Cheap plastic imitation of the Amulet of Yendor
imitation of the
Amulet of Yendor
|Appearance||Amulet of Yendor|
|Base price||0 zm|
A cheap plastic imitation of the Amulet of Yendor (CPIoAoY), or simply a fake Amulet of Yendor, is a type non-magical amulet that exists in NetHack. Per its name, it is made of plastic, and it appears as the "Amulet of Yendor" when unidentified.
Clones of the Wizard of Yendor created via Double Trouble while you do not have the real Amulet of Yendor have a 1⁄2 chance of being generated with a fake Amulet. Player monsters on the Astral Plane are all generated with a cheap plastic imitation of the Amulet of Yendor.
Wishing for the Amulet of Yendor creates an unidentified cheap plastic imitation of the Amulet of Yendor - doing so in wizard mode has a 1⁄2 chance of producing a a fake Amulet. If the real Amulet is left in a bones file, it will revert to a cursed cheap plastic imitation.
The cheap plastic imitation of the Amulet of Yendor has no effect when worn, outside of the standard 1-nutrition loss every 20 turns. Every fake Amulet of Yendor minus the one on the Rogue level will appear as "the Amulet of Yendor" until identified as otherwise. If you attempt to leave the dungeon through the up stair on dungeon level 1 and have only a fake Amulet, you will escape the dungeon and end your game instead of proceeding to the Elemental Planes.
Offering a cheap plastic imitation of the Amulet of Yendor on a high altar carries a -1 Luck penalty unless it was identified as a fake - offering a known fake Amulet results in a -3 Luck penalty, a -1 alignment penalty, and that god's anger increasing by 3. Offering a fake Amulet on a regular altar will print a message with no other effect.
The following information pertains to an upcoming version (NetHack 3.7.0). If this version is now released, please verify that it is still accurate, then update the page to incorporate this information.Wearing a cheap plastic imitation of the Amulet of Yendor no longer incurs amulet hunger.
Outside of duping you into thinking you have the real Amulet, the cheap plastic imitation of the Amulet of Yendor is generally a useless item, though not to the extent of the iron chain. The a fake Amulet in the Rogue level can potentially be used as polyfodder if you are lacking for viable amulets, though in general you are likely to already have your desired amulet(s) on hand by the time you see a fake of any kind.
A fake Amulet of Yendor can easily be confused for the real thing unless identified - many players will immediately name the Amulet of Yendor "REAL" or something similar immediately upon claiming it from the high priest of Moloch. Another easy way to distinguish between the two is to place your Amulet into a container, since the real Amulet will resist.
If you are on the ascension run and otherwise prepared for your trip to the Planes, you can also use a cursed potion of gain level instead of the up stair on DL 1: if you have a fake Amulet and lack the real deal, the potion will have no effect beyond making you "feel uneasy", while doing so with the real Amulet will take you straight to the Plane of Earth.
The cheap plastic imitation of the Amulet of Yendor first appears in Hack 1.0.3, where it replaces the real Amulet of Yendor if it is left in a bones file. However, NetHack would not introduce the amulet as a class of item until NetHack 3.0.0.
- You hear a nearby thunderclap.
- You offered a cheap plastic imitation of the Amulet of Yendor on an altar, and you are not deaf - if the fake Amulet was unidentified and not offered on a high altar, no other message is printed.
- Oh, no.
- This follows the above if you offered an identified cheap plastic imitation of the Amulet of Yendor on a high altar.
- You realize you have made a <mistake/boo-boo>.
- You offered an unidentified cheap plastic imitation of the Amulet of Yendor on a high altar - the latter wording occurs if you are hallucinating.
- src/extralev.c in NetHack 3.6.7, line 361
- src/wizard.c in NetHack 3.6.7, line 504
- src/mplayer.c in NetHack 3.6.7, line 149: The comment above indicates this is why they are "stuck" in the endgame
- src/objnam.c in NetHack 3.6.7, line 3828
- src/bones.c in NetHack 3.6.7, line 179
- src/objnam.c in NetHack 3.6.7, line 495
- src/objnam.c in NetHack 3.6.7, line 836
- src/pray.c in NetHack 3.6.7, line 1574
- src/pray.c in NetHack 3.6.7, line 1580
- src/pray.c in NetHack 3.6.7, line 1573