Amulet of the acrobat

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Version 0.31: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
Type Jewellery
Name Amulet of the acrobat
Icon Amulet of the acrobat.png
An amulet that allows the user to tumble and roll to evade the blows of their enemies, but only while moving and waiting. While taking other actions (including climbing stairs) the amulet conveys no benefits.

Wearing an amulet of the acrobat grants a tremendous +15 evasion, but only on turns in which you make no actions other than moving or waiting:

Tengu do not benefit from this amulet, as they already have the Acrobat intrinsic.


Gaining +15 EV is certainly a powerful effect, but a bit disappointing, since it does not activate when attacking or using items. Still, it has a number of uses:

  • It helps you reposition during fights. Acrobat provides a defense against attacks, including centaur shots, attacks of opportunity, etc., while moving. Particularly handy for followers of Cheibriados.
  • It has a synergy with damage over time effects. Channeling spells work, as mentioned above, but poison, Frozen Ramparts, and delayed effects like Petrify also benefit.
  • It helps you escape. While you're waiting for a teleport to kick in, you'll benefit from extra defense. It can also be good for 'ninja'-ing runes.

You may prefer another amulet for more consistent benefits. But, at the very least, having acrobat is strictly better than no amulet.

Tips & Tricks

  • The amulet will display the EV boost in Blue the turn after doing a valid action; but it instantly fades if you do a different one.
  • Keep in mind that there are plenty of threats that ignore EV entirely, such as spells like Fireball or Airstrike, harmful clouds, and dangerous Hexes.


  • Prior to 0.26, in order to function, the amulet had to attune itself to the wearer at full health.
  • The amulet of the acrobat was added in 0.22.
Amulets AcrobatFaithGuardian spiritMagic regenerationReflectionRegeneration
Rings DexterityEvasionFireFlightIceIntelligenceMagical power
Poison resistancePositive energyProtectionProtection from coldProtection from fireResist corrosionSee invisibleSlayingStrengthWillpowerWizardry