Serpent's Bite ( ( )
Item Type Melee weapon
Artifact? Yes
Weight 13s
Danger Level 4
Material Iron

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.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

It can be obtained as loot. Assassins might be crowned with it.

Greater Identify information[]

---------- 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
It poisons monsters on successful hits.