I'd like to still make the most effective use of finger of death that I can, of course.
Spoilers I've read have been somewhat unclear - if I have magic resistance and reflection will my own reflected finger of death rays kill me?
If so (or, for a character that doesn't have them), what do I need to do? I don't think a bank shot is safe, since those (rarely) rebound and hit the caster. As far as I know I would have to be certain of a clear shot, and the target would have to be more than 1/2 of the ray's maximum range (in case the target has reflection). And I would have to be sure there is no creature I can't see in between us, or at least no chance of any creature that might possibly have reflection.