Zapping

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Description

Zapping Zapping is the art of changing certain items into different yet related items. To zap items, players must acquire a wand. Here are the steps to acquire one:

  1. Discover The Secret of the Dungeons of Doom
  2. Adventure at The Dungeons of Doom until Ouch! You bump into a door! shows up.
  3. Purchase the cloak-like item priced at 5,000 Meat.
  4. Defeat the Mimic that has been mimicking the cloak-like item.
  5. Use the dead mimic to obtain a wand.
  6. Start Zapping things!

There are five types of wands, but they all appear to have the same effects. Wands will break after 2-5 successful uses per day (see Cool-Down), so use your zaps wisely and be careful. You can use a wand once a day without any chance of it blowing up, but you will be pushing your luck to attempt a second zap, and the chances of four zaps in a day without breaking your wand are very much against you. The wand will always break after its fifth successful use in a single day. If a zap fails to affect the item, it is safe to reuse the wand that day. The five wands are: aluminum wand, ebony wand, hexagonal wand, marble wand and pine wand.

Alpha list of all items along with their zapping information
1-Be | Bi-Ce | Ch-De | Di-Fi | Fl-Ha | He-Knob G | Knob K-Mea | Med-Pe | Ph-Re | Rh-Spi | Spo-Te | Th-Wa | We-Z

Cool-Down

As you can see from the "When Used" section, wands heat up with each use. Fortunately, they also cool down at rollover. The first use of a wand per day seems to add one "heat level" and show the "feels a little warm" message, but subsequent uses before rollover can add anywhere from 1 to 4 extra "heat levels." At "heat level" 5 and above, the wand explodes (if you're unlucky enough to have your second use of the day add 4, you lose the wand and 20+ HP). This means that at "heat level" n, the next zap has an n/4 chance to break the wand.

Chance of your wand surviving n zaps in one day
n 1 2 3 4 5
Percent chance 100 75 18.75 1.5625 0

As of approximately Thursday, September 14, 2006, the Zapping window apparently now tells what "heat level" the wand is at.

Level 1: The <wand> feels warm to the touch...
Level 2: The <wand> gets really hot. You should probably be careful.
Level 3: The <wand> starts to vibrate. Wisps of smoke rise from the end. You should definitely be careful.
Level 4: The <wand> glows red-hot, and sparks fly out of it. You should seriously be careful.
Level 5+: The <wand> abruptly explodes, burning your hand pretty badly in the process.

Jick has confirmed on his radio show that if you only zap with a wand once per day, it will never explode.

Once a wand explodes, you can get another one 3 days later or on your next ascension, whichever comes first. (You will have to find the Dungeons of Doom, so ascending probably won't be the fastest way to acquire a new one.)

Also note that the Platinum Yendorian Express Card when used will cool your wand, in theory allowing you two safe zaps a day, or up to eight (very) unsafe zaps.

What Can Be Zapped

These are the zappable item groups discovered so far. When you zap an item in the group, it randomly turns into another item of that group. There are only two known exceptions. One is the ring of aggravate monster, the only item that is a member of two groups: the Outfit group Yendorian Finery, and the Equipment group Dungeon of Doom Rings. When zapped, the ring of aggravate monster will only zap into another member of the Dungeon of Doom Rings group. The other exception is the Daily Dungeon Room 10 Items group: if you don't already possess all three keys to The Dungeoneers' Association's gates, then zapping any item in this group will give you a key you don't have.

