Poisoning

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Poisoning
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Skill Type Combat / Rogue


Subtler than an impaling sword, poisoning food and drink has long been a method of choice for the discerning assassin. For those with a flair for the dramatic, Poison can be applied to the blade of a fencing or one-handed swordsmanship weapon to swiftly bring an enemy to defeat in battle. A weapon that has been poisoned can be used by anyone and has a chance to poison a target with each hit.

One of the criticisms of the Poisoning skill is that nearly any use of a Greater Cure Potion or Arch Cure spell in PvP combat would render a successful poisoning of a target useless. Poisoning remains very useful in PvM and roleplaying, however.

Poison Strengths[edit | edit source]

All poisons last for roughly 60 seconds. They will only do damage after the first cycle. So for example Deadly Poison will deal damage 10 seconds after it has been applied.

Poison Strength Poison Text PvP Damage PvE Damage Misc Info
Lesser Poison "You feel a bit nauseous..." / "looks ill" 2% of the player current health in damage every 4 seconds ? Best used for keeping a target interrupted
Regular Poison "You feel disoriented and nauseous." / "looks extremely ill" 8% of the player current health in damage every 6 seconds 9-14 damage
Greater Poison "You begin to feel pain through out your body." / "stumbles around in pain and confusion" 14% of the player current health in damage every 8 seconds 14-20 damage
Deadly Poison "You feel extremely weak and are in severe pain." / "wracked with extreme pain" 30% of the player current health in damage every 10 seconds 30-55 damage Once the target is under 55% total hp, each poison pulse will also deal as much stamina damage.
Lethal Poison "Your are in extreme pain, and require immediate aid." / "begins to spasm uncontrollably" 60% of the player current health in damage every 12 seconds 50-80 damage Players can not apply Lethal Poison

Training[edit | edit source]

The recommended type of poison to use for training is:

  • 0 - 30: Train at the Skill Trainer
  • 30 - 40: Apply Lesser Poison
  • 40 - 70: Apply Poison
  • 70 - 92: Apply Greater Poison
  • 92 - 100: Apply Deadly Poison

Have a bladed weapon, poison potions and oil cloths (made with Tailoring), as well as cure potions. Poison the weapon, then wipe the weapon with an oil cloth, then drink a cure poison (if necessary).

Poisoned Weapons[edit | edit source]

Any one-handed Fencing or Swordsmanship weapon can be poisoned.

Two-handed weapons, Mace Fighting weapons and arrows cannot be poisoned.

Weapons get a number of "poison charges" depending on the poison applied.

  • Deadly - 12 charges
  • Greater - 14 charges
  • Regular - 16 charges
  • Lesser - 18 charges

To check how many poison charges are left on a weapon requires at least 75 Arms Lore skill. Re-applying poison to a blade will reset the charges.

On hit, poisoned weapons have a 25% chance to apply a charge with 100 Anatomy skill, which can't be resisted.

The weapon has a 50% chance to not lose a poisoning charge if all of the below occur:

  • the weapon hits the target
  • the poison fails to apply to the target (75% chance with 100 Anatomy skill)
  • the wielder of the weapon has GM Poisoning

Weapons take durability damage when a poison is applied to them and when the weapon applies poison on a target.

Magic Poison[edit | edit source]

Along with the ability to poison weapons and food, higher levels of this skill improve the effectiveness of the Poison and Poison Field spells.

The formula to determine the level of poisoning on the Poison and Poison Field spells is: (Magery + Poisoning)/2

GM Magery and GM Poisoning will have the following affects, based on the poisoner's range to the victim:

  • If you are under 1 pace from your target you have a 100% chance to cast a greater poison, and 15% for a deadly poison.
  • If you are under 2 paces from your target you have a 100% chance to cast a greater poison, and 10% for a deadly poison.
  • If you are under 6 paces from your target you have an 80% chance to cast a greater poison.
  • If you are at max poison spell range from your target you have a 60% chance to cast a greater poison.

GM Magery and 0 Poisoning:

  • If you are under 1 pace from your target you have a 100% chance to cast a regular poison, and 15% for a greater poison.
  • If you are under 2 paces from your target you have a 100% chance to cast a regular poison, and 10% for a greater poison.

Poison Resistance[edit | edit source]

Poisoning skill grants a natural poison resistance which is 20% of the player's poisoning skill.

This resistance reduces the amount of damage taken when poisoned, it does not reduce the chance to be poisoned. Resisting the Poison spell gives you a 20% chance to lower the poison level by one rank (eg. from Deadly Poison to Greater Poison).

Curing Poison[edit | edit source]

The chance to cure poisons with Magery, Healing or Veterinary are the same.

The formula for curing poison is: (1.5 - (Poison Level * 0.25)) * Cure Skill * 0.01

At 100 cure skill:

  • Lesser or Regular Poison is always cured
  • Greater Poison is 75%
  • Deadly Poison is 50%
  • Lethal Poison is 25%

Chance to cure with cure potions, in order of poison strength (lesser, regular, greater, deadly, lethal):

  • Lesser cure potion: (75%, 50%, 25%, 0%, 0%)
  • Regular cure potion: (100%, 75%, 50%, 25%, 0%)
  • Greater cure potion: (100%, 100%, 75%, 50%, 25%)

See Also[edit | edit source]