MAGIC ITEMS (POTIONS)

 

POTIONS

A potion is a magic liquid that produces its effect when imbibed. Potions are also sometimes called elixirs. Magic oils are similar to potions, except that oils are applied externally rather than imbibed. A potion, oil, or elixir can be used only once.

 

Physical Description

A typical potion or oil consists of 1 ounce of liquid held in a ceramic or glass vial fitted with a tight stopper. The stoppered container is usually no more than 1 inch wide and 2 inches high. The vial has an AC of 13, 1 hit point, a hardness of 1, and a break DC of 12. Vials hold 1 ounce of liquid.

 

Activation

Drinking a potion or applying an oil requires no special skill. The user merely removes the stopper and swallows the potion or smears on the oil. The following rules govern potion and oil use:

Drinking a potion or applying an oil is a standard action. The potion or oil takes effect immediately.

Using a potion or oil provokes attacks of opportunity. A successful attack (including grappling attacks) against the character forces a Concentration check (as with casting a spell). If the character fails this check, he or she cannot drink the potion. An attacker may direct the attack of opportunity against the potion or oil container rather than against the character. A successful attack on the potion can destroy the container.

A creature must be able to swallow a potion or smear on an oil. Because of this, incorporeal creatures cannot use potions or oils.

Any corporeal creature can imbibe a potion. The potion must be swallowed. Any corporeal creature can use an oil.

A character can carefully administer a potion to an unconscious creature as a full-round action, trickling the liquid down the creatureís throat. Likewise, it takes a full-round action to apply an oil to an unconscious creature.

Potions
Minor
Medium
Major
Potion Market Price
01-05
-
-
Jump 50 gp
06-10
-
-
Spider climb 50 gp
11-19
-
-
Cure light wounds 50 gp
20
01
-
Love 150 gp
21-24
02
-
Vision 150 gp
25-28
03
-
Swimming 150 gp
29-32
04
-
Hiding 150 gp
33-36
05
-
Sneaking 150 gp
37
06
-
Oil of timelessness 150 gp
38-42
07
-
Reduce (at 5th level) 250 gp
43-47
08
-
Enlarge (at 5th level) 250 gp
48-50
09
-
Speak with animals 300 gp
51-53
10
01††
Protection from Arrows†† 300 gp
54-56
11-12
02
Charisma†† 300 gp
57-59
13-14
03
Intelligence 300 gp
60-62
15-16
04
Wisdom 300 gp
63-65
17-18
05
Alter self 300 gp
66-68
19-21
06-07
Blur 300 gp
69-71
22-24
08
Darkvision 300 gp
72-74
25-26
09
Ghoul touch†† 300 gp
75-77
27-29
10††
Delay poison 300 gp
78-80
30-32
11-13
Endurance 300 gp
81-83
33-40
14-16
Cure moderate wounds 300 gp
84-86
41-45
17-19
Remove Paralysis 300 gp
87-89
46-50
20-22††
Levitate 300 gp
90-91
51-55
23-25
Aid†† 300 gp
92-93
56-60
26-30
Invisibility†† 300 gp
94
61-65
31-35
See invisibility 300 gp
95
66-70
36-40
Catís grace 300 gp
96
71-75
41-45
Bullís strength 300 gp
97
76-77
46
Truth 500 gp
98
78-79
47
Glibness 500 gp
99
80-84
48-49
Nondetection 750 gp
100
85-87
50-51
Tongues 750 gp
-
88-91
52-53
Water breathing 750 gp
-
92
54-55
Negative energy protection 750 gp
-
93††
56-57
Displacement 750 gp
-
94
58-59
Remove disease 750 gp
-
95-96
60-69
Neutralize poison 750 gp
-
97††
70-73
Cure serious wounds 750 gp
-
98
74-75
Fly 750 gp
-
-
76-77
Protection from elements (cold) 750 gp
-
-
78-79
Protection from elements (electricity) 750 gp
-
-
80-83
Protection from elements (fire) 750 gp
-
-
84-85
Protection from elements (acid) 750 gp
-
-
86-87
Protection from elements (sonic) 750 gp
-
-
88-90
Haste 750 gp
-
-
91-93
Gaseous form†† 750 gp
-
-
94-95
Oil of slipperiness†† 900 gp
-
99-100
96-98
Heroism†† 900 gp
-
-
99-100
Fire breath 900 gp

 

 

POTION DESCRIPTIONS

The caster level for a standard potion is the minimum caster level needed to cast the spell (unless otherwise specified). Nonstandard potions are described below.

