Talk:Spellbook of enchant weapon

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This item does not exist in Nethack. It may exist in some variant, but not (to my knowledge) in SLASH'EM or SporkHack. Given the power of such an item, it is much more likely an idle fantasy, and not a very well thought out one at that. Delete? --MisplacedPixels 17:55, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

It appears to exist in SLASH'EM, see Spellcasting (SLASH'EM). Have edited the page to make this clear. -- Marcmagus 18:29, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
It exist in Slash'em, and also the spellbook of anchant armor. However, by the time you can cast them, you'll probably haave enchated your main weapon to its max state. Also, even if you win other the spell failure, you have only a little chance of succeeding to cast the spell correctly, and to effectively enchant the weapon. And it costs lots of PW.

Use by non-spellcasters

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I doubt any non-casters would use this spell. I just wizmoded a gnomish caveman, with a robe of power, 19 Int, and a +5 helm of brilliance. At Basic, he still had a failure rate of 79% with this spell, meaning that he's still going to have to cast it, on average, about 47 times before he has about a 2/3 chance of getting one point of enchantment out of it. This equates to 3290 nutrition - four rations' worth - and a necessary total of 1645 power. This gnome has about 250 or so, so he'll have to wait for around 1400 power to recharge in total: that equates to an average of 3500 turns of waiting, assuming he didn't wish for the Eye. Basically I can't see anyone bothering; frankly, I can barely imagine a wizard bothering with this spell. It's a crappy version of a scroll that's pretty easy to write, and it can't even give the blessed effect. -Ion frigate 07:11, 25 April 2012 (UTC)