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    Default targeting potions

    When an item (cure light wounds potion, for instance) says "Target: Friend, Self", how do you make it target a friend? I tried the other day selecting another member of my party and then using a potion, but it treated it as drinking the potion myself. I was trying to heal my teammate.

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    Potions that are usable on Friends are intended to be used on Incapacitated party members i.e. pouring a cure potion down a comrade's throat to get them up and on their feet again.

    IIRC, to do this you also need ranks in Heal skill. I may be mistaken on that point though.
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    I've also used the Heal skill, but that uses Healers Kits, not Cure Light Wounds potions. The former is for reviving incapacitated characters while the later is for recovering a few hit points.

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    You dont need the heal skill or any other skill.

    To use a potion on another party member you just need to put the potion on your hotbar, target the intended target, click the potion in your hotbar. Thats all.

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    You're misunderstanding. If one of your party members is Incapacitated, you can use a cure potion to revive them. This does NOT work unless they ARE incapacitated.

    I know how the Heal skill works lol. I'm just unlear as to whether you need ranks in Heal to use potions in the way described above. But to use a potion on a friend, they definitely need to be unconsious and incapacitated.
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    So Cure Light Wounds has a completely different effect on a teammate than it has when used on yourself? When used on myself (which is the only way I've gotten it to work so far) a Cure Light Wounds potion will raise my HP bar a little, from whatever point it started at. I tend to use them when I get down to about 50% health.
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    ok let me paint you a picture....

    Youre in a dungeon. The party member next to you goes down fighting. He's incapacitated....below 0 HP but not yet at -10 (when death occurs). He's at like -6. So you target him, and use the cure potion from your hotbar on him, like tgun said.

    IF the effect of the potion brings him back above 0 HP, he stands back up (albeit with probably very few HP) and can move around and do things on his own again.

    This will not work if the person you want to target is already on their feet. They have to be Incapacitated for it to work.
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    If heal is only for incapacitated characters and potions (for teammates) are only for incapacitated characters, is there no way in this game to heal a teammate who's down to 10% HP? That seems really weird.

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    That is awesome to know that you can revive incap teammates with pots. Also curse pots can be used on teammates and pets.

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    Raiar let me clear this up for you. SOME potions can be used on others. Some examples of these are remove curse, remove disease and a few others. Others like cure pots can not. What you are reading when it says 'target: friend, self' is a description of the spell copypasted over to the potion. Under that is a description of the potion. This is where it will say whether or not it has a funnel attached. If it has a funnel then you can use it on others. If no funnel then only yourself gets benefit of the potion. IT doesnt matter whether your party member is incapacitated or not and it doesnt matter whether you have a certian skill or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiar View Post
    If heal is only for incapacitated characters and potions (for teammates) are only for incapacitated characters, is there no way in this game to heal a teammate who's down to 10% HP? That seems really weird.
    There's a few ways but not all of them are available to all classes. Some classes can use wands or spells to heal others. OR you can tell him to drink his own pots.

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    I have used remove curse pots on party members before. But I have found that RC pots bought from the guild vendor (and therefore BtC) will not work on party members...just on myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TEcarson View Post
    I have used remove curse pots on party members before. But I have found that RC pots bought from the guild vendor (and therefore BtC) will not work on party members...just on myself.
    i use my remove curse guild pots on party members in VOD all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiar View Post
    If heal is only for incapacitated characters and potions (for teammates) are only for incapacitated characters, is there no way in this game to heal a teammate who's down to 10% HP? That seems really weird.
    Spells, Scrolls, and Wands of appropriate type all can heal teammates. Some Feats, Enhancements and Class Abilities also have the ability to restore hitpoints to injured group members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philibusta View Post
    You're misunderstanding. If one of your party members is Incapacitated, you can use a cure potion to revive them. This does NOT work unless they ARE incapacitated.
    When did this change? You never used to be able to use cure pots on other people, incapped or not.

    OP, there are many ways to help an incapped party member without using spells.

    • If a class can access a spell, they can use that wand with no check. Even if not high enough level to cast the spell themselves. For example, just one level of Cleric, Favoured Soul, Bard, Ranger or Paladin will give you access to any cure wand in the game providing your character meets the minimum level.
    • Aid clickies. Those Aid clickies you got on Korthos can be used on other people.
    • Rage or Bear's Endurance clickies can give people enough extra HP to get them back on their feet.
    • UMD while not that succesful at lower levels can let characters use healing wands/scrolls to get people back up.
    • Healers kits. Even wtih 0 ranks in skills, you have a chance of getting this to work. A very low chance but still a chance.


    There are a few more out there but I need a coffee to think of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tgun View Post
    i use my remove curse guild pots on party members in VOD all the time.
    Hmmm...will try again - doing a "side by side" test with guild and non-guild pots...we'll see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falco_Easts View Post
    When did this change? You never used to be able to use cure pots on other people, incapped or not.
    IIRC, this change went in when they made some other potions (i.e.- Curse Removal, Poison Neutralization) targetable.

    Although, tbh, I've never actually done it. Never been able to break the habit that potions are self-only. I've always used wands, scrolls, or spells on party members, and potions on myself.
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    OK now I'M confused.

    I'm just about positive I read somewhere that cure pots could be used on incapped party members. Dont recall the last time I actually tried it myself.

    But what tgun said makes sense. And being able to just use a cure pot on an incapped party member would pretty much defeat any purpose of having the Heal skill.

    If I'm wrong, sorry for the incorrect advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiar View Post
    If heal is only for incapacitated characters and potions (for teammates) are only for incapacitated characters, is there no way in this game to heal a teammate who's down to 10% HP? That seems really weird.
    The quest redemption offers a cure light wounds cloak as an end reward that is usable on others. There are many other ways, but that one is probably the easiest for every player in the game to get.

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    Now I know I know the right answer to this one:


    Quote Originally Posted by Raiar View Post
    If heal is only for incapacitated characters and potions (for teammates) are only for incapacitated characters, is there no way in this game to heal a teammate who's down to 10% HP? That seems really weird.
    YES! There is a way! They're called "Clerics".

    Glad I could help.
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