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Old June 28, 2019, 15:04   #5
Pete Mack
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Resistance potions (or elemental rings) have a lot of value if you can't kill big elemental breathers fast, and you don't have a spell to replace them. Single resisted Fire/Cold/Elec top out at 533 damage. That is enough to kill your character in 2 turns from 100% health, and is more than a potion of healing can cure. Cutting this to 174 (closer to 100 for Smaug) turns the element into a non-threat.

With the spell, you can keep resistance up whenever there is even a small threat, and you can take down breathers without much effort. You have to be a conservative with the potions. The rings are arguably better since you can't run out of uses, but swaps requiring recharging are somewhat annoying.
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