Kryia's mail coat

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Version 0.28: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
A coat of armour said to have been forged for Queen Kryia in her old age. She continued to insist on leading her armies from the front even into her dotage, and as her aging body failed her, this coat helped to enhance the healing draughts that kept her alive. The wearer of this garment will have significantly increased healing from potions.

Kryia's mail coat.png the +7 Kryia's mail coat

+7 scale mail

PotionHeal*2
rC+

Desirability

The ability of Kryia's mail coat[1] to double healing from potions is of great use up into the midgame, though it's ultimately limited by being a scale mail. Casters will usually wear something lighter to minimize penalties to spellcasting, and fighters will typically want heavier armour that provides better defenses. Even hybrids have superior defensive options in dragon scales. The power of a potion of heal wounds (thus, 2 potions of heal wounds) also wanes as the game progresses. Regardless, for a character lacking in cold resistance or relying heavily on healing as a crutch, Kryia's mail coat is very useful.

This artefact is more likely to spawn in the early game, where it is more likely to be useful. A +7 scale mail is still better than a +0 plate armour.

Vine Stalkers and Mummies can not heal from potions, so recieve no special benefit.

History

  • Earlygame weighing was added in 0.28.
  • Prior to 0.20, Kryia's mail coat gave DeviceHeal, which would also double the wands of healing. Also, the multiplier didn't work on Deep Dwarf characters.
  • Kryia's mail coat was added in 0.17.

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