Cloak of invisibility

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cloak of invisibility
Appearance random
Slot cloak
AC 1
Special
Base price 60 zm
Weight 10
Material cloth

The cloak of invisibility is a cloak that appears in NetHack.

Effects

When worn, the cloak provides MC1 and invisibility, and will auto-identify if you were not already invisible.

Strategy

Main article: Invisibility

The cloak of invisibility can be a convenient find for the early game, but once special attacks become more commonplace, other cloaks that provide higher MC, such as a cloak of protection, may be desired. The cloak of displacement (which provides the same AC and MR) can also be a comparable long-term choice; though invisibility adds a -2 to-hit penalty even if the monster discovers your position, displacement makes it less likely for them to do so in the first place, and is not thwarted by the ability to see invisible that becomes much more common in the mid-to-late game. Still, the to-hit penalty can be a life-saver when trying to safely end or else escape early fights.

As far as sources of "at-will" invisibility, a ring of invisibility is also somewhat more convenient; even for those combining them with a stalker corpse to gain see invisible and permanent invisibility, it is slightly quicker to put on a ring or drink a potion.

Variants

SLASH'EM

In SLASH'EM, cloaks of invisibility provide MC2. If it happens to be an "opera cloak", it will often appear in the starting inventory of vampires, making it appear more often; however, this also means most vampires will be invisible, making them difficult to fight unless the player can see invisible.

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