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Questions tagged [potions]

Liquids that when imbibed confer magical effects.

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Can an unconscious PC or NPC reject healing from a potion?

After examining the 5e PHB on healing (pg 197) and perusing through various healing spells, I have found no reference to willingness as a required component for HP to be restored. The context for this ...
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Adventurers League: Brewing Potions of Healing vs. Purchasing Them

The Adventurers League Player's Guide v8.2 states that characters may purchase potions of healing for 50 gp, potions of greater healing for 100 gp, potions of superior healing for 500 gp, and potions ...
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Can you only gain the benefits of a healing potion by drinking it?

My PCs will find in a body of a half-orc an unmarked bottle with a potion of healing. What if they think that this is a poison which drows often use in my campaign? They would pour the bottle on their ...
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Administer healing potion to an unconscious creature as a full-round action

How does the drinker of a potion whos unconscious benefit from a healing potion since they are unable to make choices about the spell and it should behave like a held touch spell? I ask because ...
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What does the bonus on a potion mean?

I couldn't find it anywhere, can someone help me understand what potion bonus in D&D 3.5 actually means? For example I can find in the example potions Shield of Faith +2. It says: This spell ...
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Is drinking a potion an action, a supplemental action, or a free action?

In the Dresden Files RPG, a character can, under normal circumstances, take one action (attack, maneuver, block, etc.) on their turn in an exchange (YS 199). If the character wants to perform a minor ...
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How do you use a Dispel Magic Oil/Potion?

SRD: You can create a potion of any 3rd-level or lower spell that you know and that targets one or more creatures. So Dispel Magic is a 3rd level spell that can target either the spellcaster, a ...
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Can Constructs use magical potions?

We assume that Constructs have "guts of gears" or magically infused stone, clay, or other materials. It is unclear if they even have a mouth or digestive systems. We found other SE answers showing ...
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Is there any other effect that induces sleep other than the Sleep spell?

Well, I can't simplify more than the title. This question came from KorvinStarmast's answer and is related to Viishnahn's question. The sleep spell states This spell sends creatures into a magical ...
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Are these good rules for throwing a potion of healing?

One of my players decided, on the fly, to throw a potion of healing at an ally as they ran past. I had nothing planned so I improvised this rule A potion of healing has a thrown range of (20/60). ...
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Can you give health potions to Polymorphed companions?

If a fellow adventurer gets turned into a beast using the Polymorph spell can you administer first aid using a Health Potion?
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What happens if you feed a potion to a dead (not unconscious) creature?

What happens if you feed a potion to a dead (not unconscious) creature? Specifically, could you shrink a corpse by force feeding it a Potion of Dimunition? My gut says there's a reason potions ...
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Administering a potion to a conscious enemy [duplicate]

Potions (DMG, page 139): Drinking a potion or administering a potion to another character requires an action. Here it says "to another character", not "to an ally". Does this mean that by RAW you ...
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Poisons and potions, what class? [closed]

Okay, I want to make a person who creates poisons and potions. You ask for a strength potion, and they might give you a strength potion, or they could give you a potion of rage. Or you get something ...
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Can you drink part of a potion?

If a character drinks part of a potion, what happens? I assume it depends on the potion...or does it? Is alchemy divisible? E.g.: Can two characters share a healing potion, for half healing each? ...
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What actions to retrieve and drink a stowed potion?

In order to drink a potion do you have to first retrieve the item as a move action and then drink it as a standard? I am assuming one could have a potion on say a belt and then it would only take a ...
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What would be required in order for a character to craft Potions of Invisibility?

I am DMing the D&D 5e Starter Set campaign, Lost Mine of Phandelver, for a group of my friends. They recently searched the Redbrand Hideout in Tresendar Manor in Phandalin, and searched through ...
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Can I drink more than one potion in one round?

One of the players I play with said that it is not allowed by the rules that you drink more than one potion in one round, but he could not find the rule anymore. Let us say I have the Potion Glutton ...
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How to learn new potion's formula?

I am currently a player - druid lvl 5 with Nature, Medical and Survival skill proficiencies and I have proficiency with the Herbalism kit - and we had such a discussion with our GM, and we don't have ...
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Can you increase the amount of potions made per day with the following?

A character is also allowed to create up to four potions in a single day (if they cost up to 250 gp or less), rather than the usual one magic item per day, usually limited to one day per 1000 gp limit....
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How many doses does brewing potions create?

How many doses does brewing potions create? I know there is a similar question floating around that dealt with poisons. I ask cause one potion dosage may differ depending of its use (alchemically, ...
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Can someone explain why brewing low level potions at higher levels is so costly?

Can someone explain why brewing low level potions at higher levels is so costly rules wise? I get the math part. Potion Brewing cost = 25 × spell level (0-3rd) × level of the caster as stated in ...
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Can I put a potion in an alchemical capsule?

Complete Adventurer has rules for small alchemical capsules that hold "small amount of an alchemical substance" or "one dose of any contact poison or ingested poison". Does this mean they could also ...
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Does being Cloned reset the failure chance on longevity potions?

Let's assume a mage has been drinking longevity potions for a while, and after finally coming across a clone scroll, he decides to kick back to his youth. Does the chance of failure for the potions ...
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Does a potion of growth stack with the Enlarge spell?

If I drink a potion of growth, and a wizard casts enlarge/reduce on me, do they add together as separate effects to give me 2 size increases, or do they simply override each other and give me the ...
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What happens to the flask that a potion is contained in after the potion is used?

