Aylas Holy Scarf ( ' )
Item Type Amulet
Artifact? Yes
Weight 5s
Danger Level 30
Material Nonmetallic

Aylas Holy Scarf is an artifact amulet in ADOM. When worn, it grants a +10 bonus to DV, +10 bonus to PV and a +6 bonus to Charisma. It also has the unique ability to retain a blessed status while it is being worn — after it is equipped its status will become blessed (if not already so), and it cannot become cursed while it is equipped.

As of 3.0.2 new intrinsics have been added to Aylas Holy Scarf. The artifact now protects against background corruption and grants immunity to disease.

In its unidentified form, Aylas Holy Scarf appears as a silk scarf.


Aylas Holy Scarf is a high-tier artifact granting tremendous defensive and protective capabilities, surpassing almost all other item groups except body armor (unless the player chooses to boost his/her PC's equipment through smithing and scrolls of protection / scrolls of defense ). Players may choose to wear an amulet of life saving instead of the Scarf. Compared to other artifact amulets (ankh, black torc and the amulet of raw steel) Aylas Holy Scarf is usually a better alternative; only Preserver (typically regarded as one of the best artifacts in the game) and the Amulet of indomitable life stand a step above the Scarf.

While immunity to disease is not a highly coveted intrinsic by itself, protection against background corruption is a rare and valuable trait, enough so that well-advanced character venturing deep into the Caverns of Chaos and other high-corruption areas may well choose this amulet (already a very potent item) over all others.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

It is a possible crowning gift for Priests and Paladins.

As of v. 1.2.0 it can also be granted as a precrowning gift or a reward for making use of a potion of uselessness; generated in a surge of power or a greater vault; or generated as random loot (albeit very rarely).

Greater Identify information[]

----------------------------- Aylas Holy Scarf [+10, +10] {Ch+6} -----------------------------

When worn it modifies DV by +10 and PV by +10.

When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d2 points
of damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d2
points of damage.

It modifies your charisma attribute by +6.
It protects against background corruption.
It grants immunity to disease.

Some item DLs and/or stat modifier distribution taken from Anilatx's research.