Cloak of protection

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cloak of protection
Appearance random
Slot cloak
AC 3
Base price 50 zm
Weight 10
Material cloth

The cloak of protection is an item that appears in NetHack.


When worn, a cloak of protection provides 3 points of base AC (plus whatever positive enchantment it has) and MC3.


No other single piece of armor grants MC3 by itself, making the cloak a strong option for characters without strong ranged attacks, and a viable choice for the ascension kit, if you can do without displacement and have another source of magic resistance.


In Sporkhack, wizards always start with one of these instead of a cloak of magic resistance.

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