Ankus

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Obsolete: This article refers to an aspect of the game which has been removed. It is retained for historical reference only.


Name Ankus
Skill Maces & Flails
Damage 9
Accuracy +2
Base delay (%) 14 (140%)
Min delay 7 at skill 14
Hands 1
Size Medium
Ranged? No


What mahouts steer their elephants with. It basically resembles a fireplace poker with a short, stout handle, and a bluntish spike and hook for communicating one's desires through the pachyderm's thick skin. Curiously enough, Ogres are famous for driving larger elephants.
This weapon falls into the 'Maces & Flails' category. It is a one handed weapon, and it is better for the strong.

Ankuses were bludgeoning weapons with stats slightly superior to maces. Much like quick blades, if you found an ankus lying on the ground, there was a good chance that it had positive enchantments.

History

Ankuses were removed from Crawl in 0.11.

Weapons
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Bows Shortbow (Arrow) • Longbow (Arrow)
Crossbows Arbalest (Bolt) • Hand crossbow (Bolt) • Triple crossbow (Bolt)
Maces & Flails ClubDemon whipDire flailEveningstarFlailGiant clubGiant spiked clubGreat maceMaceMorningstarSacred scourgeWhip
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Polearms BardicheDemon tridentGlaiveHalberdScytheSpearTridentTrishula
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Slings Fustibalus (Sling bullet, Stone) • Hunting sling (Sling bullet, Stone)
Staves LajatangMagical staffQuarterstaff
Throwing Blowgun (Needle) • JavelinLarge rockStoneThrowing netTomahawk