Lajatang of Order

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Version 0.28: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
A silver-bladed lajatang, once bestowed upon a favoured worshipper of Zin. It became the most prized weapon of the many priests of Zin. After their order was destroyed, it fell into disuse and vanished from history.

Lajatang of Order.png the +7 lajatang of Order

+7 lajatang

Silver brand
Mutation resistance (66% chance to resist hostile mutations.)

Desirability

The lajatang of Order[1] is an excellent weapon, providing good, fast damage output in general, and outstanding damage when dealing with silver-vulnerable enemies. Just as impressive is the fact that it provides one of the very few sources of mutation resistance in the game (ironically, this also makes it much less desirable for actual worshipers of Zin).

This weapon largely follows the same benefits and pitfalls as a regular lajatang; it is great damage for low skill, in exchange for requiring 2 hands and comparatively low late-game damage. "Pure" heavy melee characters might not like this staff, at least compared to those hybriding out. Regardless, most characters can keep it around as a swap for monsters that can cast Malmutate (all of which are chaotic, and will thus suffer heavy damage from the silver brand).

References

History

  • In 0.24, the silver brand was changed to provide a vorpal damage bonus to monsters neutral to silver, indirectly buffing the lajatang of Order.
  • In 0.18, the artifact rMut property was changed to only give 66% resistance instead of 90%. Also, the amulet of resist mutation was removed, leaving this artifact as one of the few remaining sources of mutation resistance.
  • The lajatang of Order was added in 0.14.