Tattered cloak
of the dark souls
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Item Type Cloak
Artifact? Yes
Weight 23s
Danger Level Unknown
Material Nonmetallic

The tattered cloak of the dark souls in a non-guaranteed artifact. It is autocursing, grants invisibility, and reduces Willpower. In addition, Shadows, Slow shadows, Shadow centipedes, Shadow lords, Shadow trolls, and Shadow wyrms are generated friendly while the cloak is equipped. It appears as a tattered cloak when unidentified.

The tattered cloak has an additional lore screen when examined with a scroll of great identify.


It is useful, but somewhat annoying. It offers good DV and PV bonuses, invisibility, and non-artifact cloaks are highly susceptible to item destruction. Unfortunately, it drains satiation rapidly, and it is inconvenient to swap due to it autocursing.

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 tattered cloak of the dark souls [+6, +3] {Wi-3}-----------

It is an artifact.

When worn it modifies DV by +6 and PV by +3.
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 modifies your willpower attribute by -3.
It is a permanently cursed item.
It grants resistance to sleep attacks.
It grants invisibility.