Material required? None
80/100 giving extra checks? No
Obtainable in game? No
Wishable Yes

Ventriloquism is a skill that can confuse NPCs and monsters if successful, or anger them should it fail.

Manual info[]

This skill can be used to confuse monsters. You try to project another voice and if successful, this helps to confuse monsters for two or more turns. This skill is very difficult to use effectively.


If successfully applied, this will confuse monsters for 2-3 turns. Undead and constructs are not affected.

Prior to v.1.2.0, ventriloquism could be used even while the PC is mute. Ventriloquism can also fail if the PC's mouth has transformed into tentacles via a corruption.

Advanced uses[]

  • Locking cats inside a room - confuse the cat, then rush towards the door and close it.
  • Confusing monsters you want to run away from (or force to move without harming them), although it fails rather often at low skill levels.
  • Monsters angered through Ventriloquism can often be killed with no consequences. This is useful for certain quests, e.g. Kill Guth'Alak.

Using Ventriloquism against lawful creatures is a chaotic act, and can quickly drop your alignment.


Only Wizards and gnomes of any class start with this skill. Other PCs can only obtain it randomly from a scroll/potion of education, or wishing for it.


Successful use.