Talk:Potion of blood

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Created the page, but all of the information comes from a quick source dive or from other spoilers on the wiki. As such, I'd appreciate verification on a few things in the article from someone who has actually played as a vampire and drunk a potion of (vampire) blood. Especially the vomitting and max hp gain; I think I'm misreading the source in both cases.

There are some other things that I did not add to the wiki. I'd appreciate it if someone could look into these and see if they're worth adding to the article, or stating here that I'm wrong -

  • Line 1077 of potion.c states that when a non-vampire drinks a potion of vampire blood, they are permanently polymorphed into a vampire (or at least there is no timeout). I didn't add this because I honestly don't believe it, and I lack SLASH'EM wizard mode so I have no way to confirm it. Could someone test that? Especially what wizard-enlightenment says, as it normally displays the polymorph timeout.
  • Drinking a potion of blood breaks vegetarian conduct. It does not break foodless. Am I missing something again? foodless seems to be set with it's own u.uconduct value.
  • Drinking a potion of (vampire) blood is perfectly safe if you are polymorphed into a vampire. Even a lawful will not anger their god (but a monk will violate vegetarian as normal)

Qazmlpok 03:08, May 18, 2010 (UTC)

You are permanently polymorphed: You are polymorphed into a vampire (0). But you will return to your normal form if your HP reaches 0 as with a normal polymorph.
Drinking potions and the nutrition gained from that isn't considered "food" in NetHack games.
For a vampire, drinking such potions is also a really good source of nutrition. So your god doesn't seem to mind it.
--bhaak 08:47, May 18, 2010 (UTC)