Dented pot

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Appearance dented pot
Slot helm
AC 1
Special (none)
Base price 8 zm
Weight 10
Material iron

A dented pot is a type of helm that appears in NetHack. It provides a base AC of 1 when worn.


Dented pots are frequently generated as one of the possible starting helmets for the Yendorian army, as well as guards and watchmen.[1]


Relative to the helmet, a dented pot provides the same base AC and protection from falling objects, but with 13 of the weight. Taking off or putting on a dented pot consumes a minimum of one action, but is less likely to use a full turn than a regular helmet, especially if you are fast;[2] it shares this trait with the fedora and leather jacket.[3][4]


The dented pot was subject to a bug where, after a bugfix to prevent armor enchantment becoming known if the hero is interrupted while putting it on, armor that had no turn delay to wear did not have their enchantment revealed; this was fixed in NetHack 3.6.2.[5] A somewhat similar bug occurred, where taking off a fedora or dented pot would leave it stuck and take off the hero's body armor instead; this was fixed in NetHack 3.6.3.[6]


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