Venom Mantle ( [ )
Item Type Cloak
Artifact? Yes
Weight 40s
Danger Level 9
Material Nonmetallic

The glowing green cloak "Venom Mantle" is a non-guaranteed artifact. It sometimes damages and blinds melee attackers, similar to the Acid blood corruption. It grants immunity to acid and resistance to poison. It appears as a light cloak when unidentified, but can be distinguished from normal light cloaks by its unusual weight, and color in ASCII.


It is a very useful item. The acid blood effect is quite strong, it offers decent DV and PV bonuses, and all non-artifact cloaks are highly susceptible to item destruction.

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 glowing green cloak "Venom Mantle" [+4, +4]-------------

It is an artifact.

When worn it modifies DV by +4 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 grants resistance to poison.
It grants immunity to acid.