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This guide covers the Elemental Resistance and Status Effect healing consumables in Remnant: From the Ashes which help the player ward off elemental damage and the negative ailments enemies can cause.You will find descriptions of each consumable, how they are used and where to find them in-game.
All of these consumables cure some sort of Status Effect, which are debuffs applied to a character, specific to the type of damage they were caused by, like Burning for Fire damage or Infested for Rot damage.
Besides curing these ailments, with a couple exceptions these items can also apply a 10 minute duration buff to your elemental resistances, helping reduce damage taken from that type. In addition, it will cut back the amount of status effect received, as some of them have a bar that gets filled by elemental damage you take, before the status effect is applied to your character and in some cases, permanently until cured.
Elemental Resistance & Status Healing Consumables
- Antiserum - Cures Parasite status.
- Bandage - Cures Bleeding status.
- Oilskin Tonic - Cures Infected and increases Rot resistance.
- Hydro Coolant - Cures Burning and increases Fire resistance.
- Greenleaf - Cures Corroded and increases Corrosive resistance.
- Heavy Water Elixir - Cures Irradiated and increases Radiation resistance.
- Ethereal Orb - Cures Overloaded and increases Shock resistance.
- Spiceroot - Cures Frozen and increases Frost resistance.
- Pristine Essence - Increases all resistances and reduces status buildup.
Other Consumables Guides
- Persistent Buffs
- Items that provide powerful buffs for an hour at a time and persist through death.
Cures Parasite effect.
The Anitserum is definitely the least useful of all the items in this category, as the status it cures isn't really one you'll ever find yourself afflicted by with the rare exception for when you need to have it caused intentionally for the purposes of some side quest/gear hunting type tasks.
When under the effects of Parasite, your health is cut in half, however there is only one enemy I am aware of that can cause this, and they are these green versions of the undead elves found commonly sprouting from the ground and corpses, all throughout Corsus. In addition, the effect is caused via a grabbing animation, where you basically have to let the enemy wail on you, grab you, then refuse to press the button prompting you to break free, before you'll actually be infected.
You will need to have this status effect to interact with Mar'Goth and get the Luminescent Trait, the Carapace Set and also for the Iskal Queen for the purposes of attaining the Potency Trait. Beyond this instances it is highly unlikely you'll ever find yourself infected unless a new enemy starts using it in the Subject 2923 DLC.
Finally, even if you do get infected, using a checkpoint will clear the effect as well.
How to Find Antiserum
Antiserum is actually difficult to find because it is only sold by the Graveyard Elf, who is a special vendor in Corsus that only spawns (or seems to) in adventure mode and is fairly rare at that. If you do find her, she sells them for 50 scrap each. Reggie won't stock them after encountering her but again, you'll pretty much never need them.
Heals Bleeding status effect.
The Bandage is your cure for Bleeding effects caused by enemies that stands separate from most of the other consumables in that it does not have a duration based effect, it just helps cure the status ailment.
Bleeding is a damage of time status effect much like Burning, that also reduces all healing effects by 50% until dealt with. You will find all sorts of enemies in the various worlds can cause this effect, though usually the weapons they use helps convey the chance to cause a bleeding effect, like large spears, massive blade arms, thrown blades, etc.
You can try to wait out the effects, but generally speaking it's usually best to cure this as soon as possible as the drain will last longer than burning does and can be subtly deadly at times. It's easy to go from "meh, my passive regen is countering it" to "im getting swarmed and can't heal myself properly and everything hits much harder now"
How to Find Bandage
Bandages are found all over the place in equal measure, randomly on the ground in all of the worlds or inside treasure chests. You can also buy them from Reggie in Ward 13 for 50 scrap each from the get go.
Cures Infected status. +30 Rot Resistance for 10 minutes.
Possibly the most used of the elemental consumables considering it's status effect is so damn obnoxious to put up with, the Oilskin Tonic helps ward off Rot damage and the Infected status it causes, which is primarily an issue on Earth with some rare instances later in the game.
The Infected status is one you will definitely remember after it happens to you the first time, as it causes your character to randomly start coughing. If you think an effect that has no direct stat effect or damage caused might not be so bad, that would be incorrect, because this is pretty much the deadliest and most frustrating status effect to deal with.
Did you need to doge that heavy attack that was going to cut away 1/3rd of your health? Whoops, your character decided to stand still and cough for two painful seconds instead of dodging. Almost done reloading? Whoops the animation was cut short and you didn't reload jack. Tried to use an Oilskin Tonic to remove . . . COUGH COUGH WHEEZE *gets jumped by root balls*
It's basically in-game corona-virus.
