Talk:Potion

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What about potion dilution? What effect does that have?

I don't think it has any significant effect. Diluted fruit juice will give you half of the nutrition and undiluted booze will heal one hit point. Diluted see invisible will give you different messages so it will seem the same as fruit juice, but the effect won't change. Tagmata 00:56, 20 December 2007 (UTC)
I added a section on dilution, which includes these effects but is missing any others. All are invited to improve it!--Ckbryant 16:02, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

While wearing a cloak of displacement, a Gnome Lord threw a potion at me (in the wrong direction). This missed potion did not shatter... and I was able to retrieve it.--PeterGFin 17:16, January 8, 2010 (UTC)

Sounds like the potion made a saving throw. --FJH 04:49, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Yet another message

I think I was polymorphed into a giant spider (or maybe stalker [realize those are 2 VERY different things. Ring of polymorph, what can I say?). I drank a potion, and receieved the following message, which I could not find in a search: "Your skin glows..." (may've been words in between)"...then fades". Increase armor? I dunno.01:10, 7 December 2010 (UTC)01:11, 7 December 2010 (UTC)Slarty 01:11, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

I believe that's the Scroll of enchant armor when not wearing any armor (and not blind). No potion in nethack gives such a message.--Kynde (talk) 10:50, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Chances of Boiling/Freezing

Does anyone know the exact chances of boiling/freezing for wielded weapons, wands, spells, etc etc? --AileTheAlien 10:11, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

Grepping. Source:Ref/destroy_item and Source:Ref/destroy_mitem destroy individual things in monster/player inventory. Source:Ref/fire_damage orders some things burnt and does some probs. Then I ran out of desire to continue grepping. --Tjr 00:11, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

Magical bottle speculation

From the "Properties of potion bottles" section, I removed the line "Perhaps it is the bottle that is magical, as much as or more than the colored liquid within." This removal is because when you quaff from a sink, you sometimes get a colored liquid that matches the potion color and has the full potion effect, despite not coming from a bottle. So, it is clearly the liquid itself that does whatever the potion does.169.252.4.21 01:49, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

A coating wears off the [poisoned item]

anyone know what potion causes this message? I was diptesting potions with arrows to avoid polymorphing my unicorn horn, found sickness and poisoned them, and then another potion said this. searching the wiki gives no results. --Ornith (talk) 01:22, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Any of the three healing potions: Source:NetHack_3.4.3/src/potion.c#line1762. Ais523 (talk) 18:57, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Edit suggestion

I think it might be helpful to put emphasis on dipping junk ammunitions such as darts for identification as it is accessible earlier than amethysts or unicorn horns and will identify sickness(give it poison coating), acid(corrode it) and polymorph(polymorph it). All of which can be annoying when quaffed.