Amulet of defense ( ' )
Item Type Amulet
Artifact? No
Weight 3s
Danger Level 1
Material Iron

Amulets of defense give a bonus to the players DV. The typical bonus is +2, however values from -1 to +5 have been noted. See the Common Stats section below for details.


Early in the game these can be moderately useful, however by the mid-game better amulets will have been found. 2 DV is about equal to the difference between Bloated and Satiated state, and never of great impact in any part of the game. A classical "better than nothing" case.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

Amulets of defense can be generated in the same manner as all generic loot.

Greater Identify information[]

------------------------- uncursed amulet of defense +2------------------------

When worn it modifies DV by +2 and PV by +0.
When used in melee combat it grants a -4 bonus to hit and causes 1d3 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a -4 bonus to hit and causes 1d3
points of damage.

Common Stats[]

Ascyron tested by wishing 1000 times for amulets of defense with a level 50 character in a Danger level five environment, with the following results:

DV Boost # of amulets % Chance
-1 19 0.6%
0 12 0.4%
1 21 0.7%
2 2715 90.5%
3 91 3.0%
4 64 2.1%
5 77 2.6%