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Wands and Gain Ability

NameWands and Gain Ability 0.1
Rating86%
AuthorGrunt
ForNetHack 3.4.3
DescriptionCombining wands and potions of gain ability now have plausible effects.
 With this patch, dipping a wand of nothing into a non-cursed potion of gain ability causes it to gain an ability, i.e. to change into a wand of something (chosen by the normal wand probabilities). Conversely, dipping a wand that is not a wand of nothing into a cursed potion of gain ability will strip it of its ability, i.e. turn it into a wand of nothing. The normal wand polymorph penalty applies - the wand will usually increment its recharge counter - but this does not (currently) count against polypileless conduct.
Downloadhttp://www.ualberta.ca/~sjm11/nethack-3.4.3-wand-gainability.diff or Get it from us (1.1 Kb)
AddedAugust 28, 2006 05:06
ChangedJuly 09, 2010 18:02
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4 Comments

3aosdictOctober 18, 2018 17:46
I like the concept, but won't this just incentivize boring behaviors like dipping every unidentifiable wand into every unidentified non-polymorph potion in the hopes that it's nothing and the potion is gain ability? I mean, things like this exist already with potion dipping, but that's not a reason to add more of them.[Quote]
5OzymandiasApril 29, 2013 17:06
Does this still trigger the summoning abilities of smoky/milky potions?[Quote]
5KogutApril 02, 2013 21:27
Great idea, I really like it.[Quote]
 BulwersatorJanuary 03, 2013 21:54
Great idea[Quote]

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