Potion of enlightenment

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! Pink potion.png
Name enlightenment
Appearance random
Base price 200 zm
Weight 20
Monster use Will not be used by monsters.

A potion of enlightenment allows you to momentarily see your intrinsics and other attributes.


Main article: enlightenment

When quaffed, both blessed and uncursed potions exercise wisdom and provide enlightenment: a brief indication of many of your normally hidden attributes.

If the potion is blessed, it has the added effect of increasing your intelligence and wisdom by one point each.

A cursed potion will only abuse wisdom—not even providing enlightenment. You receive the message "You have an uneasy feeling..." and are prompted to name the potion.


Main article: Alchemy

Despite its good natural uses, the potion of enlightenment is usually saved for alchemy as it can be used in a recipe to create potions of gain level.

As with all alchemy, there is a 110 chance of an alchemic blast, where the mixture will explode. The blast will take 1 to 10 HP from you, and it will generate vapors from the potion being dipped. The blast will also abuse your strength.[1]

The following table taken from the Alchemy page shows the appropriate recipes involving potions of enlightenment.

To make Use these ingredients
  1. potion of confusion + potion of gain level or
  2. potion of confusion + potion of gain energy

potion of enlightenment + potion of levitation


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