|Description||Protect your Kacheek in battle with this fabulous potion which heals your pet! Limited Use. Only one healing item can be equipped to your pet!||
Once per Battle
Average Rating [?]
|Effects|| 33% of Max HP when you have 33% or less of your Max HP
Full when you're over 33%
|Notes||Limit One Healing Item|
Ratings - Kacheek Life Potion
|Value 3/3: If you have a high-HP pet this is the strongest healer for your money available on the market.|
Tactical 4.5/6: Stronger than the Bag of Healing Dust, Bag of Lenny Healing Seeds, and Gelert Healing Remedy--some of the time. Unfortunately, when it counts most, this weapon's healing power is reduced by half.
I have two points to make:
1. You shouldn't think of this item as a "Full" heal since it's maximum is a 66% heal.
2. This weapon is better than a 50% healer only in the 17% between 50% and 33% HP, and the range in in which the Kacheek Life Potion is worse than a 50% healer is twice as big as the range in which the Kacheek Life Potion is better.
If your pet has enough HP that you can reliably get heals off in that gap (for most of us, that would be pretty hard to force given the high damage dealt by most opponents by the time you get a pet with hundreds of HP) then you will get "your money's worth" with this weapon. But when you drop lower in HP, you lose a significant amount of effectiveness.
Other 0.5/1: Out of the species healers, this one has the potential to heal you the most, and it does so at a great price.
Unfortunately, it gets less powerful when you need it more. When you crunch the numbers, this is a really good weapon. A great one even. Most of the time, it will be as good as or better than a 50% healer. Just be aware that sometimes, it's not.
Rated on October 26, 2013
|Overview: Probably my favorite healer in the game, the Kacheek Life Potion is really awesome until you get into a tight spot, where it becomes weak all of a sudden. |
The Good: 66% healing is incredible for the price. To be able to beat Bag of Healing Dust for a fraction of the price is something short of miraculous. Despite being a species healer, Kacheeks are among the most popular pets on the site, so the species issue isn't much of an issue.
The Bad: Only 33% healing when you really need it makes me have to take one point away from the otherwise perfect score I'd give this (relatively) dirt cheap healer. If you've got only 10% of your health left and you need the big heal to get you through, this can't deliver. So really, if you've got the money to consider Bag of Healing Dust as an alternative, then your healing strategy needs to be evaluated to see if this is worth it. If you can adapt and heal while you have over 1/3 of your health, then by all means get the bargain that is the Kacheek Life Potion. If not, the Bag of Healing Dust may be the better route, seeing as it will still provide a 50% heal if you've been whittled down to 1hp remaining.
The Ugly Truth: It's about as close to perfect as a healer can get, as long as your strategy includes healing with over 1/3 of your pet's available health remaining.
Rated on September 30, 2013
|Kacheek Life Potion is a fantastic value for battlers on a short budget. |
When used by a Kacheek with more than 1/3 of its HP remaining, Kacheek Life Potion will offer a full heal, much like a Leaded Elemental Vial. The drawback is that if Kacheek Life Potion is used by a Kacheek with less than 1/3 of its HP remaining, Kacheek Life Potion will only offer a 33% heal, significantly lower than 50% heals offered by Bag of Healing Dust and other species healers like Gelert Healing Remedy. A Kacheek Life Potion user's goal should be to heal when his or her HP is at about ~40%, give or take a few percentage points. Using Kacheek Life Potion is essentially about walking the tightrope between a full heal and a 1/3 heal; Kacheek Life Potion users should attempt to get the most out of the heal without accidentally falling into the 1/3 heal range.
The difference in price between Kacheek Life Potion and Leaded Elemental Vial is extreme. Leaded Elemental Vial is exceptionally better because it possesses no limitations to full heal, but Kacheek Life Potion is one of the ultimate poor man's weapons in the game.
Kacheek battlers and battlers willing to morph into a Kacheek should consider making the upgrade to Kacheek Life Potion once they have reached triple digit HP.
Rated on July 19, 2013
Price to power wise this is a ton cheaper then any other full healer on the market. Even if you factor in the cost it will take to change into a Kacheek with a morphing potion it still is a much better deal then the two current full healers in the form of the Jade Scorchstone and Leaded Elemental Vial. Much like any full healer, this is only useful after the other healing items have been overtaken. I would suggest at least 200hp for this one if you are going to be morphing into a Kacheek to use this. This is due to the 33% healing threshold.
A full healer is awesome at the best of times. While it can't provide any sort of overheal (obviously) this does provide an unbeatable healing option as long as you know when 33% of your health is. The more health you have the better this is, especially great for lab rats if you can get morphed for a plot. It also has the added addition of if stolen it can not be used, a key downside of most full healers.
Alternatives, Upgrades or Downgrades
If you have under around 100hp, stick to a Greater Healing Scroll if you need an upgrade from that at 500hp but can not afford more, use a Velms Healing Potion. Other downgrades if you have a ton of money include the expensive but awesome 50% healer Bag of Healing Dust. Keep in mind there are also other species healer alternatives in the 50% range in the form of the Bag of Lenny Healing Seeds, Elephante Unguent and the like.
Other Points (No Deductions)
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