The one thing that actually makes Rot damage worse is the fact that it tends to be dealt in high damage aoe blasts that also leave lingering clouds of Rot damage, so even if the initial shot didn't infect you in one shot (which it often will), if you stay around the cloud for too long without high resistances it can quickly finish the job that the initial blast started.
Until you build up some nice bit of defenses as you progress through the game, it is also highly likely that in certain boss fights, like The Ent or Gorefist, you might get re-infected even when under the effect of an Oilskin Tonic already, so it's worth putting on the hot bar when you are on Earth.
Bosses That Deal Significant Rot Damage:
- Gorefist (Earth)
- The Ent (Earth)
- The Mangler (Earth)
- Root Horror (Yaesha)
How to Find Oilskin Tonic
Oilskin tonics are purchased from Reggie in Ward 13 for 50 scrap each and should be available from the outset of a new game. You will also find these scattered through the world, on the ground and in treasure chests, mostly in Earth.
Extinguishes Burning effect. +30 Fire Resistance for 10 minutes.
Hydro Coolant is the resistance item to help ward of Fire damage, which is dealt throughout the game, but perhaps most frequently in Earth since there are a number of Fire dealing elite enemies and a fire breathing dragon boss named Singe to deal with. You will also find some significant fire damage dealers in Yaesha..
When a player is affected by the Burning status from fire damage, they will suffer damage over time until it is put out. You can also have up to 3 stacks of Burning on you at once, increasing the damage taken. Also stacks are applied immediately, instead of using a buildup mechanic like some of the other elements.
The extinguishing effect isn't really that useful here, since you can use the rolling mechanic to help significantly reduce the time left on the Burning status. If you do not put it out yourself, the status will eventually go away with a depleting bar, but it's usually best to do something about it considering it only takes about 3 rolls to fully put out any fire on you, regardless of stacks.
The resistance effect however is far more useful, since it will reduce the damage you take before you are able to put out the fires you find yourself occasionally engulfed in. It is also really easy to get lit on fire by friendly fire if your allies are using ranged attacks that deal in fire damage.
Bosses That Deal Significant Fire Damage:
- Singe (Earth)
- Sear and Scald (Yaesha)
- Raze (Rhom)
How to Find Hydro Coolant
Hydro Coolant is available for 50 scrap from the Stuck Merchant in Yaesha and Reggie in Ward 13. As far as I am aware, it should be available to purchase from Reggie right at the start of a new game. It is also frequently found on the ground and in chests.
Removes Corroded effect. +30 Corrosive Resistance for 10 minutes.
Greenleaf is the elemental resistance buff tuned to the enemies and bosses you'll be facing in Corsus more so than any other area, as it is there where you will find the majority of corrosive damage. When your character is affected by the Corroded status effect from a buildup of corrosive damage, you will suffer from 20% increased damage taken due to your armor being weakened. Corroded will not go away on it's own, so you have to use a Greenleaf or checkpoint to cure it.
If you are having difficulty with the Ixillis world boss on Corsus, taking Greenleaf will help a lot in this fight since a lot of the damage there comes from Corrosive.
Bosses That Deal Significant Corrosive Damage:
- Ixilis (Corsus)
- Canker (Corsus)
- The Thrall (Corsus)
- Iskal Queen (Corsus)
How to Find Greenleaf
Greenleaf is sold by the Iskal Queen (Vendor version) in Corsus for 50 scrap each. After you have met her once in story mode, you can also purchase them from Reggie in Ward 13. She can be more difficult to find in adventure mode due to competition in the form of shared spawn locations.
Heavy Water Elixir
Removes Irradiated effect. +30 Radiation Resistance for 10 minutes.
The Heavy Water Elixir is the resistance buff you will be relying on primarily in Rhom, as it is in that world where you will find most of the enemies that cause Radiation damage. When your character is Irradiated from a buildup of Radiation damage, your Stamina is cut in half until the status is cured using a Heavy Water Elixir or checkpoint.
Bosses That Deal Significant Radiation Damage:
- Scourge (Rhom)
- Shade and Shatter (Rhom)
- Claviger (Rhom)
How to Find Heavy Water Elixir
You can purchase these for 50 scrap from either the Wud merchant in Rhom or Reggie in Ward 13, after meeting the prior vendor in story mode once. They will also be found in chests and randomly on the ground in Rhom and occasionally elsewhere.