Category Zap Group Quantity Items In Group Comment
Food Brownies 3 carob brownies, chorizo brownies, herb brownies All 3 confirmed.
Food Basic Burritos 3 bean burrito, enchanted bean burrito, jumping bean burrito All 3 confirmed.
Food Catsup 2 catsup, ketchup Both confirmed.
Food Spicy Burritos 3 spicy bean burrito, spicy enchanted bean burrito, spicy jumping bean burrito All 3 confirmed.
Food Insanely Spicy Burritos 3 insanely spicy bean burrito, insanely spicy enchanted bean burrito, insanely spicy jumping bean burrito All 3 confirmed.
Food Cookies 3 carob chunk cookies, Trollhouse cookies, white chocolate chip cookies All 3 confirmed.
Food Evil Food 3 Brimstone Chicken Sandwich, Double Bacon Beelzeburger, Lord of the Flies-sized fries All 3 (re)confirmed. Jumbo Dr. Lucifer has been dropped from the group.
Food Gut Dishes 3 bat haggis, menudo, rat scrapple All 3 confirmed.
Food Kabobs 7 bat wing kabob, ghuol-ear kabob, Knob shroomkabob, Knoll shroomkabob, rat appendix kabob, skewered cat appendix, spooky shroomkabob All 7 confirmed.
Food Key Lime Pies 3 Boris's key lime pie, Jarlsberg's key lime pie, Sneaky Pete's key lime pie All 3 confirmed.
Food Lasagne 3 fishy fish lasagna, gnat lasagna, long pork lasagna All 3 confirmed.
Food Meins - Chow 5 bat wing chow mein, Knob sausage chow mein, pr0n chow mein, rat appendix chow mein, tofu chow mein All 5 confirmed.
Food Meins - Lo 5 asparagus lo mein, Knob lo mein, Knoll lo mein, olive lo mein, spooky lo mein All 5 confirmed.
Food Meins - Hi 5 cold hi mein, hot hi mein, sleazy hi mein, spooky hi mein, stinky hi mein All 5 confirmed.
Food Mushroom Dishes - 2nd Gen. 3 cool mushroom casserole, cream of pointy mushroom soup, spicy mushroom quesadilla All 3 confirmed.
Food Pizzas 3 goat cheese pizza, mushroom pizza, sausage pizza All 3 confirmed.
Food Reagent Noodle Dishes 4 fettucini Inconnu, gnocchetti di Nietzsche, Hell ramen, spaghetti with Skullheads All 4 confirmed.
Food Stir Fries - Tier 1 5 asparagus stir-fry, Knob stir-fry, Knoll stir-fry, olive stir-fry, spooky stir-fry All 5 confirmed.
Food Stir Fries - Tier 2 5 bat wing stir-fry, Knob sausage stir-fry, pr0n stir-fry, rat appendix stir-fry, tofu stir-fry All 5 confirmed.
Food Lasagna Meats 3 long pork, displaced fish, Filet of tangy gnat ("fotelif") All 3 confirmed.
Food Sea Veggies 3 sea avocado, sea carrot, sea cucumber All 3 confirmed.
Food Sea Fruits 3 sea honeydew, sea lychee, sea tangelo All 3 confirmed.
Food Mer-kin foodbucket 4 sea blueberry, sea persimmon, sea cauliflower, sea broccoli
Booze Advanced Cocktailcrafting Base Drinks 12 margarita, martini, monkey wrench, salty dog, screwdriver, strawberry daiquiri, strawberry wine, tequila sunrise, vodka martini, whiskey and soda, whiskey sour, wine spritzer All 12 confirmed.
Booze Advanced Cocktailcrafting Final Drinks 12 a little sump'm sump'm, calle de miel, ducha de oro, fuzzbump, horizontal tango, ocean motion, perpendicular hula, pink pony, rockin' wagon, roll in the hay, slap and tickle, slip 'n' slide All 12 confirmed.
Booze Basic Booze 6 bottle of gin, bottle of rum, bottle of tequila, bottle of vodka, bottle of whiskey, boxed wine All 6 confirmed.
Booze Fermenting Powder Drinks 5 fine wine, shot of flower schnapps, shot of grapefruit schnapps, shot of orange schnapps, shot of tomato schnapps All 5 confirmed.
Booze Advanced Fermenting Powder Drinks 3 plum wine, shot of pear schnapps, shot of peach schnapps All 3 confirmed.
Booze Ice-Cold Suds 3 ice-cold fotie, ice-cold Sir Schlitz, ice-cold Willer All 3 confirmed.
Booze Improved Booze 6 bottle of Calcutta Emerald, bottle of Definit, bottle of Domesticated Turkey, bottle of Jorge Sinsonte, bottle of Lieutenant Freeman, boxed champagne All 6 confirmed.
