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Inspect the phasmid is a task in Disco Elysium.

Context[ | ]

The Insulindian Phasmid appears in the final part of the game, after meeting the Deserter. It will appear in a cutscene, watching you silently. Go to it, carefully... it may be dangerous.

Walkthrough[ | ]

  • This task is the final challenge of the game and one that has a lot of bearing on the endgame debriefing. If you have Kim Kitsuragi with you, he will be able to take a photo of the phasmid, providing incontrovertible proof that you have discovered a cryptid. If Cuno's with you instead, well, tough luck.
  • Interacting with the phasmid gives you a slew of options and skills to utilize to take a better look at the creature. The first test is a Red Electrochemistry 10 check, allowing you to better inspect it.
  • Next is an Inland Empire - Medium 11 White check to figure out what the Phasmid is doing when it starts foaming. If you accepted the pheromones from Morell, you'll have a chance to speak with the phasmid.
  • If you succeed the phasmid will give an interesting take on the situation of humanity in Elysium, explain the deserter's odd behavior - caused by the phasmid's natural defenses, which manipulate brain chemistry to render itself invisible - and more. If you didn't get the pheromones, the Electrochemistry check will be impossible to pass. Throughout the game, there are several actions you can take to make the check easier:
    • If Lena told you about her childhood experience, you'll get a +3 bonus.
    • Ask to lay the pheromone on THICK, you'll get a +1 bonus.
    • When examining the hanged man, ask what will your corpse be marked by (+1 bonus).
  • Once the phasmid's gone, it will leave behind a treasure trove of goods, including the missing Fairweather T-500 Helmet, Klaasje's passport, and the Triangong 4-46 scope. Check up on the deserter to note that his demeanor has abruptly changed.
  • Interact with Dros to check up on him and finish the task.
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