Hypnotizing Colored Mushrooms is an Event found in Act 1, The Exordium. The player encounters a field of dangerous fungi and must pick one of two options, each with significant rewards and downsides:
- Stomp: Anger the Mushrooms. The player fights 3x Fungi Beasts, and the fight always rewards the Odd Mushroom Relic.
- Eat: Heal 25% HP. Become Cursed - Parasite.
Both options are painful - Fungi Beasts can deal some serious damage, and the Parasite will inevitably sacrifice some HP. The choice is mainly determined by how much HP the player has, and whether they can survive the battle and clear the Act.
The combination of Fungi Beast boosting their strength and applying Vulnerable on death make it very likely that the player will have to deal with very high incoming damage numbers when taking them out one by one. A safer approach can be to equally lower the HP of each Fungi Beast and then finish them all at once with cards like Cleave, Dagger Spray or Doom and Gloom once they are low enough.
Like all battles, the Fungi Beasts award Gold, card selection, and points in addition to the Odd Mushroom.
If your HP is low, eating the mushrooms both prevents the Fungi Beast battle and heals. The Parasite will need to be removed later, but it's preferable to death by mouse-mushroom ambush.
- Weekly Patch 44: Chrysalis
- Mushroom event now correctly shows card preview for Parasite curse.