Muscle Substat

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The game refers to the Muscle Substat by the following names:

  • Beefiness
  • Fortitude
  • Muscleboundness
  • Strengthliness
  • Strongness

Muscle is typically gained through adventures, food, booze or spleen items. Here's a comprehensive list of everything else in the game that deals with Muscle substat points. When working to advance a particular stat, many players take advantage of Stat Day strategies to help themselves.

Fixed Gains

Source Source Type Muscle Gain Requirement Duration Cost Notes
strange leaflet Item 200 Level 9   None
  • Also gives 200 Mysticality & 200 Moxie
  • From secret code
gummi trilobite Item 200 none   Item Loss
chest of the Bonerdagon Item 150 Level 7   Item Loss
  • Also gives 150 Mysticality, 150 Moxie & Meat
  • Quest Reward
stat script Item 100-150 Level 9   Item Loss
  • Also gives 100-150 Mysticality & 100-150 Moxie
  • Quest Reward
meat globe Item 30 The Shore, Inc. access   Item Loss
  • Also gives 30 Mysticality, 30 Moxie & Meat
box of hammers Item 30 none   Item Loss
  • Limit once per day
  • Also gives 30 Mysticality and 30 Moxie
Manual of Labor Item 20-100 Completing the Wizard of Ego quest    
  • 20 on the 1st and 5th day
  • 40 on the 2nd and 4th day
  • 100 on the 3rd day
  • Only usable once per day
  • Only usable five times total per ascension
library card Item 40-50 none   Item Loss
  • Can only use one per day
  • May also gain Myst or Moxie
gourd potion Item 30-35 Quest reward   Item Loss
  • Gourd Potions give substat gains to your main stat only
  • Limit of 21 potions per ascension
divine noisemaker Item 1-23 none   Item Loss
  • Gives stats equal to the square root of your buffed muscle rounded up, capped at 23
  • Also does damage equal to your buffed muscle
  • Multiple noisemakers can be used in combat
handmade hobby horse Item 15-25 none   None
  • Limit once per day
  • Can also be equipped to boost Muscle stat gain
bottle of used blood Item 10-15 The Spooky Forest access   Item Loss
bottle of used blood Item 9-12 The Spooky Forest access   Item Loss
Clan permanent buff Clan Buff 8-10 none   1350 Meat Limited to 15 Clan buffs a day
bottle of used blood Item 6-8 The Spooky Forest access   Item Loss
Clan permanent buff Clan Buff 5-7 none   900 Meat Limited to 15 Clan buffs a day
Clan permanent buff Clan Buff 2-4 none   450 Meat Limited to 15 Clan buffs a day
baseball Item 3 none   Item Loss
  • Only possible if you have 3 or more baseballs
  • Gain is randomly either Muscle, Mysticality or Moxie
Knob Goblin love potion Item -15 none   Item Loss Also gives 5 adventures of Knob Goblin Lust Frenzy

Percentage Gains


Source Source Type Muscle Gain Requirement Duration Cost Notes
Muscle days Moon cycle +25% None   None
  • Only available on certain Moon phases
  • Not available in Ronin or Hardcore
Buff as a Baobab Effect +20% Using a Baobab sap 10 turns Item Loss
The Mongoose Moon Sign +10% Chosen in Valhalla    
The Platypus Moon Sign +10% Chosen in Valhalla    
The Wombat Moon Sign +10% Chosen in Valhalla    
Muscle Unbound Effect +5% Clan VIP Lounge key 50 turns  
  • Acquired by taking a warm shower.
  • Only usable once per day
Stuck That Way Effect +5% Using a honey stick 10 turns Item Loss
  • Also gives +5% Mysticality gains and +5% Moxie gains

Variable Gains


Source Source Type Muscle Gain Requirement Duration Cost Notes
668 scroll Item Varies none   Item Loss
  • Can be positive ("Power") or negative ("Weakness")
  • Also affects Mysticality and Moxie
Adventures Adventures Varies none   Adventures Fighting monsters, shoring at the Distant Lands Dude Ranch Adventure, Clan Rumpus Room, etc.
Food Food Varies Varies   Fullness See Best Foods
Booze Booze Varies Varies   Drunkenness See Best Drinks
Spleen Spleen Varies Varies   Spleen See Best Spleen Items
Familiars Familiars Varies Varies     See Familiars by type
Boris's Gate Location Varies Boris's key   Meat
  • Gives 5-10 points per 1,000 meat donated
  • Donations limited to a total of 10,000 meat per level a day

See Also

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