Helm of caution

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helm of caution
Appearance random
Slot helm
AC 1
Base price 50 zm
Weight 50
Material iron

The following information pertains to an upcoming version (NetHack 3.7.0). If this version is now released, please verify that it is still accurate, then update the page to incorporate this information.

The helm of caution is a type of magical helm that appears in NetHack. It has a randomized appearance.


While worn, the helm of caution grants 1 AC and warning.


The helm of telepathy is a somewhat superior choice for the ascension kit, as it directly reveals the identity of hostile monsters rather than giving a vague idea of its threat level. However, the helm still has utility in the late game and end game: some players will have extrinsic telepathy from quest artifacts, and certain dangerous monsters such as air elementals and green slimes are mindless and cannot be detected via telepathy.