Kalmius' Shield ( ( )
Item Type Weapon
Artifact? Yes
Weight 40s
Danger Level Unknown
Material Nonmetallic

The twisted quarterstaff "Kalmius' Shield" is a non-guaranteed two-handed artifact weapon. It provides substantial DV and willpower bonuses, useful resistances, and increases the amount of PP regenerated per tick by 1. It appears as a quarterstaff when unidentified, making it indistinguishable from normal wooden quarterstaves.


It is a very useful item for spellcasters, effectively doubling the rate of PP regeneration in the absence of other item or class bonuses (which do stack with the staff's bonus). It deals decent damage compared to one-handed weapons, and gives enough bonus DV, in conjunction with the staves weapon skill, to compensate for the lack of a shield.

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 twisted quarterstaff "Kalmius' Shield" (+0, 2d15+10)...-------

It is an artifact.

When wielded it modifies DV by +15 bonus and PV by +0.
When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 2d15+10 points of damage.
When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 2d5+10 points of damage.

It modifies your willpower attribute by +5.
It enhances your power point regeneration.
It grants resistance to death attacks.
It grants resistance to paralyzation.