
Common trait: requires no special conditions to acquire.
2
Duality trait: this trait has an opposite.
Slow
1
Positive trait: this trait has beneficial effects.
Increased movement range.
Quick Study
1
Common trait: requires no special conditions to acquire.
2
Duality trait: this trait has an opposite.
Slow Learner
1
Positive trait: this trait has beneficial effects.
Increased XP gain.
Sickly
1
Common trait: requires no special conditions to acquire.
2
Duality trait: this trait has an opposite.
Hearty
3
Negative trait: this trait has adverse effects.
Decreased Max HP.
Slow
1
Common trait: requires no special conditions to acquire.
2
Duality trait: this trait has an opposite.
Quick
3
Negative trait: this trait has adverse effects.
Decreased movement range.
Slow Learner
1
Common trait: requires no special conditions to acquire.
2
Duality trait: this trait has an opposite.
Quick Study
3
Negative trait: this trait has adverse effects.
Decreased XP gain.
Spry
1
Common trait: requires no special conditions to acquire.
1
Singularity trait: this trait has no opposite.
55
1
Positive trait: this trait has beneficial effects.
An agile build reduces the effects of later years on stats.
Strong Willed
1
Common trait: requires no special conditions to acquire.
2
Duality trait: this trait has an opposite.
Impressionable
2
Neutral trait: this trait's effects are neutral.
Personality is not influenced by parents or other trainers.
The Bumbles
2
Unique trait: must be acquired through special means before heroes can inherit it.
1
Singularity trait: this trait has no opposite.
3
Negative trait: this trait has adverse effects.
Decreased Sight, Dexterity, and Accuracy.

Singularity and duality traits[edit | edit source]

"Singularity" traits are not paired with any opposite trait. "Duality" traits, however, have an opposite trait. It isn't possible for heroes to have both traits in a duality pair, or to be more accurate, they cancel each other out and are hidden if a hero has both. Most of the game's traits are duality traits..

Common and unique traits[edit | edit source]

Common traits have no special requirements to appear on heroes, and as such, they can randomly appear on heroes not born in keeps. Unique traits, on the other hand, must be acquired through special means before they can be passed on to children. Currently, the available unique traits are acquired through certain outcomes of some random events.

Minimum and maximum age[edit | edit source]

Some traits do not activate until the hero reaches a certain age. Note that an inactive trait is hidden and will not be revealed until the hero reaches the minimum age. The hero still carries the trait, however, and can thus pass it on to offspring. Thus far, there are no traits with a maximum age, though such functionality is supported and may be seen in the future.

Acquiring desired traits and eliminating undesired traits[edit | edit source]

A hero's traits are generally permanent, but as the game is generational and uses a genetics system, a player can manipulate the odds of various traits appearing in new heroes. Pairing heroes together as regent and partner with the same trait can guarantee passing on that trait, though there is a limit of three traits per hero that will sometimes invalidate that guarantee. Having even one hero in a pair with a given trait will often result in that trait being passed on to their children. To avoiding passing on traits, the most effective way is to simply avoiding making any heroes with that trait a regent or partner.

These methods are not foolproof. Just because a hero doesn't have a particular trait does not mean he or she doesn't carry genes for that trait. In fact, for duality traits, a hero could be secretly carrying two genes for both traits in a duality since they cancel each other out. And some traits aren't revealed until the character reaches a certain age, though they do carry both positive genes for the trait. Conversely, a hero without a given trait may carry no genes for it at all and would prevent his or her children from acquiring it except via the very small chance of genetic mutation.

It can sometimes help to bring in new blood through recruiting new heroes or adopting children, as these heroes get a completely random set of genes independent of a player's current heroes. This can result in potential partners with desirable traits not found among current heroes, or more heroes that do not possess undesirable traits, though this is a naturally a gamble and can result in the reverse.