Hat of the Bear Spirit

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Version 0.30: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
A fur hat once owned by Ukta, a powerful ogre shaman. It houses the spirit of an especially mighty bear.

Hat of the bear spirit.png the +2 hat of the Bear Spirit

+2 hat

Spirit shield ego
+80 Will (##)
Bearserks on 20% of melee attacks:
User recieves 2x (instead of 1.5x) HP on berserk.
The slowing received after a berserk is reduced.


The hat of the Bear Spirit[1] is a dangerous item for melee characters, if only due to the *Rage. However, it does provide some useful buffs; so as long as you can handle the berserk by pre-emptively controlling fights, and don't always use it, this hat can prove to be somewhat useful.

For non-melee characters, *Rage is much more manageable. Ranged Weapons, spells, and other non-melee actions do not trigger the rage. Any MP-related negatives from spirit shield are compensated with a great willpower boost.

Tips & Tricks

  • Casters can inscribe their held item with !a, so that you don't accidentally trigger Bearserk.
  • If you try to melee attack with a ranged weapon, you'll fire a projectile instead, which never triggers Bearserk.


  • In 0.29, the hat now causes you to go bearserk.
  • Prior to 0.28, the hat of the Bear Spririt had evocable berserk (instead of *Rage), rN+, but no buffs to the berserk status.
  • In 0.14 the MR provided was increased from 50 to 80.