Does anyone use them? How useful are they and how many types of poison potions are there? Yep, planning to write a book about it. Would be nice if someone already has a write up on the topic. Poison by Feeyo, Barugon, Charon, Xiones, Tirrag, Boris Mondragon, Anpu, Violet Ronso Nothing much was ever discussed about poison. Perhaps, it is not virtuous to speak about the use of poison in the new world. After much probing, we learned that it is actually quite common to use poison. The poison by itself is not evil. Like a sword, it is how we choose to use it. Our Shroud remains pure despite the frequent use to eradicate the local menace. To properly use poison, we need to learn and train the skill 'Poison Weapon'. The higher the skill level, the longer the poison duration will last. You can craft a variety of poison, each has it own merits. Choose the poison that is most suitable for you. To use it, put the poison in your utility hot-bar. When you activate the slot, it will add poison to your weapon, and that includes bows too. It will last more than 20 seconds, depending on your Poison Weapon skill. Each hit with your weapon will apply the poison. Other than skill level, some weapons like daggers and short swords will increase the effectiveness of poison. It can add to the duration that the mobs get poisoned. It is a handy tool to slow or damage mobs. Speed buffs, critical buffs, daggers and poison can be very helpful. These weapons can be considered pretty defensively as they have a relatively high parry. Poison works on most mob. However, all undead and some mobs are immune to their own poison. For example, a Corpion is immune to Corpion poison. You can use poison alongside fire skills like ignite weapon and immolation. Using them together can quickly take down mobs in record time. Using attack speed buffs and corpion poison (or for that matter, any poison) is also very effective. Using berserker stance and a savage sash of swiftness will wear down the mobs. Use them together with fire dots and celestial blessing, you will bring down a pile of dead elven mage mobs pretty quickly! For polearm users, Festering Poison with Skewer and Puncture (stacked x3) is great for bringing down large preys. This keeps them from healing, and it bleeds them out. Its not the best way to kill something big in 30 seconds, but it is very effective. Blade users will equally benefit with Festering Poison with Rend. You can add using fleet flute to increase attack speed. Together with body slam and taking them down from behind, it sure is a good way to quickly send them to the netherworld. As Violet Ronso puts it: "Poisons are one of my favorite things to use. First off, to use them, you put them on your Out of Combat Bar, and then before or during the fight, you use the poison. The poison will then be applied to your weapon for the duration specified on your tooltip (Skill level will increase the duration). Any Auto-Attack/Free-Attack or skill use (only the 1st hit of a skill use) will apply the effect, and it will refresh every following hit. Poison effects can also stack up to 3 times, so for a Festering Poison, you reduce the targets Healing modifier by 45%. Festering Poison works best on bosses, where you can reduce by nearly half their recovery, or on mages that heal themselves. Meanwhile, Corpion works best on smaller mobs for a dps boost, and there is also the Spider Venom I think, the one that slows down attack speed, I use that on hard hitting mobs, mostly physical attack mobs. Also, it is important to use weapons that aid Poison effectiveness, The best weapon being a Dagger, you can usually wield one in your off-hand to get that juiicy +50% poison damage, and then a spear or a shortsword in your main hand for a total of +75% damage from poisons. This is nice to use!"