Losing cursed stuff

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The best way is not to get cursed stuff equipped in first place, but what are you to do if you have a cursed rusty broken spear blocking your autocursing gauntlets of peace which in turn does not allow you to do anything with your two cursed rings of damage?

Uncursing Edit

  1. Scroll of uncursing - an uncursed scroll uncurses one item, a blessed scroll uncurses your whole inventory. These are fairly common, so in hard situations the player might want to read ID all the scrolls he has. 
  2. Remove Curse spell - this removes a curse from a single item. It is hard to learn for non-spellcasters, costing 50 PP before modifiers, and 150 PP to bookcast, provided you can hit 100 spell knowledge. You might hit this through a wand of wonder.
  3. Praying - your deity might remove curses from an equipped item, unless it is in the missile slot (the only one that lets you unequip cursed items). It is a rather costly favour. Keep in mind your deity might uncurse your bunch of 90 herbs in the tool slot in one go, but you pay a lot more in piety than to uncurse one item!

Blessing Edit

Dipping ("!" command)  an item in a potion of holy water blesses it instantly. Unluckily, Bless spell does not work on items. 

Blessed Scroll of Repair Edit

It is possible to move an item's status one step up (cursed into uncursed, uncursed into blessed) by reading a blessed scroll of repair on it.  However, only broken items can be targeted by a blessed scroll of repair.  So, if your cursed item is not also broken, you must first read a cursed scroll of repair to break it, and then a blessed scroll of repair to fix it and raise its B/U/C status.  This is very impractical; by the time you are able to spend two scrolls of repair, one cursed and one blessed, you most likely have access to easier methods of uncursing.

Note that scrolls of repair can target item stacks of any size, meaning this method becomes resource efficient as a means of blessing large stacks of items.  (In other words it can be a method of bypassing the 19s limit on dipping items into holy water.)

Morphing stuff Edit

Dipping items into a potion of raw chaos or blessed potion of exchange will change the item into another of its type, removing it from your body. Keep in mind that if you are using raw chaos potions you have a risk of explosion, which does up to 200 HP of damage and corrupts heavily.

Using monsters Edit

Disarming monsters will gladly help you get rid of any weapon, including cursed ones. The most common ones are ratling fencers and master swordsmen. Some players cycle through their weaponry upon meeting these monsters, thus identifying weapons without much risk.

Keep in mind that the mad minstrel has a disarming attack, so in desperate situations you might use him - as long as you can live with losing both the reward of cashing in the weird tome and the chance to perform an ultra ending.

If you are planning to acquire Healing in the chaotic way, the mad doctor will remove any helmet from the PC; it will be dropped at the PC's position and left there when the PC is teleported at the end of the session. This is a good time to cycle through those leather caps.

Most non-eternium weaponry can be corroded to destruction by ochre jelies and gray oozes. Just don't kill the last of these breeders, to avoid becoming stuck with a 1d8-9 cursed weapon.

Rust monsters can be allowed to rust worn iron-made items to dust while standing next to the PC.

Some monsters with acid or fire attacks can be used to destroy undesired cursed equipment, although this is somewhat risky due to the possible damage to character or other parts of equipment.

Annihilators and eyes of destruction have item destroying attacks, which might be useful, although annihilators are probably too dangerous for this.

Destroying stuff Edit

Scrolls of item destruction might be employed but these require at least four items, so if you only have one item to get rid of these only work 25% of time.

Pissing off your god might cause item destruction. This is a rather desperate method, usually achieved by just continuously praying until your stuff is destroyed.

Traps (acid, fireball) might be used to destroy vulnerable stuff by intentionally setting them off. If the character has proper resistances, and/or creates them in a controlled place these can be used rather safely. With double acid resistance, acid trap actually only does 1 HP damage per activation.

The Tower Of Eternal Flames can also be used in a similar fashion, especially by dropping equipment you don't want to lose at the entrance to the Caverns of chaos.

Special cases Edit

Armour with the "trapped" prefix cannot be removed through most normal means of uncursing--only methods that result in the destruction of the item will allow it to be removed.

Some artifacts, such as the Moon Sickle, the Crown of Chaos, and the Medal of Chaos cannot be uncursed using holy water; instead these items will transform the holy water into a potion of raw chaos.

Rare cases Edit

These usually do not happen during normal game.

If you are wielding cursed potion it will shatter upon hitting monster, so in theory you can "weed out" cursed potions that way without getting stuck.

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