Wand of iceblast

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Version 0.21: This article may not be up to date for the latest stable release of Crawl.
Type Wand
Name Wand of iceblast
Icon Wand of iceblast.png
A magical device which throws exploding shards of ice, partially harming even creatures resistant of cold.

Player use

The shards from a wand of iceblast generate an unavoidable 3x3 explosion, much like a cold version of the spell Fireball. 40% of its damage is irresistible, making it at least somewhat effective against cold-resistant foes.

Tips and tricks

  • Wands of iceblast fill a unique slot in any Evocations specialist's arsenal, as they allow the enemy no chance to evade the attack or ignore it entirely with magic resistance. Just be aware that they lack power if fired without much training, and that they'll never be quite as potent as a trained spellcaster's Fireball.
  • Firing a wand of iceblast at point-blank range guarantees you'll be caught in the blast. Use it before engaging in melee, or angle your shot diagonally behind your foe if possible.

History

Prior to 0.21, wands of iceblast could hold at most 15 charges.

Wands of iceblast were added in 0.18.

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