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Ideas for mastery artifacts for dnethack.

All mastery items degrade to their base class when found in bones files.

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Role Specific

Archeologist

The Pink Panther

  • unaligned archeologist favoring diamond
  • Can only be named by an archeologist of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the archeologist has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • aggravates all 'f' while carried
  • acts as luckstone
  • Invoke to detect traps (as confused scroll of gold detection)

Tome of the Loremaster

  • unaligned archeologist favoring blank spellbook
  • Can only be named by an archeologist of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the archeologist has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • read to discover the appearance of a random magical item
  • Grants magic resistance while carried
  • Invoke for object and artifact detection

Anachrononaut

Force Pike of the Red Guard

  • unaligned anachrononaut-favoring force pike
  • Can only be named by an anachrononaut of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the anachrononaut has lance skill at skilled or higher
  • Can only be named if the anachrononaut has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • Does not break when used to joust
  • Stuns struck targets

Barbarian

Gauntlets of the Berserker

  • unaligned barbarian-favoring leather gloves
  • Can only be named by an barbarian of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the barbarian has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • Increases STR, DEX, CON by (damage taken over last 10 turns) / 10
  • Decreases INT, WIS, CHA by (damage taken over last 10 turns) / 10 (does not reduce below 5)
  • Gaining CON increases your HP as well as your max HP
  • Losing CON does not decrease your HP
  • Can enchant to +7

Binder

Declaration of the Apostate

  • unaligned binder-favoring scroll of remove curse
  • Can only be named by a binder without any Spirits of the Near Void bound
  • Can only be named if the binder has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • If not cursed, read to uncurse a random cursed item in your inventory
  • If cursed, read to curse a random non-cursed item in your inventory
  • Is not consumed when read
  • Is not blanked by dipping, cancellation
  • Invoke to unbind (without penalty) any currently bound Spirits of the Near Void from you or the wielded Pen of the Void

Soul Lens

  • unaligned binder-favoring scroll of lenses
  • Can only be named by a binder
  • Can only be named if the binder has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • Grants warning of living
  • +1 to binder dice size

Seal of the Spirits

  • unaligned binder-favoring blank scroll
  • Can only be named by a binder
  • Can only be named if the binder has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • Cannot be written on by a magic marker
  • Place on a seal when performing a binding ritual to successfully complete the ritual

Caveman/Cavewoman

Torch of Origins

  • unaligned caveman-favoring wand of fire
  • Can only be named by a healer of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the healer has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • Can be recharged indefinitely
  • Cannot be wrested or broken
  • Does not lose charges when cancelled
  • While carried, grants fire resistance
  • Wield as a club that does +1d5 fire damage
  • Has a 10% chance of vaporizing non-fire resistant struck targets
  • If its invocation timer is good, allow a free zap despite 0 charges left

Convict

The Striped Shirt of the Murderer

  • unaligned convict-favoring healer uniform
  • Can only be named by a convict of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the convict has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • does something
  • Can enchant to +7

The Striped Shirt of the Thief

  • unaligned convict-favoring healer uniform
  • Can only be named by a convict of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the convict has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • Invoke to steal all items from an adjacent monster (this angers peaceful monsters)
  • Can enchant to +7

The Striped Shirt of the Falsely Accused

  • unaligned convict-favoring healer uniform
  • Can only be named by a convict of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the convict has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • Grants luck
  • Can enchant to +7

Healer

Scalpel of Life and Death

  • unaligned healer-favoring scalpel
  • Can only be named by a healer of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the healer has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • +1 to hit, 2x damage vs living
  • is either in the state (Life) or (Death)
  • Invoke while in the state (Life) to resurrect adjacent corpse
    • successful resurrection changes state to (Death)
  • Invoke while in the state (Death) to kill adjacent death susceptible target
    • success changes state to (Life)

Gauntlets of the Healing Hand

  • unaligned healer-favoring leather gauntlets
  • Can only be named by a healer of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the healer has expert in the healing spellcasting skill
  • Can only be named if the healer has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • Doubles the effects of self-healing actions (casting healing, quaffing healing, etc)
  • Invoke to detect and heal all pets on the current dungeon level (heals 4d8)
  • Can enchant to +7

Ring of Hygiene's Disciple

  • unaligned healer-favoring ring of regeneration
  • Can only be named by a healer of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the healer has expert in the healing spellcasting skill
  • Can only be named if the healer has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • Is engraved with a Hugieia Pentagram
  • While worn, grants based regeneration based current health (in addition to being a ring of regeneration)
    • if less then 25% health, 4 hp per turn
    • between 25% and 33%, 3 hp per turn
    • between 33% and 50%, 2 hp per turn
    • more thn 50%, 1 hp per turn

