Sword of Nonnak ( ( )
Item Type Melee weapon
Artifact? Yes
Weight 80s
Danger Level N/A
Material Mithril

The Sword of Nonnak is a guaranteed artifact. It has stats of (+2, 4d3+2) [+2, +2], gives a +5 bonus to Willpower, and grants resistance to cold and death attacks. It comes wrapped in an antediluvian dwarven map fragment.


In terms of pure damage, the Sword of Nonnak is only about the level of an adamantium long sword, and thus not of particular interest to melee characters at the point it is found. It is of greatest interest to spellcasters because of the Willpower bonus (which increases damage and radius of both bolt and ball spells). The resistance to death attacks might be useful for ranged characters in combat against foes which are capable of casting death rays.

The Sword of Nonnak is a quite popular ratling fodder artifact.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

It can be gained by digging up the grave of Griff Bloodax in the Dwarven Graveyard using a pickaxe, a wand of digging, or the Mystic Shovel spell.

Greater Identify information[]

--------------uncursed sword of Nonnak (+2, 4d3+2) [+2, +2] {Wi+5}------------

It is an artifact.

When wielded it modifies DV by +2 and PV by +2.
When used in melee combat it grants a +2 bonus to hit and causes 4d3+2 points
of damage. When used as a missile it grants a -2 bonus to hit and causes 3d3+1
points of damage.

It modifies your willpower attribute by +5.
It grants resistance to cold.
It grants resistance to death attacks.