Type of feat
Item creation
Prerequisite
Spellcaster Level 3+
Required for
None
Specifics

You can create a potion of any beneficial, single-target spell of 3rd level or less that you know. To create a potion, cast an appropriate spell on an empty magic potion bottle in your inventory. Creating a potion costs gold pieces based on the relative power of the spell. Potions containing first level spells can cost hundreds of gold pieces while those made with higher level spells can cost several thousand. Warlock invocations cannot be used in the creation of potions.

Use
Cast a spell on a magic potion bottle in your inventory.

Gameplay Notes[edit | edit source]

Unlike scrolls and wands, potions created by this feat can be used by any character regardless of class. Thus, it may be beneficial to utilize this feat to create potions that can be used by fighters, barbarians, and the like to augment their abilities.

Currently, the classes that can use this feat are: Wizard, Sorcerer, Cleric, Druid, Paladin, and Ranger. Spell-like abilities CANNOT be used to brew potions. Although PnP rules state that the Blackguard and Assassin have real spell books, NWN2 treats their spells as spell-like abilities. As such, these PrC classes CANNOT utilize this feat for their 'spells'.

Potions created by the use of this feat can be used upon other characters and creatures. This is most likely a bug as potions are supposed to always work only on the consuming character and should not be targetted effects. For example, a potion of Virtue created by this feat can be used by the player character to activate the spell upon a familiar, animal companion, or NPC in the game while the target is busy performing other tasks. This is a direct violation of 3.5 PnP rules.

In its current state (Patch 1.06), this feat contains some bugs. While most potions are correctly made using this feat, several are created with incorrect effects. For example, creating a potion of Mirror Image results in a potion with that name but with the Protection from Arrows spell effect. The problem is an error in the .2DA file that is associated with this feat. It's a known bug and has been around since v1.00 of the game. No word on if it will be corrected in the upcoming 1.07 patch or not.

Cost: The cost to brew a potion in NWN2 is equal to Caster Level * Spell Level * 50 gp. Level 0 spells cost half as much as a Level 1 spell. However, in the formula, Caster Level is NOT the character's caster level but the resulting caster level of the potion to be created. For example, a potion of Bull's Strength always has a caster level of 15. As such, it costs 15 * 2 * 50 = 1500 gp to make. Spell Level accurately reflects the spell level of the class used to brew the potion. Thus, the Virtue spell costs more for a paladin than any other class while Dispel Magic cannot be manufactured by a Druid but can by all other classes capable of casting the spell. Cost of the resulting potion is also determined by the class used to brew the potion.

Limitations: The in-game description states that you can brew a potion of any beneficial single-target spell up to 3rd level that you know. This is false. While most beneficial spells of 3rd level and below can be used, not ALL of these spells may be used to brew a potion. For example, you cannot brew a potion of Detect Undead. Likewise Balagarn's Iron Horn is a hostile attack spell that affects more than a single target, yet it can be brewed as a potion.

The specific cost to brew a potion in NWN2 is listed on the table below. The Caster Level header is the caster level that the user of the potion will cast the spell, not the actual caster level of the person that brewed the potion. This may be significantly higher than the actual caster level of the character brewing the potion. For example,a 5th level Wizard that brews a potion of Fox's Cunning will brew a 15th level potion. Conversely, a 20th level Druid will always brew a potion of Summon Creature III that is 5th level. Brewing costs are in gold pieces. All brewed potions require a Magical Potion Bottle in order to be brewed. To create the potion, simply cast the spell onto the Magical Potion Bottle in your character's inventory. You cannot brew a potion using a crafting workbench.

If a spell is NOT listed in this table, it CANNOT be used to brew a potion. This table is accurate as of NWN2 Patch 1.06.

