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Find a discontinuity in the psychic field and unfold it, releasing a massive amount of psychic energy. Every creature in range but outside of the safe, inner, circle will be driven violently insane. Casting this takes 12 seconds of meditation, and afterwards, the caster will go into a five-day psychic coma. The disturbing neuroquake echoes will inflict pain on everyone for many kilometers around, causing diplomatic consequences with all factions.

Base Stats



Psylink Level
Psyfocus Cost
Neural Heat Gain
Casting Time
70 ticks (1.17 secs)
5.9 tiles
Effect Radius
5.9 tiles
288,000 ticks (80 mins)

Neuroquake is a level 6 psycast that drives pawns insane in its area of effect.


There are two ways to acquire the psycast Neuroquake:

  1. Upon reaching psylink level 6, a random psycast of level 6 is granted regardless of how this level up is achieved. This won't apply if the psycaster already knew one or more level 6 psycast.
  2. Neuroquake can also be acquired from a psytrainer naming it. See the psytrainer page for further details.


If you use neuroquake, everyone in this region will feel the neuroquake echo, you will lose goodwill with every non-hostile faction. Neuroquake takes 12 seconds to cast, and cannot be interrupted. When complete, the caster will fall into a psychic coma for 5 days. Everyone within a 60 tile radius of the caster except those in a 5 tile radius around the caster will be affected.
Do you really want to cast neuroquake?

— Confimation dialogue


  • Neuroquake is a hail-mary-style psycast that is good against a large raid, provided you can protect your psycaster long enough. It is advised to limit all of your pawns, including animals, to the 5 tile radius around the caster, and lock all doors.

Version history[edit]

  • 1.2.2719 - Added.
  • 1.3.3066 - Neuroquake rebalance: Neuroquake lists duration in the casting warning. Coma duration increased from 3 days -> 5 and no longer scales with psychic sensitivity. The negative moodlet to friendly bystanders applies whether they are conscious or not and is increased from -10 to -12. Casting warmup decreased from 125s -> 12s. Berserk radius decreased from entire map -> 60 tiles.