The Magic Mirror of Merlin
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When applied or wielded, the Mirror speaks to you and gives a random rumor - the rumor is true if the Mirror is blessed, false if cursed and either if uncursed. It shares this property with The Master Key of Thievery.
- wand of striking, spell of force bolt
- wand of undead turning, spell of turn undead
- spell of sleep (0, doubled)
- spell of drain life
- spell of magic missile
- spell of cone of cold (only if unskilled or basic)
- spell of fireball (only if unskilled or basic)
- spell of finger of death
Other effects of these spells (such as the number of levels drained by drain life or the duration of sleep) are not changed.
The Magic Mirror of Merlin is a worthwhile choice for lawful non-Knights making an artifact wish due to the magic resistance and telepathy it provides. The Sceptre of Might is a comparable lawful artifact in terms of desirability, but only confers magic resistance when wielded; the Magic Mirror only needs to be carried, making it preferable in that regard.
Some players recommend making knights spellcasters in anticipation of obtaining the Magic Mirror and using its double damage effect; magic missile does enormous damage (with an average of 112) when cast by a level thirty Knight with the Magic Mirror. However, a Knight's starting stats make this somewhat impractical to attempt until much later on.
This powerful mirror was created by Merlin, the druid, in ages past, when trees sang and rocks danced. It protects all who carry it from magic missiles, and gives them ESP.