Amulet of life saving ( ' )
Item Type Amulet
Artifact? No
Weight 3s
Danger Level 2
Material Iron

Amulets of life saving are extremely rare and powerful items that have the ability to bring you back to life if your HP gets to or below 0.

  • A blessed amulet will restore you to life with full HP.
  • An uncursed amulet will revive you with half HP.
  • A cursed amulet will revive you with one quarter HP, and drain 1d3+1 points of Toughness in addition.

Always bless amulets of life saving before using them whenever possible.

They cannot stop some forms of death, but are quite useful nonetheless. Generally, if it's an HP death, it will bring you back; otherwise, it usually won't work. Old age and corruption deaths, for example, will not be prevented by an AoLS; however, they can prevent some instant deaths such as petrification or being eaten by a grue.

As amulets of life saving are made of iron, they are quite susceptible to item destruction. This means they should typically be equipped in preparation for potentially deadly boss battles (e.g. against the cat lord or the emperor moloch) and kept in safer places during exploration.


High. It is the most valuable non-artifact amulet in the game. As well as its ability to bring you back to life, an AoLS is also the only way to save Khelevaster from death, receiving much better rewards and opening up the possibility of an ultra ending. To do this, you have to 'g'ive it to him, and refrain from 'C'hatting with him beforehand.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

There are no guaranteed sources of amulets of life saving in the game. The PC must find one as a (very rare) random loot drop, find an (also very rare) obsidian jackal statue, or simply wish for one.

Greater Identify information[]

------------------------- blessed amulet of life saving------------------------

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.