Decks

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A deck of powerful magical cards painted in the ichor of demons. They may have any number of helpful or dangerous effects when drawn.

Overview

Decks are magical devices granted by Nemelex Xobeh which are used by eVoking them, similar to wands. This draws a random card from the deck to produce a certain effect. Each deck comes with 4-13 cards. Their power is governed by invocations skill and piety, not evocations.

Power level

Decks can be either plain, ornate or legendary. Ornate and legendary decks get bonuses to card power.

Plain Ornate Legendary
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Composition of decks

Decks of destruction, summoning and escape are composed of 6 different types of card which are randomly placed throughout the deck. The player will only draw from the deck of punishment if they try to deal four on a deck with less than four cards remaining, or when suffering from Nemelex's wrath.

Deck Cards
Destruction

Degeneration
the Orb
Pain
the Storm
Vitriol
Wild Magic

Escape

the Cloud
the Elixir
Exile
the Shaft
the Tomb
Velocity

Summoning

the Dance
the Elements
Foxfire
the Illusion
the Pentagram
the Rangers

Punishment

Famine
the Swine
Torment
the Wraith
Wrath

History

  • Prior to 0.19, decks could be found as loot on the floor. Also, scrolls of identify could be used to reveal both the deck type and the current top card. There were also many more decks and many more cards that existed. The full list of removed cards can be found on the Cards page.
  • Prior to 0.16, players had to wield the deck that they wished to draw from.

See also

Cards