Burger, Heart Attack

Station and Complexity grillardin 6, line cook 6

Flavor Profiles texture, umami, temperature, umami, texture, umami
Additional Ingredients bitter, salty, sour, spicy, or umami


Duration 1 round/level; Serving Size 1
Saving Throw none (but, see below); Spell Resistance no


A heart attack is 1/2 lb. burger with 1/4 lb. of bacon, cheese, and no less than 2 eggs, in addition to any other available toppings.

When consumed, a heart attack burger grants the ability to recover from deadly wounds with restored vitality and a will to fight, but at a price. The burger immediately causes 1d4 points of Intelligence and Wisdom damage, but grants a +4 enhancement bonus to Constitution and Strength, damage reduction 5/–, and the benefits of a haste spell. In addition, it heals 4d8 points of damage + 1 point per culinarian level (maximum +25).

If served to a creature that has died within 1 round, a heart attack burger can even save that creature from death by healing the damage from an otherwise mortal wound, though it does not prevent death from massive damage or from causes other than hit point loss.

At the end of the duration, a heart attack burger takes a heavy toll, causing exhaustion and inflicting 1d4 points of Constitution damage.

Consuming a heart attack burger counts as triggering a resurgent transformation spell, and doing either more than once in a day is particularly risky. Consuming a second heart attack burger in a 24-hour period inflicts an additional 1d4 points of Constitution damage and results in death from system shock unless you succeed at a DC 15 Fortitude save, made after the Constitution damage has been applied.

Additional bitter and umami ingredients increase the duration and serving size by +1 each.

Additional salty and sour ingredients increase the healing by +1d8 each.

Additional spicy ingredients increase the duration to 1 hour/level.

When consumed, the effects above last for 1 round/level.

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