lol fighting without potions takes way longer.. the amount of things you can do with the 100 wood really healthy potions is amazing, it practically turns all the grand boss fights into cake. and at 100 wood per potion the cost is extremely cheap considering how easy it is to farm wood. Like seriously, the resource cost for each really healthy potion takes less than 1 second to farm if you’re farming right.
if you want to get to endgame quickly, don’t waste your time setting up challenges for yourself to conquer, just potion spam your way through it (up to floor 46), then upgrade to t5 and worry about strategy.
the only potions u really need to conserve are those chest-only pots, like shock/softie pots.
finally, if you intend to get a highscore in GD, you should get used to spamming potions. With a disconnect looming at any moment, what matters most in GD is your killing speed, and potions will let you use a far more offense-oriented team than any cough cough “skill”.