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Casts one of a number of minor spells, aimed at trying to bolster the caster's morale. They have no noticeable effect.

Cantrip is a monster-only spell which does nothing. It is equivalent to passing a turn, but provides intimidating flavor text. It is often used to water down particularly dangerous early-game spellcasters and many early uniques.

The following enemies cast Cantrip:

Possible Messages

"The [monster] casts a cantrip, but nothing happens."
"The [monster] begins to cast a cantrip, but forgets the words!"
"The [monster] miscasts a cantrip."
"The [monster] looks braver for a moment."
"The [monster] looks encouraged for a moment."
"The [monster] looks satisfied for a moment."