Talk:Wand of polymorph

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whats the range?

What happens if I zap a monster with a wand of polymorph while being engulfed by it?

I tried this in SlashEm; it had no effect.Petzl 21:00, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Based on my first test, using a fog cloud, resulted in "You break out of the frost giant!", so I'd imagine you break out of the new monster. Aeronflux 23:25, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Confirmed in vanilla Nethack with Air Elementals. "You break out of the umber hulk". -- 20:30, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Are wands of polymorph immune to polymorphing?

Apparently items polymorphed revert back to their original composition? (in Slashem, at least) Petzl 21:00, 29 December 2008 (UTC)


You can id the /oP by engraving over the writing in the dust. The writing will change unlike other $200 wands. -- 11:22, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

You will auto-identify the wand when you witness a monster polymorph itself twice by using the wand. This may be subject to an int check.-- 01:27, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

You will identify the wand the first time you *see* a monster use one. --Tjr (talk) 09:06, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

permanance (spelling?)

Someone told me that all polymorphs are impermandant, unless you ware a particular ring, but I'd like to verify. Are wand of polymorph polymorphs permanant?Slarty 20:34, October 29, 2010 (UTC)

amulet of unchanging, ring of polymorph control Tjr 21:08, October 29, 2010 (UTC)

curses; zapped again!

What novel behavior is displayed/encountered in cursed WoPs?

None. Cursed wands have a small (much larger and much more devastating in SLASH'EM) of exploding if cursed. There are no other effects. -- Qazmlpok 02:50, October 30, 2010 (UTC)

altars and boulders

It would be good to mention what, if anything, happens when one zaps an altar. (I.e., is there a luck or alignment penalty?) The effect of zapping boulders should also be noted. --Mitlcl (talk) 02:46, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

Dungeon features aren't affected at all. Boulders can turn into statues (other `), as ‘polymorphed items do not change item class’. - Andrio Celos (talk) 03:07, 12 January 2018 (UTC)