|) Deep Freeze|
|Damage vs. small||1d4 +5|
|Damage vs. large||1d3 +5|
|Bonus versus||not cold resistant|
|Base price||400 zm|
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.