Booze Infused Sake 3 berry-infused sake, citrus-infused sake, melon-infused sake All 3 confirmed.
Booze Mafia Wines 4 Acqua Del Piatto Merlot, Acque Luride Grezze Cabernet, Maiali Sifilitici Pinot Noir, Uovo Marcio Shiraz All 4 confirmed.
Booze Mushroom Wines - 1st Gen. 3 Knob mushroom wine, Knoll mushroom wine, spooky mushroom wine All 3 confirmed.
Booze Mushroom Wines - 2nd Gen. 3 cool mushroom wine, flat mushroom wine, pointy mushroom wine All 3 confirmed.
Booze Mushroom Wines - 3rd Gen. 3 flaming mushroom wine, icy mushroom wine, stinky mushroom wine All 3 confirmed.
Booze Spookyraven Wines 6 dusty bottle of Marsala, dusty bottle of Merlot, dusty bottle of Muscat, dusty bottle of Pinot Noir, dusty bottle of Port, dusty bottle of Zinfandel All 6 confirmed
Booze Superhuman Cocktailcrafting Base Drinks 12 caipifruta, gibson, gin and tonic, mimosette, parisian cathouse, rabbit punch, teqiwila, tequila sunset, vodka and tonic, vodka gibson, whiskey bittersweet, zmobie All 12 confirmed.
Booze Superhuman Cocktailcrafting Final Drinks 12 Divine, gimlet, Gordon Bennett, Mae West, mandarina colada, Mon Tiki, Neuromancer, prussian cathouse, tangarita, teqiwila slammer, vodka stratocaster, yellow brick road All 12 confirmed.
Booze TPS Base Drinks 6 dry martini, dry vodka martini, grog, old-fashioned, sangria, tequila with training wheels All 6 confirmed.
Booze TPS Final Drinks 6 bodyslam, cherry bomb, dirty martini, grogtini, sangria del diablo, vesper All 6 confirmed.
Ingredients Advanced Cocktailcrafting Garnishes 3 coconut shell, little paper umbrella, magical ice cubes All 3 confirmed.
Ingredients Beans 3 enchanted bean, hill of beans, pile of jumping beans All 3 confirmed.
Ingredients Beastie Guts 3 batgut, catgut, ratgut All 3 confirmed.
Ingredients Food Additives 3 ancient spice, black pepper, dehydrated caviar All 3 confirmed.
Ingredients Fruit - Basic 7 grapefruit, grapes, lemon, olive, orange, strawberry, tomato All 7 confirmed.
Ingredients Fruit - TPS 3 cherry, jumbo olive, lime All 3 confirmed.
Ingredients Fruit - TPS Skewered 3 skewered cherry, skewered jumbo olive, skewered lime All 3 confirmed.
Ingredients Improved Mixers 9 cocktail onion, kiwi, kumquat, raspberry, tangerine, tonic water, peach, plum, pear All 9 confirmed.
Ingredients Mushrooms - 1st Gen. 3 Knob mushroom, Knoll mushroom, spooky mushroom All 3 confirmed.
Ingredients Mushrooms - 2nd Gen. 3 cool mushroom, pointy mushroom, warm mushroom All 3 confirmed.
Ingredients Mushrooms - 3rd Gen. 3 flaming mushroom, frozen mushroom, stinky mushroom All 3 confirmed.
Consumables ! Potions 9 bubbly potion, cloudy potion, dark potion, effervescent potion, fizzy potion, milky potion, murky potion, smoky potion, swirly potion All 9 confirmed.
Consumables Astral Cupcakes 5 blue-frosted astral cupcake, green-frosted astral cupcake, orange-frosted astral cupcake, pink-frosted astral cupcake, purple-frosted astral cupcake All 5 confirmed.
Consumables Chewing Gum 4 jabañero-flavored chewing gum, lime-and-chile-flavored chewing gum, pickle-flavored chewing gum, tamarind-flavored chewing gum All 4 confirmed.
Consumables Peripatetic Pasta 6 blob of Alphredo™, freezer-burned frost-bitten tortellini, handful of crafty noodles, spoonful of Linguine-Os, tangled mass of creepy pasta, Can of Spaghetto All 6 confirmed.
Consumables Slime - Primary 3 vial of blue slime, vial of red slime, vial of yellow slime All 3 confirmed.
Consumables Slime - Secondary 3 vial of orange slime, vial of green slime, vial of violet slime All 3 confirmed.
Consumables Slime - Tertiary 6 vial of vermilion slime, vial of amber slime, vial of chartreuse slime, vial of teal slime, vial of purple slime, vial of indigo slime
