Wand of acid

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Type Wand
Name Wand of acid
Icon Wand of acid.png
A magical device which throws a bolt of corrosive acid.

Player use

A wand of acid fires a Corrosive Bolt of acid, dealing damage and possibly corroding any creatures in its path. It has a power rating of 15 + 5 * Evocations / 2.

Monster use

When utilized by a monster, the power rating is 30 + (monster Hit Dice).


Wands of acid provide an easy to underestimate backup attack. A Corrosive Bolt is effectively a level 6 spell, and with a few points into Evocations, just as competitive. Few monsters are resistant to acid, and the bolt's corrosive properties make followup attacks much more effective.

Beware of Ijyb, the goblin with a wand (of acid). This is easily the most dangerous wand she can wield, though it can only be fired at a range of 5. Other monsters require an HD of at least 5 to use this; by then, you should have more HP to tank the first hit.


  • Prior to 0.21, it could hold at most 15 charges.
  • Wands of acid were added in 0.18.
Acid / Light / QuicksilverIceblast / RootsCharming / Paralysis