Controlled Blink

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Obsolete: This article refers to an aspect of the game which has been removed. It is retained for historical reference only.

For a blink that you can control, see scroll of blinking.

Controlled blink.png Controlled Blink
Level 8
School1 Translocation
Casting noise 3 (at the destination)
Spell noise 0
Translocates the caster a short distance, with precise control. Be wary that controlled translocations will cause the subject to become contaminated with magical energy.

Controlled Blink is a level 8 Translocations spell which warps you to a nearby open space of your choice in your line of sight. The space must be somewhere visible, not deep water or lava, and cannot be behind a translucent wall.

While exploring the Realm of Zot or while carrying the Orb of Zot, Controlled Blink functions like a plain, uncontrolled Blink.


Usually too expensive to train for a 3 rune game, but it's an excellent escape spell for extended. Keep in mind that Passage of Golubria exists, and with a bit of pre-planning, can be used to a similar effect. The benefit of Controlled Blink is that it works in emergencies.

Tips & Tricks

  • For stabbers, it can be very useful to know the noise grid of this spell. The "@" character is the position where you land after blinking, and the "§" characters are cells where the noise will be heard.



  • Controlled Blink was removed in 0.26. Controlled Blink's effect can still be found on the scroll of blinking.
  • Prior to 0.17, Controlled Blink was a level 7 spell. Additionally, use of this spell on levels that prevented teleport control, such as The Tomb and final levels of a Ziggurat, resulted in an uncontrolled Blink.
  • In 0.6, you couldn't blink into deep water even as a merfolk unless you were levitating.
  • Prior to 0.6, Controlled Blink was noisier than Blink and could wake everything within radius 7.