Forum:Wizard's 1st gift

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I've finally managed to keep a chaotic elf wizard alive through mines and Sokoban. Character was generated with

a 8 charge wand of death and another wand of death was found on level 2 in a shop. I am playing on a local sys.

A bones pile got me a magic lamp and so silver dragon scale mail from that. I've killed two shopkeepers and a priest

(Minetown). I sacrificed none of them. All were angered before death. Sacrificing many critters at Minetown chapel

(after conversion to chaotic from neutral) brought nothing but 4 leaf clovers. I procured water and went for the

blessing and got it along with "An object appears at your feet!". It was a blessed spellbook of sleep. Does the

almighty RNG look at inventory / past deeds / lucky escapes / etc. when She/He makes a decision on a gift? I was

hoping for Magicbane / decent weapon when I saw the message but no joy. I already had a spellbook of sleep as well.

Thanks for any insight.

Mannc (talk) 10:49, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

You prayed on an altar. You don't get artifacts by praying on altars Prayer#Favors_and_gifts. You just need to sacrifice with out praying. Keep sacrificing, basically you have 10% chance of getting Magicbane each time you sacrifice something. If you sacrifice and pray too much, you risk getting crowned (Crowning has some complicated details).--Quantum Immortal (talk) 18:09, 11 August 2015 (UTC)