Potion of flight

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Version 0.30: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
Type Potion
Name Potion of flight
Icon Potion of flight.png
A potion which confers great buoyancy on one who consumes it.

Quaffing a potion of flight causes your character to fly above the ground for 24 + 1d40 (more) turns, up to 100.

Flight allows you to pass over deep water or lava safely, and negates any applicable combat penalties if fighting in shallow water. It has no effect on traps, and does not prevent the player from falling into shafts.

You are warned about a loss in buoyancy when the potion's effects are nearly over, giving you time to steer clear of hazards. If needed, you may extend your flight with another potion of flight.


  • A ring of flight provides permanent flight, but at the cost of a ring slot. If both ring slots are important, putting on the former might be a tough ask. The need for flight outside of the watery Swamp and Shoals is rare enough that these potions are often sufficient.
  • If your flight is running out but you only have a short distance to travel over dangerous terrain, it may be worth it to allow yourself to undertake emergency flight and suffer slight draining instead of renewing your flight and hence using a second potion.


  • In 0.31, these potions will be renamed to potions of enlightenment, and now give you willpower (Will+).
  • Prior to 0.19, having flight dispelled or cancelled while over deep water or lava could cause instant death.
  • Potions of flight replaced potions of levitation in 0.12.
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