The Sims 4: All Game Packs & Their Features
A buyer's guide to Game Packs for The Sims 4. Inclues all major features, and some side attractions you might like to know about. Should help players remember things they have that they don't use, and greatly improve odds you're happy with a pack when you've bought it. That's the goal, anyway...
The Sims 4 Realm of Magic: Alchemy
Potions & Ingredients List, Their Effects and Curse Removal
Alchemy offers some extremely powerful potions in The Sims 4 Realm of Magic Game Pack.
While Realm of Magic comes with a total 24 spells Sims can learn to cast if they are a Spellcaster, it also features 15 potions that can be used to produce magical effects ranging from simple things like causing a Sim to puke, to curse cleansing, and resurrecting a Sim immediately when they die. Alchemy is made particularly easy due to a couple things, which I'll explain below.
Ask Sages every 30 mins for a potion recipe, and you can have them all in about 7.5 hours.
You can use the Experiment interaction at a Cauldron to eventually learn a potion, but will have a far easier time building up a +20 or so relationship with the sages. The practical magic sage in particular can teach you recipes - the cooldown for asking for another recipe is shockingly low, at only 30 minutes.
Don't worry - you can learn the final potions from experimenting if the sages don't have a recipe. All potions can be learned from this one interaction.
Taking certain Perks may speed up the rate you learn new recipes (Experimenter) and grant you more Spellcaster XP while doing so, though for rapid gains I'd also use practic practical magic along with the other two.
When you learn a potion, you are given a free sample... meaning if you use the below, you will never even need to get ingredients unless you're doing a self-imposed challenge. I confess that this knowledge in part demoralized me from making this page, but it's here as plenty of people have asked for it.
Use Copypasto with Practiced Practicality and you'll never fail when at normal charge, with reduced failure rates at higher charge levels.
Copypasto is a practical magic spell that will make a duplicate of an item of your choice. There is a perk, "Practiced Practicality" that makes the failure rate 0 when your Sim is in a normal charge state. Get your Sim in a normal charge to duplicate really really important potions you need, like Curse Cleansing. This way you don't, you know, destroy them or something. In addition to this, you can get multiple duplicates with a perfect cast. Additionally, Repairio can raise the quality level of those potions, helping you to get better benefits.
We have a full list of potions and ingredients below. Their effects can vary.
Here's the potions list - Valerian and Mandrake can be found in the little garden area in the Magic Realm. You can use a broom, teleportate, or the connected portal to get there. From there you can grow them at home - they have no season as far as I'm aware.
You may need to do some frog breeding if you want to take full advantage of this without using the dupe cheat.
Note Potions can have boosted effects, or go wrong. When it says or, the better buff is for a great success with that potion. Success is improved with higher quality potions, so get to casting those repairios.
|Potion of Good Fortune||Turquoise and Valerian Root||A potion to find helpful items while doing everyday activities.||12h/24h +1 Happy boost and random ingredients and money from cauldron and other household interactions.||4h +2 Embarrassed moodlet. You're also clumsy and fail at tasks more often.|
|Potion of Plentiful Needs||Apple||A potion to fulfill all of a Sim's needs||Fill needs to full.||Drops needs about 25%. Just drink another if you have it. Go get an apple.|
|Potion of Nausea||Mandrake and Dirt Frog||A potion to annoy an enemy and turn their stomach||1h +1 uncomfortable moodlet. Evidently vampires might like this potion! 2 hours for a great success.||Either it doesn't fail or I missed something.|
|Potion of the Nimble Mind||Parsley and Spotted Dirt Frog||A potion that will increase the speed your Sims gain skills.||Your Sim gains Skills 50% faster for 4 or 6 hours.||Skill gains are halved and you have a +1 Bored moodlet for 2 hours.|
|Potion of Magical Aura||Emerald and Goldfish||A potion that will display a Sim's magical aura.||Makes you.. sparkle||Maybe you won't sparkle.|
|Potion of Alluring Aura||Spotted Heart Frog, Cherry, and Valerian Root||A potion that makes those around the drinker more receptive to romantic conversation.||4h/6h +1 Flirty moodlet||2h +1 Embarrassed moodlet, oops.|
