RotMG How to Die with a Potted Character

RotMG How to Die with a Potted Character by Overdosage

So you are getting pretty good at playing the game, and you decide to pot a character. More Power! Kill Stuff Faster! Never Die! Well, about that last part…

Sadly, there are lots and lots of ways that you can turn your Ultimate Killing Machine into an impressive gravestone. After each death, I of course spend some time pounding my head on the keyboard, and then some more time saying I AM NEVER GOING TO PLAY THIS STUPID GAME AGAIN. And then of course, I go back to playing and pot up another guy.

I also say to myself “Overdosage, you need to not do that stupid thing again”. Over time, the list of stupid things I need to avoid doing has become quite long. Perhaps someone else would like to learn about all these stupid things to avoid. Perhaps they don’t want to create impressive gravestones. Who knows, perhaps I just like random excuses to create something that looks sort of like a top 10 list.

Anyway, here it is. I have personally created at least a 5/8 gravestone on each and every one of these items, so I can verify how effective they are.

  1. Oryx assassins. They slow you, and then Oryx runs right at you and blasts you with his shotgun. This one gets top billing since I have created 2 nice big gravestones from it. The assassins change direction so frequently, and it all happens so quickly…really a pain. There is nothing else at Oryx that has killed me in a long time, but this one is nasty.
  2. Rotating around Septavius. This one was quite a while ago. I was feeling like quite the stud since I had just figured out how to use off-centered view. So I am rotating around for fun shooting at the boss. The boss shoots out those itty bitty white circle shots in a pattern. It turns out that if you rotate at just the right distance, you can catch every one of those shots in your mouth and go from full health to 0 in about 1/2 of a rotation.
  3. Teleporting to Lord of the Lost Lands. Managed to land right on top of the Lord just as he is about to fire. I caught just the briefest glimpse of the Lord before the death screen. Since then, I don’t teleport right onto the red dot (yeah, this might seem obvious to many of you).
  4. Paralyze towers at Tomb of the Ancients. This one was pure evil. The tower was placed right at the entrance to a room. Had to somehow get around it in order to clear the sarcs, but you had to get very close to it because of where it was placed. So I tried to run past, and the tower zapped me. So I’m paralyzed with the tower pumping shots into me at high speed. Only option was to nexus (I was solo so couldn’t teleport), but I didn’t nexus in time. Since then, I have never seen a paralyze tower placed quite so horribly close to the room entrance.
  5. Pentaract in Godlands. Of course no-one wants to clear the Gods, they just want to destroy the towers and get a drop. So you have boatloads of Gods running around along with the usual assortment of pentaract eyes and tower shots. If the Gods clump up, and if there are a few medusas among them, and if the medusas all firebomb the same spot, and if you just happen to be running through that spot in order to clear the next tower…well then enjoy the lovely death screen.
  6. Using secret phrase at Thessal. Yeah, I was once again feeling like a stud (do you see a trend here?). I had the secret phrase cached and ready to go. My air was a bit low, but no worries. Thessal uttered the magic words, and all I had to do was hit Enter and Control-V and Enter. So easy. Except I hit the Enter key one time too many. Of course, this put me back in chat mode after uttering the secret phrase. I didn’t notice that because there was a coral gift RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. I start shooting the coral gift, it pops, blue bag, and I am now out of air. Very Exciting. I try to move back to the air bubbles, except of course no movement happens because I am in chat mode. Air is gone, health is dropping, and crab is on top of me. I reluctantly nexus without the blue bag, except hotkey doesn’t work since I am still in chat mode. I do eventually hit the Enter key again, and make another attempt to nexus, but that’s just a wee bit too late.
  7. Treasure room in Abyss. This one happened just after the last patch. I finally found a treasure room! Needed to wait a bit before entering room in order to regen health. Had autofire on. Did not realize that shots travelled just far enough to reach the gold statue. Also did not realize that once the event started, the ground where I was standing would turn to lava. I did mention that I was standing there because I needed to regen heath, right?
  8. Teleport onto exploding Djinn. Somehow, I managed to teleport on top of a Djinn right as he exploded. Insta-death. This one troubles me a bit, as I don’t really know how to eliminate the possibility of it happening again. It’s not like I’m going to stop teleporting to the Godlands.
  9. First WC. It’s a random public WC. Very Exciting. At some point I check the mini-map and see a bunch of people far away from me. Did not realize that the group was split. Instead, I had heard about rogues rushing Oryx 2 and figured that was what was happening. So in my confused state, this meant I needed to speed past the trash and join the rushers before they finish off Oryx. Yeah, that wasn’t such a good plan.
  10. Second WC. Another random public WC. Once again Very Exciting. This time I manage to stay alive through the trash. I’m approaching Oryx 2 and feeling very studly (yeah, perhaps I should get a clue that feeling studly is very bad for my health). I was playing a wiz, and he had a MNova spell. Was gonna run up to Oryx real quick, spell bomb a couple times, and be sure I have enough damage in to get some awesome drop. Mmmmm, well that didn’t work. I never saw what hit me, but I went from full health to zero in like half a second.
  11. The 5-minute rule. I am WAY more likely to die in the first 5 minutes of playing than any time after that. Something about getting in the groove, I guess. The 5-minute rule says no doing any truly dangerous stuff in the first 5 minutes.

