Wand of sleep

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Name sleep
Appearance random
Abundance 5%
Base price 175 zm
Weight 7
Type ray
Maximum charges 8
Spell sleep
Monster use May be used offensively by monsters.

A wand of sleep puts monsters it hits to sleep.

You can use it to help defeat (or escape) difficult monsters (unless the monster has sleep resistance); just be careful where the beam bounces. In a coaligned temple, you can use this wand to park a heavy monster on the altar so that you can kill it there without having it run away from you.

Bolts of sleep bounce from walls and unrevealed secret doors, but are absorbed by non-secret or discovered secret doors.

When engraving, this wand gives the same message as a wand of death. If the wand was not generated in a monster's inventory, the odds are 6:1 for it being sleep.

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