A nice surprise
when quaffing random NetHack potion
s, especially after building up poison resistance
or getting whack
ed by certain monsters. Quaff
ing the uncursed
potion restores one random statistic
to its previous maximum
amount (i.e. if Strength
is chosen, and you started with 17 but got poison
ed a couple of times so it dropped to 10, it'll go back up to 17). The blessed
version restores all ability score
s to their previous maximum values.
The cursed version does nothing at all ("Ulch! This makes you feel mediocre!"). Throwing the potion at a monster restores it to full hit points. Inhaling the vapors from a smashed potion restores one randomly-chosen ability score by one point (if the potion was blessed, all ability scores are restored by one point).