Honorable Mentions – I haven’t personally created a big gravestone from them, but they are “gravestone-worthy”.

1. Crossfire at Limon. So I am taking a friend through Limon to show him how easy it is to get dex pots. I show him how to stand in the safe spot in between the turrets, and I let him do all the shooting so he will be sure to get the drop. He is unable to kill Limon in one series, but no problem since we will just wait until the second round of turrets. We get the second round of turrets, and Limon dies almost instantly. My friend sees the blue bag and is Very Excited. He grabs the bag and then starts to tell me how awesome it is. Except for one problem. The crossfire turrets are about to fire. And my friend is standing right where Limon used to be. And my friend is in chat mode. Yeah, he died. And yeah, I got the blame.

2. Trade requests at Ocean Trench Entrance. So you kill the Hermit God and head for the trench entrance. The little Hermit Minions are all over the place and you are taking quite a bit of damage. Perhaps it is just me, but they seem to do a lot more damage since the patch. You are about to enter the cave, when some random unknown $%!#$@ opens a trade request with you. Can’t enter the trench now can you? Still taking damage now aren’t you? I managed to reject the trade request and enter the trench before dying, but it was a very close call.

Feel free to share your own stories. Also, feel free to tell me what a noob I am and that you would never die in any of the silly ways I just described. I’m fine either way.

tl;dr potting characters provides fun new ways to die

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64 Responses

  1. Hippy says:

    MAN, Pirate caves are really hard…

    why would they put them so close to beach?


    right guys?……Right?? :(

  2. Anonymous says:

    5/8 my pally in 1 day after more than half a year break of the game – did udl’s to get 6/8. Got a bow of morning star and was confused as it wasn’t a doom bow but stats were same, so i googled it – while is was reading i got killed by slimes and mummies. NEVER GONNA BE SO DUMB AGAIN AND FORGET TO NEXUS BEFORE DOING THAT

  3. Anonymous's Waifu says:

    I go into a puppet with my 8/8 assassin. The majority of people there are 1/8 – 0/8, meaning either we clear, or I rush the dungeon. I choose to rush the dungeon since rushing a puppet with an assassin is a piece of cake. I see room filled with warrior puppets, so I decide to stick to the wall and fling past the bullets. A wall of warrior bullets appear in front of me, but in the back of my head I know I will be able to wiz right past them. Sadly my computer had other ideas, and popped up the *14% battery remaining* message. I close the message and attempt to press nexus as fast as possible, but I was a bit to late.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I honestly think there’s all of two times in my history of deaths that i didn’t die because of lag.

    Is there a wall of gods all aiming at the lone soldier (aka – me)? Yes.

    Do I have a full health? Yes.