Knight

Cope of the Eldritch Knight

  • unaligned knight-favoring robe
  • Can only be named by a knight of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the knight has skilled or expert in at least two spellcasting skills
  • Can only be named if the Knight has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • Grants double the normal robe effect
  • Invoke to cast a spell (subject to failure rates) without cost of power or hunger
  • Can enchant to +7

Shield of the Paladin

  • unaligned knight-favoring large shield
  • Can only be named by a knight of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the knight never broken the knight code of conduct
  • Can only be named if the Knight has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • Grants warning against undead and demons
  • Grants magic resistance while worn
  • Invoke to burn a ward
  • Can enchant to +7

Monk

Booze of Inebriate

  • unaligned monk-favoring potion of booze
  • Can only be named by a monk of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the monk while confused
  • Can only be named if the monk has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • is not consumed when quaffed
  • when quaffed, always confuses
  • is not affected by dipping, cancellation
  • Invoke to breath fire

Gauntlets of the Sacred Fist

  • unaligned monk-favoring leather gauntlets
  • Can only be named by a monk of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the monk is in good standing with their god
  • Can only be named if the monk has adhered to weaponless conduct
  • Can only be named if the monk has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • unarmed attacks +1 to hit, 2x damage against undead
  • adds enchantment to unarmed attacks
  • adds silver damage to unarmed attacks
  • Invoke for undead turning
  • Can enchant to +7

Silver khakkhara of the Monkey

  • unaligned monk-favoring silver khakkhara
  • Can only be named by a monk of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the monk is in good standing with their god
  • while wielded, grants jumping (as boots of jumping)
  • your attacks have a chance of dealing a staggering blow (skill level / 100)
  • Can be thrown as mjollnir (does not require Gauntlets of Power)

Nobleman/Noblewoman

ruffled shirt of the Aristocrat

  • must be a male noble to name
  • +1 beast mastery skill
  • invoke to tame adjacent monster

victorian underwear of the Aristocrat

  • same as the ruffled shirt of the Aristocrat
  • must be a female noble to name

Mark of the Rightful Scion

  • unaligned noble-favoring golden ring
  • Can only be named by an noble of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the noble has at least XL x 100 zorkmids in open inventory
  • Can only be named if the noble has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • If is a chargeable ring, does not explode while being charged
  • Can not be charged beyond +7
  • When worn and visible (no gloves) grants half damage from monster lords
  • While worn, grants warning of monster lords
  • Invoke to collect taxes (steal 25% from all gold piles on the current level)

Priest/Priestess

Orihalcyon Gauntlets of the Divine Disciple

  • unaligned priest-favoring orihalcyon gauntlets
  • Can only be named by a priest of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the priest has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • While worn, targets that strike you have a level/40 chance of being struck by lightening
  • Invoke to cast protection
  • Can enchant to +7

Mace of the Evangelist

  • unaligned priest-favoring mace
  • Can only be named by a priest of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the priest has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • +1d5 to hit, 2x damage against cross-aligned targets
  • Invoke to smite adjacent target
    • breaks athiest conduct
    • if prayer timeout is good, and your god is not angered
      • deals deals 5d20 damage to the chosen
      • sets prayer timeout to rnz(350)
    • if prayer time is not good, and your god is not angered
      • deals 2d10 damage
      • increases prayer timeout by rnz(350)
    • if your god is angered
      • your god's anger is reduced as if you had sacrificed the target

Pirate

Garb of the Dread Pirate Roberts

  • unaligned pirate-favoring blindfold
  • Can only be named by a pirate of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the pirate has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • does not blind while worn
  • acts as a luckstone
  • Grants MC3 while worn
  • Invoke to cause fear

flintlock of something

Rogue

Dart of the Assassin

  • unaligned rogue-favoring dart
  • Can only be named by a rogue of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named by a rogue with expert dart skill
  • Can only be named if the rogue has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • While quivered, grants stealth
  • While poisoned, envenommed, filthed, or stained, +1d5 to hit, 2x damage
  • Can be multishot
  • Invoke to toggle invisibility

Short Sword of the Kleptomaniac

  • unaligned rogue-favoring short sword
  • Can only be named by a rogue of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named by a rogue with expert short sword skill
  • Can only be named if the rogue has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • +1d5 to hit, +1d5 damage
  • While wielded, grants magic resistance
  • Steals one item per hit from target.
    • You will be asked whether you want to keep the item. Should you decline, you may throw the item in any direction.

