Potion of resistance

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Type Potion
Name Potion of resistance
Icon Potion of resistance.png
A potion which grants you temporary resistance to the elements and poison.

Quaffing a potion of resistance temporarily grants you 1 rank in fire, cold, poison, and electricity resistance for 10 to 29 turns. Be aware that gaining poison resistance will not have any effect on poison already in your system - for that, you need a potion of curing.


  • These potions are excellent for dealing with powerful elemental foes when you don't have a chance to change your gear.
  • They can also be useful to characters who find no good sources of electricity resistance, as there are few enough nasty electrical threats (Nikola, electric golems, storm dragons if encountered early on) in the game that the potions you find will probably suffice.


Prior to 0.11, the duration of each resistance granted by the potion was determined separately (i.e. your cold resistance might wear off in 11 turns while your fire resistance would wear off in 28 turns).

Prior to 0.12, quaffing a potion of resistance gave the player a point of Contamination