    Am i spamming that nexus button? Yes.

    Does anything happen? No.

    Ten seconds later the damage kicks in, and all those medusa and ghost god shots are just draining my health while i’m still spamming that nexus button. ._.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Green Potion in Lab Nuff said

  6. Anonymous says:

    I got my first jugg. But then since my friend wanted me to help him do sprite on melee, I dumbly asked this red star to find me a sprite world cuz I was killing a ghost ship. He called and I teleported. He was sitting on lava fissure on pause mode with medusas behind him. Bad choice.

    R.I.P 8/8 Warrior with Acclaim, Jugg, Acropolis, and UBHP

  7. DEATHBRICK says:

    If any1 remembers the first versions of the game waayyy back before they sold anything other than cloths and dye and rum etc. in the nexus, i had an account with a fake email bc i didnt have one at the time. DEATHBRICK. i had 1 maxed wiz and a 7/8 knight locked out of that account for about 2 years after they added the verify email thing. then i figured out how to change the email on him and i finally got back in. went to glands after 2 years of no rotmg forgot my UC koala and got shotgunned in the asshole by ent god at point blank bc a noob brought him on me while i was looting the csword and att pot in the drop from the cp. i slammed my head on the keyboard following the event……. i hate this game…. but im addicted!!!

  8. YouDon'tNeedToKnowMyName says:


    So, yeah, I was a rogue, trying to pot up my char at the godlands, I was doing alone, because it’s best for you if you are a rogue. Well, then I found some people playing there in the godlands too, but after I was invisible, on top of a medusa, after she tried to shot at the guy who was strafing in front of her. Insta-ded.

  9. KnightSRB says:

    Trying to solo an abyss with my 5/8 knight was in a room with a lot of monsters and when i was about to nexus and looks like my dad downloaded a virus so avast was going crazy… R.I.P.

  10. hungryguy says:

    4/8 rogue tp to sphinx never saw anything instantly blinded confused and killed

    6/8 knight lagged during lab didn’t see ption i got a white bag…. then i died

  11. KilometersVI says:

    Was in glands on 3/8 knight, when I’m grenaded by several medusas. Instant death.

  12. Anoonymous says:

    Let me just say, just dont sit on white demons even if you maxed def

  13. Anonymous says:

    I died in a cem, 6/8 pally. Killed 2nd boss, had low go and ran to get lewt. Little did I know that max Dec diddnt meme invincibility against those purple bullets that shoot in every direction… FML

  14. FFFFUUUUUUU says:

    6/8 pally with the new oryx set and i go to sep, there is like 10 people in with me. i have an elastic band spike and he goes directly on top of me during his “If you stand on me you die” phase and i just instantly die. RIP my 2nd 6/8 char.

  15. Nightfury911 says:

    Welp I’d say many many many many Orxy2 shotguns man i just hate those

  16. Kamak=za says:

    I was going sideways against a leviathan trying to dodge its bullets and then it went right into me and INSTAKILL!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Actually most of the deaths came from the typing thing .. most of my characters died because of that
    And the second reason is when the laptop battery is low it shows a message and i lost some characters that way… :(

  18. Anonymous says:

    Stepped in and hugged a mob of brown lair slimes in UDL.


  19. Pipawesome says:

    Was doing an epic spider den with 3 on my 3/8 knight, so sure i was going to get loot. then my computer battery dies, i log on, death screen.

  20. Anonymous 2.0 says:

    i think that another mention worth thing is avatar of the forgotten king. sometimes when i’m playing ROTMG i go to the avatar of the forgotten king in hopes of getting some sweet loot( i’m a wiki trawler so i happen to know about the TABLET OF THE KING’S AVATAR a UT spell for wizard.) and sometimes i get cocky and forget to back off when he shoots his spiral of fire spinners which do confuse. unfortunatly this has happened to me 2 and i have been playing ROTMG for around 1-2 month and have learned the hard way(despite i did it a second time) that i should never go battle the avatar its just a easy way to die. First you get hit by a fire spiral that confuse’s you( if you don’t die first to the whopping 150 damage these H.M.S pain boats do) and then as you try and stagger away from the rest of the fire stars that follow in a spiral pattern you accidently run strait into the purple water stuff(i call it evil cool aide from super mario bro in bowsers castle) and die to the purple water in 3 seconds less if you are not full lvl.


