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Polymorphing transforms items into diferent items and your character or monsters into different monsters. For example, a rock can be polymorphed into a scroll, and a human can be polymorphed into a buffalo. There are various methods how to polymorph and how to control it.
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Polymorphing transforms [[items]] into diferent items and your [[character]] or [[monsters]] into different monsters. For example, a rock can be polymorphed into a [[scroll]], and a human can be polymorphed into a [[buffalo]]. There are various methods how to polymorph, and how to control or prevent it.
  
Drinking from [[Fountain|fountains]] or stepping through magic gas (released by [[Magic Mushroom]]s or [[Staff of wondrous smells]]) can possibly polymorph you or give you PolyControl and/or Polymorphing intrinsics.
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== Status Effects ==
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Several [[Status Effects]] are associated with polymorph.
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===Polymorphitis===
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''An uncomfortable uncertainty of who you really are overwhelms you.''
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Polymorphitis is a state that forces the character to polymorph at random.
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If you do not have a means of polycontrol, the monster you transform into will also be random. If you ''do'' have a means of polycontrol, you will be prompted to select a form to take whenever your polymorphitis triggers - see below.
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===Polymorph Lock===
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Polymorph lock is a rare state that prevent you from polymorphing - or from reverting to your human form if you gain it while already polymorphed.
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It can be gained from a [[ring]] of unchanging.
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===PolyControl===
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Polycontrol is a state which allows the character to choose which creature they polymorph into. The easiest way to be permanently in this state is to wear a [[ring]] of polymorph control. You can also temporarily have polycontrol by eating a [[Magic Mushroom]] or drinking from a [[fountain]]. Wielding [[Justifier]] or [[Y'yter Durr]] will also bestow it on the character.
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Whenever you polymorph with a polycontrol active, you will be prompted to choose which creature to polymorh into. Pressing ESC or choosing ''human'' will cancel the polymorph, as you are human by default. Otherwise, you have to have seen the creature at least once in the given playthrough to be able to assume its form, as well as your [[Intelligence]] have to be sufficient. See individual [[Monsters|creature entries]] for PolyControl requirements.
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It is not possible to control [[Polypiling|polymorphing of items]].
  
 
==Items==
 
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===Wand of Polymorph===
 
===Wand of Polymorph===
  
You can polymorph creatures (including yourself), items, and altars with a [[Wand|wand of polymorph]].
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You can polymorph creatures (including yourself), items, and [[altar]]s with a [[Wand of Polymorph]].
  
 
Zapping a wand of polymorph will polymorph any objects or creatures within a 5 block range. Up to five items on each block (the five closest to the ground) will be polymorphed. Some items cannot be created through this method, such as [[Scroll|scrolls of charging]]. Some creatures, mainly the named creatures, cannot be polymorphed.
 
Zapping a wand of polymorph will polymorph any objects or creatures within a 5 block range. Up to five items on each block (the five closest to the ground) will be polymorphed. Some items cannot be created through this method, such as [[Scroll|scrolls of charging]]. Some creatures, mainly the named creatures, cannot be polymorphed.
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Applying or otherwise destroying a wand of polymorph will polymorph any objects or creatures in a 3x3 grid centered on the wand.
 
Applying or otherwise destroying a wand of polymorph will polymorph any objects or creatures in a 3x3 grid centered on the wand.
  
===Ring of Polymorph===
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Also see [[Polypiling]] for more information on polymorphing items.
  
Wearing a [[Ring|ring of polymorph]] will cause the character to polymorph randomly. However, it does not give the character PolyControl, so it is risky to wear one on its own.
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===Rings===
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A [[Ring|ring of polymorph]] grants polymorphitis, a [[Ring|ring of polymorph control]] grants polycontrol and a [[Ring|ring of unchanging]] grants polymorph lock.
  
 
===Chameleon Whip===
 
===Chameleon Whip===
  
A [[Whips|chameleon whip]] will sometimes have the effect of polymorphing the creature which is it hits.
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A [[Chameleon whip]] will sometimes polymorph the creature it hits.
  
==Monsters==
 
  
The only creature that polymorphs on its own is the [[Chameleon]]. Chameleons will polymorph when they feel threatened, and can polymorph into any non-named monster.
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==Other==
  
However, eating the corpses of [[Carnivorous Mutant Bunny|mutant bunnies]], [[Mutant Ass|mutant asses]] or chameleons will polymorph the player. Eating [[Giant Mushroom|giant mushrooms]] will occasionally have this effect.
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Drinking from [[fountain]]s, stepping through [[Raw Vapourized Magic]] (released by [[Magic Mushroom]]s) or [[Mysterious Red Gas]] (released by [[Staff of wondrous smells]]), or eating mutant flesh can possibly give you PolyControl and/or Polymorphing [[Status Effects]].
  
