Spellbook of magic missile
| spellbook of |
+ magic missile
|Base price||200 zm|
|Turns to read||2|
|Ink to write||10–19|
|Power cost||10 Pw|
|Equivalent||wand of magic missile|
Allows you to learn the magic missile spell.
The magic missile ray does ((xplev/2)+1)d6 damage, so higher-level spellcasters can deal significant damage with this spell. A level 30 character deals 16d6 damage with magic missile, averaging 56 damage per hit. The damage can be doubled by using walls to reflect the ray again to the target, hitting it twice. This spell's damage is doubled for Knights by carrying the Magic Mirror of Merlin.
Note that this is different from the wand of magic missile, whose damage is a fixed 2d6.
For low-level Wizards, the starting force bolt spell is usually a better attacking method than magic missile, as force bolt costs 5 Pw and does 2d12 damage. Magic missile does slightly more damage at experience level 6 (doubled if hitting twice), but costs 10 Pw points. Advanced Wizards armed with the Eye of the Aethiopica can rely on magic missile as their primary attack. It being their special spell, wizards get a bonus toward their success rate with magic missile. Often a wizard can wear metal armor and still get an acceptably low failure rate with magic missile.