    Lag kills is all at some point in our journey. especially when some noob and #(*& decides to use his unstable anomolie and put on a ring of exalted or unbound dex and lagg soo much so either death screen or u get kicked from that fight with orxy the mad god or twilight arcmage

    post a comment if u agree

    Thx byeeee

  21. Anonymous says:

    Teleported right on top of Septavius caught full blast of his big white bullets R.I.P 6/8 knight with wc tops was 3 manas away from 7/8.

  22. Tolkerism says:

    I was on my 4/8 warrior 1 att pot to5/8, had sky veng ghelm all the good stuff. Orxy castle comes, had attempted rush before and succedded, forgot the armor break, died in 2 secs before realizing what happened with 6 hp pot and holy water.

  23. Somekis says:

    Was teaching a friend how to do a cemetery, pretty easy right? He made it to the last boss, got the soul bound and was apparently too excited to notice the 250 damage after death boomerangs coming at him. I was to blame, he never went back to cemetery from that day.

  24. QQKreyo says:

    Brown Slimes In UDL.
    I’m about a l15 Necromancer and i decide to necro The right side of the room; creating A Stack Of Slimes and a stack of bullets. Insta Died :c

  25. Shard the Lord says:

    Well… So sad.
    My priest was ALMOST 1/8 which is the closest I ever been to maxing a stat. Went in UDL. A guildie was there as pally. I didn’t see he had oreo. He said TP WINDTHEGOD! Teleported ON TOP OF SEPTAVIUS… Went from 623 to 0. And i got pro stuff… And who benefited? @$##ing Guildie who was a Troll.

  26. Ultimateko says:

    I always use the keyboard to enter dunheuns so even if someone trades with me, im fine

    Walk into godlands, little brother presses option buton while a pack of gods is chasing me… That hurt

    Walk into godlands, game freezes… That also hurt

    More godlands, die more… Do ya think there might be a pattern?

  27. gamerinswe says:

    I was on a 0/8 archer in public mad lab. I got an inc from dr.terrible and decided to go for horrible creature.
    We were 3 in the lab and both of the others died to horrible creature. So i diceded to solo him but couldnt do it and died…

  28. Zangstawil says:

    Feeling *studly* after my first white bag in a duo lab as a wizzy (expo and mad lab robe) then later I’m doing this public lab with a lot of people, i go in to a room with a *&%^ ton of monsters, try to run out. Yaay i made it… wait what? nope mad lab table blocking my way. realized and nexuses too late. Slaps the screen, slaps the computer, suicide 50 more wizzys at lvl1 in glands before making another one

  29. Anonymous says:

    Ran into a pack of 5 Abyss Brutes with a 3/8 warrior with t10s, ate the full shotgun and died before I could figure out what was going on.

  30. noname says:

    yeah…thanks for the info won’t do such a thing but scared as heck now

  31. BLOPOPOP says:


  32. Anonymous says:

    Lagged as a warrior in snake pit boss room. Death screen.
    Lagged as an archer fighting Phoenix reborn. Death screen.

  33. Anonymous says:

    huge lag spike in the Snake Pit boss room. I had only half health. The lag took about a minute to finish, but by that time, I was obviously dead. I was carrying 4 tier 5 abilities at the time and a t10 weapon.

  34. Anonymous says:

    This one time i was playing as a 0/8 assassin with some T10 armor T9 dagger and T4 poison and I decided to rush up to a cube god and poison it. However, the other cubes didn’t take to kindly to it and as soon as the cube god died and i heard the bag drop (which was a blue bag btw) I ran into the god last shotgun while trying to dodge the little guys. I couldn’t stop laughing at that because it was so unlucky.

