Alistair's Intoxication

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Alistair's intoxication.png Alistair's Intoxication
Level 5
School1 Poison
School2 Transmutation
Source(s) Great Wizards, Vol. II
Book of Party Tricks
Casting noise 3
Spell noise 0
Power Cap 150
Converts a small portion of the brain matter of those around you into alcohol, attempting to confuse all intelligent creatures within view (although poison-resistant creatures may resist the effects). The caster will experience vertigo briefly if they successfully make contact with other minds. It is frequently used as an icebreaker at wizard parties.

Alistair's Intoxication is a level 5 Transmutation/Poison spell which attempts to confuse all monsters in your line of sight, but may inflict vertigo on you.

The monsters affected must:

Monsters with rPois have a 2/3rds chance to resist, and monsters with poison immunity always resist.

The chance of confusing each monster is (40+spell power/3)%, and the chance of giving yourself vertigo is (60-spell power/3)%. At maximum power (capped at 100), monsters will be affected 73% of the time, and you will get vertigo 27% of the time.

Poison resistance offers no benefit to players when casting this spell.

Tips & Tricks

  • Alistair's Intoxication can be used for tackling level 5 of The Vaults, where the entrance stairs are surrounded by dozens of tough, but susceptible creatures.


  • Prior to 0.28, Alistar's Intoxication could not effect Demonic or Holy monsters.
  • Prior to 0.18, Alistair's Intoxication was level 4, could never affect rPois monsters, and could confuse or int-drain the player instead of causing vertigo. Also, mummies and lichform characters were unable to cast this spell.
  • In versions 0.9.2 and earlier, susceptible monsters would be affected 100% of the time.