Ankh ( ' )
Item Type Amulet
Artifact? Yes
Weight 3s
Danger Level N/A
Material Gold

The ankh is an amulet obtained from the mummy lord Rehetep. It is a guaranteed artifact (provided that the PC reaches certain requirements). It increases DV and PV by 2, grants the lucky and Fate smiles intrinsics, and increases luck on top of that.


Very good, although it is less powerful than all of the random artifact amulets. Certain non-artifact amulets (e.g. amulet of free action, amulet of light, amulet of petrification resistance) are also better in certain situations, but it will often be the best general-purpose amulet the PC has access to.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

To obtain the ankh, the player must go to the Pyramid, which is unlocked when the PC reaches experience level 13, and becomes inaccessible when the PC reaches level 17. The player must then battle their way past traps and monsters to the top floor, where they will find Rehetep and his many guards, which include jackal demons and greater mummies. Rehetep will drop the amulet once destroyed.

Greater Identify information[]

---------------------------------- blessed ankh--------------------------------

It is an artifact.

When worn it modifies DV by +2 and PV by +2.
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 increases your luck.
It grants luck.
It makes Fate smile upon you.