|Serpent's Bite ( ( )|
|Item Type||Melee weapon|
The emerald dagger "Serpent's Bite" is an artifact dagger. It has stats of (+3, 3d4+3) [+3, +1]. While it is made of iron, as an artifact it cannot rust or corrode. It slays humanoids, and also poisons any opponent it hurts. It has a 30% chance to score critical hits in melee. In its unidentified form it appears as a dagger, though it has a distinctive weight (and color in ASCII).
Serpent's Bite was called "Death's Final Touch" in versions of ADOM prior to 1.1.0.
Its humanoid-slaying property alone makes it exceptionally useful, and the poisoning ability and increased critical hit chances make it very strong even against non-humanoids, despite its slightly lacking base damage compared to high-end eternium weapons.
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---------- blessed emerald dagger "Serpent's Bite" (+3, 3d4+3) [+3, +1]-------- It is an artifact. When wielded it modifies DV by +3 and PV by +1. When used in melee combat it grants a +3 bonus to hit and causes 3d4+3 points of damage. When used as a missile it grants a +9 bonus to hit and causes 3d6 points of damage. It is a humanoid slayer. It is very good at scoring critical hits in melee. It grants resistance to poison. It poisons monsters on successful hits.