Wand of lightning ( \ )
Item Type Wand
Artifact? No
Weight 4s
Danger Level 3
Material Iron

Wands of lightning are wands that, when "z"apped, fire a beam of lightning in any of the eight directions. A wand of lightning differs from a wand of ball lightning in that the player actually chooses which direction to fire the bolt.

They can be zapped at the player, also. This will make them take significant damage unless they have intrinsic lightning resistance or immunity, and may cause item destruction on top of that.

Caution is advised as bolts bounce off walls. It is also worth noting that if one becomes rusty, zapping it has a chance to slightly electrocute the PC — which does not deal much damage, but could cause an embarrassing death for PCs relying on one to save their life in a pinch.

This wand has a range of 16/8/6 for B/U/C respectively. Additional 1 range is added for each 5 character levels.


Offensive spell wands can be of great use to non-spellcasters who find their weapons ineffective, and even for spellcasters that find their current foe immune to their spells. Found in the very early game, these properties can be lifesavers.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

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

Greater Identify information[]

--------------------- blessed wand of lightning (4 charges)--------------------

When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d3 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d3
points of damage.