  35. Anonymous says:

    So I was a great 0/8 rogue, had t10 dagger, t5 cloak, t11 armor, a para def, and I was working on maxing my spd. Suddenly, the parental controls my dad set on the computer logged me out. When I played the next day, my rogue was dead.

  36. Edumitsu says:

    I was in undead lair with a 2/8 priest with t9 gear, i was running happily when suddenly a swarm of slimes appeared, next moment, dead screen

  37. Wonkster says:

    I was on a 4/8 wizzy doing labs, my friend gets into lab and I rush in and the lab disappears, and the djinn was right thee. Need I say more?

  38. Blocketh says:

    For the issue of teleporting directly onto gods in the godlands, I try making sure I’m constantly in motion the instant I tp so I can recover and dodge whatever I run into. So far I’ve had no such deaths, but I might just be lucky.

    Also, against septavius, I was also being a little too happy with unlocked screen and as I was moving in one direction the entire time, I rotated a bit to far and walked right into his center. I’ll never forget it :c

  39. Anonymous says:

    I was doing a tomb, i was a noob at the time and was 0/8. Had some weak as gear on my necro, t9 and t10 and was doing great using other people as meat shields, we get to the final 3 bosses, feeling great as i see a white bag drop. I dont know why, i had done jack shit but anyway, i rush up to it and it was a nile ring. Pick it up just in time for a 1shot shotgun from a boss. Stopped playing for 3 months

  40. Zakkichan says:

    Ok, so im soloing undead lair 0/8, killing the easy guys and rushing the hard guys. I run straght past the slimes and into a room with the ghost guys. Got bombed 4 times and I died with some t10 stuff. :( i banged the keyboard a bit then didnt play for a couple days but now im good.

  41. CPFOS says:

    I was level 20, great gear, 11-12 tiered, wizard, pumped as this was the first time I had 11-12 tiered gear, so I tried to rush Oryx. Of course, that was when a lag spike hit.

  42. firal4 says:

    Stupidest death was the haunted cemetary we ended up killing the final boss I rush in to get my loot and then the boomerangs come back in first two paralyze me I try running then my keyboard glitches and lagged so it had a 2 second delay and dun dun duuuuuuuuuuuuuun

  43. Johny says:

    So.. My stupidiest eath? I was like 0/8, with potted character a bit (I DID NOT MANAGED TO BUY STUFF FOR POTS YET) and i were mostly farming the Sprite Worlds and Snake Pits. I were knight (Loved one) and guess what. I were about to go in a sprite bunch of bosses and this portal was my only hope. But when i entered the sprite i were almost dead. Little lag. When i refreshed, i had no character. Sad Death

  44. Eorofuze says:

    Limon……. So I’m farming dex pots from this guy. Weeeee so fun doing this over and over right? well once when I entered the boss room, He started glowing green as always but then when he does he chasing you phase he shotguns me and DUN DUN DUUUUUUUNNN.

  45. james says:

    yeah I was feeling “studly” going into a sprite I was one dex away from max and my computer says 13percent battery power so I was like ok I got 3minutes

    so I get to the boss room and imm doing great we go through a turret series and im beasting next series comesss he probably has around 250 health left (I was warrior so it woulda been one hit kill) and my computers screen turns dark so im pounding on the nexus key and force shuting the computer off … I turn it back on andim thinking to my self , I couldn’t have died… he would have had to shoot like.. 25 bullets to kill me,Iload the game, press play and it says new character… :'( oh and did I forget to metion I was carrying a crystal sword with me. yeah and this just happened like a second ago :p :( im really sad and pissed and shocked

  46. Brnr says:

    Hip hip for Septavius, still think that was my stupidest death

  47. Shafialx says:

    Wow, I thought I was the only one who did these stupid things. Surely I would’ve done more than that if I was as good as you soloing a Tomb and stuff. Didn’t realize that, wow.

  48. Hir says:

    I got planewalker just a sec ago

  49. Hir says:

    Um I’m really good

  50. Kaoruko says:

    stood on a leviathan. that’s all i need to say.

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