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Wands of wishing are the most sought-after item in the game.  They contain enough magic to fashion any reasonable item you request. If you're too greedy with your wish, the wish goes bad, leaving you with an evil facsimile.

(For bugs related to wands of wishing, see Bugs.)

Instructions Edit

To wish for an item, type the full name exactly as it would appear if it were identified by a scroll of identification (excepting wand charges).  Bonuses, quantities, and qualities can be omitted.  Some examples:

  • 7 +7 shurikens
  • 4 food rations
  • blessed potion of curing
  • mithril mail
  • dead hel dragon
  • wand of stoning
  • 25 diamond needles

Bad wishesEdit

There are certain objects that you should never wish for.

Inherently evil items Edit

Wishing for an inherently evil item can be done, but no one really knows why you'd bother.

  • amulet of eternal life
  • black sword
  • chin strap
  • golden togs
  • lodestone
  • wand of amusement

Don't/can't wish Edit

You cannot wish for a Scroll of Odin.

Do not wish for the following:

  • gold pieces
  • amulet of ethereality
  • amulet of might
  • blazing cape
  • crystal gloves
  • cubes (blue, grey or orange)
  • diary
  • dwarven arm
  • flasks
  • gjall
  • gold pieces
  • green stone
  • Gungnir
  • helm of knowledge
  • ingot
  • Lazlul's rope
  • Mimming
  • Mjollnir
  • Norse boots
  • origami figures
  • potions of alchemy **
  • ring of soul trapping
  • runesword
  • scroll of switch bodies
  • scroll of transport
  • Scythe
  • skeleton
  • wand of wishing
  • war vest

Potions of alchemy marked with ** include mystery, geology, diagnosis, switch dimension, transformation, music, heat, animation, precognition, invulnerability, and second life.

If a user wishes for any of the above items, their wish will not be granted, and they may get an evil look-alike instead.

Normal wishing Edit

Unique or destroyed items Edit

You can wish for these items.  However, if an item in this list has already been created in the game, you'll receive a message that you've wasted your wish.

  • disperser helm
  • disruption horn
  • orb of imprisoning
  • red bag
  • Skidbladnir

If items have been eliminated by archmages and are later wished for, the wish will not be granted, as the item no longer exists.

Corpses Edit

Dead monsters may be wished for with the exception of charred wraiths, dead watchers, pulpy tissue, corpses, and monsters that do not leave bodies.

Example: dead fire dragon

Quality Edit

Quality may be indicated by requesting "blessed" or "cursed" in the text of the wish. Quality can be omitted if the user doesn't care about the quality. Some examples are the following:

  • blessed potion of experience
  • potion of experience
  • cursed scroll of knowledge

Bonuses Edit

Bonuses on weapons, armor and rings of agility can be indicated. The bonus can be omitted if it is not considered important. The maximum bonus that can be wished for is equivalent to the user's luck. Some examples are the following:

  • +7 silver sword (luck > 6)
  • silver sword
  • +3 ring of agility
  • +2 plate mail
  •  %34 ring of protection (luck > 33)

Quantity Edit

Quantity may be requested for items that combine. Items that do not combine (scrolls, wands, etc.) cannot be wished for in groups of more than one. The maximum quantity that can be wished for is equivalent to the user's luck. Examples are the following:

  • 12 green lumps (luck > 11)
  • 6 +3 arrows (luck > 5)
  • 4 empty vials (luck > 3)

Recharging the wand Edit

The most frequent strategy employed with a wand of wishing is to recharge it with a blessed scroll of recharging. A sage can write recharging scrolls and bless most of them by reading blessing scrolls while confused. Each scroll of blessed recharging is likely to add one wish to the wand - however, there is a 15% chance of it removing a wish instead. The maximum number of charges a wand can contain is 100.

If you're recharging a wand of wishing with "recharging" and not "enchantment", be sure to save first. Although it is very rare, in some versions it is possible for the wand to explode when recharging it.

Holy water raises the luck of the user. This enables them to wish for larger quantities and better bonuses. The maximum value of luck is 100.

Wish observations Edit

With a luck higher than 20, odds are that wishing for a stack of bleached roots will give more con than a dead hel dragon. One dead hel dragon is still worth eating (petrification resistance). Better yet, you can wish for a stack of hel dragon corpses. However you may want to use a speed boost while doing this because the stack of corpses may rot before you have a chance to eat them all.

Sometimes, a rejected wish can randomly create a wand of wishing.

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