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Name god-o-meter
Appearance highly-complicated electronic device
Base price 500 zm
Weight 5
Material iron
Monster use Will not be used by monsters.

The god-o-meter is a tool in NetHack: The Next Generation, which also appears in Slash'EM Extended and SlashTHEM. When unidentified, it appears as a highly-complicated electronic device.

The god-o-meter is a device that gives you hints about your prayer timeout. When applied successfully, it will emit a black flash if your prayer timeout is nonzero (that is, it's not safe to pray), and an amber flash if it is zero (it is safe to pray). In wizard mode, there is a 10% chance that the device will also display the number of turns in your prayer timeout.

However, the device will only work if blessed. Otherwise, it will increase your prayer timeout by 0-99 turns if uncursed, or 0-199 if cursed. If you are playing as the Haxor race in Slash'EM Extended, these penalties are reduced to 0-49 if uncursed and 0-99 if cursed.

Every time you use a god-o-meter, there is a 5% chance that it will explode, increasing your prayer timeout by 0-19 turns (or 0-9 if you are playing as a Haxor). This is not affected by BUC status.

If you are blind you will not be able to see the readout on the god-o-meter. Fortunately this will not affect your prayer timeout.


You feel uncomfortable.
The device was not blessed, and your prayer timeout was increased.
You see a black flash from the device.
It is not safe to pray.
You see an amber flash from the device.
It is safe to pray.


  • Slash'EM Extended objects.c line 1390
  • Slash'EM Extended apply.c line 4399