The levitation ego grants you the ability to begin levitating (or flying if you have the Control Flight intrinsic) for as long as you wish. Once in the air, you can land again with a separate ability. However, each time you take off costs you 101-200 satiation (weighted toward 150).
Although contantly flying offers few downsides, constantly levitating makes certain necessary actions impossible; you can't pick up items or descend stairs unless you land. Even so, the ability to travel over lava and deep water, or to ignore the effects of shallow water and mechanical traps, makes it occasionally very useful. In either case, be careful using this around enemies with the Airstrike spell.
Tips & Tricks
- You can avoid Trog's wrath by activating a levitation item and hovering over a 3×3 area of lava. None of his penances will be able to touch you! Just be sure to have enough food on hand and expect to waste a lot of turns.
- It particularly shines in the Abyss. Being able to cross the unpredictably impassable terrain lets you avoid getting cornered by packs of enemies and makes it much easier to escape pursuit by non-flying opponents.
Levitation was removed in 0.12.