Bloody Rose ( ( )
Item Type Melee weapon
Artifact? Yes
Weight 15s
Danger Level 16
Material Notmetallic

The thorny whip "Bloody Rose" is a non-guaranteed artifact weapon. It has a 30% chance to score critical hits in melee. It appears as a whip when unidentified, making it indistinguishable from normal whips.


It is a fairly good general-purpose melee weapon, thanks to its decent base damage, increased chance to crit, and the superior bonuses from the whip weapon skill.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

It can be granted as a precrowning gift or a reward for making use of a potion of uselessness, generated in a surge of power or greater vault, or generated as random loot (albeit very rarely).

Greater Identify information[]

------------ blessed thorny whip "Bloody Rose" (+7, 7d3+7) [+4, +0]------------

It is an artifact.

When wielded it modifies DV by +4 and PV by +0.
When used in melee combat it grants a +7 bonus to hit and causes 7d3+7 points of damage.
When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d2 points of damage.

It is very good at scoring critical hits in melee.
It grants resistance to stunning.
It grants resistance to shock attacks.