| A piece of cloth and leather for launching stones, adequate for hunting small game like rabbits or goblins.
"And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sank into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth."
-KJV Bible, 1 Samuel 17:49.
This weapon falls into the 'Ranged Weapons' category. It is a one-handed weapon.
Generally, a D:1 character with a sling is stronger than the same character without one. Slings let you attack from range for 0 MP, which is nice for both melee and mage starts. You don't need to train Ranged Weapons to benefit from one. Even at 0 skill, firing a sling at a melee enemy will net some extra damage (enough to outright kill D:1 enemies). Past Lair or so, the damage from an untrained sling is too low to bother with.
Compared to other ranged options, slings are the weakest ranged weapon. They are stronger than stones and slightly stronger than boomerangs (though slings scale with dexterity, and throwing weapons scale with strength).
- In 0.29, hunting slings were renamed back into slings, with the removal of the Slings skill and fustibali. They now use Ranged Weapons skill. Also, prior to this version:
- In 0.15, slings were renamed into hunting slings, with the addition of greatslings (fustibali). Ranged combat also worked differently; they had 0 base damage, which was improved by their ammo.
|Axes||Battleaxe • Broad axe • Executioner's axe • Hand axe • War axe|
|Maces & Flails||Club • Demon whip • Dire flail • Eveningstar • Flail • Giant club • Giant spiked club • Great mace • Mace (Hammer) • Morningstar • Sacred scourge • Whip|
|Long Blades||Demon blade • Double sword • Eudemon blade • Falchion • Great sword • Long sword • Scimitar • Triple sword|
|Polearms||Bardiche • Demon trident • Glaive • Halberd (Scythe) • Spear • Trident • Trishula|
|Ranged Weapons||Arbalest • Hand crossbow • Longbow • Shortbow • Sling • Triple crossbow|
|Short Blades||Dagger • Quick blade • Rapier • Short sword|
|Staves||Lajatang • Magical staff • Quarterstaff|
|Throwing||Boomerang • Dart • Javelin • Large rock • Stone • Throwing net|