Wand of death ( \ )
Item Type wand
Artifact? no
Weight 3s
Danger Level 10
Material Wood

Wand of death is a type of wand that projects a death bolt when zapped (essentially Death ray spell for free). The bolt bounces off walls; this means that it can potentially hit the character, though due to the wand's limited range this is a rare case.

A wand of death has a range of 6/3/1 for B/U/C respectively, with an additional 1 tile added to range for each 10 character levels. It can also be zapped at character's location by choosing '5', though this should obviously be avoided since the bolt will deal high damage even if PC has resistance to immediate death.


It can outright kill monsters, but has same problem as Death ray — most of the monsters you would want it to work on regularly shrug off bolts or are completely immune to death attacks. All undead and constructs are immune to death rays.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

Generic loot.

Greater Identify information[]

-------------------wand of death (3 charges)-----------------

When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d2 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d2
points of damage.