Consumables Sodas 3 Cloaca-Cola, Dyspepsi-Cola, Mountain Stream soda All 3 confirmed.
Consumables Substat Boosters - Tier 1 3 magicalness-in-a-can, moxie weed, strongness elixir All 3 confirmed.
Consumables Substat Boosters - Tier 2 3 concentrated magicalness pill, enchanted barbell, giant moxie weed All 3 confirmed.
Consumables Substat Boosters - Tier 3 3 extra-strength strongness elixir, jug-o-magicalness, suntan lotion of moxiousness All 3 confirmed.
Familiar Equipment Bugged Hats 5 bugged beanie, bugged balaclava, bugged bön±Ã©t All 3 confirmed.
Familiar Equipment Familiar Ant Tools 5 ant hoe, ant pick, ant pitchfork, ant rake, ant sickle All 5 confirmed.
Familiar Equipment Frog Tophats 4 miniature tophat, amphibious tophat Both confirmed
Familiar Equipment Lucky Tams 2 lucky Tam O'Shanter, lucky Tam O'Shatner Both confirmed.
Outfits 8-Bit Finery 3 pixel hat, pixel pants, pixel sword All 3 confirmed.
Outfits Antique Arms And Armor 4 antique greaves, antique helmet, antique shield, antique spear All 4 confirmed.
Outfits Arboreal Raiment 3 can of fake snow, colored-light "necklace", tree skirt All 3 confirmed.
Outfits Black Armaments 4 black helmet, black sword, black shield, black greaves All 4 confirmed.
Outfits Bounty-hunting Rig 3 bounty-hunting helmet, bounty-hunting pants, bounty-hunting rifle All 3 confirmed.
Outfits BRICKOfig Outfit 3 BRICKO hat, BRICKO sword, BRICKO pants Hat → {sword,pants}, sword → hat confirmed, rest hypothetical.
Outfits Bugbear Costume 2 bugbear beanie, bugbear bungguard Both confirmed.
Outfits Cloaca-Cola Uniform 3 Cloaca-Cola fatigues, Cloaca-Cola helmet, Cloaca-Cola shield All 3 confirmed.
Outfits Clockwork Apparatus 3 clockwork hat, clockwork pants, clockwork trench coat All 3 confirmed.
Outfits Crimbo Duds 3 Crimbo hat, Crimbo pants, Crimbo sword All 3 confirmed.
Outfits Cursed Zombie Pirate Costume 3 cursed breeches, cursed cutlass, cursed eyepatch All 3 confirmed.
Outfits Dire Drifter Duds 3 Zombo's grievous greaves, Zombo's shield, Zombo's skullcap All 3 confirmed.
Outfits Dyspepsi-Cola Uniform 3 Dyspepsi-Cola fatigues, Dyspepsi-Cola helmet, Dyspepsi-Cola shield All 3 confirmed.
Outfits Encephalic Ensemble 3 Cerebral Cloche, Cerebral Crossbow, Cerebral Culottes All 3 confirmed.
Outfits eXtreme Cold-Weather Gear 3 eXtreme mittens, eXtreme scarf, snowboarder pants All 3 confirmed.
Outfits Filthy Hippy Disguise 2 filthy corduroys, filthy knitted dread sack Both confirmed.
Outfits Frat Boy Ensemble 3 homoerotic frat-paddle, Orcish baseball cap, Orcish cargo shorts All 3 confirmed.
Outfits Frat Warrior Fatigues 3 beer helmet, bejeweled pledge pin, distressed denim pants All 3 confirmed.
Outfits Furry Suit 2 furry pants, wolf mask Both confirmed.
Outfits Glad Bag Glad Rags 3 giant discarded bottlecap, giant discarded plastic fork, giant discarded torn-up glove All 3 confirmed.
Outfits Gnauga Hides 3 gnauga hide buckler, gnauga hide chaps, gnauga hide whip All 3 confirmed.
Outfits Grass Guise 3 grass blade, grass hat, grass skirt All 3 confirmed.
Outfits Hodgman's Royal Frippery 3 Hodgman's porkpie hat, Hodgman's lobsterskin pants, Hodgman's bow tie All 3 confirmed.
Outfits Hot and Cold Running Ninja Suit 3 cold ninja mask, icy-hot katana, ninja hot pants All 3 confirmed.
Outfits Hyperborean Hobo Habiliments 3 Frosty's carrot, Frosty's nailbat, Frosty's old silk hat All 3 confirmed.
Outfits Knob Goblin Elite Guard Uniform 3 Knob Goblin elite helm, Knob Goblin elite pants, Knob Goblin elite polearm All 3 confirmed.
Outfits Knob Goblin Harem Girl Disguise 2 Knob Goblin harem pants, Knob Goblin harem veil Both confirmed.
