Talk:The Magic Mirror of Merlin

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In addition, knights do double damage to their enemies when ... using a selection of spells.

Is there any way we could put up a list of those spells? --Andronikus 17:17, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

The base item is a mirror, but artifacts can't be destroyed - what happens if you throw it against a hard surface? Normal mirrors break, but I presume the artifact code would prevent that. This would be an amusing Vlad's Bane... -- Kalon 22:17, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Odd. breaktest in dothrow.c gives it a 99% chance of not breaking immediately before...making it not break. Looks like an artifact will never break according to breaktest, so throwing it/wielding it and hitting monsters/kicking it shouldn't break it. -- Marcmagus 00:10, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Does it work for Monsters too ? I can't find something in mcastu.c but maybe it's handled somthere else. From playing experience, a can say that Rodney killed my knight who had around 60hp left with a psi bolt (it was definitly not touch of death, because the logfile says killed by the wizard of yendor and not touch of death). Assuming Rodney had a level of around 30, he should do around 25 average damage with his psi bolt and a (highly improbable) maximum damage of around 50. According to the logfile I died with -7 hitpoints, so it seems he did more than 67 damage and the magic mirror of merlin worked for him. -- 18:10, 25 October 2013 (UTC)