Acids come in varying levels of strength. Alchemists group these into categories. The potency of acid weakens with prolonged exposure to air, temperature, and other elements. Category 4 Acid has the potency of a black dragon's breath weapon. The application of an alkaline to the affected areas eliminates successive damage.
Acid damage is calculated based on the volume of acid thrown at a victim. To be used as a weapon, acid must be thrown in quantities of 6 ounces or more. Each 6 ounces scores the damage listed below. Large quantities of acid used as a weapon can never do more than quadruple damage. Anyone burned for more than 25% of their hit points on exposed areas (arms, legs, face) will suffer a permanent loss of 1 pt of comeliness. This can be recovered with heal or similar high-level spells.
|Name||1st Rd Dmg||2nd Rd Dmg||3rd Rd Dmg||Item DC||Cost / Ounce|
|Category 1||1||1||0||12||1 CP|
|Category 2||1-4||1-3||0||14||1 SP|
|Category 3||1-6||1-4||1-3||17||1 GP|
|Category 4||1-10||1-8||1-6||19||5 GP|