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Both [[Throwing]] and [[Stealth]] skill affect whether a dart's brand takes effect. [[Undead]] and [[non-living]] creatures are immune to darts, but all others can still be affected.
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Both [[Throwing]] and [[Stealth]] skill affect whether a dart's brand takes effect. [[Undead]] and [[nonliving]] creatures are immune to darts, but all others can still be affected.
  
 
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==Strategy==
Darts can be useful for many different characters, particularly in the early game, where monsters have low [[HD]] (and therefore low resistance to darts). Many tough creatures, like [[ogre]]s or [[orc warrior]]s, can be rendered much more manageable by poisoning them, blinding/confusing them, or poisoning, damaging, ''and'' slowing them. Datura works well on groups of monsters, as you can force one of them to go berserk and fight the rest -- just be sure to keep your distance lest you have to fight a berserk monster yourself.
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Darts can be useful for many different characters, particularly in the early game where monsters have low [[HD]] (and therefore low resistance to darts). Many tough creatures like [[ogre]]s or [[orc warrior]]s can be rendered much more manageable by poisoning them, blinding/confusing them, or poisoning, damaging, ''and'' slowing them. Datura works well on groups of monsters, as you can force one of them to go berserk and fight the rest -- just be sure to keep your distance lest you have to fight a berserk monster yourself.
  
As the game progresses, most characters that aren't focused on [[Stealth]] will probably find that darts become less useful than just killing monsters using a different method (though having some curare darts on hand for especially dangerous monsters can still prove helpful). Sneaky [[stab]]bers, though, may continue to rely on darts to soften up monsters or give themselves stabbing opportunities.
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As the game progresses, most characters that aren't focused on [[Stealth]] and/or [[Throwing]] will probably find that darts become less useful than just killing monsters using a different method (though having some darts on hand for especially dangerous monsters can still prove helpful). Sneaky [[stab]]bers, though, may well continue to rely on darts to soften up monsters or give themselves stabbing opportunities.
  
 
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Name Dart
Launcher Throwing
Base damage 0
Base delay (%) 10 (100%)
Min delay 7 at skill 6
A thin piece of metal, typically coated in some harmful substance. When thrown with skill it can deliver its toxins into the bloodstream of a living or demonic being. In addition to throwing skill, stealth skill improves the chance for a dart to affect its target.

Darts are throwing weapons designed to incapacitate foes rather than kill them outright. They may be found on the Dungeon floor or in the possession of some monsters (kobolds and spriggan riders).

Darts come with the following brands:

Both Throwing and Stealth skill affect whether a dart's brand takes effect. Undead and nonliving creatures are immune to darts, but all others can still be affected.

Strategy

Darts can be useful for many different characters, particularly in the early game where monsters have low HD (and therefore low resistance to darts). Many tough creatures like ogres or orc warriors can be rendered much more manageable by poisoning them, blinding/confusing them, or poisoning, damaging, and slowing them. Datura works well on groups of monsters, as you can force one of them to go berserk and fight the rest -- just be sure to keep your distance lest you have to fight a berserk monster yourself.

As the game progresses, most characters that aren't focused on Stealth and/or Throwing will probably find that darts become less useful than just killing monsters using a different method (though having some darts on hand for especially dangerous monsters can still prove helpful). Sneaky stabbers, though, may well continue to rely on darts to soften up monsters or give themselves stabbing opportunities.

Poisoned Atropa-tipped Curare-tipped Datura-tipped
Poisoned dart.png Atropa-tipped dart.png Curare-tipped dart.png Datura-tipped dart.png

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Bows Shortbow (Arrow) • Longbow (Arrow)
Crossbows Arbalest (Bolt) • Hand crossbow (Bolt) • Triple crossbow (Bolt)
Maces & Flails ClubDemon whipDire flailEveningstarFlailGiant clubGiant spiked clubGreat maceMaceMorningstarSacred scourgeWhip
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Polearms BardicheDemon tridentGlaiveHalberdScytheSpearTridentTrishula
Short Blades DaggerQuick bladeRapierShort sword
Slings Fustibalus (Sling bullet, Stone) • Hunting sling (Sling bullet, Stone)
Staves LajatangMagical staffQuarterstaff
Throwing BoomerangDartJavelinLarge rockStoneThrowing net