Magic users may want to stock up on this item, as it has a unique combined effect with Mana Flower. When the Mana Flower selects a potion to consume to resupply Mana automatically, it selects similarly to ammo (from top left to bottom right of inventory). If it sees a Strange Brew first, it will consume it, applying significant life gain in addition to the Mana. This will apply both the Mana Sickness and Potion Sickness Debuffs. The Mana Flower does not observe the Mana Sickness debuff, but does observe Potion Sickness. For this reason, having a regular Mana Potion (i.e. Greater Mana Potion) after the Strange Brew in inventory will allow it to be consumed until the Potion Sickness wears off. Once the cooldown is over on health potions, the Strange Brew will be consumed again.
While this allows 80 health to be gained every 60 seconds, or 1.33 hp/s (45 with Philosopher's Stone or Charm of Myths, or 1.77 hp/s), the "quick boost" nature of the health increase is best suited for weaker bosses or general travel, where the cooldown timer is less important for health potions.
- Added to the game.