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Scroll of defense ( ? )
Item Type Scroll
Artifact? No
Weight 2s
Danger Level 1
Material Paper

Scrolls of defense may modify the DV of a worn non-artifact item when read, depending on the B/U/C status of the scroll:

  • Cursed scrolls have a chance to decrease DV by 1.
  • Uncursed scrolls have a chance to increase DV by 1.
  • Blessed scrolls have a chance to increase DV by 1-3.

The scroll will target the first equipped item from the following list: body armor, helmet, cloak, boots, gauntlets, girdle, bracers. For example, if the player wants to improve an equipped pair of bracers, they should remove body armor, helmet, cloak, boots, gauntlets and girdle prior to reading the scroll.

If a scroll fails to modify DV, the scroll simply "turns into gray ash". Blessed and uncursed scrolls are less likely to work the higher the item's DV; cursed scrolls are less likely to work the lower the item's DV. The scroll will also turn to gray ash if the PC is not wearing any suitable items when the scroll is read, e.g. if the PC is wearing only artifact items, or no items at all.

Desirability[]

They are somewhat useful. Players who are willing to devote the time and effort to Smithing their metal equipment will still want to use these to add DV rating to their non-metal items, such as seven league boots.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

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

Greater Identify information[]

--------------------------- blessed scroll of defense--------------------------


When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d1 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d1
points of damage.
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