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Interesting potions


Rules Questions

Grand Lodge

Is it legal to make a potion of flame blade?
What are some other awkward spells that can be potions?
Most damage spells dont need to be named.


Flame Blade isn't a personal spell, so seems legit. You could call it an oil you put on your hand I guess.


Brew Potion includes making oils.

Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

A potion of magic mouth is interesting. I am still looking for viable ways to use one. Perhaps a mouth could appear on your arm and shout bloody murder if anyone approaches you while your sleeping.

Death knell is in a category of oils and potions I call "recursive". When a comrade falls below 0 hp you can apply this oil to his body, forcing him to make a Will save. If he fails the Will save he dies, but he gains 1d8 temporary hp; but, he's dead so it doesn't help.

A potion of magic missile is a fun little "cursed" potion. Upon drinking it a magical energy dart flies from your fingertips and back into your face.

But seriously, one of my favorite interesting oils is animate rope. I think it is cooler to rub a rope with oil to make it come alive than to mumble some hocus-pocus over it.

Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

I don't so why you couldn't just drink a potion of flame blade and get the same effect.


Lakesidefantasy wrote:
I don't so why you couldn't just drink a potion of flame blade and get the same effect.

By RAW Potions can only be made of spells that target something:

Quote:
A potion is a magic liquid that produces its effect when imbibed. Potions vary incredibly in appearance. Magic oils are similar to potions, except that oils are applied externally rather than imbibed. A potion or oil can be used only once. It can duplicate the effect of a spell of up to 3rd level that has a casting time of less than 1 minute and targets one or more creatures or objects.

Flame blade is not targeted spell, it produces an effect instead so it is cannot be made into a potion.

Dark Archive

Flame blade doesnt even have a target line in the description... But if it did what would it be?


genesisknight wrote:
Flame blade doesnt even have a target line in the description... But if it did what would it be?

Target: You

(Like Righteous Might, Alter Self, and several other spells that only target the caster.)

Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014

Drejk wrote:
Lakesidefantasy wrote:
I don't so why you couldn't just drink a potion of flame blade and get the same effect.

By RAW Potions can only be made of spells that target something:

Quote:
A potion is a magic liquid that produces its effect when imbibed. Potions vary incredibly in appearance. Magic oils are similar to potions, except that oils are applied externally rather than imbibed. A potion or oil can be used only once. It can duplicate the effect of a spell of up to 3rd level that has a casting time of less than 1 minute and targets one or more creatures or objects.
Flame blade is not targeted spell, it produces an effect instead so it is cannot be made into a potion.

Good call Drejk. Now, just to be sure, this won't work as an oil either.


Sure it will.

Uncork the bottle, flick the oil out with your wrist. As it splashes out of the bottle, it lights aflame, in the shape of a curved blade.

Done. Maybe the bottle becomes the handle for the sword. :)

(they can be made of iron, I always get mine that way)

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