Outfits Mining Gear 3 7-Foot Dwarven mattock, miner's helmet, miner's pants All 3 confirmed.
Outfits OK Lumberjack Outfit 3 balaclava, disbelief suspenders, los chinos All 3 confirmed.
Outfits Palmist Paraphernalia 3 extra-large palm-frond toupee, palm-frond whip, palm-frond capris All 3 confirmed.
Outfits Primitive Radio Duds 3 Voluminous Radio Hat, Voluminous Radio Pants, Voluminous Radio Sneakers All 3 confirmed.
Outfits Pyretic Panhandler Paraphernalia 3 Ol' Scratch's ash can, Ol' Scratch's ol' britches, Ol' Scratch's stovepipe hat all 3 confirmed.
Outfits Radio Free Regalia 3 Radio Free Baseball Cap, Radio Free Foil, Radio Free Pants All 3 confirmed.
Outfits Seafaring Suit 3 foam commodore's hat, miniature deck cannon, foam naval trousers hat -> trousers, trousers -> cannon confirmed
Outfits Slimesuit 3 hardened slime belt, hardened slime hat, hardened slime pants All 3 Confirmed.
Outfits Smoked Pottery 3 pottery hat, pottery shield, pottery training pants All 3 Confirmed.
Outfits Snowman Suit 3 snow hat, snow pants, snow belly Pants, belt, hat -> pants confirmed.
Outfits Star Garb 3 star buckler, star hat, star pants All 3 Confirmed.
Outfits Swashbuckling Getup 3 eyepatch, stuffed shoulder parrot, swashbuckling pants All 3 confirmed.
Outfits Tapered Threads 3 duct tape fedora, duct tape sword, duct tape dockers All 3 confirmed.
Outfits Tawdry Tramp Togs 3 Chester's bag of candy, Chester's cutoffs, Chester's moustache
Outfits Terrifying Clown Suit 5 big red clown nose, bloody clown pants, clown shoes, foolscap fool's cap, polka-dot bow tie All 5 confirmed.
Outfits Terrycloth Tackle 3 makeshift cape, makeshift skirt, makeshift turban All 3 confirmed.
Outfits Time Trappings 3 time helmet, time sword, time trousers All 3 confirmed.
Outfits Tropical Crimbo Duds 3 Tropical Crimbo Hat, Tropical Crimbo Sword, Tropical Crimbo Shorts Reported on J&S show, Jan 8, 2007.
Outfits Vile Vagrant Vestments 3 Wand of Oscus, Oscus's dumpster waders, Oscus's pelt All 3 confirmed.
Outfits War Hippy Fatigues 3 reinforced beaded headband, bullet-proof corduroys, round purple sunglasses All 3 confirmed.
Outfits Yendorian Finery 3 cornuthaum, ring of aggravate monster, vorpal blade All 3 confirmed. According to Jick, ring of aggravate monster will not change into the other two, because it's part of a different set.
Equipment Big Brother Equipment 3 decaying wooden oar, giant fishhook, rusty old lantern oar<->lantern, lantern<->fishhook, others need confirmation
Equipment Cookbooks 3 Codex of Capsaicin Conjuration, Gazpacho's Glacial Grimoire, kickback cookbook All 3 confirmed.
Equipment Dungeons of Doom Rings 8 ring of adornment, ring of aggravate monster, ring of cold resistance, ring of conflict, ring of fire resistance, ring of gain strength, ring of increase damage, ring of teleportation All 8 confirmed.
Equipment Frat Junkyard Rewards 3 rusty chain necklace, sawblade shield, wrench bracelet All 3 confirmed.
Equipment Hippy Junkyard Rewards 3 gearbox necklace, spark plug earring, woven baling wire bracelets All 3 confirmed.
Equipment Iceberglet Items 4 ice baby, ice pick, ice sickle, ice skates
Equipment Irradiated Crimbo Town Items 6 cheap elven gloves, elven socks, festive holiday hat, patent leather shoes, gray bow tie, penguin thesaurus bow tie, hat, shoes confirmed
Equipment St. Sneaky Pete's Day Beads 3 string of blue beads, string of green beads, string of red beads All 3 confirmed.
Equipment Stuffed Crimbo Workshop Items 2 stuffed snowy owl, stuffed yo-yo Both confirmed.
