Scroll of teleportation

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Name teleportation
Appearance random
Base price 100 zm
Weight 5
Ink to write 10–19
Monster use May be used defensively by monsters.

A scroll of teleportation can be used for teleporting. It has a base cost of 100 zm, and takes between 10 and 19 charges (inclusive) for a magic marker to write one.


The scroll has a relative probability of 7% for generation. Monsters are likely to be generated with one, and when scrolls are found in an inaccessible closet, at least one of them is guaranteed to be a scroll of teleportation.


The scroll is most commonly identified by observing a monster use one when scared. If the teleportation fails, the scroll won't be auto-identified, but it produces the usual teleportation-failure messages "<monster> shudders for a moment" (teleported to the same level) and "<monster> seems very disoriented for a moment" (teleport blocked by the Amulet).[1] You can then type-name and formally identify it if you have the scroll in your inventory. You can also do the same with scrolls picked up in closets.


Main article: Teleportation

If the scroll is blessed, the player will be asked whether they want to teleport. If the scroll is non-cursed, they will teleport to a location within the same level; if it is cursed, they will be teleported to another level. If the player has teleport control, they will always be asked where they want to be teleported. Otherwise, the teleport is uncontrolled and the new location will be chosen randomly. All "safe" places on the current level are equally likely; see level teleport for uncontrolled levelporting.

Reading a scroll of teleportation while confused, with teleport control, allows a player to level teleport and pick the level; however, there is still a chance dependent on Luck that the teleport may be random.[2] Having at least +11 Luck will result in success about 98% of the time.

The Amulet of Yendor has an effect on using scrolls of teleportation; when carrying it, there is a 13 chance that nothing happens, producing the message "You feel disoriented for a moment." This always happens if you attempt a levelport while carrying the Amulet. Trying to teleport on a no-teleport level such as Sokoban will instead produce the message "A mysterious force prevents you from teleporting!" to indicate that all teleport attempts will fail.

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.

Since commit 81ec2bfa, a blessed scroll of teleportation now allows you to choose where to teleport to even without teleport control. You can still choose not to teleport by pressing Esc at the prompt. The one-shot teleport control from a blessed scroll does not apply to a levelport from reading a blessed scroll while confused.



In SLASH'EM, a blessed scroll of teleportation allows the player to choose where to teleport, even if they do not have teleport control, by granting them the intrinsic for one whole turn. This allows use of blessed and cursed scrolls in sequence for controlled levelport if the player has high speed.


In FIQHack, blessed scrolls of teleportation will allow you to perform controlled teleportation, instead of asking if you want to teleport.


xNetHack also replaces the teleportation prompt for blessed scrolls of teleportation with the ability to grant a controlled teleport.

See also


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