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For the Gene Tonics in BioShock 2, see BioShock 2 Gene Tonics.

Gene Tonics are special serums made from processed ADAM that introduce modified stem cells into the body, allowing for genetic modification and mutation, giving the user what some might call "super powers". In BioShock, Jack is able to choose from a vast selection of Tonics to equip. With Tonic Slot upgrades, the player can equip up to eighteen Tonics, which can be swapped at a Gene Bank. Tonics have three classifications, and only six Tonics per classification may be equipped at one time. Tonics are found in Rapture or purchased at Gatherer's Gardens.

Combat Tonics Edit

Combat Tonics improve the player's offensive and defensive capabilities. The player can change their equipped Tonics at a Gene Bank. Those found in the world of Rapture glow in their bottles like Plasmids and other Tonics, and Combat Tonics glow a pale green in color.

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Combat Tonic

Armored Shell

Amor
Effect:Prevents 15% of piercing and bludgeoning damage.
Location:First available for purchase from a Gatherer's Garden in the Medical Pavilion.
Price:20 ADAM

Armored Shell 2

Armored Shell 2 Icon
Effect:Prevents 25% of piercing and bludgeoning damage.
Location:Fifth gift for rescuing the Little Sisters.
Price:N/A

Damage Research

Research
Effect:Increases research damage bonuses by 30%.
Location:Found on a table in the Lower Workshops in Hephaestus. Also available for purchase at Gatherer's Gardens from Olympus Heights onward.
Price:20 ADAM

Damage Research 2

Damage Research 2 Icon
Effect:Increases research damage bonuses by 60%
Location:Found in the Mendel Family Library in Point Prometheus.
Price:N/A

Electric Flesh

Field
Effect:Reduces electric damage received by 75% and increases outgoing electric damage by 30%.
Location:Found in the projector room of Fort Frolic after completing Sander Cohen's masterpiece. Also for purchase from a Gatherer's Garden in Hephaestus and onwards.
Price:20 ADAM

Electric Flesh 2

Electric Flesh 2 Icon
Effect:Reduces electric damage received by 100% and increases outgoing electric damage by 60%.
Location:On a desk in Frank Fontaine's Mercury Suites apartment in Olympus Heights. Also available for purchase at a Gatherer's Garden in Point Prometheus.
Price:60 ADAM

Frozen Field

28
Effect:Reduces cold damage received by 15%. While the Wrench is equipped, it deals an extra ten points of cold damage and has a 10% chance of freezing anyone struck.
Location:Looted from the corpse of Martin Finnegan in the frozen passageway to Poseidon Plaza in Fort Frolic.
Price:N/A

Frozen Field 2

Frozen Field 2 Icon
Effect:Reduces cold damage received by 30%. While the Wrench is equipped, it deals an extra twenty points of cold damage and has a 20% chance of freezing anyone struck.
Location:Found on the desk in the side office of Andrew Ryan's Trophy Room in Hephaestus. Available for purchase at a Gatherer's Garden in Olympus Heights and all subsequent levels.
Price:50 ADAM

Human Inferno

34
Effect:Reduces heat damage received by 20%, increases heat damage inflicted by the user by 30% and causes burning enemies to take damage at a 30% higher rate.
Location:First available for purchase from a Gatherer's Garden in Arcadia (after patch 1.1 and DLC for PC and Xbox 360 versions).
Price:20 ADAM

Human Inferno 2

Human Inferno 2 Icon
Effect:Reduces heat damage received by 40%, increases heat damage inflicted by the user by 50% and causes burning enemies to take damage at a 50% higher rate.
Location:Available for purchase at a Gatherer's Garden in Point Prometheus (after patch 1.1 and DLC for PC and Xbox 360 versions).
Price:50 ADAM

Machine Buster

Machinebuster
Effect:Slightly increases damage dealt to Security Devices.
Location:First available for purchase from a Gatherer's Garden in Neptune's Bounty (after patch 1.1 and DLC for PC and Xbox 360 versions).
Price:20 ADAM

Machine Buster 2

Machinebuster2
Effect:Significantly increases damage dealt to security devices.
Location:First available for purchase from a Gatherer's Garden in Olympus Heights (after patch 1.1 and DLC for PC and Xbox 360 versions).
Price:50 ADAM (1 ADAM in DLC)

