Helm of speed
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helm of speed
The helm of speed is a type of magical helm that appears in EvilHack and Hack'EM. Its default material is steel, and it provides very fast speed when worn. It has a randomized appearance, and the default one associated with it is a winged helmet.
The Sokoban prize armor has a 1⁄2 to be a helm of speed.
The helm is designed to provide a source of speed for player centaurs and tortles, who cannot wear boots of any kind. Tortles have the additional trade-off of gaining very fast speed in return for more difficulty retreating into their shell via #monster (or the shell technique in Hack'EM). Players of other species can use this helm to free up their boots slot, e.g. for water walking boots.
A bone or stone helm of speed can be a viable wish for spellcasters that either lack a slot for boots or else want the slot free, while a mithril helm of speed may be a similarly preferable wish for non-casters.