Equipment Tiny Plastic Commons 20 tiny plastic angry goat, tiny plastic baby gravy fairy, tiny plastic barrrnacle, tiny plastic blood-faced volleyball, tiny plastic Cheshire bat, tiny plastic cocoabo, tiny plastic coffee pixie, tiny plastic fuzzy dice, tiny plastic ghost pickle on a stick, tiny plastic ghuol whelp, tiny plastic grue, tiny plastic howling balloon monkey, tiny plastic killer bee, tiny plastic leprechaun, tiny plastic levitating potato, tiny plastic mosquito, tiny plastic sabre-toothed lime, tiny plastic spooky pirate skeleton, tiny plastic stab bat, tiny plastic star starfish All 20 confirmed.
Equipment Tiny Plastic Uncommons 8 tiny plastic accordion thief, tiny plastic bitchin' meatcar, tiny plastic disco bandit, tiny plastic hermit, tiny plastic pastamancer, tiny plastic sauceror, tiny plastic seal clubber, tiny plastic turtle tamer All 8 confirmed.
Equipment Tiny Plastic Rares 4 tiny plastic Boris, tiny plastic Jarlsberg, tiny plastic Sneaky Pete, tiny plastic Susie All 4 confirmed.
Equipment Tiny Plastic 2 Commons 50 tiny plastic 7-foot dwarf, tiny plastic angry bugbear, tiny plastic anime smiley, tiny plastic apathetic lizardman, tiny plastic astronomer, tiny plastic Axe Wound, tiny plastic beanbat, tiny plastic Black Knight, tiny plastic blooper, tiny plastic brainsweeper, tiny plastic briefcase bat, tiny plastic cubist bull, tiny plastic demoninja, tiny plastic drunk goat, tiny plastic fiendish can of asparagus, tiny plastic filthy hippy jewelry maker, tiny plastic fluffy bunny, tiny plastic fruit golem, tiny plastic G Imp, tiny plastic giant pair of tweezers, tiny plastic Gnollish crossdresser, tiny plastic Gnomester Blomester, tiny plastic goth giant, tiny plastic handsome mariachi, tiny plastic Hellion, tiny plastic Iiti Kitty, tiny plastic Knob Goblin bean counter, tiny plastic Knob Goblin harem girl, tiny plastic Knob Goblin mad scientist, tiny plastic Knott Yeti, tiny plastic lemon-in-the-box, tiny plastic lobsterfrogman, tiny plastic ninja snowman, tiny plastic Orcish Frat Boy, tiny plastic Protagonist, tiny plastic scary clown, tiny plastic senile lihc, tiny plastic smarmy pirate, tiny plastic Spam Witch, tiny plastic spiny skelelton, tiny plastic spooky vampire, tiny plastic Spunky Princess, tiny plastic taco cat, tiny plastic topiary golem, tiny plastic Trouser Snake, tiny plastic undead elbow macaroni, tiny plastic warwelf, tiny plastic whitesnake, tiny plastic XXX pr0n, tiny plastic zmobie All 50 confirmed.
Equipment Tiny Plastic 2 Uncommons 9 tiny plastic Baron von Ratsworth, tiny plastic Beelzebozo, tiny plastic Bonerdagon, tiny plastic Boss Bat, tiny plastic conservationist hippy, tiny plastic Felonia, tiny plastic Knob Goblin King, tiny plastic The Big Wisniewski, tiny plastic The Man All 9 confirmed.
Equipment Tiny Plastic 2 Rares 4 tiny plastic Dr. Awkward, tiny plastic Ed the Undying, tiny plastic Lord Spookyraven, tiny plastic protector spectre All 4 confirmed.
Miscellaneous Crimbo Workshop Items 2 sleeping snowy owl, yo-yo Both confirmed.
Miscellaneous Daily Dungeon Room 10 Items 6 Boris's key, Boris's ring, Jarlsberg's earring, Jarlsberg's key, Sneaky Pete's breath spray, Sneaky Pete's key All 6 confirmed.
Miscellaneous Feng Shui Items 3 decorative fountain, Feng Shui for Big Dumb Idiots, windchimes All 3 confirmed.
Miscellaneous Gene Tonics 22 Gene Tonic: Beast, Gene Tonic: Insect, Gene Tonic: Constellation, Gene Tonic: Construct, Gene Tonic: Demon, Gene Tonic: Dude, Gene Tonic: Elemental, Gene Tonic: Elf, Gene Tonic: Fish, Gene Tonic: Goblin, Gene Tonic: Hippy, Gene Tonic: Hobo, Gene Tonic: Horror, Gene Tonic: Humanoid, Gene Tonic: Mer-kin, Gene Tonic: Orc, Gene Tonic: Penguin, Gene Tonic: Pirate, Gene Tonic: Plant, Gene Tonic: Slime, Gene Tonic: Undead, Gene Tonic: Weird Demon->Penguin, Demon->Orc, and Undead->Goblin confirmed; the rest are hypothetical
