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Masticatory Tension

Info

Infected brain cells switch to anaerobic respiration/Masticatory muscles become engorged, increasing the effectiveness of biting another human and increasing infectivity

DNA cost

9 (Necroa Virus), 7 (Shadow Plague)

Severity increase

Average

Lethality

None

Infectivity increase

None

Previous Symptom

Enhanced Motor Control (Necroa Virus), Muscular Hypotrophy (Shadow Plague)

Next Symptom

Lumbrical Hypertrophy
Anabolic Boost

Masticatory Tension is a Tier 8/9 symptom exclusive to the Necroa Virus DLC and the Shadow Plague DLC respectively. It causes infected muscle cells to become engorged which allows zombies to bite through thick clothing, and it increases the zombies' severity as well.

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