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{{flavour|A magical device which throws great bolts of lightning. They inflict less damage than other similar bolts, but their damage partially bypasses armour and they can be bounced off walls to hit targets twice.}}
A wand that fires [[Lightning Bolt|bolts of lightning]]. Like the spell, these bolts may bounce off walls to hit a target multiple times, or to hit you. Don't zap yourself!
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A '''wand of lightning''' is one of the more powerful attack [[wand]]s in the game, capable of launching deadly [[lightning bolt]]s at your opponents. These can strike multiple enemies without losing range, and will bounce off rock or stone [[wall]]s, potentially hitting enemies multiple times. Just be aware that its possible to hit yourself this way! Also, these wands generate a lot of [[noise]] (more than twice as much as [[shout]]ing), so don't be surprised if using it wakes up nearby monsters. It can hold at most 15 charges.
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==Strategy==
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If you can't fire this wand at an enemy without zapping yourself, use the "'''.'''" key to fire at its tile. This will cause the bolt to end once it hits the desired point, rather than travelling for its entire possible range. You won't be able to benefit from the bounce, but at least you won't be electrocuted.
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==History==
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Wands of lightning were removed in [[0.21]].
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Prior to [[0.20]], it was possible to break [[mesmerisation]] by zapping a wand of lightning.
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Latest revision as of 11:44, 28 January 2018

Obsolete: This article refers to an aspect of the game which has been removed. It is retained for historical reference only.


Type Wand
Name Wand of lightning
Icon Wand of lightning.png
A magical device which throws great bolts of lightning. They inflict less damage than other similar bolts, but their damage partially bypasses armour and they can be bounced off walls to hit targets twice.

A wand of lightning is one of the more powerful attack wands in the game, capable of launching deadly lightning bolts at your opponents. These can strike multiple enemies without losing range, and will bounce off rock or stone walls, potentially hitting enemies multiple times. Just be aware that its possible to hit yourself this way! Also, these wands generate a lot of noise (more than twice as much as shouting), so don't be surprised if using it wakes up nearby monsters. It can hold at most 15 charges.

Strategy

If you can't fire this wand at an enemy without zapping yourself, use the "." key to fire at its tile. This will cause the bolt to end once it hits the desired point, rather than travelling for its entire possible range. You won't be able to benefit from the bounce, but at least you won't be electrocuted.

History

Wands of lightning were removed in 0.21.

Prior to 0.20, it was possible to break mesmerisation by zapping a wand of lightning.

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