A Guide for the Student on the Ways and Means of the Warg and the Stalking of Prey

Consumables

A sometimes overlooked part of a warg’s armoury are consumables. These are pots, foods, buffs, etc that you either buy with gold or barter for with stones from DoF. There are a variety of different consumables, some of which are more useful than others to wargs.

Morale & Power

 Morale Pots – These come in two different varieties; standard morale pots bought with gold and superior morale pots bartered for with DoF stones. There is a third type, store morale pots, but I’m not going to cover them here since they are not obtainable in-game for wargs. The standard morale pots are gated by rank, with the lower ranked pots being considerably weaker than the higher ranked ones. The same is true of the superior morale pots bartered for with DoF stones although the DoF morale pots are generally better than the standard gold bought ones.

You should always have a good supply of morale pots with you. Don’t skimp on them, buy the best ones you can afford because they can often be just enough to help you escape or prolong a fight long enough to get a kill.

 Power Pots – These function in the exact same way as morale pots except than instead of restoring your morale they restore your power. They too come in different varieties; gold bought versions and DoF versions and again are gated by rank.

It isn’t quite as important to have a good stock of power pots as it is morale pots,but with current warg power issues you can’t go wrong having a few to hand.If you find yourself strapped for cash though then definitely prioritise the morale pots over these.

Curatives

Wound Pots – These are bought with gold and are called ‘Bottled Uruk Effluvium’. These are actually extremely useful for wargs because they cure two very important debuffs that can be placed upon you: Burgers’ ‘Dust in the Eyes’, which increases your miss chance and slows you, and also the Hunter’s Quick Shot slow, which reduces your run speed. Try to always have a few of these on you.

 Disease Pots – Again bought with gold these are called ‘Bottle Orc Scream’. To be frank I’ve never had the need to use one of these and in fact I don’t ever recall even buying one. You can probably safely ignore these.

 Poison Pots – These are similar to the disease pots in that they aren’t much use to us. They’re called ‘Bottled Spider Chitter’ and can be useful for removing NPC poison effects, but frankly they’re a bit of a waste of money in general terms.

 Fear Pots – These are called ‘Bottled Warg Breath’ and again aren’t very useful for us. They DO NOT cure fear effects placed on you by freeps so don’t waste your money on them trying to use them for that. What they are useful for is grinding mobs in DoF, many of which place annoying fear debuffs on you. Personally I wouldn’t bother buying them.

DoF Fear Pots – These are the real deal so to speak and are called “Phials of Mazuk’s Resolve’.These WILL cure freep fear effects and are all but essential. I would highly recommend that you get yourself a good supply of them. Before you use your DoF stones to barter for any other consumables make sure you get these.

DoF Poison Pots – These are called ‘Phials of Gorgoris’ Kiss’ and really aren’t terribly useful. Freeps don’t have many (any?) poison effects to place upon you so these are pretty redundant and a waste of barter stones in my opinion.

 Anti-stun & Root Pots – These come in two varieties; standard gold bought ones and DoF ones. The standard versions hit you for 250 damage and break you out of stuns and mezzes/roots whilst also making you immune to those effects for 5 sec. They have a 2 min cooldown. The DoF versions, called ‘Phials of Akhulhun’s Fury’ is an ‘all in one’ pot that breaks you out of stuns, mezzes, knockdowns, roots and fears and gives you a 10 sec immunity to those effects. It has no morale penalty and a 2 min cooldown.

There is actually a third kind, again bartered for using DoF stones and they are called ‘Vials of Gundzor’s Breath’ 9anti-stun version), and ‘Vials of Gundzor’s Strength’ (root version). These work in te exact same manner as the standard gold bought versions, only they don’t have the -250 morale penalty.

If you can afford to barter for the DoF versions great, but I find that buying the standard gold versions works fine and considerably cheaper to boot. Whichever way you go make sure you have a good supply of both anti-stun and root pots because you will likely use a lot of them and they can really save your bacon.

Buffs

Run Speed Buffs – There are three separate DoF pots that increase your out of combat run speed. They are rank gated and the cheaper ones have a lower buff magnitude than the higher ones. The starting value is an extra 10% run speed and can be used at any rank. The next tier is +15% and requires rank 2 whilst the top tier is +20%and requires rank 4.

These are nice to have, but not essential. I tend to think of them as a luxury item that I buy if I have spare DoF stones.

NOTE: The run speed buff disappears if you die.

Armour Buff – Again these are DoF pots and again there are three different versions gated by rank, and which get progressively stronger. The rank 1 version is frankly worthless as it only increases your armour value by a measly 238. The rank 6 version, the top tier, increase your armour value by 1,238, which is the same amount as the Armour Boost trait. I wouldn’t really bother with these pots until you can buy the top tier rank 6 version, at which point they become useful, although not strictly necessary.

NOTE: The armour buff disappears if you die.

Evade Buff – These work in the same fashion as the run speed and armour buff DoF pots. The lowest tier version, at rank 1, is actually not too bad in that it increases your evade rating by +940. The highest tier version, at rank 6, increases your evade by +2,847. Like the armour buff pots these are great to have, but not wholly necessary. I’d recommend bying them, at any tier, if you can afford to do so.

NOTE: The evade buff disappears if you die.

 Food

The food available to wargs is pretty much the same no matter which type you opt for. The only real difference between the different types is the amount of regen they provide. The foods are rank gated, with the higher ranked food providing more regen than the lower ranked food. Food is also split between gold bought and DoF bartered versions. There is essentially no difference between the DoF food and the gold bought food other than that the DoF food goes up to rank 12, whilst the gold bought food stops at rank 10, which means higher regen rates for the top end DoF food..

I would strongly recommend that you have some food on you at all times. It’s highly useful for helping you stay in a fight longer, whether it’s a keep take or a 1vs1. I personally don’t bother bartering for the DoF variety as I consider it a waste of stones.

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5 responses

  1. stoffi

    Purple Fear Pots are useful, especially against loremasters. They will cure some debuffs and bleeds. 😉

    09/11/2011 at 8:35 am

  2. Good to know. 🙂 Do you know exactly which effects they will cure and I can update the post?

    09/11/2011 at 5:03 pm

  3. stoffi

    Actually, I think it’s only 1 bleed and 1 debuff. Can’t remember if it’s the changed Wizard’s Fire or that bleed which used to be curable pre-RoI. There’s a thread about dots on the forums though.

    The pots were more useful in the past I’m afraid, as the bleed you can cure is pretty much spammable. But still, it might save you some times. 🙂

    11/11/2011 at 12:47 pm

  4. stoffi

    Burning Embers, Purple Pot cures Burning Embers. And that debuff loremasters I never noticed what is.

    11/11/2011 at 12:50 pm

    • Roudy

      Perhaps Wind Lore. But yes, Purple pots cure the burning DoT’s LM’s put on us. I use Purple and Red pots constantly.

      13/11/2011 at 9:04 am

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