Spellbook of enchant weapon

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spellbook of
+   enchant weapon   Light green spellbook.png
Appearance random
Base price 700 zm
Weight 50
Turns to read 56
Ink to write 35–69
Spell type enchantment
Level 7
Power cost 35 Pw
Direction non-directional
Equivalent scroll of enchant weapon

The spellbook of enchant weapon does not exist in vanilla NetHack, but can be found in SLASH'EM and also in NetHack Plus, SLASHTHEM and Slash'EM Extended.

The spellbook allows you to learn the enchant weapon spell. The spell is a level 7 Enchantment spell. Casting the spell has a chance based on skill level of acting as an uncursed scroll of enchant weapon. The chances of success are 1 in 8 at Expert, 1 in 10 at Skilled, 1 in 12 at Basic, and 1 in 14 at Unskilled or Restricted.


This spell has too high a level, and too high a failure rate even when cast successfully, to be useful for most characters. Non-wizards will find the spell hunger to be fairly costly, not to mention the time spent recovering their power. Moreover, the spell cannot give the effect of a blessed scroll.

Only wizards might consider using the spell to save themselves a few charges on their magic markers. And since wizards rely on spells instead of weapons, the real advantage is even smaller.

However, this spell, is probably useful for players attempting conducts.

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