Herbal Mixtures are a new game element in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. To create a Herbal Mixture, Lara has to collect certain plants. After acquiring the necessary Skills she than can use these for Crafting mixtures that enhance her abilities.
Types of Mixtures
There are three kinds of Mixtures: Focus, Perception, and Endurance. Focus Mixtures can be used to slow down time during battle, as long as Lara is aiming her weapon. Perception Mixtures enable Lara to see special objects in her surroundings even when not using Survival Instincts. When using Endurance Mixtures Lara can withstand more injuries. Furthermore, Lara can use the Healing properties of some of the Medicinal Plants she finds in the jungle as Medicine.
During gameplay the herbal mixtures menu can be brought up by holding the Left Trigger (Xbox One) or (PS4) button. Healing is then available by pressing (A) (Xbox One) or (PS4). The other Herbal Mixtures can be accessed by pressing (Y) or (Triangle) to make Lara use Perception, or (Triangle) for Focus, and (B) or (Circle) for Endurance, using up her stock of the corresponding plants.
List of Plants Used For Herbal Mixtures
There are multiple plants growing in the jungle which can be collected and have different properties:
Healing Plants, as well as the contents of Medkits, count as Medicine in Lara's inventory.