Scroll of amnesia

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Type Scroll
Name Scroll of amnesia
Icon Scroll of amnesia.png
A scroll that allows its reader to selectively erase one spell from memory to recapture the magic energy bound up with it.

Reading a scroll of amnesia causes you to forget a spell of your choosing. This frees up spell levels, allowing you to memorise other spells. The spell remains in your spell library, so you can relearn it if so desired.


Scrolls of amnesia can be essential to casters. It lets you learn an early game spell, say, Searing Ray, then forget it once it's no longer useful. Or, it can let you forget a useful spell to get a better one. They serve no combat purpose, so you don't need to keep them in your inventory.

Tips & Tricks

  • You may press Esc after reading to cancel the scroll's effect. If you've already identified the scroll, it won't be used.
  • Even worshippers of Sif Muna might find these scrolls useful, because the Forget Spell ability costs piety.


  • Prior to 0.19, it was possible to forget spells by destroying spell books.
  • Prior to 0.13, forgetting spells would restore MP equal to the spell's level, and the scroll would only identify if you knew a spell to forget.
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