graystone wrote:SuperBidi wrote:But the Research Field is based on feeding allies with Elixirs (of Life, mostly).I'll agree to disagree. I never saw feeding as an intended requirement.
Feeding Elixirs to allies during combat is definitely a base of the Chirurgeon. To avoid it you'll have to forget about some class abilities, at least the Greater Field Discovery. And also all the Elixir of Life-based feats, like Merciful Elixir or Combine Elixirs.
Now, you play your character the way you want. On that I agree.
Nothing prevent you making an elixir and someone else drinking it [ie, the target spends the action to drink it]. Or tossing it as a bomb. 1/2 of merciful works by passing off one [only paralysis requires feeding]. This is especially true with Enduring Alchemy. Does it work great? No, but a lot of the class didn't work that great a the beginning.