Potion of poison ( ! )
Item Type Potion
Artifact? No
Weight 4s
Danger Level 1
Material Glass

Potions of poison are Potions that, when drunk, poison the player. They can also be thrown at enemies, poisoning them, and weapons and missiles can be dipped into them, adding a temporary poisoning effect to their hits. Non-immune monsters have around a 50% chance to resist thrown potions of poison.


These are quite useful to players in dispatching some of the more powerful enemies in the game. They serve to counteract natural regeneration abilities, or can even eventually kill all on their own, though this is a slow process, and the PC has to stay on the level for the monster to be damaged by the poison, allowing it to eventually catch up with them. Poison can also be inflicted without this potion by use of the Poison hands corruption or using naturally poisonous weapons, such as Serpent's Bite, or by blasting an enemy with a wand of poison.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

They can be obtained in the same manner as all generic loot.

Greater Identify information[]

---------------------------- blessed potion of poison--------------------------

When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d2 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d2
points of damage.