Elven cloak

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Appearance faded pall
Slot cloak
AC 1
Special
Base price 60 zm
Weight 10
Material cloth

The elven cloak is a cloak that appears in NetHack. It is a faded pall when unidentified.

Generation

Elven Rangers always start with a +2 elven cloak in place of a cloak of displacement.

Effects

When worn, the elven cloak provides magic cancellation 1 and stealth; this will auto-identify it if you do not have any other source of stealth.

Strategy

Main article: Stealth

Elven cloaks can be a useful source of stealth for the Sokoban zoo and other special rooms that the player might encounter. However, another source, e.g. a ring of stealth, may be preferred if you already have a viable cloak.

Elven cloaks, along with elven boots, are among the lightest and most common magical armor, and can be safely enchanted past +5 to +7 like all elven items; this makes them especially ideal for polypiling.

Variants

SLASH'EM

In SLASH'EM, elven cloaks provide MC3.

Messages

You move very quietly.
You put on an elven cloak, and didn't already have stealth. (The cloak is auto-identified.)
You sure are noisy.
You removed your elven cloak, and didn't have any other source of stealth. (The cloak is auto-identified.)

Encyclopaedia entry

The Elves next unwrapped and gave to each of the Company the
clothes they had brought. For each they had provided a hood
and cloak, made according to his size, of the light but warm
silken stuff that the Galadrim wove. It was hard to say of
what colour they were: grey with the hue of twilight under
the trees they seemed to be; and yet if they were moved, or
set in another light, they were green as shadowed leaves, or
brown as fallow fields by night, dusk-silver as water under
the stars.

[ The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]