Simulacrum

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Simulacrum.png Simulacrum
Level 6
School1 Ice
School2 Necromancy
Source(s)
Casting noise 6
Spell noise 0

For the monster, see Simulacrum (monster)

This spell uses a piece of flesh in hand to create a replica of the original being out of ice. This magic is unstable so eventually the replica will sublimate into a freezing cloud, if it isn't hacked or melted into a small puddle of water first. Note that simulacra are incapable of leaving the level they were created on.

Simulacrum is a powerful Necromancy/Ice Magic spell which converts a wielded corpse, chunk, sausage, beef jerky, or meat ration into undead beings made of ice. Using chunks is preferable over corpses, as a single corpse will often produce multiple chunks, resulting in multiple monsters instead of just one. These creatures will do additional ice damage on top of the normal damage for their kind, so the damage output of creatures with multiple attacks is greatly increased. When killed, simulacra leave behind only a short-lived freezing cloud.

Tips & Tricks

  • Followers of Kikubaaqudgha, having a reliable source of corpses, can use this spell to great effect. Eight titan simulacra can bring down even the Hell lords, and combining it with liberal use of Sublimation of Blood lets you create an endless hordes of snowmen while you stand safely behind them. Haste them for double the fun!
  • Using a food item will create a simulacrum of a fairly boring animal. You'll probably get more mileage out of simply eating the thing.

See Also

History

Prior to 0.11, Simulacrum could not be cast on wielded food items.