Deep Freeze

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Base item athame
Damage vs. small 1d4 +5
Damage vs. large 1d3 +5
To-hit bonus +5
Bonus versus not cold resistant
Weapon skill dagger
Size one-handed
When carried


When wielded
When invoked


Base price 400 zm
Weight 10
Material iron

Deep Freeze is an athame specific to SLASH'EM. It deals cold damage to non-resistant monsters, with a +5 to-hit and damage bonus, and provides cold resistance when wielded. As an athame, when non-cursed it can engrave Elbereth in 1 turn without dulling. It is the first sacrifice gift for ice mages.


This is to ice mages what Magicbane is to wizards: a first sacrifice gift that is also a reusable source of semi-permanent Elbereths. It is also something of a little brother to Frost Brand; it shares the same ability to destroy potions in monster inventories. Most ice mages will ultimately opt for a stronger weapon; Deep Freeze is well worth keeping around for its engraving abilities, however.

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