While Underwater

Certain skills grant an extra bonus while near water. Currently the only locations that are considered "underwater" include:

Limited items Quest items
Unearthly items No trade items
Derivative unearthly Normal items

Things affected when you are underwater:


The bonuses to the skills are doubled since underwater also counts as While on the Shore.


More Effective

Less Effective



Trying to run away while underwater gives the following message if you don't have enough diving ability:

You'd have a shot on land, but there's no way you can swim fast enough to get away underwater.

Fighting to a draw while underwater gives the following message:

You're both exhausted by the time you wrap up, heading your separate ways underwater.

You cannot use metallic oil, tin armored drone or tin soldier while underwater.

See Techniques Testing for a list techniques that are confirmed not to be affected while underwater and things that still need testing.

Spear Hunting is enhanced with diving gear but no explicit underwater bonus.

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