Talk:Sprig of wolfsbane
Odd. On NAO (3.4.3), despite max luck and both a cloak of MR and Magicbane, I somehow contracted lycanthropy and transformed into a wolf one turn after I had taken my wolfsbane out of my BoH. I ate the wolfsbane as a wolf, and nothing happened. Assuming I was somehow "cured," but left in wolf form, I was able to put on my ring of polymorph control and zap a /oPolymorph to return to human form. Two turns later I was asked if I wanted to turn into a wolf (still had on the =oPC). So clearly the wolfsbane did nothing.
Thus the absolute statement "Eating a sprig of wolfsbane cures lycanthropy." is clearly subject to one or more of: restrictions (such as "does not apply when in wolf form"), a "chance to resist," or like nearly all actions within the dungeon, some odds of failure.
Of course, prayer can work wonders in such situations. --Clothos
- Now that's odd. Did you finish eating the sprig of wolfsbane? Did you get the message "You feel purified."? As I read the code, you should always get cured if you eat it up. Call trace: eat.c, line 2091, eat.c, line 1368, eat.c, line 412, eat.c, line 433, eat.c, line 1681, were.c, line 156.
- Prayer only calls the same code path.
- Maybe you could check your ttyrec, and provide a pointer if you really ate it up. --Tjr (talk) 07:06, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
- I forgot to come back and update this. You were correct. I don't recall being interfered with, but for some reason my wolf form did not completely finish the wolfsbane sprig. A few days later, I noticed the partially-eaten sprig in my inventory. (Maybe eating was interfered with by a "Where do you wish to teleport?" prompt.) I wonder if a partially-eaten sprig will cure lycanthropy? Hmmm. Thanks for looking it up! --Clothos