Potions are a must upgradable item in FF16, and learn all about that here.
For over 30 years, the Final Fantasy franchise has been setting us up to grow with them. And after all these years, the latest installment, Final Fantasy 16 can be called that game that has been evolving with its veteran audiences. Taking the rolling ball from its prequel, we are now on the verge of experiencing another cruel world of Valisthea that is full of magic, and the foes are running around with a chance to grasp that magick. In the meantime, we will be taking the role of Clive Rosfield to complete our quests.
And talking about surviving the night and to see the daylight of the next day, you need to be on your feet all the time. There comes the emergence of this Health Potion. Means, not only fancy weaponry will be enough to stay alive if you want your way around here and there. Moreover, this health potion is upgradeable, and you need to upgrade it to enhance its potency. Hop in to learn more about it!
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Potions Are Essential
Potions and other tonics play quite a vital role in FF16. Not only can you heal and restore your health points (HP), but you can also restore your Magick Power (MP). With that said, there are multiple types of potions to choose from. However, each of these potions has a different level of potency.
The most basic one restores 100 HP, while the advanced one restores around 500 HP. Moreover, there is a potion that can also revive any knocked-out character. You can also use Elixir to fully restore your HP and MP.
Upgrade Potion Potency
To upgrade the potency of these potions, we have to complete some side quests at first. And there are Two side quests to initiate the process:
Complete “Root of the Problem“
I came upon this quest after finishing one of the main sequences, “After the Storm.” Afterward, I headed to the Head Botanist, Nigel, in the Hideway. Now, this is the guy who appointed me with the “Root of the Problem” quest. After completing this one, I was rewarded with the Morganbeard Extract. This is one of those Curiosity items that can increase the potency of certain consumable items. Of course, the potion is a part of that. And that is one way to increase the potency of the potion.
Complete “Please Sir, Can I have Some Morbol“
Again, the prerequisite for this side quest was one of the main quests, that is, “After completing A Song of Hope.” After I was done with this, once again, Mr. Nigel was the man I needed. He gave me this “Please Sir, Can I have Some Morbol” quest. In this quest, all I had to do was slay Carrot, whose name is quite bolded on the Hunt Board. Heads up, he can be quite troublesome. And after you are done troubling, bring back morbol tendrils to Nigel.
Apart from getting a Morbol Flower, Nigel will also reward you with Invigorated Morganbeard Extract. This one also is a Curiosity Item that further improves the potency of the potion.
Potion Potency Upgrades
Now that you have both Morganbeard Extract and Invigorated Morganbeard Extract, you can now use them to upgrade your potions. Below is the detailed effect of the potions:
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You Can Also Use Accessories to Upgrade Potency
You can equip Cleric’s Medallion and High Cleric’s Medallion accessories to increase the potency of the potions. Cleric’s Medallion will increase 20% potency of your potion, whereas High Cleric’s Medallion can push that up to 25%. I had to complete “Louder than Words” to get the Cleric’s Medallion and “A Light from the Heaven” for the High Cleric’s Medallion.