The D&D themed Star Wars fan webcomic Darths & Droids has recently published a footnote about magic flasks and what happens to the flasks that contain the potions: Imagine a magic potion ...
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Can you brew a potion with “you” as a target?

The Brew Potion feat states that: You can create a potion of any 3rd-level or lower spell that you know and that targets one or more creatures or objects. Does that includes spells with a personal ...
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Does the Alchemist feat apply to the UA Artificer healing draught?

The Artificer gets a healing draught that he can hold out for an hour before it loses its healing properties. He technically gets an infinite amount of them, but a person can only drink 1/ long rest. ...
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How much does a CLW potion heal?

Normally I would state this is CL 1 and thus 1d8+1. On the other hand, brew potion has the requirement "caster level 3". Does this mean that CLW potions should be 1d8+3?
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Potion of Longevity and a 9 year old character

Due to some wild magic fun, one of my characters is now 9 years old. To be a nice, kind DM, I decided it would not impact any of his combat stats, only affect social situations [mostly for the sake ...
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Can you drink a potion one-handed underwater?

I have a player who wants their PC to drink a potion underwater while one-handed, and as a DM I'm not sure how to rule it. Ask for a Dex check? What DC? Is it even possible? I couldn't find anything ...
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How does one create skill-enhancing potions in Dresden Files RPG?

Introduction A couple of friends and I recently picked up the Dresden Files RPG and are currently revving up for our first (real) session. I'm playing a wizard-esque character whose thaumaturgy is ...
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Can an unconscious person drink a potion?

PHB 153 reads: Potion of Healing. A character who drinks the magical red fluid in this vial regains 2d4 + 2 hit points. Drinking or administering a potion takes an action. By my interpretation,...
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Drinking Bless Weapon Oil

A player picked up a bottle of bless weapon oil and is wanting to know what happens if he drinks it, and I cannot find any specifications on this. I would guess that nothing would happen but was ...
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Can you retrieve a potion while grappling?

The Rules Compedium explicitly limits the options while grappling to a certain list. Retrieving a potion is not on this list, retrieving a spell component (full round action) and drawing a light ...
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Can a wizard brew a potion of a spell if the spell is higher than a level he can prepare?

I need clarification of the Brew Potion feat. As an example, can a 3rd level Wizard copy Heroism into their spellbook by making the appropriate Spellcraft check, even though Heroism is a 3rd level ...
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Is there a spell or potion that allows you to rest immediately?

Is there a spell or potion in Pathfinder which allows characters to rest immediately, i.e., have their daily spells and abilities which were used up available again? My googling hasn't found anything,...
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Can one force-feed an opponent a potion in combat?

Is there a check by which a combatant can force-feed an unwilling target a potion? The question stems from several magic items, including the Potion of Diminution and Potion of Poison. I am seeking ...
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How fast can you drink a potion?

Pathfinder material appears to have some conflicts over how long it takes to drink a potion. From the PRD page on Potions: Drinking a potion or using an oil is a standard action. (...) Using a ...
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Mixing potions via ingestion & critical failures on potion miscibility

Edit: Would it be absurd to consider 6d10 of force damage, originating in the gut of a PC, as described below from the PHB to be immediately fatal? As-written it does a fair amount of damage (avg. 33)...
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Is there a Potions list for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition?

I have many publications (Starter Set, Players Handbook, DM's Guide, Monster Manual and a couple other Story Books). But I can't seem to locate a table or list of different potions, which I find ...
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Does a Master Alchemist allow an Alchemist Savant brew 9th level Universal Potions?

Regarding a build mentioned in KRyan's answer to a question: Does a Master Alchemist's... Brew Potion (9th): As Brew Potion (4th), except that the master alchemist can brew potions of 9th-level ...
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How does a Potion of Giant's Strength affect a wildshaped Druid?

What would happen to a Druid's stats if they drank a Potion of Giant's Strength before they wildshaped? What about after they wildshaped?
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Identifying potion by tasting them. How *should* it work?

A classic method of identifying potions (especially in OSR games) is by sipping them. This method is attractive to me for the potential fun involved in experimenting with unknown effects. However, I ...
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Does every potion require an Action to consume?

The PHB description of a Potion of Healing states: A character who drinks the magical red fluid in this vial regains 2d4+2 hit points. Drinking or administering a potion takes an action. (...
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Do potions use concentration for their effects?

Is it possible to drink a flying potion and cast greater invisibility spell on myself (both spells would require concentration), so I can fly around invisible?
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Can an Unseen Servant administer a potion during combat?

If I have a Unseen Servant, could I leave a bucket of potions of healing in the back and direct him to administer them to people? For example, could an unseen servant execute the command "Pour this ...
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Can my familiar feed me a potion?

The SRD says potions can be administered by others with a full-round action: Drinking a potion or using an oil is a standard action. The potion or oil takes effect immediately. Using a potion or ...
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Can Wizards use potions and magic items with effects from their prohibited schools?

In D&D 3.5, can wizards make use of potions with effects from their prohibited schools of magic? Similarly, can they use magic items that give buffs or similar effects based on spells that are ...
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How much does a potion weigh?

I'm considering having my players find a big cache of alchemical items as part of an upcoming adventure. I feel like dozens of bottles of liquid should weigh something, but I don't see a weight listed ...