Photographer's Eye

45
Effect:Increases all research photo scores by 10%.
Location:Found in Worley Winery's cellar in the Farmer's Market. Also available for purchase at a Gatherer's Garden in Fort Frolic and all subsequent levels.
Price:20 ADAM

Photographer's Eye 2

Photographer's Eye 2 Icon
Effect:Increases all research photo scores by 15%.
Location:Complete the second level of research for Rosies.
Price:N/A

Static Discharge

Static
Effect:Causes the user to emit an electric burst when struck by a melee attack. The burst does thirty points of electric damage and has a 15% chance of shocking the attacker.
Location:Found in the surgical ward of the Medical Pavilion.
Price:N/A

Static Discharge 2

Static Discharge 2 Icon
Effect:Causes the user to emit an electric burst when struck by a melee attack. The burst does fifty points of electric damage and has a 25% chance of shocking the attacker.
Location:Can be obtained by researching Leadhead Splicers to level 4.
Price:N/A

Wrench Jockey

Melee
Effect:Increases Wrench damage by 350%.
Location:Found in the Kure-All office of the Medical Pavilion. Also available for purchase at Gatherer's Gardens from Arcadia onwards.
Price:20 ADAM

Wrench Jockey 2

Wrench Jockey 2 Icon
Effect:Increases Wrench damage by 550%. It can be stacked with Wrench Jockey.
Location:Complete the second level of research for Bouncers.
Price:N/A

Wrench Lurker

30
Effect:Increases Wrench damage by 150% against unaware or shocked opponents and quiets the user's footsteps.
Location:On the ledge near the Gene Bank and Gatherer's Garden on the way back to Fontaine's Fisheries in Neptune's Bounty. Also available for purchase at Gatherer's Gardens from Arcadia onwards.
Price:20 ADAM

Wrench Lurker 2

Wrench Lurker 2 Icon
Effect:Increases Wrench damage by 200% against unaware or shocked opponents and quiets the user's footsteps.
Location:First available for purchase from a Gatherer's Garden in Hephaestus.
Price:50 ADAM


Engineering Tonics Edit

Engineering Tonics improve the player's hacking ability and interaction with machines. The player can change their equipped Tonics at a Gene Bank. Those found in the world of Rapture glow in their bottles like Plasmids and other Tonics and Engineering Tonics glow a deep gold in color.

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Genetonic

Alarm Expert

Alarm
Effect:Two fewer Alarm Tiles when hacking.
Location:In Fort Frolic on the right hand balcony in the Fleet Hall Theater. Also available for purchase at Gatherer's Gardens from Hephaestus onward.
Price:20 ADAM

Alarm Expert 2

Alarm Expert 2 Icon
Effect:Four fewer Alarm Tiles when hacking.
Location:In the Live Subject Testing area of Point Prometheus, on a filing cabinet.
Price:N/A

Clever Inventor

50
Effect:Inventing items requires one fewer of each component, to a minimum of one.
Location:On the desk in Yi Suchong's apartment in Olympus Heights. Also available for purchase at a Gatherer's Garden in Point Prometheus.
Price:50 ADAM

Focused Hacker

43
Effect:Two fewer Overload Tiles when hacking.
Location:In the entrance to Fontaine Fisheries in Neptune's Bounty, frozen in ice near the pneumo tube. Also available for purchase at Gatherer's Gardens from Arcadia onwards.
Price:20 ADAM

Focused Hacker 2

Focused Hacker 2 Icon
Effect:Four fewer Overload Tiles when hacking.
Location:In Apollo Square, the fourth floor of the Hestia Chambers, on a desk in the corner of the room near the safe. Also available for purchase in Point Prometheus.
Price:50 ADAM

Hacking Expert

Hack
Effect:One fewer Alarm Tile and one fewer Overload Tile when hacking.
Location:On the desk inside the entrance to the Research Laboratories in Arcadia.
Price:N/A

Hacking Expert 2

Hacking Expert 2 Icon
Effect:Two fewer Alarm Tiles and two fewer Overload Tiles when hacking.
Location:Available at a Gatherer's Garden vending machine in Fort Frolic and onwards.
Price:50 ADAM

