Spellbook of slow monster
| spellbook of |
+ slow monster
|Base price||200 zm|
|Turns to read||2|
|Ink to write||10–19|
|Power cost||10 Pw|
|Equivalent||wand of slow monster|
Allows you to learn the slow monster spell, which has the same effect as a wand of slow monster: it multiplies affected monsters' speeds by 2/3.
This is an excerpt from Spl1-343.txt:
The monster becomes slow, or normal speed if fast. If you are engulfed by a vortex or air elemental, you are expelled. Some monsters may resist.
"You disrupt <monster>! A huge hole opens up..." (expelled) "<Monster> seems to be moving slower." (slowed, not swallowed)
If you currently have the speed intrinsic, it is lost.
"You slow down" (not wearing speed boots) "Your quickness feels less natural." (wearing speed boots)
Slow monster is almost useless; the sleep spell is superior in almost all cases. The only monsters that this spell would have an appreciable effect on are those with both high speed and sleep resistance (for example, energy vortexes), which are rare. Thus most players this read it for the eventual confusion-on-demand and then blank it and write a more useful spellbook with a magic marker or polypile it. However, it may be marginally useful on the Plane of Air, where it will allow you to escape an engulfing air elemental.