By reading this document you agree that you are a current resident of the
planet Earth and are a member of the living and at no point have you been
dead unless you were revived by medical personel. You also agree that you
will not rip off this document for any purpose, and any spreading of it will
be in it's complete, unaltered form and you'll leave the damn thing in one
piece unless you happen to be the writer of this. But you aren't, only I am.
Get it? By reading any further down you are agreeing that you will NOT claim
this as you're own, you will NOT post it unless you ask me first at
firstname.lastname@example.org (I'll say yes, but I want to keep track) and you ARE
a human that has been alive all your life. Get it? By reading any further
down you are agreeing with the above statements.
Ahh, potions. One of the two main magical tools in Crawl. Impossible for
mummies to use. Well, here they are, in the order I found the descriptions
in. I know I'm missing quite a lot, so if you have one I don't send the name
and its description to email@example.com and I'll put you in the
thanks part in the bottom of this document. So far it only has me (and
Linley, of course) in it so GET SENDING ALREADY. Well here they are:
|Potion of Levitation
||"A potion which confers great buoyancy on one who consumes it"|
I don't know about the bonuses in combat this gives, but I DO know that it
stops you picking up stuff (unless you have an amulet of controlled flight).
|Potion of Heal Wounds
||"A magical healing elixir which causes wounds to close and heal almost
instantly. If one uses it when they are at or near full health, it can also
repair permanent injuries"|
A healing potion on steroids, at lower levels plain healing is not enough.
That's when you need to crack open one of these babies. Sounds like a beer
ad doesn't it? It heals about 30-40 hp in my knowledge, but it may be a
|Potion of Slowing
||"A potion which slows your actions"|
One of the potions sought after by transmuters and destroyed by everyone
else. Just something to prevent you quaffing potions to identify them. It
slows you down to half speed or worse.
|Potion of Restore Abilities
||"A potion which restores the abilities of one who drinks it"|
If you've drunk a potion of degeneration or a god has cursed you or a
creature has reduced one of your stats, you'll want one of these. Keep them
just in case.
|Potion of Gain (Strength/Intelligence/Dextirity)
||"A potion of beneficial mutation"|
I love these things. Think of them as a permanent +1 to a stat, because
that's what they are. I quaff them when I find them, but I suppose
stockpiling them would have its uses... can't think of any right now,
|Potion of Strength
||"A magic potion which greatly increases the strength and physical power of
one who drinks it"|
Increases your strength by about five points and great to have in an
emergency or in the middle of a crowd. What else is there to say about it?
|Potion of Degeneration
||"A noxious concoction which can do terrible things to your body, brain and
Like give you a -1 to -3 to one of your stats. It's not permanent, but it
stays around for the next couple of thousand turns. And the only way to get
rid of it is a potion of restore abilities.
|Potion of Healing
||"A blessed fluid which heals some wounds, clears the mind, and cures
diseases. If one uses it when they are at or near perfect health, it can
also slightly repair permanent injuries"|
Only good against poison or confusion, but can be a help in healing on the
higher levels. Keep all the ones you find, because you'll find yourself
downing them like crazy when you want to heal but don't want to wait.
|Potion of Speed
||"An enchanted beverage which speeds the actions of anyone who drinks it"|
Does what it says on the box. Doubles your speed or thereabouts. A spriggan
after one of these is just lightning.
|Potion of Poison
||"A nasty poisonous liquid"|
Another potion that is sought by transmuters, this nasty thing will eat up
about thirty hp before going away. Think of it as draino with rat poison.
Thanks to -
Me, goblinzking, for writing this damn thing.
Linley for making a mighty fine game. Does that phrase remind anyone else of
a certain song..?
By the way, I'm making amulet and wand versions of these too so send me
those descriptions and names at firstname.lastname@example.org.