Potion of levitation

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Name levitation
Appearance random
Base price 200 zm
Weight 20

Quaffing effects[edit]

Case Effect
blessed You levitate for 250 to 299 (more) turns.

You may land at will with the > key if not wearing a ring or boots of levitation, but note that this terminates the effect of the potion--you can't take off again.

uncursed You levitate for 10 to 149 (more) turns.
cursed You levitate for 10 to 149 (more) turns.

You lose any ability to land at will.
If already levitating or on the Plane of Water, no further effect. Otherwise, the < command is attempted if you are on an upstair. If not, you suffer 1 to 10 points of damage (1 if wearing any hat).

Dipping items into this potions (except alchemy) has no effect in vanilla NetHack; in particular, it does not make things lighter.

Messages[edit]

Message Reason
"You start to float in the air!" You quaffed the potion
"Up, up, and awaaaay! You're walking on air!" You quaffed the potion

You are hallucinating

"You float up, out of the pit!" You quaffed the potion

You were stuck in a pit

"You float up, only your <leg> is still stuck." You quaffed the potion

You were, and still are, in a bear trap

"It feels as though you'd lost some weight." You quaffed the potion

You are on the Plane of Water

"You gain control over your movements." You quaffed the potion

You are on the Plane of Air

"You have a peculiar feeling for a moment, then it passes." You quaffed the potion

The potion was cursed
You were already levitating or on the Plane of Water

"You have a normal feeling for a moment, then it passes." You quaffed the potion

The potion was cursed
You were already levitating or on the Plane of Water
You are hallucinating

"You hit your <head> on the <ceiling>." You quaffed the potion

The potion was cursed
You were not already levitating or on the Plane of Water or on an upstair.

Identification[edit]

This potion self-identifies only if it causes you to start levitating.

Strategy[edit]

See levitation for details on levitating.

This potion is used in alchemy to create potions of gain level, but is otherwise a prime candidate for dilution or cancellation, as you rarely need more than one, if any. Its effect is usually considered harmful: although levitation can be useful, it can also be deadly when you don't have precise control over when the levitation stops. The ring of levitation is an entirely superior option.

See also[edit]


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