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Genetic Algorithm is an Uncommon Skill card for the Defect. When played, it provides the player one Icon Block.png Block and permanently increases the amount of Block this copy of Genetic Algorithm provides by 2 for the rest of the run, then Exhausts.

Upgrading Genetic Algorithm increases the Icon Block.png Block gain from 2 to 3.

Interactions[]

  • Obtaining Genetic Algorithm early through sources such as Neow and the Merchant can heavily increase its effectiveness. Generally, the later Genetic Algorithm is obtained, the worse it is; the more it is played, the better it becomes.
  • Genetic Algorithm synergizes very well with StrangeSpoon.png Strange Spoon; the 50% discard chance means that Genetic Algorithm can potentially be played multiple times per combat, further increasing its effectiveness.
  • Double-playing Genetic Algorithm with an effect such as Echo Form permanently boosts this card twice.

Update History[]

  • Patch V1.1: The Dealer
    • Fixed Automaton's orbs preventing scaling of Genetic Algorithm and Ritual Dagger.
  • Weekly Patch 46: Adrenaline
    • Fix for proper behavior when duplicating cards like Rampage and Genetic Algorithm with effects like Echo Form.
  • Weekly Patch 27: Hello World
    • This week adds the long anticipated third character into the game!
    • A new character with unique mechanics, keywords, and art.
    • Content: 75 Cards.
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