Devilbane ( / )
Item Type Missile
Artifact? Yes
Weight 10s
Danger Level 6
Material Iron

The gleaming drakish scurgar "Devilbane" is a non-guaranteed artifact missile. It slays demons and returns when thrown. It appears as a drakish scurgar when unidentified, making it indistinguishable from normal iron scurgari.


Demons are a powerful and common monster type, making this item quite useful. It also deals respectable damage to non-demons, although the lack of other slaying scurgari makes the associated Weapon skill training somewhat less useful.

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 gleaming drakish scurgar "Devilbane" (+15, 2d8+9)----------

It is an artifact.

When used in melee combat it grants a +10 bonus to hit and causes 2d3+7 points of damage.
When used as a missile it grants a +15 bonus to hit and causes 2d8+9 points of damage.

It is a demon slayer
This weapon returns when thrown.