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A potion of giant strength is a potion created from the fingernail of a type of giant.[3] It grants the drinker a change in strength, which varies depending on the type of giant.[1]



Potions of giant strength are transparent liquids which contain a giant's fingernail; the type of giant determines the strength of the potion.[1] The potion of stone giant strength that Veth purchased was brown in color and viscous, described as appearing like bourbon.[4] The same type of potion sold by Cidrick Gillsman had a gray, sparkling powder like iron sediment suspended in a thick, syrupy liquid,[5] and tasted heavily of black charcoal, dust, and grit with a gravelly texture.[6]


The potion drinker's Strength score changes for one hour.[7] The Strength score to which it changes depends on the type of giant, with hill giants being lowest and storm giants being highest.[1]


In his showdown with Vox Machina, King Murghol drank a purplish potion that made "his arms actually billow and grow extremely strong and thick with muscle".[8]

Scanlan Shorthalt had a potion of fire giant strength which he attempted but failed to slip to Grog during Grog's first battle in the Crucible.[9] He later fed it to him during the resurrection ritual to bring Grog back from his death to Craven Edge.[10]

Possibly in anticipation before the rematch with Kern, Grog bought a potion of stone giant strength from Cidrick Gillsman for 14 dragon teeth and 3 vials of dragon blood.[11] Eight days later he drank it and ensured his victory over Kern.[12]

Tiberius Stormwind had and downed a potion of frost giant strength while investigating the Velvet Cabaret.[13]

Veth Brenatto purchased a potion of stone giant strength at The Invulnerable Vagrant in preparation for the Mighty Nein's trip to Eiselcross.[14] As of the end of Campaign Two, it had not yet been used.


In one potential encounter in Critical Role: Call of the Netherdeep, a potion of hill giant strength can be found in a lockbox in a crashed merchants' wagon on the road between Jigow and the Emerald Loop Caravan Stop.[15]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 See D&D: Dungeon Master's Guide, 5th ed., p. 187.
  2. See "New Homes and Old Friends" (2x111) at 1:45:28.
  3. See "New Homes and Old Friends" (2x111) at 1:44:34.
  4. See "New Homes and Old Friends" (2x111) at 1:44:48.
  5. See "Aramente to Pyrah" (1x22) at 1:06:17.
  6. See "The Rematch" (1x23) at 0:38:13.
  7. See "New Homes and Old Friends" (2x111) at 1:45:28.
  8. See "The Throne Room" (1x07) at 2:51:22.
  9. See "Hubris" (1x17) at 0:45:51.
  10. See "Best Laid Plans..." (1x50) at 0:39:23.
  11. See "Aramente to Pyrah" (1x22) at 1:06:17.
  12. See "The Rematch" (1x23) at 0:38:13.
  13. See "Trial of the Take: Part 3" (1x20) at 2:35:37.
  14. See "New Homes and Old Friends" (2x111) at 2:05:50.
  15. See Call of the Netherdeep, p. 42.