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Whirlwind ( } )
Item626
Item Type Missile weapon
Artifact? Yes
Weight 3s
Danger Level 1
Material Nonmetallic

Whirlwind is the best and only artifact sling in ADOM. It has stats of (+12, +12), and grants resistance to fire while equipped in the missile slot (as of version 1.2.0 [1]). While its weight is identical to other slings, it is easily recognized from its description as a "rune-covered sling."

Desirability[]

Extremely useful to players who rely on their plentiful supply of rocks to cause large amounts of damage, and considerably more useful in ADOM v. 1.2.0 now that the pool of sling bullets has been expanded to include slaying powers other than demon slaying. It is not quite as potent as Sun's Messenger, but it is a lot easier to carry around than The Far Slayer.

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 greater vault, or generated as random loot (albeit very rarely).

It is a possible crowning gift for Archers, Bards, Farmers, and Thieves.

Greater Identify information[]

--------------- blessed rune-covered sling "Whirlwind" (+12, +12)--------------

It is an artifact.

When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d2 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a +12 bonus to hit and causes 1d1+12
points of damage.

It grants resistance to fire.
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