Amulet of Raw Steel ( ' )
Item Type Amulet
Artifact? Yes
Weight 10s
Danger Level N/A
Material Iron

The amulet of raw steel is an artifact amulet awarded by Kherab in Darkforge in exchange for killing Thrundarr, the village elder in Dwarftown.


The amulet of raw steel provides respectable DV and PV for an amulet, an excellent bonus to perception, as well as death ray, stunning and sleep resistance and the see invisibility intrinsic. Unfortunately, it also contains the essence of Chaos and Corruption, meaning that it causes added corruption every turn that it is carried, and doubly so if it is worn. The amount of corruption accrued is comparable to what would be expected on the lowest levels of the CoC. Unfortunately, none of the effects it protects against are common enough to justify continuous use, and can be acquired through other means that don't corrupt the PC, such as amulets, rings, or the ancient mummy wrapping. The DV and PV bonuses are respectable, but not enormously significant. As a consequence, the only real benefit is the +12 perception bonus, which is not enough to justify its use in many players' minds - particularly because at this point the player already has the Shield of Raw Steel, which is a far better artifact, and also causes corruption. As a consequence of all these things, this artifact is generally avoided except for very specific uses or challenges.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

The player is awarded this item by Kherab for killing Thrundarr.

Greater Identify information[]

------------------- amulet of raw steel [+3, +3] {Pe+12} -------------------

Weight: 10s

The steel amulet is actually an uncursed amulet of raw steel {Pe+12}.

When worn it modifies DV by +3 and PV by +3.

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.

It modifies your perception attribute by +12.
It contains the essence of Chaos and Corruption.
It grants resistance to sleep attacks.
It grants resistance to stunning.
It grants resistance to death attacks.
It grants the ability to see invisible things.