Brain Scrambler (item)

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Brain Scrambler
  • Brain Scrambler item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Use time20 (Very fast)
TooltipSummons a rideable Scutlix mount
RarityRarity level: 8
Research1 required
Grants Buff
BuffScutlix MountScutlix Mount
Buff tooltipPew Pew
Summons Mount
Scutlix Mount
Scutlix Mount
Projectile created
  • Scutlix Laser
    Scutlix Laser
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Scutlix GunnerScutlix Gunner.pngScutlix Gunner13.33%
The Scutlix attacking Mimics.
This article is about the mount-summoning item. For the enemy of the same name, see Brain Scrambler. For the enemy of the same appearance, see Scutlix.

The Brain Scrambler is a mount-summon item that summons a rideable Scutlix Mount. It has a 3.33*1/30 (3.33%) chance to drop from the Scutlix Gunner during the Martian Madness event.

The Scutlix Mount offers increased acceleration and land speed (41 mph top speed), increased jump height (20 tiles/40 feet), and its eyes automatically rapid-fire damaging lasers at enemies. It also reduces fall damage to 1.

Its lasers deal about 150 classless damage each (both fire each time and are accurate). Scutlix can only target enemies in its field of vision, which is a roughly 120-degree cone in front of it. It cannot target enemies behind it unless the player manually turns it around to face them, which also occurs when the player attacks in that direction.


  • Liquid traversal items like the Lava Waders will allow it to walk on liquid surfaces as well. It will not vanish when touching a liquid.
  • The damage of the lasers cannot be boosted by any equipment and the projectiles cannot critically strike.


Achievement The Cavalry.png
The Cavalry • Equip a mount.
Equip your first mount.


  • Its extreme maneuverability and the fact that it shoots lasers at enemies makes it arguably one of the best mounts on land. However, it cannot fly or double-jump on its own (although the good jump height makes up for this).
  • The lasers fire very quickly and have a large detection radius. Hence, at certain smaller screen resolutions, it will shoot at off-screen enemies.
  • The Scutlix Mount synergizes well with the Neptune's Shell or any of its upgrades, since the maneuverability and lasers of the Scutlix are kept while underwater. Creating entire arenas this way can free an accessory slot which would be used for movement.
  • Due to the immense land speed, and eye lasers, it is quite useful against the Solar Pillar.


  • Despite its name, it is neither affiliated with the Brain Scrambler enemy nor dropped by it.
  • The Scutlix Mount and the Santank Mount are the only two mounts with ranged attacks, as well as the only damage-dealing mounts to not do summon damage. Coincidentally, they are both land-based mounts.