Does wetting makes an **uncursed** blank scroll regardless previous BUC?
No it doesn't; it will make a scroll of whatever the BUC status of the unwetted scroll was. Diluting potions, however, will always produce uncursed potions of water (except for dipping in fountains, which always has a 1/30 chance of cursing the item outright, but that's a corner case) -184.108.40.206 23:59, December 27, 2009 (UTC)
On fountains and cursing
Unless I'm very much mistaken, dipping into fountains can only curse the dipped item; quaffing puts your entire inventory at risk, however. Which is why I've never understood why people refer to "fountain quaffing" as opposed to "fountain dipping"; both have the same chance of a wish, but the former can curse a lot more of your inventory.
I agree about the point with them drying up, but it is often more convenient not to have to drop a lot of your inventory; what I'll often do is create pools from one fountain, and return to it if necessary, but otherwise just dip directly in them. -Ion frigate 02:16, August 23, 2010 (UTC)
- You're right about cursing. Fountain quaffing can also raise your stats.
- Dropping things gets more conventient if you carry an extra sack around. I usually put everything into that sack and drop one item - the sack. That helps cut down on the need to #adjust, extra care of wands of cancellation and scrolls of scare monster etc. Tjr 02:54, August 23, 2010 (UTC)
Add a strategy section?
It would be nice to have a page where it consolidates strategy on what kinds of things are "good candidates for dipping". This way, when I'm putting on levitation boots and dipping into a moat, I can easily find what I should be dipping or not. Just a thought. Thanks.——220.127.116.11 04:13, 30 January 2013 (UTC)
- IMHO it's situational. Dip things you will not need in the future. In speed runs, I will #dip everything except charging and teleportation scrolls (which I will write), and I don't usually bother with potions. In pacifist games, I usually #dip those potions that do not enter the full healing alchemy track.
- BTW, water walking boots might be more suitable for dipping. --Tjr (talk) 20:09, 30 January 2013 (UTC)