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Serum of Blistering Heat

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{{stub}}The '''Serum of Blistering Heat''' is aone powerupof the four powerups in [[Dusk (Video Game)|DUSK]]. It can first be found in [[E2M5: The Escher Labs]] and appears in several levels throughout [[The Facilities]] and [[The Nameless City]].
 
== Overview ==
The Serum of Blistering Heat resembles a syringe filled with a sparkling red liquid.
The Serum of Blistering Heat resembles a syringe filled with a sparkling red liquid. When picked up, time will only move when the player moves. This effect applies to the level itself, all weapons, projectiles, enemies, sound effects, music, and props. The Serum's timer is also affected, and will only go down when the player is moving. While not moving, all sound effects and music will be pitched down. The Serum is useful for dodging multiple enemy projectiles at once or increasing the player's reaction time against enemies. However, weapons that have a slow fire rate such as the [[Hunting Rifle]] are less viable when using this powerup.
 
When picked up, the game will enter "bullet time" automatically. The game will accelerate to normal speed while the the player is shooting or moving and will bounce back to bullet time once the player stops. The modified time scale applies to the level itself: all projectiles, enemies, sound effects, music, and props follow the speed alterations.
 
In bullet time the game will move at a 0.05 time scale. Serum lasts for 15 seconds, which becomes five minutes without control feedback.
 
== Strategy ==
Weapons that have a slow fire rate such as the [[Hunting Rifle]] are not worth using with this powerup. Fast-firing weapons are better as the Serum allows for time to aim every shot.
 
The Serum is useful for dodging multiple enemy projectiles at once or increasing the player's reaction time against enemies. Melee enemies such as the [[Wendigo]] or [[Priestess]] cannot be easily dodged by the effects of the Serum.
 
 
== Trivia ==
* The Serum of Blistering Heat's name and ability are both a reference to the game ''Superhot'', where time only moves when the player moves.
* The first time text for picking it up, "TIME ONLY MOVES WHEN YOU MOVE", is the tagline of ''Superhot''.
* The pickup text is "YOU FOUND THE SERUM OF BLISTERING HEAT".
[[Category:Powerups]]
[[Category:The Facilities]]

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