The holy wrath brand causes a weapon to deal additional damage (up to 150% of normal damage dealt, average 75%) to demons and the undead, and renders it immune to curses. It can be found on any melee weapon, and radiates with a divine glow when wielded, identifying it.
The holy wrath brand is the Shining One's special brand. At 160+ piety, you can have him add the brand to a weapon of your choosing. Though it is impossible to acquire a temporary version of this brand, attempting to make it permanent with a scroll of vorpalize weapon would not be recommended, as doing so would fail and inflict backlash.
Tips & Tricks
- Holy wrath works best on high-damage weapons due to its percentage-based damage output.
- While weak in certain branches (the Lair, the Slime Pits), it excels in the late-game, when most branches are filled with powerful demons and undead. The Crypt, The Tomb, and Pandemonium are especially good places to have a weapon of holy wrath.
|Melee weapons||Antimagic • Chaos • Distortion • Dragon slaying • Draining • Electrocution • Flaming • Freezing • Holy wrath • Orc slaying • Pain • Protection • Reaching • Reaping • Returning • Speed • Vampiric • Venom • Vorpal|
|Launchers||Electrocution • Evasion • Flame • Frost • Penetration • Speed • Venom • Vorpal|
|Ammunition||Confusion • Curare • Dispersal • Exploding • Flame • Frenzy • Frost • Paralysis • Poisoned • Returning • Sickness • Silver • Sleep • Slowing • Steel|