Balsa wand

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Balsa wand
Weapon information
Precise dimensions 1/12 x 1/12
Material unidentifiable
Weight 1/9
Thaums/sec 2 stable / 3 talisman / 5 max
Hands 1
Commands zap
Melee type Mace
Judge data
Speed 10 Extremely fast 10
Maximum damage 1 Extremely low 1
Average damage 1 Extremely low 1
Str Overall Attack ease Parry ease
13 7 reasonable
7
13 extremely easy
13
13 extremely easy
13
14 7 reasonable
7
13 extremely easy
13
13 extremely easy
13
15 7 reasonable
7
13 extremely easy
13
13 extremely easy
13
16 7 reasonable
7
13 extremely easy
13
13 extremely easy
13
17 7 reasonable
7
13 extremely easy
13
13 extremely easy
13
18 7 reasonable
7
13 extremely easy
13
13 extremely easy
13
19 8 quite good
8
14 incredibly easy
14
13 extremely easy
13
20 8 quite good
8
14 incredibly easy
14
13 extremely easy
13
21 8 quite good
8
14 incredibly easy
14
13 extremely easy
13
22 8 quite good
8
14 incredibly easy
14
13 extremely easy
13
23 8 quite good
8
14 incredibly easy
14
13 extremely easy
13

The balsa wand aka wand of eternal light is an artifact that can be zapped to turn an item into a permalight.

Usage

Can be zapped at an item to make that item permanently produce a faint light.

An item can be zapped multiple times to make it produce more light.

A permalight is a nickname for items that have at least 5 consecutive successful zaps from balsa wands (less for the rare items that are created producing light). Such items produces quite a bit of light as reported by bright.

Failure

A failed zap removes some of the light from an item.

You can of course try to zap items which had its light removed by a failed zap like any other item that produces no light.

Skills

It is believed that you need upwards of a 450 bonus in magic.items.held.wand to reliably zap balsa wands with few failures.

Long Description

The wand is a soft piece of balsa, about a foot long and an inch in diameter. A thin groove spirals around it from one end to the other. It glows an intense octarine.

Appraises As

The balsa wand is an inch long and an inch wide. It is made of some unidentifiable material and could be used as a weapon of type mace.

Acquisition

Balsa wands are generally hard to find and expensive to purchase. Their cost is variable, and depends on the number of charges that they come with.

The following table gives the parameters that make up the price of balsa wands in npc shops.

For example, a balsa wand with 3 charges would cost &&&&&&&&&&+90500 A$226.25 + &&&&&&&&&&+30000 A$75 * 3 = &&&&&&&&&+180500 A$451.25

Location Base cost Per charge cost 1 charge 2 charges 3 charges
Hobliet's &&&&&&&&&&+90500 A$226.25 &&&&&&&&&&+30000 A$75 &&&&&&&&&+120500 A$301.25 &&&&&&&&&+150500 A$376.25 &&&&&&&&&+180500 A$451.25
Champion Way &&&&&&&&&&+90500 188Rh 65s &&&&&&&&&&+30000 62Rh 60s &&&&&&&&&+120500 251Rh 5s &&&&&&&&&+150500 313Rh 65s &&&&&&&&&+180500 376Rh 5s
  • Hobliet the Unnecessary's Linear Tools Shop in the Magical Supplies Emporium on Sator Square in Ankh-Morpork.
  • The artifacts shop on Champion Way in the northeast of Bes Pelargic.
    • Friends of the McSweeney family get a 25% discount on the regular prices.

Kefka's item database

See also