Item destruction

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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 It is retained for historical reference only.


Although the majority of the dangers you'll encounter while exploring the Dungeon simply try to reduce your HP or afflict you with status effects, some monsters and damage types also inflict item destruction. Although this won't kill you directly, losing critical consumable items can greatly reduce your odds of survival. Bear in mind that these attacks attempt to destroy every item in your inventory individually; carrying lots of useless scrolls, potions, or food will not reduce the chance of your useful items being affected!

Scrolls

Any time you suffer fire damage, there is a chance that your scrolls will be destroyed. The likelihood of this occurring decreases when your AC reduces the damage dealt. You can reduce this chance through the following means:

Potions

Any time you suffer cold damage, there is a chance that your potions will be destroyed. The likelihood of this occurring decreases when your AC reduces the damage dealt. You can reduce this chance through the following means:

Food

Any time you are hit by a giant spore explosion, there is a chance that your food will be destroyed. You can reduce this chance through the following means:

Corrosion

Acid attacks don't destroy items, but they do cause corrosion. See the Corrosion page for more details.

History

Item destruction was entirely removed in 0.15.

Prior to 0.14, harpies had a unique food-destroying melee attack that only Jiyva-worship could defend against. Additionally, items on the floor could be destroyed by slimes moving over them.

Prior to 0.13, damage reduction through AC had no impact on item destruction chance.