Wand of random effects

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Type Wand
Name Wand of random effects
Icon Wand of random effects.png
A magical device which can produce a variety of effects.

A wand of random effects creates an unpredictable effect when zapped, emulating any other wand except for the wand of disintegration. Although there are far more attack wands than support wands, its usefulness in combat is questionable. You must decide if it's worth the risk hasting, healing, polymorphing, or rendering a dangerous enemy invisible.

Wand effect Probability
wand of flame 5.6%
wand of frost 5.6%
wand of slowing 5.6%
wand of magic darts 5.6%
wand of paralysis 5.6%
wand of fire 5.6%
wand of cold 5.6%
wand of confusion 5.6%
wand of fireball 5.6%
wand of lightning 5.6%
wand of teleportation 5.6%
wand of draining 4.7%
wand of enslavement 5.9%
Total good wands 73.0%
wand of hasting 5.6%
wand of heal wounds 5.6%
wand of invisibility 5.6%
Total bad wands 16.8%
wand of digging 5.6%
wand of polymorph other 5.6%
Total neutral wands 11.2%

Tips & Tricks

  • Followers of good gods risk penance, since wands of draining or polymorph are forbidden to them.
  • Out of wands of digging? A wand of random effects might eventually create a digging effect, if you have enough charges.
  • Heavily rotted characters, especially mummies, may use them at full HP in the hopes of eventually getting some of their rot cured.