Celestrix ( [ )
Item Type Girdle
Artifact? Yes
Weight 25s
Danger Level 9
Material Gold

Celestrix, the girdle of the emperors (unidentified form: "golden girdle"), provides a fantastic [+13, +13] armor rating, a boost to Charisma, a wealth of useful resistances, grants regeneration and immunity to shock. It also confers dooming, which acts as a significant drawback typically offsetting the value of the artifact for most players.


Combat bonuses granted by the artifact are top-notch, although dooming is quite enough to turn Celestrix into a liability in multiple scenarios. Overall Celestrix is much more powerful than other items which doom the PC (chaos regalia or the crown of science) but must be used with caution.

Unlike many other dooming items, Celestrix is not autocursing, so there is no downside to using it to quickly regenerate health or receive better prices at shops due to the Charisma bonus (for male PCs only).

If the PC is unable to find another source of shock resistance/immunity, it may be worth being doomed in exchange for shock immunity in the Air Temple.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

Not obtainable in ADOM 1.1.1 without a patch. In all other versions (including 1.2.0), it is available by the same means as all other random artifacts.

Greater Identify information[]

----------- girdle of the emperors "Celestrix" [+13, +13] {Ch+8} -----------

Weight: 25s

When worn it modifies DV by +13 and PV by +13.

When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d4 points 
of damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d4 
points of damage.

It causes your wounds to regenerate.
It modifies your charisma attribute by +8.
It grants resistance to poison.
It grants resistance to sleep attacks.
Wearing it makes you doomed.
It grants resistance to death attacks.
It grants the ability to see invisible things.
It grants immunity to shock attacks.