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Base item athame
Damage vs. small 1d4 +4
Damage vs. large 1d3 +4
To-hit bonus +5
Bonus versus not fire resistant
Weapon skill dagger
Size one-handed
When carried


When wielded
When invoked


Base price 400 zm
Weight 10
Material iron

Firewall is a lawful athame which serves as a first sacrifice gift for flame mages in SLASH'EM. It provides fire resistance when wielded, and has +4 to hit and damage against monsters which are not fire resistant. As an athame, it can engrave repeatedly and quickly without dulling, provided it is not cursed.


It will work for most flame mages much as Magicbane works for wizards: as a moderately effective weapon, received as a first sacrifice gift, which is used for engraving Elbereth. Most flame mages will ultimately want a stronger weapon, however, since +4 damage is quite underwhelming in SLASH'EM's mid and late games. Firewall should definitely be kept for engraving Elbereth, however. Note that like its big brother Fire Brand, it can destroy potions and scrolls that monsters are carrying.

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