Sceptre of Asmodeus

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Type Magical staves
Name sceptre of Asmodeus
Icon Sceptre of asmodeus.png
A bright ruby sceptre, carrying some of the powers of arch-fiend Asmodeus. Evoking it can summon fiery demons from their infernal home to do your bidding, although they will not remain enslaved for long.

The sceptre of Asmodeus is a powerful artefact staff which commands the fiery legions of Hell. It can only be acquired by slaying Asmodeus, the lord of Gehenna. It is considered an evil item, so the good gods frown on its use.

The staff may be used in combat, functioning as a +7 staff (which is fairly weak). You can improve your melee performance with this staff by training Fighting and Staves. Alternatively, the staff can be evoked to summon one of the following demons:

Success Rate: Evocations/30
Cost: 200 nutrition

The summoned demon is always friendly initially, but will eventually turn hostile before timing out. Abjuration has no effect on these demons.

Strategy

Be forewarned that hellions and brimstone fiends will use damnation against their targets regardless of your position.

History

Prior to 0.10, this staff would fire random Conjurations and summoned hostile demons when it failed to evoke properly.