Wand of mindburst

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Type Wand
Name Wand of mindburst
Icon Wand of mindburst.png
A magical device which launches a psychic attack on a target creature. If it overcomes their willpower, it 'blows their mind' in a violently literal fashion, dealing damage that bypasses their armour entirely. It is useless against mindless creatures.

A wand of mindburst deals significant chunks of untyped damage to a single monster, assuming it isn't mindless. This effect must overcome the target's willpower, but it ignores AC and always hits. Mindburst is significantly harder to resist than other willpower-related wand effects, making it useful against a large variety of early- and mid-game opponents.

Players will deal 3d(8.75 + 3.5 * Evocations/4) damage with this wand.[1]

Monsters will deal 1d(12 + (30 + HD)/4) damage with this wand.[2]

Players use mindburst with an enchantment power multiplier of x2.5,[3] which makes it much harder to resist than other wands. See the Willpower article for more details.


  • This wand can be particularly effective at taking out low-HD, high-threat monsters such as boggarts and Sonja.
  • Mindburst is also effective at killing low-level players. If an early opponent happens to have one on hand, you'll likely want to escape immediately; multiple zaps of a wand of mindburst can very quickly become lethal.


A monster killed in this manner will explode, spraying blood splatters around the area without leaving a corpse (dragons are immune to this effect, and may or may not leave a corpse as normal). Followers of Gozag Ym Sagoz will receive a spray of single gold coins on several nearby tiles instead of a shower of blood.


  • In 0.29, monsters no longer deal x67% damage with this wand. Instead, mindburst's damage formula (when used by monsters) was reduced. Overall, damage is slightly higher than it was in 0.28.
  • In 0.28, monsters deal x67% damage with this wand. It was supposed to work this way since 0.4, but was broken due to a bug.
  • Prior to 0.27, this wand was called the wand of disintegration. Also, it could affect mindless creatures.
  • Prior to 0.20, it could disintegrate rock walls and obstacles in the dungeon (doors, iron grates, trees, orcish idols, and most kinds of statues).
  • Prior to 0.15, orange crystal statues and silver statues could be destroyed instantly through use of a wand of disintegration.
  • Prior to 0.6, zapped creatures were simply reduced to nothingness.


  1. zap-data.h:1143 (0.30.0)
    Specifically, you'll deal 3d(5 + pow/4) damage, for pow = 15 + 3.5 * Evocations (evoke.cc:177 (0.30.0)). If you have the MP-Powered Wands mutation, then your "pow" gains a +33% boost.
  2. zap-data.h:1145 (0.30.0)
  3. zap-data.h:1144 (0.30.0)
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