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As BESW said, don't expect the game system to model reality. That said, if you need to figure out stats for potato tea... It's an ingested poison. As the SRD says, Ingested poisons are virtually impossible to utilize in a combat situation. A poisoner could administer a potion to an unconscious creature or attempt to dupe someone into drinking or ...


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So first of all, the poison list isn't meant to list "anything that could be poisonous if ingested," which includes a lot of stuff, but things that are useful as proper poisons (subtle, easy to deliver, etc.). Compare solanine (the stuff in potatoes) to arsenic (which is listed on the poison table) - not only is it less than half as poisonous (requiring ...


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So, this is how poisons (and most other afflictions) work: You suffer the effects every time you fail a save The frequency tells you how often you make a save, once the onset time has passed If there is no onset, you make a save immediately The poison is finished when the conditions for a cure are met, or the duration has elapsed For black adder venom, ...


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There is no rule inconsistency; it is a disconnect between game logic and real-life experience. D&D is not a reality simulator; its mechanics are abstracted and --as you've noticed-- the value of things are proportionate to their use in adventuring rather than the difficulty in making them or the value of their component parts. While many people play ...


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I don't know the RAW answer, but from a practical standpoint I would say that ingesting a contact poison causes the effects - it IS coming into contact with you, against soft tissue no less! It will also likely get on your lips if it's in a drink. Ergo, eating contact poison should poison you. If the poison is baked into something, or added before/during ...


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Scores a hit RAW Attack Roll An attack roll represents your attempt to strike your opponent on your turn in a round. When you make an attack roll, you roll a d20 and add your attack bonus. (Other modifiers may also apply to this roll.) If your result equals or beats the target's Armor Class, you hit and deal damage. It doesn't matter if ...


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Damage Reduction is covered in the special ability section, under Damage Reduction. Whenever damage reduction completely negates the damage from an attack, it also negates most special effects that accompany the attack, such as injury poison, a monk's stunning, and injury-based disease. Emphasis mine. Temporary hit points are not covered specifically ...


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An Alchemist can(at 12th level) get the ability to make poison bombs(that act as if a cloudkill spell). However as to poisoning a normal bomb, it would actually be completely impossible regardless of anything else before 6th level as applying poison is a standard action and crafting a bomb is also a standard action. Since a bomb degrades unless thrown in ...


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I would say you can apply contact poison, but not injury poison, as the hit with the bomb doesn't in and of itself hurt anything until it detonates. The bomb explosion does fire damage, and it's hard to put injury poison on fire. Of course, you can make the bomb poisonous with various alchemist discoveries (e.g. poison bomb). You can require the bomb to hit ...


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A very interesting question. I think to start we have to look at how an inhaled poison would work in the natural environment. The particles of the poison diffuse through the air until they are inhaled by the unfortunate victim. For this to occur two things have to happen. The poison has to diffuse through the air. The diffused poison has to be inhaled. ...


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Contingency, Poison Spell, and the melee touch spell of your choice The Poison Spell feat from Drow of the Underdark allows you to apply the effects of any contact or injury poison to the target of the modified melee touch attack spell. So pick an appropriate melee touch attack spell, say resistance for ease of access, and have a contingency upon being ...


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Interestingly this was a question I myself encountered to balance a game and I found out many realistic problems to solve this inconsistency. a) Knowledge: Poisoning was always a very disdained and banned branch of knowledge. This means it was almost always used in secrecy because the reaction of persons if found out was often a very cruel death sentence ...


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Rather than explain the rules in great detail, I'll simply provide an example. There are two venomous snakes attacking a wizard. They have the following venom: Black adder venom: injury DC 11 1/rd. for 6 rds. 1d2 Con 1 save cures The snakes attack. One hits. The wizard rolls his save (DC 11) and passes. He is not poisoned. The wizard casts magic ...


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No There does not exist any mechanism through which an alchemist can apply poison to her bombs. Let's consider each case, keeping in mind that bombs are thrown vs a creature's touch AC. Contact Contact poison will not work because there is no effective way to judge if a bomb thrown at a creature actually touches its skin. An enemy wearing a full suit of ...


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I don’t think so; I’m reasonably sure you have to prepare doses of your venom ahead of time. Drow of the Underdark has this rule under Handle Animal on page 46: Bestow Venom (DC 15): By succeeding on a DC 15 Handle Animal check to handle a vermin that has a poison special attack, you can compel the vermin to give up some of its venom. The creature ...



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