NWN2 Brew Potion Table
Spell Name Caster
Level
Spell
Level
Crafting
Cost
Bug Notes
Aid (non-ranger) 3 2 300
Aid (ranger) 3 3 450
Amplify 5 1 250
Animate Dead (cleric) 15 3 2250
Aura of Glory 7 2 700
Balagarn's Iron Horn (sorcerer / wizard) 7 2 700
Balagarn's Iron Horn (bard) 7 2 350
Barkskin 12 2 1200
Bear's Endurance 3 2 300
Bless 2 1 100
Bless Weapon 6 1 300
Blind Sight (sorcerer / wizard) 14 2 700 Creates False Life potion
Blind Sight (cleric / druid) 7 3 1050 Creates False Life potion
Bull's Strength 15 2 1500
Bull's Strength (strength domain) 15 1 750
Camouflage 5 1 250
Cat's Grace 15 2 1500
Clairaudience/Clairvoyance 15 3 2250
Cure Light Wounds 5 1 250
Cure Minor Wounds 1 0 25
Cure Moderate Wounds (bard / cleric) 10 2 1000
Cure Moderate Wounds (druid / paladin / ranger) 10 3 1500
Cure Serious Wounds (bard / cleric) 15 3 2250
Cure Serious Wounds (Healing domain) 15 2 1500
Darkness 3 2 300
Death Armor 3 2 300
Dispel Magic (non-druid) 10 3 1500
Displacement 9 3 1350
Divine Favor 5 1 250
Divine Power (strength domain) 7 3 1050
Eagle's Splendor 15 2 1500
Endure Elements 2 1 100
Entropic Shield 5 1 250
Expeditious Retreat 5 1 250
Find Traps (cleric) 3 2 300
Find Traps (bard) 3 3 450
Fireburst 12 2 1200 Creates Mirror Image potion
Flame Weapon 3 2 300
Foundation of Stone 3 1 150 Creates Body of the Sun potion
Fox's Cunning 15 2 1500
Freedom of Movement (travel domain) 7 3 1050
Ghostly Visage 15 2 1500
Greater Magic Fang 9 3 1350
Greater Magic Weapon (non-cleric) 5 3 750
Haste 10 3 1500
Heroism (sorcerer / wizard) 10 3 1500 Creates Improved Mage Armor potion
Heroism (bard) 10 2 1000 Creates Improved Mage Armor potion
Identify 3 1 150
Improved Mage Armor 3 3 1800 Creates Rage potion
Cost is incorrect
Invisibility 3 2 300
Invisibility Sphere 5 3 750
Keen Edge 5 3 750
Knock 3 2 300
Lesser Dispel Magic (non-bard) 5 2 500
Lesser Dispel Magic (bard) 5 2 250
Light 5 0 125
Mage Armor 2 1 100
Magic Circle against Alignment 5 3 750
Magic Circle against Alignment (good domain) 5 2 500
Magic Fang 5 1 250
Magic Weapon 2 1 100
Magic Vestment 5 3 750
Mass Camouflage 13 2 1300
Mirror Image 6 2 600 Creates Protection from Arrows potion
Neutralize Poison (druid / ranger) 5 3 750
Owl's Wisdom 15 2 1500
Prayer 5 3 750
Protection from Alignment 2 1 100
Protection from Energy (non-ranger) 10 3 1500
Protection from Energy (ranger) 10 2 1000
Rage 9 3 1350 Creates Spiderskin potion
Rage (bard) 9 2 900 Creates Spiderskin potion
Remove Blindness/Deafness 5 3 750
Remove Curse (bard / cleric / paladin) 5 3 750
Remove Disease 5 3 750
Remove Fear 2 1 100
Remove Paralysis 3 2 300
Resistance (non-paladin) 5 0 125
Resistance (paladin) 5 1 250
Resist Energy 10 2 1000
Resist Energy (ranger) 10 1 500
Lesser Restoration (cleric / druid) 3 2 300
Lesser Restoration (paladin) 3 1 150
Sanctuary 2 1 100
See Invisibility (sorcerer / wizard) 3 2 300
See Invisibility (bard) 3 3 450
Shield of Faith 5 1 250
Shield 5 1 250
Shocking Grasp 10 1 500 Creates Low Light Vision potion
Summon Creature I 5 1 250
Summon Creature II 3 2 300
Summon Creature III 5 3 750
True Strike 5 1 250
Virtue (cleric / druid) 1 0 25
Virtue (paladin) 1 1 50
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