Irradiate is a level 5 Conjurations/Transmutations spell that essentially blasts all tiles adjacent to you with pure magical energy, dealing heavy irresistible damage and occasionally inflicting targets with the wretched status effect, permanently reducing their combat capabilities. Multiple applications of this effect stack, but are quite risky to cast - each casting of Irradiate afflicts the caster with a dose of magical contamination, sometimes reaching yellow levels with as few as two uses.
Tips & Tricks
- Assuming you have no contamination at the moment, it is always safe to cast Irradiate once.
- If you accidentally cast Irradiate one time too many, quaffing a potion of cancellation should drop you back into the safe zone. Whether it's worth using up the potion to do so, however, is questionable.
- Remember that bad mutations inflicted via magical contamination partially ignore mutation resistance! Don't expect an amulet of mutation resistance to provide too much help here.
Irradiate will be added in 0.16.