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Wand of destruction ( \ )
Item Type Wand
Artifact? No
Weight 3s
Danger Level 12
Material Wood

Wand of destruction is a rare type of wand in ADOM. Zapping a wand of destruction unleashes magical energies into a wide area around the PC that destroys some types of walls and other structures, as well as injuring any monsters in the 'blast' radius. The effect also drains the PC of some HP and PP; maximum PP can also decrease depending on the amount of destruction caused[1], though a reduction often tends to be very little (about 1-3).


Effect radius

The damaging area is shaped like a ball spell with a radius of 4.

An example of the damage dealt to a rectangular room, before and after using a wand of destruction:

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Terrain destruction

'Diggable' walls in the blast radius of the wand's effect will be destroyed, as will doors. Although wands of destruction won't affect most walls that cannot be dug through by any means, such as those that make up the structures of the Pyramid and Darkforge, there are some exceptions to these: (this list may not be complete)

  • Hidden rooms in High Mountain Village and Dwarftown
  • The arena
  • Parts of the casino shop, potentially allowing the PC to shoplift (though the PC will usually provoke the guards and shopkeeper in the process since using the wand is likely to injure a guard standing beside a wall)
  • Walls in the Ice Queen Domain

DesirabilityEdit

While the damage that they deal to monsters is usually not that remarkable (though it is at least non-elemental), wands of destruction can be useful digging tools and can allow the PC to destroy walls that other tools and spells can't. More notably, a wand of destruction can also help players achieve a victory more easily... if the player, through either spoilers or a bit of creative thinking on their own part, knows how to use one to do so.

Guaranteed/Common sourcesEdit

They can be generated in the same ways as all generic loot, albeit rarely. Some players may consider spending a wish on some.

Greater Identify informationEdit

------------------- uncursed wand of destruction (1 charge)------------------


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.


Some item DLs and/or stat modifier distribution taken from Anilatx's research.

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