Wand of disintegration

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Type Wand
Name Wand of disintegration
Icon Wand of disintegration.png
A magical device which disrupts the physical structure of a target creature, dealing heavy damage and bypassing armour.

The most obvious use for a wand of disintegration is to deal a significant chunk of untyped damage to a single monster. This effect cannot be dodged or blocked, but it does have to overcome the target's magic resistance. This effect is significantly harder to resist than most other MR-related wand effects, making it useful against a large variety of early- and mid-game opponents. A monster killed in this manner will explode, scattering several chunks and blood splatters around the area (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 meat chunks and blood.

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


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