Miscellaneous Generic Halloween Candies 5 Bag of W&Ws, Box of Dweebs, Milk Studs, PEEZ dispenser, Swizzler All 5 confirmed.
Miscellaneous Gourd Quest Items 3 Knob Goblin firecracker, razor-sharp can lid, spider web All 3 confirmed.
Miscellaneous Hellseal Organs 3 hellseal brain, hellseal hide, hellseal sinew Partially confirmed.
Miscellaneous Jewelrymaking Components 3 necklace chain, piercing post, ring setting All 3 confirmed, hemp string got removed from this group.
Miscellaneous Letters 5 heavy D, lowercase N, metallic A, original G, ruby W All 5 confirmed.
Miscellaneous Orc Chasm Basic Scrolls 3 30669 scroll, 33398 scroll, 334 scroll All 3 confirmed.
Miscellaneous Ores 3 asbestos ore, chrome ore, linoleum ore All 3 confirmed.
Miscellaneous Oyster Eggs 32 black paisley oyster egg, black polka-dot oyster egg, black striped oyster egg, black plastic oyster egg, blue paisley oyster egg, blue polka-dot oyster egg, blue striped oyster egg, blue plastic oyster egg, lavender paisley oyster egg, lavender polka-dot oyster egg, lavender striped oyster egg, lavender plastic oyster egg, mauve paisley oyster egg, mauve polka-dot oyster egg, mauve striped oyster egg, mauve plastic oyster egg, off-white paisley oyster egg, off-white polka-dot oyster egg, off-white striped oyster egg, off-white plastic oyster egg, puce paisley oyster egg, puce polka-dot oyster egg, puce striped oyster egg, puce plastic oyster egg, red paisley oyster egg, red polka-dot oyster egg, red striped oyster egg, red plastic oyster egg, yellow paisley oyster egg, yellow polka-dot oyster egg, yellow striped oyster egg, yellow plastic oyster egg All 32 confirmed
Miscellaneous Pixels 5 black pixel, blue pixel, green pixel, red pixel, white pixel All 5 confirmed.
Miscellaneous Pork Elf Gems 3 baconstone, hamethyst, porquoise All 3 confirmed.
Miscellaneous Ruined Hellseal Organs 3 burst hellseal brain, shredded hellseal hide, torn hellseal sinew All 3 confirmed.
Miscellaneous Shore Combat Items 3 barbed-wire fence, tropical orchid, stick of dynamite All 3 confirmed.
Miscellaneous Slime-soaked Organs 3 slime-soaked brain, slime-soaked sweat gland, slime-soaked hypophysis Confirmed
Miscellaneous Source Terminal Files 16 Source terminal file: critical.enh, Source terminal file: damage.enh, Source terminal file: substats.enh, Source terminal file: protect.enq, Source terminal file: stats.enq, Source terminal file: compress.edu, Source terminal file: duplicate.edu, Source terminal file: portscan.edu, Source terminal file: turbo.edu, Source terminal file: gram.ext, Source terminal file: pram.ext, Source terminal file: spam.ext, Source terminal file: cram.ext, Source terminal file: dram.ext, Source terminal file: tram.ext, Source terminal file: familiar.ext compress.edu, cram.ext, critical.enh, damage.enh, dram.ext, duplicate.edu, familiar.ext, gram.ext, pram.ext, protect.enq, spam.ext, stats.enq, substats.enh, tram.ext, and turbo.edu confirmed
Miscellaneous Starting Items 12 disco ball, disco mask, helmet turtle, mariachi pants, pasta spoon, ravioli hat, saucepan, seal-skull helmet, seal-clubbing club, spices, stolen accordion, turtle totem All 12 confirmed.
Miscellaneous Taco Dan 3 Taco Dan's Taco Stand Taco, Taco Dan's Taco Stand Chillacious Churro, Taco Dan's Taco Stand Chimichangarita churro to taco and rita to churro, and taco to churro seen
Miscellaneous Toolbox Items 3 cog, spring, sprocket All 3 confirmed.
Miscellaneous Tr4pz0r Skins 3 hippopotamus skin, penguin skin, yak skin All 3 confirmed.
Miscellaneous (Un)Rolling Pins 2 rolling pin, unrolling pin Both confirmed.
Miscellaneous Worthless Items 3 worthless gewgaw, worthless knick-knack, worthless trinket All 3 confirmed.

