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Chud May 12, 2019 09:32

Throwing rare potions?
 
Out of curiosity... !*Healing* says "can be thrown at creatures with damaging effect".

I've never actually tried this, though it's been around for a long time; always seemed likely to be a waste of a valuable and somewhat rare potion. Does it do enough damage to ever actually be worth doing? Maybe this is something to test out after winning, when you're no longer feeling the need to hoard them... :)

wobbly May 12, 2019 09:55

combat:0:1d1:0:0:0

Oddly enough only on *healing & life potions, some sort of legacy effect?

Chud May 12, 2019 10:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by wobbly (Post 138364)
combat:0:1d1:0:0:0

Use the Source, Luke!

:)

Sphara May 12, 2019 10:18

Heh, I wouldn't throw one at the enemy, even if it did twice the damage of full-leveled mana storm.

mibert June 4, 2019 14:36

does throwing potions do anything in general?
I tried throwing a !confusion but it did nothing.

Therem Harth June 4, 2019 15:05

If potions of detonations still exist, they do 25d25 damage for obvious reasons.

Derakon June 4, 2019 17:32

Detonations potions no longer exist because we don't want players to be scared that drinking unidentified potions will deal 25d25 damage to them. :)

That said, I wouldn't be opposed to having an item that's overtly a throwable/slingable bomb of some kind that explodes on impact. It'd be a single-use shards/sound ball, I guess, and appropriately powerful for its depth. ToME2 has explosive ammo, but I remember that being pretty disappointing. It probably had to be weak because it comes in large stacks.

wobbly June 4, 2019 19:44

Someone changed rogues in master to be chuckas, From this:
Code:

skill-throw:66:30
to this:
Code:

skill-throw:72:45
so it would be nice for them to have something to actually throw.

fph June 4, 2019 21:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by Derakon (Post 138602)
That said, I wouldn't be opposed to having an item that's overtly a throwable/slingable bomb of some kind that explodes on impact. It'd be a single-use shards/sound ball, I guess, and appropriately powerful for its depth. ToME2 has explosive ammo, but I remember that being pretty disappointing. It probably had to be weak because it comes in large stacks.

Is there lore in Tolkien's world for exploding stuff? Peter Jackson's special effects don't count. :D

wobbly June 4, 2019 21:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by fph (Post 138608)
Is there lore in Tolkien's world for exploding stuff? Peter Jackson's special effects don't count. :D

Gandalf & fireworks
whatever the orcs use at helms deep


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