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Helm of
mental stability
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Item583
Item Type Helmet
Artifact? No
Weight 100s
Danger Level 6
Material Crystal

Helms of mental stability are a rare type of headgear in ADOM. When worn, they grant a source of confusion resistance and a minor Learning boost.

Helms of mental stability appear as crystal helmets in unidentified form and feature characteristic white color when lying on the ground (attributed to their base material).

DesirabilityEdit

Helms of mental stability are relatively powerful items, combining physical defensive capabilities (which can be further improved using scrolls of defense/protection) with magical protection indispensable against powerful spellcasting monsters. Finally, they are made of crystal and thus are mostly impervious to item destruction.

While Learning boost is usually minor (+1 is the default value), it can be useful to get an extra skill increase at level-up or slightly improve spellbook reading efficiency.

Guaranteed/Common sourcesEdit

Helms of mental stability can be generated in the same manner as all generic loot.

Greater Identify informationEdit

---------------- cursed helm of mental stability [+0, +4] {Le+1}---------------


When worn it modifies DV by +0 and PV by +4.
When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d4 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d3
points of damage.

It modifies your learning attribute by +1.
It grants resistance to confusion attacks.


Some item DLs and/or stat modifier distribution taken from Anilatx's research.

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