Restoration potions can be much better than Health or Mana potions. One healing + one mana gives a restoration potion (alchemy level 1 to mix potions). I know alchemy is a reward for completing a quest in the dark forest, but I wish I had switched to using restoration potions sooner than I did. One spell point in alchemy early in the game would not be a mistake (it's not essential, but certainly not a mistake).Alchemy
1 - mix potions together (any size)
2 - extract minor potions from herbs
3 - extract normal potions from herbs
4 - extract super potions from herbs
5 - use augmentor herbs to boost the potion level, from minor to normal
See also; Kiya's ALCHEMY SPOILER THREADComparison of health/mana/restoration potions
- 1 minor healing = 40 health
- 1 minor mana = 40 mana
- 1 minor restoration = 50% of health and mana
As long as you have more than 80 vitality and magic, restoration potions give more bang for the buck. At level 40, a minor restoration gave me 606 health and 244 mana. Even if you just need health (or just mana) after you have 160 in vitality (or magic), restoration potions become more effective.
Potions are cheap and gold easy to come by. However, if you run into a tough area, would you rather hit the F1 key (or whatever you assign) madly 10 times to use healing potions faster than you are being hit, or once or twice to use a restoration potion?
- 1 normal healing = 100 health
- 1 normal mana = 60 mana
- 1 normal restoration = 100% of health and mana
NOTE: normal and super restoration potions both restore 100% health and mana. It would therefore be rather silly to buy super health, mana or restoration potions. Keep/use any such super potions you find, but just buy normal ones.
- 1 super healing = 200 health
- 1 super mana = 80 mana
- 1 super restoration = 100% of health and mana
If you are a mage, that 80 for a super mana potion really sucks, even more than the 200 health does for a melee character.
Keep any rings, amulets, etc. you find with alchemy +1. Empty flasks are cheaper, and there are mushrooms and rotting food all over the place if you use poison weapon or poison skin. Red / blue herbs are around as well, though not as many, for making health / mana potions (then mixing for restoration).