Shirt of the Saints ( [ )
Item Type Body armor
Artifact? Yes
Weight 20s
Danger Level 3
Material Nonmetallic

The Shirt of the Saints is an artifact in ADOM. In ADOM v 1.1.1 and some earlier versions, the artifact can only be generated by crowning.

When worn, the Shirt confers a number of small bonuses such as a +2 boost to Learning, the see invisible intrinsic, confusion resistance, and enhanced searching capabilities (the effect gained from wearing a ring of searching).

In its unidentified form it appears as a set of clothes, though it is typically distinguishable from regular clothes by its weight of 20s. The PC should be careful not to mistakenly equip a cursed set of light clothes in anticipation of this artifact, though.


Overall, the Shirt of the Saints is a decent artifact. While it lacks the PV bonus of mid-to-high end armor, its DV bonus is excellent for body armor. The ability to see invisible also comes in particularly handy against certain foes such as the cat lord, and if the searching power is paired with the Detect traps skill, the armor can improve the PC's general survivability by quite a bit.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

It is a possible crowning gift for Farmers, Healers, Monks and Priests.

As of v. 1.2.0 it can also 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). It can, very occasionally, be generated in Barnabas' store in Lawenilothehl.

Greater Identify information[]

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The clothes are actually a blessed Shirt of the Saints [+8, +4] {Le+2}.
It is an artifact.

When worn it modifies DV by +8 and PV by +4.
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.

It improves your searching capabilities.
It modifies your learning attribute by +2.
It grants resistance to sleep attacks.
It grants the ability to see invisible things.
It grants resistance to confusion attacks.