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Name Cloak
Size to wear Any
Armour Class 1
Encumbrance rating +0
Maximum Enchantment +2
Grants nothing
Time to Wear 5

A cloth cloak.

"O Bell my wife, why dost thou flyte?
Now is now, and then was then:
Seek now all the world throughout,
Thou kens not clowns from gentlemen:
They are clad in black, green, yellow and blue,
So far above their own degree.
Once in my life I'll take a view;
For I'll have a new cloak about me."
-Anonymous, "The Old Cloak". 16th Century.

Cloaks are pieces of armour that fill the cloak slot. They take 2 turns to equip or remove, and can be enchanted up to +2. Cloaks also provide excellent protection against acid. Normally when you're splashed with acid, the damage you take increases for every empty equipment slot. A cloak, however, reduces the chance of that happening per slot to 50%.


Cloaks can normally have the following egos:

Only found in some vaults (notably Ice Caves):


Looking for a cloak early on? If you come across (and can kill) Crazy Yiuf, he's guaranteed to come with a cloak. It might even have an ego!

If you still need a decent cloak in the late game, the Realm of Zot can be a good place to search. Many draconians will generate with cloaks which occasionally come with decent enchantment values and egos.


Prior to 0.16, the invisibility ego was called the Darkness ego.

Prior to 0.15, the preservation ego could be found on cloaks. This ego was removed along with item destruction and permanent corrosion effects.

Prior to 0.14, racial variant cloaks existed. Also, wearing a cloak meant you had to take it off in order to change body armour; among other things, this meant that wearing a cursed cloak prevented you from taking off your body armour.

Mundane Cloak1 leather.png
Magical Cloak2.png or Cloak3.png
Artifact Cloak4.png
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