Removes Overloaded effect. +30 Shock Resistance for 10 minutes.
Shock damage is something you'll find pretty much exclusively in Yaesha and fairly frequently at that. A lot of the bosses, elites and even regular enemies there like to deal with shock damage.
When you are affected by the Overloaded status effect, you are essentially primed to explode, as a large aoe blast will detonate from your body, hurting you and allies, upon taking additional shock damage. This can be incredibly deadly, eleminating the whole squad if wounded in a boss fight, as those arenas are often forcing you to stay in proximity, so it is important to try to cure this effect the moment you see it above all others. On the plus side, it seems to have a harder time accruing it's status bar than the rest of the elemental damage types.
Ethereal Orbs are probably worth putting in your hot bar if you don't have a good base resistance to Shock and expect to be seeing that damage type soon.
Bosses That Deal Significant Shock Damage:
- Stormcaller (Yaesha)
- Totem Father (Yaesha)
How to Find Ethereal Orb
Ethereal Orbs are sold for 50 scrap by the Stuck Merchant found in Yaesha. After encountering her once in story mode you should be able to buy them from Reggie in Ward 13 as well. You can also find Ethereal Orbs lying on the ground and inside of chests, primarily in Yaesha.
Removes Frozen effect. +30 Frost Resistance for 10 minutes.
Frost damage is the new elemental damage type in Subject 2923 and as it is one that did not exist prior to the DLC, Reisum is pretty much the only place you will find it. The other elemental damage types are occasionally found outside of their normal world zone, but as far as I am aware, no new enemies are present in the other 4 world areas from this DLC, nor have their elemental attacks changed, backing this up.
Beyond that, curing the Frozen status effect is a big QoL issue as it has similar effects to Infected, impacting your ability to play through a reduction in movement, as ice chunks form on your character making it slower to perform actions.
Bosses That Deal Significant Frost Damage:
- Brudvaak and Vargr (Reisum)
- Obryk - Shield Warden (Reisum)
- Ikro - Ice Conjurer (Reisum)
- Erfor - Jackal (Reisum)
How to Find Spiceroot
Spiceroot is sold by the two special vendors found in Reisum, the first Sebum who also sells the Icefruit buff item, found in his own special area with a dungeon entrance featuring one of the small wooden boats. The other, Krall Mother, is found in the central area of the outdoor map where you normally find the second outdoor checkpoint and boss gate that opens from one side, in adventure mode. Once you find either of these two vendors in story mode, Reggie in Ward 13 will also sell this item going forward, along with the Pristine Essence. All three vendors will sell you Spiceroot for 50 scrap each.
+15 to All Elemental Resistances and -50% Status Effect Buildup for 3 minutes.
Pristine Essence is unique in it's category of consumables, being the only one to do a number of things, but still be closely related to its peers.
The first is, you are getting a buff against all damage types instead of only one like the rest of the consumables here. The buff of 15 points to each resistance is way beyond what most entire armor sets grant you, even when combined with the effects of a maxed out Keeper's Blessing. This is an immensely powerful bonus to your resistances.
The other half of what makes the Pristine Essence unique, is the reduction to status buildup without actually curing any effects outright. Keep in mind this is separate from the resistance bonus, and just having the resistances to begin with, does a lot to reduce status buildup on its own, so this is kind of it's own stacking effect in a way. You will be able to shrug off a lot of effects you were previously vulnerable to while under the effects of this consumable alone.
Doubling up with a element specific buff will push things even further into the stratosphere and if you decide to combine both with the Keeper's Ring that grants +20 to all elemental resistances, you will be a god at resisting elemental damage.
All in all, the Pristine Essence is one of the best consumables out there and definitely the best in it's category. The shorter duration is a drawback, but the 3 minutes it retains is still plenty of time to last a whole boss fight if you pop it right before entering the arena and use its stacked benefits to give you more time burning away their HP without having to evade attacks as much.
How to Find Pristine Essence
The Pristine Essence is sold by the same vendors in Reisum as the Spiceroot. You can acquire it from either the Krall Mother found in the central outdoor area by a large red crystal checkpoint, or the Sebum vendor, found in his own special side location with an entrance showing a cove and a small wooden boat. Once found in story mode, Reggie in Ward 13 will also sell the Pristine Essence going forward. You can purchase them for 200 scrap each.
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