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 is a type of potion that appears in NetHack.


The potion of enlightenment makes up 2% of randomly-generated potions.


Main article: Enlightenment

Quaffing a non-cursed exercises wisdom and provides enlightenment, allowing you to momentarily see your character's intrinsics and other attributes.[1] A blessed potion additionally increases intelligence and wisdom by 1.[2]

Quaffing a cursed potion abuses wisdom and prints a message with no other effect, prompting you to type-name the potion.[3]


Dipping to mix together a potion of confusion and either a potion of gain level or a potion of gain energy has a 310 chance of producing potions of enlightenment.

Mixing a potion of levitation with a potion of enlightenment has a 35 chance of producing a potion of gain level.


Potions of enlightenment are sometimes worth blessing to increase your mental stats. Otherwise, they are frequently saved for alchemy once identified to use in creating potions of gain level.


The potion of enlightenment first appears in NetHack 3.0.0.


You have an uneasy feeling...
You quaffed a cursed potion of enlightenment.



In UnNetHack, there is a 35 chance of a potion of enlightenment generating in the boulder-blocked stash on the last floor of the Dragon Caves at level creation.


In Hack'EM, the last floor of The Wyrm Caves uses the last floor map from the Dragon Caves of UnNetHack, including the 35 chance of generating a potion of enlightenment in the stash.