|Base item||dark elven bow|
|Damage vs. small||arrow damage +7|
|Damage vs. large||arrow damage +7|
|Weapon skill||dark elven bow|
|Base price||6000 zm|
Plague is chaotic-aligned and grants +5 to-hit and +7 to damage when firing arrows from it; arrows fired from Plague are auto-poisoned, and it confers poison resistance while wielded. As dark elven bows are not randomly generated, it will not generate randomly, but may be given as a sacrifice gift or wished for.
In dNetHack, Plague is a normal bow made from bone and can be invoked to temporarily treat arrows it fires as coated in filth: these arrows have a 20% chance of instantly killing monsters without sickness resistance, who then explode - the explosion's size depends on the slain monster and deals 6d6 damage to monsters caught in it. It also confers sickness resistance while wielded.
In addition to its traits in SLASH'EM, SlashTHEM also makes Plague available at The Forge.