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A swirling elixir that will instantly heal you, cure you of ailments, and permanently increase your maximum health.

potion of life is one of the principal means of empowering your character. It has the following effects when applied:

While more maximum health is always better, you should generally wait to use a potion of life until you are close to death in order to get the most use out of it. Examining nearby monsters will tell you how close they are to killing you.

Brogue carefully controls the distribution of potions of life throughout the dungeon rather than only giving them as random loot. This attempts to ensure that you have neither too many nor too few.

You should expect to find 6.67 potions of life per seed on average (99.7% of runs get 6-9, range 6-13, median 7).[1] 

This article is related to version 1.7.3 and may be out of date.

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