Potion of toughness ( ! )
Item Type Potion
Artifact? No
Weight 4s
Danger Level 3
Material Glass

Potions of toughness modify the PC's Toughness value when drunk, and are highly satiating.

The Toughness modification is dependent on the potion's B/U/C status:

  • Blessed potions increase it by 2, uncursed potions by 1. As with other stat modifying potions, this increase is not bounded by potential.
  • Cursed potions reduce Toughness; the reduction is thought to be higher if the PC is cursed and/or doomed.

Regardless of B/U/C status, these potions are highly satiating when drunk, comparable to four large rations in one gulp. The PC may inadvertently become bloated in this way, resulting in combat penalties and an inability to consume food until the bloating resolves. This can be avoided by waiting to become hungry before drinking, or by consuming such potions in a safe place where bloating is not a concern.

Notably, potions of potential toughness provide the same high satiation as potions of toughness.


Toughness improves the survivability of all PCs. If the PC has access to morgia roots, they may wish to increase their Toughness with those first, and then begin drinking potions of toughness when the morgia roots stop working.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

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

Greater Identify information[]

-------------------------- blessed potion of toughness-------------------------

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.