May 3rd, 2009

is Wonder overrated?

The Wonder Spell invokes a random spell. I've just sold a Wand of Wonder for about 400 gold and, in Conjurings and Tricks, you need 10 mana to cast a Spell of Wonder (compare with 6 for Frost Bold or Teleport Self). Isn't Wonder way overrated? or am I missing something? I mean, I used it in a desperate situation just hoping that it will help me, but didn't work: one magic missile and a couple of polymorph monster.

So, am I missing something? is there any creative way of using this to do something useful?