|Scorpion's Sting ( ( )|
|Item Type||Melee weapon|
The wicked spear "Scorpion's Sting" is a non-guaranteed one-handed artifact weapon. It boosts speed, is permanently poisoned, and grants a number of fairly useful intrinsics. It appears as a spear when unidentified, making it indistinguishable from normal iron spears.
It is also the best available one-handed polearm. A melee-oriented character who finds it early in the game may wish to pair it with a strong shield and use it exclusively, training the Polearms weapon skill and thus earning a considerable advantage when the rune-covered trident and/or Trident of the Red Rooster become available later in the game.
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 informationEdit
---------- blessed wicked spear "Scorpion's Sting" (+1, 6d6+1) (+9 spd)--------- It is an artifact. When used in melee combat it grants a +1 bonus to hit and causes 6d6+1 points of damage. When used as a missile it grants a +1 bonus to hit and causes 1d8+1 points of damage. It modifies your speed by +9. It bleed poison constantly. It grants resistance to poison. It grants luck. It grants the ability to see invisible things. It grants resistance to confusion attacks.