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Old May 12, 2019, 08:32   #1
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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...
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Old May 12, 2019, 08:55   #2
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combat:0:1d1:0:0:0

Oddly enough only on *healing & life potions, some sort of legacy effect?
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Old May 12, 2019, 09:05   #3
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Old May 12, 2019, 09:18   #4
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Heh, I wouldn't throw one at the enemy, even if it did twice the damage of full-leveled mana storm.
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Old June 4, 2019, 13:36   #5
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does throwing potions do anything in general?
I tried throwing a !confusion but it did nothing.
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Old June 4, 2019, 14:05   #6
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If potions of detonations still exist, they do 25d25 damage for obvious reasons.
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Old June 4, 2019, 16:32   #7
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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.
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Someone changed rogues in master to be chuckas, From this:
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skill-throw:66:30
to this:
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skill-throw:72:45
so it would be nice for them to have something to actually throw.
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Old June 4, 2019, 22:20   #9
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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.
Yes, it would. I'm not sure I'll get around to throwing for 4.2.
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Old July 30, 2019, 14:44   #10
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Bilbo, the "rogue" of "The Hobbit" was a natural stone thrower, apparently, managing to kill monstrous Mirkwood spiders just by whipping stones at them with nothing more than his bare hands.

I doubt you'll find the same luck if you make a hobbit rogue and have him throw stone ammunition at Mirkwood spiders, though.
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