Dwarvish iron helm
|[ dwarvish iron helm|
|Base price||20 zm|
The dwarvish iron helm's base AC is the best of all the helms; unless wearing a metal helm interferes too much with spell casting, this is usually the best helm available to players in the early- and mid-game. However, it is also the heaviest of the helms; as it is made of iron, it is also susceptible to rust traps or rust monsters, so rustproofing is necessary to preserve the AC it provides.
From the mid-game on, the dwarvish iron helm is often discarded in favor of other helms, especially for ascension kits. The helm of telepathy and the helm of brilliance both provide additional benefits beyond their head protection and lower AC. While the elven leather helm does not protect your head as well, falling objects are not nearly as concerning by that point; it also does not interfere with spell-casting and can safely be enchanted to +7.