Plague Poison

Plague Poison Plague Poison Bomb A foul poison harvested from the corpses of plague victims. It infects many targets, but kills slowly.

Tier UT
MP Cost 90 (8.89 damage/MP)
On Equip +2 ATT, +2 WIS
Throw Time 1.5 second(s)
Impact Damage 0
Damage Over Time 800 total (80 damage/second)
Duration 10 second(s)
Radius 9 tiles
Fame Bonus 6%
Soulbound Soulbound
Feed Power 1,000


Notes:
This poison has a huge area of effect, twice as wide as the T6 Baneserpent Poison. It also has a slightly lower mana cost, making it very good for clearing massive crowds of enemies.

However, this poison has a long duration of 10 seconds, which is over twice as long as most high tier potions, which have durations floating around 4 seconds. This poison also has no contact damage, so it is not recommended to use this poison if the target will die quickly.

It should also be taken into account that this poison, unlike other poisons, does not hit the ground quickly, and will linger in the air for the same duration as it used to before the Poison buff. This makes it problematic to hit targets that go invulnerable often, and in those situations, it is recommended to switch to another poison.

There are some niche usages of this poison that does make it shine. For example, by dropping a poison on a Sarcophagus in the Tomb of the Ancients, all the circling worshipping priests will be hit, making the killing them go much faster, also achieving soubound damage on every priest. By using this poison in treasure rooms in The Crawling Depths, you can hit every egg in the room with a single poison, easily achieving soulbound damage on them. Because of the huge radius, it can also be easier to hit fast moving enemies or enemies with unpredicatble movements.

Overall, this poison can be useful for clearing groups of enemies, but it is good to carry around another poison, as the slow throw time, low tick damage and slightly lower damage to MP ratio makes this poison not ideal for boss fights or enemies that die quickly.

This poison is able to easily achieve soulbound damage on The Queen Bee in The Nest without ever entering the boss room thanks to this poison’s large radius, but this isn’t recommended when playing solo due to how long it will take.