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'''Bolt of Inaccuracy''' is a level 3 [[Conjurations]] spell (but since it's only available through a [[rod of destruction]], [[Evocations]] determines its potency) that deals severe irresistible damage to anything it strikes, but with awful accuracy.
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'''Bolt of Inaccuracy''' is a level 3 [[Conjurations]] spell (but since it's only available through a [[rod of Destruction]], [[Evocations]] determines its potency). It deals severe irresistible damage to anything it strikes, and has a range almost equal to your [[line of sight]] that is unaffected by the number of targets it hits, but it can only reliably hit the least [[ev]]asive monsters in the game.
  
 
==Strategy==
 
==Strategy==
*Because it produces little noise and missing a shot doesn't make any noise, you can cast it repeatedly against sleeping enemies until you finally land a hit.
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*Although this spell will miss its target often, its damage output becomes absurdly high at high Evocations skill. Considering that it costs you nothing except for a very small amount of [[hunger]] and the half turn it takes to wield the rod, it is actually a very powerful (if situational) spell to any character willing to train the needed skill.
*[[Corona]], [[Sticky Flame]], [[The_Shining_One#Given_Abilities|Divine halo]] and [[Fedhas#Given_abilities|Sunshine]] can increase your accuracy (not cumulative; use only one).
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*[[Sleep]]ing or [[petrified]] opponents are easy targets, and even if you miss, the spell produces such a small amount of noise that you're unlikely to wake the target up. Consider it a long-range equivalent to [[Stabbing]]. Long lines of opponents in narrow hallways are also good targets; although you probably won't hit everything, you're likely to hit ''something''.
*The following dangerous monsters have such lousy [[EV]] that you might be able to hit them semi-regularly (not a complete list):
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*The following monsters have such lousy [[EV]] that you should be able to hit them semi-regularly (not a complete list):
 
**[[Hydra]]s
 
**[[Hydra]]s
**[[Stone giant]]s
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**[[Statue]]s
 
**[[Curse skull]]s
 
**[[Curse skull]]s
 
**[[Oklob plant]]s
 
**[[Oklob plant]]s
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**Most [[list of eyeballs|eyeballs]]
 
**Most [[list of eyeballs|eyeballs]]
 
**Most [[list of mummies|mummies]]
 
**Most [[list of mummies|mummies]]
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**All [[list of giants|giants]]
 
**[[Bone dragon]]s
 
**[[Bone dragon]]s
 
**[[Gold dragon armour]]-wearing [[player ghost]]s
 
**[[Gold dragon armour]]-wearing [[player ghost]]s
 
**[[Gastronok]]
 
**[[Gastronok]]
*Firing at a line of several enemies greatly improves your odds of the bolt striking something.
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*Hitting your target with [[Corona]], [[Sticky Flame]], or [[Fedhas Madash]]'s [[Sunshine]] ability will significantly increase your accuracy, making it a much easier target. [[The Shining One]]'s Halo [[aura]] is even better, automatically highlighting almost everything on the screen.
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*[[Vehumet]] worshipers also enjoy improved use of this spell, as he increases Bolt of Inaccuracy's range to include your entire line of sight (great for sniping sleeping [[shining eye]]s).

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Bolt of Inaccuracy
Level 3
School1 Conjuration
School2
School3
Source(s)
Casting noise 0
Spell noise 3
This spell inflicts enormous damage upon any creature struck by the bolt of incandescent energy conjured into existence. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to aim and very rarely hits anything. Pity, that.
Spell Details
Damage Formula 10d(4+Power/10)
Max Damage 10d(12.6) ~ 68 (Evocations at 27)
Max Power 1000
Range 7
Targeting Bolt
To-hit
Special


Bolt of Inaccuracy is a level 3 Conjurations spell (but since it's only available through a rod of Destruction, Evocations determines its potency). It deals severe irresistible damage to anything it strikes, and has a range almost equal to your line of sight that is unaffected by the number of targets it hits, but it can only reliably hit the least evasive monsters in the game.

Strategy

  • Although this spell will miss its target often, its damage output becomes absurdly high at high Evocations skill. Considering that it costs you nothing except for a very small amount of hunger and the half turn it takes to wield the rod, it is actually a very powerful (if situational) spell to any character willing to train the needed skill.
  • Sleeping or petrified opponents are easy targets, and even if you miss, the spell produces such a small amount of noise that you're unlikely to wake the target up. Consider it a long-range equivalent to Stabbing. Long lines of opponents in narrow hallways are also good targets; although you probably won't hit everything, you're likely to hit something.
  • The following monsters have such lousy EV that you should be able to hit them semi-regularly (not a complete list):
  • Hitting your target with Corona, Sticky Flame, or Fedhas Madash's Sunshine ability will significantly increase your accuracy, making it a much easier target. The Shining One's Halo aura is even better, automatically highlighting almost everything on the screen.
  • Vehumet worshipers also enjoy improved use of this spell, as he increases Bolt of Inaccuracy's range to include your entire line of sight (great for sniping sleeping shining eyes).