Sonic Boom ( / )
Item Type Missile
Artifact? Yes
Weight 20s
Danger Level Unknown
Material Nonmetallic

The lightning-etched boomerang "Sonic Boom" is a non-guaranteed artifact missile. It increases DV and PV by +5 and Dexterity and speed by +10 when equipped as a missile. It has a high chance to stun monsters damaged by it, generating the message "The <foo> is stunned by the thundering hit!" An Archer using the level 50 multi-hit power may stun multiple targets per attack.

It appears as a strange stick when unidentified, but can be distinguished from normal boomerangs by its unusual color in ASCII.


It is a very good item. It offers sizable bonuses in an equipment slot that normally doesn't offer any at all, deals good damage, and can be used to effectively stun-lock most monsters.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

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 information[]

-------- blessed lightning-etched boomerang "Sonic Boom" (+15, 4d12+6...-------

It is an artifact.

When equipped it modifies DV by +5 and PV by +5.
When used in melee combat it grants a -2 bonus to hit and causes 1d3 points of damage.
When used as a missile it grants a +15 bonus to hit and causes 4d12+6 points of damage.

It modifies your dexterity attribute by +10.
This weapon returns when thrown.
It modifies your speed by +10.
It grants immunity to shock attacks.
It grants resistance to confusion attacks.