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apparently they can wear gloves. . . —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) .

This is bug C341-18, listed as fixed in a future release.--Ray Chason 15:29, 29 June 2007 (UTC)


I've heard it said that they're "difficult" to keep tame blah blah many times, but how can you? If they don't eat and you're not a knight they'll go feral after you ride them 5 times (assuming you used charm monster)... right? Is there any way other than eating to raise tameness? If not, then we should stop pussyfooting about and say that any non-knight who want to regularly ride one should establish a way of hatching more of them or something, instead of just letting them know that it's not easy to keep an angelic pet. DemonDoll 19:34, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

It's not only about riding, some people keep them as general purpose pets. Then, you have to watch out how long they are on different level, attacking them when stunned, unsuccessfully #untrappin them from spiked pits etc. AFAIK, the only way to raise tameness is to re-tame it when it goes wild. -Tjr 19:54, 1 June 2009 (UTC)


Can these wear shields? 01:00, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

No; they're horses, basically. They happen to be intelligent enough to put on an amulet, but they're not humanoid, so they can't wield weapons or wear armor. -Ion frigate 09:44, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
There is a bug that allows them to wear some armor, I was wondering if shields were included among the armor they can wear. Are you sure they can't wear shields? 10:31, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
I believe they can, since they aren't marked as animals in monst.c. The relevant code starts at monmove.c, line 1151. --Tjr 11:47, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
In the edit summary (see page history), Qazmlpok wrote: "Tried it in wizard mode. They can wear gloves, boots, and shields - I guess they aren't actually quadrupeds" --Tjr 14:37, 15 July 2011 (UTC)
Wow, I was totally wrong. That definitely sounds like a bug; the mythological and D&D monsters are essentially scaly unicorns, no idea how they'd hold a shield. Oh well... -Ion frigate 00:29, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
I can confirm they do wear shields. I got one by wishing for a blessed figurine and it picked up and equipped a shield of reflection. It's also wearing boots. Not sure about the helmet. --Estragon 14:35, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
I don't think in 3.6.0 they can but my only observation was forcing it down an alley and hitting . for a few hundred turns. Loved to pick it up and drop it but never wore the shield.
It was a bug. It has been fixed in 3.6.0, but back in 3.4.3 (when this talk page was made) it was possible for them to wear shields and other armor. -- Qazmlpok (talk) 02:34, 13 January 2016 (UTC)