|Potion of Emotional Stability||Obtanium and Potato||A potion to remove unnecessary emotional baggage.||4h or 6h +4 Happy moodlet (stabilizing you)||Every 20 to 40 mins you'll be hit with a random emotion.|
|Potion of Perk Purging||Mandrake and Valerian Root||A potion that allows a Spellcaster to choose different perks.||Resets your perk points.|
|Potion of Forced Friendship||Baconite, Potato, Salmon||A potion that unlocks the power of friendly conversation.||4h +1 Confident Moodlet, or 6h +1 Confident Moodlet for great success.||2h +1 Uncomfortable Moodlet|
|Potion of Masterful Insults||Fire Opal, Dragon Fruit, and Furium||A potion that unlocks the power of animosity||4 or 6 hour +1 Angry Moodlet||2h +1 happy moodlet|
|Potion of Rejuvenation||Valerian Root, Alabaster, and Lemon||A potion to allow a Sim to remain at their current age.||Resets current age.|
|Potion of Curse Cleansing||Apple, Citrine, Angelfish, and Mandrake||A potion to remove all curses from a Sim.|
|Potion of Immortality||Mandrake, Sage, Morcubus, and Diamond||A potion to prevent death from old age.||This is potion of Rejuvenation but with a twist. It also gives you a trait that makes you stop aging, permanently.||Turn into a ghost for 24h with a +3 Stressed moodlet.|
|Potion of the Transcendent Charmer||Ruby, Kissing Gourami, and Rose||A potion to unlock the power of romantic conversation.||Romantic interactions will succeed more often. 4h or 6h +1 Flirty Moodlet.||2h +1 Confident? This is weird.|
|Potion of Prompt Resurrection||Death Metal, Death Flower, and Zombie Carl||A Sim that drinks this potion will revive immediately if they die.||24 or 48h +2 Confident Moodlet and protection from death.||24 or 48h +2 Sad Moodlet.|
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i think the discription of two potions isn't complete or correct. "Potion of Alluring Aura" gives you not only an +1 Flirty moodlet. To my ingame (german) moodlet discription you will hardly fail a flirty social action. "Potion of the Transcendent Charmer" gives you a flirty interaction that rise you romance to the maximum.
The descriptions look ok to me so perhaps they area little different in other languages.
Hi there, I play the game in English and I also got an flirty interaction that said something like “use power of the transcendent charmer”. I selected it and the pink romance bar was raised to full. I was pleasantly surprised because I didn’t know the potion did that. All the descriptions I had read of the potion just said that it gives a flirty moodlet. I think others might like to know about this.
Just a quick clarification on the potion of immortality, it doesn’t stop your sim from aging, it just stops them from dying of old age. So basically, your sim will continue to age up to elder status and will remain an elder indefinitely unless they are killed off by a freak accident.
Quick note on the Potion of Immortality. I've noticed that it doesn't actually stop Sims from aging. It just means they can longer die from old age. So they will keep aging until they reach Elder but never die of nature causes. You will still need to use the rejuvenation potion to keep them their current age by resetting their days.
A note on the potion of rejuvenation: when it fails, the sim is aged up to a day before the next age state.
What determines the quality of the potion? I've made potions two levels below my spellcaster level, while all needs are maxed, and had them turn out poor. I've tried being focused. I've tried being inspired. My potions are still terrible. What makes potions turn out Normal quality?
You get normal or excellent quality potions when your Spellcaster has leveled up. But I think, from memory, you can use the spell Delicioso on a potion to increase it's quality. Sorry I can't remember more but I only played through the pack once on release and haven't touched it again as it was such a disappointment. I guess it's time to play through it again to refresh my memory!
This isn't related but my sim collapsed. Next, it notified me that she was dying. After this, i begged the grim reaper. The next thing, it notifies me that the grim reaper was still going to tak her life. So, he slashed his thing, took her life and left an urn. So i'm all sad. I look back at my game and she's stood there. She is alive and well, theres an urn on my floor without a name and i have no clue what is happening. HELP!
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