Broken Promises

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Broken Promises is a unique Consumable (Potion) that can be consumed for both a positive and a harmful effect.

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A parasite swims in the bottom of this bottle, fat with strength

Properties

  • Potions
  • Single Use
  • Rarity: Common
  •  Weight: 0.1 kg / 0.2 lb
  • Price: 1 gp
  • UID CONS_Hag_Broken_Promises
    UUID 3575950d-c41a-448d-bb2d-cd08c78c88c6

Effect

Bonus action

Condition: Broken Promises

Broken Promises Broken Promises

Duration: Until Long rest

Where to find

At the end of the Overgrown Tunnel in the Acrid Workshop. Set on a stone shelf alongside ten other dangerous potions made by Auntie Ethel.

Notes

  • This is the only potion in Auntie Ethel's workshop with a short-term benefit and long-term detriment.
    • Attempting to Remove Curse Remove Curse the effect will trigger the detriment immediately.
  • If you absolutely must use the short-term benefit, the negative effect can be mitigated with the following, somewhat extreme strategies:
    • Killing the character in question (they must actually be dead, not simply rolling death saves) and then bringing them back via Withers or a Scroll of Revivify will remove the effect.
    • You could respec at Withers into a build that simply doesn't utilize strength.
    • You can switch to the Club of Hill Giant Strength as your main weapon.
    • If you plan on taking a story path that would remove one character from your party roster permanently, (such as sacrificing someone to BOOOAL), you could give the potion to the character in question.
      • Similarly, you could give the potion to a Withers hireling you plan on later dismissing.
    • You can also opt to simply not consume the potion until the final stretch of the game, when you had already taken your final long rest.