Wand of item detection ( \ )
Item Type Wand
Artifact? No
Weight 3s
Danger Level 4
Material Wood

Wands of item detection are wands that, when "z"apped, reveal the location of all items on the level for one turn.


Not crucial, but informative, and can be very helpful in the very early game as detecting the location of the wand of teleportation on the VDDL is one of the ways to obtain it in a timely manner. Later, this will find some use on greater vaults, to be able to determine (from the shape and location of the items within the vault) whether there is a chance of a good artifacts being found instead of less useful ones.

They may also be used to detect the location of dungeon shops or the weapon and armor rooms on Darkforge, if need be.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

They can be obtained in the same manner as all generic loot.

Greater Identify information[]

------------------- blessed wand of item detection (5 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.