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Chapter 11: Crafting & Treasure / Alchemical Items

Alchemical Elixirs

Source Core Rulebook pg. 546 1.1
Elixirs are alchemical liquids that are used by drinking them. They have the elixir trait. These potent concoctions grant the drinker some alchemical benefits. While all elixirs follow the same general rules, mutagens (described below) have additional rules that apply to their use.

Activating Elixirs

Source Core Rulebook pg. 546 1.1
You usually Interact to activate an elixir as you drink it or feed it to another creature. You can feed an elixir only to a creature within reach that is either willing or unable to prevent you from doing so. You usually need only one hand to consume an elixir or feed it to another creature.

Mutagens

Source Core Rulebook pg. 546 1.1
These elixirs, indicated by the mutagen trait, temporarily transmogrify the subject’s body and alter its mind. Typically, only alchemists have the expertise to craft mutagens, and some say they are the only ones reckless enough to use them.

A mutagen always conveys one or more beneficial effects (listed in the Benefit entry) paired with one or more detrimental effects (shown in the Drawback entry). Mutagens are polymorph effects, and a subsequent polymorph effect attempts to counteract an existing effect; the counteract check for a mutagen uses the item’s level and a modifier equal to the that level’s DC – 10, as found on Table 10–5: DCs by Level.

Table 10-5: DCs by Level

LevelDC
014
115
216
318
419
520
622
723
824
926
1027
1128
1230
1331
1432
1534
1635
1736
1838
1939
2040
2142
2244
2346
2448
2550
Spell Level*DC
1st15
2nd18
3rd20
4th23
5th26
6th28
7th31
8th34
9th36
10th39
*If the spell is uncommon or rare, its difficulty should be adjusted accordingly