 

Charisma

This potion adds a 1d4+1 enhancement bonus to the userís Charisma score for 3 hours.

Caster Level: 3rd; Prerequisites: Brew Potion, spellcaster level 4th+; Market Price: 300 gp.

 

Fire Breath

This strange elixir bestows upon the drinker the ability to spit gouts of flame. The user can breathe fire up to three times, each time dealing 3d6 points of fire damage to a single target up to 25 feet away. The victim can attempt a Reflex save (DC 12) for half damage. Unused blasts dissipate 1 hour after the potion is consumed.

Caster Level: 3rd; Prerequisites: Brew Potion, spellcaster level 8th+; Market Price: 900 gp.

 

Glibness

This potion lasts 1 hour and provides the user with a +30 to Bluff checks. In addition, magic that normally detects lies does not register the speakerís lies as such.

Caster Level: 4th; Prerequisites: Brew Potion, spellcaster level 8th+; Market Price: 500 gp.

 

Heroism

This potion grants the drinker a +2 competence bonus to attacks, saves, and skill checks for 1 hour.

Caster Level: 4th; Prerequisites: Brew Potion, spellcaster level 8th+; Market Price: 900 gp.

 

Hiding

A character drinking this potion gains a +10 competence bonus to Hide checks for 1 hour.

Caster Level: 2nd; Prerequisites: Brew Potion, spellcaster level 6th+; Market Price: 150 gp.

 

Intelligence

This potion grants an ehancement bonus of 1d4+1 to the drinkerís Intelligence score for 3 hours.

Caster Level: 3rd; Prerequisites: Brew Potion, spellcaster level 4th+; Market Price: 300 gp.

 

Love

This potion causes the character drinking it to become charmed with the first creature seen after consuming the draft (as charm person-the drinker must be a humanoid of Medium-size or smaller, Will save, DC 14). The drinker actually becomes enamored if the creature is of similar race or kind. The charm effects wear off in 1d3 hours, but the enamoring effect is permanent.

Caster Level: 2nd; Prerequisites: Brew Potion, charm person; Market Price: 150 gp.

 

Oil of Slipperiness

This oil adds a +30 bonus to all Escape Artist checks. In addition, such obstructions as webs (magical or otherwise) do not affect an anointed individual. Magic ropes and the like do not avail against this oil. If the oil is poured on a floor or on steps, the spill should be treated as a long-lasting grease spell. The oil requires 8 hours to wear off normally, or it can be wiped off with an alcohol solution.

Oil of slipperiness is needed to coat the inside of a container that is meant to hold sovereign glue.

Caster Level: 6th; Prerequisites: Brew Potion, grease, spellcaster level 6th+; Market Price: 900 gp.

 

Oil of Timelessness

When applied to any matter that was once alive, this oil allows that substance to resist the passage of time. Each year of actual time affects the substance as if only a day had passed. The coated object has a +1 resistance bonus on all saving throws. The oil never wears off, although it can be magically removed. One flask contains enough oil to coat eight Medium-size objects or an equivalent area.

Caster Level: 2nd; Prerequisite: Brew Potion; Market Price: 150 gp.

 

Sneaking

This potion grants the drinker a +10 circumstance bonus to Move Silently checks for 1 hour.

Caster Level: 2nd; Prerequisites: Brew Potion, spellcaster level 6th+; Market Price: 150 gp.

 

Swimming

This potion bestows a +10 circumstance bonus to Swim checks for 1 hour.

Caster Level: 2nd; Prerequisites: Brew Potion, spellcaster level 6th+; Market Price: 150 gp.

 

Truth

This potion forces the individual drinking it to say nothing but the truth for 10 minutes (Will negates DC 12). Further, the drinker is compelled to answer any questions put to him or her in that time, but with each question he or she is free to make a separate Will save (DC 12). If one of these secondary saves is successful, the drinker doesnít break free of the truth-compelling enchantment but also doesnít have to answer that particular question. No more than one question can be asked each round. This is a mind-affecting compulsion enchantment.

Caster Level: 4th; Prerequisites: Brew Potion, spellcaster level 8th+; Market Price: 500 gp.

 

Vision

Drinking this potion a +10 to Search checks for 1 hour.

Caster Level: 2nd; Prerequisites: Brew Potion, spellcaster level 6th+; Market Price: 150 gp.

 

Wisdom

This potion adds a 1d4+1 enhancement bonus to the drinkerís Wisdom score for 3 hours.

Caster Level: 3rd; Prerequisites: Brew Potion, spellcaster level 4th+; Market Price: 300 gp.