Penetration

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Weapon: Ammo fired by it will pass through the targets it hits, potentially hitting all targets in its path until it reaches maximum range.
Ammo: It will pass through any targets it hits, potentially hitting all targets in its path until it reaches its maximum range.

Penetration is a brand which causes your ranged attacks to act like bolt spells, hitting all monsters along the path of your shot. To make the best use of this, save it for large clusters of enemies or when luring enemies into long hallways.

It can be found on the following:

History

Bolts of penetration were removed in 0.18.

Prior to 0.14, penetrating projectiles could be blocked by shields.

Brands
Melee weapons AntimagicChaosDistortionDragon slayingDrainingElectrocutionFlamingFreezingHoly wrathPainProtectionReachingReapingReturningSpeedVampiricVenomVorpal
Launchers ElectrocutionEvasionFlameFrostPenetrationSpeedVenomVorpal
Throwing weapons ConfusionCurareDispersalExplodingFrenzyParalysisPenetrationPoisonedReturningSilverSleepSteel