NetHack Patch Database v0.27

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Enhanced Artifacts

NameEnhanced Artifacts v1.0
ForNetHack 3.4.3
DescriptionMakes various artifacts (especially the banes) more powerful, as an attempt to make artifact selection a little more interesting
 # All banes warn you of targeted monsters (like Sting does for orcs).
# All banes give you +d8 to hit and +d20 to damage, rather than +d5 to hit and double damage. This makes them more useful without having to spend skill slots and enchant weapon scrolls.
# Dragonbane grants reflection.
# Demonbane prevents demons' gating ability (but not the magical power of summon nasties).
# On a critical hit, (a "natural 20"), Giantslayer will kill up to seven giants adjacent to you ("Seven at one blow!").
# Trollsbane gives hungerless regeneration.
# Trolls killed by Trollsbane will not revive.
# Sunsword has a 1 in 3 chance of blinding opponents.
# Sunsword has a light radius of 3 instead of 2. This gives players more of an incentive to wield it when they don't have a lamp.
# Vorpal Blade now does +d8 to damage, instead of the ridiculously low +1.
# The Tsurugi of Muramasa now does double damage instead of +d8. This puts it in the running for the most powerful weapon in the game, which is where it should be. The fact that it is a two-handed weapon balances it somewhat.
# Grimtooth is now a (permanantly) poisoned weapon. This makes it somewhat useful in the early game (instead of worthless like it is now), but not so much in the late game, where most of the tougher monsters are poison resistant.

Save/bones file compatibility is maintained, though if Grimtooth is generated in a vanilla version, it won't be poisoned in this version.
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AddedJune 04, 2006 15:27
ChangedOctober 30, 2014 15:11
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 WinZipOctober 24, 2014 20:46
Any way this could get rehosted to Mediafire or something? Wanted to play some Nethack with my favorite mod.[Quote]
 kundorOctober 10, 2011 06:00
It should be available again.[Quote]
 Eric HermanJune 21, 2011 13:53
If you can post an updated link, please do.
I would like to examine this patch but at the moment it is unavailable.

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5JacewJanuary 10, 2010 03:16
Thats great, most of those artifacts were before useless in the game.[Quote]
5gunsMarch 06, 2007 07:35
Seven in one blow: It's from a Brothers Grimm story about a Tailor who kills seven (flies|ogres|giants|etc). Cute. I really like the idea of giving the various banes +d20 and an intrinsic that helps against the relevant monsters, but is also desirable in general.

Other suggestions: Ogresmasher could stun opponents, Giantslayer could give 25 strength, Werebane could give luck.[Quote]
4ChoranMarch 05, 2007 17:32
5EidolosMarch 04, 2007 01:45
John H: I unconditionally leave the Tsurugi on Ashikaga's corpse. :)[Quote]
5John H.August 08, 2006 12:04
Looks good for the most part! Only complaint I can think of is that there's not need to improve the Tsurugi. I wish people would resist the urge to "fix one more thing" in a patch -- it'd be almost perfect without that.[Quote]

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