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.

“[The principle of selection] is the magician’s wand, by means of which he may summon into life whatever form and mould he pleases.”

-William Youatt, _Sheep: their breeds, management, and diseases; to which is added the Mountain Shepherd's Manual_, ch. III. 1837.

A wand of random effects creates an unpredictable effect when zapped, emulating any other wand except for the wand of heal wounds. 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, 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%
wand of disintegration 5.6%
Total good wands 78.6%
wand of hasting 5.6%
wand of invisibility 5.6%
Total bad wands 11.2%
wand of digging 5.6%
wand of polymorph 5.6%
Total neutral wands 11.2%

Tips & Tricks

  • Followers of good gods risk penance, since wands of draining 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.