==PolyControl==
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===Monsters===
  
PolyControl is a state which allows the character to choose which creature they polymorph into. The easiest way to be permanently in this state is to wear a [[Ring|Ring of PolyControl]]. You can also temporarily have PolyControl by eating a magical mushroom or drinking from a fountain. Wielding [[Valpurus]]'s [[Justifier]] will also bestow PolyControl on the character.
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The only creature that polymorphs on its own is the [[Chameleon]]. Chameleons will polymorph when they feel threatened, and can polymorph into any non-unique monster.
  
Whenever you polymorph with a PolyControl active, you will be prompted to choose which creature to polymorh into. Pressing Ecs or choosing ''human'' will cancel the polymorph, as you are human by default. Otherwise, you have to see a creature al least once to be able to assume its form, as well as your [[Intelligence]] have to be sufficient. See individual [[Monsters|creature entries]] for PolyControl requirements.
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===Polyproof===
  
It is not possible to control [[Polypiling|polymorphing of items]].
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Many unique NPCs are outright immune to polymorph, so that you cannot accidentally prevent yourself from making certain [[quests]] impossible to complete.
 
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==Polymorphitis==
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''An uncomfortable uncertainty of who you really are overwhelms you.''
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Polymorphitis is a [[Status Effects|status]] that forces you to polymorph into a monster at random. If you do not have a means of polycontrol, the monster you transform into will also be random - although there is a higher chance of you polymorphing into something with better stats than yours than something with worse stats.<br>
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===Lycanthropy===
If you do have a means of polycontrol, you will be prompted to select a form to take whenever your polymorphitis triggers - though what you can polymorph into will now be limited by your INT.
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==Lycanthropy==
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Lycanthropy is a special form of polymorph [[disease]] associated with [[Werewolf|werewolves]]. It will randomly turn you into a werewolf, and can be controlled as normal polymorph or cured by a [[priest]].
  
Lycanthropy is a special form of polymorph associated with [[Werewolf|werewolves]]. It will randomly turn you into a werewolf, but can be controlled with PolyControl.
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 12:22, 25 November 2019

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Polymorphing transforms items into diferent items and your character or monsters into different monsters. For example, a rock can be polymorphed into a scroll, and a human can be polymorphed into a buffalo. There are various methods how to polymorph, and how to control or prevent it.


Status Effects

Several Status Effects are associated with polymorph.

Polymorphitis

An uncomfortable uncertainty of who you really are overwhelms you.

Polymorphitis is a state that forces the character to polymorph at random.

If you do not have a means of polycontrol, the monster you transform into will also be random. If you do have a means of polycontrol, you will be prompted to select a form to take whenever your polymorphitis triggers - see below.

Polymorph Lock

Polymorph lock is a rare state that prevent you from polymorphing - or from reverting to your human form if you gain it while already polymorphed.

It can be gained from a ring of unchanging.

PolyControl

Polycontrol is a state which allows the character to choose which creature they polymorph into. The easiest way to be permanently in this state is to wear a ring of polymorph control. You can also temporarily have polycontrol by eating a Magic Mushroom or drinking from a fountain. Wielding Justifier or Y'yter Durr will also bestow it on the character.

Whenever you polymorph with a polycontrol active, you will be prompted to choose which creature to polymorh into. Pressing ESC or choosing human will cancel the polymorph, as you are human by default. Otherwise, you have to have seen the creature at least once in the given playthrough to be able to assume its form, as well as your Intelligence have to be sufficient. See individual creature entries for PolyControl requirements.

It is not possible to control polymorphing of items.

Items

Wand of Polymorph

You can polymorph creatures (including yourself), items, and altars with a Wand of Polymorph.

Zapping a wand of polymorph will polymorph any objects or creatures within a 5 block range. Up to five items on each block (the five closest to the ground) will be polymorphed. Some items cannot be created through this method, such as scrolls of charging. Some creatures, mainly the named creatures, cannot be polymorphed.

Applying or otherwise destroying a wand of polymorph will polymorph any objects or creatures in a 3x3 grid centered on the wand.

Also see Polypiling for more information on polymorphing items.

Rings

A ring of polymorph grants polymorphitis, a ring of polymorph control grants polycontrol and a ring of unchanging grants polymorph lock.

Chameleon Whip

A Chameleon whip will sometimes polymorph the creature it hits.


Other

Drinking from fountains, stepping through Raw Vapourized Magic (released by Magic Mushrooms) or Mysterious Red Gas (released by Staff of wondrous smells), or eating mutant flesh can possibly give you PolyControl and/or Polymorphing Status Effects.

Monsters

The only creature that polymorphs on its own is the Chameleon. Chameleons will polymorph when they feel threatened, and can polymorph into any non-unique monster.

Polyproof

Many unique NPCs are outright immune to polymorph, so that you cannot accidentally prevent yourself from making certain quests impossible to complete.

Lycanthropy

Lycanthropy is a special form of polymorph disease associated with werewolves. It will randomly turn you into a werewolf, and can be controlled as normal polymorph or cured by a priest.