I found a bottle full of ommel tears, but am not sure whether I should drink it immediately, or save it. Is there any benefit for waiting until a later time to drink stat boosting potions?
Once you find a wand of cloning, you could clone the stat potions. However, I think that in early game, every point can make a difference, so I'd drink it.
The only piece of body armor I found was a broken steel chain mail that causes stat penalties when worn. Is it still better than no armor, assuming I do not find an alternative?
UT3 tends to be dangerous, so small stat penalties are probably better than no armor.
I think the plan is to train unarmed training to at least 6 by fighting plants in the third level of the underwater tunnels, but how can I get enough food to become bloated and apply the vomit tactic to win the fight? Should I spend the gold at the New Attam store for this task?
Yeah, you will need to buy some bananas from the store.