Ranger

Helm of the Arcane Archer

  • unaligned ranger-favoring helm of brilliance
  • Can only be named by a ranger of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the ranger has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • Unrestricts attack spellcasting
  • While worn, +1 to attack spell skill
  • While worn, launched projectiles may cause explosions centered on target
  • Can enchant to +7

Figurine of Pygmalion

  • unaligned ranger-favoring figurine
  • Can only be named by a ranger of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named by a male ranger
  • Can only be named if the ranger has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • when named, becomes a figurine of your base race
  • While carried grants stoning resistance
  • Invoke to create a random pet (as create familiar)

Figurine of Galatea

  • unaligned ranger-favoring figurine
  • Can only be named by a ranger of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named by a female ranger
  • Can only be named if the ranger has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • when named, becomes a figurine of your base race
  • While carried, protects from seduction attacks
  • Invoke to create a random pet (as create familiar)

Samurai

Helm of Opposite alignment of the Ninja

  • unaligned samurai-favoring helm of opposite alignment
  • Can only be named by a samurai of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the samurai who has broken the bushido code
  • Can only be named if the samurai has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • While worn, breaking the bushido code provides an alignment record bonus
  • Invoke to poison/envenom any currently wielded weapon (includes offhand)
  • Can enchant to +7

The Kusanagi no Tsurugi

  • unaligned Samurai-favoring intelligent long sword
  • can only be named by a samurai of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the samurai has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • Grants +1d20 to-hit and +1d12 damage
  • May behead targets
  • Destroys Elementals
  • Grants energy regeneration while wielded
  • Grants searching, seeking, and luck while carried

Tourist

Towel of the Interstellar Hitchhiker

  • unaligned tourist-favoring towel
  • Can only be named by a tourist of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the tourist has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • While worn, grants cold resistance, protection form stinking clouds,
  • +1 to whip skill while wielded
  • +1d5 to hit, 2x damage while wet
  • +1d5 damage if target is not wearing a suit of armor
  • Invoke to create a tin of biscuits, potion of booze, scroll of magic mapping, oilskin cloak, or random piece of plasteel armor

Encyclopedia Galactica

  • unaligned tourist-favoring intelligent blank spellbook
  • Can only be named by a tourist of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the tourist has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • while carried gives warning, telepathy, luck
  • read for a minor rumor
    • if read while cursed, gives false rumors
  • Invoke for a major rumor
  • degrades to a blank spellbook named DONT PANIC when found in a bones file

Troubadour

Cloak of the Wanderer

  • unaligned Troubadour-favoring cloak of protection
  • Can only be named by an Troubadour of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the Troubadour has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • While worn, grants cold, fire, shock, resistance, protects inventory from wetting and acid rain

Boots of Dyavolsko Garlo

  • unaligned Troubadour-favoring low boots
  • Can only be named by an Troubadour of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the Troubadour has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • invoke while in hell to branchport to vlad's tower
  • invoke while outside hell to branchport to the valley of the dead

Valkyrie

Twig of Yggdrasil

  • unaligned Valkyrie-favoring wand of teleportation
  • Can only be named by an Valkyrie of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the Valkyrie has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • Weighs 100 units
  • Can be recharged indefinitely
  • Cannot be wrested or broken
  • Does not lose charges when cancelled
  • Warps monsters when wielded for a melee attack
  • Invoke for branchport

Saddle of Brynhildr

  • unaligned Valkyrie-favoring saddle
  • Can only be named by an Valkyrie of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the Valkyrie has skilled riding
  • Can only be named if the Valkyrie has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • Mounting a pet saddled with the Saddle of Brynhildr never fails
  • While worn, grants the pet flying

Wizard

Staff of the Archmagi

  • unaligned Wizard-favoring intelligent quarterstaff
  • Can only be named by a wizard of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the wizard with skilled or higher in at least 3 spellcasting skills
  • Can only be named if the wizard has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • Additional magic effects based on enchantment
  • Knocks target back
  • May cause explosions centered on target
  • Can be used as a digging instrument
  • Grants automatic searching, luck, and displacement when wielded
  • Invoke to refill Energy

Robe of the Wild Mage

  • unaligned Wizard-favoring intelligent robe
  • Can only be named by a wizard of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the wizard with skilled or higher in at least 3 spellcasting skills
  • Can only be named if the wizard has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • Grants warning and xray vision while worn
  • When worn, spells use -1 sized exploding dice
    • ie. a level 30 wizard casting magic missile will do 16d5 with exploding dice
  • Invoke to refill Energy
  • Can enchant to +7

