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Name Fustibalus
Skill Slings
Damage 10
Accuracy -1
Base delay (%) 14 (140%)
Min delay 7 at skill 14
Hands 1H
Size Little
Ranged? Yes
A length of wood with a reinforced sling at one end, able to fire projectiles at high velocity. It deals more damage when launching purpose-made ammunition, rather than stones found on the floor.
This weapon falls into the 'Slings' category. It is a one-handed weapon.

The fustibalus is a significantly more powerful option than a hunting sling, requiring slightly more skill and time per shot, but dealing much more damage per hit. Although less devastating than its two-handed bow and crossbow counterparts, they require much less skill to reach min-delay, and a well-enchanted fustibalus can still be an effective and deadly end-game weapon. Base damage is 12 when firing sling bullets. Even so, be aware that it may still have some difficulty taking down hell sentinels and other late-game high-AC opponents.

Mundane Fustibalus.png
Magical Fustibalus2.png
Artifact Fustibalus3.png
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  • Prior to 0.19, the item was called greatsling and was a two handed weapon for spriggans.
  • It was added in 0.15.
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Slings Fustibalus (Sling bullet, Stone) • Hunting sling (Sling bullet, Stone)
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