Wand of fire

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Type Wand
Name Wand of Fire
Icon Wand of fire.png
A magical device which throws great bolts of fire.

Player use

As usual for wands, the beam from a wand of fire zapped by the player has a power rating of (30 + 2d(Evocations skill)).

Monster use

As with any other wand, the bolt of fire projected by a wand of fire in the hands of a monster uses a power rating of (30 + (monster hit dice)). This gives it a typical damage output of 3d11 when used by low-level monsters and 3d12 when used by mid-to-high level monsters, and the player needs EV 19 to have a 50% chance of evading the beam without Repel or Deflect Missiles in force.

Tips and tricks

As a tier-1 attack wand, wands of fire provide a powerful backup attack.

Melee characters should save them for non-fire-resistant opponents that are unusually dangerous to engage in melee, such as hydras and acidic monsters.

Ice Magic users should use them as a backup or alternate attack against dangerous opponents that resist cold.