Knife of endurance ( ( )
Item Type Melee weapon
Artifact? No
Weight 8s
Danger Level 17
Material Iron

Knife of endurance are a rare type of one-handed weapons in ADOM. They feature somewhat high damage output among dagger-class weapons with base stats of (+6, 1d3+6) but typically pale in comparison with high-end weapons of other types and practically all artifacts. Their defensive capabilities, on the other hand, are formidable — wielding a knife of endurance will provide a bonus of +4 (base value, may vary) to the PC's Toughness as well as grant an extra source of regeneration.


Toughness bonus will not only increase the maximum hit points score, but will typically grant extra PV (1 PV for every 2 Toughness points above 20). Low base damage will be negligible for characters with very high Strength score and/or can be remedied by rings of slaying, but the lack of actual slaying powers will be significant for late-game opponents.

Level 50 Necromancers may find knives of endurance a great source for their ultimate class power since these weapons can be wished for. Being made of iron they are, however, susceptible to destruction.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

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

Greater Identify information[]

----------------- uncursed knife of endurance (+6, 1d3+6) {To+4}---------------

When used in melee combat it grants a +6 bonus to hit and causes 1d3+6 points
of damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d3
points of damage.

It causes your wounds to regenerate.
It modifies your toughness attribute by +4.

Some item DLs and/or stat modifier distribution taken from Anilatx's research.