Prolific Inventor

26
Effect:Doubles the amount of items produced from a U-Invent machine. They will appear out of the machine when one exits the machine menu.
Location:Reward for the rescue of eighteen Little Sisters.
Price:N/A

Safecracker

31
Effect:When hacking safes and combination locks, there are two fewer Alarm and Overload Tiles, one fewer Acceleration Tile, and three added Resistor Tiles. The flow speed is also reduced by a half second per tile.
Location:In the second gift for rescuing six Little Sisters.
Price:N/A

Safecracker 2

Safecracker 2 Icon
Effect:When hacking safes and combination locks, there are four fewer Alarm and Overload Tiles, two fewer Acceleration Tiles, six added Resistor Tiles, and the flow speed is also reduced by one second per tile.
Location:It can be found in the autopsy lab of Little Wonders Educational Facility in Point Prometheus, on one of the tables next to a pheromone sample.
Price:N/A

Security Expert

Securitysys
Effect:When hacking security devices, it removes up to two Alarm and Overload Tiles, one Acceleration tile, adds one Resistor tile, and the flow speed is also reduced by a half second per tile.
Location:Found in the Twilight Fields Funeral Homes morgue in the Medical Pavilion. Also available for purchase at Gatherer's Gardens from Arcadia onwards.
Price:20 ADAM

Security Expert 2

Security Expert 2 Icon
Effect:When hacking security devices, it removes up to four Alarm and Overload Tiles, two Acceleration Tiles, adds three Resistor Tiles, and the flow speed is also reduced by one second per tile.
Location:Complete the second level of research for Security Bots.
Price:N/A

Shorten Alarms

25
Effect:Reduces the length of hostile security alarms by twenty seconds.
Location:Found in room #7 of Fighting McDonagh's Tavern in Neptune's Bounty. Also available for purchase at Gatherer's Gardens from Arcadia onwards.
Price:20 ADAM

Shorten Alarms 2

Shorten Alarms 2 Icon
Effect:Reduces the length of hostile security alarms by forty seconds.
Location:Found in the the Core of Hephaestus. Also available for purchase at Gatherer's Gardens from Olympus Heights onwards.
Price:50 ADAM

Speedy Hacker

29
Effect:While hacking, it reduces the flow speed by one and a half seconds per tile.
Location:Found in Painless Dental in the Medical Pavilion. Also available for purchase at Gatherer's Gardens from Arcadia onwards.
Price:20 ADAM

Speedy Hacker 2

Speedy Hacker 2 Icon
Effect:While hacking, it reduces the flow speed by three seconds per tile.
Location:First available for purchase from Gatherer's Garden in Olympus Heights.
Price:50 ADAM

Vending Expert

Clown
Effect:Provides a slight reduction to prices in vending machines.
Location:First available for purchase from a Gatherer's Garden in Arcadia (after 1.1 patch and DLC for PC and Xbox 360 versions).
Price:20 ADAM

Vending Expert 2

Vending Expert 2 Icon
Effect:Provides a substantial reduction to prices in vending machines.
Location:First available for purchase from a Gatherer's Garden in Hephaestus (after patch 1.1 and DLC for PC and Xbox 360 versions).
Price:50 ADAM

Removed Engineering Tonics

Shutdown Expert

Shutdown
Effect:Increases the amount of time that Security Cameras and Turrets stay hacked.
Location:Removed (Can be enabled through game modification).
Price:N/A


Physical Tonics Edit

Physical Tonics improve the player's physical and physiological properties. The player can change their equipped Tonics at a Gene Bank. Those found in the world of Rapture glow in their bottles like Plasmids and other Tonics, and Physical Tonics glow a bright blue in color.

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Physical Tonic

Bloodlust

Blood
Effect:Gain small amounts of health and EVE with each blow to enemies with the Wrench.
Location:Invented from a U-Invent vending machine.
Price:N/A

Booze Hound

Booze
Effect:Drinking alcohol restores a small amount of EVE, rather than draining it.
Location:Invented from a U-Invent vending machine.
Price:N/A

EVE Link

39
Effect:First Aid Kits also give a small amount of EVE.
Location:Available at a Gatherer's Garden vending machine from the Medical Pavilion and all following levels.
Price:20 ADAM

EVE Link 2

EVE Link 2 Icon
Effect:First Aid Kits also give the player a significant amount of EVE.
Location:On the ground in the Farmer's Market. Also available at Gatherer's Gardens from Fort Frolic onward.
Price:50 ADAM