What Can't Be Zapped

Here's a short list of groups of things that can't be zapped. To check on individual items, click into the alphabetic link list below (there are too many individual items to list them all here). These are just general guidelines - you never know if there might be an exception to the "rule" until you exhaustively test.

Alpha list of all items along with their zapping information
1-Be | Bi-Ce | Ch-De | Di-Fi | Fl-Ha | He-Knob G | Knob K-Mea | Med-Pe | Ph-Re | Rh-Spi | Spo-Te | Th-Wa | We-Z

What Can Only Be Obtained By Zapping

Certain items in the game can only be obtained by zapping, as listed below.

When Used

  • From inventory:
    • When the item is not zappable:
      The <item> shudders for a moment, but nothing happens.
    • When the item is zappable:
You zap the <item> with your <wand>.
You acquire an item: <new item>.

followed by:

The <wand> feels a little warm.
or
The <wand> gets really hot. You should probably be careful.
or
The <wand> starts to vibrate. Wisps of smoke rise from the end. You should definitely be careful.
or
The <wand> glows red-hot, and sparks fly out of it. You should seriously be careful.
or
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The <wand> abruptly explodes, burning your hand pretty badly in the process.
HPYou lose some hit points.
You don't have a <wand> anymore... How sad.
  • Note that if the wand explosion causes you to be Beaten Up, you will be for 4 turns instead of the normal 3.

Notes

  • Before April 16, 2008, ascension was the only way to get a new wand after the last one broke.

References

  • This is a reference to "polypiling" in NetHack where a player would drop unneeded items onto the floor and zap them with a wand (or spell) of polymorph in hopes that the useless items will turn into similar (and less useless) items.
  • The various names of the wands is also a reference to NetHack, where items that aren't yet identified are given these type of names.