Wand of speed monster
|Base price||150 zm|
|Monster use||May be used by monsters as misc items.|
Zapping the wand at yourself or a monster gives the target(s) intrinsic speed; gaining intrinsic speed by zapping yourself also exercises dexterity. Monsters can zap the wand at themselves, and observing them doing so will auto-identify it. Monsters that you zap with this wand are capable of resisting its effect, dependent on a check against their magic resistance value, and zapping a peaceful monster will anger it - this check does not occur for monsters zapping the wand at themselves.
The following information pertains to an upcoming version (NetHack 3.7.0). If this version is now released, please verify that it is still accurate, then update the page to incorporate this information.As of commit 95972d7, zapping yourself with a wand of speed monster gives 50–74 turns of very fast speed (as from worn speed boots), and does not give permanent intrinsic speed; monsters still get permanent speed.
Once you have zapped yourself with this wand, the intrinsic speed is permanent, and the wand is generally used for speeding up pets and steeds afterward. Backup wands should be kept stashed elsewhere - including at least one in your 'main' inventory - in the event you are subjected to delayed stoning from a footrice or the slowing attacks of skeletons and shades.
Pets may resist the wand's effect like any other monster, particularly if they are a high-have the same chance of resisting as any other monster; if zapping your pet does not generate a message, they may have resisted or else already have intrinsic speed. If there is no message, the pet probably resisted, or was fast already. You can check to see if a pet has intrinsic speed by applying a stethoscope.
The following information pertains to an upcoming version (NetHack 3.7.0). If this version is now released, please verify that it is still accurate, then update the page to incorporate this information.The changes to the wand makes it more useful for you in the long term: The temporary speed can be used to escape from a dire situation, or else close in quickly on a particularly troublesome monster to kill it faster, making it a potential alternative to speed boots.
- The bugs on the floor speed up!
- You engraved with the wand.
- You speed up.
- You gained intrinsic speed by zapping yourself.
- Your quickness feels more natural.
- You gained intrinsic speed while you already had extrinsic speed.
- <Monster> is suddenly moving faster.
- A monster was zapped with this wand and either became fast or is no longer slow.
In NetHack brass, the wand of speed monster's effects are temporary.
In xNetHack, the effects of the wand instead give you temporary very fast speed, making the wand in general more useful - its effects on monsters are unchanged. The temporary speed can be used to escape from a dire situation, or else close in quickly on a particularly troublesome monster to kill it faster. The potion of speed now grants intrinsic speed, as well as temporary very fast speed.