EVE Saver

Eve
Effect:Reduces EVE consumption of all Plasmids.
Location:Available at a Gatherer's Garden vending machine from Arcadia and all following levels (after patch 1.1 and DLC for PC and Xbox 360 versions).
Price:20 ADAM

Extra Nutrition

94
Effect:Gain a small increase in health from bandages, drinks, and food.
Location:Available at a Gatherer's Garden vending machine from Neptune's Bounty and all following levels.
Price:20 ADAM

Extra Nutrition 2

Extra Nutrition 2 Icon
Effect:Gain a significant increase in extra health from bandages, drinks, and food.
Location:Downstairs inside Sinclair Spirits in Fort Frolic, in the back corner of the water filled room. Also available at Gatherer's Garden vending machines from Hephaestus onward.
Price:40 ADAM

Extra Nutrition 3

Extra Nutrition 3 Icon
Effect:Gain a large increase in extra health from bandages, drinks, and food.
Location:Complete the fourth level of research for Spider Splicers.
Price:N/A

Hacker's Delight

Genehack
Effect:A small amount of health and EVE are gained after a successful hack.
Location:Available in the Medical Pavilion, in the Eternal Flame Crematorium. Also available at a Gatherer's Garden in Neptune's Bounty.
Price:20 ADAM

Hacker's Delight 2

Hacker's Delight 2 Icon
Effect:A medium amount of health and EVE are gained after a successful hack.
Location:Invented from a U-Invent vending machine.
Price:N/A

Hacker's Delight 3

Hacker's Delight 3 Icon
Effect:A large amount of health and EVE are gained after a successful hack.
Location:In Point Prometheus, on the desk in Failsafe Armored Escorts.
Price:N/A

Medical Expert

37
Effect:First Aid Kits give the player 20% more health.
Location:Available in Neptune's Bounty, on the ground in the Lower Wharf. Also available at Gatherer's Gardens from Arcadia onward.
Price:20 ADAM

Medical Expert 2

Medical Expert 2 Icon
Effect:First Aid Kits give the player 40% more health.
Location:Reward for completing Sander Cohen's masterpiece in Fort Frolic. Also available at Gatherer's Gardens from Hephaestus onward.
Price:40 ADAM

Medical Expert 3

Medical Expert 3 Icon
Effect:First Aid Kits give the player 60% more health.
Location:Near the toilets in Dr. Suchong's Free Clinic in Apollo Square. Also available at a Gatherer's Garden in Point Prometheus.
Price:60 ADAM

Natural Camouflage

53
Effect:Grants invisibility when standing still for a period of time.
Location:Complete the second level of research for Houdini Splicers.
Price:N/A

Scrounger

33
Effect:Search corpses and containers a second time to get different loot.
Location:Complete the second level of research for Leadhead Splicers.
Price:N/A

Security Evasion

36
Effect:Security Cameras and Turrets take two seconds longer to track the player.
Location:On the ground in the Waterfall Grotto of Arcadia during the Rosa Gallica goal. Also available at Gatherer's Gardens from Fort Frolic onward.
Price:20 ADAM

Security Evasion 2

Security Evasion 2 Icon
Effect:Security Cameras and Turrets take four seconds longer to track the player.
Location:On the desk in Lower Heat Loss Monitoring in Hephaestus. Also available at Gatherer's Gardens from Olympus Heights onward.
Price:50 ADAM

SportBoost

47
Effect:Movement speed increased by 10% and Wrench swing speed increased by 25%.
Location:Complete the second level of research for Thuggish Splicers.
Price:N/A

SportBoost 2

SportBoost 2 Icon
Effect:Movement speed increased by 20% and Wrench swing speed increased by 50%.
Location:Complete the fourth level of research for Thuggish Splicers.
Price:N/A

Removed Physical Tonics

Organic Pockets

OrganicPouch
Effect:Allows the player to have double the normal capacity for ammunition, First Aid Kits and EVE Hypos.
Location:Removed (Can be enabled through game modification).
Price:N/A


Mentioned Gene Tonics Edit

FreshHair Edit

N/A Effect:Causes hair to regrow, preventing baldness.
Location:N/A
Price:N/A

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