Helm of the
Night Watchman
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Item Type Helmet
Artifact? Yes
Weight 100s
Danger Level Unknown
Material Iron

The helm of the Night Watchman is a non-guaranteed artifact. In addition to its defensive bonuses and Perception bonus, it emits light while properly equipped. It appears as a dirty helmet when unidentified.


Its PV bonus alone makes it a great item. Having an indestructible light source outside of the amulet and tool slots is very useful against certain monsters, including Nuurag-Vaarn, Katharamandus, and Andor Drakon.

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[]

-------------- Helm of the Night Watchman [+0, +8] {Pe+4}-------------

It is an artifact.

When worn it modifies DV by +0 and PV by +8.

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 1d3 points of damage.

It modifies your perception attribute by +4.
It grants resistance to sleep attacks.
It grants resistance to stunning.
It grants resistance to confusion attacks.