Hammer of the Artificer

  • unaligned Wizard-favoring war-hammer
  • Can only be named by a wizard of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the wizard with skilled or higher in at least 3 spellcasting skills
  • Can only be named if the wizard has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • +1d5, 2x damage against non-living
  • Invoke to improve item (as scroll of enchant armor or scroll of enchant weapon)
    • improvement mimics scroll of the same beatitude of the Hammer of the artificer
    • drains 1 level from user per enchantment point gained (does not grant levels if used while cursed)

Race Specific

Drow

Black Signet Ring of Lolth

  • unaligned drow favoring black signet ring
  • Can only be named by a drow of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the drow has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • If is a chargeable ring, does not explode while being charged
  • Can not be charged beyond +7
  • While worn, non-unique spiders are generated peaceful
  • Invoke to create spider pet
    • for what spider is created, roll 1dXL + 1dLuck
    • if roll <= 5: cave spider corpse
    • else if roll <= 10: cave spider
    • else if roll <= 15: centipede
    • else if roll <= 20: giant spider
    • else if roll <= 25: scorpion
    • else if roll <= 30: mirkwood spider
    • else if roll <= 35: phase spider
    • else: demonic black widow

Dwarf

Bulwark of the Dwarven Defender

  • unaligned dwarf-favoring dwarvish roundshield
  • Can only be named by a dwarf of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the dwarf has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • While worn, grants magic resistance
  • While worn with negative AC, roll twice for AC
  • Invoke to bless, clear erosion, raise enchantment to +3
  • Can enchant to +7

Elf

Narya

  • unaligned elf favoring gold ring
  • Can only be named by a elf of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the elf has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • If is a chargeable ring, does not explode while being charged
  • Can not be charged beyond +7
  • While carried, grants fire resistance
  • While carried, gives warning of orcs
  • Invoke while worn for fire blast

Nenya

  • unaligned elf favoring silver ring
  • Can only be named by a elf of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the elf has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • If is a chargeable ring, does not explode while being charged
  • Can not be charged beyond +7
  • While carried, gives water walking
  • While carried, gives warning of orcs
  • While worn, protects inventory from wetting

Vilya

  • unaligned elf favoring sapphire ring
  • Can only be named by a elf of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the elf has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • If is a chargeable ring, does not explode while being charged
  • Can not be charged beyond +7
  • While carried, grants shock resistance
  • Invoke for healing

Gnome

gnomish pointy hat of the giant-slayer

  • unaligned gnome favoring gnomish pointy hat
  • Can only be named by a gnome of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the gnome has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • While worn, grants half-physical damage, warning against large, +1d5 bth vs large
  • Can enchant to +7

Half-dragon

Prismatic Plate of the Draconic Disciple

  • unaligned half-dragon favoring plate mail
  • Can only be named by a half-dragon of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the half-dragon has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • Pet dragons gain benefits as if you had +1 skill level of beast mastery
  • Invoke transform into any known dragon scale mail (1000) timeout)
    • Dragon scales are known if you have seen a dragon of that color.
    • ie, in order to transform into red dragon plate mail, you must have seen a red dragon
  • Can enchant to +7

Human

Incantifier

Spellbook of Force Bolt of Pure Magic

  • unaligned incantifier favoring spellbook of force bolt
  • Can only be named by a incantifier of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named by a incantifier with expert skill level in attack spellcasting
  • Can only be named if the incantifier has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • Can not be blanked, from wetting, reading or cancellation
  • While carried, grants enhanced spellcasting
  • Invoke to cast aoe force blast, knocking back all adjacent monsters (must be wielded)

Orc

Vampire

Trappings of the Grave

  • unaligned vampire favoring amulet of life saving
  • Can only be named by a vampire of at least XL 20
  • Can only be named if the vampire has not yet named any other prestige artifact
  • Is a prestige artifact
  • Grants perfect darkvision (as drow)
  • While worn, grants magic resistance
  • Invoke to summon pet
    • for what undead is created, roll 1dXL + 1dLuck
    • if roll <= 5: drained vampire bat corpse
    • else if roll <= 10: Vampire Bat
    • else if roll <= 15: Vampire
    • else if roll <= 20: Fire Vampire
    • else if roll <= 25: Vampire Lord
    • else if roll <= 30: Star Vampire
    • else: Vampire Mage