Girdle of greed ( [ )
Item Type Girdle
Artifact? No
Weight 7s
Danger Level 1
Material Nonmetallic

Girdles of greed are one of the most useful types of girdle in the game. When blessed, they increase the player's carrying capacity by an amount equal to the weight of the gold they are carrying, allowing the player to carry an insanely high amount of gold. A blessed girdle of greed, combined with multiple millions and some other way to increase carrying capacity (such as the Porter talent) will increase carrying capacity by more than the weight of the gold, allowing virtually unlimited carrying capacity depending only on wealth.

Note that while wearing a blessed girdle of greed carrying large amounts of gold, you are extremely vulnerable to such monsters as green hags, which can curse the player's equipment (resulting in being crushed to death by the weight of your backpack). Monsters that steal gold are also a high risk.

For an example of how this might work, see the bottom of the page.

  • Blessed girdles of greed will raise the player's carrying capacity by 100% of the weight of gold carried.
  • Uncursed girdles of greed will raise the player's carrying capacity by 50% of the weight of gold carried.
  • Cursed girdles of greed will reduce carrying capacity by 400% the weight of gold carried.

The girdle only counts gold in the player's backpack, not gold which has been equipped.

Desirability[edit source]

They are useful to all players, however most useful for "packrats" in combination with a carrying talent.

Guaranteed/Common sources[edit source]

They can be found in the same manner as all generic loot.

Greater Identify information[edit source]

------------------------ blessed girdle of greed [+0, +0]----------------------


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.


How it works[edit | edit source]

For example, there is a pile of 5,000,000 gold pieces on the floor. It weights 50,000s. We have two characters, Alfonse and Betty, who have the same strength, and no equipment or inventory except the blessed girdle of greed. Let's see how our characters fare.

Example 1. Our character Alfonse has Strength 30, but no Carrying Capacity talents. His Basic Carrying Capacity (abbreviated BC) is 4875s. He would become Overburdened at a weight of BC*6 = 29,250s.

Alfonse cannot pick up the pile of gold until he first equips the girdle. After equipping the blessed girdle of greed and picking up the pile of gold, his BC is raised to (4875s+50,000s) = 54,875s. Since he is now carrying 50,007s out of 54,875s, this gives him a status of Burdened. He would become Overburdened at a weight of BC*6 = 329,250s.

Example 2. Our character Betty has Strength 30, and the three talents Porter, Master Packager and Beast of Burden. Her Basic Carrying Capacity (abbreviated BC) starts at 4875s from strength, and becomes (4875s)*1.1*1.2*1.3 = 8365s after talents. She would become Overburdened at a weight of BC*6 = 50,190 stones.

Even without the girdle, Betty is already strong enough to pick up that pile of gold thanks to her talents. Carrying 50,007s out of 50,190s makes her Strained! and only a smidgen away from becoming Overburdened.

Betty then equips the girdle. Her BC is raised to (4,875s+50,000s)*1.1*1.2*1.3 = 94,165s. Since Betty is now carrying 50,007s out of 94,165s, this gives her a status of unburdened. She would become Overburdened! at a weight of BC*6 = 564,990s.

In conclusion, the benefit of the blessed girdle of greed goes up the more gold you have, and gets even better if you combine the girdle with any other boost to your carrying capacity.

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